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7digital launches their MP3 download service for BlackBerry



7Digital have officially announced the launch of their BlackBerry app with access to over 7 million MP3s. The app allows users to download music over GPRS/EDGE/3G or WiFi, and build a library of DRM-free MP3s on their BlackBerry.

The app, developed in partnership with DevelopIQ, will also let users access purchased tracks on 7digital.com via the built-in digital locker. You will be able to listen to the tracks from an integrated media player, as well as stream them to your car or home via Bluetooth.

The 7digital app is available for the Bold, Curve 8900, Tour, 8520 and Storm.

Download the 7digital app from App World or directly from www.7digital.com/bb.

The BlackBerry solution launches in Saudi Arabia



RIM, in partnership with Zain Saudi Arabia and Alcatel-Lucent, have launched the BlackBerry solution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Alcatel-Lucent is leveraging its strong local presence in the region to provide Zain Saudi Arabia with the project management, end-to-end implementation, installation, commissioning and on-going support for delivering the BlackBerry solution to the Saudi market. With Alcatel-Lucent managing integration and deployment, Zain Saudi Arabia can focus on managing subscribers and providing adequate customer care.

When the program launches, Zain will be offering its customers the BlackBerry Curve 8900, BlackBerry Bold 9000, BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. Customers will also have access to BES and BIS.

Hopefully Saudi Arabia will also be able to get their hands on some of the latest devices that will be launching this fall in North America.

The BlackBerry solution arrives in Ghana – implications for poverty?



The above is a Zain network coverage map of Ghana. As you can see, major roads are the focus of coverage and BlackBerry devices will be a welcomed addition to the country’s infrastructure.

In a partnership with Zain and EMS, RIM have announced the availability of BlackBerry in Ghana, one of the most stable countries on the African continent.

The carrier Zain has a 3G network, which means that customers and government clients will be able to have access to enterprise-grade smartphones. The first devices to hit the market include the BlackBerry Storm, the Curve 8900, Bold 9000 and the Pearl Flip 8220.

The partnership brings together three crucial companies for helping to further expand the country’s infrastructure and better channel resources to the eradication of extreme poverty. Increasing productivity and transparency are two key elements of improving governmental and corporate affairs, and it’s the hope of BlackBerry Cool that RIM will be a significant player in this regard.

Imagine the following scenarios:

  • BES infrastructure is implemented in all major organizations to ensure communication is instant and efficient.
  • Government workers are able to send communications from the field directly to the departments responsible.
  • Small businesses are able to better serve their clients and be constantly available, regardless of whether or not they are in office.
  • Logistics for delivering food, materials and aid are all greatly improved by the BlackBerry solution.

This is surely going to have a positive impact on the economy.


Astraware Board Games for BlackBerry has all your favorites



Astraware have launched a collection of classic board games called Astraware Board Games. The board games pack is available for the Storm, Curve 8900, Tour and all trackball/touchscreen BlackBerry devices. It features chess, checkers, reversi, backgammon, Nine Men’s Morris, Snakes and Ladders, Tic Tac Toe and more.

Each board game has user-customizable rules and a range of difficulty levels. Some of the features you’ll find in this board game pack include:

  • 8 classic boardgames in one easy-to-use pack.
  • User customizable rules so you can play it your way.
  • 3 levels of difficulty, designed for casual players and non-experts.
  • Evokes the feel of classic boardgames played on wooden boards.

The Astraware Board Games collection is currently on sale for $7.99 until September 7th.


Threaded SMS with BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900 OS leaks



Native threaded SMS is just around the corner for BlackBerry users and now you can get an advanced preview if you’re using a BlackBerry Curve 8900 or Bold 9000.

The latest OS leak, OS, delivers native threaded SMS for BlackBerry. While you won’t get the tabbed browsing as seen in previous OS 5 leaks, the native SMS client is reason enough to download. But remember, as with all OS leaks, proceed with caution! Always back up your device first because you may lose data.

Download OS for your BlackBerry Bold 9000.

Download OS for your BlackBerry Curve 8900.



Free LBS app Aloqa now available for the Bold and Curve 8900


Aloqa, is a location based service that integrates content from 15 publishers including Yelp, Eventful and Craigslist. The beta, originally available for Android, is now available for for the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and the Bold 9000.

The app helps BlackBerry users in that it takes away the need to find information via the browser and it proactively pushes out recommendations about social network friends nearby and interesting local opportunities to users on the go. These are all qualities of a good LBS app.

Their are also some bright minds behind this app. The company is headed by CEO Sanjeev Agrawal, former Global Head of Google Product Marketing and subsequently VP Products at TellMe Networks (acquired by Microsoft).

Download Aloqa for free by visiting their site and filling out the form.