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Mobile Tag’s mobile barcode linking service debuts for BlackBerry


French 2d barcode company Mobile Tag announced new Mobile Tag barcode reading software for BlackBerry. The software uses the BlackBerry Bold’s video recording features to actively sample the barcode and process the tag’s info. Other BlackBerry models use their camera feature and require the user to “snap” a barcode scan. Contact tags are used to securely exchange contact info. Web tags are used for promotion from billboards, magazines and web pages, providing more info, and even managing virtual coupons.

To Download Mobile Tag for BlackBerry, visit their PC download page, or Win a free copy of Kasper Hauser’s “Obama’s BlackBerry”


We recently wrote about the book by San Francisco comedy troupe Kasper Hauser “Obama’s BlackBerry.” The book has some pretty hilarious fake musings between Obama and his various presidential colleagues, including Vice President Joe Biden, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Hachette Book Group are giving away 5 free copies of the book to BlackBerry Cool readers. To win, comment an app you’d think Obama would like and why. We’ll choose our 5 favorite.

Only residents of the US and Canada are eligible to win; no PO boxes, please.

Read our post about Obama’s BlackBerry for quotes.

UPDATE: Thanks for participating guys. Here are the winners:


Visible Vote is an app I think President Obama would love! He could give congress a heads up on how to vote on a bill w/o having to hold a meeting or send out staffers to the hill. He can vote yes/no/don’t care and send congress members emails via the app. It’s everything I think President Obama would love as a BlackBerry user. He is very aware of technology and this could pose to be an excellent step forward in the way he lets congress know how he feels on current bills.


I just looked at all the apps. I have and came to a conclusion that Obama will like the evernotes app. He could take notes, take pictures, and do a video thing for his kids. I could totally see Obama taking notes, taking pictures and sending them to his wife and kids! It’s because the app. I good to use anytime, anywhere and for whatever reasons! The president can’t miss a thing that’s why!


How about a copy of Google Latitude so he can tell where everyone is at any given time? So he knows if Biden has left the building or not? :) Wait, I suppose he the most powerful spy network in the world to do that for him, never mind…


Seriously?! Obama doesn’t want the app I’m going to mention, he has it. The Spoof App. Obama can make prank calls to the likes of Hilary Clinton, Joe Biden, etc. He might even dial across the world and start WWIII with the app. He probably buys minutes in the app so he doesn’t have the 2 min ads.


Obama has to have Quickpull installed. When you’re the president of the united states and your app memory runs low, you can’t just sit there and pull the battery out. You need to be a little sly with it and click a button and put the phone back in the holster until it boots back up.

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