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Join RIM and Grow a Moustache for Movember to Support Prostate Cancer Research

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RIM is hosting a RIMoustache competition in the tradition of Movember to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer research. For those who aren’t aware, Movember is a campaign that asks men to shave their face November 1st, and grow a mustache to raise awareness for prostate cancer. The idea is to change your face to change the face of men’s health. Prostate cancer affects many men and in 2010, it’s estimated that 24,600 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 4,300 will die of it. This is a worthwhile cause.

For more information, check out Movember.com.

SmrtGuard Giving Away a BlackBerry Torch Through Facebook or Twitter

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SmrtGuard is giving away a BlackBerry Torch and a free SmrtGuard Lifetime Subscription to one lucky winner who posts their SmrtGuard story of how SmrtGuard has helped them on either Facebook or Twitter at @smrtguard. Two runner-ups will be given Lifetime Subscriptions as well.

For more details, head over to the contest page at smrtguard.com/bbtorchaway.jsp.

Qwell Do Not Disturb App Now Available as a Both Free and Paid Service

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Qwell is a helpful service that lets you set your phone to Do Not Disturb. If there is an emergency, the caller can press ’9′ to push the call through if it’s an emergency. The company let us know that they are now offering two versions of Qwell: a free and a paid pro version.

Qwell Pro features a personalized Outgoing Message that lets you give the caller more detail as to why you can’t answer the phone. This is a great feature because often times people will call and ask the same question “why isn’t he/she answering?”.

You can upgrade to Pro for $2.99 Monthly. More details at the Qwell site.

Qwell also let us know that they are still running their on-going social media contest and are about 150 Twitter followers from giving away a Torch. Follow them at @QwellYourPhone for a chance to win a Torch.

Qwell Running On-Going Social Contest with BlackBerry Torch Giveaways

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Qwell let us know that they’re running an on-going social media contest where they’re giving away 1 BlackBerry Torch for every 1,000 Facebook likes and 1,000 Twitter followers. The contest is live as of right now, so you should head over to both pages and enter the contest with a single click.

If you haven’t heard about Qwell, it’s essentially a do-not-disturb app for your BlackBerry. When Qwell is enabled, your phone will automatically be put on silent and anyone calling will be directed to a message, asking the caller if it’s an emergency. If no, the user can leave a message which is sent to your inbox, or the user can press ’9′ and the call is forced through. This is a must-have app for anyone who wants a virtual receptionist.

Hit up the Qwell Facebook page here.

Follow Qwell on Twitter at @qwellyourphone.

Win Tickets to the BlackBerry Developer Conference with Startup Weekend in Toronto

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RIM is sponsoring Startup Weekend in Toronto from September 24th to the 26th and providing 4 free passes to the BlackBerry Developer Conference in the run-up to the event. For those who don’t know about the event, Startup Weekend recruits a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54 hour event that builds communities, companies and projects. People will be giving elevator pitches for their ideas and startup ventures and the crowd forms teams around these ideas. This is a great opportunity to meet a potential co-founder and get your dream off the ground.

As part of their sponsorship, RIM is giving away 4 passes to DEVCON to those lucky individuals who can tweet most creatively about the event.

Click here for more details about the contest to tweet your way to DEVCON.

Watch “PING!!! Me Baby” by Riz and Win a BlackBerry Bold

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The artist Riz made a video called “PING!!! Me Baby” using just a BBM screen and the song, whether you like it or not, is guaranteed to get stuck in your head. Along with the video release is a contest that Riz is hosting on his site where you can win a BlackBerry Bold. In order to get your free MP3 download of the song and chance to win the Bold, watch the new video for “PING!!! Me Baby” and answer three questions correctly. All the answers will be found in the video itself.

Head over to the site to enter the contest.