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Get the Olympics on your BlackBerry (Round-Up)

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BlackBerry Cool Olympics Round-Up Graphic

The 2008 Olympics in Beijing are now in full swing and plenty of BlackBerry applications are jumping on board. Here’s the full run-down of the many different ways you can keep up-to-date with the global track meet on your BlackBerry. Go (insert respective country here)!

Viigo: Olympic news channel with schedules and medal standings. (Download Viigo)
EQO: IM client with Olympic news. Also running an Olympic themed contest where you can win a BlackBerry of your choice. (Get EQO)
Zumobi: Has partnered with Lenovo for a special Olympic widget. (Download Zumobi)

NBC Olympics News Page: http://m.nbcolympics.com (Download Browser Launcher)
CNN Olympics News Page: http://cnnmobile.com/beijing08 (Download Browser Launcher)
CBC Olympics News Page: http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/blackberry/ (Download Browser Launcher)
BBC Olympics News Page: http://news.bbc.co.uk/mobile/bbc_sport/olympicsport/
Reuters Olympics News Page: http://mobile.reuters.com/mobile/m/Category/COLY

Canada BlackBerry Theme: Yeah, we’re homers. Go Canada! (Download BlackBerry Theme)
US BlackBerry Theme: For our friends down South. (Download BlackBerry Theme)

If you find any more worthy apps out there offering Olympic coverage on your BlackBerry, post about them in the comments section!

Win a free BlackBerry from EQO

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EQO promo

The folks behind the BlackBerry IM client EQO are getting pumped for the Olympics and are giving away $50-worth of service credit every day, as well as taking names for the grand prize at the end of the events: a BlackBerry of your choice. All you have to do is subscribe to Olympic news through their mobile app, vote on your favourite of three stories daily, and your name is in the draw. Keep voting every day from August 8th through 24th. to increase your odds and to team up with other voters from your country. The top three voting countries will each get a medal on the EQO website, with flags waving high. EQO managed to slip our radar for the big BlackBerry IM Client Review, but expect an update soon with our impressions. While I’m not sure that little yellow dudes with pupils that dilated would ever make it past the Olympic drug test, I’d happily take a free BlackBerry from ‘em – go ahead and get started at EQO.com, then sign up for the contest.