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Free Ottawa Senators NHL Theme Now Available in Bplay

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The Senators played an awesome game against the Penguins on Wednesday and they’ll be kicking their butts again tonight at 7PM EST. To show your support for the team, download this cool Senators theme by Bplay for free.

The Ottawa Senators theme features six different wallpapers that rotate every 5 minutes. With a custom icon set, pics of your favorite players, and the famous “ALL IN. ALL RED.” logo. This officially licensed theme is a must-have for the Sens Army.

Download the official Ottawa Senators BlackBerry theme for free!

Limited Edition Canada Men’s Hockey BlackBerry Bold 9700

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MobileSyrup got the scoop on a Limited Edition Bold 9700 that is getting takedown notices all over. My guess is because the posts mention a certain quadrennial event that is known for being outrageously litigious with their brand. Let me just say that this Limited Edition Bold 9700 that celebrates the amazing game of hockey played February 28, 2010, is a sweet BlackBerry that I would box a kangaroo for. If any Future Shop employees want to take me up on that send me an email.

Free hockey scores application available in App World

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There is a free app in App World called Hockey Scores that lets you check NHL scores across the league. The app is updated frequently but it’s not clear whether it takes advantage of the Push APIs from RIM, which would push the scores to the device in near-real time.

Hockey Scores is free in App World and available for almost every device.

RIM offers the chance to instantly win a BlackBerry and more

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RIM has launched a new campaign on their WinWithBlackBerry site. The contest offers the chance to instantly win prizes such as one of 10 BlackBerry devices, accessories and discounts.

It seems Jim Balsillie had a hand in this contest because you can also win a ton of hockey prizes. You can win hockey jerseys, game tickets and an all expenses paid trip for 4 to a “North American Hockey League finals game” and $2,000 spending cash.

The contest works on points, and the more you participate in the contest, the more points you get.

Check out WinWithBlackBerry for registration and more contest details.

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Happy Canada Day! The Best of Canadian Culture

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Happy Canada day folks! BlackBerry Cool would like to present what could be considered “The Best of Canadian Culture.” Feel free to comment your personal favorite Canadiana. Here they are in no particular order:

Canadian companies

RIM isn’t the only company making headlines. Canadian Scientific Research and Development Credits make it possible for many Canadian companies to invest the budgets necessary for great products.

Hockey

The Make it Seven campaign has done a great job of promoting Canadian hockey. It’s a big part of Canadian culture and we’re proud of our nation’s dominance in the sport.

French Canada

It’s great to live in an officially bilingual country, founded on two distinct cultures (anglo and franco). Canada’s French history can be seen in Quebec, the Acadian East Coast and our First Nations Peoples.

The East Coast

Theirs a well-deserved stereotype about Canadians that they’re polite and friendly. The maritimes is a great place to experience this friendly vibe. Go during lobster fest!

The West Coast

Whether you’re skiing in the Rockies or on a beach in Vancouver, the West Coast is an outdoorsman’s dream.

Prairies and Central Canada

Canada’s natural resources are an economic competitive advantage. We have vast amounts of wheat, softwood lumber, minerals and a booming oil economy. Did you know we’re the largest exporter of oil to the US?

Aboriginal and First Nations People

Canada’s First Nations People represent a Canada that was totally different than it is today. While it hasn’t been an easy transition for these cultures, they remain a huge part of our culture and nationhood.

Canadian Music, Film, Arts and Entertainment

There isn’t one unified Canadian taste in music, film or the arts. All we can do is present some openly Canadian examples. Some good recent Canadian bands include Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene and The Stills. Trailer Park Boys is a great Canadian show about degenerate life in Halifax. Canada is also a great place to film popular hollywood movies. Government subsidies make it very cost effective to film in Canada.

Jim Balsillie and the makeitseven campaign update

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[ED NOTE: If you've registered at makeitseven.ca, you have already seen the message from Jim Balsillie. I thought I'd repost the letter for those who haven't seen it and to encourage more registrations.]

A message from Jim Balsillie:

Yesterday, Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes filed documents in court confirming his receipt of our offer to purchase the team for US$212.5 million, that the offer expires June 30, 2009 and that it is conditional upon moving the team to southern Ontario. We learned that the court has moved up its date to hear arguments on the question of relocation to June 9th and Judge Baum has said he will rule on this issue shortly after. If he rules the team can be relocated, the Judge has also indicated he will move the date of the auction we have asked for up to June 22nd.

We have maintained from the beginning that we need to be in control of the team by then to know if we can move it this year, or if we have to keep it in Glendale for another year and then move it to its new home, Copps Coliseum, where we have secured the rights to a long-term lease.

We are moving ahead. In the days ahead, I will have more exciting details to share with you about bringing this team to Canada.

In the meantime, we need our voices to be heard. Currently, we have over 130,000 people signed up www.makeitseven.ca and we need to reach out to hockey lovers throughout Canada and the world to expand our movement. If each of you were able to get one friend to sign up, we could mobilize over a quarter of a million people in an online movement.