Tag: mobile entertainment

How to fake an incoming call on your BlackBerry

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Origin8 have released a fun little application for BlackBerry called Fake My Call that does exactly what you think it does. Fake My Call lets you get fake incoming calls to your BlackBerry to help you get out of any awkward social moments.

Features include:

  • Accurate default call and conversation screen for the phone model.
  • Ability to choose your own screen to replace the default one.
  • Full choice of ringtones, vibrations and LEDs, using the Blackberry’s own notification set up.
  • Stealth start up, which when combined with a convenience key can allow you to “receive” a call whilst in a meeting with no-one suspecting a thing.
  • Playback an audio file as the “other caller” to increase the deception, or just to wind up your friends and colleagues.

Purchase Fake My Call for BlackBerry for $2.99.

BlackBerry Media Sync updated, now supports album art

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BlackBerry Media Sync

RIM has officially released a new version of the BlackBerry Media Sync, which allows users to sync their BlackBerry Media Player with their favorite iTunes playlists. Version 1.1.0.24 now includes album art support as well as a few other features (Vista 64-bit support and a bunch of new languages). The inclusion of album art support is actually enough to get me to start using Media Sync over drag ‘n dropping my music files onto my MicroSDHC card. Oh wait, at least I would if MEDIA SYNC WERE AVAILABLE FOR MAC. Sigh.

Below you can find a download link to version 1.1.0.24, as well as a handy knowledge base article telling you how to use Media Sync.

BlackBerry Media Sync 1.1.0.24
BlackBerry Media Sync 1.1.0.24 Knowledge Base article
General BlackBerry Media Sync support

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The Hockey News for BlackBerry gets updated

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Hockey is one of the few things that makes the cold drudgery of Canadian winter bearable. Following the slow death spiral of the Maple Leafs is something that can cheer me up on even the bleakest day.

To keep me and other hockey loving BlackBerry users up to date, The Hockey News has released an update to their popular mobile application, which has seen 18,000 downloads since launching in mid-September. Here’s what hockey fans get with the latest edition of The Hockey News Mobile:

    Live scores while games are played, including scoring summaries
    Skater and Goalie standings to track your Fantasy picks
    Division and Conference standings
    Rich colour pictures, THN and CP coverage from across the league

To download THN Mobile (for free!), http://thn.mobi You can see more photos after the jump.

The Hockey News Mobile for BlackBerry

Marble Trap — Another BlackBerry Storm enhanced BlackBerry Game

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My boy Kevin is always spending too much time with games on his BlackBerry. It seems he’s uncovered video of a new BlackBerry game called Marble Trap. Much like Nintaii, Marble Trap takes advantage of the BlackBerry Storm’s accelerometer for a smoother gameplay experience. To download a free trial of Marble Trap for BlackBerry, hit the links below.

Marble Trap for BlackBerry Free Trial (BlackBerry Storm)
Marble Trap for BlackBerry Free Trial (non-Storm BlackBerrys)

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Bplay adds direct billing for BlackBerry Games!

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Great news today for members of the BlackBerry Nation looking for an excuse to waste more time on their BlackBerry. Bplay just emailed us to let us know that they now support direct billing!

Direct billing for games is now available for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint subscribers at Bplay. Subscribers of those carriers can bill Bplay games directly to their phone bills by using Premium SMS. It is available at Bplay through an additional “Bill to Phone” option on the game product pages.

Over time, Bplay will be adding more US and Canadian carriers. We’ve included links below to our three favorite Bplay games.

Texas Hold’em King 3
Bookworm
Nintaii

Americans want fun from their smartphones

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Yesterday we reported that the majority of European businesspeople were unwilling to trade in their favored handset for mobile email access. Today we can tell you that 87.5% of U.S. smartphone users access entertainment content (i.e. games, music, video) from their devices according to a survey by Artificial Life. In addition, 33 percent of those surveyed use their phone for entertainment over any other purpose, including email, GPS and Internet browsing.

It’s been tossed around that RIM’s BlackBerry subscriber base is now growing at an equal 50-50 split between enterprise and prosumer, and with reports like this it’s easy to see why. Why I’m sure that the majority of BlackBerry Cool readers wouldn’t give up their email for anything, I’m interested in hearing how important entertainment is to you.

(via CN)