Tag: ota

Use QR Codes to Download Apps in the BlackBerryCool Store


blackberry qr codes

QR codes are a great way to download apps. One of the best implementations is downloading from OTA links from your browser without having to manually type it in on your BlackBerry. We wrote about this a while ago and it involves getting a QR code generator for your browser, and scanning the QR code from your device. Amazing isn’t it?

Mobihand has implemented QR codes in the store to easily follow the link to the mobile version of the site where you can download without having to wait for the download link to arrive by email.

Enjoy them in the store! If you’re having issues, make sure to read our full Guide to BlackBerry Barcode reading apps to find an appropriate barcode reader for your device.

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Pacman for BlackBerry free – now with Bold, Tour and 8900 support


pacman for blackberry

Pacman for BlackBerry by Benny Chow has been updated and is available for the BlackBerry Bold, Tour, and 8900 Curve.

There isn’t much else to say about this. It’s Pacman. And it’s free.

Download Pacman for the Tour, Bold and Curve 8900 OTA.

Download Pacman for the Curve 85xx, 83xx, 8800 and Pearl series BlackBerry devices OTA.

Feel free to donate if you love the game.



Cool deal: SmrtGuard for BlackBerry yearly service half price


Today is a great Deal of the Day as we have SmrtGuard for BlackBerry with a yearly service for only $22.49. This deal only applies to today so be sure to take advantage of it soon.

With SmrtGuard, you are able to:

  • Remote OTA Backup (manual or scheduled) PIMs, Call logs, Emails
  • Remote OTA Restore PIMs, Call logs, Emails
  • Remote Data Wipe (including microSD)
  • Remote Tracking (lowjack) and Locating – see it on our companion website that comes with the account
  • Remote Listen – Listen to your thief or be a spy
  • Remote Lock
  • Remote Audio Ping (to help you find the device)
  • Personal Guardian (send out distress call with push of a button)
  • SIMCard Guardian – alert send out when unauthorized SIM is used (GSM based phone only)
  • Loved-one Tracking – Great for couples and families with smartphones to track each other

Purchase your year’s worth of SmrtGuard for only $22.49 (regularly $44.99).


Evernote for BlackBerry now available with OTA link


evernote for blackberry

When I last posted about Evernote, the comments were pretty upset about availability. First, the download is only available for the BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Curve 8900 and the BlackBerry Storm. Also, Evernote for BlackBerry is only available for OS 4.6+ only.

In response to this, Evernote has offered the download as an OTA link so if you don’t have App World, you can grab it here.

* BlackBerry OS 4.6 and later OTA: http://s.evernote.com/bbota
* BlackBerry Storm OTA: http://s.evernote.com/stormota

Please note that you can choose whether to download the app to your computer (ZIP) or to perform OTA (over-the-air) installation which requires that you visit the page specified from your BlackBerry’s web browser.



Tiny audio format allows 2.5G OTA music


NoteBeatnik announced last week that they’ve come up with a way of crunching audio files down to a tenth of their previous size, making mobile audio downloads accessible to folks below the 3G line. These files can stream in faster than the playback, so they say. The big trick was finding repeated sections of the file and doubling them over on the playback, rather than downloading the duplicate section.

This service will allow more people to buy music, nailing a sweet spot between customers who can’t afford 3G phones but can afford a few bucks for music. It also means that anyone without an iPhone will have a venue for getting their tunes, and won’t have to worry too much about memory capacity. In addition to selling its software to Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung and SAGEM, Beatnik’s opening up the doors to network operators, thus skipping the manufacturing middleman. Maybe Beatnik’s unnecesarily dragging out the death of older networks, but hell, anything that brings new service to a wider audience is good business.