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BlackBerry 10 Needs Better Call Management Apps


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The above image shows that the Caller ID API is a feature logged in JIRA but it still isn’t coming.

Almost all of the “call management” apps on BlackBerry 10 are apps that completely block all incoming calls. Why would anyone want that as a feature? Just turn your phone on silent. The whole Call Management category is broken on BlackBerry 10. Some apps, like Call Manager by CSL Limited, have terrible ratings and seem to be lying about the feature set. Doesn’t BlackBerry test feature claims to some extent?
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PrivacyStar by First Orion Updated to Version 2.0 with Revamped UI and More



First Orion has released PrivacyStar 2.0, a popular app that provides call blocking, caller ID via reverse Caller Lookup and the ability to report Do Not Call violators in the United States and Canada. The latest version of PrivacyStar features a completely redesigned UI, as well as the ability to report unfair debt collection practices and support for BlackBerry OS 6. The app also features:
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PrivacyStar by First Orion with Crowdsourced Data to Block Spam Calls


First Orion announced an update to its popular PrivacyStar app for BlackBerry. PrivacyStar is a call blocking and reverse caller lookup app that now features SmartBlock, a service that takes the top blocked numbers from amongst PrivacyStar subscribers and proactively blocks them across its entire user base. PrivacyStar also features a new Do Not Disturb function that allows users to redirect callers to their voicemail while simultaneously sending them a text message acknowledging their call.
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PrivacyStar Weekend Promo – Every 25th User Gets Free Subscription


PrivacyStar are currently running a great promo for the long weekend and Memorial Day. Every 25th person who registers to PrivacyStar through BlackBerry App World will receive a free annual subscription. PrivacyStar comes with a free 7-day trial, so you can take a shot at winning the annual subscription with no commitment. It’s worth a shot! The promotion ends on Monday, May 31st at midnight (ET).

Download PrivacyStar from BlackBerry App World.

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PrivacyStar Call Blocking Software Now Available in Canada


I didn’t know this but apparently March is Fraud Awareness Month in Canada. In conjunction with this announcement, PrivacyStar have let us know that their app is now available in Canada via App World. PrivacyStar allows users to report telemarketers to Canada’s Do Not Call Resitry, in the hopes of keeping everyone’s phone clean of unwanted calls.

See PrivacyStar in the BlackBerryCool Store for more information.

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PrivacyStar – 5 One Year Giveaways


Are you tired of knuckleheads calling you to offer glaucoma surgery for your dog in Guatemala? Are you a person that is called on your BlackBerry for a long distance offer and you respond with “how long is it?” Well, if the fun is gone from tormenting telemarketing drones, read on. Why? Well, PrivacyStar, is giving away 5 one year subscriptions to its service to help you provide these pesky callers an atomic wedgie and a Chuck Norris-style roundhouse kick to the face *THWAP*.

What does PrivacyStar do, exactly? Let me call the horse and have him tell you straight from his mouth. *whistles*.

PrivacyStar is a simple-to-use mobile app that enables users to take complete control of their phones by blocking any and all unwanted callers, using Caller Lookup to identify unknown callers and easily report unwanted telemarketing violators to regulatory enforcement authorities.

Sound good? Leave us a comment, we’ll use some special algorithm and knock out five winners by Monday. Good luck!