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Zeemote now available for BlackBerry – let the games begin!


Zeemote+console-quality games+Pico Projector+8900 = An incredible mobile gaming experience.

We first got a look at the Zeemote over a year ago when we were writing about them on QuicklyBored and then at BBDC 2008, they brought it to the BlackBerry world. The Zeemote is an interesting addition to the world of BlackBerry gaming, a market that is still young but has a great deal of potential.

Now officially out of beta testing and ready for the BlackBerry community, Zeemote has some great implications for not only gaming but for other random BlackBerry uses that we’ve been testing here around the office. One example of this is with vPost. You can set vPost with the Zeemote so that you have a remote trigger for your camera. This makes for some interesting live action pics.

In terms of gaming, Zeemote fills in the gap where the BlackBerry lacks. If you’re an avid BlackBerry gamer, you know that when the game starts getting difficult, the keyboard on the device makes it impossible. You need the dexterity and precision of a brain surgeon. The Zeemote takes this stress away and lets you enjoy your games.

The Zeemote will be available in ShopBlackBerry.com this summer.


CES 2009: Zeemote for BlackBerry


When he wasn’t gambling, drinking, or twitter live-blogging, BlackBerry Cool contributer Nan Palmero was roaming around Las Vegas with a camera to bring you the goods from CES 2009. One of his first stops was at the Zeemote booth, a BlackBerry Cool 15 presenter and all around cool company that makes a sweet bluetooth controller for smartphone gaming. While the Zeemote JS1 controller is only out in Europe and Mexico right now, you can expect it to launch in Canada and the U.S. in a few months.


BlackBerry Developer Conference: the Interviews (BlackBerry Cool Podcast)


The BlackBerry Cool Podcast

Ok, so we’re a little late (early?) with this edition of The BlackBerry Cool Podcast. Blame the Blackberry Developer Conference – the sunny weather and good times left us pretty unreceptive to Ottawa’s dreary climate, making doing any sort of work quite difficult.

We’ve been thinking quite a bit about BBDC this past week, because it was such a clear marker of the sea change currently underway in the BlackBerry ecosystem. There is so much energy coming from RIM and BlackBerry developers right now. The amount of cool applications displayed during the BlackBerry Cool 15, the BBDC Keynote, or by enthusiastic developers with BlackBerrys in hand was mind-boggling. If you weren’t there yourself, you wouldn’t believe BlackBerrys could do these things. I’m sure with the new APIs and tools being released by RIM, the software we see at WES will be even better.

To that end, this week’s entire podcast is dedicated to the people that help make BBDC worthwhile: developers and the VC’s that fund them.

Beth Marcus, Zeemote
Evgeny Lebanidze, BeamBerry
Peter Werry, Multiplied (Poynt)
Robert Kao, SmrtGuard (PeeKaWho)
Rick Segal, BlackBerry Partners Fund

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get anyone from BlackBerry Cool 15 winner Nobex on the podcast (they were too busy cashing their 150,000 cheque), but we’ll have them on next week. Downloading/streaming options for the BlackBerry Cool Podcast can be found after the jump, as well as links to all the relevant news stories. Enjoy!

Special thanks to BlackBerry Cool Podcast sponsor, Rove Mobile, and BBDC coverage sponsor, bitHeads!

BlackBerry Developer Conference Key News