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Zumobi now offers Xbox Live updates

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Zumobi has a nice holiday present for BlackBerry users that are also XBox 360 gamers. The new Xbox 360 application gives Zumobi users access to the latest 360 news, Xbox Live Marketplace updates, video and audio clips and even your friends’ gamer tag status. You can add the Xbox 360 tile to your Zoomspace by clicking the link below.

http://my.zumobi.com/partner/xbox
Note: application only supports 81xx, 83xx and 88xx BlackBerrys at this time.

If you’re not a Zumobi user but still want to get in on the Xbox 360 action, Xberry is an application currently in beta which offers many of the same features as the Zumobi application. You can download the beta by pointing your BlackBerry browser to the link below. Happy gaming!

http://jxl.me/xberry/xberrylive.jad

Get the Olympics on your BlackBerry (Round-Up)

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BlackBerry Cool Olympics Round-Up Graphic

The 2008 Olympics in Beijing are now in full swing and plenty of BlackBerry applications are jumping on board. Here’s the full run-down of the many different ways you can keep up-to-date with the global track meet on your BlackBerry. Go (insert respective country here)!

Viigo: Olympic news channel with schedules and medal standings. (Download Viigo)
EQO: IM client with Olympic news. Also running an Olympic themed contest where you can win a BlackBerry of your choice. (Get EQO)
Zumobi: Has partnered with Lenovo for a special Olympic widget. (Download Zumobi)

NBC Olympics News Page: http://m.nbcolympics.com (Download Browser Launcher)
CNN Olympics News Page: http://cnnmobile.com/beijing08 (Download Browser Launcher)
CBC Olympics News Page: http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/blackberry/ (Download Browser Launcher)
BBC Olympics News Page: http://news.bbc.co.uk/mobile/bbc_sport/olympicsport/
Reuters Olympics News Page: http://mobile.reuters.com/mobile/m/Category/COLY

Canada BlackBerry Theme: Yeah, we’re homers. Go Canada! (Download BlackBerry Theme)
US BlackBerry Theme: For our friends down South. (Download BlackBerry Theme)

If you find any more worthy apps out there offering Olympic coverage on your BlackBerry, post about them in the comments section!

Zumobi Amazon.com Giveaway Winners!

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Zumobi BBCool Amazon Giveaway Banner

When we first announced that Zumobi had partnered with us to reward ten lucky people with a free $50 gift certificate from Amazon.com, I don’t think we were expecting such a response – man, you guys like free stuff! Unfortunately, only ten could win, but who knows, maybe we’ll do more of these in the future. For now, here are your ten winners:

Steve McBayne
Rickey Grant
Carson Yoder
Tom Webster
Richard Bolman
Steve Lundy
Sandra Mendoza
Michael Anthony
Rel Rogers
Jessica Perron

Each winner should now have been contacted by BBCool and Zumobi; if not, please post a comment to let us know. Thanks to everyone who participated, and a big thanks to Zumobi, for helping us take care of our peeps.

Touchscreens and the BlackBerry Bold (BlackBerry Cool Podcast: Episode 34)

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BlackBerry Cool Podcast

First up, sorry for the lateness. The aforementioned server issues slowed production, but no worries- we still recorded and have a heaping two weeks’ worth of news for you this episode. The BlackBerry Thunder and iPhone 3G were both huge news items last week. There are lots of numbers on the ‘net to refute the iPhone’s hype, while the BlackBerry faithful are sticking to their guns and holding out for the BlackBerry Bold. Some more pictures of the BlackBerry Thunder have also floated up, showing off the on-screen keypad and media player, as well as a massive false start by Expansys. This week a lot of stuff was ramping up to a BlackBerry Bold launch, primarily in the form of OS 4.6 software.

Check out links to all the relevant news after the jump, as wells as options for streaming and downloading the BlackBerry Cool Podcast.

Click here to listen to the BlackBerry Cool Podcast: Episode 34

BlackBerry Tips: BlackBerry Memory Management Video

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BlackBerry memory management tips

As you can tell from our Zumobi hands-on impressions post, the mobile widget application can be quite the memory hog by BlackBerry standards (highly understandable considering what it provides) and has been a little troublesome for members of the BlackBerry Nation rocking, ahem, less-than-new devices. However, our friends at Zumobi aren’t ones to rest in times of need, and have put together a video of handy memory management tips so your BlackBerry is running clean and your Zoomspace is quick.

Check out the video above (compiled partially from tips offered right here on BlackBerry Cool), but make sure to post your own memory management tip in the comments. Special thanks to the lovely Beth for compiling the video!

Watch the BlackBerry memory management video after the jump

Last chance on $50 Amazon gift certificate giveaway!

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Zumobi Contest

We’re wrapping up our Zumobi giveaway tonight, so head on over to our contest, drop your name and e-mail in the form, and you could win one of ten $50 gift certificates to Amazon. Haven’t heard of Zumobi? Well, they’re an up-and-coming free widget platform for your BlackBerry. Already running on Windows Mobile, Zumobi promises to bring content-filled tiles to your handheld which you navigate by zooming in and out on a four-by-four grid. Want to give it a shot? Head on over to http://get.zumobi.com/bbcool on your mobile browser to get going.