Free trial - Vayyoo reinvents email for BlackBerry


We’ve been talking a lot about Vayyoo for a few reasons: we love their product and we’ve been playing Settlers of Catan with their director of marketing on a pretty regular basis.

Here are some old articles about them that tells the story of the product’s progression.

Today Vayyoo has launched vPost to the public at a one-time purchase price of $9.95 with a free two-week trial.

Check them out in the store here.

vPost is an app that lets you capture and email any combination of Pictures, Video, Audio Notes, Text & GPS location using an extremely powerful and simple interface.

Once you capture any combination of media you can send it via email to friends, family, colleagues, blogs and social networks. Without vPost it can take over 5 minutes to compose an email with 2 pictures, an audio note, and GPS location. With vPost this task can be done in less than a minute with no hassles. You can try vPost today and start sending rich-media to anyone and everyone!

Use it for anything:
- File a life experience by emailing it to yourself
- Share moments with close friends while it’s happening (near real-time)
- Publish media to Facebook, Blogger, Wordpress, Flickr, Picasa, etc. and share with you online communities
- Annotate pictures with a voice recording of what’s actually happened
- Send accidents, act’s heroism, & other newsworthy events in to news agencies (CNN, BBC, etc.)
-Update Twitter via services like,, and
- Send vPost voice & video messages to each other
- Send your friends your exact location in near real time.

Vayyoo has assured us a that a storm version will be available soon.

Vayyoo has setup a vPost website at where they have a FAQ, contact info, and links to their Twitter account.

Comment with what you think of the app!

We’ll be sending an email to some of the comments with free license keys.

Again, you can see the app here

BlackBerry Bling Pimps Your Email Experience


CaseMate Gold Curve Case

Nowadays, you’d be hard pressed to look around any public venue and not see a BlackBerry. It makes those of us that have rocked a ‘Berry since day one seem… a little less special. One solution: pimp your BlackBerry with ‘bling’ (that’s what the kids are calling it these days) to make you stand out.

Friend of the ‘Cool Al Sacco has compiled an image gallery of popular BlackBerry Bling. The bling in question ranges from the gold-and-diamond BlackBerry case above, to the ever popular ‘Pimp My Pearl‘ BlackBerry application. To see the rest, click the link below.

BlackBerry Bling: The Hottest—and Priciest—Pimped-Out BlackBerrys

Free BlackBerry Storm applications - YouTube, Weather and Tiltris


Lately I’ve been posting a lot of links to software and staying away from the typical news. I’m really trying to build a community around BlackBerry apps where we can share information and our thoughts about the apps with the community. In the end, BlackBerry Cool should be a discovery portal for the best and most useful apps in the BlackBerry space, as well as a place to talk about the news.

Let the community know what you think about these apps:

YouTube for the BlackBerry Storm

A YouTube client for the Storm makes searching and finding popular videos along with signing into your YouTube account a cinch.

Download it OTA here.

WeatherBug for BlackBerry Storm

Knowing what the weather is like is best left to smartphones. Who listens to the weather on the radio anymore? Also, getting your weather from TV is so 2002.

Go here to download WeatherBug.


Tiltris is a replica of Tetris (obviously) and it uses the accelerometer to play. It’s just missing the classic Russian dance hits to keep the stress levels high.

To download, point your browser to, select Quick Download, and enter the code 51216. You may also be required to do a jig and say the alphabet backwards.


European snow reports and skiing conditions on your mobile


Now is the time to go skiing in Europe! If the financial crisis will turn out as bad as the media would like you to believe, you may as well go out and spend all your cash now. Soon we’ll be trading animal skins for precious metals and generally living in the dark ages. That being said, time to celebrate with a ski trip in Switzerland. To check out the skiing and snow conditions there, you can hit up on your mobile browser. The ski holiday portal gives you the current snow conditions of more than 1000 ski resorts in Europe, on your mobile phone.

Check out their site here.

New social news and content site for BlackBerry


Buzzwire has recently announced a new community-driven, mobile destination site that is optimized for BlackBerry. The site is designed to help users navigate and share the best content on the mobile web. Each day you can view the top articles submitted by the community and see what other people like. Think of it as Digg or Reddit for BlackBerry. The service is free and is available by going to in your device’s browser or go here to sign up.

Personally, I’m not a huge fan of these sites because I find it’s far more browsing than reading. Although they sometimes point me to an article I like, it makes my browsing experience about a thousand times longer than it should have been.

TripIt helps you plan trips with your BlackBerry


Simon covered TripIt back in April and I thought I’d send out an update of the company. For those that don’t remember/know, TripIt is very similar to WorldMate Live, but it’s a simpler and less robust travel planning system. I see them servicing different markets. Whereas WorldMate is for enterprise and travelers who are in need of serious planning, TripIt is for someone a little more last minute.

Here are a few quick angles about TripIt that you may find interesting:

- TripIt has received many Web 2.0 and travel industry awards, including the only travel site to make Michael Arrington’s sites he can’t live without for the past two years running, and the only travel site selected to present at all the top startup conferences: TechCrunch, Web 2.0, Under the Radar and PhoCusWright.

- Recently, TripIt was selected as the only travel app on LinkedIn, enabling millions of people to automatically see when their travel plans overlap with their professional social network.

- The company just announced an API that enables any developer to access TripIt travel itineraries and provide travelers with new services, like FlightTrack Pro the top paid iPhone travel app that now automatically tracks flights from TripIt itineraries.

Check out TripIt’s website to try out the service here.

This was a guest post by Warren who normally covers mobile phones at DAP. Grab the RSS feed for his daily updates.

Bell Canada acquires The Source


Bell has recently announced that they’re acquiring the retail giant The Source. Bell will be using the store to help grow Bell’s wireless, digital TV, Internet and home phone services. The Source plans to carry the full array of Bell consumer services at its more than 750 stores across Canada, including Bell Mobility, Solo Mobile and potentially Virgin Mobile wireless products and services.

The Source is known for offering low prices due to its box store and no frills mentality. Does this mean we can expect to see lower handset prices? I’m hoping that with zero commission sales people, large volumes and increased demand, we can expect to see prices fall.

[UPDATE: I obviously confused The Source with Circuit City. Still, expect to see way more of Bell soon.]

Print from your BlackBerry with Cortado Basic Print



Cortado is offering Basic Print, the link between your BlackBerry and Bluetooth enabled photo printers. In addition to printing photos and images, installing Cortado Basic Print on a smartphone also gives users the option to print e-mails, contacts, notes, tasks and calendar entries. The application supports almost all Bluetooth-capable photo printers (e.g. Canon, HP and Polaroid) as well as simple text printers (if only text printing is required).

Cortado Basic Print is compliant with all BlackBerrys that have v4.1 or higher. The software is available now for $39.98.

To view a free demo, go here.

Coveroo at Demo 2009 - Power User Edition


Our friends at Coveroo are presenting at DEMO 2009, a conference where companies launch in front of venture capital folks, bloggers and traditional media. In between the sessions, Coveroo was taking people’s phones and using their laser etching to customize attendees phones. Not one to pass up a cool deal, I handed over my Sprint BlackBerry Curve to go under the Coveroo (friggin’) laser (beams). About two minutes later, I had what you see above. Coveroo is now etching on about 60 new additional devices as of today as well as adding in finishes such as metal and glow in the dark. I’m quite pleased with the end product, check them out on their website and be sure to tell them that BlackBerry Cool sent you!

Free BlackBerry screenshot, sync, settings and data control app


After Friday I should have learned my lesson about misleading titles, but I guess I haven’t. Technically, Master Control Program (MCP) is not free, it’s donationware. So if you like the software, you should give the developer a little something for his immense troubles.

BlackBerry Master Control Program is a tool for BlackBerry that allows you to easily load/save/erase any module you want, take screenshots of your device, turn the radio on or off, synchronize the time on your device to your PC, reset to factory settings (remove IT policies), perform a handheld wipe and many other tasks.

MCP can perform all possible combinations of Java Loader commands and options via an intuitive yet easy to use 32-bit Windows GUI (graphical user interface.

MCP offers a full GUI for managing and optimizing any BlackBerry operating system that is installed on your computer, including the ability to install a selected OS without having to uninstall other OS’s first. All selections/operations are performed in real time and the GUI provides instant “live” feedback on the current state of the OS you are preparing to install. You can switch between MCP and CrackMem with no adverse effects.

MCP is now 100% compatible with Windows Vista/7 User Account Control (UAC) using the requireAdministrator method.

Try the software out by visiting the download page here.