Monthly Archive for November, 2008

Media Network Roundup: November 24th-28th


Smoke Labs Media Roundup

Getting ready for an afternoon of football, but have nothing to do during halftime? The Smoke Labs Media Network has the cure, with the best news from our WinMo and mobile entertainment blogs in the past week. You can also find a bunch of great BlackBerry Cool content after the jump.

WindowsMobile Cool

Review: Fish Tycoon
Want to watch NBC online but are outside the USA? No problem!
So many ZunePhone rumours, so much denial!


Free iPhone apps and games - huge discounts and savings
Drug dealers cough up the cash for cell phone gun
How to get a carrier-subsidized BlackBerry Bold before you’re eligible for upgrade

BlackBerry Cool News of the Week

Cram v.1.1 Reviewed!


Cram reviewed

Whether you’ve been looking for an application to help you get through those midterms, finals, LSATs, MCATs, PhD comps, SmartServe exams, or you want something that will improve your product knowledge for work, SimpleLeap’s Cram will help you tackle them all. Launched in July of this year, Cram is a quiz builder that is designed to help you study quickly and absorb a great deal of information - with your BlackBerry.

Some of you may remember the Student Starter Pack, which allowed you to buy Cram and StudentDocket (a great scheduling application, one all students will find useful) as a package deal. Well, you can still get the two together for a reasonable $24.85 (over $5.00 off!) from our online store, so be sure to check out my review of StudentDocket as well!

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StudentDocket v.1.0.809 Reviewed!


Student Docket

Some of you may remember Simon’s review of StudentBerry, a premier tasking application designed specifically for students with BlackBerry devices. To be fair, some of you may not.

Now called StudentDocket, this application aims to help students organize their tasks, projects and assignments, allowing users to view them in an eye-pleasing, well-organized fashion. For all you students out there, this is a must-have, and since it’s being sold in a bundle package with Cram for a limited time (you can still get the two together for a reasonable $24.85), there’s no better occasion to pick up these two academic tools in time for next semester.

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Bell BlackBerry Storm promotion ramping up


In the midst of all the Telus BlackBerry Storm news that has been on BlackBerry Cool recently, you could be forgiven for momentarily forgetting that Bell is also launching the Storm this holiday season. Bell is starting to crank up the PR machine to make sure that doesn’t happen, with a mass email rollout yesterday and MobileSyrup reporting Bell Storm newspaper ads. Nothing in either ad included information about pricing or launch date, so we’re very eager to see how Bell responds to the rumored Telus Storm launch date and pricing. I have a feeling we’ll be hearing more from Bell very soon.

Bell BlackBerry Storm Demo

Verizon launches VCAST Music on BlackBerry Storm


A helpful tipster with the inside scoop just let us know that Verizon has launched the VCAST Music application today for the BlackBerry Storm. VCAST Music allows you to purchase songs individually or subscribe to get unlimited access for $14.99 per month. A quick catalog search of Verizon’s offering tells me that VCAST Music has millions of songs available. You can learn more about VCAST Music at the link below and view another image of the Storm application after the jump.

Verizon VCAST Music for BlackBerry

VCAST Music for BlackBerry Storm

Win a Telus BlackBerry Storm and a chance to see Stars!


Just because BlackBerry Cool got to play with one before anyone else, doesn’t mean you can’t also get your hands on a Telus BlackBerry Storm. Telus has a microsite up where you you can sign up for a chance to win one of ten Telus BlackBerry Storms.

In addition, those cads over at MobileSyrup have discovered a CTV/Telus contest whereby you can win not only a Telus Storm, but $500 and an invite to the Telus launch party. Word on the street (read: BlackBerry Cool) is that Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning is guest DJ’ing and Stars are performing at a private event (did we mention that the Telus Storm is coming pre-loaded with a bunch of Arts and Crafts music?). Click the links below for all the details. Good luck!

Telus BlackBerry Storm Giveaway
Telus/CTV BlackBerry Storm Launch Contest