Friday, June 26, 2009

Bplay Themes and Games Sale! $0.99!

Until June 28th, Bplay is offering select themes and games for only $0.99. Most of these items normally sell for between $3.99 and $6.99.

I picked up Brain Up yesterday and I already feel smarter.

Go to and check out the sale.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Visor Mount Bluetooth Speakerphone and...

Just heard of this supercool accessory today. Its not only a bluetooth speakerphone for your car, its also an FM transmitter that streams your music through your car stereo! AND when you get a call, you have the option of using the built in speaker, or using your car speakers! It also supports voice activated dialing, caller ID and verbal notifications.

I think its pretty sweet. I've checked out a few reviews and everyone seems to like it. It sells for $119.99 CDN which isn't bad for what you get. It claims to run for 13hrs of talktime before needing a charge.

It also works with GPS mapping applications. I'm not exactly sure which ones though. More info on GPS functionality for BB here:

I better start saving. This seems to be the solution for those of us that have cars without bluetooth built-in.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Official OS Upgrade from Rogers for 8900

BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900
There's a new OS on the scene for the 8900, and its officiall supported by Rogers. This is a rare treat as most of the time, it takes forever for beta releases to become official. I've been testing it for a couple of days now, and its very stable and fixed a few minor issues I had with previous beta OS's. One thing it fixed was, now I can see all my videos in the main video screen. I convert a lot of movies and tv shows and they would disappear before and I would have to explore from the main media screen.

Anyway, thats fixed. The other thing I noticed is ringtone volume. Its not necessarily louder than before, but the difference between medium and high is more, which I like. The ringtone quality seems to be a tiny bit better as well.

Overall, its great to see an official OS upgrade thats not 2 years behind the beta release. I hope this is a trend for the future.

I'm looking forward to an official 5.0 OS with support for Facebook 1.6...or maybe FB 2.0 by that time. Either that or FB compatible with any 5.0.x.xx beta OS.

Here's a link to more info and the download:

Or the direct download link is here: This link can also be used to check for official OS upgrades for any other Rogers supported BlackBerry. Check it out.

After you download the file, install it to your computer and open your desktop manager. Then follow the prompts from there. It should alert you that a software upgrade is available. Make sure you backup your data before doing the upgrade.

More help and a step-by-step tutorial can be found here:

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Score Mobile BB App

The Score Mobile Launches In App World
The Score has just released a new app built specifically for your BlackBerry. I've given it a quick test and it works great on the Javelin. Right now there is support for the NBA, NHL, MLB and PGA, with support for more leagues promised to be coming soon. It should be compatible with all BB models.

Check it out at App World, or go to It's totally free. Um, thanks Budweiser?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

OtterBox Protective Case Released for 8900

otterbox defender case blackberry curve 8900 OtterBox Defender Series Case Now Available for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

Otterbox is known for their virtually indestructible cases and now they have a case available for the 8900. You can find one that fits most other devices as well.

This one sells for $49.95 and includes a swivel holster.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Facebook For BB Updated to Version 1.6

Facebook 1.6 Launching Today!

Well, RIM has unleashed another update to their facebook app. Check out the new features and download it here:

I don't think the App World version has been updated from 1.5 yet.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Price is Right Sound Effects!

I've been looking for one of these sound effects for a while now. The losing horns. You know when someone loses a game they get the buzz, then bah bah bah dah boooow. You'll know what I mean when you hear it.

I keep hearing it on a radio station here in Edmonton: Sonic 102.9FM. They play the sound effect whenever someone guesses the "Modern Rock Door" incorrectly. This happens a lot. Anyway thanks to Garner Andrews, the hilarious DJ, I was able to find way more than what I was looking for. Good talk this morning Garnie. Thanks!

I'm not sure which tone or notification I want to use this for yet, but I can't get enough of it. Its the 8th one down on the list. Maybe I could use it for my junk email account notification.

Here's a link to the download page:

You can go to it on your BB and download the tones directly to your ringtone folder, or you can download them to your computer and transfer them via USB later. (See earlier post all about "Ringtones and Notifications.")

They even have the Yodelling song. Remember that one where the little guy is climbing the mountain? PRICELESS! (pun fully that even a pun?)

Thanks for the memories Bob! Does anyone else think Drew Carey is a terrible host? In my search for these sound effects I came across a quote from the retired legend that is Bob Barker.

"I think the thing I miss most about The Price Is Right is the applause. I retract that, the thing I miss most about The Price Is Right is the money."
– Retired host
Bob Barker, to PEOPLE

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Free SketchIt App (for a limited time)

Splash screen
This could be the most useful app you ever put on your BlackBerry. It works great on my Javelin 8900 and its a little addicting. I enjoyed Etch-A-Sketch ing back in the day and this simple little app brings back all those wonderful memories. 

You can hit Space to clear what you've sketched and it vibrates for effect. You can also take a snapshot of your masterpiece by pressing Enter. Although I'm not sure where the snapshots are saved yet.

It says it will only be free for a little longer, so get it now and get sketching!
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