Saturday, December 25, 2010

FREE Aces Traffic Pack Puzzle Game

Thanks to Ronen at BerryReview for letting me know about this free game. This version includes 40 levels of increasing difficulty, great graphics and sound effects, stat tracking and a tutorial mode to get you started. Its a fairly big app at 3.5MB but it could be worth it to pass the holiday time away.

Get it here.

Happy Boxing Day!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Free Animated Christmas Theme by MMMOOO

Here's a festive theme to liven up your BlackBerry for the Christmas season! I am usually not a fan of animated themes but this one I can handle. The animation is subtle enough not to be annoying (twinkling lights on the tree) and the icons and screen layout are actually bearable. Most of the time all of the effort is put into the animation and the layout and icons are just tossed in. There is great integration of the theme thoughout other applications as well. It has a very cozy feel to it and I think this one just might survive through the holidays for me. Then its back to my all time favorite: SEIS with OS 6 icons by Ninja Themes. More info on that one here.
You can get the Animated Neon Christmas Theme at App World. Here's a direct link.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

More BBM Avatars

Some more of my favorite BBM Avatars:

HOT! BBM Phantom Avatars

You may or may not have seen these on your friends' BBM profiles. They are the latest craze and are pretty cool. Some look totally invisible or like a default icon UNTIL you hover over them! Then the hidden picture/message is revealed! Pretty cool. Here are some of my favorites:

To put one of these on your BBM profile, just save it to your SD card and change it to your profile pic.

Any questions? Just let me know in the comments!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Copter! Free Helicopter Game!

The classic helicopter game is now available for BlackBerry and its free! Copter is very simple and extremely addictive.

For non touch devices, push and hold any non-control key to make the helicopter go up. And release to let it fall. For touch devices simply touch the screen to go up and release to fall down. Avoid the obstacles and see how long you can survive! How far can you go?

Get it at App World here:

Sent from my BlackBerry 8900 Javelin.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Best Tic Tac Toe Game is Free! Oh and its the best!

Another free game from XIMAD BlackBerry Applications and this one is a hit as well. I know what you're thinking...ok, maybe I don't, but I THINK I know what you're thinking. How fun can tic tac toe be really? Well it CAN be fun, especially when you play the 6X6 mode against a very challenging "phone" (what we used to call "computer" back in the good old days). I played 3 times so far and the blasted phone has won 2 and I managed to tie the third game.

The game looks great and its a great way to kill some time. I also like the custom features of playing against another living human and adding names. Simple, addictive and fun. Just like Look and Listen (simon says clone) which I reviewed earlier:

You can get Best Tic Tac Toe at App World:

Monday, September 20, 2010

BBM updated to 5.0.1!

BlackBerry Messenger has been updated from to

Highlights of BBM v5.0.1 include:
• Bug fixes to improve the overall user experience
• Simplified sending of pictures and voice notes
• More user-friendly wording and organization in menus
• Support for a simpler, one line view of contact list
• Support for both deleting an unsent chat message (Shift-Del) and escaping out of a chat while retaining an unsent chat message (Escape button)

Get it at App World or

Sent from my BlackBerry 8900 Javelin.

Free Look and Listen Game

Just came across a new free game on App World. Its just like the old Simon Says games you grew up with. Mimic the pattern. There are small, unobtrusive ads that keep it free. I've played it once without sound (my prof would not enjoy it as much as me) and its pretty fun. See how many you can get!

Check out Look and Listen - Memory Game! You can find it at

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

FREE SEIS Theme with OS 6 Icons

Ninja themes has put together a really nice looking free theme they call SEIS. It features a bottom dock of 10 small customizable icons, a top dock with 2 customizable icons (perfect for weather slot), and the sounds icon is at the top and cannot be changed.

I love the look of the OS 6 icons. This theme doesn't have much to it, but it has everything I look for in a theme:
  • Fully featured homescreen with lots of icons
  • Wallpaper friendly
  • Weather slot
  • Solid color scheme
  • Cool icons
  • Runs fast
You can get more information and download here: It is compatible with 9700, 96xx and 8900 models running OS 5.0.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Free App Friday!

Handango's Free App Friday is pretty sweet today. HollerID normally sells for $9.95 and for TODAY ONLY its free! HollerID announces the first name of the caller. Its compatible for BB as well as win mobile, symbian and android. Not bad for free.

Check it out here: (must be on a computer)


Sent from my BlackBerry 8900 Javelin.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Free Hangman Game Updated to 2.0

As I was checking out the Top Free apps on App World I noticed there's a new #1 app. Its a very simple hangman game from Spice Labs.

I hadn't heard of it before now but apparently this is the updated version with improvements like direct keyboard input and lots of words to keep you busy for months.

Check it out at App World.

Sent from my BlackBerry 8900 Javelin.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

BlackBerry 9800 Slider Pictures

Not much to explain here. Check out the 9800 goodies.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

BatteryEx: Free Battery Monitor

As I have kept up with Operating System updates I have found improvements in battery life. I'm running on my 8900 and am very pleased with its efficiency. A few days ago I played music through headphones for 8 straight hours and still had 25% battery remaining! Nevertheless, I am always looking at ways to tweak and improve my Javelin.

Enter BatteryEx. It places an icon on your homescreen displaying your battery level. You can also optionally display the voltage and temperature. Another feature is that you can add a small icon at the top of the homescreen displaying the battery level.

It seems pretty accurate and could be useful when you're low on juice to monitor your levels.

In the paid version, there is a 'Booster' feature. I'm not exactly sure what this does, but it sounds pretty obvious.

Get it here:

Sent from my BlackBerry 8900 Javelin.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

CardStar: Free App Slims Down Your Wallet And Makes You Cool

CardStar is an app that let's you leave your loyalty cards at home and also makes you look super tech savvy (nerdy). The clerks at the grocery store will be so impressed when they ask for your card and you pull out your BB! "Just scan this please," you'll say.

"Scan your phone?!" they will undoubtedly respond incredulously.

"Actually, its a BlackBerry Smartphone Device™®, and yes, scan it"

Just think of how you will be admired. I know you want it. Get it OTA here:

More info here:

Sent from my BlackBerry 8900 Javelin.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Video of BlackBerry 9800 Running OS 6

Sorry everyone. Looks like the video has been removed cuz its way too top secret. I'm sure there will be more to come.

This thing looks very impressive.

More goodness today on the BlackBerry 9800 Slider. This time in a near four minute video showing off the device with an AT&T splash screen. While some navigating looks a bit rough, we do get a much better look at BlackBerry 6 than we have recently, so you don't want to miss it. For those who don't know what BlackBerry 6 is all about, it will feature some key enhancements:

  • Crisp, more immersive visuals, including new graphics, animations and transitions
  • New WebKit browser; it's high-fidelity and very efficient, for fast, rich browsing with support for multiple sessions (i.e. tabbed browsing)
  • Multi-touch support (e.g. pinch to zoom) while browsing, viewing photos, etc.
  • Graphical, context-sensitive menu pop-ups
  • Redesigned core apps, plus a new media player UI
  • New Home Screen experience; multiple views based on content type (All, Favorites, Downloads, Media, etc.), universal search
  • New app for integrating RSS and social networking feeds

We also get a decent look at the native Youtube integration with the OS itself in this video. You don't have to take my word for it - check out the video above and see how it compares to the BlackBerry 6 preview video shown off at WES. Be sure to drop a comment with your thoughts.

Source: The Berry Fix

Thursday, May 6, 2010

More Pics of the BlackBerry 9800 slider and 9670 clamshell Running OS 6.0. Is the BB 10 coming?

Check out the shiny new BBs running the shiny new OS! I'm not so sure about the clamshell idea, but the specs on it are impressive. 5MP camera with auto focus and flash? Not too shabby.

The slider looks amazing to me. The rumors are becoming more real now as this super BB gets closer to release (I've heard three or four months). The slider will feature a full touchscreen; looks a lot like the Storm2 when the keyboard is tucked away. Then WHAM! Slide out that smooth Bold style keyboard and you've got quite the berry.

I've been thinking. Now that this device is almost confirmed as the 9800, what happens when we get to 10000? Is RIM holding out on a super duper ultra awesome BB? If I were RIM, I'd call it the BlackBerry 10. Some of the features might include but would not be limited to: bluetooth virtual heads up display (you figure it out), 3D ready full HD 240hz LED screen, solar charging (which would only be necessary once a year due to the amazing kryptonite battery), surround sound (don't ask me), it would be flexible or firm on command (nanotechnology), and toaster.

What would your BlackBerry 10 look like?

Sent from my BlackBerry 8900 Javelin.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

BlackBerry Help Homepage Updated Finally! New Wallpaper and Ringtones.

Remember that little gold plus sign icon called "BlackBerry HELP!" on your BB that sends you to a terribly outdated site that hardly ever gets new content? Well surprise surprise, its been updated. Not too much, but it looks like the ringtones section has has some significant upgrades. Lots of categories, and they're actually pretty cool. I can't tell you how many times I've been cruising Walmart (yes, I go there...sometimes) when I hear the default 'crystal' notifier 3 times from some poor BB owner who doesn't know any better. Your notifications can say so much about you! Gotta personalize people! Find some tones that you love and put em to work. See an earlier post on how to do this: Ringtones and Notifications. This was written before OS 5.0 was released which makes things a lot easier.
There have been an outstanding 6 new wallpapers added! Its really just 2 with different text and zoomed, but they're not bad I guess.
As for themes, I don't know why they bother. The themes link just takes you to another link to Bplay. I guess there are plenty of themes on App World right now. I just don't see the point of keeping this link active. The only reason I can see is pretty obvious I guess: $$$. Bplay has got some deal going with RIM. There is also a link to Bplay for premium ringtones. Ringtones should never be paid for in my opinion; especially on a BlackBerry where you can make any song or sound ANY notification.

Anyway, check out the little gold plus signs when you get a chance. Or if you've hid that icon because it has been useless for so long, click this link on your BB browser:

GPSLogger: Free GPS App with Compass, Speedometer, Elevation and More!

Just tried this simple, but feature rich GPS app called GPSLogger. The compass and GPS coordinates are quite useful. You can save your current location and then select 'guide me home' from the menu and it will somehow take you back. Not sure how it does this yet as I haven't tried that feature out.

One of the surprising options I found is to set your BB to vibrate and notify you when you have traveled a specified distance. This could be extremely useful for runners and bikers. You can even set it to alert you at every mile. I think that's pretty sweet.

Give it a try! Its free. More info and download links below.

Sent from my BlackBerry 8900 Javelin.

Monday, May 3, 2010

New Free Theme for 97xx, 96xx, 9500 and 89xx. BB Pro v5

My new theme of choice is called BlackBerry Pro Version 5. Its clean and simple and there are a lot of icons on the main screen without clutter. Counting the weather slot, there are 16 icons on the main screen. The 7 large ones are customizable and the small ones on the bottom are not. Update: Natemz has updated his masterpiece to version 5.1 which makes all icons customizable. The weather slot in the top right corner always displays the temp and conditions (I use weathereye). To use the weather slot, just move your weathereye icon to the first position.

The theme is available for the 9700, 96xx, 95xx, and the 8900. There isn't an 8900 version listed, but I used the 9700 version without any problem since the resolution is the same. I like that you can choose from 7 different colors as well. I've tried the black and am now using the blue.

I highly recommend this theme.

More info and download here:


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Google Maps Updated To 4.01 With Lots of New Features

Google Maps for BlackBerry has been updated with some cool new features.

Voice search is available and you can even sync starred items from

Get it here:
Sent from my BlackBerry Javelin 8900.

Monday, March 29, 2010

NEW Rogers MyAccount App Allows You To Track Usage

For all of you Rogers Wireless users, there's a new app in town. Its simple and polished and gets you the info you want fast. The other option is going to the homepage on your WAP browser which is a little slow and tedious.

With this app you can see your voice usage, track the amount of data you've used and see how many texts you've sent and received. You can also check your account balance and make a payment all from your beloved BlackBerry.

Pretty useful if you're constantly worrying about how close you are to your limits.

Another option I would recommend for your account management is calling customer service for free at *611. I have found the reps very informative and helpful when asking about my plan and they have helped me find the best plans for my usage history.

Get the free MyAccount app here:

Sent from my BlackBerry 8900 Javelin.