According to the official @BlackBerry Twitter account, BlackBerry App World has surpassed 15,000 BlackBerry applications. Seeing how (at the time of this posting) 3835 apps are themes and 3068 apps are Reference & Books, there really are only about 8000 applications, and, even that number is debatable. There are however, well over 15,000 things in BlackBerry App World that can be downloaded, and seeing how long it took to get there compared to the App Store and Android Marketplace, is definitely worth mentioning.
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UberTwitter has just announced that UberTwitter 1.0 has just been officially released after a long 18 month beta period.
Version 1.0 is now available for download! Yes, you read that right, we’re out of beta. After almost 18 months of reading and responding to over ten thousand emails, and using what we learned to direct and refine the feature set, the most popular Twitter client is now at version 1.0. The headline feature in this release is Facebook integration, of course we could have brought you the same integration that everyone else has, simple echoing your tweet text to Facebook, but no, we wanted your posts from ÜberTwitter to be first class citizens in your Facebook stream, complete with rich media previews for pictures and location. Über posts if you will! We think you’ll really like this feature!
You can download UberTwitter 1.0 at the link below:
Download UberTwitter 1.0: http://www.ubertwitter.com/bb/download.php
The title of this post really says it all, so, if you need to replace the headset that came with your BlackBerry, you will definitely want to head over to Amazon where you can pick up the OEM 3.5mm Stereo Hands-Free Headset For BlackBerry for just $2.16, shipping included.
We are going to record another episode of the SMRpodcast tonight, and, seeing how I have no idea what I am going to talk about, I figured that I would ask? If there are any topics that you would like us to cover on tonight’s show, leave us a comment…
Could someone please explain to me for what possible reason Research in Motion has submitted plans for the BlackBerry Curve 8980, yet another underpowered, BlackBerry OS 5 running, looks like every other Curve looking, BlackBerry Curve? I cannot for the life of me figure this out…. I know that the BlackBerry Curve line is the best selling line of BlackBerry devices ever, but, how many times is RIM going to reincarnate this puppy?
For those not sure what I am ranting about, the FCC has released documents and photos detailing a new, unannounced, BlackBerry device, the Curve 8980, which has quad-band GSM/EDGE radios in addition to Bluetooth and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. The BlackBerry Curve 8980 also has a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, optical trackpad, and 3.5mm headset jack and will ship with BlackBerry OS 5.
Verizon has announced that they will be holding a 4G LTE press conference, tomorrow, Dec. 1st where it is expected that they will unveil roll-out plans of, what will be, the worlds largest LTE network.
Verizon Wireless will launch the world’s largest 4G LTE network in 38 major metropolitan areas, covering more than 110 million Americans, before the end of the year. To view a video about Verizon Wireless’ 4G network, visit http://bit.ly/vzw4g. For more information about 4G from Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
The press conference will begin tomorrow, Dec. 1st at 12 noon EST. Teleconference details are as follows:
Via teleconference: 888-254-7414 (United States)
+1 706-643-5869 (International)
Conference ID: 27940471
I wonder how long it will be before we see the first LTE BlackBerry?
Word on the street is that BlackBerry devices have been flying off of the shelves in droves since the official start of the holiday shopping season last week, and, one thing that we know folks with new BlackBerry devices like to do is load them up with great BlackBerry applications. That being said, here is our list of, in no specific order, 10 of the greatest BlackBerry applications of all time.
- Google Maps — You will be hard pressed to find any type of top ten BlackBerry apps list that doesn’t contain Google Maps. We know that the native BlackBerry Maps has been recently updated, but, Google Maps is simply an application every BlackBerry user should download.
Download Google Maps: http://m.google.com/maps
- Poynt — Poynt is one of those all-in-one location based search utilities that help you find just about anything that you are looking for locally at the click of a button and it recently one the BlackBerry Super Apps Developer Challenge.
Download Poynt for BlackBerry: http://m/poynt.com
- Tether — Tether allows you to use your BlackBerry as a broadband modem so that you can get your laptop (PC or Mac) onto the internet without incurring a monthly fee from your carrier. This app is awesome…
Download Tether: http://www.tetherforblackberry.com
- Pandora — There is a lot of debate when it comes to the best Internet radio app available for the BlackBerry, however, Pandora is always in the discussion. It simply works and it’s free.
Download Pandora: http://www.pandora.com/blackberry
- BlackBerry Messenger — BlackBerry Messenger is, hands down, the best mobile Instant Messaging application available on any device. There are people who buy BlackBerry devices stating, “I want that phone that I can do BBM on”… BlackBerry Messenger may actually be the greatest BlackBerry application of all time.
Download BlackBerry Messenger: http://www.blackberry.com/bbm
- Facebook for BlackBerry — I know that a lot of people will question Facebook for BlackBerry making a greatest BlackBerry applications list, but, it hard to leave off the single most downloaded BlackBerry application of all time.
Download Facebook for BlackBerry -- http://www.blakberry.com/facebook
- WorldMate — If you are anything close to a road warrior and many BlackBerry users are, WorldMate is must install application. Even if you only travel occasionally, WorldMate is a BlackBerry app you may want to check out. With over 5 million road warriors using the app, WorldMate is the best travel assistant that I’ve ever seen.
Download WorldMate: http://www.rimarkable.com/worldmate_live
- SocialScope — Although SocialScope has been in the longest private beta that I have ever seen, over two years, it is widely regarded as the best 3rd party Twitter/Facebook client available on the BlackBerry.
Download SocialScope: http://www1.getsocialscope.com/
- BerryWeather — When it comes to weather applications for the BlackBerry, BerryWeather, a.k.a. BeWeather on BlackBerry App World, stands above the rest. BerryWeather offers instant access to current conditions plus detailed 7-day and 24-hour forecasts for over 72.000 locations worldwide.
Download BerryWeather: http://www.rimarkable.com/berryweather
- BerryBuzz — BerryBuzz is a BlackBerry alerts and notifications application on steroids giving you the ability to create custom led colors for almost any event, set repeating alarms, and even vibrate and ring simultaneously when you get incoming calls.
Download BerryBuzz: http://www.rimarkable.com/berrybuzz_download
AT&T and Research in Motion are giving away two BlackBerry Torch 9800 devices per day away every day through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th, and, there are two ways to win one.
- Facebook — Visit www.facebook.com/BlackBerryFromATT and add the page to your profile by clicking “like” on the page. Then click the “$99.99 Torch” tab to access the Sweepstakes and follow the instructions to enter.
- Twitter — Visit www.twitter.com and send a tweet including the hashtag: #OMGTorch during the Sweepstakes period.
Head over to omgtorch.com to get the official contest rules… Good Luck.
Almost a year ago UPS released a mobile app for the BlackBerry that is probably a bit more popular than you would think a UPS Mobile app for the BlackBerry would be, and, just recently has announced that the app is now available in more countries including Germany, France, Italy, the UK, and Canada.
UPS Mobile features include:
- Track — See recent tracks and assign shipment nicknames when you log-in with your My UPS ID. Or track by number, no log-in required.
- Ship — Log-in with your My UPS ID to access your address book, payment info, and other preferences from ups.com. Email label, then print.
- Locations — Find the nearest UPS service locations, and get directions.
- Quote — Estimate shipment costs and delivery times, and select the right UPS service for you.
UPS Mobile is a free BlackBerry download and you can pick it up in BlackBerry App World.
We already put up a post about your Cyber Monday Mobile Heist, however, we know that a lot of you are looking for great deals on specific BlackBerry Software… That being said, Tether for BlackBerry is on sale as part of the Cyber Monday Mobile Heist, today and tomorrow for $24.99, 50% off the regular price.
Tether is the best way to use your your BlackBerry device’s mobile broadband connection to get your laptop, PC or Mac, onto the internet, essentially turning your device into a BlackBerry modem of sorts.
Tether for BlackBerry Features:
- Internet Anywhere: You can use Tether anywhere you can make phone calls.
- Easy Setup: Download our software to your BlackBerry and another for your laptop… Then surf the web and email just like you would with any Internet connection.
- Fast Speeds: Download speeds that are impressive. Our users download at speeds up to 1,800 kbps.
- No Tethering Fees: Tether uses your phone’s data plan and we do not charge tethering fees. (refer to our Terms of Service) (Note that significant charges may apply for data usage if not on an unlimited data plan. Please check with your carrier.)
- All BlackBerries: Tether is compatible with all BlackBerries.
- All Carriers: Tether has been used by carriers all over the world. Some carriers do require APN settings, though. It appears our product does not work on the iDen Network.
- PC & Mac: Tether works on both PCs and Macs.
Pick up Tether for $24.99, 50% off the regular price, in the RIMarkable Store and take a look at 24 of our other top selling BlackBerry applications, all 50% off as part of our Cyber Monday Mobile Heist.