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    PinStack Week in Review: OS updates, Product Launches/Reviews & Free Themes

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    I can't believe that in three and a half weeks it will be 2009! This year has gone by so fast its unreal. This has definately been a huge year for BlackBerry, with the number of product launches far exceeding all years prior. Breaking the mold and diving in to the consumer market with their first 8220 FlipBerry or stepping up and competing in the touch screen venue with a Storm, RIM has definately surprised us all as they keep 'em coming.

    Official OS Updates
    (*editorial* for those Storm users, I know it has been a very LONG two weeks without a significant upgrade. Looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel...be patient )
    First Firmware Update For The BlackBerry Storm Blows Into Town
    Alltel 4.5.0.89 Finally released!!
    9530 OS upgrade to 4.7.0.75 OTA today.
    Newest Curve 8900 OS 4.6.1.138/4.6.1.76
    You can always find the latest OS available for your devices by going to the respective device forum and checking the OS sticky at the top of the page or use jerryd's OS update.

    Applications
    Ascendo Money - Personal Finance Manager - for the BlackBerry Storm
    The new version includes numerous enhancements for the BlackBerry Storm (9500, 9530, 95xx,...) including: Touch Screen Support for clicking on buttons, activating drop-down lists, etc., Screen Tilt Support for horizontal and vertical viewing of Accounts (see below), Registers, etc., Column Sorting by tapping on column header to display rows in ascending or descending order, Column Resizing by sliding finger across column headers, Short-Cut Buttons such as Add, Save, Keyboard to navigate without having to select from the screen menu, Horizontal and Vertical Scrolling by sliding finger across screen, Hide/Show screen elements with short-cut buttons to maximize

    PocketDay Start! Open Beta (Storm Launcher)
    Cross River Systems LLC is please to begin an open Beta program for our new Launcher designed specifically for the BlackBerry Storm. PocketDay Start! allows users to completely customize and have quick access to all of their favorite app, contacts and web sites as well as the build in BB information with only a few screen taps. Communicate Faster. Access your Information quicker. Manage your Apps. Access to Favorite Web Sites.





    OANDA FXConverter - Currency Exchange Rates
    This somewhat schizophrenic utility's display name is OANDA FXConverter, but lists in the Applications list as simply FXConverter. The OANDA comes from the sponsor's company name. And after a slow splash screen startup, it ends up not actually being able to accept any input to be converted, instead it allows you to select a currency and some commodities like Gold to be compared to, and the alternate currency and you get the exchange rate information.




    SMobile Systems Launches Security Shield for Blackberry
    SMobile Systems, the leading provider of security solutions for mobile phones announced that its top-selling Security Shield application is being introduced for Blackberry. Security Shield for Blackberry integrates its anti-virus solution, VirusGuard, with remote lock, wipe, backup and restore functions.






    Myspace set to deliver streaming video to mobile devices
    MySpace users with mobile phones are about to find out if they can walk and watch TV at the same time. On Wednesday, News Corp's online social network will make video clips from its members' pages available for viewing on mobile devices including the BlackBerry Bold, Palm Centro, Motorola Q9, LG Voyager, Nokia N95 and Samsung Instinct. Members will be able to look at video on their own homepages as well as friends' pages. They also will be able to view professionally produced video from TMZ, the celebrity news and gossip website owned by Time Warner Inc; the National Hockey League; National Geographic magazine; satirical newspaper The Onion and others.

    PinStacker Product Reviews
    Review of Berrystore
    Review: WeatherBug Direct
    Review of Case-Mate's Smart Skin
    Review: BestSkinsEver for the 8220 FlipBerry

    News Features
    R.I.P. Ted Rogers
    Rogers 8900 Curve: Official Spec Sheet, Flyer and Dummy unit.
    Blackberry Saves Mans Life in Mumbai Attacks, Terrorist also use BlackBerry
    Analyst cuts forecast for BlackBerry maker
    Five Killer Smartphones for SMBs - Bold & Storm Make List
    NEW Free Theme Downloads

    Have a GREAT weekend!

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    Thank you Cherri for another well written and helpful review.

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    Thank you Cherri. You have I good weekend too 8^)

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    Thanks Cherri. Wish you and the rest of the team a nice weekend.
    Regards from Germany.
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    Any ideas on a VZW os update

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    i sure wish Sprint would step up to the plate and get with it! They seem to be way behind the other carriers. Does anyone know what is up with Sprint?

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    Oh I forgot, thanks Cherri and the rest of the team who work so hard to keep us all informed. Kudos to you all!

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    Thanks Cherri for the updates as also.

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    Thanks for the overview!

    By the sounds of the OANDA FXconverter review, this software obviously doesn't seem to work as well on the reviewer's bb as it does on my curve!

    In all fairness, it is a really useful app, nothing schizophrenic about it. And of course it accepts input of amounts to be converted in the two currency fields! And the splash screen at the start isn't slow either.

    Been using this app on multiple trips abroad over the last 6 months and it has never let me down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanne4kats View Post
    i sure wish Sprint would step up to the plate and get with it! They seem to be way behind the other carriers. Does anyone know what is up with Sprint?
    Sprint has been behind for years, that's why I stay here to STAY updated! The only reason I'm still with Sprint is because of the Nextel 7100i, then finally got tired of waiting for something new and got a Curve. I missed alot waiting on Sprint.
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    Thanks for the wrap up Cherri!
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    loads of great news thanks for the update
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    Great update. Love all the 8900 information!

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    Great info. 2009, wow. Time is whipping by..
    Thanks cherrichiodo!

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