Great review as always, C2!
TGIF Everyone!! This week was Christmas for BlackBerry theme developers. Plazmic issued a patch to Plazmic Theme Builder, allowing for Tour and 8520 themes. The biggest gripe after the launch of a new device is the lack of custom themes. I must say that the guys over at Plazmic must have heard our cries because this download came a lot sooner than they have in the past. Within a few hours of the announcement hitting the internet, new themes were popping up! (*new theme forum additions to be added soon!)
BlackBerry Rumors & News
Press Release: ShoZu Announces New Custom Edition Client for BlackBerry
BlackBerry Developer Blog Open
Are Third party HTML email viewers for BlackBerry history?
New BlackBerry Messenger To Be Available On All OS 5.0 Smartphones
A Blackberry Priced Right for Newcomers
Plazmic 4.7 Update to Include Tour 9630 and 8520
iPhone Rumors & News
Offender Locator iPhone software exiled from App Store by Appl
Apple Accepts a GMail Push Application
T-Mobile stops prepaid Sidekick data service to unlocked iPhone users
Apple sells 5 million iPhones to China Unicom
Lawsuits Take Aim at Apple & AT&T over MMS
Palm OS Rumors & News
PreDevCamp Kicks Off
Palm quietly improving Pre build quality, tweaking hardware
Palm Is Watching You
Windows Mobile Rumors & News
HTC's Whitestone for Verizon, high-power Leo rendered again?
Nokia To Dump Symbian
Microsoft Office coming to Nokia Handsets
Nokia 5900 XpressMusic spotted from the back?
Android Rumors & News
Facebook App for Android Soon?
Other Smartphone Rumors & News
Twitter Continues to Battle DDoS Attack
- Carrier Related
AT&T Doubles up The 3G in Atlanta
Qik for iPhone 3GS now available, still not capable of live 3G streaming
via engadget:So, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that Qik for iPhone 3GS is now available, and it's completely gratis to download. The bad news is that it probably won't do exactly what you want it to. You see, those on Symbian S60 have grown used to a Qik that can actually stream live video to the internet, whereas this app is currently just a "capture and upload" piece.
Blackberry App World v22.214.171.124 Released
Blackberry App World v126.96.36.199 is officially available for download. There are currently no release notes posted on RIM's website detailing the changes included in this release, but likely addresses the problems many users, particularly the 83xx family of devices, have been experiencing. If you tried to upgrade to v1.1 and were unable to or experienced errors messages, this release may be the fix you've been waiting all week for.
Push Notifications Come to eBay iPhone App
eBay's iPhone app has received an upgrade to version 1.4.0 and now includes push notifications and the ability to pay with PayPal directly from the app. The new push notification feature can let users know when they have been outbid or when the auction of a watched item is about to end.
The App Store description lists the following new features:
- Optimized for 3.0 OS
- Integrated Pay with PayPal support
- Push notifications for outbid events and watched items
- Recent detailed seller feedback
- Completed items search
- Description search
SlingPlayer Mobile 1.1 to Bring DISH Remote Access
From jkOnTheRun: "The Sling Media folks pinged me this afternoon to share their latest news. SlingPlayer Mobile v1.1 for iPhone was submitted to the iTunes App Store for approval. Let me get the bad news out of the way first, so we can focus on the good stuff — there’s no 3G streaming support in the new version. You still have to use Wi-Fi to watch live or recorded television from your SlingBox hardware.
Top 5 Android Apps
The Android brand is growing everyday, along with the number of apps available for this open-source platform. The marketplace is up and running, along with other sites hosting apps for developers. Sifting through them can be quite an adventure, especially when you're looking for something very specific. I've rounded up a few that should fit easily into any app collection and hopefully help you get the most out of your device. I'll be looking for new and exciting apps weekly, so feel free to message me with any personal favorites.
Top 10 Free Apps for the iPhone
With over 65,000 apps available for iPhone and iPod Touch 2g users, its amazing how anyone could find anything on iTunes unless searching for specific attributes. Rumors are floating around that Apple will be implementing new procedures for app approval. Of course, if you are looking for Google Voice for your new iPhone you won't find it on iTunes. Be patient, Google has plans on making the application available via the web soon enough. Check out the TOP 10 Free Apps for the iPhone
Nimbuzz For Android
Nimbuzz is a popular social app for iPhone, Windows Mobile, and Symbian that incorporates Skype, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, AIM, and Google Talk into a clean and easy to use messaging interface. A version for Android was released today and will feature:
- The smart buddy list layout displays information in an intelligent way, combining avatar and presence information in one, with community icon and resource information (if your buddy is online on the mobile or PC) in the same line.
- The time sensitive UI detects how long you press on a buddy’s name. A light touch opens their profile and a stronger touch instantly starts a new chat!
- And so much more!
Bank to Offer Check Deposits Through iPhone App
The New York Times is reporting that banking and insurance company USAA will allow qualified customers to deposit checks via its iPhone application. The Internet has taken a lot of the paperwork out of banking, but there is no avoiding paper when someone gives you a check. Now one bank wants to let customers deposit checks immediately — through their phones.
New Applications (Beta)
Simon Remix Beta 3
Simon Remix, now at Beta 3, is based off a classic electronic game known as Simon or Simon Says. The goal of the game is to have the computer, Simon, spit out a random set of colors. Then it is up to the player to input back those colors in the correct order. You match them correctly, and you'll advance to the next round with increased difficulty. You get it wrong and ooooo it's game over for you.
Vringo Beta - Video Ringtones on Your BlackBerry Bold
Vringo lets users set their own visual or video ringtone and choose the video, avatar, slide show or picture they want their friends to see when they call. Users can choose content from a variety of sources to create their “Vringos”. Users can browse Vringo’s own large collection of premium content licensed from TV, video and music clips. Users can also import content from Vringo partner sites or from almost anywhere on the Web. Users can even create Vringos using their phone’s camera or pull pictures or video from existing social networks. Vringo is the next generation in mobile personalization.
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Have a GREAT weekend!
Great review as always, C2!
How in the world did I miss the thread for the new blackberry app? I'm currently installing a bizillion apps lol (the free ones )
What's the matter? CIA's got you pushing too many pencils?
Great W-I-R Cherri. There was a little something for every platform this week, so everyone had something to catchup on. Anyone notice Apple and AT&T dominating the news feeds anymore?