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This week has been a HUGE news week. PinStack has had over 50 news items ... Week In Review forum

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    Special PinStack Week in Review: Free Downloads, Product Reviews & CTIA


    This week has been a HUGE news week. PinStack has had over 50 news items posted in the past 7 days!

    The week started with more Bold launches and a super comprehensive Bold User Guide. As the date draws closer for the ATT launch here in the US, the anticipation has grown out of control. Registration opened for the BlackBerry Partners Fund Developers Challenge, with PINStack as one of three judges for Most Innovative Personal Productivity and Lifestyle Application. Reports from Gartner Research show that RIM was the biggest winner in a slowing smartphone market in the second quarter, roughly doubling its market share from a year ago to 17.4 percent, while Motorola claimed in a lawsuit that Research In Motion Ltd. is illegally stealing its workers in violation of an agreement between the two rivals. Motorola asked a judge to bar RIM from using Motorola's confidential information or soliciting or hiring any Motorola employees. Motorola also seeks more than $50,000 in damages. RIM has opened a new R&D facility in Bochum, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. RIM's investment is welcome after Nokia angered many Germans by announcing it would pull out of Bochum and invest in Romania. And in a newsletter, RIM announced that later this month, BlackBerry Device Software v4.5 will be promoted and made generally available for download at

    Cognitive Powers launched BBSportsLines this week, a mobile application for blackberry devices to display up-to-date sports odds. The free application allows blackberry users to import up-to-date sports odds from a multitude of sports from around the world. Odds for side wagers, totals, futures, and even propositional wagers are available. Weight Watchers has launched a mobile *wap* site which enables Weight Watchers Online and eTools subscribers free access to the same weight loss planning and tracking tools that help them stay on track, from any location, at anytime on a supported mobile device. TimeBridge has introduced the first Personal Scheduling Assistant designed to help busy people find a time to meet — fast. This innovative, new web application works across calendaring systems, companies and time zones.

    Updated software includes myBoxTone Insight, WHERE for BB and the very popular VR application vlingo is out of beta. Google announced the launch of their new Google Mobile application which will allow easy access to Maps, Gmail, News, and more from Google. The guys over at viigo released viigo 3.0 Beta 3 early (well, for us left coast people, it was early) this morning. You can download the PinStack branded version here. Want to be a beta tester? Beiks is looking for testers for thier dictionary application. Speaking of Beiks, they have also updated the game Color Lines to support BlackBerry 9000 aka BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry 8220 aka BlackBerry Flip. They have graciously offerred PinStack members an exclusive 49% discount when purchasing the game. Click here for more details. And nuTsie announced a music/software giveaway contest last week, win nuTsie for life. Click here for more details.

    With well over 30,000 PinStackers in the great state of Texas and millions of people in Ike's way, we'd like to remind everyone to do everything necessary to preserve life and property. Check out this post put together by hayden, for everything you need to check weather stats from your BlackBerry device. JerryD's Mini Software Tracker has been updated again with all new/latest versions of all the cool apps.

    CTIA Round-up (just in case you missed something):
    CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2008, taking place this week at Moscone West, from September 10 - 12, mobile phone manufacturers, carriers and content providers announced new devices, content channels and applications that enhance the mobile experience for consumers, mobile professionals and the enterprise.

    CTIA: + Thumbplay = Ultimate Entertainment Downloading
    CTIA: AOL Mail, AIM & ICQ Services Coming to BlackBerry Smartphones!
    CTIA: RIM Introduces the First BlackBerry Flip Phone - 8220
    CTIA: Verizon Wireless Launches YouTones By FunMobility
    CTIA: RIM & Sprint today announced plans to deliver BlackBerry Curve 8350i
    CTIA: Purina Launches and go2 Pets
    CTIA: New MapQuest 4 Mobile Beta for BlackBerry - Free Download!
    CTIA: RIM & TiVo Partner: TiVo Mobile Entertainment on BlackBerry!
    CTIA: AT&T Intros New GPS Technology to Improve Location-based Services
    CTIA: Magmic Games brings the New York Times Crosswords to Blackberry
    CTIA: Microsoft and RIM to Launch Live Search for BlackBerry Smartphones
    CTIA: MySpace on BlackBerry! New Mobile Social Portal & BlackBerry Hub!
    CTIA: Comedy Time Now Available on BlackBerry
    CTIA: Slacker & RIM Partner to Enable Slacker Radio on BlackBerry!
    CTIA: Quicktate releases New App to Record and Transcribe any Phone Call
    CTIA: Adobe Photoshop Mobile on your BlackBerry... soon!
    CTIA: ZAGG Inc. Introduces invisibleSHIELD for BlackBerry Bold
    CTIA: Live photos of RIM's BlackBerry Curve 8350i for Nextel
    CTIA: NeoReader for BlackBerry - Access Mobile Content via 2D barcodes!

    Have a GREAT weekend everyone!

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    Nice update as always. This is great for the people that have not been here for the past week. Thanks for your hard work.

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    Always appreciate it. Never a shortage of new BB apps, games, and developments.
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    Nice round-up, I have some catching up to do. So much new stuff this week, some slipped right past me!
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    Always looked forward to the weekly review. Thanks for the amazing work cheerichiodo

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    Excellent recap! Definitely missed a few of those items, but that's why I get my news here first!

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