Monday, March 15, 2010

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Formula 1 App Available for Blackberry

WooHOoo! We're literally just hours away from the official start of the 2010 Formula 1 season with the first Friday Practice about to kick off in Bahrain. And to make this year's practice sessions, qualifying and races even more engaging to watch on tv BlackBerry owners can now download the Official Formula1.com Live Timing App and follow the lap details from their device. Features include:

•Live Timing: The main timing screen lets you track the progress of every driver, from their position and best lap time to their latest sector times and lap count. Other features include a track status indicator, informing you of yellow/red flags and safety car phases, plus straight-line speeds and text commentary.
•Circuit Data: The circuit data screen lets you know what conditions the drivers are facing out on the circuit, with the current air and track temperatures, rainfall, air pressure and humidity levels, plus wind speed and direction. Graphs also allow you to see how conditions have changed throughout the session.
•Additional Features: The Official Live Timing Application isn't just about the current race. Other features include results for every session of the current season, the season calendar, timetables for every Grand Prix and the current championship standings.
To download, just visit mobile.formula1.com from your BlackBerry's web browser. The app is free of charge, but you will need to register at formula1.com to take advantage of the app all season long (you can use the app for one race weekend without having to register). At 1.1 megabytes it's a fairly heavy app by BlackBerry standards (I'm sure F1 fans won't mind!), but from the few minutes I've spent on it so far it seems to be a well-built app. The true test will come once the cars hit the track though.

As for the 2010 season, I think we're in for a good one. Some of the rule changes are a bit wonky but should hopefully make for better race action. And with Michael Schumacher back in the sport (albeit not in a Ferrari) and with some very competitive team driver pairings, there's going to be a lot of drama and action both on and off the track. Any picks on who wins this year? Sound off in the comments! I already have my race ticket and trip booked to hit up the Grand Prix of Canada in Montreal in June, so if you're going to be there let me know and we'll do a CrackBerry/F1 Fan Meetup! Enjoy the app, and enjoy the season!

Via Crackberry.com

Nimbuzz for Blackberry upgraded for 5.0OS

Nimbuzz for Blackberry is upgraded to v1.1.1

Nimbuzz has been upgraded to v1.1.1 and now works on OS 5.0 making it easier to keep up with your friends and family members on all popular instant messaging and social networks, such as Facebook, Skype, MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, and many more...for FREE !!!

Features include:
All your friends in one place – check their status updates and chat right from the buddy list.
Integrated into the Blackberry user interface – very easy to use.
Home screen alerts – allow Nimbuzz to run in the background and you wont miss anything.
Sound profiles - your notifications can be customized, so you can make them personal.
Auto reconnect – for switching between 3G, 2G and Wifi networks
Save money on text messages with free Nimbuzz messaging.

Nimbuzz is available for BlackBerries running OSv4.6 or higher, including the BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Tour, BlackBerry Pearl Flip and BlackBerry Curve. You can get it for FREE at these links.....


Nimbuzz - Free All-In-One IM

BlackBerry App World - Nimbuzz
Discuss this in the BlackberryOS Forums

Via BlackberryOS.com

Blackberry Score Mobile Updated

One of our BBOS members informed us today that one of my favorite apps received a new update. Score Mobile, a sports fan necessity, has been bumped up to v1.3.2.6. I do not know much about the difference in the new update. I do know that it is running smoother, so I must assume the update was back-ended with some bug fixes. With Score Mobile you can view up-to-the-minute scores, news, stats, leaderboards and a whole lot more. There are even live blogs available for certain games. Coverage includes: MLB, PGA, NFL, NCAAF, CFL, NASCAR, NHL, NBA, MLS and EPL, and more to come. Best of all, the app is free!!!! If you are even remotely interested in sports you need to get your hands on Score Mobile as soon as you can click the link below.

Via BlackberryOS.com

Blackberry Twitter and LinkedIn Official Release is near

The intense wait is nearing an end. According to RIM, two highly anticipated applications are approaching a public release. RIM recently pushed out a newsletter which retains information regarding the release of Twitter for Blackberry as well as LinkedIn for Blackberry. They do not specify exactly when the release dates are but they do however state that "two of your favorite business apps will arrive in Blackberry App World soon." This is excellent for those of you who like to use the RIM official software instead of the 3rd party applications. The newsletter while previously stated doesn’t provide an exact release date; it does however provide different ways that you can be notified of the release when it is officially open to the public. Either by following @Blackberry on twitter or by adding your email address to their notification list. We have provided links for your convenience below. Let’s hope this monumental day comes sooner than later!

Formula 1 Timing App for BlackBerry with Circuit Data and Schedules | BlackBerry Cool#more-18610

Formula One is here with the first races starting this weekend in Bahrain. With the Live Timing App for BlackBerry, you can track the progress of every driver, from their position and best lap time, to their latest sector times and lap count. The app also includes a track status indicator, informing you of yellow/red flags and safety car phases, plus straight-line speeds and text commentary.

The Formula One Timing App also gives you a circuit data screen that lets you know track conditions, with the current air and track temperatures, rainfall, air pressure and humidity levels, plus wind speed and direction. Graphs also allow you to see how conditions have changed throughout the session.

To download the Formula One Timing App, go to mobile.formula1.com from your BlackBerry and download the Live Timing App from the link on the homepage.