Alert: Fantasy football managers!
If you bleed your team's colors, obsess about stats, or dominate your fantasy leagues, then this guide is for you. Here are our favorite free and paid sports apps from BlackBerry App World™.
Get a jump on your fantasy competition with Y! Fantasy Football '10. Follow the lightning action on the ice with the Hockey News. Or raise your golf game to the next level with nRange Golf GPS and the USGA's Rules of Golf. NBA fans will want to check out NBA Game Time Lite, and mixed martial arts (MMA) gets the nod with MMA Junkie Mobile. And try MLB.com At Bat to get ready for opening day.
Download these apps to your BlackBerry® smartphone and you will go a long way toward feeding your sports obsession. Many are free and all are terrifically fun.
We are excited to offer a preview of the new BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, the first professional tablet. The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was announced last month and is loaded with features for work and play, including breathtaking multimedia, front and back video cameras, Flash support, 3G access via your existing BlackBerry smartphone service plan, as well as true multitasking. Stay tuned for future posts on the Inside BlackBerry Blog and upcoming issues of BlackBerry Connection.
BlackBerry® 6 brings a whole new experience to BlackBerry smartphone owners. Click the links below for more about these new features:
- Redesigned home screen: Sleek visuals, easy multitasking, and smart organization. It's easier than ever to use your smartphone.
- Faster, richer web browsing: Pages load fast and there's tabbed browsing so you can have multiple web pages open at once.
- Social feeds and views: See all your social and RSS feeds in one place. Type an update once and send it to one, all, or select networks.
- Engaging multimedia: Get a streamlined experience with album art, new camera modes, sharing, a built-in YouTube® app, and more.
These are just a few of the features and benefits from upgrading to BlackBerry 6. Click the button below to learn more.
The new BlackBerry® Wireless Headset HS-700 includes the following features:
- Talks to you: Announces the names of incoming callers1, alerts you with battery status updates, mute status, and much more.
- Listens to you: Use your voice to ask a question or give instructions. To manage your calls just say, "answer" or "ignore." You can also dial, mute, swap calls, redial, and more—hands free.
- Built to work with your BlackBerry smartphone: The headset uses your Contacts list to announce the name of your caller1, plays audio files, and announces GPS mapping turn-by-turn directions.2
- Automatic volume control conveniently adjusts the volume of your call when you're in noisy environments.
- Advanced noise-cancelling technology and dual microphones help counteract background noise wherever you are, making your conversations feel and sound more natural.
1 Requires a BlackBerry smartphone with BlackBerry® Device Software 6.0 or later.
2 Requires compatible third-party, location-based services application on smartphone.
Let them know your ETA with the free BlackBerry Traffic app
Picture this scene. You leave work for home in heavy rain. Your spouse is waiting for you. How long will the drive take tonight? Are there any accidents? What should you tell your spouse?
Not to worry, you have the new BlackBerry® Traffic app to check traffic conditions and calculate your estimated time of arrival (ETA). ETA in hand, you fire off a text message to your spouse, "Heavy Rain...Home at 5:54 pm." To save time you can also send predefined email, PIN, or SMS messages, such as:
- On my way
- Running late
- Almost there
- Right outside
Using your BlackBerry smartphone's built-in GPS, BlackBerry Traffic accounts for distance, speed, and traffic conditions to estimate your arrival time. You can easily calculate the ETA to any address in your contact list or enter new addresses manually, or find new destinations using local search. Accidents, closed roads, slow traffic—they are all included in your ETA calculation.
BlackBerry Traffic is a FREE beta app from BlackBerry App World for use in the US and Canada.
Movie fans will love the Turner Classic Movies app ($2.99 US). The app will keep you updated on the full TCM TV schedule up to two months in advance. With more than 300 films playing on TCM each month, you can schedule your screenings well in advance.
But the app does so much more to please the avid movie maven. For many scheduled films you can delve into historical information, commentary, and media from the TCM database. You also get a photo gallery of hundreds of hi-res photos, lobby cards, production stills, and original poster art. And you can view thousands of widescreen videos comprising short-form videos, such as original widescreen scope trailers and clips. This app does everything but pop the corn.
Here is a quick way to get to know more about your BlackBerry smartphone: Watch the BlackBerry Learning Series videos on the Official BlackBerry Channel on YouTube. These short self-help videos demonstrate many BlackBerry smartphone features.
BlackBerry smartphones are renowned for their long-lasting battery life, but even so you can take several concrete and easy steps to noticeably squeeze more time from your battery. Follow these tips—especially when traveling.