APPS ROUNDUP: Blackboard, Opera Software, Peek

Staff writer
11 Nov 2009

Blackboard launches BlackBerry app

Blackboard has launched a native application for BlackBerry mobile devices – which debuted at the University of Washington -- as part of the new Blackboard Mobile platform. The application enables users to navigate course catalogs and campus maps, e-mail professors and classmates, and receiving real time updates on course schedules, campus events, news and sports with Mobile Central (Blackboard Mobile's flagship suite of applications).

Opera Mobile 10 beta for smartphones debuts

Opera Software has unveiled the beta of Opera Mobile 10 for Nokia and other Symbian/S60 handsets. This beta is twice as fast as the previous Opera Mobile released for Symbian/S60, and users will discover significant speed improvement when downloading pages, zooming and panning.

Peek releases Twitter handset

Peek has released the world’s first Twitter mobile device called TwitterPeek exclusively on TwitterPeek delivers the world of Twitter in a sleek, palm-sized gadget at $99, including unlimited nationwide service.

Acute Entertainment releases iPhone App puzzle game

Acute Entertainment has released a new iPhone application puzzle game dubbed Connect Zero, which has three difficulty levels -- easy, normal and hard. The easy level, which is played on a 6x9 grid, is available for free as a “lite” version.

Kingsoft launches mobile WAP service

Kingsoft has launched the Kingsoft Mobile WAP service exclusively for mobile phones as a strategy to construct a web-based platform. Kingsoft Mobile WAP is available to all local mobile users in China for free with services such as software, games, themes, picture and ringtones downloads.

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