Zeemote have launched a version of their Bluetooth mobile gaming controller for BlackBerry smartphones. The Zeemote JS1 is compatible with all BlackBerry handsets that have a trackball, and connects wirelessly to offer over fifty hours of battery-powered gameplay.
Update: video demo after the cut
The JS1 offers four action buttons together with a thumbstick, and not only controls games but can be used to navigate the BlackBerry's menus. It comes with a software driver that's used to add control to "all mobile games" for the handsets, according to Zeemote, and runs from two AAA batteries.
The Zeemote JS1 for BlackBerry will be available to buy over the summer, in a bundle with a free Gameloft title. It will also be included in certain BlackBerry handset bundles. No word on pricing.
ZEEMOTE JS1 BLUETOOTH CONTROLLER AVAILABLE FOR BLACKBERRY SMARTPHONES
CHELMSFORD, MASS.– July 28, 2009 — Zeemote™ Inc. (http://www.zeemote.com/), the recognized leader in designing, manufacturing, marketing and licensing wireless controller technology and products for mobile devices, has announced today that the Zeemote® JS1 Bluetooth Mobile Gaming Controller is now compatible with all BlackBerry® smartphones with a trackball.
Downtime is now game time with the Zeemote® JS1 Bluetooth Mobile Gaming Controller. It features four action buttons and a thumbstick to provide the ultimate control for the world’s best mobile gaming experience. Its ergonomic design fits perfectly and discreetly in the hand, weighs in at only 57 grams and provides 50+ hours of continuous game play on two AAA batteries. The Zeemote JS1 features the Zeekey Software Application creating instant compatibility with all mobile games made for BlackBerry smartphones. To use the Zeemote JS1 Controller with a BlackBerry Smartphone, a user simply needs to download the Zeekey App from www.zeemote.com/zeekey
The Zeemote JS1 also enables a user to control phone menu navigation and offers compatibility with nearly all apps on a BlackBerry smartphone and those available on BlackBerry App World™ (www.blackberry.com/appworld). For example, the Zeemote JS1 can be used as a remote control for the media player giving users an easy, convenient way to control their music and videos.
Ernie Cormier, CEO, Zeemote Inc commented: “We are delighted that BlackBerry smartphone users worldwide will now be able to experience a fun and immersive mobile gaming experience and get the most out of their apps when using the Zeemote JS1 Bluetooth Controller.”
The Zeemote JS1 controller has been dubbed “The Gaming Sensation of 2009” by a leading UK technology TV show and is being embraced worldwide by consumers. The Zeemote JS1 Controller is the must-have Bluetooth peripheral for getting the most out of your BlackBerry smartphone.
Availability, Compatibility and Games
Zeemote JS1 Bluetooth Controller is compatible with the BlackBerry® Bold™, BlackBerry® Tour™, the BlackBerry® Curve™ series, the BlackBerry® Pearl™ series and the BlackBerry® 8800 series smartphones. For a complete list of supported BlackBerry smartphones go to www.zeemote.com/blackberry
The Zeemote JS1 Controller will be available this summer online through ShopBlackBerry.com in North America, Europe or Asia in the official Zeemote JS1 BlackBerry Retail Pack. The Zeemote retail pack is compatible with all games for BlackBerry utilizing the Zeekey Controller App and also includes one free game from Gameloft. Users can select from titles such as Block Breaker 2 Deluxe™, Asphalt 4™, Terminator Salvation™, H.A.W.X™, Wimbledon 2009™, Pro Golf World Tour 2010™, Sonic Unleashed™ and many more. The Zeemote JS1 will also be made available through an official BlackBerry smartphone bundle from select retailers or mobile operators coming Fall 2009.
About Zeemote Inc.
Zeemote Inc. is the recognized leader in designing, manufacturing, marketing and licensing wireless controller technology and products for mobile devices.
About Zeemote JS1 Controller
The company's debut product is the Zeemote JS1 Controller, which creates the world's best mobile gaming experience.
The award-winning Bluetooth gaming controller is marketed and sold globally through partnerships with top handset manufacturers and mobile operators.
The Zeemote JS1 featuring Zeekey Controller Software empowers you to have the ultimate control over all mobile games, Apps and phone features when used with select mobile devices from: Nokia, LG, Samsung and Blackberry. For further information on Zeekey please visit: http://www.zeemote.com/zeekey/
For devices not utilizing Zeekey Controller Software The world's leading mobile game developers and publishers are actively creating Zeemote Ready titles to take advantage of the exciting and immersive game play delivered by the Zeemote JS1 Controller.
For more information on www.zeemote.com