You’d think that by now the BlackBerry OS would contain most basic functions. That is, when it comes to email options, memos, and camera settings, the basics would come standard. Yet it seems that every few weeks I highlight an app that is so simple that I wonder why RIM hasn’t yet included it. They do eventually come around, as we saw with add to existing contact. That’s now a native feature in OS 7. I wonder how long it will take them to add a camera timer. It’s basic yet useful. For now we’ll have to settle for an app. As you might imagine, Camera Timer is pretty straight forward. You set the countdown for five, 10, or 30 seconds, and then set your flash to on, off, or auto. Then click the button on the bottom and get in position for the photo. Seriously, it doesn’t get any easier than that. Even better, you can set an audio warning for the photo countdown, so you’ll know exactly when it’s going to snap. Again, this is so simple that I can’t fathom why RIM didn’t just include it. The only issue that remains is the manner in which you’ll prop up your BlackBerry. At the BBGeeks Store we have a number of flip lid cases that can do the trick. If you happen to have one of the new BlackBerry Bold models, the 9900 or the 9930, you can check out this neat little tip. You can use the battery cover as a kickstand. I’m sure you BlackBerry geeks have other methods of propping your device when necessary. This app won’t set you back much, either. You can get the Camera Timer app for just a buck.