BlackBerry Cool Roundup for the Week of January 18th

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It was a long week for the BlackBerry Nation. Some of my favorite highlights include our two contests, one for the PrivacyStar app, the other for an Epik case. In the app department, foursquare made the headlines by releasing their official client and one of my favorite iPhone developers, IUGO, launched 2 of their major titles for BlackBerry. In the news, the BlackBerry Curve 8330 got an official OS 5 update from Boost Mobile of all places. Regardless, we’ll just delete that vendor.xml file and get to work downloading. Hope you have a great weekend everybody!
Click through to catch up on everything you missed this week

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Rogers White BlackBerry Curve 8520 Arrives

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Our good friend RogersDude69 sent over some pics of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 in white, which has recently arrived at Rogers retail outlets. It’s a shame that Rogers haven’t updated the software for the device, and that it’s running OS 4.6.1.290 out of the box.
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How To Setup Google Apps for Your Company and BlackBerry

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Recently, I shut down my Rackspace service and switched the company to Google Apps. While some users have complained that BIS email is slow, I’ve noticed a very manageable difference in delivery times for BIS versus BES. Also, whatever features I have lost in terms of contact sync and email delivery, I have definitely made up for in savings. Sure, there are some setbacks with Google Apps in terms of user experience, and I no longer have FANATICAL support, but with savings of $150-$200 per month, I’m happy with my choice. Here is a guide for anyone looking to migrate over to Google Apps.
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IUGO Launch Zombie Attack! Bad Blood Tower Defense for BlackBerry

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IUGO are a really talented company when it comes to making mobile games. Their games use unique IP and design, combined with awesome 3D graphics and addictive gameplay to make games you simply can’t miss. Back when I used to use an iPhone, one of my favorite games was Zombie Attack! (aka ZA!) and it’s now available for BlackBerry.

Zombie Attack! is a tower defense game where you have to defend your cabin against a never-ending wave of zombies. Some zombies are fast and weak, others are slow and powerful. It’s up to you to choose the best combination of weaponry to fight them off.

Features:

  • Different zombie types to slay.
  • 4 weapon types for a variety of zombie killing techniques.
  • Survivor machete: hack and slash the undead when needed.
  • Stylized 3D graphics.
  • Local leaderboards.
  • Intuitive controls, elegant UI.
  • Pick up and play for 2 minutes or 2 hours.

Check out Zombie Attack! in the BlackBerry Cool store for more details and screenshots. You’re going to love this game.

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Official OS 5 Arrives for the BlackBerry Curve 8330

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After a Boost Mobile user posted a pic of their Curve 8330 with OS 5.0.0.438, it seemed only a matter of time until the download became available. Well now you can head over to the Boost Mobile page and grab OS 5.0.0.438 for yourself! Just remember to delete the vendor.xml file. Also, if you’re a Tour owner, feel free to use the comment thread to vent. Also, I’m not sure if this is compatible with the 8330m, so let us know if you’ve tried.

Download OS 5.0.0.438 for the BlackBerry Curve 8330 from Boost.

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WiFi Media Backup for BlackBerry Transfers Media to PC

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Chocolate Chunk Apps have just released WiFi Media Backup for BlackBerry which allows you to automatically upload photos, videos and voice-notes from your BlackBerry to your PC, wirelessly and in the background.

This is a great feature in that you can roam around all day, taking photos, video or voice notes, and when you return to your office or home, they’re there waiting for you on your PC. The application requires two parts: a BlackBerry app, and a lightweight PC application called Media Server.

This app is a great product for anyone who uses a lot of the media capabilities of their device and wants a backup of it all on their PC. Personally, I wish the sync would go both ways, and include the ability to transfer music files as well. That would make this the ultimate over-the-air media app.

More information about WiFi Media Backup available in the BlackBerry Cool store.

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ATOMIC BlackBerry Theme With Animated Dock and Atom Icons

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ATOMIC is a new theme from R&R Theme Designs and it has some interesting elements to it. This theme comes with a hidden dock and once activated, your icons swoop in from the sides and cluster together, with the same chaos you would expect from atoms. The downside is that R&R didn’t do the best job of making clear and easy to read icons. I always appreciate a theme company making custom, animated icons and docks, which is why I gave this theme a shot, but I’ll probably switch back to the original theme in the long run.

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BlackBerry Cufflinks for the Tuxedo-Wearing BlackBerry User

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BlackBerry Cufflinks are a pretty awesome accessory but they would be even more awesome if they were made out of pure platinum. I could see myself wearing these if I was either Jim Balsillie, or a millionaire eBay seller who sold unreleased devices (not like those guys are rich). Fifty dollars for the pair is a little much for a party gag but I’m sure someone is buying. Also, why make it out of 8800s? They should be Storms.

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New BerryShell BlackBerry Theme from HedoneDesign

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HedoneDesign have a new theme out called BerryShell and they’re offering it on sale for 20% off until the 26th of January. This theme is a lot like many of HedoneDesign’s themes in that they have a similar icon set. While I enjoy the homescreen, I personally find myself always preferring the icon set that comes native with the BlackBerry. You can’t beat the simplicity of basic lines but it’s always fun to switch things up for a while. With a Today Preview function and some good icon placement, this theme is definitely worth trying out.

To get 20% off, use the coupon code BSHD20 in the BlackBerry Cool Store.

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Leaked BlackBerry Magnum Is Cool But Will Not Launch

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Cellguru got his hands on the BlackBerry Magnum, the touchscreen QWERTY hybrid that we’ve been hearing rumors about for some time now. While this device has been scrapped and will probably never see the light of day, there are also rumors of a BlackBerry Dakota which could come to market. The Dakota is still in very early planning stages so it’s still in the air about what to expect. It’s unlikely that the Dakota will come in a Bold 9000 form factor, which is sort of a shame.
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