Monthly Archive for August, 2009Page 4 of 25

Six Weeks of BlackBerry Essentials: win a BlackBerry Curve case



Time for the next entry in our 6 week series of contests by Griffin Technology. For 6 weeks, we’ll be giving away prize packages and all you have to do is comment. Each week’s prize package will be different and on the 6th week we’re giving away a grand prize.

The winners from last week are:

  • Durbin007
  • Rey
  • Jim Balogh

This week, we’re giving away 3 iClears for the BlackBerry Curve.

To win, comment what you like about your BlackBerry Curve.

Feel free to participate on Twitter too. Just ReTweet this story.

Meet Griffin Technology on Twitter as well.

Next week, we’ll announce the winners and present that week’s prize package. Next week is for BlackBerry Pearl users.

Exchange contacts with the Nokia SMS protocol from your BlackBerry



SMS VCard Add-on is a BlackBerry app that enables your BlackBerry to receive, import and send contacts using the same SMS protocol as Nokia.

If you’re not familiar with the feature, with a Nokia device you can bring up a menu that allows you to send someone else’s contact information to a friend via SMS, MMS, Bluetooth and InfraRed. Note that only the Name, Phone and Email fields are sent due to SMS size restrictions.

SMS VCard Add-on is available for $1.99.


Premium themes available for the Curve 8520 and 8350i



Just a reminder to all the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and Curve 8350i owners out there that you can purchase a host of premium themes for these devices from Elecite.

You can download the following 10 premium themes for your Curve: Analog, Ascarii 2.0, Ulterior, Droid, Leopard, Eerie, iBerry, Inspirat, xBerry and Grunge.

Each BlackBerry Curve theme costs $6.99, check out all 10 of them here.


Details on the upcoming updates for BIS 2.5 BlackBerry IM clients



Third party BlackBerry Instant Messaging clients are a key component of the BlackBerry experience. Rumor has it that around mid/late September (new device time!), BlackBerry IM clients such as Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, Google Talk and ICQ will see some really decent updates.

Your third party BlackBerry IM clients will be updated with the following features:

  • Add dedicated icons to the Home Screen for one-click access to conversation boxes of specific contacts. The icon appears as the contact’s display picture or avatar
  • Add contacts and display pictures or avatars to the address book to easily send instant messages, email messages, SMS text messages, or place a call right from the address book or conversation box
  • Search through saved conversations
  • Add dedicated emoticon icons in the conversation box

What updates would you like to see?
Click through to read about the updated BlackBerry IM clients

Threaded SMS with BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900 OS leaks



Native threaded SMS is just around the corner for BlackBerry users and now you can get an advanced preview if you’re using a BlackBerry Curve 8900 or Bold 9000.

The latest OS leak, OS, delivers native threaded SMS for BlackBerry. While you won’t get the tabbed browsing as seen in previous OS 5 leaks, the native SMS client is reason enough to download. But remember, as with all OS leaks, proceed with caution! Always back up your device first because you may lose data.

Download OS for your BlackBerry Bold 9000.

Download OS for your BlackBerry Curve 8900.



Windows 7 premium BlackBerry theme with 10 free copies



The latest Windows 7 theme for BlackBerry is called 7Berry and it features 6 fixed small icons, 5 customizable icons, a big clock and battery meter as well as a today screen. The theme also comes with a window with 6 configurable icons (8 with the Storm) that can be toggled. That’s a lot of icons on one screen!

Purchase the 7Berry premium BlackBerry theme for $5.00.

Temas is also offering the first 10 BlackBerry Cool readers a free 7Berry premium theme. All you have to do is be among the first 10 to use the promo code 7BERRYCOOL.