Monthly Archive for October, 2009Page 2 of 21

Fixes for the BlackBerry OS 5 themes bug

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We had some great responses from our post regarding the BlackBerry OS 5 themes bug. There are a couple of fixes that were provided in the comments that are worth reposting.
Click through for fixes for the OS 5 themes bug

What do you think of your new Storm2?

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This is an open thread for anyone who owns a BlackBerry Storm2 to comment what they think of the device so far. Are you happy with the device? Do you have any gripes with the Storm2?

Here are a few pros and cons to get the discussion started:

Pros

  • It has WiFi! My wallet really appreciates it.
  • Multitouch has big implications for not only the device, but for upcoming software.
  • The typing experience is definitely improved. While it’s hard to say whether it’s faster, it definitely feels better.

Cons

  • After the OS 5 update to the Storm 1, the typing experience on the Storm2 isn’t a huge leap forward.
  • The screen has been sticking for me every now and then.
  • The vibrate feature could be a little less intense.

New animated BlackBerry theme Waterfall

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The latest theme from Bplay is looking very nice. It’s an animated theme called Waterfall that features running water and a tropical bird flying around your homescreen.

Also, remember how we posted saying that OS 5 is breaking themes? Well Bplay are now including a warning message on their themes saying: “IMPORTANT NOTICE: Themes may not function properly on BlackBerry Storm 9500 and 9530 devices that have upgraded to BlackBerry OS 5.0.”

Hopefully this gets resolved soon.

Purchase the animated theme Waterfall for $5.99.

SmrtGuard updated to version 2.01 with new features

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We have written about SmrtGuard extensively on BlackBerry Cool because it’s a solid product we feel comfortable promoting. The software helps you find a lost BlackBerry as well as keep your data safe and secure.

SmrtGuard have updated their application to version 2.01 with some new features as well as support for Android.

New to the latest build of SmrtGuard:

  • Added New ‘Where I’ve Been’ Feature on BlackBerry.
  • Personal Guardian Updated! Now using Left Convenience Key with configurable trigger time.
  • SIM Guardian now can configure Email and SMS Alert Recipients.
  • New and Improved Your Data Count Screen.
  • SmrtGuard Web Dashboard improved sorting and export to CSV.

SmrtGuard is available on a subscription basis for a variety of terms including monthly ($3.99) and yearly ($44.99).

The BlackBerry solution arrives on the Ivory Coast

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RIM have expanded into the Ivory Coast today. Through a partnership with Orange CI, RIM have announced that they will be offering devices and software for users in what is respectfully known as the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire.

Le Côte d’Ivoire est une pais dans l’Ouest d’Afrique avec une population de plus de 18,373,060 personnes. Ca vas etre alors une place merveilleuse pour le solution BlackBerry.

The first devices to be offered include the BlackBerry Bold, Curve 8900 and Pearl 8120. Will these be shipping with OS 5, RIM?

BlackBerry Curve 8520 now available in Hong Kong

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The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is now available in Hong Kong and come early November, will be available for purchase from 3 Hong Kong, China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited, PCCW mobile and SmarTone.

For more on the 8520, see our previous articles.