BlackBerry Cool Roundup for the Week of February 22nd

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If I had to boil the week down to the biggest news, I’d say it’s centered around the news that Verizon is dropping a ton of older devices from their inventory. There were rumors from analysts that the Storm (probably the 9530) was going to be nixed because it wasn’t selling well and there were so many complaints about the device. Soon after the leak we saw some official looking documents saying Verizon will discontinue the Storm 9530, Curve 8330, 8830 and Pearl Flip 8230. While I like the idea of killing old devices in favor of newer ones, I just hope prices continue to come down. Hit the jump and catch up on everything that happened this week.

Apps

Pulse Theme for the BlackBerry Storm Available with Free Trial
Office Hot Shot Turns Your Locked Screen Into a Fun Game
Iconify Updated to Version 1.0.4 with Changelog
BlackBerry Master Control Program 0.9.3.0 Beta 5 Released
Slacker 3.0 With Wireless Caching Live!
SugarSync Now Offering Email File Upload to Cloud
CyberSynchs Offers Cloud Sync and Storage for $2.99 per Month
Blackberry Call Control Promises to Curb Unwanted Calls
Zebbo Provide App Developers With Carrier Billing for Apps
BellShare Apps on Sale for 50% Off Including BerryWeather and BerryBuzz
Foursquare for BlackBerry Updated to Version 1.5
AnyTime for BlackBerry Displays Multiple Timezones on Your Homescreen
Remotely Secure Data with the Updated Free BuddyGuard Beta App
1,000 Free Copies of The Art of War by Sun Tzu Available in App World
Price Lowered on AddOnis – The Super Utility for BlackBerry
Verizon Backup Assistant Coming to BlackBerry March 9th
Super KO Boxing 2 for BlackBerry in App World
Preview of Upcoming Seesmic for BlackBerry Update

News

BlackBerry Tour2 9650 Renamed BlackBerry Bold 9650
Rumor: Verizon to Discontinue the BlackBerry Storm
PocketGear Acquires Handango to Become Largest App Store
BlackBerry Curve 8520 Now Available from Fido
Gartner Release Breakdown of Mobile OS Market Share
Canadian Carriers Finish Testing Mobile Video Calling
Rogers Now Offering Better Roaming Rates for Canadians in US
Verizon to Discontinue the Storm 9530, Curve 8330, 8830 and Pearl Flip 8230
Distimo Report Compares Mobile Games on Smartphones
More Details on the Upcoming BlackBerry Slider

Contest Reminders

BugMe Notes and Alarms Updated with 10 Free Copies
Giveaway: 20 Copies of Piczzle Sliding Puzzle Game for Storm

Other

BlackBerry Flashlight App Wars – Can you patent a flashlight app?
The Foursquare Rap – Badges Like Us
Leaked OS 5.0.0.530 Available for the BlackBerry Tour 9630
Leaked OS 5.0.0.509 for the Bold 9000 and Curve 8900