BlackBerryCool Roundup for the Week of April 19th

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This was a very exciting week in BlackBerry indeed. Not only have a ton of apps launched this week, likely in preparation for WES 2010, but we’ve seen some awesome advanced screenshots of OS 6, as well as the upcoming clamshell BlackBerry which will feature the latest OS.

In talking with BlackBerryCool readers, the resounding first impressions of the clamshell are “wow, it’s really ugly”. The BlackBerryCool Facebook page has 13 comments on the clamshell article, and only 1 person said they like “flip phones”, not even the clamshell in particular. Regardless of what you might think of the design, some will surely buy it. Considering there is a market for the LG Reveal, RIM will surely have no problem getting some decent numbers.

All of that aside, OS 6 looks awesome. Not only will OS 6 do great things for the general UI and navigation, but the implications for touchscreens is incredible. There are more gestures that will make using a touchscreen even more fun and efficient, and these will go a long way when RIM release some new touchscreen devices.The rumored touchscreen/QWERTY hybrids are going to be even better than imagined with this new OS. Hopefully we’ll have more details from WES.

Apps

Tungle Free Scheduling App for BlackBerry Now Available
Beta Testers Needed for mProductive Task, Calendar and Event Management App
Call Control Pro Now Available Free with App World Download
BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac Updated to 1.0.3
Ford Fiesta 2011 to Launch with SYNC AppLink for BlackBerry
MobileQs Trivia Game Release New Question Packs with 50 Free Copies
Nuance Launch Free Speech Dictation App Dragon for Email
Foursquare for BlackBerry Updates to Version 1.8.2 with New Features
Google Maps Gets Minor Update to Version 4.0.2
YouSendIt Launch BlackBerry App for Tracking File Transfers
MO-Call Launch Cheap International Calling App for BlackBerry
mblVault Updated to Version 2.0 With Camera Vault to Store Secret Pics
Free Scheduling Application Neatcall Available in App World
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Now Available From Bplay
Pixelated Game Goes Version 2.0 with Achievement System

Themes

Free Ottawa Senators NHL Theme Now Available in Bplay
New Polygon Theme by Elecite with Honeycomb-Style Icon Placement

News

UPDATED: Mike Lazaridis Says Tablets and Touchscreen Phones Are Insignificant
BlackBerry Messenger T-Shirts with Custom QR Codes are HOT
Adobe CEO Confirms Flash 10.1 on BlackBerry in 2nd Half 2010
BlackBerry Bold 9650 Arriving on Sprint for $199
More Pictures of the T9 BlackBerry Pearl 9105 with Input Options
BlackBerry 9670 Oxford Clamshell with Full QWERTY Leaked
BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Coming to Rogers and Bell for $449.99 Sans Contract
Rogers Red BlackBerry Pearl 9100 and White Bold 9700 Dummy Units Pictured
Bluetooth 4.0 is Ready to Roll by End of Q2 2010

Roundups

Follow Friday: BlackBerry News and Opinion from the Twittersphere

Discussion

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Bad News: RIM Take an Additional 10% from BlackBerry Developers
The New App World Vendor Agreement Changes Mean Higher Prices
Mike Lazaridis on Data Compression, Video and the Competition
BlackBerry OS 6 Screenshots Emerge with Huge Touchscreen Implications
Widality’s 10 Point Plan for Success Selling a BlackBerry App
Interview with Marc Gingras CEO of Tungle on Entrepreneurship and Smartphones

Other

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