BlackBerryCool Roundup for Week of May 3rd

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This was a decent week in the BlackBerry world as we’ve got a nice mix of new apps, leaks and news. Probably the hottest topic right now is the BlackBerry tablet or “BlackPad”. The tablet could be a huge success if RIM takes an enterprise approach, as it’s a market that no other smartphone can dominate in the way that RIM can. It would be interesting to see how the BlackBerry tablet form factor transforms the way large organizations do business. This week we also some more pictures of the upcoming BlackBerry slider and clamshell. The slider form factor looks really interesting, especially if it’s a touchscreen and QWERTY hybrid. The clamshell doesn’t seem to be a big hit with readers, as we get some really negative comments each time it’s mentioned. Hit the jump to get caught up on a week in BlackBerry.

Apps

Visible Vote Updated with News Feeds from Congressmen
Word Shuffle 2 for BlackBerry by Epic Applications
BlackBerry Apps for Expecting Moms: BirthBerry and KickBerry
Twinkler Software Mother’s Day Sale: All Apps 20% Off
Rogers Begins to Push My Account App to Customers
Review: Civilization IV War of Two Cities for BlackBerry
New Qix-Style Game for BlackBerry Atom Trap
Waze GPS Social Game for Commuters Launches BlackBerry Beta
Backup and Restore Data to the SD Card Free with DataBackup Beta
Mobile Spy for BlackBerry Now Captures Photos and Emails
Fixmo Tools Updated with Meeting Scheduler, Speedtest and More
Spotberry GPS Toolset Features Compass, Speedometer and Track Log Recorder
App World Recommendations for Wedding Season
Foursquare for BlackBerry Version 1.8.4 Now Available
Hertz RentACar launches rental car booking app

Themes

iHD Theme With Customizable Dock and Wallpaper-Friendly Homescreen
Quelos Theme with 3D Icons and Homescreen Carousel

News

Research in Motion in the Top 5 Handset Manufacturers in the World
DeviceAnywhere Teams Up With Partners Fund for 2010 Developer Challenge
BMW and RIM Work to Get BlackBerry Email, Contacts and SMS on iDrive
RIM Re-Files Patent for New Conference Call Interface
Rogers Now Offering SMS Features Free to All Customers
More Details on the Upcoming BlackBerry Tablet aka BlackPad
More Leaked Pics of the BlackBerry Slider and Clamshell

Other

Episode 5: BlackBerryCool UnTether’d: WES 2010 and BlackBerry 6
Fortune Magazine Says BlackBerry Is Not a Smartphone
[Audio] WES 2010: Interview with Baltimore Police on BlackBerry