BlackBerryCool Roundup for the Week of May 10th

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This was a great week for BlackBerry news. The hot stories this week are the first video of the Bold slider and the clamshell, as well as the new details about the BlackBerry tablet. The BlackBerry tablet is an interesting product/accessory from RIM as it’s not clear what value it brings to BlackBerry users, since we’ve learned it will have no connectivity of its own, but rather act as a smartphone companion. In the end, it seems the BlackPad will only serve as a larger screen for when you want to view media on your BlackBerry, and unless there is really compelling software for it, it probably won’t be a hit.

Apps

Pageonce Personal Assistant Goes 3.0 with Calendar Integration and More
Launch Apps Faster and More Conveniently with ShortcutMe
AAA Revamp Mobile Website and Launch GPS Location Service on Sprint
Golf GPS for BlackBerry: Free Range Finder and Mapping App
Virgin Blue Mobile Check-in App for BlackBerry Check-Mate
Bobby’s Blocks Puzzle Game for BlackBerry With 60 Levels and Highscores
Carbonite Backup, View and Share Files for BlackBerry
Free Salat Reminder App for BlackBerry with Location Detection
Catan: The First Island for BlackBerry Reviewed
Review: Rove Mobile Admin 5.1 Professional
Schedule Email, SMS and PIN Messages with Message Scheduler 2.0
Accomplish the 100 Pushup Challenge with a BlackBerry App
Cnectd Beta for BlackBerry Brings BBM-Style Chat Cross-Platform
BigHand Dictation App Version 4 Comes With Attachment Features

Themes

OS 6 Theme With Sliding Dock, Customizable Icons and Today Feature
GtechBB Theme with Space Bar Activated Dock and Today Preview
Free Ultra Today Plus Theme Improves On the Classic Default

News

BlackBerry Partners Fund Invests in Network as a Service Enabler Aepona
BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider Caught on Video
Video Walkthrough of BlackBerry OS 6 on a 9670 Clamshell
Fight Breast Cancer with a Pink Pearl 3G or Curve 8530 from TELUS
Broadcast a Message from the World’s Largest BlackBerry
Official BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.656

Discussion

OS 5 Adoption Rates for the Tour 9630 and Storm 9530
BlackBerry Tablet Software Will Make or Break the Product
Open Data: The Role of Government in Fostering Smartphone Applications