Monthly Archive for May, 2010Page 2 of 21

Glare Theme by Elecite for the 8900 9500, 9600 and 9700

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The latest theme from Elecite is called Glare and it features a hiding preview dock and Today preview of messages and calendar events. The Glare theme is very nicely designed with colorful icons and a clean interface. Glare also comes with a weather slot and 5-6 customizable icons. This theme is definitely worth checking out.

The Glare theme is available for the BlackBerry 8900, 9500, 9600 and 9700.

PrivacyStar Weekend Promo – Every 25th User Gets Free Subscription

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PrivacyStar are currently running a great promo for the long weekend and Memorial Day. Every 25th person who registers to PrivacyStar through BlackBerry App World will receive a free annual subscription. PrivacyStar comes with a free 7-day trial, so you can take a shot at winning the annual subscription with no commitment. It’s worth a shot! The promotion ends on Monday, May 31st at midnight (ET).

Download PrivacyStar from BlackBerry App World.

BlackBerryCool Roundup for the Week of May 24th

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If you only read one article this week on BlackBerryCool it should probably be the BlackBerry Bold 9650 review. The device launched semi-recently on Sprint and is one of the best BlackBerrys currently on the market. With 512MB of updated memory, it’s a likely scenario that this device will get an OS 6 upgrade, making it future-proofed for the foreseeable future. There are rumors circulating that devices even as new as the Bold 9700 won’t be getting an OS 6 upgrade for memory reasons, which could lead one to believe that 512MB is the cutoff for OS 6. In any case, this is all speculation and we’ll have a better idea for who gets OS 6 once we see it in the wild. Other than that, this week is jam-packed with apps you should try and themes worth downloading so be sure to hit the list after the jump.
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iHeartRadio Updated with Tour, Storm2 and OS 5.0 Support

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iHeartRadio have been beta testing their Storm version for a long time now and they’ve finally released the updated version to the public. The free iHeartRadio app gives you access to hundreds of radio stations and lets you listen to them over WiFi or cellular. You can now use iHeart Radio as a Storm user and if your device is on OS 5.0.

Download iHeartRadio free for your BlackBerry.

Google Buzz with Location Now Available on Native BlackBerry Browser

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When Google announced Google Buzz for mobile it was only available on BlackBerry with a workaround that involved using Opera Mini. Now, Google Buzz has an XHTML version which can be accessed from your BlackBerry browser. This new mobile version allows you all the basic Buzz functionality such as the ability to view the stream of buzz posts, post publicly or privately, comment or like a post, and more. But wait, there’s more! If you enable location in your BlackBerry browser, you can get to the Nearby view, where you’ll find geo-tagged posts near you. In addition, you can tag your post with your location.

To enable location in your browser, open the browser and go Menu > Options >General Properties > Enable JavaScript Location support. Happy buzzing!

Visit Google Buzz from your BlackBerry at buzz.google.com.

Tip sent in by our good friend Brett. Thanks!

BlackBerry Partners Fund Expands with $100 Million Fund in China

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The BlackBerry Partners Fund has announced they are creating a US $100 million fund for investment opportunities in China. The BlackBerry Partners Fund China is a new joint venture between China Broadband Capital Partners and the BlackBerry Partners Fund. The new fund is focused on investing in opportunities that support the emerging mobile ecosystem in China. The fund is expected to close on August 31st, 2010.

It will be interesting to see what kind of investments are made in China and what sort of innovation comes from the region. As BlackBerry expands globally, we’ll likely see countries with a new perspective on what mobility means and come up with some pretty innovative services.