BlackBerryCool Roundup for the Week of July 12th

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There was a lot of news this week about the upcoming BlackBerry tablet. So far, we know it’s a companion device like the Palm Foleo, and it will feature Flash support. It’s hard to have an opinion on it as it’s so speculative and we haven’t even seen a leaked picture of it yet.

Also in the news this week, today Steve Jobs claimed at his iPhone 4 Antenna Press Event, that the Bold 9700 is one of several other smartphones that has an antenna issue and is affected by a “Death Grip”. Personally, I’ve never had this issue and I have no idea what Jobs is talking about. One user even sent us a video of trying to Death Grip his Bold 9700 in every way possible and it simply doesn’t work. It would be great to hear RIM engineers sound off on this one because if Apple is making false claims about the device, they could be liable. Click through after the jump to catch up on a week of BlackBerry news, reviews and community discussion.

Apps

Google Mobile App Updated to Version 3.7.15
Leaked Beta of Facebook 1.8.0.31 Available for Download
WorldMate 4.0 for BlackBerry Introduces TripCatch Email Integration
Free Rutter’s Farm Store Location Finder and Deal Alert App
Free Phone Logger Lite Application Lets you Generate, Sort and Email Logs
Socket Mobile Cordless Hand Scanner for Healthcare with BlackBerry App
Hootsuite for BlackBerry Now Accepting Beta Testers
EmergencyWipe by S4BB Secures Private Data and Remote Wipes
Bitstream Updates BOLT Mobile Browser to Version 2.11
Scan Business Cards With Your BlackBerry With DYMO CardScan
15 Free BlackBerry Apps: BatteryWatch, DataBackup, RestartMe and More

Giveaways

Giveaway: 5 Free Licenses of Music WithMe iTunes Playlist Sync Solution
Win a 2010 Smart Car with TexTango Ad-Supported SMS Alpha App

Themes

Genuine Leather Theme with OS 6 Style Icons and Interface

Games

Game Review: Guitar Hero 5 Mobile for BlackBerry by GLU
Game Review: A Team for BlackBerry by Gamehouse
Game Review: Peggle for BlackBerry by PopCap Games

News

RIM Launch Free Data Backup and Protection Utility ‘BlackBerry Protect’
BlackBerry Tablet to Feature 7? Touchscreen and Video Conferencing
New BlackBerry 6 Trailer with Demo of Social Feeds Feature (Viigo Integration)
BlackBerry Messenger Traffic Soars During FIFA World Cup 2010
BlackBerry Tablet Rumored to Ship with Flash Support
Research in Motion Annual General Meeting (AGM) Live Coverage
China Telecom Rolls Out Four Monthly BlackBerry Packages

Other

Random Tidbit: RIM Uses Akamai to Cache Webpages and App World
If Only BlackBerry Developer Tools Looked Like Google’s App Inventor
What Happened? BlackBerry User Customer Satisfaction Versus iPhone
Prince William County Residents’ Data Lost After BlackBerry Stolen
RIM Tried Buying Palm for Patents Alongside Apple, Nokia and Google
Steve Jobs Claims BlackBerry Bold 9700 Has Antenna Issues