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Free BlackBerry music manager Unsynced updates beta



Unsynced is a BlackBerry music manager that is currently in a free beta. It’s a slick looking app that is available for the BlackBerry Bold and the BlackBerry Curve 8900.

Do download, go to http://m.unsynced.com/beta from your device.

The latest beta updates include the addition of album art, as well as more efficient scanning and playlist creation.

Unsynced features include:

  • Painstaking care has been taken to ensure Unsynced Music is efficient and predictable.
  • The Unsync button will capture song information. Unsynced does a search on their end and e-mail you the most relevant results so that you won’t forget to “purchase” it when you get home.
  • Use any PC to drag and drop music into folders on your BlackBerry using Mass Storage Mode. Listen to your newly added songs through Browse Files, or quickly create new playlists through Create/Modify Playlists, giving you the freedom to add to your music experience not just at home, but wherever you go.
  • Progress indicators for those long podcasts.
  • Customizable color themes to match your style.
  • Send song info to friends to share your tastes.

Get it now because the beta may not be free forever!


Free Vringo video ringtones for the BlackBerry Bold beta edition



Vringo is a video ringtone service for your mobile device that includes a social component so you can share your favorite videos with friends. Their application is being developed for the BlackBerry Bold, and they’re looking for early adopters to try out their fully functional social and visual ringtone application.

The service provides a large catalog of free video ringtones and it also lets you turn your own videos into a video rintone format.

Try the free video ringtone service Vringo for the BlackBerry Bold at beta.vringo.com.

To make your own video ringtones, head over to the Vringo Studio.

Six Weeks of BlackBerry Essentials: win a BlackBerry Bold case



Last week, we ran the first in a 6 week series of contests by Griffin Technology. For 6 weeks, we’ll be giving away prize packages and all you have to do is comment. Each week’s prize package will be different and on the 6th week we’re giving away a grand prize.

The winners from last week are:

  • Derek Williams – Good roundup of Storm benefits.
  • Murphythadog – “I like that the screen real estate, it’s got more real estate than Donald Trump.”
  • Dan R – “I love the storm exclusive games, they are genius!”

This week, we’re giving away 3 Elan Clips for BlackBerry Bold.

In honor of the upcoming BlackBerry Bold 9700, which is essential the Bold 2, comment what features you would like to see improved on the current BlackBerry Bold 9000.

Feel free to participate on Twitter too. Just ReTweet this story.

Meet Griffin Technology on Twitter as well.

Next week, we’ll announce the winners and present that week’s prize package. Next week is for BlackBerry Pearl users.

BlackBerry Onyx 9700 details roundup: the BlackBerry Bold sequel


blackberry-9700-bold brand

The BlackBerry Onyx 9700 is shaping up to be the next generation BlackBerry Bold. The specifications as well as some form factor features are confirming that this is the BlackBerry Bold sequel.

While Onyx is the codename that we’re hearing right now, it could very well be changed once it hits a carrier, which will likely be AT&T first. It’s likely that AT&T will drop the Onyx codename once it hits the market, and may simply go with BlackBerry Bold 9700 or the BlackBerry Bold 2.

PhoneGeek, a field tester for AT&T who has been using the Bold 2, has confirmed some of the following details about the device:

  • The Bold 9700 is now known to have both the trackpad and the Bold-style casing.
  • The device will be approximately the same size as the 8900 with a keyboard that resembles the Bold.
  • The battery cover has changed yet again and apparently it is also an improvement.
  • Memory card is behind the battery cover and not on the side a la Bold 9000.
  • The mute and lock buttons are on the top.
  • 256mb of flash memory.
  • The device came to the field with SW on Platform
  • Battery life seems greatly improved from the Bold 9000.

The Bold 9700 is going to be one of the most powerful devices yet on the RIM product line and I’m really looking forward to the launch.


[PhoneGeek’s post]

The BlackBerry Bold launches in Jordan via Orange



Orange Jordan have announced that they’re launching the BlackBerry Bold, arguably RIM’s flagship device. While we aren’t seeing any details on pricing, the BlackBerry Bold comes at a recommended retail price of $1,199.

If you visit the Orange Jordan site, there isn’t a link for BlackBerry or any information on what devices they sell. There is, on the other hand, a ton of information about the iPhone. It will be interesting to see how many Jordinians buy the BlackBerry Bold, even though it doesn’t seem to have much in the way of marketing.


Top 10 selling smartphones in the US – BlackBerry dominates


BlackBerry Curve 8320

Research and consulting firm IDC have put together the top selling smartphones in the United States in the second quarter of this year. The list counts vendor sales to carriers and channels (sell-in) rather than sales to end users (sell-through). Further, these numbers are based on preliminary data; IDC will finalize its numbers at the end of this month.

RIM dominate the list holding the number 1 spot, as well as the 6th, 5th and 3rd. RIM’s device strategy, while it may frustrate developers in that it requires apps to be ported several times after development, it is definitely working from a sales perspective. In the end, RIM’s core business is to manufacture and sell smartphones, and in this regard they are clearly succeeding.

Click through for the Top 10 selling smartphones – Let the countdown begin