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BlackBerry OS 6 Hybrids for Bold 9000, 9700, Storm 9500, Tour 9600, Curve 8900 and 8500

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A BlackBerry OS hybrid takes the best of the various OS builds and puts them into a single load. Sometimes an OS version will have a faster browser or menu navigation, and someone capable of building a hybrid OS can extract that app/file and run it on a different OS base. A hybrid OS will also tend to remove extra files that aren’t needed, allowing the device to run a little smoother. The hybrid OS world is something unique to BlackBerry, and it’s something that every BlackBerry user can enjoy getting in to. The average user tends to avoid hybrid builds because they’re not official and can sometimes lead to critical failures. You have to be comfortable enough loading a new OS on your device and restoring a nuked BlackBerry in order to really enjoy the process.

Today, hybrids were released using BlackBerry OS 6 files from the BlackBerry Clamshell 9670 and compiled into a hybrid for the BlackBerry Bold 9000, 9700, Storm 9500, Tour 9600, Curve 8900 and 8500. We have been testing the hybrids on several devices, the first of which was the Bold 9000. The Bold 9000 probably won’t be getting OS 6 so it looks like a hybrid might be the closest that users will get to trying it out, unless of course they update their hardware. Click after the jump to see screenshots and details of what applications were extracted for this OS 6 hybrid. In general, the builds are really smooth and if you haven’t tried out the hybrid world, give it a shot. You will have a new appreciation for what it’s like using an “open” platform like BlackBerry.
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BlackBerry Storm 9500 Becomes Part of the Royal Collection

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The Telegraph put out an article about some of the gifts the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall received last year and among them were 2 BlackBerry Storm 9500s.

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty presented the Prince and Duchess with a pair of matching Storms but it hasn’t been confirmed if the gifts are being put to use.

Official gifts can be worn and used, but are not considered personal property.They cannot be sold or exchanged and eventually become part of the Royal Collection, which is held in trust by the Queen for her successors and the nation.

Of all the devices to make it into the Royal Collection, it had to be the Storm. I’m just glad it wasn’t a Pearl Flip.

BlackBerry OS leaks: Storm OS 4.7.0.164, Bold and 8900 OS 5.0.0.130

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This week is off to a great start with some OS leaks for your BlackBerry. The move coveted of the 2 leaks is for Bold and Curve 8900 users: OS 5.0.0.13. Don’t get too excited though, like all the OS 5.0 leaks we’ve seen, the build does not come with the latest BlackBerry Messenger, and it will make App World buggy.

BlackBerry Storm 9500 users will appreciate the OS 4.7.0.164 update as it helps make the Storm experience a little smoother. While the Storm started off on a bad foot, RIM has done a great job of releasing OS updates to improve the experience. So if you’re frustrated with your device, at the very least you should be getting official updates the moment they’re available.

Personally, I don’t recommend downloading these OS leaks, but I’m posting for the die-hards who absolutely must try them out. Make sure to back everything up!

Download OS 4.7.0.164 for the BlackBerry Storm 9500.
Download OS 5.0.0.130 for the BlackBerry Bold
Download OS 5.0.0.130 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

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Unlock your Canadian BlackBerry Storm faster than ever

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Cellfservices have a new unlocking promotion for Canadian BlackBerry Storm users. The new express service will get your Bell or TELUS BlackBerry Storm unlocked within 24-48 hours, rather than 2-3 weeks. Once your BlackBerry Storm is unlocked, you can use it on any GSM carrier.

Get your BlackBerry Storm unlocked within 48 hours for the promotional price of $74.99.

Check out the BlackBerry Cool unlocking page for more deals.

BlackBerry Storm helps burn calories

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Weight Watchers Online is promoting the BlackBerry Storm for the mobile side of their latest campaign. It seems the Storm is not only good for browsing the Internet, it helps you burn calories. The secret lies in the SurePress technology. That extra push builds muscle and burns fat!

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Fun BlackBerry Storm app BerryWhip 50 free giveaways!

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BerryWhip is an app for the BlackBerry Storm that was launched last week. The app is pretty fun and simulates a whip using the accelerometer. The movements are easy – just your basic whipping motion.

Right now we’ve offering the first 50 readers a chance to get the app for free. All you have to do is use the promo code bbcoolwhip to download the app for free.

NOTE: This app does not work on OS 4.7.0.75.

Hurry up and get your free copy now! There are only 50 so the codes will stop working shortly.

Download your free (normally $2.99) copy of BerryWhip for the BlackBerry Storm.