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First Leaked Image of the BlackBerry Storm Refresh Surfaces


blackberry storm refresh

The first image of what is likely to be the refresh of the BlackBerry Storm 2 and Storm series. Apparently, it isn’t the Storm 3, but something closer to the Bold 9780. The device is said to have a 3.7 inch display, 8GB of internal memory and WiFi hotspot connectivity. The internal memory is pretty huge and it’s a pretty significant jump from previous devices. Expect to see this around the holidays.

GesturePad Lets You Draw Custom Gestures for your Touchscreen BlackBerry



GesturePad is a really cool app that lest you define custom gestures and assign them to tasks such as composing an email or SMS, calling a number, showing all of a person’s contact options, opening a website or launching an application. The gestures only work when you have the app launched, so it’s worth setting this app to a convenience key.

Other features of this app include:

  • Unlimited number of custom gestures can be added
  • Option to have a confirmation prompt after gesture
  • Option to have the application close once the gesture is recognized and the action is performed
  • Ability to modify or delete gestures after you have created them

GesturePad is available in the store for a very reasonable $0.99 at this link.

Verizon Now Offering Prepaid Data and Voice Plans for BlackBerry


Verizon has made their prepaid data plans official and they’re looking very affordable. For $30 per month, you get unlimited data which supports Verizon’s Curve 8330, 8530, Storm 9550, Tour 9630 and Bold 9650. The plans are all set to go live on September 28th, 2010. Verizon’s prepaid system also includes talk minutes for 25 cents per minute and 20 cents per text message.

More information about prepaid BlackBerry plans available from Verizon.

QuickLaunch 3.0 Now Available for Storm with Lots of New Features


quicklaunch with storm support

QuickLaunch will go down in the BlackBerry app Hall of Fame for being one of the most useful applications to have on your device.

The app creates shortcuts to almost any application on your device, giving you quick and easy access. Set QuickLaunch to one of the convenience keys on your BlackBerry and create shortcuts for all your favorite applications. It’s very simple.

QuickLaunch 3.0 is now available for Storm devices and there are a ton of new features including:
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Unsupported BlackBerry Storm and Tours on T-Mobile Losing Service


A lot of users are reporting that their BlackBerry Storm and Tours are no longer running on the T-Mobile network, and some have asked us to republish this story. Currently, T-Mobile does not support the Storm or Tour, but some users are running unlocked devices on the network. While many users are suggesting this is an attempt to lock out unsupported devices on the network, the real reason is probably much more simple. What likely happened is that the service books that allow certain devices to run on the T-Mobile network were updated improperly, killing a subset of devices. Stay tuned because they’ll like solve this issue shortly.

BlackBerry Storm Game ‘Run Stickboy Run!’ with Accelerometer Controls


Run Stickboy Run! may not have any fancy graphics or compelling UI, but it’s simple and fun. The game uses the accelerometer on your Storm to control a stick man who runs back and forth to avoid falling balls. While nicer graphics would go a long way to making this game more fun, it’s not bad considering how bare-bones it is. Also, because it’s so simple, the game is reasonably priced.

More information (not much else to say) about Run Stickboy Run! available in the store.