FaceOff is hot new App for giving yourself a little R & R. And moreover putting the “shh..” to your BlackBerry Smartphone. Designed specifically as a cool new way to use the accelerometer in 9500 device series Smartphones to control the ringtone and vibrate in accordance with the devices orientation.
Tired of grabbing your BlackBerry in the middle of an important dinner because the ringer is sounding off like fire alarm? Big Tin Can and the “stay mobile” slogan have something to say about that. With a wonderfully simple user interface, they’ve placed the user-in-mind. Set up is a breeze. Once you start the app it actually auto starts, go into the two panels set up a couple options and your done. The app will always just run itself automatically any time you do a battery pull.
Fuss is the speedy new theme from JC Designs – Gadgetbean. Fully preloaded with 4 different wallpaper options to make a nice package for your BlackBerry Smartphone. Set up with a multicolored icon-set that sports a rustic bronze-like finish to each icon of various color.
Fuss is the theme right for JC Gadgetbean fans to surely rejoice at the sight of. Fuss is loaded with so many on screen options. You just can’t go wrong here.
It’s for your own protection, dear… really….
There are far too many “locking” applications for the Blackberry and, frankly, none that fit the bill of “fast and easy to deal with.” For anyone who has read my bio (I see you), you know that technology that does not perform, “gets the hammer.” Interestingly enough this application performed above my initial expectations (which is difficult considering I was expecting it to cure world hunger and rid my television of Carrie Prejean and John and Kate). It is simple to operate and fast to engage.
I am not big on the idea of screen-savers for phones and, let us be honest here, unless you are planning on putting your Blackberry up on a shelf as an over-priced digital photo-frame, what you are going to have IS a screen-saver.
However, if you have the time, the money and the inclination and/or training to deal with such things, iGallery is for you. It is the least expensive of these apps (Free is such a marvelous price and I find it to be my favorite price) and performs well and without glitch. It runs on my 9700 without missing a beat and grabs any pictures from whatever directory you choose.
Whereas many Blackberry apps require teams of engineers to help you to get it up and running, iGallery is simple and straight-forward. If you can’t figure it out, then perhaps it’s time to go back to the home and let one of the nice people in the lovely white uniforms assist you. I like it and I think you may as well.
Pros: Easy, easy, easy and did I mention free?
Cons: Could have more options for transitions, fades and/or wipes, but again it’s free.
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Looking back over the vast majority of Premium themes produced by Cocky Culture, you will find a comfort in certain things i.e. innovation, color, a dare to be different. Well this theme, Republika, is one of those themes!
It stands apart from the hum drum of life and really represents the Cocky Culture style. It is bold in the color, Bright sun, against a gritty backdrop of red and black. Giving you the feeling that you are taking on a hip overall feeling rather than slapping some pretty picture onto the wallpaper of your phone.
Sparkling diamonds, gleaming sapphires, and twinkling rubies. Bejeweled is mobile! And thanks to EA Games available on practically every BlackBerry SmartPhone you can think of.
Bejeweled is always a crowd favorite. There’s just something about match three style games that gets me so intense about the next move. Splashing the screen with sparkles and light explosions, makes it difficult to put it down. As a matter of fact I had spent much of the energy I had planned on using with the game explaing to my girl that I had to play it for a review. And not just the enjoyment. After making some brownies I convinced her to hand it over. Thankfully.
I have sat here staring at this screen for the last fifteen minutes wondering where, specifically, to begin on this review. Not many things really impress me and, certainly, even fewer leave me somewhat stunned. Form and function usually do not merge well with art – one or the other is a dominator and, even if slightly, negates the effect of the other.
You will find many beautiful things in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), but you won’t find many of them to be terribly useful outside of their artistic qualities and most wireless devices fall squarely into this as well. Many devices are beautiful but aren’t functional beyond that wherein the Blackberry’s only real beauty has laid squarely within its pure functionality. True, the operating system has become more and more refined over time, but beautiful is not, necessarily, a word I would associate with it. Theme designers have done everything they can to alleviate the banality of the day-to-day Blackberry “experience,” but too many have left in pieces of the original to give you the feeling of esotericism that should come with a true and full theme change. We live in a new age with these devices, their capability bordering on pocket-sized supercomputers and, finally, beauty has come to the new age of power.