Thursday, December 24, 2009

Berry Holiday 2.0. Amazing Free Theme From Crackberry and Zach the ZMan

I highly recommend checking out this great theme. I just installed it and I may never change my theme again.

I am very picky when it comes to themes and this one totally exceeded my expectations. The homescreen looks very clean and uncluttered. There are three hidden docks. Two of which are fully customizable. To access them scroll up or down.

This theme will be on my Javelin long after the stuffing is gone!

Thanks CB and Zach the Zman! Merry Christmas!

Download the theme here:

It is compatible with newer BB's running 4.6, 4.7 and 5.0 software.
Sent from my BlackBerry 8900 Javelin.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

BlackBerry Data Is Down!

UPDATE: The outage was cause by newer versions of BBM. Particularly and There is a new version available that supposedly fixes everything. Get it here on your BB browser:

I noticed something weird going on earlier today with my BlackBerry Messenger. I wasn't getting the usual delivered and read notifications.

I tried rebooting, switching connection types and fervent prayer, but nothing was working. So I called BB technical support and sure enough, its not just me having problems. There is a prerecorded message after you get transferred to tech support that says they are having problems with their data service and are working on a solution.

I have done a bit of research and they are saying it could be fixed in anywhere between 3hrs and a DAY. Not cool. I'm paying for a data plan and expect to be able to use it anytime.

I hope I wake up tomorrow with many many messages signifying the end to this madness. The sweet sound of my notifications will bring tears to my eyes for sure. Or I will wake up to complete silence and isolation and wallow in despair.

Berry Christmas everyone!
Sent from my BlackBerry 8900 Javelin.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

WeatherEye 2.0 For BlackBerry Now Available

There's a new all seeing eye out there. Weathereye is my weather app of choice. Very simple and great looking. Version 2.0 adds a new look, hourly forecasts, maps, and a send to friend feature.

Right now, its only available for non-touch screen berrys.

Get it here:
Sent from my BlackBerry 8900 Javelin.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

BlackBerry Messenger Updated Again

BlackBerry Messenger has been updated yet again to version Here's what Adam Zeis had to say about it over at

BlackBerry Messenger is now officially available. The update includes some small tweaks here and there, including picture previews, smaller status text, improved groups and more. The update will install right over your older version, but we highly recommend a full backup before you get going. You can snag the new version in BlackBerry App World or by heading over to on your device browser.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Paid And Free Themes Now Available On BlackBerry App World!

This would be hard to miss if you've been on App World lately, but themes have finally arrived on App World. Many are featured on the main screen, but you can also go to categories and select themes from there. There are more free ones than I expected.

For more info on themes and how to install them, check out this tutorial from an earlier post:

Sent from my BlackBerry 8900 Javelin.

Put Flags For Almost Any Country In BlackBerry Messenger 5.0

In the newest version of BBM, you can add flag icons from almost any country in the world. Its very simple. Its the 2 letter country code with a * before and after.

For example: The Canada flag would be *ca*
USA - *us*
Japan - *jp*
Finland - *fi*
Fiji - *fj*

Just type the codes as above then hit space and the flag icon will appear.

I found a website with all the country codes here:

Not all of them work in BBM. Most do, but I know for sure that Christmas Island (yes, that is a country) and Western Sahara do NOT work.

Have fun!
Sent from my BlackBerry 8900 Javelin.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Nimbuzz: A FREE All-in-one Instant Messaging App. Including Facebook chat!

Nimbuzz is your one stop shop for all your instant messaging needs on BlackBerry. I was very surprised to see that this is free as other similar apps cost at least $20.

The best part is that it supports Facebook chat. And it works. I highly recommend this. Get Nimbuzz here:
Sent from my BlackBerry 8900 Javelin.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New UberTwitter Beta Pre-Release Released

Confused yet? The UberTwitter team has been working on a new version of the most popular twitter client for blackberry devices.

It was leaked before they intended, so they're rolling with it. This version works great and looks pretty slick. Lots of new features have been added. The "Uber Bar" at the top of the screen allows the user to quickly view replies and DM's. It can also be customized by adding favorites or lists.

Get the pre-release release beta here:
Sent from my BlackBerry 8900 Javelin.