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Themes and Ringtones in BlackBerry App World
By Michelle Haag on 1 Feb 2012 09:21 am EST
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A couple of interesting additions popped up in BlackBerry App World this week: categories for Ringtones and BlackBerry 7 themes. While there has always been a theme section, and there have been several themes for BB7 devices found in App World, until now they were not recognized in their own category. Now when you open App World on your BB7 device, you can see the Theme section and presumably find all sorts of free and paid themes for your BlackBerry. Does this mean that we are one step closer to Theme Builder being updated for Blackberry 7 devices? As soon as we know, you'll know.

In the new Ringtone section of BlackBerry App World, you can find hundreds of ringtones in all sorts of genres, brought to App World by a company named Spintones. The majority of the ringtones are $2.99, with a few packs priced a bit higher. At this time, the ringtones are only available in Canada and the United States, but word has it that more countries will have access in the near future. The compatible device list seems to be pretty short, though the minimum OS is listed at 5.0, and there doesn't seem to be a way to preview the ringtone before purchasing. There are also specific rules stating that each ringtone can only be installed on one BlackBerry device, so if you switch devices you have to repurchase the ringtones. Also, you can only re-install the ringtones you purchase up to 2 times within 72 hours of the initial installation on the original device.

While the new ringtone gallery isn't going to interest everyone, I'm sure there is a market for it, and it does seem they have a pretty varied selection of ringtones available. No word on whether you will be able to upload your own ringtones at any time in the future, though I'm guessing it's not going to be an option as there would likely be a lot of legal/copyright issues to deal with at that point. Don't forget, if you're looking for free ringtones, CrackBerry has a huge free ringtone gallery that's just a click away. (If you've never downloaded ringtones from our gallery before, make sure you scroll down the page at the link below and read the instructions.)

Download free ringtones in the CrackBerry Ringtone Gallery

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BlackBerry 7 theme and ringtone categories added to BlackBerry App World

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yes, i noticed this last night....but $2.99 per ring tone? that's highway robbery!!! the price is just scandalous, if you ask me....

I hope people aren't so stupid to buy a ringtone for 2.99, when you can buy a full song from most online music stores for about 99 cents, and set it as your ringtone. The rules (restrictions) make it even more ridiculous than the cost.

Good to see the return of the themes category though.

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Actually, I like the idea of categorizing themes and ringtones for bb7. Except, I can use any audio file my bb can read as a free ring tone. Or use "ringtones composer" app. But, for those folks who just wanna make quick purchases and downloads - coolio - download purchases are instant and irreversible streams of revenue.
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