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BlackBerry App Roundup for May 21st, 2010; Contest: 25 Copies of the Quelos Theme to be Won!

The BlackBerry App Roundup
By James Falconer on 21 May 2010 09:44 am EDT

Howdy folks, hope everyone out there has had another great week. As per usual, lots of great stuff to talk about in the BlackBerry App Roundup. This week we have another theme giveaway from HedoneDesign... Be sure to answer our contest question for your chance to win! Covered this week in the BlackBerry App Roundup are the following titles:

Giveaway of the Week: Quelos BlackBerry Theme

Freebies of the Week: crunchSMS, TradeFields, TextSearch

In Case You Missed It: AstraSync Updated to 4.1, Cnectd, ProOnGo Business Card Reader

New This Week: Stress Tank, Travel Assistant, Caipirinha Tip

Cool at BlackBerry App World: Solitaire Buddy Gold

Note: Don't forget, you can always search for titles featured in the App Roundup within App World... Some apps mentioned may be available there for your device.

Giveaway of the Week:

Quelos BlackBerry Theme

Quelos Theme for BlackBerry

The Quelos theme from HedoneDesign is another top-quality theme... and it's compatible with all of today's current-gen BlackBerry devices. A simple and sharp design highlights the great looking 3D icons. 12 customizable icons are found on your homescreen, and custom battery and signal meters also grace the design. A Today preview is also integrated, showcasing your first 4 icons for quick launch when needed. The theme also contains Hedone's 'Double Function Keyboard' (DFK), for quick and easy access to functions on your Berry.

If you'd like to enter for your chance to win one of 25 free copies of the Quelos Theme, answer the following question in the comments:

How many Premium Themes do you have on your BlackBerry?

Leave your answer in the comments now... Good luck!

Freebies of the Week:



crunchSMS is for those of you who love to send SMS messages to your friends and colleagues... but wish you could send longer messages! Now you can. crunchSMS is a chat style bubble SMS application that is easy to use and allows those long continuous messages you always wanted to send. How do they get around the 160 character limit? crunchSMS splits the SMS message into 160 character message lengths and sends the message on its way on CDMA networks. This app works on OS versions 4.5,4.6.,4.7 and 5.0, however it will not work on 8350i phones. User ratings for the crunchSMS app are averaging 4.0 and it's free, so give it a try!

Get crunchSMS today via App World >



Want to practice trading stocks and learn how to manage money on the stock market? TradeFields is a game that new stock traders as well as the more experienced traders will enjoy. Gain knowledge about the markets by getting quotes, rankings, intraday and historic charts, watch lists, market data, trade stocks, order status as well as balances and positions. You can also get the latest news with TradeFields and connect with your Facebook account. This is one app that mirrors the real world stock market you can use to train yourself and learn the art of trading stocks to make a profit. Start using your stock Market Simulator today with TradeFields. TradeFields works on a variety of apps and BlackBerry phones.


If you conduct a lot of searches with a limited data plan, then TextSearch will be the app that helps you stay within your budget. This app has an easy to use interface that you can use with Google SMS searches. Easy to use, and a very lightweight download to boot, this is one app that will help you save on your data plan! Get your hands on the lightweight TextSearch app for BlackBerry OS 5.0 and up, right here (It also works on the OS4.7 non-touch and 4.7 touch screen, the 5.0 non-touch and 5.0 touch screen phones).

In Case You Missed It:

AstraSync Updated to 4.1

AstraSync Updated

If you are already familiar with AstraSync, then you know how useful this OTA synchronization tool is for your contacts, calendar and emails. Now it is even better with the latest release 4.1 that updates these functions making the app even better. With improved performance and responsiveness, a new storm shortcut bar, a new exchange auto discover function, a new pause sync option and a new create contact from email capability... this app offers powerful features. Astra Exchange is compatible with a large number of systems including Open Ex-change, Google Sync, Gmail and CommuniGate Pro.

Get your copy of the AstraSync today >



Everyone wants to stay connected regardless of what platform they are on. Cnectd helps you do just that. If you use BBM and want an app that is close to BBM on your BlackBerry, Cnectd is an app that takes you there and keeps you connected with all of your friends on other phones. It has a small footprint, which is always important when you are concerned about saving memory. The UI is similar to BBM and adding contacts as well as sending text is easy with this new app. It is just out on Beta and supports devices running OS 4.5 and up.

ProOnGo Business Card Reader


If you regularly meet new business contacts you will really appreciate this new one. Entering business cards into your contact list is a boring and tedious task. With ProOnGo Business Card Reader, all you need to do is take a picture of the business card, process it with this app and add the information to your contact list. ProOnGo creates a V-card for you to verify and then with a click, you can add the information to your contact list. No more typing long email id’s, phone numbers and addresses, do it with ProOnGo Business Card Reader.

More info >

New This Week

Stress Tank

Stress Tank

You've heard of stress balls... now we have a Stress Tank to help you relieve your stress. Instead of squeezing something take a picture of what is stressing you out and feed it to your Stress Tank in your phone. Watch your hungry piranha pets melt the stress away. There is a variety of game modes as well as a variety of tank features. Add fish, bubbles, décor, and shadows and adjust your game speed, fish speed and much more... Use Stress Tank to relieve some of your stress and enjoy your day. Stress Tank works on OS 4.5 or higher. Check it out in our store.

Travel Assistant

Travel Assistant

TravelAssistant keeps track of all updated travel sites and helps you stay in touch and plan your travel itinerary! Get quick access to your hotel, airline, car rental, maps and other resources that you value while travelling... even currency converters! Mobile sites are being added every day, and the TravelAssistant app will add these for you as they become available. You can also use the link request tab if there is one you like and not included in TravelAssistant. A minimum of OS 4.5 is required.

More on Travel Assistant >

Caipirinha Tip

Caipirinha Tip

If you have tried Caipirinha’s, then you already know that these Brazilian drinks can be very potent and drinking several is a breeze. Caipirinha’s are very enjoyable and do not appear to be that strong, however after several you are going to need a little help figuring out the tip. The Caipirinha Tip app can easily assist in figuring out the tip to Brazilian norms so that you do not inadvertently insult your Brazilian friends. This app works with OS 4.2 and higher levels. After drinking several Caipirinha’s you will appreciate this app, get yours today to help calculate tips in Brazil.

Cool at BlackBerry App World:

Solitaire Buddy Gold

Solitaire Buddy Gold

Solitaire is a card game played by many people around the world to amuse themselves and pass the time. With Solitaire Buddy Gold loaded on to your BlackBerry, you always have a card game immediately at your disposal. With a user rating of 4.0, the game app comes with many features that solitaire players enjoy. Save your game before you exit so you can pick it up were you left off. There are numerous customization options to take advantage of so that you can make the game your own. Now there are no excuses for not having something to do while you have time to spare...

Check out Solitaire Buddy Gold in App World >

Until Next Week..

Have news on BlackBerry Apps? New BlackBerry Apps, Updated BlackBerry Apps, Free BlackBerry Apps... it's all good! If you have any software news tips send them in to me at I can't do it without your help!

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James Falconer James Falconer "Community Manager, Mobile Nations" 354 (articles) 750 (forum posts)


Unfortunately, I don't have any premium themes on my BB yet :(
Hope I can win one here :D


pick me, pick me, pick me


i have about 3 premium themes. and all of them i bought it here..


I have 2 Premium Themes on my BB Bold 9700.


Unfortunately I don't have any premium themes on my Curve as I can't find any good one's that I find better than the default theme :( Kinda sucks.


The only have three paid themes on my Blackberry although I have probably purchased at least 20. But most others don't seem to measure up to Appleberry 2.0, Momentum Flyout, and Vista BB Edition by Theme Addiction.


I only have one so far... Hedonedesign's Explicit theme :)


Right now, I have ZERO premium themes!


I own about 15 or so premium themes, but the only themes I use consistently come from the Crackberry Forums!!! So at this point I don't have any premium themes on my device. This one looks pretty nice though. Would love to win a copy. Great contest - good luck to all!


I have 3: iHD, Real Hero and OS6.. :-)


Around 8...latest one bought was HTC hero theme, great theme but I may have ADD or simply a theme addiction where no matter how great a theme is I always go out to find more.


I only have a few of the free themes on my Tour.


I dont have any premium themes, but u can fix that by choosing me as the winner :)


I've got five loaded on my Bold.


Sure, love to get this


Would really like to have this one on my 9700.


I have at least 2 Hedone themes! Love it! Very sleek and professional looking!!


I currently have 4 themes


I've 2 themes but I don't have any premium themes on my BB.


I currently have two, always looking for more though. :)


I just have one... Metalic theme, from hedone! Hehe
Good luck for every one


I hope I win. I don't buy any apps for my BB I am too cheap lol. That or I am broke


Maybe a brazillian winner!


With all the nice free themes out there I have not had the desire to purchase any. I don't mind winning a premium theme though ;-).


Currently I do not have any Premium Themes on my BB. Guess I'm just waiting for the right one ;)


I don´t have any premium theme in my BB Curve 8520, please I want it :) Thank you :)


...but I would love to change that trend


I only have one premium theme...Metalic, from Hedone!!

Good luck for every one!


actually i have 6 premium themes on my bold 9700 but i use only one :)


I currently have one premium loaded. I'm looking for a good today version. Maybe this is it.


I need a premium theme!


I would love a new theme


3 From here, 2 purchased. And this wiil be 4th ((=


i want this so bad because its so cool


Themes are a vice of mine. I have ten premium, and about seven free ones. Any interventions, words of support, etc. would be appreciated.


I have five....sometimes I just need a change of view!!


I have none. I was told they slow down the phone. prove them wrong....


I have 3 or 4, but I only keep 1 at a time on my phone. I switch themes about every week. ha.ha.


I have no premium themes but I think this one could be the first ;)


however, i could always have more, especially if i WIN this one!!!

thanks, crackberry!!! and Quelos BlackBerry Theme!!!


unfortunately i have no premiums i live in Jamaica and i aint got a credit card to pay for em so i can only use free stuff :(


I don't have any premium themes - YET - can we make this one a first?


Please I would love to have this theme-thank you thank you :) Crackberry .....


i dont have any premium themes


I have zero premium themes.


Count me in...lookin' nice!!

Pilot Prop

I don't have any premium themes on my device


How many Premium Themes do you have on your BlackBerry?

I only have one, hopefully I can win this one.


I have 4. And they get better each time. Love the design.


I have 2 premium themes on my Bold 9000 and would like to add the Quelos theme to that.


I don't have any Premium Theme on my phone because all the themes that i have are free. I would love to get this one.


i have 3 that i have purchased from here....


I don't know what constitutes a "Premium Theme". I may have two or three?

Mason Peay
Roanoke, Virginia


I currently have 3 I think. But I'm a theme addict and I help beta test themes. It's cool because I get to help them make their products better and I try fed my hunger. I definitely love this theme and would be pleased to sport it on my BlackBerry.


dont have much but here is what i got, mechanism and plasma from elecite, moderninnovation from bbfreaks, carbon and clarion but this two i got them when they were on special for free, and bedroid and shortly after got droid_hidden from rgarling wich a freakin love and by the way is free here on the forums hahaha...


I'd like this theme for my curve 8530, its hard to find a nice theme for this phone. Plz choose me (ツ)



Hopefully, Quelos will be my first premium theme.


No premium themes :(

I'm from south africa


I have three premium themes on my BB Storm2. I own more, but only keep the three I use the most on my device.

I would consider myself a theme junkie. I look for those themes that have unique layouts, and unique icons.


I have two Premium Themes from HedoneDesign, (Metalic and Explicit).... And about 10 or so free...



Wish I could've won it instead. But I'm thinking about Ambos as my next purchase.


Zero, unfortunately...


I don't have a premium theme.. I would love to have one :)


I have 3 premium themes atm! This one is awesome!!


I currently have 5 themes. Would love to have this as my 6th!


I currently have 5 themes. Would love to have this as my 6th!


I would like to try the theme.

Im using crunchSMS for two days now - seems really good and stabile on my 9700 with newest OS.


I have three premiums. Go back and forth all the time


I have only had one premium theme on my Bold, and it was a HedoneDesign Theme! This looks exactly like what I have been looking for and hope I can win it!!


I've lost count about several months ago! About 10 maybe...


I also unfortunately dont have any premium themes on my Tour... (sad face)


I currently have 5 premium themes on my blackberry and want more!! Free one would be nice!


I have one premium theme. I generally dont buy them, with so many talented makers giving them away. My one premium is the result of having a free theme modified for me.


No premium themes on my phone at the moment but I'm hopeful!


I have purchased only one. Maybe I'm too picky.


I don't have any premium themes yet. I'm too cheap to buy them. So if I win a copy of this it's be great!


I only have 2 right now, but I could always use a third. :-) Quelos looks like it would really fit the bill!


I only keep one installed at a time, so one at the moment. But I bought 3 this past week alone.


thank you for the chance to win the theme. take care


I only have free themes but I would like to have a premium theme on my bb


cant afford it atm but this would be a great new way too show off my 9700


i have no premium themes installed.


Well i have a few...bought more but didn't liked them. I have a very few faves like the Hero theme


total prem themes on my bb. Now this will make 4 - if i win, lol


I have got one theme. The blackout theme.


I have 4, but I only keep 1 at a time on my phone. I switch themes about every week.


I have 4, but I only keep 1 at a time on my phone. I switch themes about every week.


I have 4, but I only keep 1 at a time on my phone. I switch themes about every week.


Currently I have 2 Premium Themes on my BB...I would love some more but my wife has put the kibosh on me buying any more apps/themes...please pick me!


I currently have 5 themes.


sadly none on my phone.. Hoping to win one from you guys sometime soon [:


Zero at the moment but I just got a new bold 9700 and the Quelos theme would be a great start!


I have about 4 premium themes hanging aroundf my bb. 1 more would be okay with me!!


Right now, I have two premium themes. Halcyon by Elecite and Chryom by HedoneDesigns. Would like to make it three by winning!


I am rocking 5 premium themes on my berry plus another 25 in reserve :-)


i have two on my bold 9000


I don't have any themes yet....but I downloaded a free trial of one that testing to see if it works for me.


i have 2 premimum themes on my 9700


none at the moment, just got the 9700!


I have zero premium themes on my Blackberry. I have tried several but I always end up disappointed with performance or badly designed features. This one looks great and I'd love to give it a go.


but most of the time u find more flavor with the free themes out there


I unfortunately have no premium themes... how sad :(


I dont have any. Wife wont let me buy any. :(


one premium theme on my bb

Steven Friedmann

Have a couple of premium themes, but can always use another cool one.


I currently have one...but dont love it....


I got 15 themes on 1 phone and 25 on my wife's.......


I have one premium theme on my storm2 which I won thaks to crackberry:)


I have 3 themes but this one looks the coolest of the group I would love one please oh please!


What are Premium Themes?


My answer on how many Premium Themes do I have on my BlackBerry on this moment is: One. Good luck everyone! ;-)


Sweeet looking! Hope I win


Don't have any premium themes, so I would love for this to be my first. Take care.


Calx Anyon
Appleberry 2.0
iNspired Plus

hook me up :)


I have 4 premium themes I switch between. Hedone and AG Design make my favorites


I dont have any as i make my own and use them.


Zero :| I'm as broke as a joke.


I only have 2 premium themes on my Blackberry 8900 :). So now I hope that themes above will be my third premium themes on my BB.


Yeah I only have 1 premium theme. Find it hard to spend money on a theme unless it provides features to make my BB easier to use. If I won, I'd definitely show this theme off!


I would love a fee copy! :)


I do not have any premium themes :(

So this would be a great start :)


zero, zip, zilch, nada


I do have several. Just not installed. I currently use a free theme from here called Reverie D2 with real icons. This one might be a keeper though if I win. Thanks


No premium themes for me yet, I'm hoping this will be my first!


I have no premium themes on my blackberry atm, im a new blackberry owner and i am just getting around to adding new stuff to it.....would love a premium theme to help get started...thank you


I own about 6 or so premium themes but I usually only have one installed at a time on my Bold 9000. Thanks for the contest.


Don't have any so now's the time to try one out.


Not a lot of people with premium appt. I own approx 15. I'm a premium whore!


I have 4 premium themes, but I've only been using one of them... This one looks very nice. I'd love to have this one for my CURVE... the CURVE is a sexy phone, so this theme would be awesome on it...


just one baby! let's make it two, pleeeeeeze.


I have bought around 7 in the past, none last that long to be honest


i dont have any premium themes on my device


15. ;). Love me a free one though

danny v

i have the hedone metalic,!reflect carbon7,bedroid,and vista bb edition.i was actually browsing last night for a new theme and stopped by hedones site and this one caught my cool to win it.good luck to all:)

Chris money

I currently have hedone chryom theme.

O w i

as of the moment i dont have any premium themes on my blackberry but i would love to have one so pls?pls?=)


I've got just one. This would be nice to have


I hope I win this one! I'm ALWAYS on the search for themes! The more the merrier! Bring it on....


I have a few premium themes at the moment, but this one looks sweet..


I only have one... but I am starting to dig the premium theme thing...and would love to make this one number two...hmmm no pun though...


For the sake of space I only have two premium themes on my Bold 9000. However I do have around 8 more in my Appstore Account. This one looks interesting so here goes...


None, clearly not enough O_o

itr themes

0 so far, but that may change!


two premiums on my 9700 along with a couple freebies. This looks interesting, too, so I would definitely put this one on there


I believe I have 3 premium themes on my 8330.


Don't have any yet this would be a great start.


if i am lucky, this would be my first premium!


I just have free themes so far. I am looking for really good blackberry theme. i don't like the iphone or other phone's theme in my blackberry. This looks cool and i really like it.


I currently have two on my 8900.


I only keep on theme at a time on the phone, but I like to update the theme about once a month.


I have 8 premium themes on my blackberry storm 2

I would like to get this theme for my device :-)


i have 2 premium themes...


I would like to get this theme It looks cool
I have 8 premium themes on my storm 2
I'm not sure if my other comment posted


i haven't found one that i want so badly i'm willing to pay for it


I have one premium theme!


I'm currently using a theme I've created since Day 1. I don't have any Premium theme right now, but would like to use one somedaÿ, I need some change!


In this moment i have two premium theme and three free theme


I really like how they built these themes.


I only got 1 premium theme and was from CB.
wait 4 the second free premium theme from CB :D

Rapid Dr3am

I've got 0 premium themes. I try them out and then delete them. In my account I have maybe 20.


I haven't got a single premium theme on my Blackberry! This is because it still isn't possible to buy premium themes in South Africa! This theme really looks great and I think it would look great on my phone! :)


None!but I'd like one :)


I have two installed on my bb, both of them are hedone's :) please let me have another oneeee :)


How many Premium Themes do you have on your BlackBerry?

Two : Illusion and HD Windows 7 :D


no premium theme for me as well :(


I do not have and theme other than the standard Blackberry theme. I do not the themes I have previewed before, but this theme looks like something I would use and enjoy.


Well i already have like 4 premiun themes, but a new one wouldnt be bad, since im always lookin for new themes, is kind of a pastime, so please CB pick me :D


I have no premium themes but would like some, hopefully this one


I just have the theme that came with the phone.. plus I'm in a country where app world isn't available so I can't get new ones either.. =(


i only have one, but would like another and this one looks sweet


I've bought a bunch of premium themes but they have too many bugs so I don't have any themes installed right now.


Right now only 3 premium themes! I like them a lot an i'm always on the search for new themes that will rock my BB :)


I currently have five premium themes on my BB, three purchased online, and two that are customs done on commission by themers resident here on CB.

Thanks for a chance to win a copy of Quelos!


All of the four themes I have are premium! (Unless you mean how many have I bought, then its none.)


Have three! Most of them won from crackberry! =]


I own 4 for my storm 2 but never have more than 1 installed at a time.


5... but i would like to add this to the collection... i have bought all of Hedone themes :)


i have 7 premium themes. What can I say? People here do good work!


i have been waiting for themes like this, i really want this theme... i will fit on my onyx perfectly, so please let me win :) thank you

Random Kaos

I have zero premium themes on my blackberry but the Quelos theme looks nice!


I have only 1 premium theme.


I haven't got any. Hopefully this will be the first!


I have (5) premium themes, some off CB forums and the others were purchased @ CB Store. All worth the money and function well. Would love to try this theme out on my 9700




i have about 4 premium themes. and all of them i bought it here..


i have about 4 premium themes. and all of them i bought it here..


i have about 4 premium themes. and all of them i bought it here..


i have about 4 premium themes. and all of them i bought it here..


i have about 4 premium themes. and all of them i bought it here..


I have 3. a win 7 theme, bedroid, and one other one that i got last week


for the contest. None, oh well.


I like this and hope I get it!!