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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
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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

crunchSMS

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 >

TradeFields

TradeFields

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.

TextSearch

TextSearch
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 >

Cnectd

Cnectd

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

ProOnGo

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 softwareroundup@crackberry.com. I can't do it without your help!

Of course, we also have many more New BlackBerry Apps, Updated BlackBerry Apps and Free BlackBerry Apps available at ShopCrackBerry.com. Be sure to visit our software store for more great deals on BlackBerry Applications!

James Falconer James Falconer "Community Manager, Mobile Nations" 355 (articles) 822 (forum posts)

Reader comments

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

276 Comments

I have 5 premium themes on my Onyx.

I've always loved changing my themes, so I'm always looking for new themes :)

But currently I only have 2 themes on my Bold 9000. THis one would be a great addtion to Kevin's 9700 should I win it :)!

I have 1 premium animated theme i won in a contest in another site but none of this designers, i want this one!!

I love to show how many apps I have on my phone to my clients- it makes the phone personal. In addition the themes express my mood how busy I am!

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