New Official BlackBerry Avatar Builder lets you build custom BBM Avatars - Available for Download in Guy and Girl Editions!

By Kevin Michaluk on 15 Jun 2011 06:02 pm EDT
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BlackBerry Avatar Builder  BlackBerry Avatar Builder

Coolness! I didn't see this one coming. Research In Motion just dropped two new fun apps into BlackBerry App World for us to install on our BlackBerry Smartphones. Avatar Builder Guys Edition and Avatar Builder Girls Edition allow you to make awesome avatars on your BlackBerry. If you want a custom sweet BBm avatar, look no further.  Here's the official verbage:

Want to create your own BBM avatar?

Create and customize an avatar to look just like you or anyone you want it to be! Choose your eyes, hair and your go-to outfit. Then throw in a few accessories, such as your earrings or yoga mat. Feel like you need a change? That's just fine. Edit your avatar anytime to match your mood or style. Have fun with thousands of different looks, right at your fingertips.

When you're done, save it, share it, set it as your BBM picture then make another one.

That's it! The cost is free, so what are you waiting for? Go and download it at the links below. We'll follow up soon with a hands-on video look.

Download Avatar Builder Guys Edition
Download Avatar Builder Girls Edition

33 comments

obaquerizo

Says that the app is not available for my device or operator, bummer can't dowload

rrrebo

3MB?!? Eeeehhhhh...Perhaps if it can be uninstalled after creation and still use the images.

5nak3

Thanks for this tip, I'll give it a go...as for the size...yeah 3mb, but I have the available memory :D

Thanks Crackberry!

uk0311

Good app and funny but too big

dcscott

Darn - Not even RIM wants to provide apps for the Playbook.

archpopoy

YES. Good 5 mins of work time waster.

LikeWebOS

Can someone take a screen shot? I just want to see how this looks.

psiclne

Played with it for 5 minutes and I deleted it. Its really slow and there isnt a huge selection of items. It doesnt support Asian folks lol

doubleaa25

Since this is just a release, I bet the 3 MB and selections will improve over time. As of now, I am downloading it and trying it out, as its a cool idea.

After trying it out, I can agree that it is a bit laggy, but for a start it has a good selection. Can't wait for updates on this one, its pretty awesome.

laurah2215

Yeah, 3MB is definitely a downside. On the other hand, how cute is this? Hopefully improvements will come with time. I've come to realize that when RIM releases a new app, it's usually half ***.

moh950

Great app idea , needs more items to be added. but it is good over all

Auli

Pretty descent app , considering coming from RIM . Oh and you can uninstall it and still use the images .

WolfberryOS

Not available for me and my country?! Can someone upload it please? ;)

ashwindaga

Not available for my country (india) and carrier (vodafone)!

rrrebo

Suggestion: Apps like Wallpaper Switcher (Changer, whatever it is) and Font Collection are connected apps that retrieve requested items from a server. Perhaps this Avatar app could be done the same way, reducing size on the device, and simply retrieving and caching elements as needed, or in waves, then clearing the cache, or storing the images on the media card.

Mr.Softberry

Hey,
Do you guys think this will be available for the playbook?
Thanks!

PJLips

Not available for my device.. Joy!

mssca

Today, I just learned a valuable lesson... Just because its official, doesn't mean the app is for me and that everyone should enjoy. I don't like it and uninstalled in seconds.

jlb21

how about a web-based version from which you can just send you creation to your phone.....

nasigorengpete

What a waste of developer resources...
They can focus on more useful apps!!!

I really dont understand their priorities sometimes...

CocoaBlossom

Can't download it. Seems this app is not available for my device, my country, my carrier and my OS ! I've the Torch 9800 which lis listed in the supported devices. I'm really disappointed. How RIM can release a such app only for a few customers !

JAGWIRE

downloaded it.. initial boot-up is slow but after that its not to bad. I'm on a 9550 so the swiping is nice and smooth. Definitely needs more options but its a good jump off point...the fact that he can carry a mini BB or PB is fun.

bligui

They killed the links maybe some one can post an independent OTA

WolfberryOS

Head over to this chinese site and look for the OTA download link for both versions. http://www.bjxiaoc.cn/index.php/archives/31392

eve6er69

thanks for the link, i caught hell from the wife for not downloading the girls version for her, lol

Tony_11

It says it doesnt exist or it's not available.. guess not in my region!

rtch

Not available for Brazil..... that´s incredible......

ev44

asshats!!
I downloaded the guys edition the day I saw the post on CB...i decided to download the girls edition, now its not available in Canada. this sucks!!

brando0623

Its not available in all countries, look at the App World webpage on Blackberry.com and it will list the countries supported. Canada isn't one listed

Quiet Genius

That's very strange!!! I'm located in Aruba & was able to download it.

bbm animated

I used a free app from www.BBMAnimated.com it has loads of aninated avatars

keeps me busy on bbm :)