Our good friend and contributing CrackBerry writer Al Sacco of wrote up a great article on why some software listed in the Applications list are listed in bold text. I have to admit, I always wondered about this but never really looked for an answer. I formulated many reasonings on my own, but never took the time to do my CrackBerry duty and seek out the real reason. As it turns out, any applications listed in bold in the Applications list are those which have modified permissions. Permissions allow applications to access your device (allowing Interactions, Connections and User Data to be accessed). So if you have downloaded something and changed the deafult permissons, it will appear in bold in the list. Pretty cool (and perplexing) stuff. This is one of the most asked questions by a lot of BlackBerry users, and Al did a great write up of the answer. Head over to and check out the full article.