So, you know how I got my Blackberry 9790 last December. Now I will share the best applications to personalize Blackberry 9790.
Because Blackberry 9790 also known RIM BlackBerry Onyx III or RIM BlackBerry Bellagio runs on Blackberry OS7 – themes for it are still not available. So, we’d have to stick with changing wallpapers and ringtones only. But some how I’ve found a way to customize it at least, while the Theme Studio for Blackberry OS7 is not out yet. I hope you’ll find my list here useful and fun 😉 Here are my top 5 applications to personalize Blackberry 9790.
It replaces the sms launcher. What makes it better than the native sms launcher is that you can personalize how your sms list and sms conversation look like. Default is the “iPhone message conversation” look then you can change the colors. Another dazzling feature is the Quick Reply feature which also shows your received message – in an instance, if someone texts you a pop up message will appear (his or her message) then you have the option to call, open or reply and etc on that pop up message. Neat isn’t it? Another feature is the ability to register your phone number to Textfreek which was the main reason I found out about it as I use it with my iPod. However, I was only able to text Textfreek users that were Blackberry users (I assume it only considers mobile phone numbers) I couldn’t message my Textfreek in my iPod. If you purchase the license, you’ll be able to use Emojins too! But note that it will only be seen by crunchSMS users or iPhone users (and if they have an sms launcher like Handcent SMS on their Android phones). You can give it it a try by downloading it from here.
Overall Pros: Customization, Quick Reply, Textfreek, Free (with Ads, without Emojins – paid is with Emojins)
Overall Cons: No sent messages, Cut Messages (when there are long messages), Textfreek works on mobile phone number users only
2. Home Screen Notes
Ever wanted to have those sticky notes / reminders on your home screens? Well, now you can! You can also customize your sticky notes (font, font color and sticky note color) it’s really cute! Although I wish you could change the position and post multiple posts too. Maybe it’s the next thing they’re working on! Download here if you want to give it a try.
Overall Pros: Customization of font, font color and sticky note size, affordable (costs $1.99 only!)
Overall Cons: Only one sticky note is allowed, pin of sticky note only red, paid app
There are actually many font manager to be found on Blackberry Appworld however, the one I’ve tried as of now is Font Control which is pretty good! It does not require reboots and they have fonts available for you which are nice. Its management dashboard is also not as confusing as others. The best thing about it – is its 100% free. You can download it here. There is also a paid version but I haven’t tried it yet.
Overall Pros: Free, easy to use
Overall Cons: with Ads
There are also other applications found on Blackberry Appworld that lets you customize your LED light. So far though, I am enjoying BeBuzz! You can assign a LED color for each of your contacts, BBM contacts and even Applications (including Twitter Replies, etc) which makes your Blackberry really fun! There is a paid and free version and the difference between two is that with free version you cannot assign a LED color for your applications. It’s pretty costly (compared to other LED light applications) but definitely worth the buy. It’s easy to navigate in its dashboard as well. It also includes a “toast” feature which is cute!
Overall Pros: Free version is available, easy to use
Overall Cons: Paid Application is kind of costly
I’ve also tried Slider Lock which isn’t so bad but I didn’t like that it had to display the title bar (where you see icons) so I tried X-Slide which fit my likings. It is almost like that of the iPod Touch. Unlike Slider Lock the appearance is smoother and it goes along with your font. The title bar can be hidden unlike with Slider Lock. I find Slider Lock somehow limited to black wallpapers so I prefer X-Slide, if you’re using that you’ll understand what I mean. It also has an “unlock sound” and it’s also cheaper. Download here!
Overall Pros: Smooth Lockscreen Appearance, unlock sound,cheap! Only 99 cents!
Overall Cons: Cannot customize Font Style (just goes along with the system font or your chosen font), paid app, cannot screenshot the lockscreen?
And so, that ends my list of applications for customizing your Blackberry 9790! I hope there will be themes for Blackberry OS7 phones soon 🙁