Feb 14, 2008

Got Myself a Blackberry Pearl

I just got a promotion at the beginning of the year at my day job. One of the perks as some may call it, or a huge burden as others would, is that I get a company Blackberry phone. Well I just got it yesterday. Actually, that is not true, I got it the day before yesterday, but I couldn't play with it because I was in training all day. That is neither here nor there.

Anyway, yesterday was the first day I really got to play with it, and so far I think it is probably the best PDA phone I have ever had. I have had a Palm Treo 650, a Cingular 8125 (HTC Wizard), and a Nokia 9300. All of my previous phones had their ups and downs. The one I disliked the most was the Palm. What a piece of junk phone that was! I finally gave that one up after too many times of it freezing up when I had an incoming call so I couldn't answer it. The Cingular 8125 was okay, but like the Treo it is too bulky, and I always felt like a nerd carrying a big piece of hardware like that around. The Nokia 9300 worked fine PDA wise as well, but there weren't a whole lot of applications for it, and the design made it look clunky. The Pearl on the other hand is nice and small like a regular phone, and of course comes with the stability of Blackberry.

Since yesterday was my first real day playing with it, I did what any other guy with a new toy does. I pimped it out! The first thing I did was cropped down some MP3's to use as ring tones, and transferred them over using the Blackberry Desktop software. After that I put a really sweet skin on it from GemBlock.com. If you haven't heard of GemBlock.com, it is a place to find free themes and other cool stuff for your Blackberry. Finally I created my own wallpaper. Have you seen Casino Royale? You know the MI6 wallpaper 'M' used on her computers? I found that online, and cropped it down for my blackberry. If you want to make your own Pearl wallpaper, the dimensions are 240w x 260h. Here is my wallpaper if you are a James Bond fan like me and want to put it on your Pearl:

James Bond MI6 Blackberry Wallpaper

Do you know of other places to get cool free themes, tones, wallpapers, apps or anything else just plain cool for Blackberry? Hit me up in the comments!

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