Smartphone Software - bPhone for BlackBerry
|Published:||Apr 6, 2008|
|Author:||Michael E, Callahan|
bPhone for Blackberry by Matthew Rogers
by Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder
Note: Since by definition "smartphones" are phones that are also PDA's, the software reviewed here should work with personal digital assistants that are not "smartphones". Check the operating system because we'll be reviewing software Windows Mobile, Palm, and BlackBerry devices. -- Editor
I was looking around for some software for my BlackBerry 8830 not long ago when I stumbled across a cool theme. bPhone is a theme created by Matthew Rogers for the BlackBerry that was inspired by the iPhone. I've tried a number of themes and was never satisfied with them, but bPhone is really something. The icons are really well done and taken directly from the iPhone. The fonts in the theme are easy-to-read which is something I've had problems with in other themes. It also uses a lot of blue and gray throughout the interface which makes the theme easy on the eyes. I have to say that Mr. Rogers really nailed the "look" of the iPhone with this theme. The banner that goes across the top is dead on and makes me feel like I'm looking at an iPhone commercial. Everything is very easy-to-use and intuitive. The theme is available to download for a desktop install or you can also do and over-the-air (OTA) install, which is what I opted for. Once you've installed the theme you need to totally reboot your BlackBerry by removing the battery and then reinserting it. As I mentioned, I've looked at lots of themes for the BlackBerry 8830, but this is the first one I've been really happy with. It's free, but I hope that if you use it you take a moment to make a donation - I did. I like it so much that it's not only a Pick, but I'm also making it a Dr. File Finder Favorite and those are few and far between. So, if you're looking for an iPhone theme for your BlackBerry, look no further. bPhone is beautifully done and I recommend it.
- bPhone for BlackBerry
- System Requirements: 8700 series: BlackBerry OS 4.2.1 or later. WARNING: You MUST have OS 4.2.1 or later or you may render your BlackBerry 8700 unusable! Go to Options -> About to check your OS version. Pearl (all versions): BlackBerry OS 4.2.1 or later * Curve (all versions) and 8830: BlackBerry OS 4.2.2 or later * 8800: BlackBerry OS 4.2.1 or later
- Visit bPhone Web Site
- Download bPhone NOW!
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Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.