Pimp My BlackBerry Storm

Thursday, February 19, 2009 ·

If you are among the few lucky people who have received their BlackBerry Storm by now, then you probably are looking for ways to improve the look and the functionality of your new phone. In this blog I will discuss how you can protect your Storm from everyday accidental scratches and chips, and additionally how and where to get third party applications and contents to spruce up your phone.

My first concern was that this phone looked and felt more fragile than my previous phones, and for $ 250.00 investment I had to protect it from chips and scratches. On my previous Palm Treo I had the invisibleSHIELD  which did a very nice job in keeping the phone looking new for over two years.

The invisibleSHIELDis only .2 millimeters thick, making it the slimmest Blackberry Storm skin or cover of its kind. It applies directly to your phone, providing the toughest, most durable protection you will find. The invisibleSHIELD has its origins in the military, where it was used to protect high-speed helicopter blades from dust, dirt and debris. Now you can use that same powerful technology to protect your new investment.



Although the video shows the iphone, but they also carry the product for the Blackberry Storm as well as other phones.You can visit them at www.zagg.com
 
After using so many cases for storing and carrying my previous phones. I finally decided on one type. Some call it the Sandwich case, I call it the Pouch. It is a top loading design which provides easy access; the phone is basically sandwiched between neoprene covers, it has elastic sides to insure that the phone is held securely. A strong belt clip secures the phone to your belt. However I seen many people put the phone and the case in their pockets instead of clipping it on their belts. The best design I found is from www.cellphoneshop.net they call it the Sandwich Carrying Case For BlackBerry Storm (9530) .

Sandwich Carrying Case For BlackBerry Storm (9530) 
Now that you protected your new Blackberry Storm phone, let’s add some applications and multimedia. Like the iphone “apps store”, BlackBerry launched their application center, where you can download third party application right from your phone. These applications are carrier specific. Your wireless network provider will add new applications as they become available. Some of the included applications with Verizon are Facebook and Flickr. However you can also download applications and more directly from the blackberry store, just visit mobile.blackberry.com from your smartphone’s browser. This is your mobile destination for everything you need to personalize your Blackberry Storm. From Wallpapers, ringtones and themes to games, applications and software.

In my upcoming blog I will share with you some of my favorite add-on applications for the blackberry Storm and some of the free stuff you can download. Please stay tuned.

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