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Old 03-27-2007, 01:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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There is a new program to change the color of the Pearl trackball. It changes the trackball color to one of six that you want [blue, red, green, pink, aquamarine, yellow].

You can also set the time for how long the trackball stays on, 15 to 120 seconds.

Super bonus: The trackball is now super, super bright in the color of your choice. Much brighter than my Sharpie mod.

There is a free trial period at Handango. Download it now.


Note: This, and most other trackball color applications DO NOT work with OS 4.5.

LINK Colour Your Trackball : Blackberry : Handango


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Old 03-27-2007, 02:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks dude, this is pretty tight!
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Old 03-27-2007, 02:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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omg the mods need to definetly stiky this thread! genious application. It really works. white pearl with green trackball. LOVE IT!
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Old 03-27-2007, 02:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Some pics.

I am probably going to take apart my Pearl and clean off the Sharpie although I can't see where my blue Sharpie is affecting the performance of this color changing program. I suspect this program simply activates the other LEDs rather than changing the color of the white LED, if the white LED can even be changed. So that is why my blue Sharpie is not making a difference here?

I could not get the pics to show how deep, solid and saturated the color of the trackball is after using this program. All the pics look like the trackball color is faded, but it is not.

Look at the chrome and inner rings that the trackball reflects. The one with the red trackball, that ring is about right in terms of color.

Anyway, there is a FREE trial, so install it and give it a try. Takes about two minutes to install.








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Old 03-27-2007, 02:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Always love your pics. Very detailed.
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Old 03-27-2007, 03:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Very cool! Thanks so much!!
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Would you actually buy this program? just cerious how many people would.
Great find!
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Old 03-27-2007, 03:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Would you actually buy this program? just cerious how many people would.
Great find!
Such a fun little program for only $4.95? Absolutely!!!
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Default is there a way to install it ota ?

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OK I love it. I bought it too. BUT am I missing something how do I get my pearl back to white?

Cal

Edit: I can answer my own question - Just disable and after a few mins it goes back to white.

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Old 03-27-2007, 06:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That's flippin awesome SanFran!!
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As always san fran your on the cutting edge of everything new!!!
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Bought it. Love it.
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Didn't see an OTA option on the Handango site, but I'll defer to anyone else who may have spotted it elsewhere.
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sorry I am new here. What is the purpose of changing the color? will it work on my 8800?
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:56 AM   #16 (permalink)
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sorry I am new here. What is the purpose of changing the color? will it work on my 8800?
The developer's site says only for the Pearl, but you can take the gamble and see what happens if you install it on the 8800. Or e-mail the maker and ask about it.

As to changing the color, it's just something new and different than the same ol' white color.

Also, during the night I did a test, the trackball is now so bright it acts as a flashlight.

And lastly, when in a crowd that ball will now scream "Look at me, I am cool and you are not."
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Once again, the mac crowd is on the outside looking in. . . no OTA. . .
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Didn't see an OTA option on the Handango site, but I'll defer to anyone else who may have spotted it elsewhere.
Did not see that.

But I don't like OTA anyway inasmuch as if you ever have to do a reinstall, having the program on your computer permits reinstall.

In contrast, if the developer vanishes or there are OTA problems, you are out of luck, especially if for whatever reason you can't reinstall a system backup.

As to MAC users, what's a MAC? Seriously though, isn't there a way to have the alx file put in an e-mail to the Pearl and then install it from there?

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There is a free trial period at Handango. Download it now. If you don't then you are a loser.

haha, thanks for the laugh. oh, and the link. I was wondering when a program was goign to come out for this. Now only if there would be one that can control the trackball and the LED!!!

edit: boo! no OTA version! this sucks!

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Dude, as I can see you've put a lot of effort into this. Youxxx8217;ve even called us losers if we don't try it. Pardon my questions, but...is this your program?
Hope u don't mind me asking as I would ask you modify something in order to improve the quality.
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