After a few days waiting for a response, I did receive this from the support folks at PicoNews. I figured it was appropriate to post their response here in case others run into the same thing...
There is an other way to remove applications not listed in the Options screen:
- Install the BlackBerry Desktop Manager if not already done
- plug your BlackBerry in
- copy the JavaLoader.exe file (see link below) in a folder easily accessible
(C: for example)
- Start a command prompt (Start Menu / Run... / enter "cmd")
- Go to the folder where you put JavaLoader.exe ("cd \" if you choose C
- test the connection by typing "JavaLoader.exe -u dir" without the quotes and pressing enter. You should get a long list of installed BlackBerry modules. This list should contain PicoNews and PicoNews_lib.
- Type "JavaLoader.exe -u erase -f PicoNews" and "JavaLoader.exe -u erase -f PicoNews_lib".
- You should fully reboot your BlackBerry to make sure Piconews is completely uninstalled (by typing alt + maj + del, or by stopping the device and removing the battery)
This JavaLoader.exe file comes from the BlackBerry development environment (called JDE). You can download the full JDE for your OS version (4.1) on www.blackberry.com
website if you prefer not to use the JavaLoader.exe we provide here : http://www.piconews.com/files/JavaLoader.exe
During our tests, PicoNews never disappeared from the applications list, and this is really not our intent to prevent you from uninstalling it. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
Your Blacktouch Support Team