The skype application has appeared on my BB, and I want to remove it - not just hide the icon. It does not show as an application - how can it be removed? Same for slacker - how do I remove that too?
I don't know about Skype, but Slacker comes on the BB Phones and all you can do is hide it. I have and I never run across it in my phone. I use Pandora, a much better Radio IMHO. Until another solution is offered, why not hide Skype also?
Social Beat,Skype ans Slacker icons are placeholders or Launchers for the services (which you would have to download) I just move them to my downloads or applications folders. You can unistall and delete but they will just keep getting pushed to your phone from the network. Pushing them to folders are the only way to keep them out of sight and out of mind.
In an attempt to eradicate those annoying icons I dug a little deeper and found that there are also coresponding services in the service book. So, not only are the icons being forced upon us, the services are too. To make matters worse there has been a couple of occasions when I woke up to find that my BB has been rebooted and has new icons on it.
But I digress. I deleted the rogue services and the icons were gone. However, as soon as I rebooted they were back.
This is because they are in you phone's service books. When you delete the service book for those apps, and the phone is rebooted..the service books are re-sent.
Can't do much about it..VZW pushes them to the phones...
With the original theme, when I "hide," it still shows almost as bright as the ones I am keeping. I created a new folder and used the BB menu to move my unused icons to this other folder and don't even see them. It is easier to find the ones I want to use when they are all that is there