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Katie Noel ([personal profile] teaplease) wrote in [community profile] blackberry2009-07-22 02:58 pm

new BB user

I recently got a Blackberry Pearl, and I love it. (iPhone can eat it)
Anyway, are there any applications or enhancements you could recommend for me as a new user? :)

Also I'm a bit confused about the BB Messenger. Can anyone use it or is it for BB users only from their phones?
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[personal profile] mu 2009-07-23 03:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I believe the BB messenger is for Blackberry-to-Blackberry messages only, since you have to use the person's PIN to add them to your list. it's really nice... my husband and I both have Pearls and we have a running conversation in BB messenger instead of sending tons of text messages while we're bored on our separate bus commutes after work. :)

the things I love are:
Opera Mini
Poynt
UberTwitter (if you tweet)
Flickr Uploader (if you use them)
WeatherEye or BB Push Weather Info - I've noticed the latter is more accurate.
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[personal profile] mu 2009-07-23 05:06 pm (UTC)(link)
great names think alike with usernames, it seems ;)

who is your carrier? I'm with T-Mobile, and we had to get some kind of data plan with our phones... we started out with email-only ($10 per month) and then eventually I got the unlimited data plan, while my husband has stuck with email only; he doesn't actually use it, but since we have to have a data plan, it works.

so... I'm not sure if the BB messenger requires a data plan, since we had to have one to activate our phones. I want to say yes, but am not sure.

ooh, if you're moving -- check out Google Maps too!
Edited 2009-07-23 17:09 (UTC)