We all know that the current BlackBerry Browser leaves much to be desired. Until the release of the new Webkit browser we’re stuck with this lackluster one. One gripe that BlackBerry users have with respect to the browser is its speed. Fortunately with a few setting tweaks in browser options you’ll notice a significant increase in your browsing speed.
Think predictive text is a feature only available on touch screen virtual keyboards? Think again! Last night while rummaging through my phone’s settings I came across the option to enable predictive text on my Blackberry Bold 9700. To enable this feature, go to Options, Language and Text Input, Show Text Input Options. There it is! Predictive Text Input!
Once enable this option and save the changes, create a message. You’ll now notice that when typing text your BlackBerry will offer suggestions based on what you’ve typed. To select the suggested word, simply hit enter, or, to select a suggested word that isn’t highlighted, scroll to the desired word and hit enter. Pretty cool!
OS 18.104.22.1684 for the BlackBerry Curve 8530 has been officially released by Philippines based wireless provider, Smart Communication, Inc.
To download this OS, point your browser to this link.
If you have the Blackberry Curve 8530, must always have the latest and greatest OS, and aren’t a Smart-Communication subscriber, you can still install this update by deleting the vendor.xml file and installing as usual.
Let us know what’s been updated!
The days of waiting for an invite to the coveted land of Google Voice are now over! This VOIP service offered by Google is now available to everyone. To take advantage of everything Google Voice has to offer, visit voice.goole.com, create an account and download the Blackberry app at m.google.com/voice from your Blackberry.
Although Google Voice for BlackBerry isn’t as comprehensive as I’d like it to be, it’ll definitely suffice. Enjoy!
Adobe has released a press release announcing the availability of Flash 10.1 to mobile platform partners. Although it’s speculated that Flash implementation won’t be available to BlackBerry users until the new Webkit browser is available in Blackberry 6, various companies will now be developing sites compatible with this much anticipated addition to the BlackBerry Browser.
There still remains concerns regarding the security risks involved with having Flash enabled mobile devices, but, like it or not, there coming. I personally think that RIM, with security being its number one priority, will somehow find a way to assuage these concerns while optimizing and revolutionizing the mobile browsing experience.
You can check out the entire press release here:
Hot off the press! There’s an update for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 for T-Moblile. No changelog as of yet but will keep you updated.
This update will now bring the OS to 22.214.171.1243
I’m currently updating the OS via the OTA update feature. To access this, go to Options, Advanced options, Wireless Updates. It may take a couple of tries to get it to show, but trust me… it’s live!
Go out and get it! Comment on anything you guys/gals notice 🙂
With the release of the BlackBerry Bold 9650 on Sprint and Verizon there has been quite a bit of debate as to whether or not this new line of Blackberries are indeed deserving of the title ‘Bold’ or just an upgraded Tour. We’ll break this phone down into two parts; software and hardware…
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