So now I’m running with a Blackberry 8830, carried by Verizon. Verizon stripped out the GPS in this phone & a bunch of people are more then upset (see class action lawsuit). Hopefully they will get the picture soon & release a firmware update to un-disable their feature.
Applications I’m running
- Gmail – A must have if you are running a gmail email account.
- Google Maps – I find it better then Blackberry’s Maps, plus the ability to search for local business and get directions is too easy. Google Maps mobile is a must have.
- Opera 4 mini beta – It gives you that iPhone feeling browsing the web. It’s the not the greatest but the best small phone browser I’ve found
- Berry Bloglines – A Bloglines rss reader that works very nicely. It only pulls down unread entries and allows you to read post there and not have to
- JiveTalk – Verizon won’t let you run the Blackberry native AIM client (http://www.blackberry/aim), Jive Talk gives you multiple IM clients (AIM, Yahoo, Live). I’m running the 30 day eval, if I end up buying it, it’ll cost me $19.95. Pretty sweet.