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    Question Curve 8310 apps on 8900?

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    Hi there

    I am considering moving from an 8310 to an 8900 thanks to all the rave reviews I have seen! I have a question however - how does the 8900 cope with running apps that were made for the older Curves, ie with a lower screen resolution? Will it run them OK but in a small window or does it upscale the graphics? Or will it not run them at all?

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    Apps aren't really as much device specific as they are OS specific. You'd need to make sure the apps are compatible with the 4.6 OS vs. whatever you currently have on your 8310.

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    The apps are compatible with the OS AFAIK as they have been with all previous versions, I'm just wondering how they would display on the different resolution screen.

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    Well, I'd think if they were compatible with a 4.6 or higher OS, they'll look even better on higher res screen.

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    But... if they aren't specifically designed for the higher screen size (or more recent OS), will they just display in a corner (or the centre) or will they be stretched to fit the screen? That's what I am wondering!

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    Dom,

    What apps do you have in mind?
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    LOL! Sorry, Dom. I don't think you need to be concerned. I don't know this for fact, but if the application is compatible, you would think they would have taken the screen resolution issue into consideration.

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    The OANDA FXConverter (the currency converter from http://m.fxconverter.com/) is one that springs to mind. Very useful app for me and it worked fine on both 4.2 and 4.5 on my 8310, but I don't believe they have done any development on it since the 4.2 days so not sure how it will look on an 8900.

    I trialled a Storm for a bit and it looked awful on that! I'm also thinking of games like Bubble Popper and Pacman.

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    You kind of answered your own question there then. Any application you have or had would need to be compatible with a 4.6 OS, which is what you'll be getting with the 8900. That information should be readily available from the download site.

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    Unfortunately the information isn't available. I'm a BB professional so of course have already checked! And as I said, that particular app worked on the Storm but just looked terrible. So I was wondering if there is any kind of capability for the 8900 to display apps designed for the old Curve screen resolution better.

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    Well that certainly doesn't help that they aren't posting the information on the website. Your only other alternative then is to contact the developer to find out if it is compatible and if not, when it will be.

    Keep in mind, too that the Storm is OS 4.7 whereas the 8900 is 4.6. Whether or not this means it will work on the 8900 is beyond me.

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    The app you mentioned runs fine (as far as I can tell) on my 8900. Full screen, decent looking.
    The only thing I've had run on just a quarter of screen so far has been games.
    I've moved a few apps from the 8310 and had no real issues. Most devs are popping out 4.6 versions now anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DomConway View Post
    Unfortunately the information isn't available. I'm a BB professional so of course have already checked! And as I said, that particular app worked on the Storm but just looked terrible. So I was wondering if there is any kind of capability for the 8900 to display apps designed for the old Curve screen resolution better.

    i know exactly what youre getting at and unfortunately i think it just depends on the app and how it was written rather than the OS.

    Pacman looked good on my Curve but looked like crap on my Bold (tiny).

    I downloaded a few java games that looked ridiculously tiny.

    my most important one though, JabPLite, automatically scaled itself to take up the whole screen on a curve 8800 OR Bold. that was pretty awesome to me. that app isnt even designed or written specifically for blackberry's and it works perfectly.

    so basically my advice is, try it out! or if you dont actually have the new phone yet, give someone the name of the app you want tried out and have them report the behavior to you

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    Thanks jfc and offthehorseceo, that's the kind of info I was after. So it sounds like some apps will work fine and some games etc won't. The Java game Pipes is another one I was wondering about, but I've seen that work fine on a Pearl, 8700 and Curve 8310 so reckon that should be able to handle the 8900 fine!

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    Maybe. Bejeweled didn't while sudoko and a solitaire game did. I doubt you'll have probs with apps
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