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    Hello, I'm new to BB, just got a "Pearl" from T-Mo. I'm using PocketMac 4 and it looks like it's working just fine. Waiting for them to fix Bluetooth synching...

    I'm having issues with finding BB software to download off the web that doesn't come as a Windows file (".exe"). How in hell do I install that from my Mac to my BB? Over the air downloading seems to be an alternative, but not all vendors seem to support it and some programs (dictionaries etc.) are rather large. Also, I like to keep backup installers on my computer at home.
    Does anyone have a list of software titles and vendors that are Mac friendly???

    I come from using a Symbian S60 phone and I had similar problems there. I used to be able to change the .exe downloads to .zip files by simply renaming them on my computer. Then I used a zip utility to "unpack" the file and extract the Symbian application. I tried that with a few BB applications, but wasn't successfull...Has anyone heard of a similar workaround?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Application Downloads

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~Most BB applications come in either a .zip file (included are .alx and .cod files) to be installed via BB desktop manager, or
    .jar and .jad to be installed OTA

    Not sure about macs but just giving you a little info.

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    Re: Application Downloads

    can i download internet browser in a 7100t

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    Re: Application Downloads

    To me it looks like many BB applications download as .exe files. Is there a way for Mac users to convert them or extract the archived contents from a .exe file?
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    Re: Application Downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by jloverg
    can i download internet browser in a 7100t
    Hi jlover, welcome to pinstack. In order to have the browser you must subscribe to a BlackBerry Data Plan through your provider. If you need more assistance let us know.

    Also, the reason your question hasnt been answered yet is because your post is under a thread labelled "Application Downloads", and most stackers are just browsing through and didnt realize you needed assistance. If you start a brand new thread about your situation you have a better chance of receiving help.

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    Re: Application Downloads

    jloverg, Welcome to PinStack.

    Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help with your BB.

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    Re: Application Downloads

    tMax, the only downloads that I have seen that come as executables are the OS downloads. Most others for installation are ZIP files that contain the .alx and .cod files. What applications have you found that come as self extracting compressed files (.exe)?

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