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    New BB owner - What should I have??

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    So I recently switched from the Treo 680 (firmware bug kept me from having signal every other day) to the BB8800. I have the oem holster with jawbone headset. As for software I'm using the default browser, Berry411, TeleNAV GPS, and thats about it. I like having a 411 program and Berry411 sounds like its the most popular one out there. I'd also like an AIM client, read a lot about jivetalk but it doesn't seem to be available for download right now. I'd also like something for weather (Berry411 seems to do that, is this the best?) and an RSS reader (engadget, consumerist, etc). Any recommendations on must have programs? Different programs to replace what I'm currently using? Must have accessories (anyone have a car mount for using GPS in the car?) or any tips and tricks? Any info is much appreciated. It's only been a day since I got the BB but so far I'm amazed.

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    Re: New BB owner - What should I have??

    Welcome to the Stacks Jrhertel. Berry411 was a wise choice. A great (free) program that the developer constantly improves.

    Jivetalk is probably the best IM Client out there now. Try emailing them at support@beejive.com to see if you can get into the beta phase.

    For an RSS Reader, try Piconews which can be found in the BB Downloads tab at the top of the page.

    For Weather, try going to mobile.blackberry.com from your BB's browser. They have a few push weather sites that work pretty well.

    Enjoy and let us know what else we can do to help.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~welcome to pinstack! Here are some of my favorite apps, piconews, yak-on, jivetalk, pinstack launcher, bb messenger,newsgator, 4info, infospace, google map.


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    Re: New BB owner - What should I have??

    Quote Originally Posted by flash24
    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~welcome to pinstack! Here are some of my favorite apps, piconews, yak-on, jivetalk, pinstack launcher, bb messenger,newsgator, 4info, infospace, google map.

    Thanks both of you! I'm checking out piconews now (selectiing RSS feeds). Awesome choice! I also emailed jivetalk to see if I can get in on the beta. Is BB messenger just for messaging other BBs? Also is google map any better than using TeleNAV?

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    Re: New BB owner - What should I have??

    Quote Originally Posted by jrhertel
    Is BB messenger just for messaging other BBs?
    Yup. It sends messages via the PIN infrastructure which is BB-specific.

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    Also is google map any better than using TeleNAV?
    Not if you want GPS. GMM is a great app but it doesn't support GPS yet. Mapquest Navigator's a pretty good free option as well. I haven't had problems with it on my 8800 but someone else said he couldn't get it to work (not sure why).

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    Re: New BB owner - What should I have??

    Welcome to pinstack, the best BB forum out. Make sure you download pinstack to you BB if you already have not done so. You can find the link via the search menu above or google pinstack for BB from your browser.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~your welcome! Let me know if you need any help!

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    So I've added piconews to my list of apps and I'm waiting on a response from the jivetalk guys. Since I have the GPS feature I figured I'd keep using TeleNAV for maps and such. Any more cool programs you guys, and gals, use? Also what about themes? I check out theme downloads for 8800 and there only seems to be one which I'm not in love with.

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    Re: New BB owner - What should I have??

    awww you dont like that theme? I love it. It just looks very sleek and different

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    Welcome to the stacks!

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    Re: New BB owner - What should I have??

    The icons txt were difficult to read. Just didn't seem to be very 'sleek' to me. However I did like that it reminded me of my macbook pro.

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    It didn't seem very sleek to me, icon txt was difficult to read. It did remind me of my macbook pro though and that was a plus.

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    Re: New BB owner - What should I have??

    Hmm I'm posting from my bb but after I post I don't see my post added to the thread?

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    After posting I clicked on forums and found my thread again but it wasn't updated even though it had just reloaded. I clicked menu>refresh and then I saw my updated posts. Is there a setting to change this so the page is updated automatically when I go to it like on a pc?

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ don't forget opera mini!

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