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BlackBerry 6 Updates: My Thoughts

July 21, 2010
@ Sean Shen, regarding downloading music OTA … totally agree. My solution was to install Bolt Browser (9700 OS 5) – free btw on AppWorld or directly – and was able to download a 1.3MB mp3 mix session from Soundcloud without issue. I even let my 9700 goto sleep and it completed & I can play it back in native music player – and because I added it to a playlist I was able to sync it to iTunes via PC – did another and did sync to Mac OSX SL.
RIM Please do the following with BlackBerry 6:
* Allow setting of HTML emails defaulted by users to actually WORK!
– no more looking to download pictures, no more prompts that doing so exposes email address.
* Higher Email attachment sizes: 10MB is Exchange/Outlook standard for almost a decade; follow suit.
– on this note allow 10MB default browser download sizes or limit to whatever MicroSD card has free space. This is 2010 and 16/32GB storage cards are NOW common & consumer priced accepted.
* Allow quick search within opened browser pages.
– if you allow searching for ALL opened browser pages (tabs) you get BONUS marks!!
* Allow attachments to be auto downloaded. Not all your users are on limited 500/1GB data plans and with NOC compression even 500GB is sufficient for consumer that get 5MB attachments in emails 3x/day/week.
– on this note allow user configurable settings to save attachments in specific storage card locations for specific files: PDF in PDF, webpages (same), mp3/aac/amr/etc in music folder, pictures in pics, movies (same), you get the point.
* upgrade the File explorer for more power and the same.
– while on this note allow SPECIFIC application and folders to have passwords. Allow different passwords for: Folders have their own group of passwords, Apps their own group of passwords, core PIM apps [Contacts, MemoPad, Tasks, Calendar] their own, etc; leaving this ability out for BES activated devices. To finally add to this … allow Password keeper to manage ALL separate passwords with just one – allowing backup/restore to bring this back as well regardless of BB6 device used.
* Better Touchscreen password entry: Ontario government along with many other corporations/industry’s forbids Storms to be activated on BES. For the past week I’ve been using my wife’s 9550 and I cannot STAND IT! The 9800 Slider hopefully resolves this.
* BBM. Everybody thinks this cannot be touched. Well it CAN. Allow BBM to move to the computing space: Mac, Linux, WindowsXP/7; enabling live Delivered/Read/awaiting delivery for offline recipients [clock icon]. So many BES users that rely on BBM/PIN2PIN are designated ON-CALL support staff for high-critical contacts and when working to reload an OS onto a device or device out of coverage – say due to non-supported roaming partners [worldwide: investment and consultant corporation users go through this endlessly] or CDMA devices that do not allow roaming on GPRS/EDGE/3G within North/South America still have mobile workstations (laptops) that have internet access via aircards or wlan can STILL get critical PIN2PIN/BBM messages if a computer initiative was launched.
^ yup … Sangster copywritten that right here.

@ Sean Shen, regarding downloading music OTA … totally agree. My solution was to install Bolt Browser (9700 OS 5) – free btw on AppWorld or directly – and was able to download a 1.3MB mp3 mix session from Soundcloud without issue. I even let my 9700 goto sleep and it completed & I can play it back in native music player – and because I added it to a playlist I was able to sync it to iTunes via PC – did another and did sync to Mac OSX SL.
RIM Please do the following with BlackBerry 6: * Allow setting of HTML emails defaulted by users to actually WORK!- no more looking to download pictures, no more prompts that doing so exposes email address.* Higher Email attachment sizes: 10MB is Exchange/Outlook standard for almost a decade; follow suit.- on this note allow 10MB default browser download sizes or limit to whatever MicroSD card has free space. This is 2010 and 16/32GB storage cards are NOW common & consumer priced accepted.* Allow quick search within opened browser pages.- if you allow searching for ALL opened browser pages (tabs) you get BONUS marks!!* Allow attachments to be auto downloaded. Not all your users are on limited 500/1GB data plans and with NOC compression even 500GB is sufficient for consumer that get 5MB attachments in emails 3x/day/week. – on this note allow user configurable settings to save attachments in specific storage card locations for specific files: PDF in PDF, webpages (same), mp3/aac/amr/etc in music folder, pictures in pics, movies (same), you get the point.* upgrade the File explorer for more power and the same.- while on this note allow SPECIFIC application and folders to have passwords. Allow different passwords for: Folders have their own group of passwords, Apps their own group of passwords, core PIM apps [Contacts, MemoPad, Tasks, Calendar] their own, etc; leaving this ability out for BES activated devices. To finally add to this … allow Password keeper to manage ALL separate passwords with just one – allowing backup/restore to bring this back as well regardless of BB6 device used.* Better Touchscreen password entry: Ontario government along with many other corporations/industry’s forbids Storms to be activated on BES. For the past week I’ve been using my wife’s 9550 and I cannot STAND IT! The 9800 Slider hopefully resolves this.* BBM. Everybody thinks this cannot be touched. Well it CAN. Allow BBM to move to the computing space: Mac, Linux, WindowsXP/7; enabling live Delivered/Read/awaiting delivery for offline recipients [clock icon]. So many BES users that rely on BBM/PIN2PIN are designated ON-CALL support staff for high-critical contacts and when working to reload an OS onto a device or device out of coverage – say due to non-supported roaming partners [worldwide: investment and consultant corporation users go through this endlessly] or CDMA devices that do not allow roaming on GPRS/EDGE/3G within North/South America still have mobile workstations (laptops) that have internet access via aircards or wlan can STILL get critical PIN2PIN/BBM messages if a computer initiative was launched.^ yup … Sangster copywritten that right here.

^ Just think about how BBM on the desktop/laptop could improve upon the mobile presence and collaboration landscape. Allow API’s so that super apps can tell when you’re offline, yet still mobile on workstation – designated office presence to be ready for meetings (think MS Office Communicator), etc etc.

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