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Blackberry 8700R Apps

Everybody seems to building applications for the Blackberry platform. Over the weekend, I’ve loaded some fun new games (when was the last time you played Asteroids…er Meteors as it is now called), the new Tello Blackberry Client (way cool… imagine Trillian with the ability to launch a call), and Google Local.  With it’s EDGE modem, the 8700R is fast enough that it’s not that much of a time sink to just go get a new app.  And on the 8700R with it’s gorgeous color screen, and increased color depth, they look great.  Check out this image, for instance, from Google Local.  That’s my backyard.

Google Local on Blackberry

I had been considering switching away from Blackberry to a Microsoft Smartphone device, but not now.  The 8700R is just way too nice.

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • dan moran June 29, 2006, 1:16 pm


    Can you help me. I have the 8700r rogers bb. I want to use it as a modem, How can I do that with my laptop?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.



  • hey March 27, 2007, 4:42 pm

    can u direct me to where you got google earth and other applications that you speak of

  • Alec March 27, 2007, 5:50 pm

    This post is over a year old, but at the time the apps came on the berry site. I suggest you try googling for Google Maps Blackberry.

  • tony d April 10, 2007, 6:46 am

    go to maps.google.com from your 8700. on the top you will see a link called get faster google maps or something like that. follow that link for an over the air instalation of the google maps software.

    go to gmail.com and find a similar get faster gmail link to get an over the air instalation of the gmail app for bb

    most apps for blackberry have OTA installs and they work well

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