Berry Pix 2.0 Reviewed

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Berry Pix also seems to have a couple troublesome glitches. For example, using the “Start Slideshow” option just doesn’t seem to work: it will either stay on one image or quickly jump to the end of your image group. Your slideshow will work when you let your BlackBerry go into screensaver mode, but it seems silly to sit and watch your BlackBerry for 15 seconds just to show off photos from your trip to the guys around the water cooler. A bigger problem was to be found when I wanted to add email-attached images to my Berry Pix folder. While using OS 4.1 the menu option just wasn’t in the place Colabnet indicated it should be on their website.

But Berry Pix isn’t all bad – in fact, in some ways it’s quite cool. The software offers a bunch of neat transition options for your image slideshows and it’s kinda neat to glance over at your BlackBerry during the day and see a photo of your family pop up. It’s also really easy to create ‘categories’ (their version of photo albums) and use one of your Berry Pix pictures as a background image. The new backup/restore option is also great for making sure you don’t lose any of your pictures if you have to wipe your device.

The real question isn’t whether or not Berry Pix 2.0 is a good piece of software (it’s pretty good, though) but whether Berry Pix is worth the 22.50 USD asking price. If it were closer to 5 or even 10 USD, Berry Pix 2.0 would receive an automatic BlackBerry Cool recommendation. As it stands now, we can only recommend that you try the software for yourself and see if you’re that much of a picture hound that you’re willing to pay the steep asking price.

For more information on Berry Pix 2.0, go to:

http://www.colabnet.com

  • George

    Nice where can I get that picture of Jim …

  • George

    Nice where can I get that picture of Jim …

  • http://www.colabnet.com/ Rick Power

    Nice Review.

    I just wanted to add a little further clarification:

    While the on-device help may be a little on the anemic side, Berry Pix v2.0 does ship with a very generous pdf-based user guide which describes in detail the keypad shortcuts and how to add pictures from email as well as backup/restore etc. The user manual is available from your Start Menu under Programs->Berry Pix.

    The on-demand slideshow does work – the behavior you described is Berry Pix switching the start picture from the last one shown in a slideshow to the one currently selected on the thumbnail grid. This is so that you can start the slideshow at whatever point you want. You probably did not wait until the next slide loaded when you saw the “flip”. I do agree though that it’s peculiar behaviour.

    Regards…

  • http://www.colabnet.com Rick Power

    Nice Review.

    I just wanted to add a little further clarification:

    While the on-device help may be a little on the anemic side, Berry Pix v2.0 does ship with a very generous pdf-based user guide which describes in detail the keypad shortcuts and how to add pictures from email as well as backup/restore etc. The user manual is available from your Start Menu under Programs->Berry Pix.

    The on-demand slideshow does work – the behavior you described is Berry Pix switching the start picture from the last one shown in a slideshow to the one currently selected on the thumbnail grid. This is so that you can start the slideshow at whatever point you want. You probably did not wait until the next slide loaded when you saw the “flip”. I do agree though that it’s peculiar behaviour.

    Regards…