BeamBerry questions answered

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Yesterday we broke news about BeamBerry Software Suite, a new piece of software from the folks at BeamBerry Solutions that let’s you view, print, and store email attachments on your BlackBerry. There was some question regarding BeamBerry’s legitimacy, so we thought we would highlight a comment made by a member of the BeamBerry team.

Thank you for your interest in BeamBerry. We are particularly thankful for the attention considering since we somehow managed to time the launch of our product to coincide with the release of Vista. We wanted to take this opportunity to answer some of the questions raised in this forum.

BeamBerry Solutions is a startup company that launched its BeamBerry service for viewing, printing and storing PDF and MS Office document attachments, free of charge under the Early Access Program, on January 29th, 2007. The solution uses a server to process the documents and stream them as images back to the BlackBerry device. To learn more about how BeamBerry works please see here:

http://www.beamberry.com/product_description.html

All existing solutions in this space use server side processing as the BlackBerry device itself is not currently powerful enough to handle all of that locally. One of the ways in which BeamBerry is unique is that it does not clutter your mailbox with extra e-mail messages and does not require you to wait for a reply e-mail from the service in order to view the document attachment. Instead, everything is made transparent and the document opens up shortly after “Open with BeamBerry” is clicked.

BeamBerry viewer has the ability to open even very large documents. The time it takes to open a document will vary based on its size and other factors, but the solution is very scalable.

There is currently an issue with the service for the BlackBerry Pearl model. Our technical support team is working aggressively to resolve this issue and the service should be available shortly for that BlackBerry model. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

As this is an Early Access Program, we would sincerely appreciate any feedback you could provide for how we may improve BeamBerry. If you encounter any issues, please notify us and we will work to resolve them promptly.

  • Mark Davis

    This software does not work for the 8700c Blackberry either.

  • Mark Davis

    This software does not work for the 8700c Blackberry either.

  • http://www.doctorneutron.com/ Mike Smith

    I am very new to the BB community. I have an 8830 with Verizon. I have been kicking the tires on a number of different products, but I may just stop with BeamBerry. I like the straightforward way you describe how your product works. It is the first one I have found that gives SOME image of an EXCEL graph, a big plus. I will definitely pay money for it when you polish it a bit and ask for a fee.

    Feedback: I gave up trying to work with a 32 page pdf image of a US patent. Smaller files work just fine. Perhaps you can place limits on how big a pdf you want to support and notify the user about it.

    My EXCEL graphs were sparse: just the points, no lines. One graph (embedded I think) had wonky lines not related to the actual data points. Most of the annotations inside the graphs were missing. Line weight algorithms can be hell!

    I can download pdf files for study and review in odd moments of free time. Can I directly read them with your package?
    I guess I could just email them to myself, but this seems wasteful.

    Suppose I am surfing and I run across a pdf or EXCEL graph. Can I directly capture it, etc.?

    I draw the line on whippy EXCEL macros – they are dangerous, but I would like to be able to view graphs.

    Mike Smith
    doctor_neutron@yahoo.com
    DoctorNeutron@vzw.blackberry.net

    Nice Work!

  • http://www.doctorneutron.com Mike Smith

    I am very new to the BB community. I have an 8830 with Verizon. I have been kicking the tires on a number of different products, but I may just stop with BeamBerry. I like the straightforward way you describe how your product works. It is the first one I have found that gives SOME image of an EXCEL graph, a big plus. I will definitely pay money for it when you polish it a bit and ask for a fee.

    Feedback: I gave up trying to work with a 32 page pdf image of a US patent. Smaller files work just fine. Perhaps you can place limits on how big a pdf you want to support and notify the user about it.

    My EXCEL graphs were sparse: just the points, no lines. One graph (embedded I think) had wonky lines not related to the actual data points. Most of the annotations inside the graphs were missing. Line weight algorithms can be hell!

    I can download pdf files for study and review in odd moments of free time. Can I directly read them with your package?
    I guess I could just email them to myself, but this seems wasteful.

    Suppose I am surfing and I run across a pdf or EXCEL graph. Can I directly capture it, etc.?

    I draw the line on whippy EXCEL macros – they are dangerous, but I would like to be able to view graphs.

    Mike Smith
    doctor_neutron@yahoo.com
    DoctorNeutron@vzw.blackberry.net

    Nice Work!

  • Sanmi Oseni

    When will the issues with the Beamberry for the Blackberry Pearl model be resolved?

  • Sanmi Oseni

    When will the issues with the Beamberry for the Blackberry Pearl model be resolved?

  • Tom Masterson

    I had the original style Blackberry before I upgraded to the 8703. Question is I lost my address icon with all addresses in old BB, is there any way to recover them ??

  • Tom Masterson

    I had the original style Blackberry before I upgraded to the 8703. Question is I lost my address icon with all addresses in old BB, is there any way to recover them ??

  • Tom Masterson

    I had the original style Blackberry before I upgraded to the 8703. Question is I lost my address icon with all addresses in old BB, is there any way to recover them ??

  • Ebi

    I cannot open my address book. when I press track ball, It gets freeze and unable to open adress book. If anyone can help me to solve the problem.

  • Ebi

    I cannot open my address book. when I press track ball, It gets freeze and unable to open adress book. If anyone can help me to solve the problem.

  • rob

    sometimes when i’m sending an email, the lit keyboard goes dark and i can’t see what i’m typing. how can i make sure that it is lit in less than daylight conditions?