In addition to the updates mentioned previously in this review, many of the standard BlackBerry applications have received minor touch-ups on the Bold thanks to OS 4.6. Here’s a quick rundown of what has changed:
While BlackBerry Messenger didn’t receive a face lift like many other BlackBerry apps, it did receive many useful functionality upgrades. For starters, BBM users now have the ability to add a contact with one click, which is as convenient as it sounds. Notifications can be set for when BlackBerry Buddies come back online, and a host of new status options are available, such as ‘on the phone’ and ‘now playing’.
Other neat things? Messages can be sorted by alphabet or activity, and can be grouped within conversations. You can also broadcast a message to all open conversations. Little additions, but it’s the little things that count.
Formerly known as Alarm, Clocks has undergone a complete overhaul, combining alarm, stopwatch and basic clock features into one pretty little package. Users have three different display types they can choose from (Flip Clock is my personal favorite) as well as a Bedside Mode, which will set your screen to your clock of choice while your BlackBerry rests on your nightstand. This option is perfect for people who gave up their wristwatches after buying a BlackBerry.
While nothing has changed with the Calendar application per see, it should be noted that the visual upgrade that the BlackBerry Bold offers makes it much easier to scan and view events. Who knew time management could be so sexy?
Like Calendar, Calculator doesn’t feature any thing new other than a fresh coat of paint. It sure looks nice, though!