While both of these features are now available via OS 4.5, the beauty of the BlackBerry Bold is that you don’t have to wait for RIM to issue a software update for your device. We’ve also been waiting for these two features to run naively on our BlackBerrys for so long that they deserve their time to shine.
HTML email viewing is a feature that is pretty self-explanatory: the ability to view HTML-encoded emails on your BlackBerry. It should be noted that your emails will not be displayed in 100% native HTML, however; your BIS/BES will render the HTML into the BlackBerry equivalents for body and heading fonts, as well as basic attributes like bold, italic and underline. There’s an option to disable image downloading, but why would you do that when they look so pretty on the Bold’s screen?
Spellcheck is even more self-explanatory than HTML email viewing, and has actually been a feature of the BlackBerry OS since 4.2.2. So why write about it? Because spellcheck is now inline and continuous on the BlackBerry Bold, meaning that your spelling mistakes will become visible to you as you make them. Hurrah. Now let us please never have to wait so long for such a basic feature ever again.