“How can we improve BlackBerry Cool Mobile?” (Weekly Contest)

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BlackBerry Cool Mobile

The whole BlackBerry Cool team is pretty proud that we just launched BlackBerry Cool Mobile. But, as happy as we are, we know that BlackBerry Cool Mobile is still in beta. That’s why we need your help.

We need you to put BlackBerry Cool Mobile through it’s paces. Kick the tires. Rip it apart and put it back together. Hold nothing back. Post your (constructive) criticism to help make BlackBerry Cool Mobile the best mobile app out there, and we’ll make it worth your while. This week we’re giving away 10 FREE BPLAY GAME/THEME PACKS FOR THE FIRST TEN COMMENTS and TEN MORE FOR THE BEST FEEDBACK.

But we’re not stopping there. We’re giving away a $100 BLACKBERRY COOL STORE GIFT CARD AS THE GRAND PRIZE, to be randomly drawn from all those that posted feedback. What are you waiting for?

Download BlackBerry Cool Mobile now!

  • JerryD

    Well I guess I’m too late to qualify as one of the first 10 comments ;(.

    Anyway, first thing, you should add the “Downloads” folder to the list of folders the application may install to. That’s where it installed (as I expected) on my Bold.

    First off, I couldn’t tell if the app was using my Wi-Fi connection. I appreciate when an application makes it obvious.

    I love that you have the date in the title bar, but would love to see the time there too.

    How often does it Auto Update? There’s only a Yes and No Option – I’d like to have control of how often, or if it’s a true “push” service, for it to be more apparent.

    I tried “Personalize” both the link and from the Menu, but it didn’t do anything.

    I realize this is YOUR baby, but I’d like the ability to add other feeds.

    Also, the [Back] key exits the application. I’d like to be able to set it to move to the background when I hit [Back]. Although the font size is fine, I’d also like to be able to control at least the font size, if not be able to pick what font to use.

    All in all, a very nice application. Very quick, easy to navigate, nice looking. Nice work!

  • JerryD

    Well I guess I’m too late to qualify as one of the first 10 comments ;(.

    Anyway, first thing, you should add the “Downloads” folder to the list of folders the application may install to. That’s where it installed (as I expected) on my Bold.

    First off, I couldn’t tell if the app was using my Wi-Fi connection. I appreciate when an application makes it obvious.

    I love that you have the date in the title bar, but would love to see the time there too.

    How often does it Auto Update? There’s only a Yes and No Option – I’d like to have control of how often, or if it’s a true “push” service, for it to be more apparent.

    I tried “Personalize” both the link and from the Menu, but it didn’t do anything.

    I realize this is YOUR baby, but I’d like the ability to add other feeds.

    Also, the [Back] key exits the application. I’d like to be able to set it to move to the background when I hit [Back]. Although the font size is fine, I’d also like to be able to control at least the font size, if not be able to pick what font to use.

    All in all, a very nice application. Very quick, easy to navigate, nice looking. Nice work!

  • Jessi

    Heeeyyy like magic it works today!
    I think I’d like to see the ability to condense the topics so that you could possible open one at a time and the other topics are still there… Or am I just confusing everyone??

  • Jessi

    Heeeyyy like magic it works today!
    I think I’d like to see the ability to condense the topics so that you could possible open one at a time and the other topics are still there… Or am I just confusing everyone??

  • Joe K

    I guess someone was offended by my post. interesting…

  • Joe K

    I guess someone was offended by my post. interesting…

  • Bob

    Nice App

  • Bob

    Nice App

  • Khim Soo Loh

    BlackBerry Cool Mobile is awesome! It is really CooL! Keep up the good works!!! I just love it. I am so happy it has his very own mobile version :P

    Cheers

  • Khim Soo Loh

    BlackBerry Cool Mobile is awesome! It is really CooL! Keep up the good works!!! I just love it. I am so happy it has his very own mobile version :P

    Cheers

  • Khim Soo Loh

    BlackBerry Cool Mobile is awesome! It is really CooL! Keep up the good works!!! I just love it. I am so happy it has his very own mobile version :P

    Cheers

  • http://joshlloyd.com/ Josh Lloyd

    I have not installed it, but I read over the description of the app. What’s the difference between this program and Viigo? Sounds like it’s just a blackberrycool-ONLY version of viigo, only not as advanced. Just an RSS reader! I don’t get it, guys, what’s the point? Just so you can say you have your own program? That’s kind of what it seems like. The only problem is, us BB users try to consolidate the memory usage on our BB’s as much as possible, and if we can get the updates that are going to this program through Viigo, we can cut out the middle man- Blackberrycool Mobile, save some room and BB crashes in the process.

    Sorry guys, you’re going to have to try a lot harder to make it onto MY BB. If you really wanna know what us users need, personally, I think we need a nice versatile info-searching program. Something that works on ALL of our blackberries. Not just gsm or just cdma. Something quick. Something that takes minimal steps to get you where you need to go. That’s the problem I’ve run into. Tellme is a nice program. Very pretty to look at, modern, lots of features and easy to use, but it isn’t versatile. It wasn’t available for the T-Mobile 8800 (my phone) but was for AT&T. I installed it anyway, and dealt with a phone crash now and then. Got sick of it and deleted it. Google maps is nice, but only does business and location searches. It also gives you the hourglass and makes you sit and wait now and then. Their new program is nice, but again, it requires multiple steps to get you where you need to go.

    I wanna look up showtimes at my regular theaters without putting in my location every time. I wanna search for definitions, history, and origins of words, phone numbers, addresses, maps, etc at the touch of a button, in a nice program that doesn’t feel like I’m still in 1998 (berry411). I can’t seem to find that program.

  • http://joshlloyd.com/ Josh Lloyd

    I have not installed it, but I read over the description of the app. What’s the difference between this program and Viigo? Sounds like it’s just a blackberrycool-ONLY version of viigo, only not as advanced. Just an RSS reader! I don’t get it, guys, what’s the point? Just so you can say you have your own program? That’s kind of what it seems like. The only problem is, us BB users try to consolidate the memory usage on our BB’s as much as possible, and if we can get the updates that are going to this program through Viigo, we can cut out the middle man- Blackberrycool Mobile, save some room and BB crashes in the process.

    Sorry guys, you’re going to have to try a lot harder to make it onto MY BB. If you really wanna know what us users need, personally, I think we need a nice versatile info-searching program. Something that works on ALL of our blackberries. Not just gsm or just cdma. Something quick. Something that takes minimal steps to get you where you need to go. That’s the problem I’ve run into. Tellme is a nice program. Very pretty to look at, modern, lots of features and easy to use, but it isn’t versatile. It wasn’t available for the T-Mobile 8800 (my phone) but was for AT&T. I installed it anyway, and dealt with a phone crash now and then. Got sick of it and deleted it. Google maps is nice, but only does business and location searches. It also gives you the hourglass and makes you sit and wait now and then. Their new program is nice, but again, it requires multiple steps to get you where you need to go.

    I wanna look up showtimes at my regular theaters without putting in my location every time. I wanna search for definitions, history, and origins of words, phone numbers, addresses, maps, etc at the touch of a button, in a nice program that doesn’t feel like I’m still in 1998 (berry411). I can’t seem to find that program.

  • http://joshlloyd.com Josh Lloyd

    I have not installed it, but I read over the description of the app. What’s the difference between this program and Viigo? Sounds like it’s just a blackberrycool-ONLY version of viigo, only not as advanced. Just an RSS reader! I don’t get it, guys, what’s the point? Just so you can say you have your own program? That’s kind of what it seems like. The only problem is, us BB users try to consolidate the memory usage on our BB’s as much as possible, and if we can get the updates that are going to this program through Viigo, we can cut out the middle man- Blackberrycool Mobile, save some room and BB crashes in the process.

    Sorry guys, you’re going to have to try a lot harder to make it onto MY BB. If you really wanna know what us users need, personally, I think we need a nice versatile info-searching program. Something that works on ALL of our blackberries. Not just gsm or just cdma. Something quick. Something that takes minimal steps to get you where you need to go. That’s the problem I’ve run into. Tellme is a nice program. Very pretty to look at, modern, lots of features and easy to use, but it isn’t versatile. It wasn’t available for the T-Mobile 8800 (my phone) but was for AT&T. I installed it anyway, and dealt with a phone crash now and then. Got sick of it and deleted it. Google maps is nice, but only does business and location searches. It also gives you the hourglass and makes you sit and wait now and then. Their new program is nice, but again, it requires multiple steps to get you where you need to go.

    I wanna look up showtimes at my regular theaters without putting in my location every time. I wanna search for definitions, history, and origins of words, phone numbers, addresses, maps, etc at the touch of a button, in a nice program that doesn’t feel like I’m still in 1998 (berry411). I can’t seem to find that program.

  • Alex

    Hi there i cannot get it to run on storm any ideas? When i click on activate account says “try later”…??

  • Alex

    Hi there i cannot get it to run on storm any ideas? When i click on activate account says “try later”…??

  • jon

    good tool in general.

    suggestion: maybe it can allow user choose different interface (UI) theme and color, choose language, regionalize news and updates

  • jon

    good tool in general.

    suggestion: maybe it can allow user choose different interface (UI) theme and color, choose language, regionalize news and updates

  • Susan Chappel

    I love this app! The pictures are clear, the app is easy to move around in, I love the options, the clarity, and the way the pages load without having to use any effort.
    I like the headlines and how you have them separated. Great job!

  • Susan Chappel

    I love this app! The pictures are clear, the app is easy to move around in, I love the options, the clarity, and the way the pages load without having to use any effort.
    I like the headlines and how you have them separated. Great job!

  • Susan Chappel

    The only thing lacking is the ability to add comments through the app itself. I had trouble loading it at first, but it was because of my emulation settings, once I changed it to blackberry on the browser, I was good to go. I can’t find much more that needs to be enhanced. This is one of the apps I’m going to advise my blackberry customers and coworkers to download. The News, The Spotlight, the New Software, and the Weekly Contest all show clearly and so easy to navigate. I like the way the Extras display, I am really impressed with this app, more so than some others I have tried. I can’t say enough, except thank you!!!!

  • Susan Chappel

    The only thing lacking is the ability to add comments through the app itself. I had trouble loading it at first, but it was because of my emulation settings, once I changed it to blackberry on the browser, I was good to go. I can’t find much more that needs to be enhanced. This is one of the apps I’m going to advise my blackberry customers and coworkers to download. The News, The Spotlight, the New Software, and the Weekly Contest all show clearly and so easy to navigate. I like the way the Extras display, I am really impressed with this app, more so than some others I have tried. I can’t say enough, except thank you!!!!

  • Brett Gardiner

    I liked it. Clean and sleek, fairly simple, comes with options, gets me the information that I want, it’s free. But so what?
    As with most news orientated applications, I think everyone should be asking themselves, Why this over Viigo?
    I want BBCool news feeds, but c’mon, someone over there tell me why I should make room in my already limited memory for this application?
    I WANT someone to come up with a good answer.

  • Brett Gardiner

    I liked it. Clean and sleek, fairly simple, comes with options, gets me the information that I want, it’s free. But so what?
    As with most news orientated applications, I think everyone should be asking themselves, Why this over Viigo?
    I want BBCool news feeds, but c’mon, someone over there tell me why I should make room in my already limited memory for this application?
    I WANT someone to come up with a good answer.

  • fellowweb

    I definitely second the wish for being able to leave comments!

    Merry Christmas to all of you!

  • fellowweb

    I definitely second the wish for being able to leave comments!

    Merry Christmas to all of you!

  • C James

    Tried out the app and like it very much. I’m looking forward to seeing how it evolves.

  • C James

    Tried out the app and like it very much. I’m looking forward to seeing how it evolves.

  • C James

    Tried out the app and like it very much. I’m looking forward to seeing how it evolves.

  • C James

    Tried out the app and like it very much. I’m looking forward to seeing how it evolves.

  • Jerry

    make a mobile wap version so i can use a browser.

  • Jerry

    make a mobile wap version so i can use a browser.

  • fellowweb

    Hi everyone!

    Where do I get this beautiful tiger wallpaper? It’s just way too cool to miss. ;)

    Thanks!

  • fellowweb

    Hi everyone!

    Where do I get this beautiful tiger wallpaper? It’s just way too cool to miss. ;)

    Thanks!

  • fellowweb

    Hi everyone!

    Where do I get this beautiful tiger wallpaper? It’s just way too cool to miss. ;)

    Thanks!

  • fellowweb

    Hi everyone!

    Where do I get this beautiful tiger wallpaper? It’s just way too cool to miss. ;)

    Thanks!

  • Dave Durbin

    i have to tell you i don’t really see any need to change this. as a rogers user and blackberry addict i check your site 4 times a day for updates…and now can do that easily from anywhere…it’s great….thanks!

  • Dave Durbin

    i have to tell you i don’t really see any need to change this. as a rogers user and blackberry addict i check your site 4 times a day for updates…and now can do that easily from anywhere…it’s great….thanks!

  • tk

    possibly get rid of a lot of the images and make it load faster as an option. also, the ability to leave comments. in all, faster loading would be awesome (unless it’s my phone)

  • tk

    possibly get rid of a lot of the images and make it load faster as an option. also, the ability to leave comments. in all, faster loading would be awesome (unless it’s my phone)

  • Juan Velazquez

    Apps for BB Curve,like videostreams,flash.
    I’m hooked.
    Thanks

  • Juan Velazquez

    Apps for BB Curve,like videostreams,flash.
    I’m hooked.
    Thanks

  • Juan Velazquez

    Apps for BB Curve,like videostreams,flash.
    I’m hooked.
    Thanks