e-Mobile Contacts v.2 for BlackBerry Reviewed!

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I have trouble getting away from my BlackBerry Address Book. As simple as this stock application is, as basic at it looks, it simply works. E-Mobile Software Inc. has come out with e-Mobile Contacts, an app designed to give you an at-a-glance view of all of your contacts, and the option of contacting those in your address book by e-mail, phone or SMS – depending on the contact information you have stored on your device. I was pretty excited to get my hands on an Address Book replacement because of all the possible benefits of the user interface, and the potential this holds for speeding up the endless search for contacts. And from what I’ve seen of e-Mobile Contacts, the UI looks pretty clean. Perhaps I won’t have to type Xela Zsang’s name every time I want to get to her info!

e-Mobile Contacts v.2 for the BlackBerry 8100 Review Quick Links

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KEY DETAILS

OS Support: BlackBerry OS 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
Device Support: Blackberry Pearl, 8700, 8800, 8300, Curve series. There is also a Storm edition made specifically for the BlackBerry Storm.
Price: $15.95
Company/Developer: E-Mobile Software Inc.
Where to buy: The Blackberry Cool online store
Official user guide: None.

  • uneckbon

    as if i would ever pay 16 bucks for an app without trying it out first. I’m offended as a reader and a bb user

  • uneckbon

    as if i would ever pay 16 bucks for an app without trying it out first. I’m offended as a reader and a bb user

  • uneckbon

    as if i would ever pay 16 bucks for an app without trying it out first. I’m offended as a reader and a bb user

  • Packman

    How is this any better then the built in address book?

  • Packman

    How is this any better then the built in address book?

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ BlackBerry Cool

    @uneckbon

    agreed, $16 is pretty weighty without a free trial.

    @Packman

    I think JB’s scores indicate that eMobile Contacts isn’t better than the BlackBerry address book.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com BlackBerry Cool

    @uneckbon

    agreed, $16 is pretty weighty without a free trial.

    @Packman

    I think JB’s scores indicate that eMobile Contacts isn’t better than the BlackBerry address book.

  • Daniel Osterday

    I have it. My thoughts:

    1. It’s not as fast as the BB Address Book.
    2. If it’s running prior to a PIM change (add/delete/modify contacts, including sync), a full reboot of the phone is necessary for those changes to be reflected in E-Mobile Contacts.
    3. It looks nice and is fairly functional.

    -Dan

  • Daniel Osterday

    I have it. My thoughts:

    1. It’s not as fast as the BB Address Book.
    2. If it’s running prior to a PIM change (add/delete/modify contacts, including sync), a full reboot of the phone is necessary for those changes to be reflected in E-Mobile Contacts.
    3. It looks nice and is fairly functional.

    -Dan

  • http://twitter.jonathonhewitt.com/ Jonathon Hewitt

    Agreed! Way too much money to spend without even a free 10 day trial. I have no problems with my stock BB address book. You just hit the first letter or two of the persons name and scroll down. I’ve got over 850 contacts and growing. If they could improve one thing it would have to be the ability to remove duplicates easier when you sync your phone as I have only found Plaxo to be good for that after you sync it to your Outlook then to your BB.

  • http://twitter.jonathonhewitt.com/ Jonathon Hewitt

    Agreed! Way too much money to spend without even a free 10 day trial. I have no problems with my stock BB address book. You just hit the first letter or two of the persons name and scroll down. I’ve got over 850 contacts and growing. If they could improve one thing it would have to be the ability to remove duplicates easier when you sync your phone as I have only found Plaxo to be good for that after you sync it to your Outlook then to your BB.

  • http://twitter.jonathonhewitt.com Jonathon Hewitt

    Agreed! Way too much money to spend without even a free 10 day trial. I have no problems with my stock BB address book. You just hit the first letter or two of the persons name and scroll down. I’ve got over 850 contacts and growing. If they could improve one thing it would have to be the ability to remove duplicates easier when you sync your phone as I have only found Plaxo to be good for that after you sync it to your Outlook then to your BB.