e-Mobile Contacts v.2 for BlackBerry Reviewed!

12 Comments

INSTALLATION AND SETUP

Installing this app is pretty simple. First, click on the over-the-air download link provided in the automated confirmation e-mail sent to you from our store. Click ‘download’, and within a minute or two e-Mobile Contacts should be downloaded and installed on your device. For the application to run correctly, it will require that you give it permission to access your address book (make sure to do this because otherwise, e-Mobile Contacts won’t work). There’s really no setup required.

KEY FEATURES

e-Mobile Contacts is 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. All of your contacts are sorted according to either their first or last name, and you can quickly access them by first scrolling horizontally with the scroll ball to the group containing the first or last name you are looking for (i.e. group ABC store all first or last names beginning with ABC), then scrolling down to the contact of choice.

Selecting your contact with the scroll wheel brings up all of the contact information you have stored for that contact, and from there you can select how you want to contact this person any number of ways (call, e-mail, SMS). You can also scroll to the top of the screen and “find” your contacts manually.

e-Mobile Contacts only really sports two settings. You can chose to view contacts according to their last names or their first names. And, you can chose between “big” and “normal” font sizes. All in all, everything looks pretty clean

  • 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.