The BlackBerry Application Suite for Windows Mobile is getting some great feedback. The suite, will begin to replace many of the popular user interfaces today with that of the BlackBerry interface. To get the suite on your device is no different than any WinMo app. You get a .cab file and boot it up like any other app. One caveat, the TouchFLO 3D user interface must be turned off.
Here are some highlights of the suite:
The GPS and Bluetooth are integrated seamlessly. The suite is functional enough to allow the BlackBerry interface to almost fully take over the device. Calling is still handled by the WinMo side of things, but the BlackBerry side can handle all your SMS/MMS messages.
Although the BlackBerry UI itself is very navigation and user friendly, the Application Suite does not respond well to the touch interface. The system is therefore not entirely finger-friendly, but this may change in future builds.
Even though WinMo users are incredibly proud, I should hope they’re giving RIM some thanks and appreciation for taking their almost impossible to use and giving it a dose of BlackBerry. RIM also has plans for Symbian, and if you’ve ever used a Nokia E Series, you know this has been a long time coming.