Business Card Reader for BlackBerry by SHAPE Services

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SHAPE Services has a new app that is a must-have for anyone attending conferences such as CES in January. Business Card Reader lets you scan a business card and the contact information is added to your BlackBerry address book. This app supports newer BlackBerry devices such as the Storm, 8900, Tour, 9700 because the app requires a decent camera with auto focus. Business Card Reader even supports French, Italian, German and Spanish.

Business Card Readers costs $9.95 and they have a 7 day free trial so you can check the accuracy for yourself.

  • http://shapeservices.com/ Elena

    Thanks a lot for the post. Please make a short correction. Sould we written SHAPE Services instead of “SHARE Services”. Thanks!

  • http://shapeservices.com/ Elena

    Thanks a lot for the post. Please make a short correction. Sould we written SHAPE Services instead of “SHARE Services”. Thanks!

  • http://shapeservices.com/ Elena

    Thanks a lot for the post. Please make a short correction. Sould we written SHAPE Services instead of “SHARE Services”. Thanks!

  • http://www.cardscannerformac.com/neatdesk-698-card-scanner-for-mac_7/ Super

    I’m not sure why the previous reviewer had so much trouble with the character recognition. Perhaps it is a defect in the particular unit he received. In my case, it did a very fine job recognizing the data on a large variety of business cards. Very fast, and easy to use. I did not activate the integration with Outlook, but did set it up to make the Cardscan contact list available in Outlook, and that worked just fine. My only quibble is with the free online backup that they offer: the fine print tells you that they will email everyone on your contact list periodically to encourage them to join up. This sounds like a great way to lose all your friends, so I didn’t do it.

  • http://www.cardscannerformac.com/neatdesk-698-card-scanner-for-mac_7/ Super

    I’m not sure why the previous reviewer had so much trouble with the character recognition. Perhaps it is a defect in the particular unit he received. In my case, it did a very fine job recognizing the data on a large variety of business cards. Very fast, and easy to use. I did not activate the integration with Outlook, but did set it up to make the Cardscan contact list available in Outlook, and that worked just fine. My only quibble is with the free online backup that they offer: the fine print tells you that they will email everyone on your contact list periodically to encourage them to join up. This sounds like a great way to lose all your friends, so I didn’t do it.

  • http://www.cardscannerformac.com/neatdesk-698-card-scanner-for-mac_7/ Super

    I’m not sure why the previous reviewer had so much trouble with the character recognition. Perhaps it is a defect in the particular unit he received. In my case, it did a very fine job recognizing the data on a large variety of business cards. Very fast, and easy to use. I did not activate the integration with Outlook, but did set it up to make the Cardscan contact list available in Outlook, and that worked just fine. My only quibble is with the free online backup that they offer: the fine print tells you that they will email everyone on your contact list periodically to encourage them to join up. This sounds like a great way to lose all your friends, so I didn’t do it.

  • mfarney

    This application can be quite useful for those who don't want to carry all the business cards they gather around with them. Still, if the blackberry is lost, all the information is lost too.
    Mathew Farney | Trianz

  • SamanthaCherley

    This is one interesting phone.This application can be very useful for business people.I would buy this kind of phone and application because it would help me a lot, I wouldn't have to carry all my credit cards.

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    Business Cash Advance

  • DavieAlvin

    French, Italian, German and Spanish? That is indeed useful, it helps you escape the unpleasant questions about one's name, profession and phone number. I mean that, because if he's a foreigner, there are rare opportunities when you actually understand what he says, even though he speaks in English. It's like receiving phone calls from virtual call centers from a pikey, asking you if you like dogs.

  • GordonMervin

    I was very happy seeing that the producers of the Business Card Reader offer a period of free trial. It really doesn't matter if that's for seven days or just one. Honestly, I'm fine with both of the options, because I jam curious to see if the gadget has a PCRF Diameter. I'm sure this is top quality stuff, I can tell that just by looking at it, but interaction is important in my business and I treasure that very much. Aside from scanning their business cards, can you send them your own, if they have a BCR, as well?

  • RyderChadwick

    The BlackBerry device would be perfect if it had the VoIP phones technology, due to the fact that, beside scanning business cards and storing them in the BlackBerry address book, it would be great if it had the option to be connected to a computer. Not only would it be a good backup for the addresses, but it would also be great if we could use them to make phone calls directly from the gadget.

  • Evettejstark

    I accepted the Chinese application here and no cards are scanning in English…a mess so I am not a tech person and this is not working at all and can’t correct it.

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  • 12

    Does not work at all, if you are lucky it detects 50%.
    So better donate the money for somebody who needs it

  • http://www.squidoo.com/dana-loesch-show Dana Loesch

     Frankly, the Blackberry should have moved much more quickly than it did.  Apple was just too much for them.