Google Buzz Available on Blackberry with Third Party Browser

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Got a Blackberry, but can’t get your Buzz on? Well there is a work-around. The trick is to not use the native Blackberry browser. Instead, use either Opera Mini (I’m using v5 beta 2) or the latest Bolt release as they both handle the javascript correctly. Previously, when you attempted to open the site from a non-supported platform, Google would simply notify and there was nothing more that could be done. At the bottom of the alert, Google now offers an option to ‘Continue on an unsupported device.’ Try it from the native browser and you won’t see much as it can’t handle the javascript and rendering properly. However, use Opera or Bolt and you’re good to go. Assuming you have either of those (2) browsers installed, here are the steps:

1. Navigate to https://m.google.com/app/buzz
2. Click on ‘Continue on an unsupported device’
3. Click on ‘Menu’ in upper left corner.
4. Login using normal Google credentials
5. Follow me on Buzz to test it out.

True, location features will not be working until we get a native Blackberry app, but I suspect we’ll see one soon enough.

[Simultaneously posted on my Posterous blog]

  • Brett Freeman
    Yeah...my guess is we'll see the Buzz app for BB from Google before the new BB browser.
  • WasQ
    Or the Buzz app... *sigh*
  • Brett Freeman
    Yep, only works on Opera or Bolt for now. The native BB browser cannot handle the javascript and rendering properly, but with the acquisition of Torch Mobile and their webkit based browser that *will* change....but not anytime soon unfortunately.
  • WasQ
    Storm2 SO 5.0.0.436 I use the BB Browser, but I have the Opera and Bolt. So, I make a try in Opera and it works, but I seems weird why the BB Browser doesn't support this.
  • brettfreeman
    @WasQ What OS version and which browser and OS are you trying this with?
  • Jon Mallin
    You can skip the unsupported device mumbo-jumbo with this link:

    https://m.google.com/app/buzz?force=1#~buzz:view=following

    Follow me on Buzz: http://www.google.com/profiles/jonathan.mallin
    Follow my blog on Buzz: http://www.google.com/profiles/techbottle
  • WasQ
    Mmm... seems like doesn't work to me, I'm a storm2 owner and I cannot see the Menu option. My page only shows a blue screen with: logout, help a send comment. I try to logout but nothing happens and show the same screen. (altrought it shows in spanish, i'm from spain, so something is working properly.. but a little something)

    *sigh* by BB is too slow is receiving this types of apps?

  • Brett Freeman
    @WasQ What OS version and which browser and version are you trying this with?
  • WasQ
    Storm2 SO 5.0.0.436 I use the BB Browser, but I have the Opera and Bolt. So, I make a try in Opera and it works, but I seems weird why the BB Browser doesn't support this.
  • Brett Freeman
    Yep, only works on Opera or Bolt for now. The native BB browser cannot handle the javascript and rendering properly, but with the acquisition of Torch Mobile and their webkit based browser that *will* change....but not anytime soon unfortunately.
  • WasQ
    Or the Buzz app... *sigh*
  • Brett Freeman
    Yeah...my guess is we'll see the Buzz app for BB from Google before the new BB browser.
  • WasQ
    Mmm... seems like doesn't work to me, I'm a storm2 owner and I cannot see the Menu option. My page only shows a blue screen with: logout, help a send comment. I try to logout but nothing happens and show the same screen. (altrought it shows in spanish, i'm from spain, so something is working properly.. but a little something)

    *sigh* by BB is too slow is receiving this types of apps?
  • Pako
    AQUI UN POST DONDE VIENE COMO USAR BUZZ EN TU CEL...
  • Pako
    AQUI UN POST DONDE VIENE COMO USAR BUZZ EN TU CEL...
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