Weekend Contest: ‘Improving The Blackberry’

This weekend’s contest is entitled ‘Improving The Blackberry’. Rules are simple, write 1 or 2 things that you think RIM should do to make the Blackberry even better. The winner will be chosen randomly and the winner will be announced Monday morning.

This week’s prize is Notifire, the program allows you to create a ‘Hot Contact’ which will enable you to get notified your way. You can match your contacts to your choice of notification (song,vibrate,backlight,flashing LED). We also did a review of Notifier that you can read here …

Regular price is $19.99 on Neon Toad.

So what are you waiting for, post your entry below!

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Comments [19 Responses]

Frank Fransioli
July 15th, 2005 at 9:58 am

Simple one.

Have a configuration set-up for the alarm clock to display time in a LARGE FONT, perhaps full screen. I am using the Blackberry as my alarm clock when I’m on the road. Since I don’t get many messages at night I would like to see the time without squinting.

Chris Whisonant
July 15th, 2005 at 1:32 pm

1 - More BlueTooth functionality - open it up to developers to be able to code some real integration with computers and/or other BT-capable devices.

2 - Ditto on the memory and mp3 player - but also even a camera!

July 15th, 2005 at 3:00 pm

1- voice recognition
2- mp3
3- Distinct icon to identify a calendar appt or meeting response.

Robert Seijas
July 15th, 2005 at 6:24 pm

RIM needs to add models eith a SD card slot for storage. Spread sheets, text docs, and pictures. That would be my #1 priority.

dave johnson
July 15th, 2005 at 9:01 pm

Allow me to set up a group for text messaging.

July 16th, 2005 at 6:35 am

Voice dialing, please.

Barry Polner
July 16th, 2005 at 1:51 pm

1. The port for charging cord is in an awkward place if trying to tallk while charging.
2. How about a onscreen clock when ob net or email

July 17th, 2005 at 7:20 am

I will really appreciate a “only phone mode” when I travel abroad and I just want take advantage of phone capabilities but not email.

Peter Chan
July 23rd, 2005 at 1:48 pm

The Blackberry is primarily targeted at us business users. One of the easiest feature missing is the ability to quickly change profiles or mute the ringer when going into a meeting (e.g. switch on Treo handsets). A one button profile changer or hard switch is a no brainer.

Second suggestion is harder to do because it goes against the iden spec, but do away with the pull-out antenna, either with a built-in one or a replacement low-profile nubby antenna. If anyone has kids, you know what I’m talking about. Carrying a child while having your blackberry on your built yields an “ouch! daddy your phone is poking me”.

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