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Old 11-30-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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Blackberry Disney apps????

I am new to the whole internet/phone thing (well, not quite new yet, because I am thinking of taking the leap, but not sure yet).

I have seen a thread talking about iPhone/Disney apps. My carrier only offers a Blackberry, no iPhone. Can blackberry users give me any insight? What Disney apps are there? Why else would I NEED a blackberry, etc. Basically I need to justify the extra $25/month!

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Old 11-30-2009, 03:18 PM   #2
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I had to get the same rationalizations a few months ago, but I caved and am now yet another addict to the Crackberry.

I use mine for Facebook, online maps, my calendar, my address book, online shopping / checking info, email, my grocery list, other notes, games to keep me occupied in the Drs office, and of course a phone. I also do Weight Watchers online right on my phone now.

I haven't downloaded the Disney app yet (trip isn't til March), but I have been on Disney's mobile website and it is very cool.

If you are a net junkie or do much business outside the office, it's well worth it. Many apps can be done on a standard smart phone such as an Env for $15 a month instead of $25. I had the Env2 last and loved the phone but needed more capabilities.

Hope this helps!
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:47 PM   #3
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online maps, my calendar, my address book, online shopping / checking info, email, my grocery list, other notes, games
I definately think I would use these apps! There is an offer for a FREE blackberry thru today, but I can't get there today. Calling to see if they can help me out!
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:21 PM   #4
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Here is a link to BlackBerry App World with an AP for WDW maps and it costs $3.99, plus there is a full description of what's included.
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/2712
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:15 AM   #5
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I work for AT&T, and I personally prefer my BlackBerry over the iPhone. That's probably because I don't like touchscreens. But RIM (BlackBerry's company) has been around for a long time; they were one of the first, if not the first, companies to fashion a PDA/cell phone hybrid. Most smart phones check every 15 or so minutes for new messages, but in BlackBerries your emails are pushed instantly to your messages folder. For example, I'm a student, and I need constant access to my email in case a professor emails about a time change or something.

If you have Verizon, I believe the Tour is the best offered there. I wouldn't go for the Storm, even if I liked touchscreens; I know friends who have had bad luck with them.

I have an older BlackBerry - an 8310 - but I believe there are apps available for the newer ones.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:41 AM   #6
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I haven't downloaded the Disney app yet (trip isn't til March), but I have been on Disney's mobile website and it is very cool.
The Disney app isn't available for the Blackberry, it's only for the lower end phones right now. I was all excited that there was going to be something for non-iphones. My trip is in a week, was really hoping to have it by then, oh well. I'm sure it will be available for the blackberry after the 20th, when I get home.

I also was someone who didn't know if I wanted a blackberry, but now I'm addicted. I can't wait to use it to tweet from the parks.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:28 PM   #7
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I don't have a blackberry, and am very unfamiliar with how this works, but my husband has one, and I heard something about an app that gives you wait times for rides at WDW. That would save us lots of running around! Has anyone heard of this? Is it only for iphone?
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:51 PM   #8
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I also was someone who didn't know if I wanted a blackberry, but now I'm addicted. I can't wait to use it to tweet from the parks.
My husband has a BB and I wanted nothing to do with one. But I was trying to plan my wedding and wanted to be able to be in contact with my vendors. I have to say now that I would never go back to just a phone. I love having all four of my emails addresses linked to my phone so I don't miss anything. Plus the calendar, the lists app, maps, banking apps, facebook, I love it.

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I don't have a blackberry, and am very unfamiliar with how this works, but my husband has one, and I heard something about an app that gives you wait times for rides at WDW. That would save us lots of running around! Has anyone heard of this? Is it only for iphone?
The last I heard the apps for wait times were unreliable because they were updated by guests and the phone was adding the times together. So if three different guests entered a wait time for Splash Mountain at fifteen minutes the site would post "45 minute wait"

There could be other apps that are more reliable, this is just what I've heard.
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:46 PM   #9
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Any updated Disney Apps for Blackberry? I just found the link on the DIS for such a cool iPhone app - what about non-iPhones?
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:11 AM   #10
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I am with you, Tink.....
BB apps are NEEDED.
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:33 AM   #11
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There is a WDW park app for Blackberry. I know because i have it on my phone.

By the way, I have the Storm and I love it!
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:41 AM   #12
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http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/2712

here is the address
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:53 AM   #13
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I am a Blackberry User and love it. There are tons of apps to choose from just check the app store at the link that has been provided
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Do you pay $3.99 per month for this app? Or is it a one time fee of $3.99?
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