I don't know what to make of this thing. First off, you can't just get a .jad file to install it. You have
to get a 5.8 Mb Windows installation file, non negotiable. You gotta wonder what they have put into a mobile phone application to amount to 5.8 Mb!
Then it installs a lot of things: eFile, eWord, eThis, eThat... so you can try the whole shebang while wasting a lot of precious device memory.
The installation didn't go well for me. The desktop part installed fine, the phone software did not. I did some sort of manual installation and it worked... sort of.
Whenever it is launched, it begs for registration. Apparently, there are 4 kinds of registration. And a Cancel button. You can always hit Cancel, but that dialog will pop up every damn time. So it is nagware, not freeware. Then it asks me if I want to use a mouse. What? Heck if I know what a "mouse" is in a Blackberry... I choose "No" and I can't select Settings or any other menu item except Programs > ePad.
Meanwhile, I've got mail. Those fine people at Dynoplex sent a message to the push e-mail address I have registered at @blackberry.com. Which I never gave to those fine people at Dynoplex, they just thought they'd snatch it from my device and keep it in a database anyway. The message tells me that I "have signed up for a free, 7 day trial of eOffice". What? I have? Thanks for letting me know, because I had no idea. I thought I was just downloading some supposedly free application called eFile. I know eOffice. I have no use for it, I don't want it, that's why I downloaded the supposedly free application called eFile from the eFile page and not from the eOffice page. But they thought they'd just shove eOffice on me anyway.
I spend several minutes trying to find some keyboard action that can take me to the Settings menu or access any other GUI element, to no avail.
So I remove the application and of course it has to reboot the phone. There are always two options: the convenient one - no reboot - and the inconvenient one - a reboot in your face. Of course it wouldn't pick the convenient one.
I install it again. Phone software fails again. Manual installation again. Do you want to use "the mouse"? This time I say "Yes" and now there is a mouse pointer in the middle of the screen. Can I move it? No, I can't. Actually, now I can't access anything at all, not even that menu I could access the first time around. Wait. I can access one of the local folders. There is a folder called Dictionaries. It's empty. And that's it.
I wasted about half an hour on this piece of junk that I was tricked
into downloading and installing in my hardware, no less. Tricked. What am I ever going to buy from a company that works in such sneaky ways? Nothing, you bet. I didn't get anything from this half hour except some sour experience. In return, now they have my e-mail. I hope at least they have the decency to leave me alone when I do not register anything. I'd hate to change my address and/or add their servers to my anti-spam black lists.
By the way, I am a little angry.
You guys want a file explorer? Get this free version of MultiPlay
. It includes a file explorer. It's not really great, but it kind of does the job and has caused me no worries since I got it, two months ago.