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BostonAmanda 02-28-2008 02:42 PM

Crosswords On Your Blackberry
 
Hi all, I have been quietly reading the forums for a while and am new to this whole participating thing, but I found something I wanted to share. I am a crossword fanatic and found Crossword Cafe at index::. I've used other crossword apps before, but this one is not only entertaining, but pretty. :smile: I highly recommend it.

MrKyoo 02-28-2008 02:51 PM

"Subscribe to Crossword Cafe for $2.99 per month."

BostonAmanda 02-28-2008 03:06 PM

Yep, but with newspapers costing $.75, I would call $2.99 worth it

dmacd 02-28-2008 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by BostonAmanda (Post 853601)
Hi all, I have been quietly reading the forums for a while and am new to this whole participating thing, but I found something I wanted to share. I am a crossword fanatic and found Crossword Cafe at index::. I've used other crossword apps before, but this one is not only entertaining, but pretty. :smile: I highly recommend it.

There is another Crossword app for the Blackberry located here: XWord Home Page

Its $14.99. No monthly fee.

MrKyoo 02-28-2008 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by BostonAmanda (Post 853622)
Yep, but with newspapers costing $.75, I would call $2.99 worth it

Pffft, I don't read the newspaper......I have the internet.

juwaack68 02-28-2008 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by MrKyoo (Post 853863)
Pffft, I don't read the newspaper......I have the internet.

Newspapers are still printed?

ubizmo 02-28-2008 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by dmacd (Post 853716)
There is another Crossword app for the Blackberry located here: XWord Home Page

Its $14.99. No monthly fee.

If you've used this program, can you give a short review? It looks good.

dmacd 02-29-2008 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by ubizmo (Post 853960)
If you've used this program, can you give a short review? It looks good.

I bought it several months ago and have played in briefly now and again. You can download free puzzles quite easily and the app itself is not too bad. You can change the font, colours and they seem to have an 'online' dictionary lookup (but I haven't used it).

However before I started using a BB I used to use a Palm Treo 650. I prefer the crossword app on the Treo and so I still keep the Treo and use it simply to play crosswords (I have wikipedia on the Treo to look up clues!). Therefore I haven't used BB crossword app too often- mainly when I'm on the road and away from the Treo.

If I didn't have the Treo I'd probably use it more often. I think its probably better than the 'Crossword Cafe' application as its not clear how many crosswords you get for $2.99 a month.

Unfortunately I can't test 'Crossword Cafe' as they don't have a download link- only an SMS return message system which only works in the US. Which is probably a good thing as they state on their site that you need an 'unlimited data plan' to avoid extra costs and unlimited data plans are not available from my miserable provider.

Come to think of it, if 'Crossword Cafe' are saying you need an unlimited plan, that makes me think that they probably don't download the puzzles to your machine but instead make you play online. But that's a guess on my part.

BostonAmanda 02-29-2008 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by dmacd (Post 854479)
I bought it several months ago and have played in briefly now and again. You can download free puzzles quite easily and the app itself is not too bad. You can change the font, colours and they seem to have an 'online' dictionary lookup (but I haven't used it).
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If I didn't have the Treo I'd probably use it more often. I think its probably better than the 'Crossword Cafe' application as its not clear how many crosswords you get for $2.99 a month.

Unfortunately I can't test 'Crossword Cafe' as they don't have a download link- only an SMS return message system which only works in the US. Which is probably a good thing as they state on their site that you need an 'unlimited data plan' to avoid extra costs and unlimited data plans are not available from my miserable provider.

Come to think of it, if 'Crossword Cafe' are saying you need an unlimited plan, that makes me think that they probably don't download the puzzles to your machine but instead make you play online. But that's a guess on my part.

In the past I tried to get that app, but only got a bunch of random symbols when I tried to download it, that's when I found Cafe. The crosswords are on your phone and there is a new one everyday. It looks/works great on my Pearl.

BBFreak 02-29-2008 10:39 AM

I use this one. It's not specific to the Blackberry but it is free and keeps me busy. Here is the link WordSearch 2.0 / free download

dparvin 02-29-2008 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by juwaack68 (Post 853879)
Newspapers are still printed?

:razz: very good

dmacd 02-29-2008 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by BostonAmanda (Post 854530)
In the past I tried to get that app, but only got a bunch of random symbols when I tried to download it, that's when I found Cafe. The crosswords are on your phone and there is a new one everyday. It looks/works great on my Pearl.

Too bad it won't work for you. One advantage over Cafe that xWord might have is that you can get four or more crosswords every day.

ezrunner 02-29-2008 01:21 PM

I like the newspaper Crossword

I like to sit with my morning coffee and do a crossword get the brain started for the day

ubizmo 03-02-2008 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by dmacd (Post 854618)
Too bad it won't work for you. One advantage over Cafe that xWord might have is that you can get four or more crosswords every day.

I can't download it either, and I note that the 83xx isn't listed as a compatible device.


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