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Old 07-14-2008, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Because I've read in this forum that OS 4.5 will be supporting HTML email I don't know whether or not it's worth buying BBSmart, which I had planned to do. Certainly waiting for OS 4.5 to be released by Verizon for my BB is no big deal for me.

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Old 07-14-2008, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am far from an expert but...It only took me one day of me using html email for me to remove BBsmart for good. In my opinion, once you have html email enabled, you won't use BBsmart anymore.
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Unless BB Smart comes up with something more significant that the native programs.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What can say I just downgraded back to 4.2.2 and I'm back with this app
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I uninstalled my empower mail viewer in favor of HTML with OS 4.5, mainly to free up space.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:15 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Because I've read in this forum that OS 4.5 will be supporting HTML email I don't know whether or not it's worth buying BBSmart, which I had planned to do. Certainly waiting for OS 4.5 to be released by Verizon for my BB is no big deal for me.

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If you don't mind waiting, then there's no point in buying BBSmart, IMO. I'm on a BES and don't know that it's a good idea for me to upgrade to VZWs 4.5 when it's released, so I did buy BBSmart.
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I have an empower license if anyone wants to buy it?

BBSmart one also
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I have to respectfully disagree with all here. Of course you don't "need" BBSmart or Empower, but there are other features provided by those programs that BB doesn't provide, and yes some are "pretty" features etc., but I like em
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have an empower license if anyone wants to buy it?

BBSmart one also
Me too, waiting to see what they offer for 4.5 upgrade.
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I know that there was a mini-preview of the BBSmart features planned for the next upgrade, and they looked good -- and more than just html viewing. I suspect that the developer is working on making the app. "special" for the new environment that he is facing and will come out with something good.

Having said that, however, I have been somewhat disappointed in the lack of feedback from the developer regarding the current status of development for BBSmart email viewer. I'll cut him some slack if only because his environment is changing so much.
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4.5 OS's HTML e-mail leaves a lot to be desired.

BB Smart isn't quite "there" yet with 4.5

Empower is perfect. I will continue to use it with 4.5.
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
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As I posted in a different thread back in Aug, I sent customer service an email asking when they plan on releasing an upgrade to make BBSmart Email Viewer compatible with OS4.5. Here was their response:

Hi Craig,

The main reason for the delay is because supporting OS 4.5 from BBSmart
Email Viewer is not a top priority in comparison to releasing updates
for our other products. OS 4.5 introduces native HTML and so one of the
main draws for this product is somewhat alleviated. It's definitely on
the list of things to do, but there are several other more pressing
updates for other products that are being addressed first.

Thanks.

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Empower is not completely compatable with OS4.5 either. As can be seen from many threads, though it works for some, it doesn't for many others, including me. And thier customer support indicated to me weeks ago that they working on a fix, but they've not followed up and haven't responded to my many emails.
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4.2 with Empower. I love it! (I won't upgrade to 4.5... cannot give up my "surreal" theme)

Have BBSmart as well... I just prefer Empower.
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Old 10-04-2008, 02:50 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I have an old? 7130g, sending emails is no problem, but having to wade through all that gubbings at the front of a received email is a bit of a pain, I've just dowloaded BBSmart HTML Email Viewer and to me it's the bees knees, you can see instantly what the email says.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:46 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Here's my question: how do I get to BBsmart to tweak options?
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