As you read, I have been involved in some of the testing of this program... all I can say is it is AWESOME!
I tried Message Alerts and worked with them for several days to get it to work. It never worked right for me. It kept causing problems. I know that many people use it without incident but for me, it didn't work.
BlackBerry Alerts makes the Pearl do what it should have done all along. It reminds on missed activity.
A lot of people are asking what difference is between this and Message Alerts. Both are good programs.
Blackberry Alerts is a simpler approach. It doesn't filter and create individual reactions for every type of message. It reminds you of basic events that occur on your phone should you happen to miss the initial ring/vibrate. It is neatly incorporated into your profiles - you set the "missed event" response. For example, when my phone is set to vibrate, it vibrates reminders. When I am set to "Phone only", it only uses an LED reminder.
Blackberry Alerts is also half the price.
They are two different programs. If you don't need filtering, Blackberry Alerts will definately do the trick!
I love it. It's not complicated, it's customizable, and it works!! This is the best update to my Pearl since I bought it!
(nope, I am not profitting from the sales)