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Old 01-17-2007, 08:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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***FIRST OFF! i learned of this program from fsantiago36, so credit for introducing this app to the forum goes to him, i am just writing this how-to for it**

VERY cool app, it feels very mac-ish, has some cool animation, and runs smooth, when you download it the pearl comes up as the 8700 but runs perfectly.

For Some reason the actual pearl does not work as the select though, you have to use the qw key.

Now heres the thing... supposedly this app does not work with nextel and tmobile USA, but with the help of someone in their forum it does now work with Tmobile USA.



So here are the steps,

1) download the app OTA in your bb browser at Widsets

2) you dont have to sign up for a username and password, when you
download the app, your phone is assigned a username and password.
so when you first load the app on your phone hit options and
select "website". Here it will show you your username and password that
you will enter at widset.com to add widgets and validate your email , etc.

www.widsets.com is your desktop in a sense, thats where you will do all your adding and customizing, and moving around and etc.

The app has this awesome scrolling feature where you scroll left to right and feels abit like you have a dashboard on your pearl.

Now remember this app is still in beta and there are some UI bugs, for example... when you select "website: from the options menu to get your username and password, the back option does not work so you have to close the app and restart it...

Try it out!!

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Old 01-17-2007, 09:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Correction for the link provided above. It is http://www.widsets.com . Just forgot an 's' in there.
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appears to be a web 2.0 application like yahoo go... seems interesting... is it free?
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kinda slow... and not much on it... i will stick with regular blackberry browser... interested to see where this is in 6 months to a year.
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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kinda slow... and not much on it... i will stick with regular blackberry browser... interested to see where this is in 6 months to a year.

there are hundreds of widgets for this already located at the site... are you sure you looked at the site?
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Correction for the link provided above. It is http://www.widsets.com . Just forgot an 's' in there.

ahhhh yes thank you.

www.widsets.com
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Downloading now. We'll see how it goes. Thanks for the links, guys!
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OK, I've played a bit. First thing I did was make a widget for the BB Forums, and publish it so we can all get to it.

The controls in this app were certainly not made for the 8100. For instance, the right key option (usually "Back") never works. Also, clicking with the trackball doesn't work much either. Usually I have to press enter. When navigating in the menu, in order to save my settings changes, I had to press the menu button and choose "Cancel," of all the strange things.

That said, I think anyone who uses RSS feeds will probably like using this app once they get it set up the way they want it.
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If you don't mind me asking, how much room does this take in you BB Pearl
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How do access the options menu on a 8703?? It says options on bottom left hand side of the screen
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How do access the options menu on a 8703?? It says options on bottom left hand side of the screen

honestly you just kinda have to experiment, on the pearl its random with each widget so who knows.
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This is the original thread.

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Old 06-17-2007, 05:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
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just installed this app but it's not getting past the welcome screen.....when i hit the menu button it only shows "cancel" and "close" as choices, and i can't seem to highlight or select the "options" item @ the bottom of the welcome screen.

any1 ?

running 4.2.1.96 (since friday). just installed widsets today....
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How do access the options menu on a 8703?? It says options on bottom left hand side of the screen
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If you're familiar with the Opera mini browser on your Blackberry, it works essentially the same way as far as keys go. The "Q" key will pull up the options and also works to select an item when highlighted.
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Old 06-22-2007, 03:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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so, once I have it downloaded, I can't get connected... any ideas...? It just sits there with the blue "bubble" screen...
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:21 PM   #16 (permalink)
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is there any point to downloading this if you don't have the internet on your phone? would i even be able to edit anything... or download it in the first place for that matter?
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