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Old 01-25-2007, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Since I am leaving, I am going to do one more review before I leave.

Voice Recorder + (beta) (version 0.96) by Shape Services (the maker of IM +)

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YAY!! We can finally use the phone to record our voice! It is very simple to use. To my surprise, it record very long. Expect to record at least 60 minutes, enough for recording a class lecture. We don't have to use the voice memo on the phone anymore.

Con

It's too simple. There's hardly any features to it. There's no volume control, no VOR, no mic sensitivity, etc. One major drawback I found is you do not have a choice where you want to save your voice file. I am not even sure where it get saved at. In the internal phone memory or on the MicroSD? For me, when it record more than 80 minutes, the phone end up crashing on me so I have to remove the battery and reset it. It is best not to have any programs running in the background when you use it.

Jive Talk (beta) (versioin 0.5.16) by Alpha

This review is when I was using the AOL IM client.

Pro

It have a very nice graphic interface. Almost look like it and feel like Trillan (another IM client for the PC). I feel it's actually better than Yak-On that is available for the Blackberry. It's very easy to setup. Once it is installed, you ready to go.

Con

No way to save your IM messages. You have to remember to save your settings if you change it. If you press the “Return” or “Back” (which is the key just right of the trackball) it disregard any changes you made. You can not just exit the program by clicking on “Close”. You have to use “Force Shutdown”. Does not tell you if your buddy is on a mobile phone.

Pro Or Con?

It does not make any kinds of sound at all. I like to have a option if I want sound or not.

CONCLUSTION

After playing around with both programs, I highly recommend getting it. I think you like it.
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Old 01-25-2007, 11:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by secrecyguy
Since I am leaving, I am going to do one more review before I leave.

Voice Recorder + (beta) (version 0.96) by Shape Services (the maker of IM +)

Pro

YAY!! We can finally use the phone to record our voice! It is very simple to use. To my surprise, it record very long. Expect to record at least 60 minutes, enough for recording a class lecture. We don't have to use the voice memo on the phone anymore.

Con

It's too simple. There's hardly any features to it. There's no volume control, no VOR, no mic sensitivity, etc. One major drawback I found is you do not have a choice where you want to save your voice file. I am not even sure where it get saved at. In the internal phone memory or on the MicroSD? For me, when it record more than 80 minutes, the phone end up crashing on me so I have to remove the battery and reset it. It is best not to have any programs running in the background when you use it.

Jive Talk (beta) (versioin 0.5.16) by Alpha

This review is when I was using the AOL IM client.

Pro

It have a very nice graphic interface. Almost look like it and feel like Trillan (another IM client for the PC). I feel it's actually better than Yak-On that is available for the Blackberry. It's very easy to setup. Once it is installed, you ready to go.

Con

No way to save your IM messages. You have to remember to save your settings if you change it. If you press the “Return” or “Back” (which is the key just right of the trackball) it disregard any changes you made. You can not just exit the program by clicking on “Close”. You have to use “Force Shutdown”. Does not tell you if your buddy is on a mobile phone.

Pro Or Con?

It does not make any kinds of sound at all. I like to have a option if I want sound or not.

CONCLUSTION

After playing around with both programs, I highly recommend getting it. I think you like it.
I can agree with you that the program does have some nice graphics and it's very clean, LOVE IT. The sound is definitelly an issue since it doesnt give you a sound notification. Im pretty sure next release will have that option. GREAT WORK TO THE CREATOR< KUDOS!!!!!!!!
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For me the voice recorder works great and I expect even more from it since they announced the email option in alpha version. My understanding is that voice notes will be played on PC. Let us see..
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I'm enjoying them both and the guys at JiveTalk are great on taking suggestions. They are both beta, so expect changes to come.
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The current JiveTalk beta now allows audible notifications, set via your Profile manager. Works great, and yes, the developers are listening, taking suggestions and responding.
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Where's this voice recorder program???? I'm on the SHAPE site, and I can't find it
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Where's this voice recorder program???? I'm on the SHAPE site, and I can't find it
The announcement about beta testing was posted in this forum. Here is the link Voice recorder for BlackBerry Pearl : BETA
If you would like to be the beta tester, just send an e-mail with the request to [email address]

With best regards,
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm enjoying them both and the guys at JiveTalk are great on taking suggestions. They are both beta, so expect changes to come.

Ditto.....I love both of them.

Has anyone tried recording a phone coversation with VR+ while using the phone?

Is it possible?

If it isn't, can it be made to be possible?
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