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Old 10-11-2010, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have just bought a 8520 Gemini and not yet subscribed to BB service.

1. I wanted to know if I can use BB messanger or any other messanger service like nimbuzz, fring etc. without subscribing to BB service? Just to clear things, I am in Saudi Arabia at present.

2. Can 3rd party applications be installed on BB handsets like googlemaps, gmail etc?

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Nope. Blackberry messenger requires a blackberry data plan.

Google maps and gmail, along with facebook, twitter and many others also won't work without a blackberry data plan.
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Maybe a read of the FAQ is in order?

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