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Old 07-25-2009, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Have a work phone Curve 8300 & can't download any apps. HELP!

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I have a company phone and my IT department has locked out the ability for me to download any third-part apps on my BlackBerry Curve 8300.

While I can understand the general rationale behind this policy there are several apps that I would like to use for work i.e. Google Maps etc..

Can anyone help me with this one? I have searched the forum, the user manual and have come up completely empty.

Old 07-25-2009, 03:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Trying to get around an IT Policy that a company is enforcing on a company supplied BlackBerry could get you fired.

I don't think you are getting to find much here.
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Agree with NJ. It is locked down for a reason. Don't try to circumvent an IT Policy. Maybe a chat with your BES Admin or IT Department might be advisable?
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Definitely ask before trying anything. You might also inquire about getting your work email on a personal/non-BES connected BlackBerry. The downside of that is that you pay all the bills. The upside is no IT Policy and no restrictions. It's rare to find a company nowadays that allows this, but if you don't ask you won't know!
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Being a BES admin I have many of the popular apps configured to push to users. I don't advertise it as I realize there are some things that do extend and add to the BB functionality. If I don't have a software configuration I usually push an exception policy for a day to let you do what you need ..

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