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How can I send using my BlackBerry 8900 SMS written on my PC ?

So, in other words, I've been used to Nokia PC suite so far, which allows me to send SMS from my PC. I simply need the same for my Blackberry curve 8900.

This should be peace of cake I suppose, no ?
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You can't send SMS from the PC directly via BlackBerry.
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Do you mean my Nokia is a much more smart telephone for such use ?
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Do you mean my Nokia is a much more smart telephone for such use ?
It is not a matter of being a "smarter" telephone. This capability is generally unimportant to BlackBerry users, and thus is not included.

If it is of utmost importance to you, then yes, Nokia is a better choice for you.
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Welcome to the forums.

If you want to look at it that way, then sure, why not.

The fact of the matter is this isn't a common request. I don't really see the need in doing so. How many people SMS from their PC? You're in the minority here.

What you can do, is use the SMS Gateway to email your SMS messages. You send it as an email and the recipient receives it as an SMS.
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I pretty well understand it might be an unusual request but...
There are good reasons for wanting such an solution...
First of all, one must really be a Blackberry fanatic to need long explainations about why it is more comfortable to use a PC keyboard rather than a Blackberry's (when your pc's avaiblable of course).
Second, it is much more discreet when you need to send SMS while at the office

I've heard of a soft called NexySMS but have no idea whether it is the one I need.
In the mean time I'll keep on using Nokia PC suite... I'm quite a damned lucky guy these people loose their time writting softwares I'm the only on earth interested in btw, don't you think ? ;)
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I pretty well understand it might be an unusual request but...
There are good reasons for wanting such an solution...
First of all, one must really be a Blackberry fanatic to need long explainations about why it is more comfortable to use a PC keyboard rather than a Blackberry's (when your pc's avaiblable of course).
Second, it is much more discreet when you need to send SMS while at the office

I've heard of a soft called NexySMS but have no idea whether it is the one I need.
In the mean time I'll keep on using Nokia PC suite... I'm quite a damned lucky guy these people loose their time writting softwares I'm the only on earth interested in btw, don't you think ? ;)
If the keyboard is your concern, then look at a bluetooth keyboard for your BB.

SMS messages are only 160 characters. It really isn't that difficult typing 160 characters on the BB. If you were writing a thesis, then I'd see your concern.
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Or just don't text at work because you will get in trouble Rules are in place for a reason, trying to get around them can have negative effects.
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Or just don't text at work because you will get in trouble Rules are in place for a reason, trying to get around them can have negative effects.
Exactly. This thread can now be closed.
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Or just don't text at work because you will get in trouble Rules are in place for a reason, trying to get around them can have negative effects.

Ok, then swear you weren't already at the office when typing these words !

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Ok, then swear you weren't already at the office when typing these words !
What does this have to do with anything? Is this now the blame game.

She didn't post wirelessly, so she wasn't on her BlackBerry. She was on her PC. If her company had an issue with visiting BBForums, it'd be blocked. If your company has rules about texting at work, then they will enforce them.

You're comparing apples to oranges here. This isn't about her, it's about you trying to get away with something at work. And again, what you're asking is not possible.
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jsconyers said it best *thumbs up*

I do post on here between calls. We are allowed to browse around as long as it is not a restricted site, and between calls. They record our computer screens and what goes on them as well. I also use this site to assist customers at times who are too stubborn to talk with technical support, the search function here is great.

But this isn't about my works policies or what I am allowed to do, it's about that your work restricts you texting during hours and you are trying to find a work around. And being caught doing so can have negative consequences. If my work did not allow browsing outside sites between calls, I would bring a magazine instead.

If something is urgent and I need to send a text message, I would probably just go to the bathroom and do it there But that hasn't come up, and I'm sure if there is an emergency my manager will understand.
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What does this have to do with anything? Is this now the blame game.
You got it right ! I didn't start it but obviously shouldn't have ignored it instead of playing too.
All I asked is whether something is possible.
I've been answered - briefly resumed - "who'd want this ? nobody".
The only thing I can say is "if nobody wants this, why would Nokia deliver it as a free basic function ?".
BTW, I'm quite conscious that this could also be cultural... Maybe you seldom use SMS in your country...
But in any case, considerations about "why wouldn't you want to do that" where absolutely no relevant answers to my technical question... I apologize for having answered these and won't answer any other (life is too short)
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How can I send using my BlackBerry 8900 SMS written on my PC ?

So, in other words, I've been used to Nokia PC suite so far, which allows me to send SMS from my PC. I simply need the same for my Blackberry curve 8900.

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Do you mean my Nokia is a much more smart telephone for such use ?
Actually, you did start it by saying the Nodia is a "much more smart telephone".

You got the answer in reply #2. You may not like the answer but it is the answer. No one here has a better / different one. If this is a requirement for you, then BB is not the phone for you and you should look for one that meets your requirements and move along. If there are other things that the BB does that you need more than this, then keep the blackberry.

And incidentally, the capability you are talking about is not phone inherent but is a function of the software provided by Nokia. The ability to send SMS from the PC is something that RIM has apparently not seen worth including, most likely because BB users have not requested it or seen a need for it. BB has traditionally been focused more on email. If enough users requested this capability, then RIM might consider adding it but I really don't see that happening. Still, if you need it, send a suggestion to RIM to add it.

(Lesson Learned. Never a good idea to bash a phone on a forum dedicated to that particular phone as many people will take it personally.)
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