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Old 01-11-2007, 05:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Good evening folks...

I'm relatively new to the world of BlackBerry and have a question pertaining to the installation of 3rd party applications. Please understand that I am approaching this with the mentality of a Windows user, as this has been all that I have known since the purchase of my BB.

If I were to install Google-Talk on my device... so it could work with my Miranda IM (AIM & MSN), am I going to have residue left in my device if I were ever to uninstall it? My reason for asking this is because I understand that RIM wishes to develop applications for each of both of these services... but it appears that their releases are being delayed... and I am in need of them on my device somewhat immedaitely. My thought is that once (if) these applications are released, I would like to replace Google-Talk with them, only I'm worried about unnecessary files being left behind from the uninstall.

Should I be concerned? Or is removing applications cleaner on the BB than it would be with Windows?

Thanks again for all of your time. Take care...
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Don't be concerned. Generally, if worse ever comes to worse, you can reinstall OS. My opinion.
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Thank you for the reply... however, I'm so much interested in having to wipe my device for any reason. I'd much rather just be able to uninstall an application and know that it has completely uninstalled.

I'm not one who adds much to my computers and gadgets. I've learned that the cleaner they are, the better they typically operate... and I'm thinking that the BB is not much different (especially with the limited memory)? Surely somebody has uninstalled something from their BB before and can tell me if residue remains?

How about backups? If I do a backup from Desktop Manager... install an application... and then restore that backup down the road, is the restore considered a "Restore Point" and will it take you back to before the application was installed? Or does the backup only contain data?

Again, I apologize if these questions seem elementary... but to me (and I am sure others) they are good to know.

Thanks again and take care...
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Removing apps is much cleaner than Windows. Usually it's only a file or two for apps. Delete them and it's gone.
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