Originally Posted by ladydi
That would be a fabulous idea if they worked. They use the data connection that routes through RIM's system. I can guarantee that google maps and BB messenger DO NOT work. the only thing that works is the WAP browser.
..that is correct you will have to wait for the service to come back up before you can actually use these apps, but you can still install and configure the applications now while the service is down and when it comes back up they will be ready for use.
If you simply must have an app that you can use right now while the RIM data service is unavailable, try http://www.operamini.com
which is not dependent on MDS or other RIM services.
'Patience is a virtue that takes too long'