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Old 10-19-2004, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is there a BIBLE (NIV) app / software for the 7100t?

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Old 10-19-2004, 06:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check out: Beiks http://www.beiks.com/rim/ not sure if it's what your looking for but they seem to have a good selection...
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those are dictionary applications. i'd say until something comes out, just use a simple webpage ;)
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ya, those are dictionaries. i need a full bible txt.

if anyone has any info, pls let me know!

thx again!
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search google for 'WAP' and 'bible' and try to find a service with a streamline WAP version of the bible. if its just the text you need, then i'd say an online version should do you over until the development field becomes robust enough to throw in full-text bibles and bible study into the mix. keep in mind that the current development community is fairly small and will likely remain so until OS4 is released and working.

for example:
http://www.resurrected.co.uk/wapsetup1.asp has a WAP site located at:

http://www.resurrected.co.uk/wap/
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...the current development community is fairly small and will likely remain so until OS4 is released and working.
Out of curiosity, why will there be more support from the dev community with OS4? Simply, that it's the newest version O/S or is there an architectural change that makes it easier to develop apps for? (sorry, for the silly question but I'm new to the BB world and just trying to understand it better)
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I been with blackberry since the mobitex network and the 950 just came out. Way back then I thought maybe it would be a year or two before apps for it took off like the palm. Or even half of what palm does for 3rd party apps. It never happened, and its what, 5 years later or something? (not good with time).
Even when they came out with new devices, new software, EVEN when they moved to java based models, people thought that would do it and again, it never happened. The reason, I realized is because it predominantly stayed in the corporate world. So I doubt OS4 will do it but having the type of device like the 7100 that is geared for a "prosumer" very well could. This of course is my opinion but an opinion based on experience and educated guesses...
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Very good point - about corporate vs. prosumer devices. Well, I'm one of those that would never have bought a BB if it weren't for the 7100t's form factor and features. I always liked the functionality of BB's but will never carry around something that resembles a PDA more than a phone. So, I think you're right - the 7100t will allow BB to gain a lot more mindshare with "prosumers" and, hence, will hopefully bring more 3rd party apps but I'm assuming it'll take at least 6 - 12 months.
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Check out the Blackberry JDE on their website: not even a 7100 emulator. How do they expect rapid 3rd-party application growth if they don't have the tools those developers are looking for?
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Ugh...amazing how some companies just don't understand how to foster a dev community for their software...hopefully, they'll pick up on this and rectify it.
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There are very few applications that don't suck for the BlackBerry - I think the biggest push for 4.0 is that devices using a BWC will no longer require MDS to touch the Internet.

Sadly, I think we'll probably not be using BlackBerry handhelds within a couple years, we'll just be using BlackBerry-esque email, licensed from the bozos that can't stop themselves from kicking developers and consumers in the balls.
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i like to use this bible site for my blackberry .. by far the most convenientfor blackberry devices i've used...

http://www.fourthmessage.com/hbqc

you just type a query like:
mat 1:2-3
1cor 1:2
1tim 2

seems to work well
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Get it at http://blackberry.beiks.com/bible.

At this time only KJV and ASV are available, but work is underway to release NIV, NET and other versions directly or though content partners.
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Coolness thanks alot for this I know it will be very cool to have the Bible in quick form.
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can you add the Tao Te Ching, as well...?
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can you add the Tao Te Ching, as well...?
that may have been in jest, or an equal opportunity plea, BUT it would actually be very cool if beiks just released the framework also as a universal reader and commentator where you could enter any text in something like a pdb format.....i think they would have a selling product. Please Beiks. I pray you are listening.
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I still am hanging onto my Dell Axim because nobody makes a E-Bible for the Blackberry. I even e-mailed Laridian(www.laridian.com), maker of the Pocket Bible and they said it was NOT on their development roadmap currently. A WAP Bible just isn't practical in my opinion. I was really hoping to consolidate my devices that I travel with, but it seems that I am just caring more. My Ipod mini is being shipped this week. So, now I will have to carry my 7100t, Dell Axim, and Ipod.
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Hopefully Laridian will change its mind; that was always my favorite of the Bible apps (especially when it was a free app, before Laridian took it over). In any event, Olive Tree just came out w/ a BB app. Please check it out and offer them your suggestions for improvement. At this point, it's slower, and more cumbersome to navigate than the beiks app. But, unlike beiks, it's free (except for the copyrighted translations) and, from what I can tell, run by pretty good people.

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that may have been in jest, or an equal opportunity plea, BUT it would actually be very cool if beiks just released the framework also as a universal reader and commentator where you could enter any text in something like a pdb format.....i think they would have a selling product. Please Beiks. I pray you are listening.

You may get your wish soon. Here is the response I received after posting to Beiks' forum:

http://www.beiks.com/_disc/00000eeb.htm
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