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Old 06-22-2007, 08:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was at a BT seminar the other day and RIM were there ... some sales guys showed my Spell Checker on a 8800 ... now, I have an 8800 and it doesn't have one.

I'm 99.5% convinced it was on a 8800 and he said something about a firmware upgrade or such like.

Can anyone confirm this ? I know it's on the Curve, but (as I keep saying), I'm sure this was a 8800! Would be *very* handy!

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Old 06-22-2007, 09:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Spell check is definitely built in on my 8830...Check in your options and see if you see it there.
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I use LexSpell. Resides on the BB. Costs $10. Works great.
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mobile.beiks.com is the site for LexSpell.
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, I use LexSpell too. My BlackBerry (8700g) didn't have a built in one, and I wanted one that didn't rely on online servers to check the words.
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Yeah your choices are lexspell (Free to use but has a registration nag screen if you dont pay) which I recommend, bbcorrector (Free but requires a setup), espell (costs money), or waiting for the guys at getempower.com to come out with their free spell checker...
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I heard also that Rim was planning a software update to include a spellcheck on the 8800. The 8830 & 8300 already have this feature. I tried espell but it stopped working and have not started trouble shooting it.
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I heard also that Rim was planning a software update to include a spellcheck on the 8800.
Did this ever happen for ATT's 8800? Does the DM 4.3 everyone is installing do this?
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Old 11-16-2007, 03:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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This works great. Checks your spelling in your emails as you type, just like in Word and its FREE!. You can read the article below. Then on your phone, click the two links below that.

http://www.getempower.com/wordpress/...on-blackberry/







InstaSpell first - http://www.getempower.com/isc/isc.php

Dictionary next - http://www.getempower.com/isc/dict.php
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my 8820 has a spell checker built in.
under options, you'll see something for spell check.
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I could be a bit off on this but I believe that 4.2.2 OS has a spell checker included (thus the 8820 and 8830 both have it already included as well as the curve and the pearls) but the 4.2.1 load does not which is what the 8800 users are stuck with. The latest version soon to be released is 4.3 as 4.2.2 is already out there on the included devices listed above. RIM released 4.2.2 to service providers long ago but the service providers have not made it available as an update to the 8800 users. It has been assumed that the reasoning is to encourage 8800 users to upgrade to the newer models. One of the bigger desires for many, over spell checking, is the newer media player on the 4.2.2 OS's and above. It's a nicer interface with full screen video capability.

One of the main reasons I keep an eye on the forums is to hear of a 4.2.2 release for the 8800. Who knows if it will ever happen but there's no technical reason not to according to RIM, just marketing on the providers behalf. I understand this and if placed in the position to make the decision I would likely do the same thing. But knowing this doesn't mean I have to like it!

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Old 02-01-2008, 04:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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HKeleher,

Great Detail about the 8800. Have you heard anything recently? Today I closed a RIM ticket where resolution is 4.2.2 for the 8800. They bounced me to the provider for further details.
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This promise about the 8800 spell check was in the late 3rd quarter in 07 and what was heard then is the 8800 would get the spell check in the 4th quarter. No Joy Yet!

With the new lower prices on the 8310's and the fact that the 8310 is just a better platform overall, my guess is the same as some others here: They want everyone to upgrade!

The 8800 is still a nice phone but without the little extras like camera and built in spell check it just does not compare. And, with the 9k on the horizon with all the fun stuff the 8310 has, the 8800 will be retired to the same place the rest of the 7290's and 8700's are - In a box collecting dust...!

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This works great. Checks your spelling in your emails as you type, just like in Word and its FREE!. You can read the article below. Then on your phone, click the two links below that.

http://www.getempower.com/wordpress/...on-blackberry/







InstaSpell first - http://www.getempower.com/isc/isc.php

Dictionary next - http://www.getempower.com/isc/dict.php
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My 8820 4.2 integrated spellcheck seems to NOT recognize any word and tries to correct everything! Anyone have any tips?
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