Google: Blackberry Pain


I have BES working find now on my Blackberry Curve. The problem I now have it the flake nature of Google’s Mail and Map’s mobile applications. I appear to have the
“This program requires a working data connection. Please check your signal strength.” issue, even though I can use the Blackberry browser and browse/connect to Google Mail. Strange thing is this worked for the first day or so when I had the device. Today, I also appear to be unable to access Blackberry’s mobile site as well. Shame there appears to be no log file you can view on the Blackberry to see why the Google applications are failing 😦

~ by mdavey on February 25, 2009.

3 Responses to “Google: Blackberry Pain”

  1. I got the Android G1 a week ago and I’ve found it to be really stable. The UI is slick and responsive, there’s a good market for user-developed apps, and there’s a really strong programming model. Makes me angry with Nokia, Symbian et al for holding things up all these years.
    Pop by and I’ll show you, if you like.

  2. You don’t have to do that. You can add your GMail account as a regular e-mail account on your blackberry and all your GMail mail will show up in the native blackberry e-mail app. I have it configured to use a SSL IMAP connection from my handheld to the GMail servers that keeps everything in sync. If I read mail on my desktop it marks it read on my blackberry. If I read an e-mail on my blackberry it marks it read on my desktop. Very snazzy. Don’t waste your time with the Google Blackberry GMail app. It’s not bad but the native e-mail client is much better (especially with all the Blackberry shortcuts).

  3. i think you need to approve the applications (give them the permission to access the network).
    also, I think you should have bought iPhone instead!

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