1.2.e BlackBerry OS
The operating system used by BlackBerry devices is a proprietary
multitasking environment developed by RIM (Research In Motion).
The operating system is designed for use of input devices such
as the track wheel, track ball, and track pad. RIM provides
tools for developing applications and themes for Blackberry.
Third-party developers can write software using these APIs,
and proprietary BlackBerry APIs as well. Any application that
makes use of certain restricted functionality must be digitally
signed so that it can be associated to a developer account at
Some features available are:
a. Email: You can apply different colors, assign due dates,
set reminders and more, so you can easily stay on top of all
your important messages. Also, you can Add, remove or rename
folders to help simplify your email management.
b. Calendar: You can forward a calendar entry from the email
message list or directly from the calendar and make sure the
right people are there. Also, you can open attachments from
calendar entries in formats like JPEG, Adobe®
PDF, Microsoft® Word, Microsoft®
Excel® and Microsoft® PowerPoint®.
c. Files: You can find, open, view, edit, save, or email
your JPEG, Adobe®; PDF, Microsoft®
Word, Microsoft® Excel® and Microsoft®
PowerPoint® files directly from your BlackBerry
d. Contacts: Wirelessly sync your contact list with your
multiple contact folders and personal distribution lists on
your desktop, so you can be sure that your contacts are in sync.
e. Gmail: Get many of the same great Gmail features you've
come to love, like search, labels and stars, archive,Conversation
view, and report as spam.
f. SMS: Threaded SMS Text Messages- Enjoy a chat-like look
and feel, emotions, display pictures and the ability to send
an SMS text message.
g. Time Zone Detection: Receive automatic prompts as you
travel across the country, with the option to choose a different
h. BlackBerry Browser: Improved Browsing Capabilities- Enjoy
a more interactive experience with colorful web pages and rich