1. JonnyCerv's Avatar
    Hi all.....just purchased my first BB....Pearl 8130 from Verizon. After a week...I'm already asking myself how I ever survived without it....

    I am looking into upgrading my e-mail program so I can view HTML e-mails. It seems like it's either Empower Pro or the BBSmart program. Any suggestions? Do they both incorporate themselves into the current e-mail program? Any help/suggestions would be appreciated!

    02-19-08 06:46 AM
  2. muu's Avatar
    Yea I'm wondering the same.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-19-08 06:56 AM
  3. pmas's Avatar
    I just purchased Empower after the trial expired. I tried both BBsmart and Empower. I prefer Empower, but you can't go wrong with either one.
    02-19-08 07:01 AM
  4. dacur's Avatar
    i have the same berry and service and have bbsmart. it works fine w/ it, but to be honest i don't really use it that much. most of the emails i receive are text only so i don't feel a need to use it. it does incorporate easily and is easy to use. good luck.
    02-19-08 07:05 AM
  5. Kebero's Avatar
    I use Empower pro because I like the fact that it integrates not ony with the email program, but also with the calendar and tasks. It also offers integration with PocketDay.
    02-19-08 07:10 AM
  6. Adlen's Avatar
    Wait for the OS 4.5 upgrade, free HTML email!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-19-08 09:27 AM
  7. jsanders's Avatar
    BBSmart also integrates with your Tasks and Calendar... seamlessly.

    You can get 25% off your BBSmart purchase at Handango.com

    Use coupon code ESSENTIALS25 to get 25% off your cart
    02-19-08 09:31 AM
  8. NJTrailDog's Avatar
    I tried both - both integrate easily and I liked both. I think it's a small price to pay for html e-mail. Even so, go with BBSmart and save the couple of dollars difference.

    (I got BBSmart for free a couple of weeks back when Crackberry had a special promotion. )
    02-19-08 09:33 AM
  9. fred333's Avatar
    Sounds like a need to look into BBsmart.
    02-19-08 09:40 AM
  10. JonnyCerv's Avatar
    Just pulled the trigger and purchased Empower. Can't wait until 4.5.....and I agree...for $30 bucks......what's the big deal!!

    Thanks all....
    02-19-08 11:12 AM
  11. Kebero's Avatar
    Many of the improvements found in OS4.5 will be limited to BES users only
    02-19-08 12:11 PM
  12. jsanders's Avatar
    Very true, shemmy, at least for a few months.
    02-19-08 12:12 PM
  13. chaz_cb's Avatar
    I just got empower standard, $10 - good enough until upgrade.
    02-19-08 12:13 PM
  14. JonnyCerv's Avatar
    Yeah.....I probably only need the Standard....but the word PRO just sold me.

    What is a BES device? Is that different then my Pearl? RIM right?
    02-19-08 12:16 PM
  15. dlgus's Avatar
    Wait for the OS 4.5 upgrade, free HTML email!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Any idea on when that might be coming down the pike?
    02-19-08 12:34 PM
  16. jsanders's Avatar
    @ cervoni -- BES is the mostly corporate BlackBerry Enterprise Service.

    @ dlgus -- Likely the OS updates will rollout by model and carrier over sometime, although at this point many carriers are already testing it. Some sooner than others... maybe in the next 30-60 days.
    02-19-08 12:37 PM