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BlackBerry Hacks by Dave Mabe

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Hack #69. Display a Slideshow

Use this program to cycle through your photographs on your BlackBerry.

The built-in Pictures program that was added to the BlackBerry in Version 4.0 is a nice feature. One limitation of the program is to display your own pictures, you must use the BlackBerry Browser to add them. Because the browser is only able to view web sites, you have to post your photos on a web site to add them to your device. This is an obstacle that, although not too difficult or costly, is certainly inconvenient. After all, you've got a device that's optimized for email—why can't you simply attach your photo to an email to yourself?

It turns out there is a third-party program that allows you to do just that. Berry Pix from Colabnet, Inc. allows you to add custom photos via email. Not only that, but Berry Pix also allows you to display a slideshow of your photos as a replacement for your device's standby screen. This functions much as a screensaver on your computer would.

Install Berry Pix

You can download Berry Pix from its web site at http://www.colabnet.com/berrypix.html. There is no over-the-air install available, so you'll have to use the Application Loader download from the web site and install it with the BlackBerry Desktop Manager. There is a seven-day trial version available.

There are two versions of Berry Pix: one for devices with over 8 MB of memory, and another for devices with less than 8 MB of memory. Both of these versions are included with the Berry Pix download. ...

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