I just got an email about an interesting new program for BlackBerry devices. The program is Unyverse and is in public beta (This whole beta thing is getting old quickly). I have installed it on my phone and it does seem to have some interesting features but I am still dumbfounded as to why I would actually use it. The interface actually reminds me of the iPod interface without the scrolling/fade effect.
If your interested in trying it out and reporting back I would greatly appreciated. I am just plain confused with all the submenus. It seems to be a product that does many things but none of them are simple . For example it has a built in RSS reader but you need to go through 5 different menus before you get to the articles…
Here is a brief description of what you can do with Unyverse from their website:
- Send info quickly from your desktop to your phone
You are sitting at your desk and have to leave within two minutes to meet someone. You are in a rush and need to take the contact’s mobile phone number and directions to the meeting place along with you. In a few clicks from your desktop, you can copy and paste the info into a new contact using the Unyverse Contacts wiki, and it becomes instantly available on your phone the next time you connect to Unyverse.
- Make sure you don’t lose all the data stored in your phone when you change phones
You’ve entered lots of important contacts in your phone’s address book, and you’ve gotten used to taking down notes and storing personal data. Now you’ve got a new phone and are wondering how to transfer all that stuff over… With Unyverse, you never have to worry about changing phones, as all your data is stored in your web account and will be downloaded to your new phone. Add the Contacts wiki yo your phone
- Read info on your phone when you have a short break
While you are waiting for someone, sitting on the bus or the train, or just have a half hour break, download the latest news feeds with the Unyverse RSS News wiki, to read on your phone.
- Search a knowledge base from your phone when you’re having lunch with a friend
In the middle of your conversation, a question comes up: “Hey! What was the name of that actor in the film Titanic “. Well, bring out your phone and go to Wikipedia in the Unyverse app, search the word: ‘Titanic’, and there – in a few seconds – is the answer to your question.
- Send handy travel information to your mobile
If you travel frequently you will find that the Unyverse Notebooks wiki is useful because you can conveniently copy and paste information from various emails on your desktop like flight bookings, hotel reservations and various other travel info. You then get all the info on your phone, without having to type in a single word on your phone’s tiny keyboard!
- Communicate with a group of users anywhere anytime
You’re an absolute fan of a soccer club. Start or join a Unyverse Wiki group of club fans like you, and connect to Unyverse on your mobile to keep in touch at all times with the latest news, discussions, opinions, rumors, comments, on players, matches,…
- Keep a shopping list and download it when you’re in the shop
With the Unyverse Shopping Lists wiki, your wife can create a list of groceries to buy on the home PC. When you find yourself in the shop, just connect to Unyverse on your phone to get the latest items that were entered by your wife.