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BBTran – Free Translation Application For BlackBerry

BbtranImageHandler.ashxStefano sent me a link to this great utility to translate text on your BlackBerry. The best part is that it is totally free. Keep in mind this is machine translation so it is not 100% accurate.

BBTran touts itself as a universal translator for BlackBerry. Currently BBTran works with Google Translate & Dictionary and SYSTRAN translation & dictionary.

Features from their website:

  • Lightweight
  • No advertisements
  • Multiple translation services
  • 20 languages & more then 50 translation directions
  • Text translate & dictionary mode
  • Automatic software update
  • Additional services will be added on-the-fly without software update
  • Settings Screen
  • WiFi support
  • BIS/TCP Transport Selection
  • mds transport support
  • bis-b transport support

The application is available for OTA and desktop installation at this link

11 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. “Sorry, service is temporarily unavailable please check your connection settings & try later or visit for suport.”

    I’m running a Telus 8330 with

  2. UPDATE: It has finally connected. Killer app!

  3. Whoever is manning the Blackberry in that screenshot doesn’t know that you can just press a letter for a full second to capitalize it. 😉

  4. Thank you so much for another great application, that otherwise we wouldn’t have known about! I was looking for a nice translation app for BB!

  5. I prefer this one:

  6. Thanks, I like the tool I wrote too. I’ve tried to make it available to as many platforms as possible — including BlackBerry.

  7. After installation I got this error message… “Sorry, service is temporarily unavailable please check your connection settings & try later or visit for suport.” Went to site. NO SUPPORT… Please help. Thank you!

  8. Hi Angelo.
    Hi everyone.

    It’s me, author of BBTran.
    Sorry for some unreadyness of the web site.
    I’ll add feedback form soon.
    Meanwhile you can use Feedback form in BBTran. (Look for it in the menu). or just mail me at s.demyanov[@]
    I’m trying to answer all requests.

    Few days ago I published an update (1.4) for BBTran. You can take a look.

    BTW, I can also add Mike’s translation service to BBTran if he doesn’t mind. But not sure to get his approval.

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    Please contact me regarding Mackinder family history. A book is nearing completion re the dispersal from Lincolnshire. I wish to confirm details I have found. Please email.

  10. Hello, everyone!

    Just released Thai fonts OTA instalaltion for your BlackBerry!
    See for details.
    BBTran also got official support of 4 new languages: Thai, Maltese, Galician and Albanian.


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