UPDATE: Seems like YouMail changed the download link to http://m.youmail.com/ota. Thanks Jordan!
It looks like YouMail realized how popular the free VyMail application was and decided to develop their own. YouMail let me know that they will be offering a free Visual Voicemail Plus application for the BlackBerry including the Storm, Pearl, Curve, & Bold. They specifically mention OS 4.3+ being a requirement. This will connect you to your free or premium YouMail service. It will give you access to visual voicemail along with a bunch of other YouMail features including:
- Quickly and easily scroll through incoming voicemail messages to see relevant caller information including caller name, time of call, and length of message
- Play voicemails by simply clicking on them
- Easily share and forward voicemails as an email or post to a blog or social networking sites using a simple cut and paste feature
- Delete, archive or save voicemails, forever
People who subscribe to the free or premium transcription service will also get their transcriptions in the application. You will also be able to access parts of your account like personalizing greetings and voicemail filtering.
Details from the press release:
YouMail’s Visual Voicemail Plus application for Blackberry phones will initially be available to customers running Blackberry O/S version 4.3 or later on T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T Wireless phones. To access YouMail’s free, downloadable, native application, users can go to http://m.youmail.com/ota on a Blackberry device or visit http://www.youmail.com/mobile online. Blackberry users who are not existing YouMail customers can then sign up using their Blackberry device and activate YouMail directly from the visual voicemail application.
YouMail’s Blackberry application was built entirely on top of its open API. The API allows developers to write their own applications that extend YouMail’s offerings to handset applications, browser plug ins, widgets, and more. Further, the API provides revenue opportunities for developers through YouMail’s affiliate program. This API is a first among existing voicemail applications and takes YouMail from a stand-alone service to a mobile platform. The open API is now in limited beta and to participate in the limited beta program, developers can contact YouMail with suggested application project details at firstname.lastname@example.org.