When I bought my first Bluetooth enabled BlackBerry I was kind of surprised to learn that you could not send and receive contacts over Bluetooth. This was such a basic feature on all my previous Nokia & Sony Ericsson phones that I just assumed it would be there. Over the years RIM allowed us to send contacts over email, BlackBerry Messenger, and IM and files/media over Bluetooth but still they do not let us send contacts over Bluetooth… (At least as far as I have seen) This is funny since 4.2+ OS versions let you send your whole address book to Bluetooth handsfree kits.
Anton let me know that he developed bbCard for exactly this purpose. bbCard is simple application that lets you send and receive contacts over Bluetooth. Pretty simple right? Makes you wonder why RIM can’t/won’t do this natively? The app has a free 7 day trial for you to make sure it works after which it is $4.95 in the store which is a tad high for a one trick wonder app. It works with all OS 4.2.1+ devices.
From the description:
bbCard is a very simple to use Blackberry contacts exchange tool with user friendly interface dedicated mainly for Blackberry mobile users to send and receive instant your business, personal and family contacts with quick access enabled features. Supports all Bluetooth enabled mobile devices which your contacts are using.
When using bbCard you can keep in touch with your contact details instantly on the fly no matter you are playing snooker, waiting at airport or simply you are at any corner of the world.
bbCard enabled with simple Blackberry-like interface makes your work easier to exchange contacts details between Blackberry and any other Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone without any restrictions. Send and receive contacts like any other files on your Blackberry! Try for free with 7 days trial period.
- Send contact from Address Book
- Receive contacts from other mobile phones via Bluetooth
- Simple Blackberry-like interface