Kelly let me know about this interesting new application for the Storm. Many users are pissed off that they cannot record calls on their BlackBerry. I know it is illegal without notifying the other party but as far as I know that is only if you want to admit it into court. What happens if you just want to record the directions to your friends party or the shopping list that your wife rattles off?
BerryRecord by BerryWAV is a bit of a hack solution but it does help slightly. IT DOES NOT RECORD YOUR CALL but it does let you record a voice note while you are on a call through the menu on the call screen. You just click menu->record voice note and to stop you select menu->stop recording. It seems to only work on the Storm right now.
I guess this at least gives you the option to record your own voice quickly since the built in voice recorder will not work while you are on a call. You can find it in the store for a cool $2 at this link.
I just wish RIM would let developers do this since the legalities are not their business. This would be like disabling email images since some of them may contain illegal uses of copyrighted images. Some states only require one party to be aware of the recording and others require both. Other countries have totally different laws. What I don’t get it why RIM will not open up the API for developers if they are not willing to develop such an app themselves. My only explanation is that they might fear a malicious application that records your calls without your consent…