It always amazes me when I am setting a BlackBerry for a newbie and they are always quick to ask: “Where are my contacts?” And I always answered: “In the little black book”. Well this BlackBook app is a little different. This app is literally a little BlackBook you keep hidden.
The description of the app is as follows:
Keep your contacts hidden with blackBookâ€™s completely hidden contact list, accessible only by entering a customizable key combination on your BlackBerryÂ® smartphoneâ€™s keypad.
Sensitive calls and contacts are completely hidden on your phone. Protect your contacts personal information with blackBook.
A completely hidden contact list, only accessible by typing in a customizable secret key combination.
Fully editable information fields keep your contacts up-to-date.
User defined filtering for incoming and outgoing calls, sms, pin, and email conversations.
Customizable caller-id names for incoming calls.
Import and export the BlackBook contact list fast, and efficiently.
Features with the update include:
Select ALL option when importing contacts
Select ALL option when exporting contacts
View detailed phone-log information
Support for subjects in PIN messages
International dialing support
Here are some very important things to keep in mind:
BlackBook does not have an application icon. Instead you will use a secret key-combination (customizable in BlackBook options).
To open BlackBook for the first time: Go to your home screen, and hit the red END CALL button 5 times.
After install a full restart is required to ensure all services are started
When upgrading from previous versions be sure to EXPORT YOUR CONTACTS or they will be overwritten
RIM does not allow incoming sms to be removed from blackberry devices. Please read BlackBooks FAQ page on our website for possible solutions.
If you have this app, please update it. If not and it sounds like this is an app you have to have, you can grab your copy of the BlackBook for $3.99 from the BlackBerry Sync Store here >
BlackBook works with all BlackBerry OS 4.5 and up.