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Dropbox has quickly become a favorite tool for people on the go, but Blackberry users haven't been feeling much app-love. Yesterday, Dropbox announced on their forums that they had begun Dropbox for Blackberry Beta — but only for the first 500 users to hit the site and request it.
It only took a few hours for the 500 slots to fill, so the Dropbox team upped the limit to 1,000 later in the evening (which is probably the only reason I was able to get one). There's a pretty big caveat for the beta, though: It's for OS 5.0 only. While I haven't yet installed OS 5.0 on my own Bold, I figured it wouldn't exactly hurt to see if it works on the previous stable release, and it does — it's just so buggy that you're better off using the mobile web app.
On that note, until word of this beta broke out, I wasn't even aware that Dropbox mobile worked so well on Blackberry. In fact, it never occurred to me that there even was a mobile Dropbox to begin with. I wasn't entirely at fault there, either; when I go to Dropbox.com on my Bold, using the RIM browser, the site loads in standard format. I only saw the option for a mobile page once I scrolled down several inches worth of screen real-estate. Now that I've found it, used it, and compared the two, I'm honestly not sure if there are any advantages to using the standalone app aside from the slightly quicker access.
Either way, it's great that they're bringing BB users a bit more into the fold.Dropbox app for Blackberry goes beta
Fuente: Download Squad