Xobni for BlackBerry 1.0 Video
Xobni for BlackBerry 1.0 Video Transcript
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>> Jessica Dolcourt: Business users who rely heavily on calling and e-mailing contacts from their Blackberries have a new tool for their belt. I'm Jessica Dolcourt from CNET.com with the first look at Xobni for Blackberry 1.0. Xobni is a premium app that can dramatically expand your address book without you ever having to lift a finger. What it does is scan incoming and outgoing e-mail for e-mail addresses and phone numbers and [inaudible] for use in profiles for each contact. When you open the app to search for a contact, you'll likely find the one that you want close to the top since Xobni ranks contacts by how often you interact with them. Xobni has a few other tricks in store, too. It lets you quickly e-mail, call, or text a contact without having to dip into the profile. When you do, you'll find the contact's data that Xobni was able to gleam plus other information like photos and job titles from LinkedIn and Facebook when available. You can also scan for snippets of recent e-mails, calls, and meetings. There are two ways to get to Xobni. The first is from the application interface. The second is from a composition window of an e-mail. Just flip up to access the Xobni add on. Xobni has further muscles to flex if you spring for a subscription to Xobni 1. This is a cloud-based service that will add the Xobni contacts from your Outlook inbox on your computer to Blackberry and visa versa. Xobni 1 makes the most sense for Outlook users. Your database of contacts will grow slower if you stick to the Blackberry version alone, and you'll need to rebuild your dossier from scratch if you switch Blackberries. We're sorry to say that Xobni does have some rough edges. Performance was lagging in our test for 1. Plus, you can't edit contact details from the phone, and we'd like to call up an entire e-mail message, not just headings, from the most recent screen. Still, Xobni is an impressive utility overall for business users. Xobni for Blackberry costs about $10 on its own for the native app. Sign on for a $4-per-month Xobni 1 subscription, and the price of the app drops to about $7. Commit to a whole year of Xobni 1 for $40, and get the app for free. Download Xobni from www.xobni.com/mobile or by going into the Blackberry app world store on your phone. I'm Jessica Dolcourt, and this has been Xobni for Blackberry 1.0. ^M00:02:12 [ Music ]
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