BlackBerry Wallet a FREE OTA Download for BlackBerry Users

By James Falconer on 15 May 2008 12:50 pm
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BlackBerry WalletIt looks like there's a new FREE app available OTA from BlackBerry called 'BlackBerry Wallet'. It lets you store owner info, credit cards, gift cards, shipping addresses and more for easy access when you need them. Looks like it works much better than the password manager to me.

Official verbiage from RIM:

"BlackBerry® Wallet has been designed to make shopping on your BlackBerry® smartphone faster and easier. It lets you use information securely stored on your BlackBerry smartphone to help fill in forms with credit card, reward program and shipping information...

Simply switch to the BlackBerry Wallet when you’re ready to make a purchase. Enter your password, and populate your credit card information, delivery details and more...

Your credit card and shipping information are your business. For your protection, not even you can use your BlackBerry Wallet without entering a password. It’s also AES encrypted, so you can be sure your data is secure..."

You can download this handy app OTA at www.blackberry.com/devicesoftware/entry.do?code=wallet 

I'll be covering this in Friday's Software Roundup as well, so stay tuned for more info on this one.

Note: I've been reading on the web that some are having issues trying to run this app on the 8830. Please report any issues you have with this one, and what device you are using so that I can report on it within the roundup. Now I'm off to install on my 8800 :)

Thanks to Ronen for the heads up.

Update for Verizon Users: Go to the verizon homepage on your BB and choose BB help, from the BB help screen where they have the BB wallet listed. Choose that in order to download OTA. Thanks ronepley!

Topics: BlackBerry Apps

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53 comments

slim409

I have an 8830 and it says the device does not meet the system requirements that are needed to support Wallet. I want it but I can't get it.

Muerte_X

It says my 8130 does not meet the requirements for the program. Bummer, I really wanted to try it out, I could use a program like this.

I'd be curious to know what the actual requirements are, is there any way to find this out?

hauser7

I have an 8320 and it says: "Sorry your device does not meet the system requirements...."

James Falconer

Bummer you guys. I'm glad to report it's working fine on my 8800. Will see if I can dig up some more info on compatibility issues here.

frankrmineo

It says doesn't support my device...8130

Anonymous

Ditto ... VZW ... weak!

dw2401

it worked fine for me on a sprint 8830...i just typed the link straight into the bb browser and did the ota download...

freaknyea

Didn't have any luck with the 8830

zinadork

I can't install it on my vz 8330.

andhoova

I just downloaded the application on my Sprint 8330. It seems to work great.

bbmedia

No luck on Verizon's 8330

richer

same here, tried to download app. and it's a no go on my Verizon 8330

Anonymous

Wallet

Unsupported Device

Sorry, your device does not meet the system requirements that are needed to support Wallet.

Preferred User

Nothing in the Web Integration Guide, Feature and Technical Overview or Release Notes and Known Issues PDFs in regard to problems installing on Verizon BBs.

I guess I need to search Verizon's site and see what lame application or service they want us to pay for that is typically free or included with every other BlackBerry.

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/docs/subcategories/?userType=21&cat...

ksat

Won't load on my VZW 8830WE, either!

Why does VZW have to suck this bad?? Just let us do what we want on our phones already!!

danielkeller

I tried to load this and got the "does not support device error"....

portorikan

Seems like Verizon users are having problems. Is this the case?

I'm gonna check it out later, but I have Sprint.

I currently use Dataviz Datavault for some of what this app appears to do. Are they similar database type programs for those of you who've used it?

pegb856

Not just Verizon customers. I have an 8310 on Centennial Wireless and am getting the same incompatibility message.

Hey-Zeus

It installed on my 8300 without any problems. I'm on Rogers.

mlomeli

at&t 8300 works like a champ! This is something I've been wanting for sooooo long. Thanks for the link!

matt

Hey-Zeus

After entering some Login Credentials in Blackberry Wallet, it crashed on me with an unhandled java exception. Happened twice so far out of 10 entries I've made.

Oops, spoke too soon. Now a 3rd time when trying to re-enter the login info from my last crash.
Uncaught exception:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException

Looks like I'll be keeping my good old Password Keeper

MagicCastleCreations

Pearl 2 8130 on Sprint CDMA Network - OS: v4.3.0.71

Downloaded BB Wallet OTA (over the air) and installed without any problems on my pearl.

Set-up: The application asks for a login password twice.
Password entry on set-up and subsequent logins are masked making it impossible to visually confirm the entry's, and to make matters even more challenging it does not allow pasting the passwords.

If the password entered is wrong when trying to access the program it will give the user 9 more chances before it self destructs and blows up in a billion atomized particulates approximately ten microns in size...lol (are we paying attention yet?) or more likely and almost certainly it will delete all stored data for the obvious security reasons.

After entering login, credit card info and other data I have found no option when logged into or setting up an account at various store front web sites around the web to auto fill passwords, shipping info or other pertinent information in relation to placing an on line order either in the options menu for the browser or in the program itself whether logged into a site or not.

To sum it up (on first appearances mind you) this is just a fancy info saver that still makes you "go get it and copy and paste it" to be of any use, and does not create auto generated passwords to boot. Unless this program can auto fill my info for purchases, bank account logins, and web site purchases, the passwordkeeper still takes the prize with its configurable password creation and security options.

Best Regards,
Craig C

MagicCastleCreations

One of the more common remedy's for fresh program installs that crash is to pull the battery out, wait 15 seconds and replace it and let the unit boot up before trying the app.

In many cases this works, however no guarantees on this new kid on the block.

Best, Craig C

transitdoctor

Install is a no go on the 8330 also. "Sorry, your device does not meet the system requirements that are needed to support wallet.

MiniBB

Installed easily on my AT&T 8300. Seemed easy to work until I hit the back button and got closed out of program instead of going one step back. Played with it for a while and deleted the app. Password Manager works well enough for me.

overmydeadberry

it said that my device does not meet requirements. I'm sad.

James Falconer

Well it certainly looks like Verizon doesn't look too kindly upon this new little app. I'm on Rogers and it seems to be working fine. So far the Rogers and Sprint folks are having no issues... Verizon... c'mon Verizon get with it :)

Anonymous

aw-I've been looking for a such an application..I can't download it OTA though..is there a link to download to your computer?

Fabmaclover

thanks for the tip, i installed it 1 minute ago :)

bigkay

Don't seem to save anything, you click save and nothing happens.

Pete Wycoff

Works fine on my Sprint 8130.

raymond

works great on att 8310. did it ota last night and played around with it today. pretty cool app.

condor3

No luck with my Curve 8310 - couldn't even locate it!

Anonymous

i have a verizon 8830 and 8330 and neither will let the app install. says i dont have minimum requirement

BB_Chic

This is the message received when I clicked on the download button: "Sorry, your device does not meet the system requirements that are needed to support Wallet."

Oh well. :(

VIDGMER

I was able to download and install in on my 8320, but have not found a real use for quite just yet.

ronepley

I had the same minimum requirement issue and did this....Go to the verizon homepage on your BB and choose BB help, from the BB help screen, which is new by the way, they have the BB wallet listed. Choose that in order to download OTA. I did that and installed with no issues. Don't use the link listed above....www.blackberry.com/devicesoftware/entry.do?code=wallet

Anonymous

Installed and work fine so far using 8310 w/ ATT

serpico

Installed and ran ok even after entering info. Nice app.

BKWILLIAMS

I TRIED DOWNLOADING THIS OTA. NOTHING HAPPEND I DID NOT SEE THE LINK.
PLEASE ADVISE

Stephan

Hi,

I try it OTA on my 8310 from T-Mobile Germany and it works great.

Thanks

Anonymous

Bad guessing on my part that the Verizon homepage mentioned above was verizonwireless.com. No wonder I did not find the link. Thanks.

Juan1

Can you pls give me the Verizon homepage link to down BB wallet. Thanks

shane3547

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE...

For all those abusers that could not get the OTA to work on there 8130 ... are you useing Winblows XP?

I have a vertual boot on my iMac for both Vista and XP spacifically because Blackberry.com doesn't support Safari (YET!!!!)

While I was using XP to try the OTA it wouldn't work ... switching to Vista ... WORKED LIKE A CHARM.

Just thought I would give the heads up.

DEMARAN

Works rather well on my 8800

Anonymous

Downloaded and ben using it for a few days works great on the 8830! Only draw back to it is you can not edit or delete items...pretty serious though if you ask me.

Longwayround

I've successfully downloaded and installed the Blackberry Wallet on my Pearl 8120 from O2 in the UK and have been disappointed to find that it won't accept my phone number. Apparently, numbers of the format 01xxxxxxxxx are invalid. What sort of shoddy programmer prevents users entering their own phone number?

Sirthinks

IT installed, and works well on my 8330. My only question is, "Why wouldn't this come pre-installed on all BB devices?"

Anonymous

My computer wont let me in stall the ota thing to change my blackberry pearl 8100 trackball can someone help me please

chepierre

I haven't used the app yet (apart from adding some numbers) but didn't have any problem with installing on a verizon 8830 WE -- but used the BB appworld.