Fancy Characters 4.0 released - 50 copies up for grabs

By Adam Zeis on 16 Aug 2010 09:02 am EDT
Fancy Characters

Sergey let me know that Fancy Characters has been updated to version 4.0. If you're not familiar with the app, it easily lets you add characters from your BlackBerry to your emails, BBM and more. Fancy Characters shows all of the country flags, smilies and icons your device has to offer and lets you add them with just a few clicks. New features of version 4.0 include:

  • Added few missing flags and fixed existing codes.
  • Reworked flags list to include countries names.
  • Flags list can be filtered quickly by typing country name for fast access.
  • OS 6 and Blackberry Torch compatibility.
  • Transparent smiles background on OS 6 and latest BBM.
  • Keep Field Visible mode - option to ensure that FC popup do not cover bottom text field.
  • Side Convenience key support for the fastest access experience

Fancy Characters sell for $1.99 in the CrackBerry App Store, but we have 50 copies to give away. Just leave a comment on this post to enter. Contest ends this Sunday at midnight PDT.

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Reader comments

Fancy Characters 4.0 released - 50 copies up for grabs



I already have the app, and it's awesome. But I'm about to switch devices and would rather not pay for it again.

Sweet, I'd love a copy of Fancy Characters. I still have those emoticons and stuff on AutoText, i'd love to be able to browse through them and chose those characters.
Thanks CrackBerry ;-)

Appreciate your hooking me up with this. I'm a visual kind of guy needing to through in some "fancy" visuals when I send messages.

I'm liking my BB more and more. In the same time, I'm hating the time I've spent using stupid nokia and other symbian devices

I sometimes take math notes on my phone and can't use some math symbols but if app has them that would be just awesome! I'm downloading the trial now.

I have used Fancy Characters for the last few months. It's great. But, I'm still on version 2. This would be a great gift from Appreciate all the information.

My 1st comment for this site, can I get this application? I like the fancy characters to use in my new Blackberry 9700.


crackberry, im doing bad right now and cant buy anything "fancy". do you think you can lend me a hand and GIVE ME A COPY OF FANCY CHARACTERS?!

Wish RIM had these chars by default, but it's nice to see someone else step up to fill the void.

I won this app last time there was a giveaway. And they upgraded a few times - still free. Now with V4 they drop the free upgrade! At least they have a special upgrade fee of $0.99

Good luck to all the winners!

It's a decent app but if they plan to jack us a dollar every time they make it run like it should have been designed in the first place, then the total cost of ownership over time is not worth it!