Contest: PC-Keypad by Afandi Apps - 50 free copies available!

By Michelle Haag on 6 Oct 2010 09:27 am EDT
PC-Keypad is a new application from Afandi Apps that is designed to be used in combination with your computer. Using a USB connection, you can use your computer keyboard to control your BlackBerry and navigate through menus, or to type messages and e-mails. PC-Keypad differs from similar apps in that your BlackBerry screen is not projected onto your computer screen, so you do need to be able to see your device screen to know what you're doing. Installation of the app is easy. There are two parts, the BlackBerry app and a PC app. Once installed, make sure you set all permissions to "allow" on your BlackBerry or PC-Keypad will not connect properly. The developer recommends using your PC keyboard like your BlackBerry keypad, for example using Alt + W for the number 1. However I find that you can use your PC keyboard normally, and it functions just as well.

PC-Keypad worked pretty well for me; it installed easily and did what it is supposed to do. I did experience a bit of lag at times and letters would trail to preceding words, so either I type too fast or it is a bug that needs worked out. PC-Keypad has a trial available so if you are unsure about purchasing you can try it out first. The trial is good for 10 uses, so that is ample time to get a good feel for how it works. Be warned though, the trial has a pop-up reminder that shows up frequently when the app is running. Of course, this doesn't happen with the purchased version of the app. Through October 18th, PC-Keypad is on sale for $4.99 (regularly $6.99) in the CrackBerry store.

Contest: Afendi Apps was also kind enough to give us 50 copies of PC-Keypad to give away to our readers! To enter, simply leave a comment below. Winners will be chosen at random. Deadline to enter is midnight PST this Sunday!

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Contest: PC-Keypad by Afandi Apps - 50 free copies available!



Sudah saatnya dunia membuka mata.. Hahaha.. Salut buat aplikasinya nan cantik, sampe2 saya gak tega mau cari bajakannya.. :p

Syukur2 kalau dapet gratisannya, atau dijual dengan harga khusus buat sodara sebangsa sendiri..

This is an awesome idea but this is one of the things I miss most bout my Nokia e63 and the OVI suite. This function is built into the desktop software for Nokia. Seamless text message response and email response straight from your PC's desktop without touching your phone. Sucks you have to pay for it on BB. Would make IP modem browsing a new experience though.

I have tried it and it works. I hope I can win it because I realize, I need it for my Storm. I will say good words for it.

Wow .. please pick me .. I vote it for the best helpfull typing tools. Can it be used via Bluetooth too?