InterType for BlackBerry smart phones
InterType is a software application which allows you to enter
text in languages not readily available as keyboard layouts for your BlackBerry
such as Russian, Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian and others.
Allows text entry in most built-in BlackBerry
Text entry in 3rd party apps require OS 4.7 and higher
Small, easy to install and remove and safe to use
Usually offers several different layouts per language
Free, fully functional downloads for evaluation
Please take a minute to
read the requirements and limitations sections before downloading!
InterType will work on any BlackBerry device using OS
version 4.2.1 or higher. That includes (but is not limited to) the Curve, the
Bold, the Storm, the Tour and hopefully the devices that come afterwards.
InterType requires that the BlackBerry OS already
has basic support for the language you want to be able to type in.
Specifically it should be able to properly display messages and web pages
written in that language.
InterType does not install additional
fonts. BlackBerries are surprisingly good at arriving preloaded with fonts
supporting wide range of languages and alphabets, yet they do not come ready
to display every single language out there just yet.
Rule of thumb is if you can read emails and web
pages in your language InterType can help with keyboard extension for that
- InterType will not enhance the device's
abilities with anything other than the ability take text in that
language - through the keyboard or by other means. It will not, for
example, provide proper sorting of names written in that language in
Address Book, or provide proofing services for that languages or
anything else that you might expect from a localization
It is not a localization application, but
barely a text-entry enhancement.
InterType does not enhance the built-in
keyboard layouts nor does it use the built-in keyboard layout mechanism
to take input. Instead, it uses its own technology, which requires
different invocation and, unfortunately, is subject to additional
InterType uses an application's ability to interact
with other applications in order to supply it with the text that user
has entered. Some application forms can take such input and others for
whatever reason can not. For example, you can use InterType to enter
text into the email composer, but you can't use it to quick search among
Address Book entries. It has to do with the way Address Book application
is optimized for quick search and optimal user experience.
Again, some text fields will simply not take text from other
applications and there is hardly anything InterType can do about it. The
best you can do is hope or ask the application developer to allow other
applications to send text there.
Sending short messages (SMS) in a language that is not
based on the Latin alphabet may or may not be possible with your device.
was enhanced to allow sending messages written in alphabets
other than Latin through the introduction of a standard called
This standard imposes certain limitations, i.e.
cutting the message size down to 70 characters instead of the
standard 140 characters for Latin SMS message.
BlackBerries are capable to send messages using UCS-2, however
certain carriers explicitly prohibit this ability, for whatever
reasons they have.
To see if your carrier has enabled
using UCS-2 and to switch to it you must check in the global SMS
settings options as shown to the right.
If you do not see
such an option, then you are out of luck.
BEIKS highly recommends that you download and
install InterType directly from our site to your BlackBerry.
You can do this by pointing the BlackBerry's browser to our mobile web site
should also do):
|1. Launch the Browser
the main launcher screen
|2. In the browser,
click the wheel /
the Menu button to open Menu
|3. Choose the "Go
Note the lack of www prefix!
Once there, you will easily find InterType for
BlackBerry. Downloading should be a snap.
We recommend that you bookmark mobile.beiks.com. There are
other other useful apps for your BlackBerry there.
Desktop distributives and language specific information can be
found through the links in the "Desktop downloads" section in the upper right
corner of this page.
To avoid misunderstandings, waste of time and other possible
confusion we strongly recommend that you download and evaluate InterType prior
to purchasing a license.
Downloading InterType is free.
There is a trial period during which you are free to
evaluate the application's unlimited functionality. You will be reminded
every time when you use it about how many days you can continue the
Upon expiration of that period you will be asked to
purchase and activate the application; otherwise it will not work.
You can purchase through a desktop computer or
directly through the BlackBerry; either way is equally good.
Licenses are purchased per device and do not have time
limit within the application version. In other words this is not a
subscription - you pay only once and application will work indefinitely
on the same device.
If you change your devices you will need to transfer
that license; see our support
page for details.
Once the order is in place you can hit the "Already
purchased" button on the activation reminder screen; the program will
attempt to contact our site to confirm that a valid license is indeed
available for the device on which it is running.
If for whatever reason the automated license
verification fails you will be prompted to manually enter an activation
key. This key is supplied via email upon purchasing a license.
BEIKS reserves the right to
make any changes in its licensing, distribution and pricing policy for
unregistered users, at any time and without prior
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