11-20-2010 03:08 PM
I'm justt getting into the BlackBerry world - I don't have a BlackBerry. I'd like to see how my app looks and works on an actual BlackBerry device and not just on the emulator. FYI, I'm using OS 5.0.
My question is: If I buy a BlackBerry device (such as from eBay) but don't want to buy a service contract for an account, can I download the app from my computer to the device? In other words, do I have to have BlackBerry service to test on a device?
11-24-2010 01:21 PM
You can load your application onto a BlackBerry Smartphone over USB without having any type of data service. You would need a data plan if your application requires any BlackBerry services (email, browsing, etc...) or requires cellular connectivity.