4.1. Hacks 37 50: Introduction
With the advent of the Mobile Data Service and TCP/IP on the BlackBerry [Hack #37], an entire world of Internet services became accessible on the BlackBerry. Some of the best applications in existence are accessed by using some type of client software (perhaps just a browser), but the real power comes with its integration with a central service where users and data meet in interesting and exciting ways (think Amazon). Very few client-only software packages carry the same importance as one that integrates well with a web service. With your BlackBerry, you can track your to-dos [Hack #47], corral your bookmarks [Hack #46], and even use instant messaging [Hack #44].