By Chuong Nguyen | February 11, 2009 5:47 AM
Whether you like visual voicemail or not really isn’t a question as you can always just hit and hold the 1 button on your handset to get to the traditional monotonous “You have XX messages” greeting and be prompted for a password. The issue here is that the iPhone had it and now The Boy Genius Report is stating that the service is showing up in AT&T’s OnLine Account Management (OLAM) system for CrackBerry users. You still can’t add it officially yet, but Research in Motion’s BlackBerry handhelds will be sporting the time-saving–and airtime saving for that matter–feature soon if things pan out.
I think it’s a great feature and it’d be even more awesome if the carrier supported the “other” major smartphone platform–e.g. Windows Mobile. For now, I’ve been using CallWave, which we had previously reviewed. CallWave can email your voicemails to you so you have it as a file and can listen to individual voicemails by name or number rather than having to go through the entire list of messages stored in the system.