Well, I searched in forums, blogs, boards, where ever there might be a hint or hack to get this work. None! But as you all know my Pearl needs to get Chinese support soon. Changing the BlackBerry OS to the HK CSL (which has Chinese character support) was relatively easy. Hoping that “Chinese character support” means I can use Chinese characters was false. That support is only meant to make the Pearl able to show Chinese characters. OK, that is more than before but not enough. Being able to
read see Chinese characters does not mean you can write them. As of now, there is no BlackBerry OS 4.2 available that supports at least one of the Chinese input methods. HK CSL, Singapore Telecom, Smartone-Vodafone and more were tried. We even tried to hack some files of the BlackBerry OS to get the chinese input method from the 7290 (which we upgraded successfully to the HK CSL BlackBerry OS before) work with the Pearl.
We will keep on looking for a solution for our Pearl users that are located in China and want to get real Chinese character support – like we do.