These are the most recent forum messages posted by mifrancis:
Re: google should buy it
I agree, it is the end of an era. I moved over to the iphone world, my wife still uses her Blackberry (my old one before switching) and I still look at it with kind thoughts. I miss that keypad! :( MIF
One amazing app., can't even compare Apple Maps to it. Apple made a big mistake by not including it. MIF
Re: Update App?
iPhone 5 - when I went to update the software it immediately said I had to download the updater. Took about 10 seconds then it asked me if I wanted to update 6.0.1. Process took about 5-6 minutes on wifi.
Thanks AT&T for waiting so long. Was really going to purchase the 9900. Have been a Blackberry user for many many years but ..... iphone 5 is coming out next month. Was not interested in the iphone mostly because of the lack of the keypad. Have been using an ipad for a few months and am actually getting used to the screen for typing (their spell ahead is really good). Will probably jump onto the apple ...
Is This The End For Me and RIM?
I was really looking forward to this phone, always loved the Bold and with the touchscreen it was always what I wished for, but... looks like RIM is really getting to the point where it is time to consider a different phone (and I have been a blackberry fan for many, many years). Hate to say it but the iphone would be where I would go. I have the ipod and have to admit the programs (and ...
Re: This reminds me of...
Wow, didn't know phones can by gay. Just like Bert and Ernie - right? Can't wait till we get to the point of not using this term, it still hurts some people even though straight people think it has changed meaning over the years and they do not mean to hurt.
What I was Waiting For?
Loved the original Bold but really wanted the touch screen (for doing almost everything else except typing!). It was so hard giving it up but got the Torch. Loved the touch screen but did not like the keypad (too small). The Torch is also slow in some applications (including the calendar). Also did not like the slider, phone does not feel solid. Can't wait to try the Touch Bold. Shoot, I gave my wife ...
You are absolutely right. Idiot I called did not know what he was talking about. Called again yesterday and put it on my 3 lines in the family plan. Will save me a lot of minutes. Wish they were all on the same page. MIF
Not what they told me when I called them to start the service. Where did you hear that it does include the family plan?
Not available on the family plan.
Re: and then they realize...
Just installed and tried it on mu Torch. To put it nicely, not good. Also don't like that it keeps asking me to set permissions to use personal information every time I go in. Should be able to just set that once. Maps - works too slow.
Cases Finally Here
Have been waiting a while for the pocket (slip) cases and horizontal belt cases with sleeper switches. I have loved these cases when I had the Bold and they are now available for the Torch. The pocket case is a bit tight but loosens up with use. They have the eaccess logo on them. They are not inexpensive ($29.99 each) but I think they are worth the price. I assume more will come out in ...
Amazing that the upgrades (improvements) are being made so fast by AT&T. I remember with the original Bold how slowly they came (if ever). Did the upgrade when desktop manager said there was one available. Upgrade went smoothly and the improvements are definitely noticeable. Even improved the trackpad, I had noticed that sometimes it did not respond right away to swipes (even with a 90 sensitivity)and now it moves perfectly, as good as I remember ...
Re: AT&T when?
Was told it will be on sale this Sunday? Who knows. I have the Bold too, tried the 9700 at T-Mobile. I just love the size of my Bold and can't see any reason to upgrade but can see how younger people would like this version better, they have no problems seeing the smaller screen and using the smaller keypad. Too bad we will probably not see a blackberry the same size as the bold ...
Re: 128 MB of usable internal memory
Hi Rich, That is admirable but I think in your review you should write 256mb (128mb available user memory). This would be more accurate, stating just 128mb gives the impression there is only a total of 128mb that can be used for both system files and the user. Probably should do that in all reviews. If this is stated somewhere else then I must have missed it, I tend to go right to the specs. Thanks for ...
Just go to the RIM Website and you will see that it does have 256mb. Crackberry is correct. Phone Scoop made a boo boo. Wish it was the same size as the Bold1, still not convinced the Bold2 is that much better than the Bold1 to make me want to re-up my contract for another 2 years. This is the first time I have a phone that I like so much that I don't feel ...
Re: Looks good BUT not really a huge step up from the 9000
I just love the original Bold, it has been very reliable for me and the size is perfect. I agree the 'upgraded' features are not enough to really want to change - I also think that making it smaller is one of the new features and this will appeal to many but for me that is a downgrade, I like the bigger size (I had a curve and always felt that it was too small). Wonder if ...
Re: bricked my phone
Have the Bold, blackberry messenger 4.6 (what came with the phone). Downloaded and installed version 5 with no problem, all bbm contacts with pins still there. MIF
If it worked in other countries. No need to put in a new sim card or use your own at the higher rates (I am on the ATT network). MIF
Re: New BlackBerry for AT&T
If you like the size and feel get the Bold, don't wait (unless you want to wait for the summer and a possible price decrease) it is a great phone. MIF.
Re: trouble with media connections/ moving files
If you go into my computer can you see the blackberry when it is connected? MIF.
Re: MOVIES ON THE BB?
You need to get a program to rip the dvd's you own. I use Cucosoft iPod Video Converter to create a .mp4 file. I then use a program called Blackberry Video to convert it to fit in the blackberry screen. I know some people use other programs. Since I have recently got the newest ipod touch as a birthday present I only watch movies on my ipod but this works fine for the blackberry. MIF
Re: didn't work for me
Try this - I did it. Now I have another email address, I think that gives me about 6, but it does let me keep one very private and use the others to collect all the spam. Don't know if it was worth it, but I did send mlb.com to my phone and it was automatically added to media net, but I could have done this other ways. https://attreg.att.net/PortalRegWeb/ PortalRegController?callingAppId=Aspen&return Url=http://get.att.net/aspen1.php&source=En2U p011600a33t0
Re: BB without 3G???
I agree totally. I am one of those people who do not need 3G and am looking forward to the 8900. I assume that eventually the ATT network will be all 3G (4G or whatever) but until then I can get a great Blackberry at a good price that does everything I need it to do and it has wi-fi - I have my own wi-fi network at home so I assume I can use it to ...
Re: Which Blackberry is better??
I am jealous, I really look forward to getting the 8900. I heard a rumor that it will be available on ATT in June. That would be great, I am up for an upgrade. I have and really like the 8310 so don't mind the wait. MIF
Re: Which Blackberry is better??
Hi knightbang, I am a bit confused. The people who are not happy with it, did you mean the Bold? It seems you are with T-Mobile. Do you have the 8900? I have not heard too many bad things about it, but having looked at reviews for many years, there is no phone that pleases everyone. MIF.
Re: Which Blackberry is better??
Interesting, I just looked at the US carriers and Rogers. Wonder why they pulled it, all the people I know who are using it really like it, the only complaint is it is too big. I looked online and see that att has the refurbished for $199. I held off buying the Bold because of the price, I think $199 should be the price for a new one and was waiting for it to come down ...
Re: Which Blackberry is better??
Ok I did my research - did not see anyone dropping the bold. Some did not offer it yet, but that does not mean they will not. What carriers are you talking about? I love the curve (I am with ATT) and look forward to seeing the 8900. I suspect that this will be my next phone, I think the Bold is a great phone, but for me I think it is a bit too ...
Re: Synchronization questions???
Don't know what you mean - I use Desktop Manager, you can set it up to automatically synch with outlook. Once you get everything set up and have done the first synch, I would say it takes only about a minute to synch, maybe even less. MIF
Re: Perfect for my dad
Ow, that hurt, I am just like your Dad, a bit younger (58), also feel like I am in my 40's, (body definitely in the 40's - but that is neither here nor there) and am a crackberry. I can even text!! But thanks for the review - this phone sounds perfect for my mom (she is 82). MIF.
Time To Stop
I don't understand why this keeps happening. In the past I have come to phonescoop for help in making a decision about getting a new phone or to get help in a problem I am having with my current phone. I have a Blackberry Curve and was considering the Bold or the Storm for my next upgrade. This forum and the comments made about each phone helped me to decide which of these 2 to get ...
Re: Microsoft Calander
No problem - when you run Desktop manager you can set it to do that automatically (and it syncs). You can also sync with Google Calendar if you want to. Desktop Manager also saves (and syncs) your phone book, to do list, etc. MIF.
Re: Upgrade Price
Thanks, I will do the upgrade by phone or at an AT&T store. MIF.
Hi Everyone, Need help. I want to upgrade one of my phones, which is eligible for an upgrade, to the Bold. When I try to do it on the at&t website I only see the $399 price without the rebate. When I use chat, they say that there is no rebate for upgrading, only for new customers. Is this correct? Do I have to go into a store to do this? MIF.
Re: BlackBerry virgin here (locked/unlocked question)
I have have 2 Blackberry curves and have never had a problem getting the unlock code from them. MIF.
The Blackberry Curve 8900 is the upgrade to the Curve (no 3G on this phone). I have not seen it yet, but besides the name I bet it is 'curved' like the Curve. The 9000 is a combination of the Curve and the 8800, the size is like the 8800 but it has the features of the Curve and unlike both of them it has 3G and Wi-Fi. I can understand that someone does not like ...
Re: movies on BOLD???
Ok, here is what I use. I use Cucusoft IPod Video Converter (I also have an IPod Touch) to rip the DVD and then use Blackberry Video to also convert it to use on my Blackberry. MIF.
Re: movies on BOLD???
Yes you can. I use 2 converters (I forget the names - they are at home - will give them to you tonight). I use one to rip the DVD and one to put it into Blackberry format. You can probably google them but there are different ones so I will let you know later what I use. I currently have the curve (will be getting the Bold when it comes down to $199 - ...
Blackberry Bold OS
Looks like the OS for the Bold on AT&T is going to be version 184.108.40.2068 (I am assuming that is what is on the Nov 4, shipping version). It is posted at: https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/bro wseSoftware.do Can anyone tell me the version on the Rogers Bold? I heard early versions of the OS had a battery problem (short life) and it was fixed in a later version. MIF.
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