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Review: BlackBerry Pearl

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everythingsablur

Nov 5, 2006, 5:33 PM
Just clearing up some of the issues noted in the review.

  • The MP3 player can in fact shuffle tracks, unlike Eric's claim that it can't. To shuffle tracks, either Play All or Play Folder, then hit the Menu button and Shuffle is one of the given options, as is Repeat. You can see the icons at the bottom of the media player UI, though I'll admit it would be nice to just click them instead of going through the menu.
  • Yes, Themes do change the current system font, but did anyone consider that, gee I don't know... fonts are part of the theme? Sure I'd love it to save my font preference, but I understnad that a theme designer has a font in mind during design. How else is it suposed to look the way they intend it too?
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eric Lin

Nov 7, 2006, 2:48 PM
i'm not sure whether addressing your points one by one will accomplish anything. so instead i would like to note the following. all of the points you make about software problems are solvable only through hidden shortcuts or mode-specific menus that are not obvious. we review our phones from the standpoint of a novice user who, like most users, is not going to sit down and read a manual nor have a great deal of interaction with experts on that particular phone. i asked a number of long-time blackberry users about these problems and not even they could offer the tips you had.

as for the keypad problem, i clearly demonstrated what was happening to my unit in the video. if that is not happening to your pearl, than i would say you are lucky. ...
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