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Feb 13, 2008, 10:13 AM

BlackBerry 9000

Anyone know when the BlackBerry 9000 is lauching and on what carriers?

Please post up any info on this phone.

I am a treo 700w user with Verizon now for 2 years. I love the phone and the service. I want all the same features but with a better camera...the BlackBerry 9000 looks to be that and more.

1 replies

Feb 12, 2008, 6:51 PM

Curve: GPS integration? Max memory?

A friend of mine is considering buying the Curve as an all-in-one GPS, Phone, and Email device.

I wondered if anyone here has any feedback on the GPS feature (using the available subscription service, not just the integration with Google maps)? How does it compare to a dedicated device, such as Garmin's Nuvi 750? How are incoming phone calls handled when you're trying to use the device as a navigation device?

And then, he was also curious if there is a limit to how much memory the phone can handle. Obviously, this is dependent on what you put in it for a memory card, but what is the max memory card size that it supports? He is interested because he wants to use it for music...
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Feb 2, 2008, 12:07 AM

Pearl vs Curve???

Hey, I know this subject has probably been beat to death but I am torn between the Curve and the Pearl both for ATT (both have new act. For $99) I’m coming from Sprint, and looking for PDA type phone.

I am using the phone for 40% work 60% personal. I need a calendar/todo list/word to keep me organized with work and school, I send about 2000+ texts a months so the full keypad will be useful, I use the web decent amount, e-mail is a push I could live without it but its also covenant, IM/camera the same

batt life i could always charge it in my office as well as the car...

any input is appreciated....
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Mar 30, 2008, 10:45 PM

Pearl 8120. Healthcare programs.

I am looking at getting new phones for me and my wife and I am interested in the Pearl 8120. This would be our first smartphones, as we have always had separate phones and PDAs.

My wife works in a hospital as a dietitian and uses a Palm Lifedrive with a lot of add-on programs specific to healthcare. I have not been able to find many compatible programs yet.

Does anyone know of where to find programs (free are nice)(CDC Growth charts, prescription database, etc.)?

Generally speaking, does the BB system work in a similar fashion to a standard PDA?

Thanks for the help on these questions and any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Feb 15, 2008, 3:37 PM

Phone Finder for BB with GPS

We wanted to let you know about our newest product, Berry Locator. A few months ago, we released "Find My Berry", an application that lets you retrieve your lost BlackBerry by simply sending an email. Berry Locator works the same way, but in addition, if your device has GPS, it will send you a google map with the location of your lost BlackBerry.

Product Page:
Trial OTA download:

Sounds pretty cool to me.
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Mar 27, 2008, 4:50 AM

Verizon Pearl 8130 - Address book won't load when composing emails

Hi there,

Been using my Verizon Pearl 8130 since December without any problem until yesterday. I have my work email and one gmail account set up on the device.

Now since yesterday, whenever I compose an email, contact names from my address book will not be "auto-recognized". The only thing I can use is the lookup tool from the Enterprise server at work, which is pretty annoying when I want to send personal emails using my gmail account.

I have plenty of space left on the device, and I did not change anything else in the configuration.

Any idea how to solve this issue?


Feb 15, 2008, 1:51 PM

Touch screen BlackBerry coming soon???

I heard a rumor that a touch screen BlackBerry was in the works.

Can anybody confirm or deny?
2 replies

Feb 21, 2008, 5:53 PM

Blackberry Curve fees

I want to get a Blackberry Curve and not use the internet and email and mainly just use the calendar and media player at this point and time. I was wondering if there were any fees that I had to worry about as far as regular phone usage goes, meaning, not clicking into the internet or sending email messages. Are there settings so it doesn't connect to the internet automatically, like to check email.

2 replies

Feb 20, 2008, 4:17 PM

Blackberry Pearl Question

How come I can connect my Blackberry Pearl to my Motorola Krzr via bluetooth, but cannot transfer photos or sounds to my blackberry from my krzr? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your help!
2 replies

Feb 14, 2008, 8:36 PM

internet question (8310)

So there is this message that pops up on certain web sites:
"You are attempting to open a secure connection, but the server's certificate is not trusted"
It then gives me the options:
Close Connections
View certificate
Trust certificate
Right now I just select continue, but then it pops up everytime. If I select "Trust certificate" it wants me to "please choose a new key store password" When I type in something random it says "invalid password. sequence was entered."
Is there a password I should know? How do I figure out what the password is supposed to be?
Thanks for the help.

Feb 3, 2008, 12:47 AM


Hello everyone, I just got the blackberry pearl for Verizon and I was wondering if there is an extended battery for the Pearl yet? If you could drop me a link or something that would be cool. Thanx Very Happy

Jan 28, 2008, 12:14 PM

Update BB Handheld to version 4.5????

I've been reading about the Documents To Go update for Blackberry users and it requires handheld software version 4.5 and I was just curious if anyone knows how I can update to this version? I'm a Sprint customer if that makes a difference? Thanks

Jan 23, 2008, 11:04 AM

39 Great BlackBerry Shortcuts from Aflac Mobile Guru »

Insurance company Aflac--yeah, the one with the duck--has what it calls a "technology concierge" for its staffers. This person is an expert in all things mobile, specifically BlackBerrys.

This article includes 39 shortcuts and tips from Aflac's tech concierge that will teach even the most experienced BlackBerry users a few new tricks.

Definitely worth reading if you use a BlackBerry. »

Dec 22, 2007, 11:26 PM

Downloading new applications to Blackberry Pearl

I just paid for and downloaded several software applications from Handango for my Blackberry Pearl. I try to install the software using the Blackberry Desktop Manager Applicatio Loader but when I get to the point where I add the software I get this error:

No additional applications designed for your device were found

Blackberry Help says:

This message appears if you try to add an application that is not compatible with your device or is already on your device.

This can't be right because I read the reviews for the software and there are people using my identical phone that love the software. Also I downloaded at least 8 programs and every one of them generates the same error.

Handango says:

Select the .alx file and click ...
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Jan 17, 2008, 3:14 PM

Blackberry Pearl 8130- Sprint

I am thinking of exchanging my palm centro for the bbpearl 8130. I was just wondering what features and options the 8130 has over the centro? I know it has a flash for the camera, a plus in my eyes. The centro has a touch screen, not a big deal. Does the 8130 have video capability like the centro? Any and all help and opinions, from personal use or tech, would be very helpful. Thanks!

Dec 5, 2007, 8:50 AM

curve 8310 vs. 8820

i need a blackberry for work. i was told to "get whatever i need" and money isnt an option.

i dont know which one of these will be better for me. i understand that the curve is more of a consumer grade BB, but does that mean it lacks in the business features or does it add the additional consumer features, making it more robust?

some background: my company just moved me into IT and am now responsible for monitoring our carrier-class network (yikes!). i used to be on the construction end.

here are some of the features i definetly need:

remote desktop (i know its an addon program)
tethering modem
fastest network connectivity (verizon or at&t?)
ability to read word, excel, visio
ability to access my VPN

1 replies

Dec 27, 2007, 10:23 AM

Import Contacts

How do you import contacts from a Nokia 6103 to my newly-acquired Curve 8300? Can they all be sent via Bluetooth?
1 replies

Dec 24, 2007, 2:33 PM

Blackberry 9100?!

I recently heard a rumor that Blackberry is coming out with a 9100 model. Here's what I've heard:
-Touchscreen with a 320x480 resolution
-3G cellular Internet over HSPA
-Real Time GPS
-2-megapixel camera (possibility of 3.2-megapixel sensor)
-the large screen suggests the removal of a physical keyboard but might not rule out the possibility of a slide-out keypad
-Possible release date in Spring 2008?

Any info on this subject would be much appreciated. And photos of prototypes would be amazing (if there are any!)

Jun 22, 2007, 10:07 AM

8800 disassembly

anyone know how to take this thing apart?
6 replies

Dec 13, 2007, 3:50 PM

Blackberry Pearl For AT&T

I am trying to register my Pearl on AT&T's network. I have followed the instructions on RIM's website on how to Register it. I get the text message but what do I do after I get it. If I go back into the Host Routing Table it still says no entries. Please Help!!!! Very Happy
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