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Nov 22, 2007, 3:54 PM

Short Battery Life

I handled one of these at an AT&T COR store yesterday. They couldn't sell till Friday but I have to say that I was disappointed. The worst thing was the rated battery life. On the box it clearly states that it's got 3 hours and there is no extended battery included as with the previous BJ. Buttons on the phone were an improvement but way too small, and the glossy plastic casing feels a little cheap. I didn't see a flash on the 2mp camera either.

I was looking forward to adding this one to my collection but think I'll pass. The Q9 Global seems superior to this one at least in battery life, keyboard and build quality.
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Dec 18, 2007, 6:26 PM

Blackjack II playing music quieter compared to Blackjack I?

I just bought the bjII today. I absolutely love this phone. But I noticed that the speaker plays my music in windows media player a little bit quieter when compared to my bjI. I played the same song at the exact same time on both devices and noticed this difference. Has anybody else noticed this problem? anything I can do to fix it?

Dec 14, 2007, 2:47 PM

Can Blackjack II play ACC Music files?

Hello, I am new here. I am getting a blackjack II for christmas and would really like to know if they can play ACC files or if anyone knows of any software I can download to allow it to play acc files. I really don't want to have to convert my whole music library :S. Thanks in advance.
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Nov 20, 2007, 8:33 PM

Release Date for 'Wine Red' version

When is the release date for the Wine Red color? I've heard December 5. Can anyone confirm?

Thanks, in advance.
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Dec 12, 2007, 4:06 PM

Video Share

Has anyone tried out the Video Share feature on the Blackjack 2? Its the first PDA with it & I'm curious to see how it works.
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Dec 9, 2007, 2:17 PM


why no voice dialing

Nov 23, 2007, 10:06 PM

GPS is the real deal. Better than the Q9 Global.

I have only had the BJII for about 45 minutes now but can tell you without a doubt that the GPS chip works perfectly so far with Windows Live and Google Maps without starting or activation Telenav. You fellow Q9 owners will know what I'm talking about.

I am not going to post a review yet in the Reviews section since I have had it for less than an hour now, but I can tell you that so far, I like the hardware better on the Q9 than the BJ. The keyboard is easier to use, the casing is more solid (less fingerprints too) and I like the shortcut keys better for the voice command and speaker phone. The BJII is slicker looking that the Q9 but has a cheaper plasticky feel to it.

As far as signal, I have a 3G connection at my home right now and...
6 replies

Nov 27, 2007, 10:31 AM

Screen lights up every few minutes from hibernate

I saw this mentioned elsewhere but is anyone else experiencing the screen lighting back up every few minutes from hibernating? It's just sitting on my desk and lighting up, going dark but no new messages or anything. This may be impacting the battery life.
2 replies

Nov 24, 2007, 10:21 AM

MP3 Ringtones??????

Please help!!! i had the first BlkJk and liked it. I just bought the BlkJk2 and can i am unable to use my MP3's as ringtones. I put them in the Appl. Data/ sounds folder, like i did with the 1st BlkJk. They r in the folder, but when i go to the settings/sounds/ringtone folder, they are not there. I even converted to WMA and still, Nothing. What am i doing wrong. Rolling Eyes
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Nov 27, 2007, 9:49 PM

Rubber case and screen protector

Does anyone know if the rubber case and screen protector from the orginial Blackjack would fit the new Blackjack II. I am thinking of getting one off ebay.
1 replies

Nov 27, 2007, 1:52 PM

Returning the Blackjack II

I have been on hold for 25 min to AT&T trying to return this piece of junk-I guess everybody that got thiers yesterday like I did are clogging the lines to return them today.

Nov 14, 2007, 4:35 PM


Have any of you heard whether it will have wifi? I'm holding out until one of these new smart phones has it. The i-phone is cool, but I have a PC at home and at work.
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Nov 20, 2007, 2:48 PM

Battery Life

Does anyone know if the battery life is improved on this? I heard that the BJ I battery life was horrible!!! Thanks
4 replies

Nov 17, 2007, 5:44 PM


Does anyone have any information on a possible price for this phone with a 2 year contract? Mine runs out on the 21st which is the planned availability according to this site, so I'm just trying to get an idea of the price.
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Nov 22, 2007, 12:26 PM


Does anyone know if you can use third party GPS apps like TomTom and Route66 with the BJII or Q9H WITHOUT a separate GPS dongle? Thank you for your insight Smile

Nov 21, 2007, 12:02 PM


just got them in stock i have 5! i also have the lg cu720 (shine) it is friggin sweet
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Nov 15, 2007, 11:09 AM

available soon

they became available to order for my store today so i bet they will be out on monday Smile also that is available is the lg shine(cu720) and samsung 747 but i dont know too much about them yet. just to let everyone know
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Nov 14, 2007, 12:56 AM

BJ ll or Q9h???

which oen is going to be better? im currently using the q9h global but the bjll looks good less wide...opinions??
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Nov 15, 2007, 11:44 PM

Great comments

Looks like I will have 3 similar phones to choose from in December after I throw my Treo 680 off the Peace Bridge. I will never own a Palm again, loved them for 6 years, but I wasted a year with my crappy 680.

Thanks everyone for your great comments, but which phone will win?
Moto Q, Blackberry Curve, or BJII?

What will the cost be?

Nov 14, 2007, 12:01 PM

Release date

An AT&T corporate account rep told me Nov. 23. Anybody have some solid info on the release date?
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