OTTERBOX!!!! i wouldnt reccomend anything else. hands down best case if you get the commuter series it is still a decent size for your pocket!! and they have a great warranty, just keep you receipt and call them up and they just send you a new one ... (continues)
My new blackberry bold will not connect to bluetooth devices or enable to bluetooth, yesterday when i tried to pair it with a familiar bluetooth device it would not connect. Today it wont enable bluetooth completely. What could be causing this?
Finally getting my first BlackBerry when the 9780 drops later this month and I really can't afford any downtime in set up. Any suggestions for the best way to overcome the BlackBerry learning curve? I am open to anything (i.e., books, e-books, websites, other resources).
in MY opinion, the 9700. The Tour cannot get service books from other carriers and therefore cannot be used for internet functions with other carriers besides...sprint? i think that is the network the tour is on...
Has anyone heard if & when this will become available for verizon? Their new 8530 has some terrible reviews in regards to it's keys, battery life, & camera without a flash. I have the Tour 9530 & the only thing it's missing is the wi-fi & touch pad which the 9700 comes with.
I had problems with the TMO My account option. I tried to fix it by resending the service books but it just wouldn't work. My friend has an ATT 9700 that doesn't appear to have the same problems so I am going to port to them
I have the OEM charging pod as well as the SEIDIO one. I like it as you don't have to plug the blackberry in and it's easy to take on the go. I like the headset that came with it and I either use a Blackberry OEM puch or an OTTERBOX Impact case
Does the battery life suffer when connected to WiFi. I know when I use my G1 with WiFi the battery life goes down with in hrs. And if I have no cell signal it is even worse since the phone is constantly looking for a connection.
Has anyone taken any of RIM's training courses (either online or in person but particularly in person)? If you have taken a training course offered by RIM can you suggest/recommend third parties who do thorough BlackBerry training? The need to have access to email ALL the time is forcing me onto the BlackBerry bandwagon and I don't have time to go through the inevitable learning curve on my own.
Also, has anyone gone through the BlackBerry Certification process?
Visual Voicemail - It's built into Bold 9700 and it's FREE!!!!
There's no need to download this program. The visual voicemail software comes with T-Mobile's Bold 9700.
- It works perfectly. I can see who called before I check voicemail.
- The actual "voicemail" is stored in your phone. When you check your voicemail, you are not "dialing" into T-Mobile.
I still prefer using Google Voice. With Google Voice, your messages are transcribed into text and e-mailed to you. It's great for professionals who receive lots of phone calls and can't get to all of them.
To summarize, visual voicemail is a welcome addition to the Bold 9700.
My boss has a 9700 and his texting for what ever reason doesn't display the name of the person that he is texting just the number. He tried reseting it but that didn't help. I told him to put the software back on but he sent it back. Anyone have any other issues with software glitches?
This phone is the bomb when it comes to speed. I typically have 10-12 apps running simultaneously.
The ability to handle calls, music, e-mails, text, web, GPS, etc without delay supports my business activities. Just hold down the Menu key and you can switch applications as fast as you can press the button.
Remember, the OS still does not multi-task. Meaning the apps don't run in the background. It just feels like it.
Google Maps render really fast under Wifi. Its all due to the processor speed and additional memory on the 9700.
I'm happy to report that battery life is very good. I get 1-1/2 days of battery life with rigorous testing. This includes using GPS while driving. Playing music with stereo headsets. Phone calls w/speakerphone on. Web browsing with Opera. IM with Beejive. Taking pics and videos.
In comparison, I use to get 1 full day with the Curve 8320. And that was without GPS.
Handsdown, the Bold 9700 has the best battery life of any cell phone I ever used. Good job RIM!