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Nov 29, 2005, 5:20 PM

Any cases (leather) for the 8700

Anyone seen any cases for this unit? I have a 7290 and the corresponding leather holster with the "blackberry" tag on the front. Will this fit in that same case?
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Apr 29, 2009, 7:56 PM

Will this phone work on MTS?

I live in Manitoba (Canada) I want to know if this phone works on MTS (http://www.mts.ca/) I need voice calls and txting would be awesome.

Im thinking about buying a 8700r which is originally a Rogers phone. Thx! Very Happy

Nov 18, 2008, 1:27 PM

Moisture indicator

Where is the moisture indicator for this phone? What does it look like? Thank you.
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Jun 19, 2006, 8:47 PM


What nav software and bluetooth GPS devices are best with this phone? Or is there an option? Most of the products seem to be for Palm or PocketPC.
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Jan 3, 2008, 10:40 PM

new 8700c?

Does anyone know if the new at&t branded 8700c is any different from the Cingular branded version? Updated themes like the newer BlackBerry's?

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Dec 16, 2007, 9:21 PM

MMS Question

From what I understand, this phone does not allow MMS messages to be received on the AT&T network. Where does the message go? Does AT&T have a picture messaging service similar to Verizon?

Aug 18, 2007, 8:09 PM


Is there a way to backup my bookmarks (tMobile 8700g) to either the SIM card or my Mac? If so, how?

Using PocketMac I have no issue syncing my address book, calendar, etc., with my Mac, but I am uncertain as to how to do the bookmarks. As I have a lot of them and anticipate getting a new Blackberry soon, I would really prefer to not have to manually do this.

Thanks, Scott

Mar 18, 2007, 9:10 PM

how do I synch this phone with microsoft outlook w/o paying?

I've heard of link2exchange, but is there any other way to directly synch my blackberry 8700 w/ outlook? thank you very much
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Nov 1, 2006, 3:40 PM

Blackberry 8700 Email

I have my gmail account set up on my 8700 and every time I send an email either from my 8700 or from my actual Gmail on my desktop I receive the email as a new message kind of like I am copied on every email that I send. I have gone through all the settings and I am not set up to be copied on any emails yet I still receive every email that is sent. Does anyone know how to have this changed.
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Nov 22, 2006, 1:40 PM


I've had the 8700c for awhile now and love it. The one thing that I cannot figure out though is to be able to put the phone on vibrate mode? Does it have one and if so where can I find it? Thanks
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Sep 26, 2006, 12:03 PM

8700g microphone issues

I am on my second 8700g with T-Mobile due to excessive background noise. Despite the solid phone reception, superior speaker phone and earpiece speaker, the extreme sensivity of the microphone is a deal-breaking problem it seems very few people are talking about. It was not even in T-Mobile's notes! So, I am giving it another try. I am not a hardwire earpiece kinda guy and don't want to pop for the BT headset. I am primarily a phone user who likes to get emails on the go and browse the web once in a while...new to Blackberry devices.
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Oct 17, 2006, 5:16 PM

Battery Life ?

4 months old - stays "off" and holstered in my briefcase and use it only for an hour or so every few weeks. I give it a full charge (until all battery bars fill up), use it for an hour (about 15 minutes of data exchange), turn off for a few days, use it again for an hour, put it away, go to use it about 10 days later and it's dead. Won't even turn on. Need to hook-up the AC charger. Same pattern every time. (I had it set to "off" when holstered.) Any idea folks? Am I doing something wrong given spec 16 days standby? Did leaving it in the car during 100 degree days ruin the battery? Is this a warranty issue? Thanks for advice.
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Nov 22, 2005, 3:59 PM

hopefully soon on tmobile

i hope this one comes over to tmobile....we need a new BB bad. the 7105T sux.
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Sep 24, 2006, 8:32 PM

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Jun 29, 2006, 8:50 AM

Consider a Nokia E61 instead of the 8700

I almost bought a 8700, but after reading the reviews you can get BB service on the Nokia E61. It is not yet avaiable in the US market but you can get it on ebay for $350 vs $300 for a BB 8700 w 2 year contract. I am using it with Tmobile in Chicago and I know other people are using it on Cingular. Check out the reviews here on Phonescoop and other sites. I have this device and love it! Voice and speaker quality is great and the interface is nice. You can see upcoming events in your calender on the welcome screen unlike the BB 8700. Check it out your missing out on todays technology for $350 and buying last years technology for $300 in a BB 8700.
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Sep 20, 2006, 8:30 AM

Mac+ BlackBerry

if so how ?
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Aug 20, 2006, 10:58 PM

T-Mobile vs. Cingular?

Which is better for Blackberry? I know there are minor differences like the YIM client can't be used on cingular and I heard a rumor that MMS doesn't work. Also that T-Mobile customer support is kind of lacking. Any other problems or issues? Or any downsides for a BB on T-mobile? Please share.

Thanks in advance,
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May 6, 2006, 6:32 PM

8700 On verizon

Does anybody have a good guess at when 8700 would launch on Verizon? I am awaiting (growing) old the Motorola Q or the 8700.

The Q has a lot of features I would like (minisd, wifisd ?, win mob 5, ). However I am steadfast to the reliability of the blackberry.

For me it is not just the device and the features. It is the thought that goes into the software and ease of use. For example when I make a new contact on the BB and fill in the email address. While in an email field if I hit the space bar it places the @ symbol in, if I hit the space bar the second time it places the . (dot) in the field.

This type of short cut is one of many smart things that are built into the blackberry software. Also if you hold any key down for a short ti...
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Aug 16, 2006, 10:12 PM

hotmail on Blackberry

does anyone on here know if its possible to use your Blackberry and its push email to get your hotmail instead of just going to hotmail.com. any info would be nice.thinking of getting the 8700 on T-mobile and use my hotmail more than anything and would be great.
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Jun 22, 2006, 8:19 PM

switching from Verizon?

I am currently using a Blackberry 7250 with Verizon, but I am thinking of switching to a Blackberry 8700, so I would have to switch service to T-Mobile or Cingular. I am not sure if this is worth the hassle or not.

1. Any comparisons of service, coverage, dropped calls, sound quality between Verizon, T-Mobile, and Cingular?
2. With my current setup, I have a special Blackberry e-mail, and I can forward copies of my personal e-mail to this Blackberry e-mail address (the alternative of having the Blackberry poll my pop server seemed lame by comparison). Can I do the same thing with Cingular or T-Mobile, and does it work as well? Will I have to switch my Blackberry e-mail address?
3. Any information on when the Blackberry 8700 is coming...
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