can anyone please teach me how to lock this phone? as in keypad lock???
hi JRF or to anyone who could answer my Q,
I'm kinda still confused which BB to buy. i'm torn between the 8520 vs 8900 but this bold9000 is good too. any comments, suggestions are welcome.. :)
other stuff i wanted to know in comparing the 3:
-advantages/disadvantages, etc. please? :P
-trackpad vs trackball?
-i'll just be using wifi and not bis (plan is too expensive) lol :P
-apps wise, which is better?
additional infos are welcome too! :P thanks in advance!
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2010i am planning on to buy a blackberry as my next phone and as i have never used a blackberry be... moreSIM cards are all the same. The plans aren't fully compatible, though. If you already have a data plan, it won't work except for maybe the internet. BIS is required to fully take advantage of a Blackberry, meaning for push email, social networking and IM apps to fully work. The reason these don't work with normal data plans is because for all of that info to reach your device it needs to be pushed through RIM's servers. For this, BIS is needed.
i am planning on to buy a blackberry as my next phone and as i have never used a blackberry before i was doubtfull about something
as far as i heard that blackberrys require a different plan from the operator specificly for the fone, i just wanted to know if it was true and if so then does that mean a normal sim cannot be used in it. :S
blackberrian, 02 Apr 2010damn..is it true bro??how come in bold suppose to have a 1GB then it left about 60MB??that is ... moreSee, the Bold has 1gb of hard drive for pics, vids, and music. The RAM or phone memory is only 128mb. And the OS has most of this taken up. Our Gemini's don't have an internal hard drive for multimedia, only the internal phone memory for apps that is 256mb. The OS takes up almost half. We are left with about 130mb and the 9000 only has about 60mb left.
JRF, 01 Apr 2010Nope! Something that investigated alot after buying my Gemini was how a Blackberry uses its in... moredamn..is it true bro??how come in bold suppose to have a 1GB then it left about 60MB??that is a massive different bro..y it takes so much from the internal memory??luckily in our gemini it doesnt took that much..hahaha
Hey guyz can anyone help here? I was using my BB bold 9000 then suddenly it stucked what I did I removed the battery and replaced it back but it didn't turn off untill now.
What might be the prob with the device?
I took it to a local store where they have a personnel who deals and rectify probs of various phones and he tolda me he hasn't seen such a thing fun enough it doesn't be detected on the PC software used to trouble shoot phones.
Guys can this be caused by the OS or CPu (processer) ? How much does it cost and where can I buy/download the OS to reinstall or get the processor.
blackberrian, 01 Apr 2010"The Bold 9000 has less available memory than the 8900 but is a greater fit for typing an... moreNope! Something that investigated alot after buying my Gemini was how a Blackberry uses its internal memory. The Application memory for the Bolda 9000 is 128mb vs 256mb of the 8900. The bold has 1gb of hard drive for multimedia only. And like the 8900/8520 are left with 130mb (more or less) after installing the OS, the bold is left with about 60mb. So we have twice as much total app memory. I wish the 1gb was for apps but sadly it isn't.
JRF, 31 Mar 2010Normally BB are very stable. Just need to make sure you don't use up all of the memory, since ... more"The Bold 9000 has less available memory than the 8900 but is a greater fit for typing and 3G is faster than EDGE. If you plan on keeping a lot of apps and stuff, get the 8900, if not, then get the 9000."
bro..isnt bold has more internal memory than javelin??i think u have accidently mix up the facts bro!!
Janaman, 30 Mar 2010Heyta
Have to choose between curve8900 and bold9000, convinced that both are LEGEND device... moreNormally BB are very stable. Just need to make sure you don't use up all of the memory, since all apps and SMS and notes are saved onto the phone memory. The Bold 9000 has less available memory than the 8900 but is a greater fit for typing and 3G is faster than EDGE. If you plan on keeping a lot of apps and stuff, get the 8900, if not, then get the 9000.
As for the trackball, the older ones (white) would always get dirt and stuff and would stick after a while of usage. The newer ones (black, I think they call it "atomic ball") were supposed to lower that problem. I would recommend looking at something with the newer Trackpad.
KOVAC, 30 Mar 2010Does WI-FI work without problems with some browser like bolt or opera if you do not have bb se... moreYes you can. I personally use Bolt since Opera Mini 5 was too laggy and didn't work with my trackpad. Bolt lets you access the full Facebook site, I can even play vampire wars and stuff! Which is way better than the app. The app itself is only useful for push notifications and quick replies to comments. Sometimes it doesn't work too well, though.
Have to choose between curve8900 and bold9000, convinced that both are LEGEND devices, just wana know if the trackball navig is easy to work with and not a problem, don't wana be enoyed by something small?? and is the internet fast, does it hang??
Thanx Janaman from South Africa
Does WI-FI work without problems with some browser like bolt or opera if you do not have bb service,I need to use only WI-FI and gprs lite without facebook or mail can I do that without the plan, HELP PLEAS IT IS URGENT THANKS
blackberrian, 30 Mar 2010ok pal,now i get it..so when u talk about the "threaded msges thing" is actually sam... moreI haven't upgraded or installed a different OS on my phone, but I did reinstall the OS of a 8350i when it messed up. It should be the same if not a similar process. It wasn't too difficult but upgrading or installing a different OS might be a little more different. There's a lot of ways to do it, the easiest way I would think is with the Desktop Manager. There's a step-by-step on how to do it on crackberry.com, if you're interested.
JRF, 29 Mar 2010Well, threaded SMS is like chatting. Like on the iPhone. On a Blackberry with OS4.6 and before... moreok pal,now i get it..so when u talk about the "threaded msges thing" is actually same like in the iphone with the bubble thing??ok bro..thanx a lot..now i u/stand..hahaha..by the way,did u make any OS upgraded for ur gemini..im afraid to do at the moment..just wanna ask someone who has upgraded..
blackberrian, 29 Mar 2010actually what is threaded msges?in my u/standing i think that threaded sms is looks like chatt... moreWell, threaded SMS is like chatting. Like on the iPhone. On a Blackberry with OS4.6 and before, SMS just looks like a regular text box. You can see the history of certain contacts you've had texts with but not in the "bubble" format. OS5.0 does. It was included since most Blackberry users were complaining of how out-dated the SMS app looked, as does most of everything else. Now they've added threaded sms to OS5. It's just a new style. I mentioned BBM because the new SMS app looks kind of the same as a BBM chat.
jrf, 29 Mar 2010The 8530 has OS 5.0, but the 8520 has 4.6. Only the 8530 has threaded SMS, while the 8520 has ... moreactually what is threaded msges?in my u/standing i think that threaded sms is looks like chatting..meaning to say all the msges are in one place..so,when u said like BBM i dont get it..coz BBM is like YM rite..it is in another application which is not include in the SMS/MMS place rite dude??
Hi guys just got a bold and I'd like know if I can attach a .pdf or .doc file in an email.thnx a lot.