Maximum number of Address Book entries is determined by the amount of free memory available in the device. I've seen people with several thousand addresses, no problem.
free synch program from Cingular (AT&T) here: http://www.discoverblackberry.com/discover/mac_solutions.jsp
How many phone book entries can blackberry 8707g store? I have over 2000 entries in my outlook that I want to synchronize, but it stops and gives error at entry no 935. If there is a default memory allocation for addressbook, please advise how to increase it to accomodate 2000+ entries. Thanks.
if you want to connect your blackberry to mac check this site
and only can isync via usb cable. bluetooth not available yet
overall its a nice device.
I've had the 8707v on trial for some time. I agree with earlier Australian comments, in that Vodafone know nothing about the device (UK also), and one operator said they didn't support it's use as a modem because it's 'flaky'!. Whenever I do use the device as a modem, it keeps dropping the line and keeps switching between GPRS and 3G. Signal control is appalling. calls cut out and people complain they can't hear me. I sometimes can't make calls when showing signal and I have recurring problems sending mail. battery life is poor and can fail over a very short period. The standard holster kept falling off my belt so I bought a solid plastic unit. Overal = excellent idea, very, very poorly executed.
Hey Hey Hey !!!
Wish i could shout some more . . .
Tired of peeps slagging off hardware and companies . . . lets leave vodafone alone.
for those of u who want constructive solutions to connecting any blackberry as a modem - read on ! I have tried and tested it on every blackberry 8707 pearl 8700 etc but it doesnt work on a 8800.
follow the instructions and you will be fine.
How to: Tether BlackBerry Pearl to PC for use as a modem
October 30th, 2006
More providers are encouraging the use BlackBerry handhelds as tethered modems, but few are detailing how its done. We have created the following article to assist in the set up of your GSM/GPRS BlackBerry for use as a tethered modem for your Windows based PC.
The following article applies to users of the new BlackBerry Pearl (8100 series), 7130 series and 8700 series GSM/GPRS handhelds. BlackBerry Desktop Manager 4.1 or better will be required, so make sure you have that installed first.
Install the BlackBerry Desktop Manager
When you install BlackBerry Desktop Software, the drivers that enable the BlackBerry device to communicate through the USB port and virtual COM port are installed. The Standard Modem, which is used by dial-up networking, is also installed.
Note: If you are upgrading your BlackBerry Desktop Software from version 4.0 to 4.1, the required Virtual COM Port and Standard Modem might be removed during the upgrade process. If this is the case, re-install the BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 or later and choose the Repair option to re-install these components.
Set up Internet APN
From your PC:
Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel
Double-click Phone and Modem Options
In the Phone and Modem Options window, click the Modems tab
Select Standard Modem and click Properties
In the Standard Modem Properties window, Click the Advanced Tab
In the Extra initialization commands field, type the following: +cgdcont=1,IP,your Internet APN
Vodafone Customers = AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","internet";
Note: If you do not know your Internet APN, or if you do not have an Internet APN, contact your service provider.
In the Phone and Modem Options window, click OK
Configure dial-up networking connection
Go to Start > Settings > Network Connections
Double-click New Connection Wizard. The New Connection Wizard opens
Select the Connect to the Internet option. Click Next
Select Setup my connection manually. Click Next
Select Connect using a dial-up modem. Click Next
If the Select a Device screen appears, select the Modem - Standard Modem check box. Click Next
In the ISP Name field, type a name for your connection. Click Next
In the Phone number field, type *99#. Click Next
Indicate which users will have access to the connection. Click Next
Enter the user name and password provided by your service provider. Click Next
In the Connect window, click Properties
In the Properties window, verify that Modem - Standard Modem appears beneath the Connect using heading, then click Configure
In the Modem Configuration window, clear the Enable hardware flow control check box and make sure none of the other check boxes are selected. Click OK
In the Properties window, click OK
Connect BlackBerry to Desktop Manager
Connect the BlackBerry device to the computer and verify that BlackBerry Desktop Manager displays Connected. The device must be identified by BlackBerry Desktop Manager in order for the modem to establish a connection.
Important: BlackBerry Desktop Manager must be running for the tethered modem to function.
Note: If Microsoft Outlook is not operating in cache mode, you might receive a message indicating that BlackBerry Desktop Manager cannot contact the messaging server. If this message appears, click Cancel to proceed.
Connect to the Internet using dial-up networking
Connect the BlackBerry device to the computer
Open BlackBerry Desktop Manager
Click Start > Settings > Network Connections > name of your new connection
Enter the user name and password provided by your service provider
You can get VODAFONE to activate a PROSUMER model as an ENTERPRISE setup.
Speak with your phone agent. They will need the PIN number off the side of the box (7 digit alpha-numeric), along with the IMEI number.
The only problem with this is that sometimes, the 8707 will have a hiccup and go back to being a prosumer. Usually its becuase Vodafone UK's lists have gotten twisted and they need to re-provision it (you don't have to reactivate).
1. i downloaded the OS for 8700v which i knew it could read hebrew websites.
2. i i found the 'Semitic language support' .COD file. one part of the solution is to understand that RIM is calling Russian and arabic for Semitic and has one file for both languages.
3. i made an .alx file just like the one present for the korean language support and putted it in the '7100-v220.127.116.112_P18.104.22.168' folder.
4. i putted the .COD file in the java folder.
5. i ran the app loader, selected the Russian font, the device restarted, and Hurra !!!! i can see Russian!!!!
Here is the CPU: Intel PXA901 312 MHz processor
If u have a cat u don't need a mouse.....
is the blackberry 8707g able to recieve e-mails in the russian e-mail format
Blackberry is a mini pocket PC ..it is said so !! then where is the CPU and mouse ... fooling us or what ????????? No i am not going to buy this handset .. do whatever u want ... lets see!!!!!!!
WARNING, WARNING, WARNING
I'm now on my third Vodafone 8707v (within two months) and can't believe this product passed the most basic phone tests. This product seems to handle email OK, but it is a very bad phone!
I agree with some of the other posts with regard to calls fading and blanking out during the call.
I'LL TRY TO BE POSITIVE!
I have bought this junk device and have found the following:
1) I have grown to love having access to my email so easily. (It does a good job of showing text based emails. (Crap job at handling attachments, with a special crap job on PDF's)
2) Despite being branded with all Vodafone's crap, it can't access Vodafone Live. (Even after multiple calls to Vodafone Tech Support. They don't even have an 8707 unit for tech support.)
3) As an email access device it's not too bad. As a phone, it should be sold to children via toy shops - it's really S**T!. Every call, despite having full coverage, fades in and out or goes blank. So much so that most people I'm talking to say things like: sorry you cut out, are you still there, oh you must be on one of those Vodafone blackberrys.. etc etc... (This phone needs some major work in the phone department.)
4) I've had to switch it back to 2G because the coverage, "just outside Sydney, Australia CBD", is next to useless.
5) Of the seven Vodafone tech support people I've spoken to regarding a number of issues. I believe they have little training on the 8707 and are poorly supported with the product and information. Passing the buck seems to be the best way to get me off the line. (In short, if you buy this product - your on your own babe!)
I do wish i could have been more postive, however, if I'd used the words I'd thought more appropriate, I'm sure this post would be removed.
To sum up - crap "Vodafone" Blackberry phone, don't wast your money.
I am so sorry for my 10 years of blind faith in your ability to delivery working software devices. Please known that I have learnt from my mistakes and will refrain from purchasing products that you have let your genius' re-engineer the software of.
Please accept my appolyogies.
Learnt my Lesson
(P.s: I have had two of the phones with the same issues and have even replaced my sim cards.)
I have had 3 of these units now and all keep going wrong!!! fatal errors switching itself off - look good from far but far from good. Maybe if it worked ild have a dif outlook. Here goes unit no_4
I have just bought a Blackberry 8707 thru Vodafone and want to use it as a modem via bluetooth for my ASUS laptop, now after trying to dod this myself I took it back to the Vodafone dealer and after 2 days of talking to the 'experts' on the vodafone help desk and the 'experts' at ASUS - all saying it doesn't work blaming the otherones 'drivers' IT STILL DOESN"T WORK. ANY SUGGESTIONS.
Thinking about getting the 8707v through Vodafone obvioulsy... Alot of my mates have the 8700g through Telstra and they love it... Are there any real differences other than battery life between the two fones and i guess looks?
ok where to start...
good points for me..
The phone its self is Really really lovely. A lot of work went into the design, Its just the right size and weight, And keys are not too small.. not too keen on the short cuts needed to use it correctly but i would have got used to them..
Bad points for me.
The web sites show a really good battery life.. But thats only if everything is turned off.. And with a bit of help from god.. when I started using it I was getting about 17 hours with minimal use per day before it needed charging.
On to the OS well for a corporate device its truly worthless.. all that lovely work on the design has been wasted on the OS. Unless you really go to town and buy extra software, when you connect it to your computer there is no easy way to look at the file structure. 3 out of the 5 bits of blackberry software I downloaded wouldnt work.. unlike the other PDAs you can get, the blackberry 8707 comes with naff all software.. over all the design and usability of the hardware is 100%.. really impressed.. but the software is so darn basic and every programs costs