I bought this phone since 3 weeks ago, I found that it is great phone and worth each cent I paid for it. it has some(-)things: no service center her in Malaysia, limited free applications, And unable until now to find turn by turn voice GPS compatible to it with Malaysia map.
hi, could i use skype and ym on bb? even without the bb services?
JRF, 20 Mar 2010Yeah salesreps sometimes make you feel inferior to them but then you prove them wrong and they... moreye i know what you mean. when wm6.5 was showcased at WMC 2009, i was looking at buying the htc hd. i went into a phone shop and asked if it was going to get an upgrade to wm6.5, the guy hadn't a clue what i was talking about, i just got a blank face. a while later he wrote this sites name on a paper and said that i should be able to find the answer on here, i was already aware of GSMArena, so left since he hadn't a clue about anything.
as for the issue, ill take your advice and check it out with the carrier to see if its possible to use internet without BIS.
Thanks for your help.
When I compose a SMS the text goes to the previous person.. How to send a text individualy and savingg other texts seperately? Pls help!
BB, 20 Mar 2010EXCELLENT Phone,,,, So far i am veeery happy with it, besides i didnt encountered any probl... moreMemory card is for Media purposes only, it sucks, I know. To install a theme go to a website or forum that has themes for the Bold 9700. I go to crackberry.com, look for the OTA links for installing directly on your phone. If you get a ZIP folder, extract everything onto your pc and with the Desktop Software, install it to your phone or copy the .cod and .axl and .jad files onto your memory card. Then, go to Media, press menu and explore. Click on the .jad file and this should install the theme.
NICK, 20 Mar 2010when i download an appliication or a game or a file(except pic,vid,xls files) i cant find them... moreTo download games and apps, you need an OTA (over the air) link, it automatically installs onto your phone. If you save a folder or app installer file (zip, .exe, .axl, etc) you will most likely find it in a folder from your memory card. You need a PC and Desktop Manager software to explore you phone. If the app/game isn't compatible with your phone it won't install but should appear in the Menu>Options>Advanced Options>Applications list. If it doesn't appear in you folder but it is on the list, delete it. A theme is exactly the same. An OTA link will automatically install it. Menu>Options>Themes. When you download a theme in a zip folder, you need to extract everything in the folder on your PC and copy the .cod and .axl files onto your memory card, and if included, the jad file. On your phone go to Media>press menu>Explore... search for the jad file and click on it. That should install the theme. Themes need to be compatible with your device (for the bold it should say theme for OS 5.0). If it isn't compatible it won't appear in the Themes list but it will appear in the Applications list. Delete it if it isn't compatible.
hero, 19 Mar 2010Again thanks for the swift reply. it is abit strange if you cant use internet on the device wi... moreYeah salesreps sometimes make you feel inferior to them but then you prove them wrong and they get offended... I sold my n85 for that reason. It kept corrupting my memory card (the one it came with) and they told me that I wasn't putting my media in the appropriate folders... I was like "WTF? I have had over 20 phones and most of them had mp3 and camera capabilities and none had given me any proplems. I know how to use a phone and you think you can fool me with that answer? F*** you!" They wouldn't exchange it so I sold it for 100 bucks and bought the BB 8520. Have been a BB fan ever since.
Anyways, since most data connections need to go through RIM's servers (resizing data for minimal usage of bandwidth and for a more compatible view with their devices) they require the package to be purchased. Sucks, but really makes the BB experience better. I talked to a rep the other day and they told me that in some cases you can use the internet browser with a carrier data plan, you need to ask your carrier to see if her plan is compatible. They offered me a Storm with their 3G internet but no BIS (no push email, FB, BBMessenger), but I said I wasn't the one interested... but that just might mean that you won't need BIS. Hope it works out for you, I plan on getting a 9700 soon, it's really nice-looking and 3G would definitely be better than EDGE.
Hi! Got my BB 9700 last January. And it's simply amazing! THIS PHONE IS GENIUS! :) There's a lot of cool phones around. But nothing beats BlackBerry phones for their functionality (and other nice stuff in it too. BBM is definitely one of those perks). Having this phone makes you feel an elite :) I chose this over iPhone because of the data plan available in our country. You can maximize the phone without worrying that your bill will increase tremendously. Unlimited Surfing/Data plan is available here for BB's while it's not for iPhones. It's just funny how people think you are rich cos you have this phone. But really, you spend less. :)
And oh, another reason I chose this one is that it's good for keeps. I don't need to buy a new phone every year just to cope with the "in thing". I think I can use this for like three years. In Nokia or any other common brands, you have to have the latest to be cool. But for BlackBerry, you don't. Cos A BLACKBERRY IS A BLACKBERRY. PERIOD. No questions asked. :)
Sherif, 19 Mar 2010I currently have a BB Bold 9000, is it worth upgrading to the new 9700?? I'm really confused, ... morestick with 9000. nothing much for an upgrade. and it's better to type on the 9000. but if you want the trackpad (which is really nice), then get this
Anonymous, 15 Mar 2010which telco is better to subscribe for bold9700?is it thru globe or smart?pls advise.Globe
Hey hi guys, is the keypad very difficult for typing? need some comments. wanted to get bb phone, but not sure of which model to get. this seems to be the newest model ard. any suggestions? I want to know because i text alot.
Isabella Marie , 19 Mar 2010I was planning to buy one but I have some concerns regarding its disadvantages. Guys, can yo... moreI've been using bold 9000 for an year and then I bought the 9700. I made a good choice, I don't regret it. It's a much better phone. Much faster! The trackpad doesn't compare to the trackball. Buy with confidence!
hai !bb b9700 is now the best one.but i found only one theme in my set?shame!can anybody help me pleaseeeee?
So far i am veeery happy with it, besides i didnt encountered any problems many people have..!!!
everything is smooth & working very well.
I have 2 Qs:
a) How can i install applications in Memory card?
b) How can i download & install Themes ?
when i stick the usb i cant find the downloads file or the application file so that i can put the appropriate files in there...
when i download an appliication or a game or a file(except pic,vid,xls files) i cant find them and run what are the exact steps when downloading...sorry im a really new bb user...
thanx u guys...
Sarah, 19 Mar 2010Can some tell that 9700 has the facility to send contact as text ??Send your contacts as a business card via a text message...
JRF, 19 Mar 2010Where did you download them to? If they are apps go to Menu>options>advanced options>... moreAgain thanks for the swift reply. it is abit strange if you cant use internet on the device without BIS. Am in the UK and would ask someone at a mobile phone shop (voda, orange, CW) but i seem to know more than them, they dont have much of a clue about anything.