Don't know if a wipe was necessary. You state that they appear OK now but HTML email is set to off. Did you view this email on a PC Client like Outlook? Is it some sort of funky font or color? The BB is just displaying what it receives.
I found that I could type faster using Suretype on my Pearl than on my old Curve (8310) but it took a month or so to get proficient. Now I could never go back. As good as the 8310 was, this 8900 is even better.
Blackberry not acting right? Pull the Battery!
8100, 8310, 8900, 9700 - Retired / 9800-Active
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