Well sad to say, even though it to ages to get me BB to wipe properly, after getting a clean wipe and reinstalling and restoring.. SNAFU
I half think this is something to do with my provider, we have only had the BB service available out here for about 6 months, and I get the feeling their techs know less than I have figured out about the BB. It all seems a bit weird to me, but I'm wondering if my account has hung up on the server or something and is not authorising properly., perhaps I get MTN to reset my account their end.
Having done some more reading around the forum, it is evident that nothing is going to happen with the Internet browser until I can get the BB service to connect, which at the moment it seems uninterested in doing.
Unless anyone has any other suggestions, I think I'm going to ask MTN to re-provision my SIM & if that doesn't work, I guess a new SIM might be a start.
Thanks again for you help.