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Old 09-12-2006, 08:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default BB 8100 (not as great as expected)

I am sorry to say me and a friend had the same problem today: I paired the 8100 through the Bluetooth Exchange utility on my Powerbook G4 1.67 GHz and even though it seems to be possible to sync at least addressbook via Bluetooth (so the screen says), it never worked. Pocket Mac will most likely have to modify the recent software release to make the 8100 compatible. I also don't think the 8100 is suitable for someone who is a heavy email business user such as myself. The keyboard is just too small and I am not sure I like the Pearl-type joystick naviagtion either. This phone is more for recreational users who like to have the camera, mp3 stuff - i don't know what i was thinking: i guess i just wanted a smaller device with current technology but you simply can't have it all!

Needless to say, I returned it immediately for a refund. I am going to use my 7290 until it falls apart and will upgrade to the next model after the 8700 series which will hopefully include wifi.

A note of caution: if you decide to return the BB8100 as part of an handheld upgrade, make sure you call customer service to have them reset the system. Otherwise you will be in there as having extended your contract for 2 more years. The in-store refund does NOT accomplish this. I was lucky to ask.

Originally Posted by amason
Hi folks,

Got an 8100 this morning -- my first blackberry.

I'm having trouble getting it to sync with my MacBook Pro. PocketMac doesn't seem to work with Bluetooth, and when I plug my phone into my computer with USB, I get this error on the BlackBerry:

"USB charging current is not sufficient. Verify that your handheld is connected to a powered USB charging source and that the proper USB driver is installed."

What can I do to get this thing working?


Last edited by ruechel : 09-12-2006 at 08:09 PM.
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