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hey
03-16-2007, 11:39 AM
What is the indentation on the left side of the 8800 below the convenience key? It looks like a gold colored contact shaped in an oval with a separator down the middle.

What is this thing for? Anyone know.

GoFrogs
03-16-2007, 11:44 AM
I read on here somewhere that it was for charging in a cradle. To be released in the future, I guess.

murpheous
03-16-2007, 11:55 AM
That will communicate with the RFID chip that will be implanted into your body.

greggebhardt
03-16-2007, 02:30 PM
Do Not Touch These Two Contacts To Your Tongue!

I Warned You, Do Not Do It!

hey
03-16-2007, 02:36 PM
ya dust had ta tempt me didnt ya? now i tawk ike diss. i cant tase thoods but i can theel my tastbuds. uuuugh.

zentient
03-16-2007, 04:38 PM
You connect those gold contacts to your car's ignition. Then the BB will drive your car to your chosen GPS location. It's called push-navigation.

guruleenyc
03-18-2007, 07:01 PM
Wirelessly posted (NXTL7520: BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

On the side...u would think they would of put it on the bottom!

JohnJohn
03-18-2007, 09:24 PM
Do Not Touch These Two Contacts To Your Tongue!

I Warned You, Do Not Do It!

Liar...did not try while charging though...OUCH Mother @<hidden>%*ker

JP712
03-31-2007, 09:22 PM
ROFL?! Did you realy stick your tounge to them? Didnt do anything, but when its charging it does? HAHA This is funny, Im gona have to try it sometime when im drunk enough to get the piss shocked outa me.

greggebhardt
04-01-2007, 06:58 AM
There are still guppies in the world

brmcguire
04-01-2007, 09:59 AM
All this time I thought it was related to the GPS receiver. Like a antenna or something.

JohnJohn
04-01-2007, 10:07 AM
There are still guppies in the world

If I could only change my post date to today's date...

BES admin
04-01-2007, 11:52 PM
They are spare grill covers...

ya know, for the hip-hop crowd.

Picture it, yer on stage, yer rappin' to the beat and one of your gold crowns gets beat-boxed right out your fool head into the crowd.

now ya can't go on without a gold grill cover, so you reach down and pull out the Blackberry 8800 and take out your spare golden grill cover.

yer set, the show is saved and you did it all with your BlackBerry! 8-)

takeshi
04-02-2007, 12:04 AM
On the side...u would think they would of put it on the bottom!
Why? Charging contacts merely need to match with the cradle's contacts. The cradle doesn't have to have them on the bottom...

BryanHarig
04-02-2007, 10:55 AM
It is nice to have them on the bottom so the weight of the device can be used to maintain a constant contact. Obviously it isnt impossible to make a charging cradle with side contacts that holds the phone securely while charging but I think putting them on the bottom is a more elegant solution to the problem.

JDLaing
04-25-2007, 10:51 AM
There are still guppies in the world

Just caught this reply.

That would be mullets..........

thelongmile
04-25-2007, 02:08 PM
if it is for charging that will make in car cradles pretty good, they need to wrap around the side to hold the unit so a neat little place toput them

thats the one serious thing I miss with PDA phones, smartphones and blackberries.

Old Palm m500's had cradles that you dropped the unit into, it charged it and synchronised your data and lets face it. Looked real nice on the desk, not to mention you could search through your contacts with it in front of you like a rolodex

so why on earth couldnt they come up with that rather than a fold up leather holder