Originally Posted by dc/dc
Yeah, I hate that my $20,000 Chanel J12 can't automatically change time...
Your J12 doesn't have GPS on GSM so how would it know where it was? Price is just an indicator of someones willingness to pay, not a statement of function, otherwise why would so many people (over)paid for iPhones....
I agree that this is a difficult design challenge, especially when the device is sync'd to a server, but time has passed for RIM to make the default automatic, with an option to disable it. Of course they should only do this with a NEW phone model where there is an expectation of change.
My $350 Garmin 310XT watch handles timezone changes at PowerOn by using the GPS to detect where it is, it doesn't ask me if I want to change. Of course, if I power it up indoors it can't get a good GPS signal and thus defaults to the TZ it had previously.
If BB doesn't adopt defaults that match the expectations of it's users, then it will start to go the way of Palm. Functionally back in 2002 the Treo650 was a space rocket and people were saying no one wanted a converged computer, phone, email, camera device.... look where it got them by ignoring future trends.
While an FAQ answer might be good enough for those of you who understands how the current BB implementation works, a quick google search indicates the scale of the problem, and how I ended up here...
(in my case, I'd mistakenly manually set my TZ to Central America when returning from a trip to California when I did set my TZ manually and correctly, I'm a Brit living in Texas...)