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Old 01-31-2008, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got my 8830 swapped for the 8130 after 5 issues with the 8830.

I had a couple questions. Does the charger from the 8830 work with the 8130? They said, "here you can keep the charger, cant have enough of those." I wasn't sure if he really was thinking seeing how I switched devices. I just want to make sure, I don't want any problems with my new phone!

One reason I ask is, I would like to use my 8830 charger because the new 8130 charger is poorly designed, I cant fit it into any of my wall outlets where there is anything currently plugged in. I should probably have it on a surger protector but as of right now, I do not.


My next question is, can I use my current BB Desktop Manager that I have been using for my 8830 with the new 8130? It's version: 4.3.0.15. It actually says that version in the general tab of bb DM but under components it says 4.3.0.7.

Should I be installing a new DM?

Loving the pearl by the way

Thanks in advance
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The chargers are interchangeable.

Yes, you can use the same Desktop Manager.
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1. Yes, the charger from your 8830 will work fine. Heck, I still use the charger from my 8703 with my 8130 - I'm pretty sure they're all the same.

2. It would be wise to install the DM over the old. I did when I switched from the 8830 to the 8130 with nary an issue. Be sure to install the new handheld software as well. You'll need to grab that from BlackBerry's site here: https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...93E4F3BB068C22

Enjoy!
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Thank you!
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If/when you want to upgrade the OS, see the link at the top of this forum (US Cellular release). Corrects a few things, the most annoying of which is that the Pearl will ask you to confirm going into standby when you press the Standby/Mute button. Also fixes an issue where you can't initiate a BT call when the phone is in standby, manages memory better...
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You can continue to use the BlackBerry Desktop Manager, but with a new phone you need to load some new Device software. See BlackBerry - BlackBerry Desktop and Device Software Download Sites for that free download.

Oh! For more and related information, see my blog on the 8130 at My Blackberry Pearl 8130. Thanks!

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kellydcarter.........your blog on the Pearl is absolutely awsome. Thank you so much for sharing that.
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I work hard on my blog, so I appreciate the comments. Hope you visit it often and participate in the dialogue. Kelly

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