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Old 02-29-2008, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there anything that i SHOULD/MUST get? :D

I have BeeJive right now and it is a really awesome IMing program!

Is there any other good stuff or tweaks on the blackberry I should do?

THANKS!

BeeJive is the only 3rd party program I have so far on my blackberry.

Also, would you recommend Google Maps over the map program pre-installed on the blackberry?

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ColorPearl is pretty cool
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is there anything that i SHOULD/MUST get? :D

I have BeeJive right now and it is a really awesome IMing program!

Is there any other good stuff or tweaks on the blackberry I should do?

THANKS!

BeeJive is the only 3rd party program I have so far on my blackberry.

Also, would you recommend Google Maps over the map program pre-installed on the blackberry?
i would say you get "soft reset" its a program that simulates the reboot like when you pull the battery, only you dont have to actally pull the battery. def a must have program for the pearl because you will need to do battery pulls at some point
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I also recommend downloading and installing Viigo, which is a free newsreader. I like using the Opera Mini web browser as well.
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I have SoftReset and BBWeather right now. Is the Opera Mini web browser better than the browser that is pre-installed?
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ColorPearl is pretty cool

As far as I'm aware, colorpearl doesn't work on the 8130s? No colored LEDs under the trackball

And Opera mini is pretty cool, It shows a zoomed out view of your web page your on, then you scroll over to the part you want :P I like it a lot!
I learned you can't post myspace bulletins on it though lol

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On the mapping program, especially if you have gps, try both google maps and the native bb maps. I've had both and used both, depending. And see http://home.comcast.net/~tamsterra/O...kberry_GPS.htm for much good info.
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As far as I'm aware, colorpearl doesn't work on the 8130s? No colored LEDs under the trackball
You are correct. My bad
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Hehe it happens!
But, if you were in a gsm network and had an 8100, ChickenGod, then yes, colorpearl is awesome =D
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Haha oh that would have been cool. Sometimes I HATE Verizon D:

Any other apps i should get? 8D
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I was under the impression Opera mini didn't support the 8130 w/Verizon?

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i would say you get "soft reset" its a program that simulates the reboot like when you pull the battery, only you dont have to actally pull the battery. def a must have program for the pearl because you will need to do battery pulls at some point
Where can I get this "soft reset" program? Is it free? I just got my 8130 literally about 2 hours ago, I had to do a battery pull as soon as I got home becuase the MMS didn't work right away. And pulling the battery on a 8130 is even more difficult than on the 8830 which I didn't think was possible...lol.
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ColorPearl is pretty cool
I thought ColorPearl only worked on the 8100.
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah...thank goodness that was already covered in this thread on 02-29-2008, 08:52 PM.
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I have an 8130 on Verizon and my Opera Mini works just dandy!!
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You can get SoftReset here: geek and proud - BlackBerry Software

I'd also get a Skin from Best Skins Ever Home Page to protect your Pearl.
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:03 AM   #17 (permalink)
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The Verizon employee told me my screen on the 8130 was almost impossible to scratch and that I didn't need to get a cover for the screen.. He was wrong and now I have a tiny scratch on my screen that is driving me insane
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