BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-25-2009, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Wuzzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: CA
Model: 8100
OS: 4.idunno
Carrier: T-Mobile USA
Posts: 113
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Talking New owner of a (used) 8100 T-Mobile - Suggestions please?

Please Login to Remove!

Hi everyone, I just recently acquired the 8100 from my girlfriend after giving the 8900 a try and finding it to be way too big for what I really need my cell phone for: txting and calls...minimal web surfing so I don't care that the infrastructure on the phone is a few years old.

I've already began to upgrade it to the latest 4.5 software and I want to know which apps are absolutely necessary for everyday life (eg. flashlight, video camera [although from skimming I believe it's impossible?], messaging service, etc, etc). So for all you veterans out there would you mind giving me a short-ish list of what is worth getting.

Just a little background: I've gone through tons upon tons of phones (eg. sidekick, G1, myTouch, Motorola Z6 & razr v3 (hacked as soon as I got it ), etc, etc) so I am by no means "technology impaired." I've programmed a few apps for my girlfriends myTouch and previous phones so I kind of have a handle on what I'm doing but I just want to save some time and get all the modding of this phone out of the way and before I have to start work again come Monday .

So yeah, sorry for the long winded post and thanks to everyone in advance for helping me out!

-Wuzzer
Offline  
Old 12-25-2009, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
akosnitzky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.333
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 14,484
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Its a dinosaur phone. As you mentioned texting and calls and minimal web will suffice. I use Youmail for my visual voice mail. If you decide on free streaming music, take a look at Pandora.com

You can also check out this link. http://www.blackberryfaq.com/index.php/BlackBerry_FAQ
__________________
------
Follow @akosnitzky on Twitter

LET'S GO CANES!

Last edited by akosnitzky : 12-25-2009 at 04:59 PM.
Offline  
Old 12-25-2009, 05:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Wuzzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: CA
Model: 8100
OS: 4.idunno
Carrier: T-Mobile USA
Posts: 113
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for the info. is YouMail a free app? I'd prefer free apps haha...shoulda mentioned that earlier. Also, From my experience, BerryTorch does not work with 4.5 whereas ExtraLight does... (both are flash light apps)
Offline  
Old 12-25-2009, 10:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
Trimix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: smelLA, caLAMEfornia
Model: 8320
OS: 4.5.0.182
PIN: infarina
Carrier: of alotta bacteria
Posts: 4,932
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (Scared of sea bunnies)

Memory space is somewhat of a premium on a device like yours so its important to decide what sort of apps you need rather than what's popular or good. Generally, recommendations are for a specific app or purpose. For example, if you twitter there are several apps available. I personally prefer UberTwitter over TwitterBerry. Some people like Social Scope.

General apps that I find useful: Opera Mini, Google Maps, BerryUnitConverter.
Offline  
Old 01-24-2010, 05:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Wuzzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: CA
Model: 8100
OS: 4.idunno
Carrier: T-Mobile USA
Posts: 113
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

To note, I don't use ANY social networking sites. I figure if someone really knows me, they'll call/txt me. I don't like to deal with BS on a daily basis. I've wasted enough of my life screwing around and wasted enough money that I just want stuff done on time and in an efficient way.

I really just need work related applications as I just started with a 3rd party retailer. So in the near future I may need Enterprise email compatibility. If you have read any of my other threads, I have T-mobile on a grandfathered plan with the old school (1st generation) data plan that was free when the pearl first came out so I tend to do my installs through BB manager.

With that, please let me know which good, reliable, and free apps I should get. (Yes, I do know what I'm asking is theoretically impossible, 9/10 times you can only get 2/3, but hey, I can dream right?
__________________
-Wuzzer
9530 v5.0.0.419-took a dive into oil...
8520 v5.0.0.681-in the box
8100 - 4.5.0.188-out of retirement? lol
Offline  
Old 01-24-2010, 11:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
Trimix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: smelLA, caLAMEfornia
Model: 8320
OS: 4.5.0.182
PIN: infarina
Carrier: of alotta bacteria
Posts: 4,932
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (The Dacia Sandero of data plan)

Google maps is free and I find it quite useful. BerryUnitconverter is free and a good resource app. I also use a free app called ExtraLight -- it basically turns the LED light on the BB to full brightness. Works especially if you don't have a video camera that can turn on the LED flash.
Offline  
Old 01-26-2010, 05:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Wuzzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: CA
Model: 8100
OS: 4.idunno
Carrier: T-Mobile USA
Posts: 113
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Sounds good. I already have ExtraLight. Will Download both google & converter now. Crackberry.com work best?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trimix View Post
Wirelessly posted (The Dacia Sandero of data plan)

Google maps is free and I find it quite useful. BerryUnitconverter is free and a good resource app. I also use a free app called ExtraLight -- it basically turns the LED light on the BB to full brightness. Works especially if you don't have a video camera that can turn on the LED flash.
__________________
-Wuzzer
9530 v5.0.0.419-took a dive into oil...
8520 v5.0.0.681-in the box
8100 - 4.5.0.188-out of retirement? lol
Offline  
Old 01-26-2010, 05:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
Trimix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: smelLA, caLAMEfornia
Model: 8320
OS: 4.5.0.182
PIN: infarina
Carrier: of alotta bacteria
Posts: 4,932
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wuzzer View Post
Sounds good. I already have ExtraLight. Will Download both google & converter now. Crackberry.com work best?
Not sure. I prefer BBF
Offline  
Old 01-27-2010, 01:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Wuzzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: CA
Model: 8100
OS: 4.idunno
Carrier: T-Mobile USA
Posts: 113
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Ditto, BBF > all in terms of helpfulness. But I have to take all into consideration because I'm in retail...
__________________
-Wuzzer
9530 v5.0.0.419-took a dive into oil...
8520 v5.0.0.681-in the box
8100 - 4.5.0.188-out of retirement? lol
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.