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Old 08-17-2007, 08:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got my Pearl in today, replaced my S710 ive had for years now. Im really impressed and overwhelmed with this phone. It has a LOT of features that i am not used to. Im trying to take my time as i know its always frustrating getting a new phone and trying to figure it out, but thats part of the fun. So id like some info on what all i can do with this phone, i got it mainly because i like how it looks, and it was free. I do own my own business, but its not like i go to meetings everyday where i need my phone to remember that stuff for me. I havent upgraded my plan yet, so i guess that will be my first order of business so i can email and all that. I guess i really just want to hear from others what all i can do with it, so i can decide what i should pursue and do. Thanks. Ohh and i got the Red and its is freaking NICE looking!! love it, had the black phone since the 710 came out, so it was time for a change.

I saw that there was a program on here that will let you change the colors of the trackball, thats definantly something id like to do once i figure everything out. Anyway, lookin forward to some replies!
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the pearl is good for everything!

from watching movies to emailing to SMS to phone calls.... everything

make sure you take a look around the forum for alot of useful programs and how tos!
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Welcome and rememeber the SEARCH function is your friend
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, this site seems informative. Just got done doing the color pearl program and i must say, that turned out nice and was very simple. Ill have to throw some money in his paypal later on. Thanks for the welcomes and yes, i DO know how to use the search. lol. Already been checking some stuff out. Looking forward to figuring this thing out!
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have fun... one of the best devices i have ever had, and i have had alot!
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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one thing i am curious about is how to put movies onto the phone? i dont have a large memory, so im also curious how much internal the phone has. Also, what formats can it play? Thanks.
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internal memory is 64 mbs

and you cant transfer more then 2.5mbs or something like that, so songs and movies are out of the question

get yourself a memory card and the instructions for loading the vids are at the top of the section for the 8100.
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cool thanks.
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Welcome, glad you got the Pearl. I also had a s710a before switching over. The s710a is a brick compared the Pearl. If you want to store photos, music, and videos, you will need a microSD memory card. If you upgrade the operating system to 4.2.1.101, you will be able to use a 4 GB microSD memory card.
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Welcome, glad you got the Pearl. I also had a s710a before switching over. The s710a is a brick compared the Pearl. If you want to store photos, music, and videos, you will need a microSD memory card. If you upgrade the operating system to 4.2.1.101, you will be able to use a 4 GB microSD memory card.
Can someone confirm the 4GB thing? I read on another thread that it was not supported. Also, how do i know if i have the newest Os and how do i download it? thanks.
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To determine your current OS:

Options-->About

"Blackberry 8100 Wireless Handheld (Edge)"
v4.2.xxxxxx <---this is your OS version
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Yes, 4GB is definitely supported, I've got it running on mine with 3.2GB used.
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Welcome to the board! You will find a lot of information on here. Just use the search button and it will be come your friend.

I had the 8700 but I love the pearl. Good luck with your new phone and welcome again.
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2002XLT, yes the 4 GB microSD does work with the latest OS, it has been confirmed by SanFrancisco here.
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To determine your current OS:

Options-->About

"Blackberry 8100 Wireless Handheld (Edge)"
v4.2.xxxxxx <---this is your OS version
Ok, my Os is 4.2.0.73 (platform 2.2.0.4)

where can i go to upgrade the OS? sorry, im sure that has been answered before.


Good to hear about hte 4GB card, im glad i havent purchased the 2gig yet, any idea where a good place to get one would be? I usually get stuff off ebay, but is there a cheaper place? Thanks.,
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http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...1-103-tmo.html
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:23 AM   #19 (permalink)
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isnt that one for Tmobile though? i have cingular, is it the same?
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any OS will work, no matter what carrier, OS is made by RIM not the carrier
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