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Old 09-04-2007, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I own a BB Pearl (8100). I noticed something very strange when putting the phone in my holster ( the holster has a magnetic clip ), after I put the phone in standby mode by pressing and holding the mite button it is in standby and pressing the buttons does not activate the phone.

However if I attempt to put the phone into my holster the standby mode is then tuned off by the magnet inside the holster. Which means that if you have a holster with a magnet your stany could be turned off and you could make an unwated call etc....

I now use my key pad lock.

Also, just for fun turn on your phone and slide a magnet past the phone--the lcd will turn on when the magnet is in close proximity and turn of when the magnet moves away.

Anyway--hopefully I saved someone some minutes...

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It's normal for the phone to come out of standby when you remove it from the holster. The magnet inside the case does basically the same thing as standby. When the BB is in the case it can't dial out accidentally. Make sure that when your BB is in the case that the backlight goes out. It's not unheard of to have a case with the magnet in the wrong place.

Also, you have it backwards. The lcd will turn off when you put a magnet near the bottom of the keypad and will turn on when the magnet moves away.

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My Pearl can and has dialed out accidentally in the case. I once woke up my family at 3am when I was in Europe and the phone dialled the last number. She got to listen to me eating breakfast. Now I set the phone to lock when holstered.
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I've never had that happen. If the case is engineered properly (i.e. magnet in the right place) it can't dial out while in the case. I have heard of aftermarket cases with the magnets in the wrong place or no magnets at all, and that would certainly do it. It could be possible to accidentally dial out while going into, or out of, the proper case, though.
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