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Old 12-06-2007, 07:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so i got my Curve 8310 yesterday and ive got a few questions.


1.) screen shuts off. it seems even when the unit is plugged in, the screen shuts down after a few seconds. its a bit of a pain when using the GPS feature and it turns off. Is there a way to force the screen to stay on, even better if it can be set for specific applications? where is the option to adjust the setting anyway?

2.) message alerts. i just came from nextel and i always thought the most annoying thing was how the damn phone would give you an alert when you receive a new message (be it voice mail or TM)... now im finding that I miss that feature dearly...go figure! i really need this feature because im monitoring network activity 24/7. so i need an alert, and id love to set a specific one for specific email accounts.

3.) reading Office Apps/PDFs. I am assuming this is an addon program. Is there one that will also let me read Visio and MapPoint files (map point would be awesome!)? which is the best software for this?

4.) email setup. i set my email accounts up no prob. is there a way to make my outgoing mail sent through my email account and not the blackberry acount?

5.) messages folder. is there a way to organize the message folder via phone messages, TM, and email messages? I dont understand why i have a call log and then it also lists incoming and outgoing phone calls in the message folder. i want my message folder to only be for emails and TM. it seems the only setting i have is showing me every single type of communication under one screen and just organized by date.

6.) forcing a check messages? is there a way to force the BB to check messages on a specific email account and not wait for it to do it automatically?

7.) last but not least... whats the best way to transfer my address book from my nextel motorola i870 to my new Curve?


thanks in advance for any help!!

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Old 12-06-2007, 07:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Check out blackberry faq. Link is in my signature most of what you would like to do is possible and instructions are in the faq! I would answer more thoroughly but I am on wap and very difficult to answer line by line!

I've gotta figure a way to do so that may be my project for today

Check the faq

Someone will likely come along and post line by line what you need to do or post links to instructions for what you need to do
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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3) if you need to really edit Word and Excell, then you will need a 3rd party program such as eOffice. Cost is around $100 US. I have heard that documents to is coming out with a BB version soon, but I don't know much about it. Check handango.com for eOffice info.

4) How do you have your email set up? Did you set up each account individually in BIS or did you just forward to the BB address? I do not recommend ever using the carrier supplied email address, and I don't think very many on here will either. Several reasons, first you are open to tons of SPAM as it is unfiltered, second you do not control that address and it can change at anytime, third, the only way to see email on that account is on the BB, so if RIM or the carrier's BB network is down, you are outta luck, and lastly, you can't take it with you if/when you change carriers. As for the reply to address, log into your BIS account and edit each email account that you have there to add the reply to address which you wish to use for that account.

6) The BB checks email about every 15 minutes and pushes it to the device. If it finds mail, it will recheck in 2 minutes, pushing what it finds and check again in 2 minutes. If it finds nothing it reverts to the 15 minute cycle and starts over. Can't be changed. However, if you go to a BES or hosted BES, you would get it much faster. Some people use with gmail or Yahoo to get there mail faster, but I think you would have the same reply to issue that you have now.

7) best way to transfer contacts would be to use Outlook if the Moto device supports it. Sync the Moto to Outlook and then sync the BB to Outlook.
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1) Options > Screen/Keyboard. Backlight timeout, set as desired.
2) Done, read the FAQs. How can I personalize my alerts from specific contacts? - BlackBerryFAQ
OR, set that sender as a Level 1 Message.
5) Phone Dialer screen > Options > Call Logging, set as desired for what you want to see in your Message Folder.
I don't know what TM is.

Good luck.
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awesome! thanks guys.

i saw a program for download for 21.99 called message alerts. i almost downloaded it, but it seems the profiles screen does the exact same thing.

why would someone need to spend 22.00 on that program?
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3) if you need to really edit Word and Excell, then you will need a 3rd party program such as eOffice. Cost is around $100 US. I have heard that documents to is coming out with a BB version soon, but I don't know much about it. Check handango.com for eOffice info.

4) How do you have your email set up? Did you set up each account individually in BIS or did you just forward to the BB address? I do not recommend ever using the carrier supplied email address, and I don't think very many on here will either. Several reasons, first you are open to tons of SPAM as it is unfiltered, second you do not control that address and it can change at anytime, third, the only way to see email on that account is on the BB, so if RIM or the carrier's BB network is down, you are outta luck, and lastly, you can't take it with you if/when you change carriers. As for the reply to address, log into your BIS account and edit each email account that you have there to add the reply to address which you wish to use for that account.

im pretty sure i did it through BIS (blackberry internet service?). i went to the "personal email setup" icon and set it up through there. my main email is an enterprise gmail account... i learned that i should download the mobile gmail program.

6) The BB checks email about every 15 minutes and pushes it to the device. If it finds mail, it will recheck in 2 minutes, pushing what it finds and check again in 2 minutes. If it finds nothing it reverts to the 15 minute cycle and starts over. Can't be changed. However, if you go to a BES or hosted BES, you would get it much faster. Some people use with gmail or Yahoo to get there mail faster, but I think you would have the same reply to issue that you have now.

i dont have a BES as i am the only one in my division right now with a BB. we are looking to at 3-5 more if this works out well for me. Again, as I mentioed about, I think the gmail mobile program will work best for me. ill have to give that a go

7) best way to transfer contacts would be to use Outlook if the Moto device supports it. Sync the Moto to Outlook and then sync the BB to Outlook.

dont think it does. i gotta find out what the software is that allows me to dump the contacts to a PC. then maybe i can save it as a CSV and then import them to outlook. then sync that to the BB. now i just need to figure out how to sync.

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