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Old 07-09-2008, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Good morning. What's up?

So, 'First Time Caller, Long Time Listener' and all of that. I am by no means a Geek Squad Storm Trooper or anything, but I CAN plug in a toaster with moderate success. *At least 3 days out of 7*. Anyway, while I totally recognize that there are a bazillion threads with info. on 'em, I am just here to learn and get the most from my machine / device - and the BBF seems to be chalk full of groovy peeps lookin' to help out and be resources. As such, I can only spend so much time pouring over the various pages and reading comments, at this point.

Anywho, I recently switched from a Treo 755p, which I loved - when it worked. The Treo was my first PDA, and I liked the simplicity and awesome flexibility. I hated the crashes. Really. They annoyed the He$$ out of me - every single time.

So, I obtained a brand spankin' new 8330, and haven't spent too much time trickin' it out. My question here is, what do I gotta do to mod. it and make it kick a little bit - without overdoing it? I just want to get the most out of it, and as a consumer w/o many business needs, don't need a ton. But, that don't mean I don't want all I can get, right? So, should I look to upgrade the OS and hope it doesn't crash? I thought about a newer OS, and a 4 GB chip, so that I can have some tunes and stuff. Do I need a groovy media player? Will anyone mercilessly harrass me for my witty attempts at humor? Does my breath stink? Er, sorry about the last one.

Would love thoughts, kind words, and an occasional chuckle.

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You can add some software and a Media Card but do not over due to software as the 83XX series works best with alot of Free Memory.

Keep an eye on your free memory before and after a battery pull and try to never let it go below 10mb
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Look over in our Aftermarket Software section for some nice third party applications, media player, games, some freebies,etc., also here:
3rd Party Application List - BlackBerryFAQ

Check out John Clark's memory optimization post if you want to clean the "crap" off your BB..., http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ee-memory.html

ummmmm.... Themes! Cool ringtones, in our Media section here.

Humor! Some bad, some good, in our Media Section here...

what else do you need?

AND, welcome to the BBforums. Your humor is welcome here as well.
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Cool, thanks for the thoughts and heads-up. I will likely look into those few things when I get some time. Although, admittedly, not my top priority.

I appreciate it!
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You can add some software and a Media Card but do not over due to software as the 83XX series works best with alot of Free Memory.

Keep an eye on your free memory before and after a battery pull and try to never let it go below 10mb
What would be an example of overdoing it on the software end of things?
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Simply keep an eye on your free memory. The more you have the better and faster your device will be. Let it go too low and your device will start erasing things to protect itself. Make sure you close programs when not in use. Look in the Blackberry FAQs as right off the bat you need to get rid of any OEM software and languages you do not want/use/need.

Just take you time and look where some of the other posters suggested and stick around here for any questions. This place is great and there are alot of nice people here.

Welcome and we hope you enjoy your new device!

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