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Old 11-02-2009, 05:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to be able to record lectures. I want to be able to save them on my phone, and not have to email them/message them to myself.

Does the 8300 v4.2 have a video recorder built in?
I figure I could use this even though I do not need video, just sound.

If the phone doesnt come equipped with something to record sound for a period of an hour or so, what download would work? Ideally I'd want something that I could get on to my ipod, but I would also be happy if I could just save the recording on my phone (again - not have to email to myself).

I also read somehwhere online that if I download a newer version of blackberry software, it has a recorder. Not sure if this is true.

Please help!!! Thanks.
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The 8300 with OS version 4.2 does not have the ability to record videos. You need to upgrade the phone OS to version 4.5 and get a microSD card for the device.

Alternately, you can upgrade and use the Voice Recorder. A microSD card would still be recommended.

Not sure what (if any) limits on the length of the recording exist, but you could test it out before going to the lectures.
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How do I upgrade to 4.5? I am a newbie to this. Is it free?? Is it a higher monthly cost? thanks
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It's free and there's no increased monthly cost.

Go here on a computer to upgrade. It's the easiest way.
BlackBerry - Update your Device Software

Go a backup of the device with BlackBerry Desktop Manager before you upgrade just to be safe in case your data doesn't get restored.
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I ordered this phone off ebay so I do not have a desk top hook up :(
I tried to download the new OS from my phone and it said I needed internet explorer 5.5 or higher. Trying to download that now
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You can download BlackBerry Desktop Manager from the BlackBerry.com website.
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Use a computer to install everything.. u need a computer.. regardless of laptop or desktop or netbook..
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