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Old 06-06-2007, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Seems like its really weak compared to previous bbs. I am having a hard time noticing the red beeps when its on my desk. Anyone else notice the same issue?
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes definetly same issue here, I just assumed they all the 8300's are like that, am I wrong? My 8700c was a lot brighter.....
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Maybe a little dimmer - not enough that I'd notice. Here's hoping that the gleaming green beacon doesn't continue glowing as it charges on my nightstand...
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it is weaker...i prefer it not to be obnoxious
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Talking Use "BlackBerry Alerts" to Change The Color!!

That LED is actually a TRI-COLORED LED that has Red, Green, and Blue meaning you can make it ANY color you want!

This program called "BlackBerry Alerts 1.49" allows you to customize and set the RGB value of that LED. It also allows you to have the LED blink continuously after an e-mail has been received and stop once there is user interaction. (Currently, out of the box that LED only blinks for a few minutes and then shuts off, which is pointless if you leave the room for a bit and come back in--you have no way of knowing you have new mail waiting! What is RIM thinking on this one???)

Here is a link to download the trial:
BlackBerry Alerts by BByMel - Handango BlackBerry Curve Software

I don't work for this company or anything, just very happy to come across it after wanting a program to do this ever since becoming a BlackBerry user.

By the way, I have mine set to blue and green, which is VERY VERY bright... Lights up my car at night when the thing is in my shirt pocket! I think you guys will find this is just what you're looking for.

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No doubt the red LED is not as bright as my 8700 or 8800. The green is not a bright either. I can deal with it.
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That LED is actually a TRI-COLORED LED that has Red, Green, and Blue meaning you can make it ANY color you want!

This program called "BlackBerry Alerts 1.49" allows you to customize and set the RGB value of that LED. It also allows you to have the LED blink continuously after an e-mail has been received and stop once there is user interaction. (Currently, out of the box that LED only blinks for a few minutes and then shuts off, which is pointless if you leave the room for a bit and come back in--you have no way of knowing you have new mail waiting! What is RIM thinking on this one???)

Here is a link to download the trial:
BlackBerry Alerts by BByMel - Handango BlackBerry Curve Software

I don't work for this company or anything, just very happy to come across it after wanting a program to do this ever since becoming a BlackBerry user.

By the way, I have mine set to blue and green, which is VERY VERY bright... Lights up my car at night when the thing is in my shirt pocket! I think you guys will find this is just what you're looking for.
Thanks for the tip. Installed it, didnt work. Just wont launch. Besides, it asked for some dubious permissions (wants to act as a server and access my phone logs??)
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Thanks for the tip. Installed it, didnt work. Just wont launch. Besides, it asked for some dubious permissions (wants to act as a server and access my phone logs??)
To get it to work on my phone, I had to restart I believe (pull the battery while its on) and you also have to make sure you say "Yes" to the permissions the first time or that could cause the installation to fail also... The reason it is asking is it needs access to the 'phone' portion of the device to be able to blink for your missed calls/voice mails. The firewall is just set really conservatively. I've been using this program all week and it hasn't been calling anyone on it's own

So if you are still interested, or to others who want to try it, just make sure you select "Yes" to the firewall alerts and set it to "Don't ask me again" and if you can't run the app after that, try pulling the battery to do a manual reset to make it load up on boot.
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No doubt the red LED is not as bright as my 8700 or 8800. The green is not a bright either. I can deal with it.
Its the plastic on top of the led that seems to hinder the light better than the clear one they have on the other phones. I like it dimmer for the fact, it doesnt look like an ambulance is in my room at night....
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Its the plastic on top of the led that seems to hinder the light better than the clear one they have on the other phones. I like it dimmer for the fact, it doesnt look like an ambulance is in my room at night....
I will be the first to admit that my 8700 and 8800 "strobed" in my dark bedroom! I have my email notifications set up so they are not too loud while I am sleeping. If I am awake I would hear them but if sleeping, it is not loud enough to wake me.

It all works quite well. The Profiles is quite versatile after you get used to it.
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No doubt the red LED is not as bright as my 8700 or 8800. The green is not a bright either. I can deal with it.
Now that you mention it, mine is the same way.

This is perhaps the very reason whenever I use my 8300 I become particularly calm, relaxed and serene. My creativity has improved, my planning and forecasting more accurate, well it just goes on and on.....

And all the while (stupid me) I thought it was a result of the new style of yoga I'm practicing.

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I actually like the dimmness of the Curve indicator light! I really don't miss any emails or anything like that, I have my phone clipped onto my belt just about the whole day anyway! And both my email's are set to the sonar notification , so I hear it no matter where I am in my house.
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Now that you mention it, mine is the same way.

This is perhaps the very reason whenever I use my 8300 I become particularly calm, relaxed and serene. My creativity has improved, my planning and forecasting more accurate, well it just goes on and on.....

And all the while (stupid me) I thought it was a result of the new style of yoga I'm practicing.

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You might be onto something here. I thought it strange, but now realise that I feel calm and serene while using my 8300! <vbg>
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Now that you mention it, mine is the same way.

This is perhaps the very reason whenever I use my 8300 I become particularly calm, relaxed and serene. My creativity has improved, my planning and forecasting more accurate, well it just goes on and on.....

And all the while (stupid me) I thought it was a result of the new style of yoga I'm practicing.

Cheers......
Dude its got nothing to do with the 8300. Its just the junk kicking in and calming your nerves a bit. In a month or so, it will wear off and you will go hunting for the next 9900 or whatever! Ask me how I know!
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In a month or so, it will wear off and you will go hunting for the next 9900 or whatever! Ask me how I know!
Whoaaaaa! Tell me how you manage to last a whole month......

I've already spent an hour this morning "hunting" for any news on the next BB in the pipeline......

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