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Old 06-08-2007, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay. So I'm going to give AT&T and the Curve a go after being a Verizon 8703 customer. I'm gonna give it the requisite 30 days to test the device, call clarity, and coverage. The good news is in my home, I have full bars and the first call I made, my wife didn't even know I was using a cell phone - so I'm off to a good start.

Now the questions:

I want to set up the new desktop manager, but will it interfere with the one presently set up for the 8703?

Can I attach my gmail account to this phone even though it's set up on the 87, or should I completely disengage from the 87 to give this a thorough once over?

Incidentally, a VERY quick first impression: I do not prefer the trackball to the thumbwheel. But...I definitely need more than just the previous 5 minutes with it in order to get the hang of it, so we'll see.
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when you setup the new desktop manager it will replace the one you had before but that won't cause any problems as the desktop manager isn't device specific. any blackberry will work with the desktop manager. Yes you can have your gmail popping to this device and your vzw device. just set one up at the at&t bis site and your other won't be affected.
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Ditto Inphektion... I am doing just same right now with TMo and Cingy.

Both 8700/Tmo and 8800/Cingy side by side, both receiving from the same BIS email accounts, etc... good way to test and monitor signal, etc.
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YES! Fantastic point, I didn't even think of that!

I"m waiting for it to charge so I can really play with it. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. I'm very encouraged by the call clarity thus far.

The only disappointment is that I see pics can only be sent as MMS instead of email attachments. That kinda sucks.
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You can send pictures as BB Messenger attachments... of course only to other BB users. My wife has the 8100, takes her pictures and shares them with me that way.
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You can send pictures as BB Messenger attachments... of course only to other BB users. My wife has the 8100, takes her pictures and shares them with me that way.
Except I just read through the manual and it said I can send via email. I'm probably missing something (as usual).
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YES! Fantastic point, I didn't even think of that!

I"m waiting for it to charge so I can really play with it. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. I'm very encouraged by the call clarity thus far.

The only disappointment is that I see pics can only be sent as MMS instead of email attachments. That kinda sucks.


Just did it the other night with my daughter's softball game. After you take the picture you are presented with 5 options: a camera, a trashcan, an envelope, a cropping tool, and a folder.

just scroll to the "envelope" icon and hit the trackball. Then you should be presented with 2 options "send As Email" and "Send as MMS". Just choose "send as email" and it will mail it as an attachment.

hope that helps.
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Yep, you can attach FILE on the 8800 and 8300.
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Yep, you can attach FILE on the 8800 and 8300.
Right - so does that mean I can take a pic and send it via email OR is it saying only pics uploaded into the phone? The latter wouldn't make sense because all I have to do is download the photo to my pc and then upload.

Basically, I want to send pics without having to use up an MMS. ;)
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Yea, you can send the ones you take, via email. From email, ATTACH FILE, or from the picture thumbnails, SEND AS EMAIL.
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Thank you, sir!

(How long does this friggin' thing take to charge, anyway!)
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Okay, another question - how do I access my new bis account with ATT online?
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Charge until it its 100%. You don't need to give like 8 hours or overnight, 100% is 100%.

BIS access:
How to add / delete email addresses - BlackBerryFAQ
The cingy link will get there.

Likewise, you can do it from your BB also... email setup.
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Thanks again!

One more question - Verizon phones have steady green LED blinker that turns red when you get a message. On the ATT phone, the LED only turns red when there's a message - no steady green. Is this normal for ATT devices or is there something wrong with mine?
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Nothing wrong with yours. I noticed that the LED doesn't blinky green on my Curve either. This may be a change in out-of-the-box set up as my previous two BBs (8700 and 7130) blinked green until a message came in.

Interesting, I can't seem to find this where I would think it would be hiding.

Actually doesn't bug me that it doesn't blink green. At least, not at this moment. Heh.
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Nothing wrong with yours. I noticed that the LED doesn't blinky green on my Curve either. This may be a change in out-of-the-box set up as my previous two BBs (8700 and 7130) blinked green until a message came in.

Interesting, I can't seem to find this where I would think it would be hiding.

Actually doesn't bug me that it doesn't blink green. At least, not at this moment. Heh.
Are you talking about the LED coverage indicator?
Check Options > Screen/Keyboard > Led Coverage Indicator
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Are you talking about the LED coverage indicator?
Check Options > Screen/Keyboard > Led Coverage Indicator
Aha! Ding ding ding! That's it. I missed that when I looked there. This is what happens when I get up at 6:30 a.m. LOL

So, it was Off, but now it's on and my LED is blinking green. There's the answer, Blackberryer.
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Most people don't like the green LED blinking all the time. They finally set it to off as the default.
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Most people don't like the green LED blinking all the time. They finally set it to off as the default.
I actually correct you, I don't like the green LED blinking on my bb. I turned it off. its anonny me less..
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Most people don't like the green LED blinking all the time. They finally set it to off as the default.
Makes sense to me. Some may feel comforted by its use, though...heh.

Personally, it drives me nuts to see it flashing in the dark when my BB is sitting on my kitchen counter.

It is just good to know how to turn it on since default is off. Or I can turn it off when it starts to drive me crazy.

I love the customization options the BB has.
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