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Old 05-18-2008, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i had an att 8800 and now have an att 8820. i got a bury or comfort plus car kit

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for my 8800. it worked fine, and it seems to work fine for my 8820 too. i looked online at some 9000 specs and the 9000's dimensions "seem" to be awfully close to those of my 8820. assuming i can ever get my hands on a 9000 from at&t, anyone think there is any chance my existing car kit would work ok with the 9000 also? (probably too much to hope for...)

i looked at some newer car kits that say they will work with 9000 and haven't seen one i really liked so far. and of course it would be great to avoid the hassle of removing/replacing the existing car kit!

any thoughts appreciated / thx
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Judging from the contacts I have seen on the device for charging, I hope they have a good cradle for the device, too. My 8820 works perfectly with my 8820 and I never even remove my device from my holster as everything I need is on the LX570 touchscreen. I am sure the 9000 will work even better!
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I have the same cradle. I doubt it will fit as the 9000 is a bit wider and longer.

FWIW I took the crade apart to do some 12V wiring "mods" to it. It's interesting as the alleged "external antenna" they supply with the cradle goes absolutely nowehere. It's just an empty cable that ends inside the holder. I assumed that to be the case because the BB has no exteral antenna connector but when I opened it I thought it was really funny. For $40 new off eBay it was a good deal and does charge just fine.



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i had an att 8800 and now have an att 8820. i got a bury or comfort plus car kit
Comfort Cradle Blackberry 8800

for my 8800. it worked fine, and it seems to work fine for my 8820 too. i looked online at some 9000 specs and the 9000's dimensions "seem" to be awfully close to those of my 8820. assuming i can ever get my hands on a 9000 from at&t, anyone think there is any chance my existing car kit would work ok with the 9000 also? (probably too much to hope for...)

i looked at some newer car kits that say they will work with 9000 and haven't seen one i really liked so far. and of course it would be great to avoid the hassle of removing/replacing the existing car kit!

any thoughts appreciated / thx
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it looks like bury now may have made what i wanted. the first several places i found with the part showed not in stock but the canyon river place below did seem to have in stock so i placed an order (and got a confirmation) already. i can't vouch for the store; hope it's legit

canyonriver.com Online Store: Cradle - holder, charge, external antenna, handsfree, (TH Bury) 0-02-36-0019-2

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cool. ups brought my new "Comfort CRADLE for BlackBerry 9000" today. now if could just get hands on the bold itself (though i'll wait for at&t).
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it looks like bury now may have made what i wanted. the first several places i found with the part showed not in stock but the canyon river place below did seem to have in stock so i placed an order (and got a confirmation) already. i can't vouch for the store; hope it's legit

canyonriver.com Online Store: Cradle - holder, charge, external antenna, handsfree, (TH Bury) 0-02-36-0019-2

canyonriver.com Online Store

Bury Comfort Cradle Auto Car Kit for BlackBerry Bold 9000

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cool. ups brought my new "Comfort CRADLE for BlackBerry 9000" today. now if could just get hands on the bold itself (though i'll wait for at&t).

Besides the first link you posted, is there and other parts you need to order? I noticed that the description says "
# requires mount for cradle, (in-dash, windshield, dash, pedestal, etc.) not included"

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i can't swear to this, but i don't think there will be any other parts i need to order.

whatever got installed before for my old 8800 is still in and under the dash so i'm hopeful this new part will (either alone or in combination with stuff already there) have everything i need to accommodate the bold later

sorry i can't answer authoritatively; am not very techsavvy

PS, here's the kit i currently have for the 8800 (now 8820) and it doesn't seem to have much more

BlackBerry 8800 Series Bury Comfort Cradle Car Kit

UPDATE: now i'm thinking the pedestal may somehow have come separately. (maybe i bought in addition to whatever cradle i got for an earlier 8700 handheld.) sorry it's so foggy and i haven't been any real help

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all right... got my new bold in dallas 11-4, and today 11-8 a car stereo tech replaced old 8820 bury cradle with new one below for my new at&t 9000 bold. the new cradle is MUCH better and no longer requires manual connect and disconnect of usb cable like before. smooth, tight and aesthetically pleasing. also neat to see analog clock come up not only evidencing charging but also giving me a handy new clock display in car. bluetooth etc. works great with new 9000 bold like it did with 8820.


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Would it be possible for us to meet up? I live in Frisco and would like to check out this cradle. I have the Bury Bluetooth kit in my car and would like a good mount for the Bold.
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i work weekdays in the chase tower in downtown dallas, 2200 ross avenue (at intersection with pearl). if you want to get yourself there (and deal with your own parking) at (say) noon on a weekday, i could meet you by main security and give you 5 or 10 to look at the setup. i won't be able to answer any substantive questions, however; i think the pedestal supporting new cradle is something hawk electronics may have originally supplied and installed. it connects to the dash somehow and doesn't look too bad

PS, the people who've done the more recent cradle swaps are protech electronics (garland location) and i have been very pleased with their work

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I use a ProClip mount for my Bold. That, combined with my Motorola 1000 Bluetooth car kit is a great setup.
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i work weekdays in the chase tower in downtown dallas, 2200 ross avenue (at intersection with pearl). if you want to get yourself there (and deal with your own parking) at (say) noon on a weekday, i could meet you by main security and give you 5 or 10 to look at the setup. i won't be able to answer any substantive questions, however; i think the pedestal supporting new cradle is something hawk electronics may have originally supplied and installed. it connects to the dash somehow and doesn't look too bad

PS, the people who've done the more recent cradle swaps are protech electronics (garland location) and i have been very pleased with their work

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Does this holder block the headphone jack on the 9000?

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all right... got my new bold in dallas 11-4, and today 11-8 a car stereo tech replaced old 8820 bury cradle with new one below for my new at&t 9000 bold. the new cradle is MUCH better and no longer requires manual connect and disconnect of usb cable like before. smooth, tight and aesthetically pleasing. also neat to see analog clock come up not only evidencing charging but also giving me a handy new clock display in car. bluetooth etc. works great with new 9000 bold like it did with 8820.


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nope. i put the bold in and took a look on way to church this morning. the bold's (upper left) headphone jack rides in my new bury cradle totally accessible and unobstructed
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nope. i put the bold in and took a look on way to church this morning. the bold's (upper left) headphone jack rides in my new bury cradle totally accessible and unobstructed
Thanks,now to order one!
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