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I have been using an htc touch pro or other htc phones for the past few years. I flashed new radios, installed cooked operating systems and generally removed all of the AT&T bloated programs off the units - and they ran like CHAMPS. Literally customized mini laptop computer phones.

what options are available for the 9800 that I have now?

Can you install different operating systems?
Can you install a task manager and close all open programs at once?
Can you manage when your individual email accounts pull new emails and set interevals (like check every 60 minutes, or once a day, for new emails) to save battery life. Right now it just pulls and pulls and pulls and drains all day long as far as I can tell.

thanks for your feedback.
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Can you install different operating systems?
No. BlackBerry OS is specific to the device. You can only install an OS designed for the 9800.

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Can you install a task manager and close all open programs at once?
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Can you manage when your individual email accounts pull new emails and set interevals (like check every 60 minutes, or once a day, for new emails) to save battery life.
No. In fact, doing so would adversely affect battery life.
Push messaging is far more efficient than polling.

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Right now it just pulls and pulls and pulls and drains all day long as far as I can tell.
That's not true. The device never pulls mail, ever.
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ALL of the handheld OS' are written by RIM and released by the carriers. There are no "ROMs" that you can load. You can load any 9800 firmware that is released by any carrier. You cannot load firmware from any other BlackBerry onto the 9800.

I've never seen a task manager that allows you to close all open program. Tere are some backgound programs (5-6 of them) that are always running and you can't close them.

It doesn't pull. E-Mail is PUSHED to a BlackBerry. Can't be changed. That's why it is so great.

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I understand the push/pull thing. sorry about that I wrote it wrong. I have 4 email accounts on the Torch. What I would like to do is set the unit so 2 of them only receive any new emails (if any) 1 time a day (so check once every 24 hours) and the other 2 email accounts receive new emails more regularly. This will save battery life.

I hope they come up with some new apps soon, but in general I am very pleased with the overall functions and way this new unit operates.
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Ain't possible.

What kind of new apps? There are tons out there.
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I understand the push/pull thing. sorry about that I wrote it wrong. I have 4 email accounts on the Torch. What I would like to do is set the unit so 2 of them only receive any new emails (if any) 1 time a day (so check once every 24 hours) and the other 2 email accounts receive new emails more regularly. This will save battery life.
You can't do that. And even if you could, it wouldn't save battery life.
I'm not sure you understand the push architecture of the BlackBerry.
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This wold be goood 2 hav, recieve sum emails dering the daytim and then not @ night, and personel email worx at night, but not my ofice email.
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This wold be goood 2 hav, recieve sum emails dering the daytim and then not @ night, and personel email worx at night, but not my ofice email.
This is a joke right? Not this comment, but the user...
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What I really would like is a photo speed dial option similar to what I had with Mobile Shell. It really was great to simply pull up one page that had 10-12 images on it and just touch the image I wanted and that person was called. Looked like this -



but I did not have the big one in the middle - just 16 images (all the same size) with faces for the people. It was great and also had multiple pages, etc.

Set up one for work speed dial, personal speed dial, etc
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Perhaps you could request this in the aftermarket software section.
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Perhaps you could request this in the aftermarket software section.
Can you direct me to this section (link please?)

And thank you again for your responses.
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Aftermarket Software - BlackBerryForums.com : Your Number One BlackBerry Community

I went to the home page (http://www.blackberryforums.com), scrolled down and clicked on "Aftermarket Software".
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Thanks again - going to post there now. I appreciate all of the help!
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