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Old 08-06-2008, 07:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have just acquired a 957 and tried to load a game. Thats when the fun started. The load appeared to go ok as far as the desktop software was concerned. However the 957 screen went blank beeped a number of times and then went into a continuous beep.It appears to have wiped out the OS ?
Can anyone offer a solution?
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Had some luck.
I downloaded and ran 2.7a and just as the software is looking for the connection to the 957 I reset the unit so as it was only beeping once every 2 secs. I then quickly placed it in the cradle and the software recognised a connection and loaded the OS.
That's a win for me.
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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and for anyone new around here:

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Old 08-06-2008, 09:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Indestructible. You could run one of them over with a tank.
Still have some around for old times sake. And a 950.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow!
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If you ever want to sell that bad boy, let me know.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Those don't even run Java, do they?
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Nope. Written in C++.
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Not doing Java isn't quite right. You could install Java on it. All told there are 3 different versions one could install on it. They're older and/or more minimal meaning not compatable with the newer versions. I've used the Early Access version from Java One.
But there was also a more complete version released as well. I've never been able to get that one. But I imagine it was the version that evolved into the Blackberry 5790, which is essentially a 957. The 5810 was similar as well except being GSM and a real phone. Finally there is version of nanovm that can run on it.
You can program on it not only in C/C++ but assembly language.
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You missed the word obsolete in there.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Indestructible. You could run one of them over with a tank.
Still have some around for old times sake. And a 950.
Man... the memories. I had a 950, and you're right, the build quality of those devices was impressive. Plastic, but it felt like it could survive anything.
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What're the dimensions on that thing?
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Big x Bigger x Thick, think.
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
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ahhh the memories. I used to drop a 957 before I progressed and started dropping my 8700 and now I drop my Bold. . . and wish it was as sturdy as the 957.
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