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Old 03-22-2009, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In the last 5 minutes a golden globe icon has appeared at the top of my Bold 9000 screen, just to the right of the volume/battery icons, with the number one next to it.

Never seen one before, and when i open my 'Messages', a new message has appeared, called 'CHEEKY MOBILE PORTAL', with the same golden globe icon next to it.

Obviously I have no intention of opening it. I've googled it, but found nothing. Does anyone know what this is?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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BlackBerry devices do not get viruses. Period.
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Ummmm not a virus
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OK, feeling reassured a little now. Still puzzled as to what it is and how I got it though.
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No need to double post.

'CHEEKY MOBILE PORTAL' message. WTF?

It's a WAP Push Message, not a virus.
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'CHEEKY MOBILE' may be related to the red mark on someone's cheek caused by excessive Cell use. Maybe your BB dosent like your cheek and developed the same thing.
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Thanks, and apologies for double-posting...
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Could it be a message on BBM?
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Could it be a message on BBM?
JSConyers helped me to identify it as a 'WAP Push Message'. Likely to just be spam then, so deleted it unread.
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Could be a saved browser request (i.e. you tried to access a web page without suitable coverage) or a saved page as well. All of these have globe icons on my BB though the saved page doesn't place an indicator on the home screen. The browser request does.
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