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Old 07-04-2009, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1)Is there any software that allows to edit AND make new entries in the address book, make reminders, appointments, etc, on the PC and then import all that into the phone? I don't see any way to do this with the desktop manager...

2)My trackball is by far not as responsive as I thought it would be. I thought that just spinning the ball a little should move between options, but in fact I have to spin it several times very fast to get a proper response. It's not the end of the world or anything like that, and I probably wouldn't bother with an RMA, but I want to know if this is normal.

3)Is the GPS service free, or do I have to pay for the service?

4)Is there any software that allows to convert movies to blackberry format and then upload them onto the device?

5)It it just me or is there something about today's camera sensors? My very old 1mp camera phone makes more realistic pictures than my blackberry. :( Sure, the berry makes more vivid images, and supposedly they are supposed to be of higher quality, but I cant help but feel how "artificial" looking they are. Almost as if they are drawn and not shot by a camera. I am noticing this in newer cameras as well. My old Canon PowerShot A80 makes better pics, then my new Olympus which has a much higher megapixel count, and is much better in every way according to reviews...

6)What is the maximum size SD card that is supported by this phone?

7)In your experience, does the keyboard tend to wear out or get damaged after prolonged use?

Thanks very much.
Old 07-04-2009, 01:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no, you can do it with outlook and sync via Desktop manager to the BB.
There may be a 3rd party application but i dont know.

go to options - screen/keyboard and change the sensitivity of the trackball.

you do not pay anything for GPS. its merely an in-built guidance. to USE gps, you need a maps application. BB maps and google maps are both free to download and will use your data allowance to download the maps as you move/search.

yes, as part of desktop manager its call roxio media manager (though it sucks)

the camera isnt the best in the bold, no.


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1. Yes. Outlook and others
2. Options. ScreenKeyboard. Set your trackball sensitivity.
3. GPS is free. Mapping data is can be free or commercial. If you have unlimited data on your plan Google Maps and BlackBerry Maps and others are free. Apps like TeleNav are commercial.
4. Yes.
5. My Bold takes great pics. Play with your camera options.
6. 32GB. But only 16 is available now.
7. Nope

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