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Old 12-05-2005, 07:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

As you can tell, I'm a newbie that just got my BB over the weekend. Have set it up and am definitely a convert - had Palms for YEARS (like, since the beginning of the Palm Pilot that takes 2 AA batts!) and the lastest Treo 650 (as popular as it is) is a horrible piece of hardware! Too bad to Palm, well done BB.

Couple of items I need to 'customise' my BB for optimal use that I may need help from you guys. 2 pieces of software that (actually 3, but will describe the 3rd one below - found out that you can't get it for BB) I found absolutely useful on my Palm(s).

1. A world clock with the world map showing the light (day) and dark (night) areas. Not absolutely necessary if I can't get this same 'map' thing (which is more a feature than anything) for BB - but can someone recommend a 'good' application for under $10?

2. A London Tube map and route planner. Seemed to have 'found' a route planner - but a map will be useful. Again, anything under $10 will be great.

3. Had a Palm OS program that controlled the LED - e.g. kept it 'Orange' when I missed a phone call etc. Had a poke around the internet and found that the BB's LED is not subject to such software control. So, unless anyone has found out otherwise, I've given up on this.

THANKS!!

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Hi all,

As you can tell, I'm a newbie that just got my BB over the weekend. Have set it up and am definitely a convert - had Palms for YEARS (like, since the beginning of the Palm Pilot that takes 2 AA batts!) and the lastest Treo 650 (as popular as it is) is a horrible piece of hardware! Too bad to Palm, well done BB.

Couple of items I need to 'customise' my BB for optimal use that I may need help from you guys. 2 pieces of software that (actually 3, but will describe the 3rd one below - found out that you can't get it for BB) I found absolutely useful on my Palm(s).

1. A world clock with the world map showing the light (day) and dark (night) areas. Not absolutely necessary if I can't get this same 'map' thing (which is more a feature than anything) for BB - but can someone recommend a 'good' application for under $10?

2. A London Tube map and route planner. Seemed to have 'found' a route planner - but a map will be useful. Again, anything under $10 will be great.

3. Had a Palm OS program that controlled the LED - e.g. kept it 'Orange' when I missed a phone call etc. Had a poke around the internet and found that the BB's LED is not subject to such software control. So, unless anyone has found out otherwise, I've given up on this.

THANKS!!

-Mark
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Mark,

You might want to take a look at PocketDay by Cross River Systems. http://www.crossriversystems.com/
It has a World Clock - not a map but a clockyou can set it to display up to 4 time zones in digital or analog format.

PocketDay will also list your missed calls and unread emai. It is a handy piece of software and the support is excellent.
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Old 12-05-2005, 01:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If either of these were available on a website, couldn't you just point your browser at it? I wouldn't suggest this the 7290 but with the 8700 I think it is viable.
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Thanks for the reponse nb_mitch from Florida. A browser doesn't quite work when you're underground on the London Tube! You must be one of those lucky people in the world that don't have to commute 'underground'!
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Thanks for the reponse nb_mitch from Florida. A browser doesn't quite work when you're underground on the London Tube! You must be one of those lucky people in the world that don't have to commute 'underground'!
Did you ever find a tube map? Im looking for one now!

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you may want to start as www.sourceforge.com

I am not sure if the applications you are looking for are posted, but there are probably some pretty close matches
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