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Old 03-19-2005, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got my new 7100G yesterday and love it so far. Only thing is the case is horrible. I have been looking and there is nothing for the 7100g, however I am pretty sure the cases for the 7100t will work as they are virtually the same size.

I would like something like the Krusell Horizontic like on this page:
http://store.gadgetfreeks.com/ewahba/krgelehosmca.html
but I worried about the lack of the magnet to put the phone in sleep mode.

Anyone got any recomendations for me of a good case?

Also a few questions?

1. I was using a 7290 before so I am familiar with most functions of BB, however I can not find an option on this one to control the backlight. I would like to have it how it was on my 7290 where the light only was on when I needed it to preserve battery life. Is there a way to do this?

2. Has anyone figured out how to alter the menu on the "homepage" I would prefer it look like the homepage on the 7290 with the icons all shown, and not having to go to applications and then other programs.

3. I had heard that this phone would come with an instant messanger program on it. I can not find this??? Anyone know if I am just missing it, or if there is one.

4. Also this is probably a long question to answer, but should web browsing be better on this phone then my old one?

Thanks in advance for all help
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Old 03-19-2005, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Also is there any way to change the function of the button in between the send and end keys?
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Old 03-19-2005, 03:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1. I was using a 7290 before so I am familiar with most functions of BB, however I can not find an option on this one to control the backlight. I would like to have it how it was on my 7290 where the light only was on when I needed it to preserve battery life. Is there a way to do this?
The 7100 is different. It is an active matrix screen, so it is always on and always brighter. You can control the brightness by going into the Screen/Keyboard setting uders the options menu and changing the Backlight Brightness and Backlight Timeout.

2. Has anyone figured out how to alter the menu on the "homepage" I would prefer it look like the homepage on the 7290 with the icons all shown, and not having to go to applications and then other programs.
You are out of luck on this one. The menu structure in not modifiable. However, at the top of the "General Charm Discussion" section there is a sticky entitled "Noob guide to installing new Themes on 7100 series" which should help. Follow the instructions for installing the 7730 small icon theme. It works.

3. I had heard that this phone would come with an instant messanger program on it. I can not find this??? Anyone know if I am just missing it, or if there is one.
The T-Mobile 7100t comes with their built in IM client. You will need to purchase Verichat or some other third party IM client for the 7100g.

4. Also this is probably a long question to answer, but should web browsing be better on this phone then my old one?
No, it should be the same. What makes you think it should be "better". Brighter, more vibrant screen, but web browsing on a BB is web browsing on a BB.
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For some great cases (coming soon as they were sold out) go to www.shopblackberry.com
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http://www.eaccess-estore.com also has cases.
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You can also check out www.vajacases.com
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I purchased a leather case with a swivel clip and magnetic latch in the front. I cut the two magnets out of the case that came with the 7100g and superglued them to the back of the case just so they sit over the gh key. It works great and I have the autoshut off now!
http://www.blackberrystuff.com/blackberry-7100g.htm SKU# 5071
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you've got these...

http://www.shopblackberry.com/_black...kBerry%207100g

all have magnets and all are made by RIM (or atleast endorsed and sold by them).
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