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Old 05-02-2005, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Check this out...I saw this online... (put my BB face down on the table!? Are you kidding! I might miss an email!)

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BLACKBERRY DO'S AND DON'TS

Do:

1. Try to be considerate of others, such as spouses, significant others, your kids, when using your BlackBerry.

2. Keep your BlackBerry on vibrate or quiet when you're in a meeting.

3. Place your BlackBerry in your pocket, purse, or face down on the table (or lock the screen) to show others that they have your undivided attention.

4. Wait to respond to e-mails that aren't time sensitive until you are done with your meeting/conversation.

5. Respond to urgent inquiries quickly and quietly while in situations that require your attention.

6. Maintain a 10-foot distance from others while talking on the phone.

7. Enjoy the freedom the BlackBerry gives you!

Don't:

1. Send personal e-mail or take personal calls during business meetings.

2. Check your BlackBerry while someone is speaking directly to you.

3. Check your BlackBerry in places where others might find it disrespectful e.g. during an important dinner function, at a wedding, during a doctor's appointment, etc.

4. Use the phone on your BlackBerry in public places such as trains, buses, etc. With BlackBerry you can e-mail or text message in confined public places, which allows for more discreet communication ensuring that you and those around you feel more comfortable.

5. Check your BlackBerry and respond to e-mail while driving.

6. Verbally reprimand your BlackBerry when you receive an unwanted or unexpected e-mail!
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Ha, nice find. But I think I am guilty of the bringing it to a wedding, LOL.

Well, my sidekick that is.
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Everyone in our family, and all of our friends know I am a BlackBerry Addict. Two weeks ago I had to read a speech at a big party. I made a big deal about having lost the speech, pulled out my BlackBerry and read the speech from it. Of course it was a set up, but it was really funny.

Etiquette be damned
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HA

Once I get mine, I'm SO gonna do that.
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nothing better than having the cruse set @75mph while you read and responding to e-mails, or better yet checking BBToday...My wife has threatened to throw it out the window. But she sees that with this I can spend more time away from my desk and with the fam...Too much of anything is bad.
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LoL I forgot my Bible at home yesterday I had just uploaded a Bible program so I switched the phone off opened the program up and whala I had my Bible.
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be seperated from my BB?!??! are you crazy!
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LoL I forgot my Bible at home yesterday I had just uploaded a Bible program so I switched the phone off opened the program up and whala I had my Bible.
Where did you get the bible program? That would be a nice addition.
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A list of where it's inappropriate to get your "crackberry" fix? You must be high!
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beiks.com has reference books for BlackBerry (dictionaries, thesaurus, bible, etc)
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thanks Mark yep thats where I got mine at
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haha this is pretty good. face down? are you kidding? i dont want to scratch it.
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I take better care of my BB than I do my car. My wife calls mine my leash (Dawg) I just think its funny
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Obviously, the person who wrote that doesn't own a Blackberry!
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beiks.com has reference books for BlackBerry (dictionaries, thesaurus, bible, etc)
How much memoray do all these programs take up. You can put a bible and dictionary on the same BB? When will they have BB's with replaceable SIM cards?
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Do:

do use your blackberry if you need an escape route from a boring convo.
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So true Corey! haha
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How much memoray do all these programs take up. You can put a bible and dictionary on the same BB?
The full "Gold" Beiks English Dictionary is about 2.2Mb for about 34,000 words. They have a smaller 1.1Mb "Standard" dictionary which contains 17,000 words.

For their Bible software, the full KJV is approximately 2Mb as well.

If you have one of the newer 32Mb Blackberry models, there should be plenty of room for either or both of these apps.

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When will they have BB's with replaceable SIM cards?
I assume you mean SD cards, which are used for data storage, rather than SIM cards (which are used to program the device communications)... The GSM models already have replaceable SIM cards, and the CDMA ones don't use SIM cards...

At any rate, based on RIM's current philosophy, I don't think this will be happening any time soon, if ever... An SD card is considered to be a security problem, since it would theoretically allow data to be transferred on and off of the Blackberry. The need to keep the Blackberry as a secure device for government and corporate customers will probably prevent SD card capabilities from being added any time in the near future.
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If you have one of the newer 32Mb Blackberry models, there should be plenty of room for either or both of these apps.
This just reminds me of how harddrives got started. I got a 24MB drive and was the talk of the school. I loaded every floppy I had and didn't even fill it half way up. By the time Win95 came along I had a 1.2G Seagate and thought it would be impossible to fill such a thing.

The technology is here, why not give us the storage space now instead of making us buy new devices as the applications take more space?
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