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Old 12-27-2007, 12:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tried searching for this already but I couldn't find it anywhere. I'm from California and I came to New Jersey which is 3 hours ahead and my time won't change on my phone. Maybe there's a very simple fix, but I'm not sure what to do. I've restarted it, and i've been here for 6 hours and nothing yet..still California time!

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Old 12-27-2007, 01:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Go to Options >Date/Time and set the proper time zone.

The BB doesn't change on it's own.
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Go to Options >Date/Time and set the proper time zone.

The BB doesn't change on it's own.
That is hugely lame.
You KNOW that I am in a different time zone, why not change the time for me? I love my 8830, but that is my pet peave.
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Search the forum for about 100 threads on this. There are a lot of very good reasons why auto changing time zones is not a desired features. The main one is the change in appointment times and the sync to your calendar.
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Search the forum for about 100 threads on this. There are a lot of very good reasons why auto changing time zones is not a desired features. The main one is the change in appointment times and the sync to your calendar.
Good point.
but cant they give me an option somewhere to "auto-adjust time zone"?
That way its MY choice.
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Good point.
but cant they give me an option somewhere to "auto-adjust time zone"?
That way its MY choice.
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Its not a big deal for me. I just change the time zone as needed...
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I just leave mine on the time zone in which I usually work (Pacific) and never bother to change it. That way I can always keep track of what time it is for my co-workers on the West Coast, if I'm working remotely (from the Central time zone). I have yet to get anyplace two hours late when I'm in the Central zone--I've just become accustomed to making the correction in my head.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:14 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Search the forum for about 100 threads on this. There are a lot of very good reasons why auto changing time zones is not a desired features. The main one is the change in appointment times and the sync to your calendar.

Really?
Why wouldn't they normalize all appointments to GMT/UTC/Zulu, then your time zone doesn't matter? Actually, you would think that ALL timestamps would be normalized. What ever, I am not a RIM developer, so there may be issues that I am missing.

I agree with oBBsessed, I usually leave my time zone alone, but its still annoying.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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actually having mts and such in CUT/GMT/Zulu time is a really neat idea. Dual times showing on your Berry! Local and CUT!
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Really?
Why wouldn't they normalize all appointments to GMT/UTC/Zulu, then your time zone doesn't matter? Actually, you would think that ALL timestamps would be normalized. What ever, I am not a RIM developer, so there may be issues that I am missing.

I agree with oBBsessed, I usually leave my time zone alone, but its still annoying.
It does. So does Excange, but when the TZ on the device changes, the sync signals Exchange of the new TZ, and Exchange x=changes the appointment time. Try it, It's really neat. And Outlook, until 2007, did not have an easy way to enter appointments in TZ other than what your desktop is set for.

Most think it's no big deal. I'm on the road a fair bit, I'm away again right now, I never chane TZ, just the time. At some point during the boring flight, I take 2 minutes and adjust the time on my watch and my Blackberry. It really is no big deal.

Giving choice involves more code. More code means more processing time, more code means more possibility for bugs. I used to make my living as a software developper. If someone asked me to do aa cost/benifit analysis of putting in auto TZ changes and/or controlling it with an option, whih involves a change to the GUI, which involves translations to both the GUI and the docs, versus the pain of letting the user doing it manually, I know what my answer would be.

Here's an idea of costs. A little over 15 years ago, I did a contract stint doing QA for IBM. One of our imperative was to try to minimize changes to text, either GUI and/or docs because every line of changed text would cost $10-$15K in translatoin fees.
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I travel across time zones all the time and the fact that the BB doesn't change all my appointment times and email arrival times without me asking works for me.
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:00 AM   #14 (permalink)
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... Giving choice involves more code. More code means more processing time, more code means more possibility for bugs. I used to make my living as a software developper. If someone asked me to do aa cost/benifit analysis of putting in auto TZ changes and/or controlling it with an option, whih involves a change to the GUI, which involves translations to both the GUI and the docs, versus the pain of letting the user doing it manually, I know what my answer would be. ...
I think this point is missed or under appreciated. To me, the lack of fancy additions and aesthetic options is a plus. The time zone thing by itself seems small, one little option is all, it would seem, but that isn't the only thing like this that has been complained about on the board. And it adds up. And I'm certain RIM does such trade-offs. High speed, low drag is what I like.
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Does your laptop automatically change time when it changes timezones? A BlackBerry is a small computer with mobile phone capability ... Did the first BBs have mobile phone capability?

I don't really see this as a lack of a feature ... perhaps I'm just being glib.
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Does your laptop automatically change time when it changes timezones? A BlackBerry is a small computer with mobile phone capability ... Did the first BBs have mobile phone capability?

I don't really see this as a lack of a feature ... perhaps I'm just being glib.

Excellent example.

I do not want my BB changing the time as I travel. I might only be on the road for a few days but I want my BB to show my time at home no matter where I am at.
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. . .I don't really see this as a lack of a feature ... perhaps I'm just being glib.. . .
I don't either. But with faster, lower power processors, more memory, better batteries, improvements on the non-blackberry side of things, and these features people are complaining about not having will eventually come to be. For now, this time things shouldn't be something to get your knickers in a bunch over.
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I always leave my Blackberry time alone and adjust my watch ... That's what my watch is for. I can't make calls on it.
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I always leave my Blackberry time alone and adjust my watch ... That's what my watch is for. I can't make calls on it.
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