03-11-2007, 12:29 AM
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Leaving the restaurant last night, and walking half a block to my car, I lost my 8800 that I've had for about 2 weeks! So aggravating, because a replacement wouldn't qualify for any of the discounts I was entitled to when I upgraded to the first one!
What was especially frustrating was that I couldn't use the GPS or PIN as a way of communicating with the unscrupulous person who seems to have switched out my SIM card for theirs.
Anyway, after a serious dent in my wallet, I replaced the bugger at full price. Interesting that there already seems to be a few differences between the unit I got today and my original.
- Using the Dimension ZEN theme, I have 6 icons on the main screen. I am pretty sure I only had 5 on the original.
- The keyboard is noticeably more tactile. When I press a button, I can feel the click as I press the key. The original model was something I'd describe as mushy
- There are no creaks. I saw some thread where someone talked about cheap build quality, etc. The one I got today has no play in the case.
- The screen of the original one had something of a greenish tint for things like messages. The envelope icons looked a bit unhealthy. The new model has no such tint.
The O/S number of the newer one is 188.8.131.52. I don't recall the release number of the original O/S. Wondering if they've made changes already...
Also, if anyone has any ideas how to communicate with my original phone after someone else sticks their SIM card in there, I'm all ears. I suspect that they do not currently have Blackberry service, but I suppose on way to try to track them down is to keep trying to use BB Messenger on my old PIN. If they ever add Blackberry service, they should show up, right? Can I try to send them IM without asking their permission to add me as a contact? I doubt they'd accept my invitation, since they obviously saw my name on the lock screen when they picked up the phone, but elected not to use the information to contact me... Very interested in ideas for reaching out to the person who "stole" my phone...