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Old 05-12-2005, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am quite certain that all of these questions have been asked and answered previously in this forum, but my feable search did not come up with useful answers. Thanks in advance for your patience with this BB newbie, and for any answers you might be able to provide.

I have the BB 7250 from Verizon.

1. I have installed the BBLight program, but still cannot get the backlight to stay on for more than 2 minutes. The BBLight program does turn the light on upon touching a key, but only turns on the "dim" light, not the "bright" light setting. Is there any way to keep the bright light on permanently except when in the holster?

2. I am using redirector, not BES. Is there any way to receive email attachments?

3. I am using the Motorola 810 bluetooth headset. When I use it with my "regular" cell phone (Motorola V710) the sound is clear and crisp. When I use it with the BB 7250, I hear some crackling noise. Is this a problem with the 7250 in general, or is it likely I have a bad BB?

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Old 05-12-2005, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Answers to your questions....

1.) I don't use the BBLight application, so I can't comment on how the app works. With that being said, if you attempt to keep the backlight on for a significant amount of time you will kill the battery. Up to you, but I don't suggest using the backlight to much.

2.) You can't get your attachements using redirector.

3.) I've noticed that Motorola bluetooth headsets and BlackBerry's don't like each other. There is nothing wrong with your BlackBerry, or the headset. A Plantronic headset, or a Jabro headset will work better with BlackBerry.
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I can't comment on the first questions; however, the headset issue is a BB7250 problem. RIM knows about the problems and supposedly has supplied the carriers with an upgrade but it has not been released by any carrier yet.
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the help.
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I can't comment on the first questions; however, the headset issue is a BB7250 problem. RIM knows about the problems and supposedly has supplied the carriers with an upgrade but it has not been released by any carrier yet.
Are you serious? I'm about to buy a headset...is this happening with all 7250's or just some?
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You will get varying opinions and to some degree it depends on how critical you and the party you call are. However, I don't consider it acceptable and neither do many others. As the saying goes... "you pays your money and youse takes your chances!"

Just make sure you can return the headset if you are not satisfied.
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True-true. If I go ahead with it I'll post my findings.
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Old 06-22-2005, 08:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have a 7250 with a motorola 820 headset and it works great for me on OS 4.0.
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I'vem used my Verizon 7250 with both Motorola HS820 and HS850. Works great with both.
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While I don't want to directly question your evaluation, I suspect that it has a lot to do with your usage and how critical the party you call is about poor audio quality. I tested the HS850 with the 7250 so I have first hand experience with this combination. On my end things sounded ok, not great because the radio on the 7250 does not produce the cleanest sound. Unless you compare it to other really clean sounding handsets you might not notice. Also, because there is plaenty of bandwidth capacity in some areas and areas like Los Angeles where I live suffer from much tighter bandwidth limitations, the nature of CDMA is that you can squeeze more callers in but you give up sound quality. The effect is much worse on some handsets than on others. You may not live in an area like this. I have seen the same thing in the Washington D.C. area. Newer software that VZW has not yet released resolves some of this issue (I Believe that Sprint just released this newer version). However, the effect on the party you call is much worse than what you hear. Often they will have to ask you to repeat your statements or complain about the lack of intelligebility. The HS850 tends to pick up background noise that exacerbates this problem. If the wind is blowing the party on the other end will really complain. My wife wouldn't even talk to me with that combination unless I was in a quiet room. That is why I say you have to try it in your environment with your callers. You can listen to my HS850 recording to hear what the party on the other end hears.
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This will sound very strange but please bear with me. I bought a 7520 thru work and at the moment chose NOT to activate phone or email. My main purpose at the moment is using the BB as a pda. I will be using the phone soon just not at the moment. The question: how can I download my outlook info - contacts/address book etc from my pc to the BB. I had loaded the desktop software but when I click on Intellisync the configure PIM button is grayed out. It seems that without activating phone or email I also don't have the capability to sync from pc to BB. This may be just the way it is until I set up phone or email but if someone can help me, I'd really appreciate it.

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To answer the original questions:

2) You can create a web client email address **@carrier.blackberry.net and when you get an attachment that you cannot open, you just forward that email to your bb address and then it will allow you to open it.

3) BB seems to be slow on the uptake of bluetooth but they are getting better and better

rictom: it doesnt matter if you have email/phone desktop manager will still allow you to sync. if configure pim is greyed out that must mean the desktop manager is not detecting your bb. Try going to options on the top and connection settings then click detect it should find it. If not, well then you will need to find out why its not detecting.
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This will sound very strange but please bear with me. I bought a 7520 thru work and at the moment chose NOT to activate phone or email. My main purpose at the moment is using the BB as a pda. I will be using the phone soon just not at the moment. The question: how can I download my outlook info - contacts/address book etc from my pc to the BB. I had loaded the desktop software but when I click on Intellisync the configure PIM button is grayed out. It seems that without activating phone or email I also don't have the capability to sync from pc to BB. This may be just the way it is until I set up phone or email but if someone can help me, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance
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You should start a new thread instead of hijacking someone elses.
It's not even a decent hijack... as this thread is related to the 7250, not the 7520.
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There's one other possibility, you could try upgrading your firmware to the Sprint version of the 7250, it's a much newer code and I'm sure it's fixed stuff.
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It matches the revision number of the revision I heard VZW was going to be releasing so its worth a try.
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