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Old 03-27-2007, 02:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got my blackberry 8100 pearl from tmobile and I have been messing around with it a bit. I have a few questions (sorry but I'm REALLY cell phone stupid, so please bear with me).

Question 1- How can I check my gmail mail from my blackberry?

Question 2- I see that there are different themes, does this mean overall change (icons and whatnot) or just background?

Question 3- How can I change the theme and/or background?

Question 4- I set a phone ringtone fro someone but it doesn't use it. How do you make it work?

Question 5- Is there a way to transfer .mp3's (or whatever sound file ringtones are) with the cord? If not how do I send files to the phone without bluetooth?

Question 6- i read around here people wanting to sync there macs and BB. What does this mean? I know this is probably a stupid question, I'm just pretty stupid right now.


Oh also I am currently on a iBook g4 with 10.3.9 till I get my g5 tower sent out here. So any programs I need to download, please make sure they are 10.3.

Thank you and please answer ANY questions that you know the answers to! I greatly appreciate it!
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I too am new to BB. Here's the answers to what I've already found out.

Q1: dunno, I would like to know that too
Q2: AFAIK it's overall change
Q3: Press the menu button (left of pearl), select options (the spanner), scroll down to Themes, select your theme. To change just the background: menu>media>pictures. Select your picture, press menu>set as home screen image.
Q4: You got me there
Q5: Yes, when you connect to the mac with the cord, the BB will ask if you want to turn on mass storage. Say yes and the SD card in the phone will show up on the Macs desktop, just like any other removable media. Open it up and you'll see folders for music, pictures etc. drop the stuff you want to move into the correct folder. Done.
Q6: it means you can synchronise your address book, calendars, notes etc with the Mac that you connect to. If your address book is up to date (on the mac) then you can basically send all the addresses you have in there to the BB. Saves you typing them all in. From then on you can update the BB, the Mac or both when you change anything in the mac or the BB's add book.

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Old 03-27-2007, 08:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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1. Set up your gmail address in the BIS and mail will get directed to your BB.Otherwise I think you can download a gmail for mobile and use that thru your browser but I haven't tried this.
2. Different themes give you different features.For example there is a today theme which shows you upcoming appointments, missed calls and mails on your home screen. Try them out you can always change them back
4. Make sure you save any changes you make and also make sure you are in the profile you created these special ringtones as they only apply to the profile you are in at the time. Remember settings dont save automatically you need to choose the save option.
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Old 03-27-2007, 03:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi,

Research In Motion has just released Version 4.0.20 of PocketMac for BlackBerry. That is the software to use if you want to sync your address book, calendar, notes, tasks, Safari bookmarks, etc. to the BlackBerry. You can use it to install applications to the BlackBerry, too!

The instructions for downloading it are below.

Step 1: Click Here To Start The Downloading Process:

BlackBerry - BlackBerry for Mac

Step 2: Click On The "Download" Link
When you get to the download software page, click on the "Download" a copy of PocketMac for BlackBerry link.

Step 3: Choose "PocketMac v4.0.20 for BlackBerry"
Select "PocketMac v4.0 for BlackBerry" from the choice of software products to download. Click "Next" and fill in the contact information.

Step 4: Click "Download Software"
The final step is simple. Just click the "Download Software" link

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I too am new to BB. Here's the answers to what I've already found out.

Q5: Yes, when you connect to the mac with the cord, the BB will ask if you want to turn on mass storage. Say yes and the SD card in the phone will show up on the Macs desktop, just like any other removable media. Open it up and you'll see folders for music, pictures etc. drop the stuff you want to move into the correct folder. Done.

It doesnt say that for me, it says invalid power source or something along those lines. I tried both power supplies.

Oh and thats for the pocketmac answer, but I dont care to sync things like calender or contacts. I just want to be able to get my email, make ringtones for different people, change theme, and thats about it for now (course call and text). Oh whats BIS?
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I installed the latest Pocketmac from RIM and it works ok, but the email sync is far worse than 4.0. It does not recognize the difference in my 2 email accounts and it puts all of my inbox items in my 1 email inbox on OSX mail.

I would stick with 4.0. There are no significant advantages to 4.02
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