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Forum: BlackBerry Versus 09-21-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,934
Posted By Lotus99
And now with the new Torch coming out in Canada...

And now with the new Torch coming out in Canada soon, my decision has been complicated! I read a few reviews on it though, and their were not very impressed? Sounded like the reviewers'...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 08-16-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,934
Posted By Lotus99
LOL! I'm toying with getting an iPhone, so need...

LOL! I'm toying with getting an iPhone, so need to figure out how much I'd miss a BB...

I'm surprised the 9700 can't do a few things then that my almost 4 year old Pearl can though! Contacts must...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 08-15-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,934
Posted By Lotus99
Hmmm... Right now I'm not using an Exchange...

Hmmm... Right now I'm not using an Exchange account, and the BB seems smart enough to recognize when it's a Meeting Request, and inserts it into my calendar automatically, the same way Outlook does...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 08-14-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,934
Posted By Lotus99
J, you sure you can mark a bunch of emails as...

J, you sure you can mark a bunch of emails as read (#8)? Or mark all prior to a certain point as read?

I came across this link which seems to say it didn't make it in... Bummer!

iPhone Mail...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 08-13-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,934
Posted By Lotus99
J, thanks for the repy to all my questions! I'm...

J, thanks for the repy to all my questions! I'm happy to hear the iPhone can do most of the things my BB can do!

As far as the sync'ing of contacts goes, I thought it can do so? Basically, I've...
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 08-12-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,231
Posted By Lotus99
Can the iPhone4 do these things?

Should I have posted my thread here instead? :smile: I've got a BB right now.

(y) for any...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 08-12-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,934
Posted By Lotus99
BB vs. iPhone4 - Can the iPhone do these things?

I'm considering switching to it, but I've been with my BB for almost 4 years now, and love so many things about it, wondering how the iPhone would stack up vs. a Bold 9700 let's say, which I assume...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 06-30-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By Lotus99
The Free version even lets you customize the...

The Free version even lets you customize the scheduled reboots, like weekly ones, etc. that the Pro only supposedly lets you.

So far the program itself works just fine (I'm on 4.5.0.182 by the way)...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 06-30-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By Lotus99
Thanks, you're awesome! After some searching, I...

Thanks, you're awesome! After some searching, I found one called SoftReset supposedly at Geekandproud, but it seems to have been pulled from their site. This one looks slick and it's available at...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 06-30-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By Lotus99
Is there a free app that does a hard reboot so u don't have to pull battery?

Instead of having to do a battery pull I was hoping to run an app off the desktop. I've got a Pearl 8100. Battery cover's broken now, so I have it taped, and it's a PITA to have to take off the...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-31-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 33,903
Posted By Lotus99
DEAR MODS, One tip possibly to add within the...

DEAR MODS,

One tip possibly to add within the instructions for upgrading, is to have your USB cable directly connected to the PC, rather than via a hub or some other indirect way. For 3 years I had...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 09-03-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By Lotus99
Bummer. Thx for the help anyway. Guess I'll...

Bummer. Thx for the help anyway. Guess I'll have to redownload them.

You think there's a way to get older versions of apps (not what the vendor's currently got out)? I was looking for vlingo 2,...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 09-03-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By Lotus99
I don't get it. So why am I not seeing this...

I don't get it. So why am I not seeing this pin.ALX file?

PS I just realized you might mean the file would be called 12345678.ALX, but even that isn't there. All ALX files on my PC are in the...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 09-03-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By Lotus99
I just found this link to backup 3rd party apps,...

I just found this link to backup 3rd party apps, I assume that's what you're referring to? http://www.blackberryforums.com/rim-software/91912-how-backup-restore-all-installed-3rd-party-apps.html

I...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 09-03-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By Lotus99
Thanks NJBlackBerry, I found a folder whose name...

Thanks NJBlackBerry, I found a folder whose name was my PIN right where you said it should be. I was excited initially, as the date stamp on it even matched the time when I was doing the install. ...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 09-03-2009, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By Lotus99
Well, I kept poking around here, and found a post...

Well, I kept poking around here, and found a post saying that connecting to hubs might cause problems. My monitor has a few USB ports on it and it plugs into the PC, so I suppose it's technically a...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 09-02-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By Lotus99
And I've tried to use JL commander to wipe it,...

And I've tried to use JL commander to wipe it, from here: How do I wipe the BlackBerry using Jl Cmder? - BlackBerryFAQ...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 09-02-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By Lotus99
HELP! Got 507 error during OS install and can't fix it

First time in 10 OS installs this has happened to me... great.

The instructions say:



So I've disconnected the BB's cable to the PC, reconnected it, I double click Loader.exe, but on the next...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 06-08-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By Lotus99
Yes, I was not referring to cases where you...

Yes, I was not referring to cases where you obviously have the person as a contact. In that case, whatever name you give them will appear.

I'm talking about calling any call display enabled phone...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 06-08-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By Lotus99
How to not have yr name show up when calling

When calling someone, both my number and name show up. I'd like it so that it's just the number that shows up, which is how many other people who call me from the same phone provider even have it...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 05-12-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By Lotus99
Bummer... checked this morning and now it's down...

Bummer... checked this morning and now it's down to 8 MB. Now what?

So this memory leak, in a nutshell, is there a solution to it, or is it just a known bug on these devices and one must monitor...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 05-11-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By Lotus99
Interesting... I had read that doing a hard reset...

Interesting... I had read that doing a hard reset helps things, which is why when I noticed last week I was down to only 6 MB, I did a few, but it hadn't helped, which is why it had me puzzled how...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 05-11-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By Lotus99
Wow... ok, so I'm a bit below that! Yikes! For...

Wow... ok, so I'm a bit below that! Yikes!

For now, this is what I did, which seemed to have worked somewhat.

I hooked it up to DM, and went to Backup and Restore, Advanced, and clicked Clear on...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 05-11-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By Lotus99
Thanks for the quick reply! I opened the link and...

Thanks for the quick reply! I opened the link and saw it's a huge page though! I'll try to read thru later at home.

I have not fortunately lost any emails or messages, or call logs, which was the...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 05-11-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,571
Posted By Lotus99
No worries. He unplugged his usb cable during an...

No worries. He unplugged his usb cable during an update he was saying, and wanted to know what to do now, b/c he's getting a flashing red light.

Ciao Gingo, se rieschi, puoi usare inglese in...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 05-11-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By Lotus99
How much memory is too low to be dangerous? 4 MB to 6 MB?

I recall reading a long time ago posts about memory leaks and such, and can't recall what they were due to (maybe someone can give me a quick summary? (y) , but that when they started happening,...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 04-30-2009, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By Lotus99
Sounds interesting too. What do you use it for...

Sounds interesting too. What do you use it for that Vlingo can't? Vlingo seems to cover off being able to do all the things it also does, except for adding things directly to your calendar. ...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 04-29-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By Lotus99
HOLY JAW DROP BATMAN! Just installed it, and the...

HOLY JAW DROP BATMAN! Just installed it, and the list of things it can do is amazing! And the voice recognition built into it kills me! I thought that only fancy softwares on PC's with big...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 04-29-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By Lotus99
Sweet! You are DA MAN! (or WOMAN!) From a...

Sweet! You are DA MAN! (or WOMAN!)

From a quick look, seems to operate just like the old Jott did! Same business model too:

"To improve speech recognition accuracy for our entire community of...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 04-29-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By Lotus99
Is there a free service or software similar to Jott (speech to text)?

Last year when Jott was free for a few months before they started charging for it, I had it installed on my Pearl, and it was great. But then they started charging $13 a month for it, which I didn't...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 03-28-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Lotus99
Wirelessly posted This morning its down to 10...

Wirelessly posted

This morning its down to 10 MB. And I haven't even used the program since last checking File Free. I think I'll just remove it.
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 03-28-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Lotus99
Wirelessly posted 1. Why did you uninstall...

Wirelessly posted

1. Why did you uninstall yours? Memory problems like me or what?

2. Thx 4 tip. What does this memory clean function do? I know nothing about it and don't have the manual with...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 03-27-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Lotus99
Installed Yahoo Go 3.0 on phone and it's sucking up memory

Hi, so I've got the 8100 Pearl with OS 4.5.0.102, and installed Yahoo Go 3.0 on it. After installing it, I probably still had about 13 MB of File Free, when I checked under Options->Status. I've...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 03-09-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 49,832
Posted By Lotus99
+1!

+1!
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 02-25-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,502
Posted By Lotus99
Yeah, that sucks. It's probably b/c they want to...

Yeah, that sucks. It's probably b/c they want to force you to check your cell's voicemail, so you use up minutes...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 01-22-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,284
Posted By Lotus99
Actually, I'm on BIS. What would be the...

Actually, I'm on BIS. What would be the difference/impact?

I get my work emails on my BB, and we use MS Outloook at work, which the BB recognizes the meeting requests, and automatically inserts...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 01-21-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,284
Posted By Lotus99
Thanks for the reply. Good to know there'd be a...

Thanks for the reply. Good to know there'd be a way to make it work, but not very practical unfortunately. I could put some key word in meetings that I set up myself, but I often receive meeting...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 01-20-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,581
Posted By Lotus99
Can your app. automatically switch profiles based on calendar entries?

Hi, can you please confirm your app will do what I'm looking for? You mention it integrates with the Calendar, but I don't think it will do what I want from what I understand? It looked like from a...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 01-20-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,284
Posted By Lotus99
Can your app. automatically switch profiles based on calendar entries?

Hi, can you please confirm your app will do what I'm looking for? You mention it integrates with the Calendar, but I don't think it will do what I want from what I understand? It looked like from a...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-02-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 28,430
Posted By Lotus99
Great... spoke too soon. Lost all my freakin'...

Great... spoke too soon. Lost all my freakin' custom ring tones... aargh!
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-02-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 92,259
Posted By Lotus99
Anyone recently tried this on the 8100 with a 4.5...

Anyone recently tried this on the 8100 with a 4.5 OS? I noticed you can stream movies from like youtube, though a bit pixelated at times, but I don't know if it was possible before with the 4.2 OS's?
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-02-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 28,430
Posted By Lotus99
So you're streaming on the 8100? There was...

So you're streaming on the 8100? There was another post by someone who had managed to get Sirius Radio on their 8130. I wonder if it now would be possible to get that on the 8100...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-02-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 28,430
Posted By Lotus99
Should I send service books too after upgrade?

Just did the upgrade, and it took just over an hour. I have 9 MB of data, which doesn't seem much, so I would have expected it to go faster than that, which was the case with previous...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-02-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 935
Posted By Lotus99
But is there a top 10 type of list? That list is...

But is there a top 10 type of list? That list is huge!
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-02-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,815
Posted By Lotus99
Why switch to "Loader.exe" for upgrading an OS vs. Desktop Manager?

hi, I was on 4.5.0.81 til today, and am in the process of upgrading to .102. I noticed that up to .81, it was the same old process and you'd use Desktop Manager to upgrade, but as of .99, you are...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-31-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 28,430
Posted By Lotus99
If I'm on Rogers already, then I shouldn't have...

If I'm on Rogers already, then I shouldn't have to delete the vendor.xml file after installing the OS on my PC, right?
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 11-14-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,502
Posted By Lotus99
Why don't I see "Forward Unanswered Calls" as an option?

I have voicemail, but when I'm at the office I want to set it so my phone after the 4 rings transfers to my work number, and not voicemail, so people end up leaving a message on my work voicemail,...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-12-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 22,900
Posted By Lotus99
Thanks. I also read in another post that I can't...

Thanks. I also read in another post that I can't find now that ticking that box during install allows advanced users to configure the permissions upfront. If that's the case, then it sounds like...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-10-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 22,900
Posted By Lotus99
And if you don't check the "Set application...

And if you don't check the "Set application permissions" box when downloading the software, do you have to go to Options/Security Options/Application permissions and click the various accesses from...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 10-29-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By Lotus99
Mine was soaked in unsweetended tea and worked...

Mine was soaked in unsweetended tea and worked fine. I left it under a lamp for a couple of days and luckily it worked after. Search for my post a few months back. I assume you resisted turning it...
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