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Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-06-2007, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,601
Posted By chris_in_ca
same problem..

I am having the same problem.

I have an 8100. Cingular service in the San Francisco Bay area.

Here is the problem I encountered:

Earlier today.. I am pretty sure I wasn't even touching any...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-22-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,680
Posted By chris_in_ca
For what it's worth -- and just do you don't feel...

For what it's worth -- and just do you don't feel alone -- I am running into the exact same problem... :-(

- Chris
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-12-2006, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,093
Posted By chris_in_ca
Ahh.. I would love to know this too.. On my old...

Ahh.. I would love to know this too.. On my old 8700c there was a keypad combinbation (a 'control-alt-delete', if you will) that did the trick.

I tried to few combinations on my 8100 and didn't...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-12-2006, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 848
Posted By chris_in_ca
Anyone upgraded to Cingular OS v4.2.0.84?

Wondering if anyone out there has successfully installed BlackBerry Pearl Cingular OS v4.2.0.84 onto their 8100?

I can't find any detailed information about what exactly the upgrade provides and I...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 12-12-2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,469
Posted By chris_in_ca
Updating 8100 OS update for Mac Users?

Is there any way for a Mac user to update the operating system with PocketMac? I'm a Cingular user and they just released the latest version of their operating system. Ideally, I'd like to update...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-11-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,942
Posted By chris_in_ca
I did a ton of research and ended up ordering the...

I did a ton of research and ended up ordering the Seido Rubberized case and screen protector combo..

Here is a link to pictures:
NEW RUBBERIZED CASE FOR 8100 - CSR2YBB8100-BK...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-08-2006, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,879
Posted By chris_in_ca
I have my Cingular Pearl working as a modem via...

I have my Cingular Pearl working as a modem via bluetooth.. (Haven't tried the USB tethered route).

- C
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-07-2006, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By chris_in_ca
When I tried to get insurance through Cingular...

When I tried to get insurance through Cingular they said that they didn't cover this particular phone. There was an earlier thread about this and the consensus seemed to be that even though a...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-07-2006, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,879
Posted By chris_in_ca
8100 Cingular / T-Mobile Differences? More than cosmetic?

I am thinking about getting my brother a Pearl for Christmas.

I just got one and love it.

I am a Cingular customer. He is a T-Mobile customer.

Aside from the cosmetic appearance...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-07-2006, 06:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,844
Posted By chris_in_ca
Make sure you didn't import some of your contact...

Make sure you didn't import some of your contact information. Imported contacts will not get 'registered' with the voice dialing program and you need to reset it to get them registered.. I had 1 out...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-06-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,835
Posted By chris_in_ca
Hrmm.. maybe you can buy an aftermarket cable? ...

Hrmm.. maybe you can buy an aftermarket cable?

It's not as cheap (free) as the bluetooth solution but it's cheaper than getting a new computer. :-)

You have probably already tried this but I'll...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-06-2006, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By chris_in_ca
Ahh.. yeah.. No.. I figured out that.. I guess I...

Ahh.. yeah.. No.. I figured out that.. I guess I was hoping there was some way to save me the trouble and have mencoder set the height as a variable based upon the ratio of the source width:280...
...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-06-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By chris_in_ca
Encoding video with proportionate height..?

So here is the question for an mencoder guru...

Is there an easy way to set mencoder to set a proportionate height for encoded video?

All the command line suggestion I have read on here set a...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-06-2006, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By chris_in_ca
I had that similar problem but then read up on...

I had that similar problem but then read up on some of the threads about encoding and now the videos I encode (using mencoder) have a quick seek time. The only delay/lag I get now is when I...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-06-2006, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By chris_in_ca
I sent email to their tech support about the...

I sent email to their tech support about the keyboard below and the 8100 and was told that they are working on a driver and plan to have it released in Jan. 2007.

Welcome to iGo!...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-05-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,835
Posted By chris_in_ca
Anyone with less expensive advice..?

Anyone with less expensive advice..?
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-05-2006, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,717
Posted By chris_in_ca
As an insurance company they probably charge more...

As an insurance company they probably charge more for NJ because there is more theft/damage/loss there. Just statistics.

They do cover the BB8100... just select the PDA option.
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-05-2006, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,835
Posted By chris_in_ca
Angry Detailed instructions for failing Bluetooth file transfers...

I gotta admit I am having problems getting this to work consistently. There are a few variables I was hoping someone withe more experience or a better history of success could help with..

I did...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-05-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,400
Posted By chris_in_ca
Not sure if it will help anyone reading this...

Not sure if it will help anyone reading this tread with issues -- but there is a known bug with voicedialing that I ran into... after a quick fix voicedialing was working WAY better..
...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-05-2006, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,717
Posted By chris_in_ca
Even my insurance agent agreed -- it's not worth...

Even my insurance agent agreed -- it's not worth insuring via a homeowners policy. For me, I have a $500 deductible so it just isn't worth declaring anything lost unless it is well over $500 with...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-05-2006, 02:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,717
Posted By chris_in_ca
Insurance for 8100?

So I know there have been a few random threads about places to get insurance for your cell phone but I thought I would bring it up again for all the recent Cingular 8100 purchasers because Cingular...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-05-2006, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By chris_in_ca
heya... I was running into an issue earlier today...

heya... I was running into an issue earlier today with gmail but it appears resolved... I think it was just a =random thing.. :-)
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-04-2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By chris_in_ca
Mega long pause/loadtime while in Media Browser?

Had anyone else experience mega long load times / pauses while moving around in the media browser?

After I update a theme I generally go into the media browser to select a new background image and...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-03-2006, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,826
Posted By chris_in_ca
Worked like a charm...

Saved to UK English.. then saved to American English.. next press of voicedial it did a scan and boom.. it worked.

Thanks for the tip.. thanks Damager! :-)

If I do further import/sync will I...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-03-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,826
Posted By chris_in_ca
Funky voice dialing issue..?

When I first got my 8100 I put in a single contact and then came across the voice dial feature... I pressed the button and voila it worked like a charm. Amazing -- it appears it has some...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-03-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By chris_in_ca
I don't have the answer but two suggestions.. ...

I don't have the answer but two suggestions..

1) Make sure you have the latest version of IM+ -- I read that it was updated with the Pearl in mind.

2) See if there is someway to run the...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-03-2006, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By chris_in_ca
numeric keypad is easier..

I'll agree -- the numeric keypad is a little easier to use.. but (again - in my opinion) the alpha keypad has been made much harder to use.. I'd prefer the better compromise available on the...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-03-2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By chris_in_ca
Anyone else think Cingular made the Pearl Ugly?

Well.. okay.. it's still small and decent looking -- but LORD the 'paint job' they did on the previously exquisite looking Pearl is tragic.

They took a modern and sleek design of the t-mobile...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-03-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,662
Posted By chris_in_ca
I second the suggestion to give suretype a...

I second the suggestion to give suretype a chance.. I find myself typing 70% as fast as I did on my 8700 and I think it will creep up to 80% as soo.. the last 20% I'll chalk up to the smaller...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-03-2006, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By chris_in_ca
removing idiot cap...

thanks.. boy do I feel stupid. I'll *BET* that was in the manual somewhere. :-)
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-02-2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By chris_in_ca
ARggg...ABC mode only on address book?

Am I going crazy?

When I go the 'phone log' mode I can also look up number easily but typing in a name. It couldn't be easier.. if I type JK-ER it uses SURETYPE to immediate narrows down all my...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-02-2006, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,136
Posted By chris_in_ca
I don't mean to be a shill but I am a very happy...

I don't mean to be a shill but I am a very happy customer of IM+. It's a multi-protocol instant messaging client that I picked up when the 8700C was released and I have been super happy with it ever...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-02-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By chris_in_ca
Im+

I don't mean to be a shill but I am a very happy customer of IM+. It's a multi-protocol instant messaging client that I picked up when the 8700C was released and I have been super happy with it ever...
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