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Forum: BlackBerry Themes 01-23-2007, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By GMK
On your 8100, go into Options> about it will tell...

On your 8100, go into Options> about it will tell you what OS version you are running. Being a Pearl it is very likely you are on 4.2. The latest version can be downloaded from Cingular. Check the...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-17-2007, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,107
Posted By GMK
I beg to differ. Using the escape button for...

I beg to differ. Using the escape button for most progreams does properly close them. If our measure of program closure is that an exited program does not show up in Switch Application then ESC...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-17-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By GMK
You can zoom with the volume keys. See if that...

You can zoom with the volume keys. See if that works for you. If nothing else it will narrow the focus if you need Tech help.
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-17-2007, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By GMK
We've got a thread on this in the Third Party...

We've got a thread on this in the Third Party forum. But. That being said, I like it. I've emailed them to see if they can add media card support and other goodies. We'll see. Until then, this...
Forum: Rumor Mill 01-17-2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,999
Posted By GMK
Whom is offering it? What else do you know about...

Whom is offering it? What else do you know about it? Is it streaming?
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-17-2007, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,107
Posted By GMK
This problem exists due to the programs and the...

This problem exists due to the programs and the OS not cleaning up after themselves when you properly exit programs. It took Bill Gates and company a long time to get their arms around this in...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-17-2007, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By GMK
To turn off keytones go to ...

To turn off keytones go to Options>Screen/Keyboard> turn off Key Tone

To turn off email go to Options>Network turn off data services.

I have Opera installed. Use it seldom. BB browser is OK for...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-17-2007, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By GMK
I'm pretty sure you need to use version 4.2 of...

I'm pretty sure you need to use version 4.2 of the desktop manager. Mass storage mode allows you to transfer files back and forth between the PC and the BB. It acts like a local drive. I seldom...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-17-2007, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,122
Posted By GMK
The trackball/keypad lighting does not come on in...

The trackball/keypad lighting does not come on in max bright backlight mode. For this reason, doing the hardware mod is not advisable as you will be in constant backlight at max, thus no...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-15-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 11,569
Posted By GMK
I agree. It's a one way street with the iPod. ...

I agree. It's a one way street with the iPod. You can import music or videos into the iPod. You can't play iTunes media on other devices. It's a reasonable assumption that the iPhone will behave...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 01-15-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,370
Posted By GMK
Works great. Couple of quick comments: 1. Can...

Works great. Couple of quick comments:

1. Can we have some control over playback volume?
2. Likewise, some control over mic sensitivity?
3. Likewise control over quality vs. time?
4. Love to be...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-14-2007, 04:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,601
Posted By GMK
Love to see HTML rendering in email. The ability...

Love to see HTML rendering in email. The ability to turn it on and off would be a plus.

My favorite bugbear, more control over backlight settings.

Bluetooth stereo. I'm not clear as to whether the...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-14-2007, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,460
Posted By GMK
Certain themes do not display the signal strength...

Certain themes do not display the signal strength in numeric values on the home screen. I use Today Plus and the space for the bars is blank. However, the numeric values do show up in the rest of...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-12-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,714
Posted By GMK
And the resolution was?

And the resolution was?
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 01-12-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,417
Posted By GMK
Based on what little bit of the iPhone I have...

Based on what little bit of the iPhone I have seen, this is the best assessment/comparison w' BB Pearl in this thread.
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-12-2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,546
Posted By GMK
Like the sign says, Peachtree City, GA. 20 or so...

Like the sign says, Peachtree City, GA. 20 or so miles South of your burg. What part of Atlanta, you hail from?
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-12-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By GMK
Good find. Thank you. Does this, I wonder, mean...

Good find. Thank you. Does this, I wonder, mean that upgrades to EDGE will get us the speeds he's talking about? If so, amidst all the buzz about 3G, I wonder if an upgraded EDGE is being planned...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-12-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,546
Posted By GMK
I don't have a speed problem at all, once the...

I don't have a speed problem at all, once the initial loading is complete. Nice interface. I like that it doesn't kick the browser out. I can switch between the 2 with no loss of either program.
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 01-12-2007, 07:50 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,417
Posted By GMK
For those that nay say that the iPhone won't...

For those that nay say that the iPhone won't stimulate the introduction of new products. Here's what Samsung has to say.

Kim said that the iPhone will be able to penetrate the high end of the...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-12-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 11,569
Posted By GMK
Its a bit more than Cisco jumping in. They've...

Its a bit more than Cisco jumping in. They've had the registered trademark for iPhone for quite some time. If anyone, it's Apple thats doing the infringing.
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 01-12-2007, 07:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,532
Posted By GMK
Ooops. Maybe I should have "pinched" instead of...

Ooops. Maybe I should have "pinched" instead of pushing.
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 01-12-2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,417
Posted By GMK
This locked platform sure sounds like old Apple...

This locked platform sure sounds like old Apple to me. My way or the highway. I'm not an Apple baiter but you'd think they would at least remember their own history and how keeping it all to...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-12-2007, 06:18 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 11,569
Posted By GMK
Text messaging. Very good point and you are...

Text messaging. Very good point and you are right on target that that is the hotbutton item with cell phones, especially in the market group that this phone will appeal to.

I may have missed it in...
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 01-11-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,417
Posted By GMK
Well. Technically it was in quote.

Well. Technically it was in quote.
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 01-11-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,417
Posted By GMK
Sorry. While the egg on my face is drying, I...

Sorry. While the egg on my face is drying, I didn't note that there was a linked reference to the excerpted site at the bottom of the post.
Forum: BlackBerry Themes 01-11-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,994
Posted By GMK
I'm with TMO. I just went to the site. Go to...

I'm with TMO. I just went to the site. Go to downloads, then to free themes, then push the "I accept" button and on the next page there are 4 themes to download.
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 01-11-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,417
Posted By GMK
busterkat, One hell of a write up. Well worth...

busterkat,

One hell of a write up. Well worth reading in its entirety. very insightful

A couple of points:

1. I agree that the exclusive partnership with Cingular is certainly not the best for...
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 01-11-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,417
Posted By GMK
Funny, I use a siren as one of my ringtones. I...

Funny, I use a siren as one of my ringtones. I hope that isn't a harbinger of misfortune.

I don't think that logical evaluations necessarily apply here. In the market group that this phone will...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-11-2007, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By GMK
Most welcome

Most welcome
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-11-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By GMK
Go to the top date in your message listing, press...

Go to the top date in your message listing, press the menu key and select Delete Prior
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 01-11-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,417
Posted By GMK
With slight reservation, I have to somewhat...

With slight reservation, I have to somewhat disagree. I've worked with a number of very successful fortune 500 execs and I would say that more often than not, they take these things very personally,...
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 01-11-2007, 06:56 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,417
Posted By GMK
I tend to agree and when the hype settles I feel...

I tend to agree and when the hype settles I feel that Apple will pay some money to Cisco in a negotiated settlement. Apple's feet dragging (brinkmanship?) is as calculated as is Cisco's suit. I...
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 01-11-2007, 06:33 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,417
Posted By GMK
Regarding the iPhone, the CEO of Nokia says,...

Regarding the iPhone, the CEO of Nokia says, "Apple's objective is not at a very high level," Vanjoki was quoted as saying.

Source: Nokia says iPhone "quite interesting": report - Yahoo! News...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-10-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By GMK
If it bothers you as much as it did me. Check...

If it bothers you as much as it did me. Check this thread out and see what a few of us have done.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-8100-series-discussion/58252-my-anti-auto-dimming-mod.html
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 01-10-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,417
Posted By GMK
You are right on target. Geeks unite!! The fun...

You are right on target. Geeks unite!! The fun has just begun.

What do you think Bill Gates and company are going to do?? Sit by? NOT.
Forum: BlackBerry Themes 01-10-2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,442
Posted By GMK
There are applications available to make up...

There are applications available to make up themes for the 7100 & 8100 series BBs, but not yet for the 8100. Soon we hope.
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-10-2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By GMK
Escape is the button to close the app. There are...

Escape is the button to close the app. There are a few apps that never close like the browser, messages and phone
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 01-10-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,439
Posted By GMK
Perhaps you haven't heard of Blackberry thumb. ...

Perhaps you haven't heard of Blackberry thumb. Many new users complain of knuckle discomfort due to the constant bending of the thumb joint. It may not be so bad on the 8800 but switching from the...
Forum: RIM Stock/Legal Discussion 01-10-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 34,826
Posted By GMK
I was under the impression that John Chambers and...

I was under the impression that John Chambers and Steve Jobs were buddies. One could surmise that either there's a prearranged deal or if I'm wrong about their relationship then there could be a...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-10-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,105
Posted By GMK
If you look in the thread at the top of this...

If you look in the thread at the top of this forum re: video encoding, there are a lot of posts that put the the fps in the 12-15 range.
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-10-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,720
Posted By GMK
I have a really tough time with Auto-backlight or...

I have a really tough time with Auto-backlight or Autodim so I was encouraged by a couple of posts on a hardwire solution to keep the 8100 brightness up. Both used solder and wire to bypass the...
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 01-10-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,417
Posted By GMK
I think its a gorgeous device. We're looking at...

I think its a gorgeous device. We're looking at step one of the future where a communication device is more connectivity (thank you for the revolution RIM) and less cell phone dependency. Jobs was...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-08-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By GMK
[QUOTE=sak]thanks guys. i already have the quick...

[QUOTE=sak]thanks guys. i already have the quick player. i guess i will have to wait. thanks again[/QUOTE

Maybe I put to much in one paragraph. Tinytube is now and it works fine for a lot of vids,...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-08-2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By GMK
The only option you have at this time is...

The only option you have at this time is Tinytube. Go to www.tinytube.net from your BB. A demo version of Quickplayer can be seen @ mobile.blackberry.com. A version is out for streaming audio with...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-07-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 34,019
Posted By GMK
This upgrade does not allow you to turn off Auto...

This upgrade does not allow you to turn off Auto Brightness. Thanks RIM
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-05-2007, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By GMK
Drink plenty of fluids then: Create a listing in...

Drink plenty of fluids then: Create a listing in your address book for Taxi Cab or whatever. Put in the phone number and then you'll be able to voice call it. Voice dialing doesn't recognize...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 01-05-2007, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,634
Posted By GMK
Pleasure to make your acquaintance. Go through...

Pleasure to make your acquaintance. Go through there all the time.
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-05-2007, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By GMK
You can record a voice note for up to 60 seconds....

You can record a voice note for up to 60 seconds. This must be sent via email, (or is it MMS?) to some one but if you create a dummy address ( or any address), bring that up and then you can save...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-05-2007, 06:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,793
Posted By GMK
This is a little Mickey Mouse but if you cover...

This is a little Mickey Mouse but if you cover the top slot with a finger, the noise is cut quite a bit. Probably enough so that when hand is under the partition a cough would likely cover up the...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 01-05-2007, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,634
Posted By GMK
You can Google what you want from any SMS capable...

You can Google what you want from any SMS capable cell phone. Send a text message to 46645 with your request. For example, Gas 30269. In a few seconds you'll get a text message back with Gas...
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