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Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 03-29-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,475
Posted By SanFrancisco
This is bad on so many levels: 1. Politicians,...

This is bad on so many levels:

1. Politicians, office holders, religious leaders, actors... there goes another American institution down the toilet.

2. The Sham Wow guy got busted and people stop...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 10-17-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,991
Posted By SanFrancisco
Am I permitted to respond to being accused herein...

Am I permitted to respond to being accused herein of being an unprofessional attorney and a liar, without getting banned or to have this thread deleted.

It was the WSJ who sought me out. It was...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 10-17-2007, 09:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,991
Posted By SanFrancisco
That's actually a Pearl trackball color changing...

That's actually a Pearl trackball color changing program advertised to work with the Curve, but as far as I know, it does NOT. So it changes the notifier LED instead.

The program is "pimp my...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 10-16-2007, 02:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,991
Posted By SanFrancisco
Mods to 8320

Wall Street Journal interviewed me two weeks ago on modding my 8100 Pearl and now the Curve. So for consistency, better post my mods to the Curve since I said that I used to hang out on here. [Told...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 09-23-2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 32,258
Posted By SanFrancisco
I dialed 611 on my Pearl, ordered the Curve. I...

I dialed 611 on my Pearl, ordered the Curve. I ordered this on Saturday night, 10:00 p.m., PDT, Sept. 22.

I too had the Pearl which I got as an upgrade in Sept 2006. Therefore, I did not...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 08-25-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,699
Posted By SanFrancisco
Very informative post. Thanks for taking the...

Very informative post. Thanks for taking the time.

Guess I won't be calling T-Mo and threatening to leave if they don't sell me the Curve at an upgrade price. ;-) :?
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-25-2007, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By SanFrancisco
See my post in other thread, no 6GB microSDHC...

See my post in other thread, no 6GB microSDHC chips until later this year.:? Guess SanDisk is showing it on their Site as a teaser.
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-25-2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,301
Posted By SanFrancisco
While the SanDisk site lists the 6GB at $99,...

While the SanDisk site lists the 6GB at $99, clicking it does not lead to an ability to buy.

Back in late June there were announcements that SanDisk was releasing the 6GB to cell phone...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-24-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By SanFrancisco
See where SanDisk is now selling 6Gb microSDHC...

See where SanDisk is now selling 6Gb microSDHC chips. Someone should buy one to see if it will work on the Pearl.

BE WARNED: The HC or "high capacity" chips will not work on many devices. My 4GB...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-24-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,301
Posted By SanFrancisco
By the way people, back to the serious side: Is...

By the way people, back to the serious side:

Is there such a thing as 4GB "non-HC" chips. I thought there is not.

Like I said before, people get confused by seeing the SD adapter that comes...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-24-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,301
Posted By SanFrancisco
And in a thread a few days ago, that's why I...

And in a thread a few days ago, that's why I asked him to quit doing it. He justs never listens to anything I say, as the saying goes.
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-24-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By SanFrancisco
The USB port on the Pearl is not the most...

The USB port on the Pearl is not the most sturdiest that I have seen.

USB cables, especially the mini plug end, are known to go out.

On most of my older computers, I have two or so USB ports out...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-24-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By SanFrancisco
Maybe your USB port is messed up, either on the...

Maybe your USB port is messed up, either on the Pearl or on the PC.

One member, about 11 months ago, reported that his PC port at home was messed up and when he tried everything at work it fired...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-24-2007, 05:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,301
Posted By SanFrancisco
Why would Cory be confused? ...

Why would Cory be confused?

http://www.heartinsanfrancisco.com/bbmicrosdhc64.jpg
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-24-2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,301
Posted By SanFrancisco
Actually, one of my better PhotoChop jobs. Had...

Actually, one of my better PhotoChop jobs. Had to type "SCANDISK," select a font, correct the tint, manually round off the corners, then add the texture to match the 4GB lettering.

Took all of 5...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-24-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,301
Posted By SanFrancisco
Oh you caught me....

Oh you caught me. http://www.heartinsanfrancisco.com/anilaughing.gif

http://www.heartinsanfrancisco.com/bbmicrosdhc.jpg
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-24-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,301
Posted By SanFrancisco
Uh... some misinformation there. That's not...

Uh... some misinformation there. That's not correct. See my chip currently using on the Pearl.

http://www.heartinsanfrancisco.com/bbmicrosdhc.jpg
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-24-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,301
Posted By SanFrancisco
Cory.. as mentioned before, quit calling them...

Cory.. as mentioned before, quit calling them "Scan" Disk. It's SanDisk.

Counterfeits might be called ScanDisk so to throw people off, so best to not contribute to their crime by telling people...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-24-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By SanFrancisco
Assuming you got it at the earliest issue date,...

Assuming you got it at the earliest issue date, Sept. 12, 2006, it's still under warranty. Trackball is covered under warranty.

Call T-Mo and tell them the trackball is not working. They will...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-24-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By SanFrancisco
The products I use to convert my DVDs into Pearl...

The products I use to convert my DVDs into Pearl format are from Slysoft, "AnyDVD" which unlocks the code, and "CloneDVD Mobile" which now has a "convert to Pearl" option.

Been with them since 2003....
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-24-2007, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By SanFrancisco
I just bought the Nokia 6086 so I could start to...

I just bought the Nokia 6086 so I could start to use my hotspot@home service from T-Mo. [I signed up for it now because T-Mo is raising the price to $20 monthly, in September. Price is currently...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-24-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By SanFrancisco
Have you checked to make sure the SIM card and...

Have you checked to make sure the SIM card and microSD chip are correctly installed [chip if you have one].

Take those out and reinstall.

Also, since you are with T-Mo, just go to the site,...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-24-2007, 12:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,453
Posted By SanFrancisco
For T-Mobile, you need a WiFi phone to use their...

For T-Mobile, you need a WiFi phone to use their new hotspot@home service. [Simple explanation, hotspot@home creates a mini cell tower, if you will, in your home. When making calls with a WiFi...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-24-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By SanFrancisco
Whoa, I disagree on buying from that seller. ...

Whoa, I disagree on buying from that seller. Looks to me like you lucked out in the phone being OK, but that seller has atrocious feedback.

Just my policy, but I would never buy something from a...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 23,822
Posted By SanFrancisco
Don't risk getting into trouble. Run by the IT...

Don't risk getting into trouble. Run by the IT dept. what you want to do. Clear it with them rather than trying to figure if what you do might break the rules, especially since the employer gave...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By SanFrancisco
Oh well, but maybe my "all carriers will get the...

Oh well, but maybe my "all carriers will get the Pearl 2" remains a possibility?
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By SanFrancisco
It is odd they would be out of stock on the hot...

It is odd they would be out of stock on the hot selling Pearl. Could be because the Pearl 2 is coming out, as it was rumored to debut in mid September.

But other rumors [and worthless comments by...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By SanFrancisco
For benefit of other members who might read this...

For benefit of other members who might read this thread, what fixed it?

The OS install?
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By SanFrancisco
I've never done any editing to set a pic as...

I've never done any editing to set a pic as background. I just load them into my Pearl's media folder on the microsd chip, view on the Pearl and say to set as background.

The wallpaper has always...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By SanFrancisco
Search the Forum, there's a thread on it. Also...

Search the Forum, there's a thread on it. Also Mr. Clark [moderator] is the authority on it. He will suggest using JLCommander [it's free].

But, I believe that you can simply install the new OS...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By SanFrancisco
I have to agree, that sure is a quality looking...

I have to agree, that sure is a quality looking product.

But I have two extended batteries [Seidio, both the medium and large]. So I can't use that case.

Currently I have the flexible rubber...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By SanFrancisco
The reason I say to reinstall the firmware/OS is...

The reason I say to reinstall the firmware/OS is that the latest versions change the firmware for the miscroSD slot. If that's the issue, may fix it.(y)
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By SanFrancisco
Well, try wiping it and reinstalling with the...

Well, try wiping it and reinstalling with the latest OS. All is not lost yet. The new OS, 107, is available online at T-Mo as we speak.
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,328
Posted By SanFrancisco
Same here, downloading now. Members should note...

Same here, downloading now.

Members should note that Desktop Manager has NOT changed from the August 13 version posted, 4.2.1.8

Below is a graphic, so don't bother clicking.;-)
...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By SanFrancisco
If she goes through T-Mo tell her to be very...

If she goes through T-Mo tell her to be very careful. T-Mo is not shifty, but they are like any other carrier. Mistakes in communication can occur.

Tell her to make sure she is paying retail for...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By SanFrancisco
Here's the link: ...

Here's the link:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-8100-series-discussion/52985-installing-removing-microsd-chip.html

I think it is the chip, not the Pearl. That's what your display and...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By SanFrancisco
That is telling you that the chip is either not...

That is telling you that the chip is either not formatted correctly or that it is inserted wrong.

Look at the good side, it's not the Pearl, it's the chip.

Keep working on it.

Don't be too sure...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By SanFrancisco
Sounds to me like what JSanders said, your chip...

Sounds to me like what JSanders said, your chip is not inside the slot correctly.

Also check that the SIM is properly inserted. Those are easy to jar loose when foooling around in there, or else...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By SanFrancisco
If she gets a phone from T-Mo they will try to...

If she gets a phone from T-Mo they will try to sell it to her at a discount and require a contract extension. But they also sell them for retail at T-Mo too. But better way to go is almost new on...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By SanFrancisco
When my ex-girlfriend and I were discussing...

When my ex-girlfriend and I were discussing giving her a 7100t, she swore that her phone [which looked like about a year 2000 phone. It was monochrome, etc.] did not have a SIM card.

When I got...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By SanFrancisco
As an example, I gave an ex-girlfriend one of my...

As an example, I gave an ex-girlfriend one of my old 7100t phones. We simply took the SIM out of her old T-Mo phone, put it in the 7100t and it fired right up. Did not have to contact T-Mo.

Any...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-23-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By SanFrancisco
One can go to eBay, buy a used Pearl, which may...

One can go to eBay, buy a used Pearl, which may or may not include a SIM [make sure the phone does not have any unpaid bills].

If the Pearl does not have a SIM, you can get one on eBay for $5.

She...
Forum: Media Center 08-23-2007, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,724
Posted By SanFrancisco
I think by the time they come out the Pearl 2...

I think by the time they come out the Pearl 2 will have debuted.

So for me that will be the question, will the Pearl 2 support 8GB+ chips. My existing Pearl will go on my emergency backup phone...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-22-2007, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By SanFrancisco
Don't call it...

Don't call it "Frisco."http://www.heartinsanfrancisco.com/anifingerwag.gif

With all the fake stuff out there, my safer bet is going with an established seller. If I was in the market for a 4Gb...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-22-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,255
Posted By SanFrancisco
Well on my earlier post, I simply mentioned T-Mo...

Well on my earlier post, I simply mentioned T-Mo because it's my carrier. But I have had the other carriers too, before switching to T-Mo about four years ago.

Where I live, the SF Bay Area, all...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-22-2007, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By SanFrancisco
If you buy online, such as Amazon, be real...

If you buy online, such as Amazon, be real careful when clicking the chip to buy. It's real easy when selecting the chip to caught up in price and not notice that the chip you are selecting is a...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-22-2007, 02:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By SanFrancisco
Like others have said, mine has always had...

Like others have said, mine has always had excellent sound quality. In fact, most people cannot tell I am on the Pearl, they think I am on a land line.

Seems the issue is with your phone or...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-21-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,885
Posted By SanFrancisco
IMHO not so. While the Pearl is RIM's move into...

IMHO not so.

While the Pearl is RIM's move into the 190 million U. S. cell phone consumer market, its core business from 1999 to now, and for long in the future, is its BlackBerry business and...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-21-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,885
Posted By SanFrancisco
I'll not look at another phone, especially in a...

I'll not look at another phone, especially in a Pearl forum.

I'm staying faithful, especially since the Pearl fits all my needs and desires. I'm actually still happy with it, even almost one...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 08-20-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By SanFrancisco
Why don't you take apart and check the connector...

Why don't you take apart and check the connector for the LCD screen. It's easy to check and that little ribbon cable can disconnect or become misaligned.

There's a how to on YouTube and also in...
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