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Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-27-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By FF2
Thanks for replying. Good question - OLD........

Thanks for replying.

Good question - OLD..... (be right back)

4.6 - I said it was old.

I've stuck with it because, in general, it has been reasonable and I know other versions introduced "issues"...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-27-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By FF2
I'll give this a bump.... Isn't there a way to...

I'll give this a bump....

Isn't there a way to "fix" what Desktop Manager thinks is or is not installed on my BB?
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-22-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By FF2
Desktop Manager wants to delete Apps installed Manually

I've got the Bold-9650 with the latest OS from Verizon.

I have the OS installed on my computer. But now when I got to use DM to install a new app, it "kindly" offers to REMOVE or DOWNGRADE a number...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 07-10-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 24,215
Posted By FF2
Trekbuddy and Mobile Gmaps (not google), allow...

Trekbuddy and Mobile Gmaps (not google), allow you to compile maps on a computer and copy them to the BB and then use the gps. You need to select a wide enough map area to make them useful. But...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-10-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,265
Posted By FF2
I have the multilanguage pack from MSDict (not...

I have the multilanguage pack from MSDict (not Microsoft) but they sell individual languages but it is merely a DICTIONARY. Once you download the dictionary or get it from them, it resides on the BB.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 05-07-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,285
Posted By FF2
I "fixed" the problem like that - there was a...

I "fixed" the problem like that - there was a thread here or elsewhere the in some cases, upgrading to OS 5.x would lock some BT devices in and others out and in fact, some devices could no longer be...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 03-28-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,766
Posted By FF2
Check out LifeInPocket.

Check out LifeInPocket.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 02-07-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,204
Posted By FF2
If you hold the BB in too long it brings up the...

If you hold the BB in too long it brings up the Switch and not the menu. Just tap or menu
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 01-31-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By FF2
How does this work? I tried downloading the...

How does this work? I tried downloading the application for my Tour. And while 1.50 seems the update (offered in app), only 1.41 downloads/installs. Also, the Menu/Search buttons do not line up...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 01-31-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By FF2
Intellilaunch can search for files. Altho, I...

Intellilaunch can search for files. Altho, I believe it suggests searching larger folders could be slower.

And, yes, Filescout can search using wildcard so that I just searched for my version of...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 01-01-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By FF2
Actually, as someone else posted, the SIM is not...

Actually, as someone else posted, the SIM is not required in the Verizon Tour on Verizon.

Verizon shop swapped my data (not the sim card) from 8830 to Tour.

I swapped my 8gig card to the Tour from...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-25-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By FF2
There is an application Connect-Disconnect Feel...

There is an application Connect-Disconnect Feel that will vibrate on connection and disconnection. It does not have an icon - it is located under the Options Menu.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-25-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,939
Posted By FF2
My S9's play music from both ear pieces. I have...

My S9's play music from both ear pieces. I have the original, not the newer HD ones.

Are you sure that your music is stereo and not one channel? Have you tried them with another phone and seen if...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-25-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By FF2
Slacker radio and some other programs have been...

Slacker radio and some other programs have been known to cause the problem if they have been run, even if closed. They probably eat into memory which is not restored when they are closed. The...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-18-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
Posted By FF2
You might check out: S4BB Limited...

You might check out:

S4BB Limited (http://www.s4bb.com/)

They have a beta of a backup utility - backs up to SD card.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-18-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,829
Posted By FF2
I used OTA to install most dictionaries. It was...

I used OTA to install most dictionaries. It was time-consuming. It does work though. It first downloads a limited-size dictionary and asks if you want the complete thing on the device.

While I...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-18-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By FF2
Seems I can't edit my message above. Another...

Seems I can't edit my message above.

Another observation: I used the application in the browser. It appeared to actually shrink my font when I used "large" font but made it BOLD.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-17-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By FF2
Does the Lonely Planets software (saw it in the...

Does the Lonely Planets software (saw it in the BB Lounge) need a data link? It may do phrases.

I do have MSDict (not microsoft) multilanguage set but it is WORDS.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-17-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By FF2
Tried it in Ubertwitter but the Font Menu did not...

Tried it in Ubertwitter but the Font Menu did not appear. I guess it may only work over certain apps.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-17-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,070
Posted By FF2
Depending on what you are trying to do, Google...

Depending on what you are trying to do, Google maps with cell tower location can see create a general route or locate other things near the cell tower.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 10-17-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,182
Posted By FF2
Check out gpslogger. It will create a track and...

Check out gpslogger. It will create a track and can mark points. You can use it to get back to marked locations. BUT it does not contain any maps. You can save the tracks and they can be uploaded...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-17-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By FF2
I am not sure but I think NOTHING happens unless...

I am not sure but I think NOTHING happens unless you first select some button which wants your current model??? I recall sitting staring at a screen and could not get beyond a certain point.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-17-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,773
Posted By FF2
I just tested my geotag info from a file I copied...

I just tested my geotag info from a file I copied to my computer. It worked. A program I have used the geotag and located the photo's location on gmaps.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-17-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By FF2
Press the H key to return to HOME Page. Got to...

Press the H key to return to HOME Page.

Got to the Browser HELP screen for a list of shortcuts.
Forum: Bluetooth Connection 09-19-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By FF2
Another S9 user originally with my 8830 and now...

Another S9 user originally with my 8830 and now with my Tour. I used them at the gym and they worked well. They do occasionally breakup - that is the sound may drop out momentarily.

They work...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 09-19-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,419
Posted By FF2
GPSLogger provides some of those features. It...

GPSLogger provides some of those features. It can export your track to GoogleEarth or gpx/garmin formats. It also provides its own display of stats. Here's yesterday's bike ride:
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 09-19-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,939
Posted By FF2
Not only music but the Tour supports video sound...

Not only music but the Tour supports video sound over Bluetooth. It was not supported on the older units like my 8830.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 09-16-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,044
Posted By FF2
Give Alt RST (reset?) a try.

Give Alt RST (reset?) a try.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 08-25-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By FF2
Check out: Free Blackberry storm Clock...

Check out:

Free Blackberry storm Clock application- Sunclock (http://freeblackberryweb.com/free-blackberry-storm-clock-application-sunclock/)
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 08-23-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,228
Posted By FF2
If I recall (not always possible), Garmin for the...

If I recall (not always possible), Garmin for the Tour will be out next week. I don't recall where I read that.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 08-07-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,998
Posted By FF2
There was some discussion of a beta of a new...

There was some discussion of a beta of a new program on, the, ahem, other BB forum. It is not released yet.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 08-04-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By FF2
Check out the gps subforum for info on other gps...

Check out the gps subforum for info on other gps options.

Gpslogger is really good at tracking, speed, distance and can export you saved tracks to googleearth and or garmin and similar formats.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-01-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,573
Posted By FF2
Trekbuddy and MobilegMaps (not google) can...

Trekbuddy and MobilegMaps (not google) can download maps on then you place them on your device. They can be a bit complex to setup.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 07-27-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,344
Posted By FF2
I _THINK_ your math is probably correct but I'm...

I _THINK_ your math is probably correct but I'm not verizon, so you should check. Actually, someone suggested that calling Verizon anytime you are leaving the country is a good idea to make sure...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 07-27-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,344
Posted By FF2
I don't know about cruising and the Global plan. ...

I don't know about cruising and the Global plan. But I can tell you that they prorate the Global plan so you only pay for the time it is active. So if you use it for one week, divide by...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-26-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By FF2
For Password Keeper - just enter the wrong...

For Password Keeper - just enter the wrong password 10 times and it will wipe out all of its stored data and you can start again.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 07-18-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,712
Posted By FF2
I just returned from three weeks in Europe,...

I just returned from three weeks in Europe, mostly Italy but also Austria and Germany.

I used the Verizon sim card after opting for Verizon's GLOBAL plan (prorated for 3 weeks). Worked fine where I...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 07-18-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,271
Posted By FF2
I've got an 8830 and am not quite due for the ne2...

I've got an 8830 and am not quite due for the ne2 discount so am, so far, waiting. I've played with the Tour and typed on it. I'm not sure I like the tighter spacing or smaller keys or whatever you...
Forum: BlackBerry Themes 07-16-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By FF2
Did you install the phone's OS onto your...

Did you install the phone's OS onto your COMPUTER? In order to install apps/themes the OS of the phone needs to be downloaded and then actually installed on the computer. Forgive me if you have...
Forum: Bluetooth Connection 07-10-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,480
Posted By FF2
I use the S9 (original) with an 8830 and I can...

I use the S9 (original) with an 8830 and I can say that if I'm not careful, the volume can be painful.

Does the volume buttons work on the S9? Do you hear it increase/decrease when pressed? ...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 06-14-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By FF2
If it is still very slow, you might also...

If it is still very slow, you might also investigate erasing the various BBthumbnail.dat files created in the music, video and photo folders - they are a particular problem when you update or change...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 06-13-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,738
Posted By FF2
I don't think (but am not sure) that you can load...

I don't think (but am not sure) that you can load a file and see it in googlemaps or BBmaps either. The real issue is that most gps units that do what I will call live "road" routing will not follow...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 06-13-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By FF2
I will correct you - the 8830 WE. But what OS is...

I will correct you - the 8830 WE. But what OS is on the device? There was a "bad" beta which did not include tones/tunes and needed a fix. Make sure you have the most recent OS and it might help...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 06-12-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 169,040
Posted By FF2
Rogers Pass: Ah, the motel from The Shinning -...

Rogers Pass:

Ah, the motel from The Shinning - well, it is remote enough and odd enough to qualify - great skiing in the area!
Forum: Hardware & Accessories 06-12-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,768
Posted By FF2
That's probably OLD. I understand the Storm...

That's probably OLD. I understand the Storm works and maybe the Bold but I don't know about the other newer units.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 06-12-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 60,000
Posted By FF2
How long did you have the non-gps-enabled phone...

How long did you have the non-gps-enabled phone to get the upgrade?

Skydiving - that should make an interesting track - zzzzzzzzzzziiiiiiiiiipppppppppppp!
Forum: Aftermarket Software 06-12-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By FF2
Glad to help.

Glad to help.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 06-12-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,689
Posted By FF2
I have read that one should NOT use passwords of...

I have read that one should NOT use passwords of 3 characters or less as that can be flaky. At least, that's what I recall. That may not be your issue.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 06-10-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By FF2
If you can find an application called Codloader,...

If you can find an application called Codloader, it really makes backup and restoring cod files easier. The catch is that the program is in Chinese but there is a site that shows what the buttons...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 06-09-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,391
Posted By FF2
I don't know where to find it any longer but I...

I don't know where to find it any longer but I have a program called

Wissenbach Map3d, version 2.43. It retrieves the USGS topo maps from a server and displays your route. It will even shade the...
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