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Forum: Network Outages - powered by DataOutages.com 11-16-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,266
Posted By MikeLip
Data is very poor here in Cleveland Ohio area. ...

Data is very poor here in Cleveland Ohio area. Most page loads time out. Cannot download anything. Verizon doesn't seem to know it. I called them. Voice is OK, data sure isn't. I'm glad it's...
Forum: Buy Sell Trade 11-09-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By MikeLip
OK, $45 gets you the handsfree and the gateway. ...

OK, $45 gets you the handsfree and the gateway. You can't do better than that!
Forum: Buy Sell Trade 11-06-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By MikeLip
OK, how's this? Ad $15 and I will include a NEW,...

OK, how's this? Ad $15 and I will include a NEW, never used, in box, Blackberry stereo gateway.
Forum: Buy Sell Trade 11-05-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By MikeLip
Bump. Offers accepted! Lets talk. It's just...

Bump. Offers accepted! Lets talk. It's just sitting, which is a shame. Works very well, but now I use a headset.
Forum: Buy Sell Trade 11-04-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By MikeLip
Bump. Make an offer. A *reasonable* offer!...

Bump. Make an offer. A *reasonable* offer! :razz:
Forum: Buy Sell Trade 11-03-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By MikeLip
WTS - Blackberry VM-605 Handsfree

Details
Item : Blackberry VM-605 Handsfree
Price : $50, shipping in the US included via USPS
Currency : US Dollars
Condition : 9/10
Includes : Unit, clip, charger. If I cannot find instructions, I...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 09-17-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,343
Posted By MikeLip
Telmap is awesome - especially considering its...

Telmap is awesome - especially considering its beta! There a re a few bugs and things that could stand improvement such as speaking and use of screen real estate, but routing was fine and so was...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 09-15-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,343
Posted By MikeLip
On my way home last night, my traffic enabled...

On my way home last night, my traffic enabled Garmin painted my route home red and told me that there was a 19 minute delay on eastbound I90. When I got there, traffic was light and moving at 70MPH...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 09-15-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,540
Posted By MikeLip
No. It specifically says it does not transmit...

No. It specifically says it does not transmit calls in the instructions. Just music.

You will need a car adapter, identical to your Blackberry car adapter. It's just a cigarette lighter to...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 09-14-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By MikeLip
I bet Michael Jackson talked on a cell phone. A...

I bet Michael Jackson talked on a cell phone. A LOT! Don't let that happen to your kids!

Sorry. Just couldn't resist.
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 09-14-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,460
Posted By MikeLip
I saw the Tour at my Alltel/Verizon store (my...

I saw the Tour at my Alltel/Verizon store (my daughters phone was playing up, so we were in to replace it - 3rd time). I liked the Tour better than my 8330 - for the keyboard anwyay. I talked to...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 09-14-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By MikeLip
This comes up every time the media needs to...

This comes up every time the media needs to manufacture some news. It's right up there with the (so called) Learning Channel specials on Nostradamus. There are no studies that show cell phone...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 09-14-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,540
Posted By MikeLip
What that doesn't show is that you need something...

What that doesn't show is that you need something plugged into that USB port to give it power. It is not self-contained. So you need an adapter of some sort.

I have one (new) I am not using, if...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 09-12-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,072
Posted By MikeLip
I bet if you graphed phone failures/mysterious...

I bet if you graphed phone failures/mysterious explosions vs new phone releases, you'd see some interesting spikes. ;-)
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 09-12-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,460
Posted By MikeLip
Yup - seems to be the way it is. I did the same...

Yup - seems to be the way it is. I did the same thing. I am just going to let the contract die and find another carrier. The only really good thing right now about being on Alltel is that their...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 09-11-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 27,130
Posted By MikeLip
Go buy a bluetooth GPS receiver. They are cheap...

Go buy a bluetooth GPS receiver. They are cheap - my Garmin GPS10X cost me $50 from Garmin and no doubt I could have found it for less. You can find them to keychain size - check out...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 09-11-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,343
Posted By MikeLip
Garmin and Telenav have traffic. The others do...

Garmin and Telenav have traffic. The others do not. Garmin is the better deal IF your GPS works without having Telenav onboard (mine doesnt - dang Verizon/Alltel - yes, I will switch carriers over...
Forum: Network Outages - powered by DataOutages.com 09-09-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,076
Posted By MikeLip
Down in North Central Ohio. Got SMS MMS and net,...

Down in North Central Ohio. Got SMS MMS and net, but no push email.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 09-03-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,879
Posted By MikeLip
This is dead on. The big advantage to the...

This is dead on. The big advantage to the on-phone GPS is that you will always have it with you. But compared to a dedicated GPS, it kinda sucks. I have used all the solutions and have Garmin and...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 09-03-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,769
Posted By MikeLip
Wow. Testy thread! I have looked at most of the...

Wow. Testy thread!

I have looked at most of the smartphones. I use an 8330 because that's what I can get on my carrier reasonably - despite the fact that it is late 2009, there are places where I...
Forum: Buy Sell Trade 08-29-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By MikeLip
Bump

Bump
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 08-28-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,887
Posted By MikeLip
My first impulse would be to download and save...

My first impulse would be to download and save the attachment, then re-attach it it to a separate email.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-27-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,343
Posted By MikeLip
Just to add a little more information; Telenav...

Just to add a little more information;

Telenav is the most feature rich of the on-phone apps. You cna plan trips on their website and when you start Telenav on the handset it syncs with your trips....
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-27-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By MikeLip
You don't have to pay monthly. What you can do...

You don't have to pay monthly. What you can do to avoid that is buy a bluetooth GPS receiver. There are two over on Crackberry, but I got what seems to be a better one from Garmin for less money. ...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-26-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,343
Posted By MikeLip
Nav4All might be worth a try. Garmin and Telenav...

Nav4All might be worth a try. Garmin and Telenav are both paid apps. They are just OK. Nav4All is awful compared to them though. I'd go with Garmin as a one-time fee thing.
Forum: Buy Sell Trade 08-26-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By MikeLip
Bump. Still available.

Bump. Still available.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 08-26-2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By MikeLip
Sweet! Thats exactly what I wanted. Thank you!

Sweet! Thats exactly what I wanted. Thank you!
Forum: Aftermarket Software 08-25-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By MikeLip
Wirelessly posted My Palm had a map of the world...

Wirelessly posted

My Palm had a map of the world which showed day/night regions and the time in four tome zones. It was pretty :). Is there anything similar for my 8330?
Forum: Buy Sell Trade 08-25-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By MikeLip
WTS Blackberry Bluetooth Wireless Music Gateway - NEW

My impulse buy is your gain. I bought this because it looked cool, but I sure don't need it. I took it out of the box to look at it and put it back in. It has never even been turned on.

This is a...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 08-24-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,448
Posted By MikeLip
Oh heck - I just rip the music using Windows...

Oh heck - I just rip the music using Windows media player. Then I drag and drop it to the music directory on my SD card. Takes seconds to do, and it is organized by album.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-21-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,065
Posted By MikeLip
Wirelessly posted LOL......Are u a Pilot? ...

Wirelessly posted



LOL......Are u a Pilot? (y)[/QUOTE]

Nah. I wish. Mostly its fascinating tech :)
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 08-21-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,023
Posted By MikeLip
Everything works on mine. You bent a USB pin? ...

Everything works on mine.

You bent a USB pin? Ugh. Not sure how you do that. Seems kinda hard to do. You could charge using a cradle if your curve has rear charging terminals.
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 08-20-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By MikeLip
DONT run the battery flat. If it needs to be...

DONT run the battery flat. If it needs to be charged, charge it. It just is not a big deal to plug the charger into the phone at night. If its down to two bars at night, then leaving it off charge...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-20-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By MikeLip
The only other option that might work is...

The only other option that might work is triangulating from cell towers. But that is hugely inaccurate. Why not buy a bluetooth GPS receiver or something? Unless of course the 8700 does not have...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-20-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,065
Posted By MikeLip
Don't see how Wifi could help. What is loki?

Don't see how Wifi could help. What is loki?
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-19-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,065
Posted By MikeLip
Wirelessly posted The data is between the square...

Wirelessly posted

The data is between the square braces at the top of the page.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-18-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,065
Posted By MikeLip
OK, a little more detailed info; Curve 8330,...

OK, a little more detailed info;

Curve 8330, GPSLogger, open field, 5 minutes to settle in;

41deg 25m 32.27s
81deg 30m 13.90s

8 satellites

Error of 44 feet.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-18-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,065
Posted By MikeLip
OK, I am going to try this again at home. I just...

OK, I am going to try this again at home. I just did a real quick check in the parking lot here at work :)

Using GPSLogger on my 8330, using the built-in GPS I am seeing a reported position error...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-17-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,065
Posted By MikeLip
Thank you - I thought that was the case. For the...

Thank you - I thought that was the case. For the sake of completeness (and because I am a geek!) I am going to compare the position errors between the built-in GPS receiver and my Garmin bluetooth...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-17-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,065
Posted By MikeLip
So the question remains basically, is the BB WAAS...

So the question remains basically, is the BB WAAS enabled? I suppose if it were it would say so somewhere.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-17-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,065
Posted By MikeLip
It's also dependent on the capabilities of the...

It's also dependent on the capabilities of the receiver. A WAAS enabled receiver will use both satellites and ground stations to correct its position giving better accuracy. I have not found any...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-17-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,065
Posted By MikeLip
Absolute GPS accuracy?

When I use an application like GPSLogger on my 8330 it shows estimated position errors of about 50 feet. This is fine for navigation with software like Garmin or Telenav. But I also have a WAAS...
Forum: Bluetooth Connection 08-14-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By MikeLip
This looks similar... Motorola S7-HD Bluetooth...

This looks similar...

Motorola S7-HD Bluetooth Stereo Headset - ShopCrackBerry (http://shop.crackberry.com/motorola-s7-hd-bluetooth-stereo-headset/11A136A5471.htm)
Forum: Bluetooth Connection 08-14-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By MikeLip
It looks like you have to have compatible, behind...

It looks like you have to have compatible, behind the ear aids. It sure looks like a nice gadget though.
Forum: Bluetooth Connection 08-13-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By MikeLip
Well, I AM a geek. I came to terms with that...

Well, I AM a geek. I came to terms with that long ago :) Thanks. I will look at it!
Forum: Bluetooth Connection 08-13-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By MikeLip
Headset that does NOT enter the ear?

OK, I wear hearing aids. I can use head phones, but not ear buds or anything that goes into the ear canal. Is there a headset that works that way, perhaps hooking over the ear?

I want it for car...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-11-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,467
Posted By MikeLip
This is not how he is getting sound to the system...

This is not how he is getting sound to the system (and may well be superior in terms of sound level), but it sure sounds like a toy I have to pick up and try! ;-)
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-11-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By MikeLip
Wirelessly posted It will of course draw the...

Wirelessly posted

It will of course draw the battery down. But I use it on either an extended battery or power supply.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-11-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By MikeLip
Wirelessly posted True, they do. Don't know if...

Wirelessly posted

True, they do. Don't know if the BB uses a CFL though I suspect it does.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-11-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By MikeLip
If you keep your backlight on constantly...

Does it hurt anything? Some of the apps I use such as Garmin Navigator or some clocks keep the light on for hours at a time. I guess the backlight is an EL panel with a limited lifetime, but I...
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