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Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 04-21-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,730
Posted By mmcpher
Re: Got one? How is it?!

Very happy with it so far, but like everyone else, anxiously awaiting the upgrades to bring native apps and fuller bridging. It takes all kinds, but I find it hard to figure how you go to the...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 04-20-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,651
Posted By mmcpher
Re: Pros and Cons of the new PlayBook

Pros:

QNX;
Speed and smoothness;
Quality cameras;
Size;
Overall ease of use;
Terrific word processing;
Browser!;
Flash and native pdf;
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-14-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,029
Posted By mmcpher
No subfolder? Rats!

Where we use BIS, we have some setup directly through the webclient. No subfolders. But we also have some handhelds set up just by forwarding every email that goes into Outlook directly to the...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 09-14-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,446
Posted By mmcpher
Torch 9800 OS Works: A4P (billing...

Torch 9800
OS

Works:

A4P (billing software)
Amazon.com
Bloomberg Mobile
CBS Football
ESPN Mobile
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 09-11-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,641
Posted By mmcpher
When there's a will, and there is a blanking will. . . .

If you have an old version of Slingbox for BB from an earlier phone, you can port it over to the Torch through BSAK or BBMCP. But if you try and open it in portrait mode, it will hang and not work. ...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 09-11-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,196
Posted By mmcpher
Plays Nice With Others. . . . .

That would work fine for me, particularly if the Blackberry continues to update and upgrade the OS on the handheld (maybe this QNX stuff?). I do hope its bigger than the pending Samsung tablet and...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 09-11-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,079
Posted By mmcpher
Big Big Fan

I'm a big Torch fan, after using it about a month every waking hour of every day. RIM has done a very nice job, particularly when they had a radically new form factor (for RIM) at the same time as a...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 09-01-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,790
Posted By mmcpher
Flush DNS Cache?

My IT guy thought that the BIS drop might have been caused by a problem with the DNS cache and that it might clear if I cleared the Blackberry's DNS cache. Not sure if the on-board memory cleaning...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 08-31-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,424
Posted By mmcpher
Surprised

I always use the physical when its more than a word or two, and really only use the touch-keyboard occasionally in landscape. Not surprising, since I'm coming from a purely physical keyboard...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 08-31-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,790
Posted By mmcpher
Me too, also and like that. . . .

Very similar experience about a week ago, just dropped from my BIS like third period French and then ignored when I tried to re-establish the BIS. I wish I had known about the security wipe option,...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 08-18-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,180
Posted By mmcpher
Docs to Go or Word to Go?

Stinsonddog, I should have searched before I posted, but I just put up an issue on the 6.0 OS forum because I seem to have both Docs to Go and Word to Go on my Torch, and the program hangs when I try...
Forum: OS 6 08-18-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 928
Posted By mmcpher
Docs to Go or Word to Go?

I've upgraded to the Torch and 6.0 and in switching over, I've now loaded in Docs to Go and Word to Go which would seem to do the same thing. I know some program allows me to view Word Docs and...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 08-13-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,183
Posted By mmcpher
Day 3 and growing on me. . . . .

I'm liking it more, the more used to it I become. One thing I saw in a recent review that hit the nail on the head is that the relatively low res screen is no big deal, despite the caterwauling of...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 08-13-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By mmcpher
Takes Some Time

Its been an interesting few days with the Torch. With a new form and new OS, there's been a steeper learning curve than previous BB upgrades, but I'm beginning to get it on a granular level and can...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 08-13-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,264
Posted By mmcpher
Got it!

Turns out, I was able to access a backed up copy of Kindle for BlackBerry from the 6.0 Desktop Manager and to install it and it now works! I guess it picked it up from one of my BSAK back-ups. But...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 08-11-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,264
Posted By mmcpher
Kindle for Torch?

Anyone get this to work? Amazon doesn't support it yet, and their download page doesn't recognize the new browser on the Torch under 6.0, so you can't even download it. I've tried unsuccessfully to...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 08-01-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,786
Posted By mmcpher
BerryReader v. Viigo

I've tried Viigo a few times, but its always been bloated and balky, so I always ditched after a week or so. I bought and used BerryReader and liked it much better, but then my IT guy fiddled with...
Forum: RIM Software 01-12-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 128,599
Posted By mmcpher
Hnags the whole shooting match!

Not only does my DM and Bold 9700 get hung, but it knocks out my internet connection for all programs under Win7. Funny thing is, I don't have the problem on my Acer Laptop running the same OS and...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-13-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 948
Posted By mmcpher
BB App World Wont Allow Upgrades

Annoying enough to push me out to a beta OS? Or is that not likely to help? Everything on the 9700 working well, including Blackberry App World. I even get those nice email notices when there are...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 12-13-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,608
Posted By mmcpher
I loved the 9000, right up until the last dregs...

I loved the 9000, right up until the last dregs of its pitiably small memory, so I gladly upgraded to the 9700, which I also love. There is somewhat of a learning curve with the track-pad, and a few...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-17-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By mmcpher
So far the 9700 seems to retain battery charge...

So far the 9700 seems to retain battery charge much better than the 9000. I have a charger at home, in the car and at work, so its never been a serious problem for me. If you want a plummeting...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-16-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,848
Posted By mmcpher
Qwerty v Touchscreen

Is pretty much the up or down on the choice. Storm2 has reportedly fixed the glitches in Storm1, and is overall an improvement, but its still a touch screen. Which means a nice big screen, but...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 06-23-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,316
Posted By mmcpher
On the homefront, we're long-term VZW subscribers...

On the homefront, we're long-term VZW subscribers and my older kids have LG Voyagers and we're due for an upgrade, and my daughter wanted to try a Blackberry Curve. She is a heavy voice and txt user...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 06-23-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,951
Posted By mmcpher
I've been running it about a week and its not bad...

I've been running it about a week and its not bad for a beta. I like the subtle UI upgrades and it seems generally a little faster. I haven't fixed the browser issue, which means a few 3P Apps...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 03-14-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,341
Posted By mmcpher
BSE better than Screenguardz

I wish I'd read this thread before I bought and applied the BSE screen protector (the screen protector threads are all over the place on numerous forums here) but it is at least an improvement over...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 02-26-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By mmcpher
Is there an inbox shortcut for resend?

My search failed to provide an answer, but is there a shortcut or option to "resend" an email in the Blackberry inbox that failed initially? They would show up in the inbox with the little red x,...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 02-23-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,633
Posted By mmcpher
FF Video Triggers Reboot

wheeler777 wrote:

>I have had my Bold for 5 days now. My prob is when I watch a video the phone reboots. It does seem to only be when I fast forward the video. The clip is a full episode of...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 02-18-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,869
Posted By mmcpher
BBWeather 0.81

Is out and working on my Bold. It gives you some very nice enhancements, like displaying hourly conditions and customizing the icon and tweaking how and when it loads. I temporarily lost BBWeather...
Forum: Bluetooth Connection 02-09-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 862
Posted By mmcpher
MotoPure H15

Anyone out there using one with a BlackBerry? I have a Jabra BT8040 and it works pretty well, but it tends to fall out of my ear a lot and from all of the bouncing it's getting scratchy. So I'm...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 02-09-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By mmcpher
Upgrade Phobia

palomartian, I'm not sure why you'd go to the trouble of posting here, only to disregard the advice of one of the moderators who has been widely known for their good service for many, many years. ...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 02-03-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,903
Posted By mmcpher
Same thing with 8300

Very same symptoms. Please post any news, good or bad!
Forum: Beta You Than Me 01-30-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,159
Posted By mmcpher
Vlingo No-go with 4.6.0.228

So far so good with .228, but then I tried to reinstal Vlingo and it won't launch. I get some API error. Also, I see the same Slingo displacement of video/vocal.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 01-10-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By mmcpher
Thanks for the tip, which actually works, but is...

Thanks for the tip, which actually works, but is a little unwieldy and graphically decidely low-tech. Its not that I'm lazy, but it seems as if this aught to be achievable since the BB produces the...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 01-09-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By mmcpher
WiFi App?

One of the things I like best about the Bold is its WiFi which connects well to my usual networks, even if it proves a little balky in finding and hooking into public hotspots. I've recently been...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-25-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By mmcpher
Bold non-leaking memory

I'd heard a lot about memory leaks with the Bold, but so far so good. While I have pulled that battery quite a few times over the last few weeks, it has always been in response to my fiddling and...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 11-25-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 109,946
Posted By mmcpher
That may have been it, but it somehow updated...

That may have been it, but it somehow updated despite my mishandling the process, and now has been operating at a much higher level, with greatly improved battery life. Next time I will try it the...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-20-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,451
Posted By mmcpher
I have a Bold with ATT in work, but have Verizon...

I have a Bold with ATT in work, but have Verizon at home so I could easily try both, but I'm sticking with the Bold with its wi-fi and its physical qwerty keyboard. The Storm is nice enough, but the...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-20-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By mmcpher
I'm in the US, and I use a proclips mount for the...

I'm in the US, and I use a proclips mount for the Bold which goes onto one of the ac vents for a Chevy Tahoe. I had the same set up for my Curve, so I only had to buy a new Bold-Sized component and...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-19-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,221
Posted By mmcpher
Windows Media Player Sync?

I can't get my Windows Media to sync with my Blackberry. I'm trying to copy a digital copy of a movie to the Bold, but since its copyrighted by Disney, they allow you to save it either in Itunes or...
Forum: BlackBerry Themes 11-19-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 501
Posted By mmcpher
Saving Theme Set-ups?

I like to switch themes every so often, but when I do I have to reset the fonts, etc., each time, as the "new" theme loads sort of factory installed default. With the Bold, this is particulalry...
Forum: Site Suggestions, News & Problems 11-19-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,105
Posted By mmcpher
Blackberry Forums = Crawlspace?

I don't think its just me, because it's the same at home as at work, but this site has been terribly slow the last few days. Is there some problem?
Forum: BlackBerry Help 11-16-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 109,946
Posted By mmcpher
Missing Feature?

"4. In the list of installed items, you should see "BlackBerry Automatic Update." Click the icon next to it and change it to "This feature will not be available." That should put an "X" next to...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-12-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By mmcpher
Well what about that damn clock? How do I get it...

Well what about that damn clock? How do I get it from popping up all the time? I would prefer just to have my background image as the "screen saver".
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-11-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,122
Posted By mmcpher
Much better reception and better clarity with the...

Much better reception and better clarity with the Bold.
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-11-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,237
Posted By mmcpher
I've noticed that the Bold seems to charge more...

I've noticed that the Bold seems to charge more quickly when I use the new USB cable rather than one of the tangle of old one's I have on my desk. FWIW.
Forum: Hardware & Accessories 11-06-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,208
Posted By mmcpher
Awkward with a power strip

The collpasable prongs are neat, but the design when engaged is a pain in the neck when you're plugging into a power strip along with a lot of other plugs. FWIW
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-06-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,514
Posted By mmcpher
Early Rave

I've had mine since Monday and I'm very, very happy with it. Brighter, sharper display, amazingly better keyboard than any Blackberry I've had before, and I've been surprised by the increase in...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-06-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,793
Posted By mmcpher
Fullcoat

I had a full skin sealing protector on my 8800, and it was tough to put on and I never was happy with the fit, feel, or invisibility of the thing. But a screen protector by all means.
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-03-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,323
Posted By mmcpher
Finally

On my desk this morning! The long national nightmare is over.
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 10-28-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,572
Posted By mmcpher
Black/Red Color Problem

I sure hope that's not red numbers on a black background, because I have partial color blindness and won't be able to see them. I remember in school looking at charts in a textbook that had red and...
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