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Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 04-02-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,161
Posted By akgrown
Have you tried to install Google Maps as a...

Have you tried to install Google Maps as a workaround? I've actually been using it more often lately, since the quick triangulation is convenient if you just want a fast area map while the GPS is...
Forum: BlackBerry Themes 02-19-2008, 12:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,670
Posted By akgrown
Thumbs up updated links

Here are direct links to Today Plus and the new Scribble theme - both installed OTA and work just fine on my 8800 (AT&T):

Today Plus...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 11-27-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,796
Posted By akgrown
Thumbs down Hmm... Not so sure about this OS. I've had...

Hmm... Not so sure about this OS. I've had questionable battery performance, and just now I was getting a "Battery too low for radio use" message even though I had it plugged into the wall and the...
Forum: BlackBerry Network 05-14-2007, 02:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,255
Posted By akgrown
Maybe your source got the dates transposed, and...

Maybe your source got the dates transposed, and Cingular is planning on a 05/07/2013 release of BIS 2.3 :smile:

Here's hoping they get it in there sooner rather than later...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-17-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 45,163
Posted By akgrown
Glad I'm not the only one. Had just updated my...

Glad I'm not the only one. Had just updated my 8800's OS to the new 4.2.1.90 Rogers release and when the phone booted back up I was in tiny 'edge' mode and couldn't register via HRT or log on to...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 04-10-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 984
Posted By akgrown
I've noticed a similar drop-off, though not quite...

I've noticed a similar drop-off, though not quite as dramatic. After I cycled the battery a couple times when new, it seemed to take a lot to put a dent in the battery life...now it doesn't take...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 04-09-2007, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By akgrown
Dynoplex let me try a beta version of the new...

Dynoplex let me try a beta version of the new eOffice software on my 8800...once I got it installed there was an dynoplex_(something) icon that appeared in my apps list whenever I clicked Alt+Esc to...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 04-04-2007, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 214,056
Posted By akgrown
Thanks for the info. Would be great to be able...

Thanks for the info. Would be great to be able to control the low battery LED...as well as JiveTalk LED alerts!

Just wondering aloud...curious if there'd be a way for the code to dynamically...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 04-03-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 214,056
Posted By akgrown
Does BBAlerts allow you to customize the LED...

Does BBAlerts allow you to customize the LED color for low battery indication? I tried searching and couldn't find definitive info...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 03-12-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 80,933
Posted By akgrown
You can actually do this pretty easily in JT, but...

You can actually do this pretty easily in JT, but it has to happen *before* you send the message you wish to copy.

Once you're done typing, highlight the text you want to copy, hold down ALT and...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 03-11-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,249
Posted By akgrown
Battery life shorter than 8800?

Reading through that slideshow that BG posted a while back outlining the Indigo (8800) and Crimson models, I noticed that while the 8800 has a larger, 1400mAhr battery, it still lists the Crimson...
Forum: Media Center 03-08-2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,605
Posted By akgrown
Was only able to find a .wav file, but that can...

Was only able to find a .wav file, but that can be converted into mp3 or whatever you prefer...Great idea for a notifier!
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 03-08-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,677
Posted By akgrown
I was just in LA this past weekend, and data...

I was just in LA this past weekend, and data coverage was spotty at best. Lots of false starts and hangs in the browser and using the Gmail app. Also seemed like my battery was being drained much...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 03-01-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,746
Posted By akgrown
Thanks! I'm not sure I've ever been blogged...

Thanks! I'm not sure I've ever been blogged before...it wasn't as painful as I expected. ;-)

And thanks for the photo tips, takeshi...I'll have to play around with that some more in the future.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-24-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,746
Posted By akgrown
Thanks! I'm happy to take additional pictures if...

Thanks! I'm happy to take additional pictures if anyone has tips on how to do so with shiny, up-close objects. Every time I tried to capture the metallic shine I ended up with too much glare... ...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-24-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,746
Posted By akgrown
I assure you, any imperfections you think you see...

I assure you, any imperfections you think you see are either a result of A) the Invisible Shield, B) my inability to take photographs of shiny objects, or C) all of the above. If things had not gone...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-24-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,746
Posted By akgrown
Thumbs up Used the penny trick (plus others)

I removed mine using the penny trick (plus a couple other items, outlined below). I think it turned out great! Especially after the use of my secret ingredient...

Items used:
-"new-ish"...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-23-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By akgrown
You could also go to the Screen/Keyboard options...

You could also go to the Screen/Keyboard options and set the Convenience Key to 'Keypad Lock'. You'd still need *+(send) to unlock.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-22-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By akgrown
Forum: GPS & Mapping 02-21-2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,867
Posted By akgrown
The new app is much faster than 1.0.7.0, IMO.

The new app is much faster than 1.0.7.0, IMO.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 02-21-2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,867
Posted By akgrown
I can confirm that as well. Loaded the 1.1.27 BB...

I can confirm that as well. Loaded the 1.1.27 BB Maps and there is no 'Search' option in the menu as indicated in the instruction manual. Hopefully the next go-around!
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-21-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By akgrown
Question Saving the original JPG attachment from an email?

Hi all,

I was testing out attachments today with the 8800, and couldn't figure out a way to save a copy of the original JPG attachment from an email to my device. For instance, I sent myself a...
Forum: BlackBerry Themes 02-21-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,321
Posted By akgrown
Perfect, thanks so much, kasperapd!

Perfect, thanks so much, kasperapd!
Forum: BlackBerry Themes 02-21-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,321
Posted By akgrown
(y) I second that request. Would be great to...

(y) I second that request. Would be great to know which are worthwhile before loading the OS.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-21-2007, 01:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,913
Posted By akgrown
You can either rename the existing file to .ALX...

You can either rename the existing file to .ALX (removing the .txt extension), or do another "Save As..." from notepad and make sure you save it as .ALX, with the 'File Type' setting to 'All Files'. ...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-21-2007, 03:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,913
Posted By akgrown
I'll try to summarize this a little better: In...

I'll try to summarize this a little better:

In order to get the Gmail app to work on the 8800, you need to use the version for the 8700 until there is a version released specifically for the 8800. ...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-20-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,913
Posted By akgrown
On your advice I used the direct link to the 8700...

On your advice I used the direct link to the 8700 COD files (and the example ALX file) from the thread I linked to above, and loaded them onto the 8800 via App Loader...

SUCCESS!

This is confirmed...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-19-2007, 11:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,913
Posted By akgrown
I enjoy the gmail interface and thought it'd be...

I enjoy the gmail interface and thought it'd be cool to check out how they implemented it for mobiles, that's all. I have my BIS working just fine for my work email, and could set it up for gmail...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-19-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,913
Posted By akgrown
Question GMail App not working on 8800

So in playing with the new 8800 I tried doing an OTA install of the gmail app from Gmail (http://gmail.com/app). I got a message saying "We're not sure if this will work on your device...but try it...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-19-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 19,665
Posted By akgrown
Just picked mine up at the Pacific Place mall in...

Just picked mine up at the Pacific Place mall in Seattle, for all of you in the (206) and (425)...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-17-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 19,665
Posted By akgrown
If anyone hears of any in stock in a Seattle-area...

If anyone hears of any in stock in a Seattle-area store, I'd love to hear about it. Of the 3 locations I called:

-Pacific Place mall: "Sometime this week."
-Northgate mall: "It's been delayed...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-12-2007, 03:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,337
Posted By akgrown
WiFi icon appears...then disappears

If you notice the Engadget picture, as Ryan Block says, it has a WiFi icon in the press release image:

engadget.com/2007/02/12/rims-blackberry-8800-launched

But if you go to the RIM press media...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-12-2007, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By akgrown
Sorry couldn't post the above as a...

Sorry couldn't post the above as a hyperlink...don't have 10 posts yet.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-12-2007, 02:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By akgrown
Looks like Cingular is testing out their pages...

Looks like Cingular is testing out their pages for the 8800...found this cached via yahoo. I tried to sign up for email notification but got a 404...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 01-30-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,905
Posted By akgrown
Thanks to both Beler and BBAdmin! Great to hear...

Thanks to both Beler and BBAdmin! Great to hear these impressions, and I'm glad you both agree that the battery life is solid. I guess I'll stop holding my breath for Wi-Fi in the 8800...still...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 01-30-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,905
Posted By akgrown
Just curious...is there any way you can tell...

Just curious...is there any way you can tell (outside of prying it open) whether the lack of WiFi on your device is hardware related or just the firmware disabling the WiFi radio?

Also, any chance...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 01-15-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,324
Posted By akgrown
I will wait as well. I was very excited about...

I will wait as well. I was very excited about the 8800 but with the iPhone and 9xxx on the horizon (far, distant horizon) I will grab an 8700 off eBay when all the 8800 converts offload, and it will...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 01-09-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,981
Posted By akgrown
under construction?

If you try blackberry8800.com now, you get a "Welcome to JBoss" screen. I'm not familiar with JBoss but it looks like some sort of portal software. Anyone know if this is what RIM runs on their...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 12-16-2006, 10:14 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 22,570
Posted By akgrown
Cingular!

Cingular!
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