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Forum: General 9900 Series Discussion - Bold Touch 01-14-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By Kirkx
Re: BBos7 Home search function?

What I meant was that the OP apparently had Dial From Home Screen option enabled on his old device running os 5.0 and is trying to get the same functionality on his new device running os 7.1.

Even...
Forum: General 9900 Series Discussion - Bold Touch 01-14-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By Kirkx
Re: BBos7 Home search function?

The OP has the Dial From Home Screen option enabled. In my ancient os 4.5 you can find it under:

phone - options - general...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-20-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By Kirkx
Re: Network status shows '1x' and sometimes 'D'

Set the network as follows:

Network Selection Mode: Automatic

Network Mode: Global

In GSM mode you should also be able to select a specific carrier (it's somewhere there in the same window), there...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-20-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,024
Posted By Kirkx
Bolt Browser Mystery

Bolt browser was officially discontinued on Dec-14-2011 and its servers were shut off. The website was originally shut off as well, but it has since been revived with a new layout (and no download...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 11-30-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,299
Posted By Kirkx
Screenshots with Photobucket, SnapScreen and ZonaSnap

Many BlackBerry models have a single convenience key, which leads to problems when you want to use both a keyboard shortcut app and a screen capture app. Those types of apps are easiest to set up...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 11-28-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,689
Posted By Kirkx
Re: "Blue" stock market app: what's the symbol for Dow Jones Ind Avg?

Symbol correction (the post above):

DJIA.CBOT should be DJI.CBOT
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Forum: Aftermarket Software 11-28-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,689
Posted By Kirkx
Re: "Blue" stock market app: what's the symbol for Dow Jones Ind Avg?

Here are my conclusions after looking at the data during the trading hours:

The data for Dow Jones Industrials Average Index is not available in Blue stock market app. Futures symbols are used...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 11-26-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,689
Posted By Kirkx
Re: "Blue" stock market app: what's the symbol for Dow Jones Ind Avg?

D J I A (with or w/o spaces) doesn't work, but when I punched the Yahoo symbol ^DJI in Blue's search window, two more symbols that I have missed before have come up (exchanges are e-CBOT and...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 11-22-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,689
Posted By Kirkx
Re: "Blue" stock market app: what's the symbol for Dow Jones Ind Avg?

After having a closer look at quote pages preset in Blue, it seems that the data for some indexes is not available, and equivalent continued futures contracts are used instead. Here are a few...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 11-20-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,689
Posted By Kirkx
"Blue" stock market app: what's the symbol for Dow Jones Ind Avg?

Is anyone using "Blue" stock market app? It's a great freebie with candlestick charts (it beats Bloomberg Mobile here) and global selection of stocks and futures, but I have hit a brick wall trying...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 11-17-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,705
Posted By Kirkx
Re: Anyone tried Google maps v.2.3.2 on OS7?

Has anyone tried TeleNav? It has good reviews on different BB forums. The link below is for a free beta, I think. Official version costs something like $10 per year.

While street name fonts are...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-14-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,000
Posted By Kirkx
Using HTML file on microSD instead of browser bookmarks

I want to open browser bookmarks from bookmark HTML file stored on microSD card, instead of using bookmark tree inside the browser on BB.

I don't use native BB browser, and I'm allergic to Microsoft...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 11-13-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,524
Posted By Kirkx
Re: Screenshot Capture+ Uploader

So far the best app I have found in this category is ZonaSnap. It will take a screenshot, upload it to PhotoBucket, and copy two URLs to MemoPad/clipboard. Here is download link and a thread with...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 11-04-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,345
Posted By Kirkx
Will older apps run under OS 7?

I'm considering upgrading from BB 8830 (os 4.5) to 9370 (os 7.0). I have alx/cod installation files for all third party apps installed on BB 8830. Are the apps designed for os 4.5 going to work under...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-03-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,416
Posted By Kirkx
Re: should i repent buying a blackberry?

There are millions of happy BB users all over the world and your case sounds quite unusual.

BlackBerries are among the most sturdy mobile devices out there. They have excellent keyboard that works...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-28-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,524
Posted By Kirkx
Re: Screenshot Capture+ Uploader

Thanks. I will check Photobucket's Snapbucket. It looks like it's only intended for taking pictures (with phone's camera) and uploading them to PhotoBucket's server. Screen capture functionality is...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-28-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,524
Posted By Kirkx
Screenshot Capture and Uploader

I'm looking for an app that would take a screenshot of BB's active window, then automatically upload it as an image to a hosting website, and copy a URL of this image to BB's "clipboard" (so that...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-27-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,362
Posted By Kirkx
Re: Blackberry Tour 9630 in South Korea?

Locked or unlocked, 9630 should work ok in S.Korea. Below are a few screenshots with some more details, taken from Bell Mobility (Canada)...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-23-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,135
Posted By Kirkx
Re: See memory usage

I think his worries are warranted. The memory shouldn't just disappear from the device on its own, and it's always a good idea to understand how different apps use memory, even if you have a latest...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-23-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,135
Posted By Kirkx
Re: See memory usage

On a BlackBerry, closing/exiting an application will often not release all the memory. There will usually be an option to clear cache, cookies, etc. You would need to do all this before closing each...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-15-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By Kirkx
Re: Blackberry outage for newbies?

Not exactly. According to Canadian news, there are three server farms (Network Operating Centres). Two are located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and one in Slough, UK.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-14-2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,047
Posted By Kirkx
Re: How to check BIS connection status

For the record, here is the list of RIM's connection identifiers (ntw = network).

CDMA
1x: 1xRTT (carrier's ntw, no BIS/BES)
1xEV: EVDO (carrier's ntw, no BIS/BES)
1X: 1xRTT (carrier's ntw +...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-13-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,047
Posted By Kirkx
Re: How to check BIS connection status

Thanks, this looks like the right answer. I've seen all those codes (1xEV, 1XEV, etc) for both CDMA and GSM explained somewhere, but I have never paid much attention to them. I'll google the codes to...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-13-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,047
Posted By Kirkx
Re: How to check BIS connection status

My BIS connection now, after RIM has fixed problems with their servers, is perfect.

Older BlackBerry models, like my 8830 WE, just don't have any "RIM icon" in their GUI, so there is no way to see...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-13-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,047
Posted By Kirkx
Re: How to check BIS connection status

No, I don't have RIM symbol. It's an older Berry (8830 WE), it only shows carrier's network symbol (1XEV in my case).
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-12-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,047
Posted By Kirkx
Re: How to check BIS connection status

"Call carrier, send email, check BBF", etc. are not effective solutions in my case, as I'm on the go 24/7. I was subject to the outage on Wednesday just after midnight New York time (6 AM in London)....
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-12-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By Kirkx
Components of the "data plan" and today's outage

Mobile carriers use a broad term "data plan" that allows " browsing and getting email", but under closer scrutiny the things are not that simple. Below is a brief summary of how some of my...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-12-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,047
Posted By Kirkx
How to check BIS connection status

I want to be better prepared in case of another major outage, and I'm wondering if there is any place somewhere under "options/settings", or some magic keyboard shortcut, that would allow a quick...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-21-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,186
Posted By Kirkx
Constructive criticism is always appreciated....

Constructive criticism is always appreciated. Feel free to make corrections to my list. You can include channel numbers for all bands and specific upload and download voice/data frequencies for each...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-21-2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,186
Posted By Kirkx
No one had to worry about AWS until the Egyptians...

No one had to worry about AWS until the Egyptians arrived to save us from Bell/Telus/Rogers.

AWS seems to be an old name for T-Mobile UMTS frequencies of 1700 / 2100 MHz. No other carrier in the...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-20-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Kirkx
On some systems you need to manually install four...

On some systems you need to manually install four DLLs, I had this problem myself:

How to fix Desktop Manager Error 1904 - BlackBerry Forums at CrackBerry.com...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-20-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,186
Posted By Kirkx
While all this is true, Weather Investments, just...

While all this is true, Weather Investments, just like Wind Mobile, is controlled by Egypt's Orascom Telecom Holding SAE and that's where most of funding is coming from. They mostly do business in...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-10-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,590
Posted By Kirkx
The only problem with Rogers has always been...

The only problem with Rogers has always been relatively small size of their network. Rogers phone will work in Varna (Bulgaria), Dunedin (NZ) and Abu Dhabi (UAE) , but it's dead in Dryden, Ontario,...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-09-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,590
Posted By Kirkx
Not yet, I'll keep watching the coverage maps, I...

Not yet, I'll keep watching the coverage maps, I need N.Ontario, and Manitoba, Sask. occasionally too. I've seen on other forums people actually migrating back to CDMA, not because of coverage but...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-09-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,590
Posted By Kirkx
No, I'm not a dealer, but I travel a lot, both...

No, I'm not a dealer, but I travel a lot, both for business and pleasure, including Canada's North, so I was aware for years how weired the coverage was in Canada. Then I also started going overseas...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-08-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,590
Posted By Kirkx
I'm curious too. For now, they are just trying to...

I'm curious too. For now, they are just trying to avoid the term GSM, in their marketing campaign it hasn't been used even once. They hope that most customers are not very technically sophisticated...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-06-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,590
Posted By Kirkx
Although technically speaking, the new network is...

Although technically speaking, the new network is called HSPA, for the end user without background in telecommunications engineering, it looks and feels like GSM because you use exactly the same...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-05-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,590
Posted By Kirkx
Froussy, there are two links for each region, the...

Froussy, there are two links for each region, the link for HSPA is just underneath the link for EVDO. The links are close to each other to make the page layout more clear, eg. for Alberta and...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-04-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,590
Posted By Kirkx
Bell/Telus HSPA/HSPA+ Network Coverage

Bell and Telus have apparently upgraded hundreds, if not thousands, of their towers in Canada to implement HSPA/HSPA+ coverage on 850/1900 MHz, coast to coast. In Newfoundland the new HSPA network...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-04-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,791
Posted By Kirkx
Gross understatement on my part, they apparently...

Gross understatement on my part, they apparently upgraded hundreds of towers coast to coast. I will post a new thread about this: "Bell/Telus HSPA/HSPA+ Network Coverage".
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 12-04-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By Kirkx
Hold Shift + scroll

Hold Shift + scroll
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-03-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By Kirkx
You might have to experiment with different...

You might have to experiment with different settings, here is what I did, this basically turns off smart dialing:

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/6421/12032009171936.png
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-03-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Kirkx
Btw, you can try the following shortcut to get...

Btw, you can try the following shortcut to get digital signal strength, in decibels per meter (I think):

Alt+NMLL

100 - poor
80 - average
50 - excellent

The same info is available at the bottom...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 11-30-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,791
Posted By Kirkx
I have found this thread on CrackBerry forums,...

I have found this thread on CrackBerry forums, it's all about the latest Bell/Telus/Rogers standards, frequencies, etc, all three pages of it, here is the last page:

BELL MOBILITY - HSPA GSM...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 11-27-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,791
Posted By Kirkx
BB user forums are excellent source of technical...

BB user forums are excellent source of technical information, but try to create a subject line that is very specific and uses technical terms and post in the General section. Then BB geeks will pay...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-26-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By Kirkx
If you decide to try out some themes, remember...

If you decide to try out some themes, remember that a 3rd party theme is just an application running constantly in the background, which affects the device memory.
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 11-26-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,791
Posted By Kirkx
At least you have found somebody at Telus who...

At least you have found somebody at Telus who told you what I was trying to tell you two days ago:



And this statement from your friendly rep at Telus is very misleading at best:



I'm far from...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-24-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,335
Posted By Kirkx
I use MobiSystems dictionaries, English, French,...

I use MobiSystems dictionaries, English, French, German and English Medical Dict. They are not free, about $15 each. They have many more. The dictionary files can be installed on the media card, the...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 11-24-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,791
Posted By Kirkx
The easiest way of transferring Address Book,...

The easiest way of transferring Address Book, settings, custom ringtones, etc. between different BB devices is to use Device Switch Wizard of the Desktop Manager (installed on your PC). If you need...
Forum: Bluetooth Connection 11-23-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,397
Posted By Kirkx
Refresh Service List Problems In BB-8830

I paired BlueAnt ST3 speakerphone and Plantronics VoyagerPro headset with my BB-8830 without problems and decided to have a closer look at the settings.

Under:

options - bluetooth - BlueAnt ST3 -...
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