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Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 08-03-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,184
Posted By PCW
Unhappy I tried the Droid X, now back to my Curve (for now)

Here's my two cents' worth...

I've been using RIM devices since '99. My first was the RIM 850 on the ARDIS network, then the 950 on Bell South, and on and on. I've been using my Curve 8330 for...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 01-12-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,910
Posted By PCW
Question Just received email from Blackberry.com notifying of update to 4.5.0.175

Installed effortlessly on my VZW 8330M. So what's the big improvement? Any new features with this OS version? I don't see anything at first glance.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 12-05-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,728
Posted By PCW
Talking Google Voice

Google Voice has exactly what you're looking for.
Google Voice (http://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html)
Forum: RIM Software 01-19-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,331
Posted By PCW
Angry How about a reliable restore function!!

Is it just Murphy's Law? Because whenever I've had the rare occasion to perform a "restore" feature with Desktop Manager (v4.7)on my 8330c (v4.5.077), the Profile settings get all screwed up and I...
Forum: Network Outages - powered by DataOutages.com 01-16-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,900
Posted By PCW
Similar problems with Verizon in L.A. this morning

Several colleagues and I (all with VZW Blackberries) experienced a data outage this morning here in downtown Los Angeles. No internet, no email, no PIN messaging. System restored incrementally...
Forum: Network Outages - powered by DataOutages.com 01-16-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,302
Posted By PCW
Unhappy Problems with Verizon in Los Angeles this morning

Problem with Verizon in downtown Los Angeles today.

Unable to send PIN messages. Internet browsing is hit/miss.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 12-18-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,820
Posted By PCW
Smile See this previous thread - Signal Location Utility

http://www.blackberryforums.com/aftermarket-software/142672-signal-location-utility-blackberry-beta.html
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 11-06-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,462
Posted By PCW
Angry It worked fine with my 8330 until I loaded 4.5

Like the previous poster, I patched my Blackberry into my car stereo using the audio input jack like the previous poster. The receive audio from my Blackberry sounded beautiful through my car...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-27-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By PCW
Exclamation The buttons are slightly different on the PinkBerry 8830

If you are considering getting the pink 8830 from Verizon, do a side-by-side comparison with the regular silver & black 8830. You'll notice a color difference on the front buttons and QWERTY keys. ...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-03-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By PCW
Thumbs up Seidio makes such an adapter

I ordered one of these and it works fine.

AUDIO ADAPTOR (3.5 MM MALE JACK TO 2.5 MM FEMALE ADAPTOR) - ADA-I35M25F (http://www.seidioonline.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=808)
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 05-18-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,198
Posted By PCW
Do you have a micro SD memory card installed? If...

Do you have a micro SD memory card installed? If not, that's why you're having problems.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 05-14-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,169
Posted By PCW
Thumbs down Not compatible with 8330c

Attempted download of Yahoo Go this evening. Received message indicating not available for my 8330c (VZW).
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 05-08-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,220
Posted By PCW
Exclamation Lame Leather Purse Pouch

I just received my new VZW BB Curve 8330 the other day, along with the leather pouch. I guess VZW wants you to shell out the extra cash for a holster. The pouch does not have a belt clip, belt...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 05-02-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 66,409
Posted By PCW
Smile Just to confirm...

After my earlier post today, quite a few of you expressed a certain amount of skepticism.

I live in the Los Angeles market, my Verizon account is discounted (government employee), and my price for...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 05-02-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 66,409
Posted By PCW
Talking Just ordered my 8330c a few minutes ago

Called VZW customer service (800-922-0204), asked the rep to order the Blackberry Curve. She looked it up (SKU # bb8330c)and said, "No problem"!

She also advanced my New-Every-Two date to today...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 04-15-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 66,409
Posted By PCW
No B2B yet, says Verizon Gov't Sales

I spoke by phone with Verizon Gov't Sales here in Southern California this afternoon and was advised that they had not yet received any email announcing a go-ahead for B2B sales of the Curve. He's...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-12-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By PCW
What is it? Call it and find out!

As the voice prompt says, it's

"Welcome to Cingular Wireless Interactive Messaging Service. To send a numeric page to a Cingular Wireless phone, please enter the phone's ten-digit number". ...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-31-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 75,346
Posted By PCW
Red face For Dawg and others... My latest observations on 4.2

I hear ya. I whined and moaned about certain aspects of 4.2 that I believe are problematic. But in fairness to you and other folks, I must admit that I didn't give some of the new features a fair...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-31-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 75,346
Posted By PCW
Minchey, I'll play around with the Zen theme...

Minchey,
I'll play around with the Zen theme again and try your suggestions. I may import a "blank" photo, perhaps white or another single color, and use that as a background "desktop" theme.

I...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-30-2007, 11:09 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 75,346
Posted By PCW
Been there, done that.

Thanks, I've already tried alt - click, move icon. No bueno. (Hence my original question.)

Are you suggesting that there's a way to move icons from one screen to another, and not just within one...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-30-2007, 10:16 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 75,346
Posted By PCW
Re: Must be a VZW thing...

Probably. It would make sense, huh?

It just smacks of VZW's interference. Just like the rest of their cellphones.

Be thankful for Sprint's flexibility and free-spirited attitude towards their...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-30-2007, 10:01 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 75,346
Posted By PCW
Thumbs down Move applications back to home screen?

Now that 4.2 has been out for a day, anybody figure out how to move applications from the Applications screen back to the main screen, where they can be accessed quicker? You'd think the developers...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-30-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By PCW
Check the ringtone settings in the "Profiles",...

Check the ringtone settings in the "Profiles", for each selection (Loud, Vibrate, Quiet, Normal, etc.). It's not on Quiet, is it?

Make sure that the OUT OF HOLSTER and IN HOLSTER preferences...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-30-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 75,346
Posted By PCW
Nothing found re Voice Dialing. I seriously...

Nothing found re Voice Dialing. I seriously doubt it.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-30-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 75,346
Posted By PCW
Re Battery Drain, I have the Seido extended...

Re Battery Drain,
I have the Seido extended capacity battery on my VZW 8703e. Yesterday, after installing 4.2, the indicator shows 3/4 full, despite a complete charge last night. The status screen...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 10-30-2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,251
Posted By PCW
Thanks John! I had the same problem. Your...

Thanks John!
I had the same problem. Your advice worked.

Pete
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-29-2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 75,346
Posted By PCW
Installed 4.2 into my VZW 8703e this afternoon. ...

Installed 4.2 into my VZW 8703e this afternoon.

1. Device seems more sluggish when doing things like selecting applications, etc.

2. New Applications icon, which takes you to another...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 10-12-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,304
Posted By PCW
Question Doug, Add me to the list. I'm looking where...

Doug,
Add me to the list. I'm looking where you suggest, but don't see anything regarding just USB drivers for downloading. Perhaps you can direct us more specifically? We'd appreciate the help....
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 09-23-2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,231
Posted By PCW
Smile Verizon over-the-air programming

On VERIZON phones, dialing *228 Send takes you to over-the-air programming.

Option 1 programs your phone upon initial activation (a one-time thing).

Option 2 updates your phone's preferred...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 08-12-2007, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,167
Posted By PCW
Smile Use an audio conversion application, like...

Use an audio conversion application, like audacity, which is freeware, to convert the WAV file to MP3, which is what you need on your 8703e (WAV files won't play).

AUDACITY SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD!...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-29-2007, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By PCW
Smile Have you visited Verizon's website and/or...

Have you visited Verizon's website and/or contacted their sales folks (by phone, not the saleskids in the store)?

With the Blackberry, you'll have to have a data plan, in addition to any voice...
Forum: Media Center 07-26-2007, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,368
Posted By PCW
Cool Google, perhaps?

http://www.rockyjay.com/rocky_jay/files/Genral_lee.mp3
Forum: Media Center 07-26-2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,368
Posted By PCW
Cool Google, perhaps?

http://www.rockyjay.com/rocky_jay/files/Genral_lee.mp3
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 07-02-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By PCW
Question Do you have an application still running, like...

Do you have an application still running, like Google Maps, etc.?

Just a thought...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-21-2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,361
Posted By PCW
Kick the tires before you buy

Absolutely test drive the trackball on the 8830 before committing to it. A friend at work got the 8830 last week. Like other BB users in the office, I definitely did not like it. We agreed that...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-01-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 616
Posted By PCW
Check this out.

Velocita Wireless Home (http://www.cingularinteractive.com/)
Forum: RIM Software 03-30-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By PCW
Thumbs up Foxmarks, a Mozilla Firefox add-on, works...

Foxmarks, a Mozilla Firefox add-on, works fantastic. I'm using it with my desktop at home, my laptop, and my desktop at work. Keeps all three computers' bookmarks sync'd quite nicely. No...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-29-2007, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,420
Posted By PCW
Same thing happens on my LAN workstation. I...

Same thing happens on my LAN workstation. I think the system admin has neutered my ability to load BB desktop mgr. I installed 4.2 today, but when I click on the icon, it flashes on the screen for...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-11-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,196
Posted By PCW
Vzw 8703e

Here in Los Angeles, my Verizon 8703e changed time automatically without any problems. I downloaded RIM's patch OTA on Thursday.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 02-19-2007, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,776
Posted By PCW
Angry Telenav requires a separate Bluetooth GPS...

Telenav requires a separate Bluetooth GPS receiver (for Verizon 8303e customers).
Forum: Aftermarket Software 01-08-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,404
Posted By PCW
Angry Not impressed

The two things that I've been anxiously awaiting from Yahoo is the wireless address book and calendar sync with my Blackberry, as promised last April in the joint announcement by Yahoo and Rim.

...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 12-10-2006, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By PCW
Agreed on the previous poster's response. ...

Agreed on the previous poster's response.

Funny thing. I was driving a friend into town (L.A.) yesterday. His Treo 650 froze (again) while composing an email. He was already stressed, as his...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-07-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,934
Posted By PCW
Or on the old 850 and 950 devices. Even sturdier!

Or on the old 850 and 950 devices. Even sturdier!
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 11-25-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By PCW
Not on mine. I've had my VZW 8703E since the day...

Not on mine. I've had my VZW 8703E since the day it was released thru Gov't and B2B channels and I've experienced no "holstering scratches".
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 11-06-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,054
Posted By PCW
Angry Add me to the list of malcontents.

Had an 850 & 950. Very easy to type. The best keyboards of the RIM devices, I believe.

Had a 7230 and 7250. Almost as easy as the 850/950 series. Certainly no complaints. Rarely a mistake...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-28-2006, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,489
Posted By PCW
Me too!

You're not the only one waiting for this!
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-23-2006, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,259
Posted By PCW
Red face You are right! I guess all the inadvertant...

You are right! I guess all the inadvertant button pushing occurs just before holstering and just after unholstering, especially while seated in a car, etc.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-20-2006, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,259
Posted By PCW
Question Give us an Automatic Keyboard Lock when holstered

Perhaps the Blackberry development team in Waterloo will incorporate a keyboard lock capability into the next OS so that the Blackberry, upon being holstered, automatically disables the keyboard.
...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-16-2006, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,555
Posted By PCW
Smile Re: SCVipermad's comment re Yahoo. Great! ...

Re: SCVipermad's comment re Yahoo.
Great! Maybe Yahoo's softened up or something. (Or someone there has flipped a switch in error).

I've heard of some folks being able to sign up with Yahoo's...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-15-2006, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,555
Posted By PCW
Smile Works fine, as long as you've...

On my VZW BIS, I have 2 Gmail accounts, a Yahoo account, and have added and deleted various other POP email accounts, all with no problem. I have not tried an MSN account, so I can't speak to that....
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