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Forum: Beta You Than Me 02-10-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,804
Posted By vinmontRD
Options / Mobile Network / Connection Preference...

Options / Mobile Network / Connection Preference -- then click the gray drop-down. Choices should be:

- Mobile Network Only
- Mobile Network Preferred
- Wi-Fi Only
- Wi-Fi Preferred
Forum: Beta You Than Me 02-10-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,804
Posted By vinmontRD
You've checked settings to make sure you've set...

You've checked settings to make sure you've set "Wi-Fi preferred"?

I just had a nice test of UMA with the 8900 and this release: I'm snowed in NJ today and had to host a meeting in NYC. Used a...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-07-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By vinmontRD
Sorry -- my bad! Not enough sleep (was with...

Sorry -- my bad! Not enough sleep (was with friends watching UFC - up til 2am). You're right - 461.... sorry! :oops:
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-07-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By vinmontRD
I had UMA working perfectly with 5.0.0.348... I...

I had UMA working perfectly with 5.0.0.348... I skipped 411, and when straight to 468 when it leaked. UMA is still working beautifully with 468 -- never drops, connects quickly, and the sound quality...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 02-07-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,804
Posted By vinmontRD
I went to this directly from 348 on my 8900, and...

I went to this directly from 348 on my 8900, and very glad to make the move. EVERY app I've used seems to work perfectly on 468, I've got 15 to 20MB more free memory with this release, and the...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-29-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,512
Posted By vinmontRD
Isn't it? :) I downloaded the official 8900...

Isn't it? :) I downloaded the official 8900 version to replace the one I wrote about at the top of the thread -- very nice!
Forum: Media Center 01-24-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,045
Posted By vinmontRD
You really do have a great sense of design -...

You really do have a great sense of design - balance, proportion, color -- always nice to see your work.
Forum: Beta You Than Me 12-06-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,465
Posted By vinmontRD
I've seen some odd behavior too with .348 over...

I've seen some odd behavior too with .348 over the last couple of weeks. On waking from bedside mode, it has frozen a couple of times, requiring a battery pull. I've had the screen go black on me a...
Forum: BlackBerry Themes 11-22-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,098
Posted By vinmontRD
Nice idea -- I personally like icons that are...

Nice idea -- I personally like icons that are instantly recognizable, but customized. You strike a perfect balance, and of course they blend with the wallpaper -- nice attention to detail.

With all...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 11-22-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,171
Posted By vinmontRD
I had been using 5.0.0.238 for a while, and BT...

I had been using 5.0.0.238 for a while, and BT was fine with my car. Upgraded recently to .348 and it still seems just fine. Connects to the car from at least 30 to 35 feet away (the standard for...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 11-22-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,465
Posted By vinmontRD
BTW: I've been running 348 for about 24 hours...

BTW: I've been running 348 for about 24 hours now, and it's been rock solid once I figured out that an old Visual Voicemail database that kept getting restored to my phone after an OS change was...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 11-22-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,465
Posted By vinmontRD
Seems that the white background issue is due to...

Seems that the white background issue is due to 4.x themes not having the application screen background screen explicitly specified (that's my guess). Themes built on the new Theme Builder and...
Forum: Media Center 10-18-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,191
Posted By vinmontRD
@jkoder -- would really help if you would post...

@jkoder -- would really help if you would post some images. I know they're over at Mobihand, but there are probably a bunch of people who probably won't bother clicking your link here to go over to...
Forum: Media Center 10-18-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,770
Posted By vinmontRD
LineUp looks to be just about perfect for my...

LineUp looks to be just about perfect for my interests. Perfect clock size, nice overall design, and "neutral" screens on inside that would go well with just about any wallpaper I might decide to try...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 10-12-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,425
Posted By vinmontRD
Odd...I've upgraded through the 4.6.x.x's, up to...

Odd...I've upgraded through the 4.6.x.x's, up to the 5.x.x.x's (.90, .100, .130. .190., 238) on the 8900 and have had no browser issues at all.

Hmmm...only relevant issue that may be different is...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 10-10-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 46,233
Posted By vinmontRD
@anita - What worked for me was to make sure...

@anita -

What worked for me was to make sure that I was using the WAP connection to reach m.youtube.com. I did this by creating a bookmark in my Blackberry browser with the URL m.youtube.com. I then...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 10-03-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,422
Posted By vinmontRD
Yup -- exactly what I did, with similar results....

Yup -- exactly what I did, with similar results. Some commands work, but voice recognition nowhere near as good as it was with 4.6.1.250's version of VAD. The 190 VAD files dropped into 238 perform...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 10-02-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,327
Posted By vinmontRD
I'm running 238 on my 8900, and I just tried SMS...

I'm running 238 on my 8900, and I just tried SMS from pretty much everywhere:

Home screen -- start to type name, scroll down to mobile number, hit context menu and select "SMS" - I get standard text...
Forum: Network Outages - powered by DataOutages.com 10-02-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,338
Posted By vinmontRD
OK - thx for placing it correctly. Wasn't quite...

OK - thx for placing it correctly. Wasn't quite sure where it belonged.
Forum: Network Outages - powered by DataOutages.com 10-02-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,338
Posted By vinmontRD
Verizon FIOS outage --> TMo UMA outage...

This was a hard one to figure out. My BB 8900 was working just fine on UMA in my home office today -- until sometime mid-afternoon (I'm in NJ, 35 miles south of NYC). Took me a while to see what was...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 09-30-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,422
Posted By vinmontRD
What kind of Wi-Fi setup do you have? I'm using...

What kind of Wi-Fi setup do you have? I'm using pretty much the exact same setup with 5.0.0.238 that I also used with 5.0.0.190, 5.0.0.130, 4.6.1.250 -- and it has worked fine with all of them. Seems...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 09-30-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,422
Posted By vinmontRD
Not sure about numbering convention, but when I...

Not sure about numbering convention, but when I check help/about in my BeeJive install (which works beautifully on my 8900 with 5.0.0.238), I see:

Build Name: BlackBerry/4_6

Build Version:...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 09-30-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,512
Posted By vinmontRD
Excellent! Glad to hear it. I was playing with...

Excellent! Glad to hear it. I was playing with this last night before going to sleep. One of our DVR's is in the bedroom -- my wife was using the FIOS remote, and I had my 8900 running this app --...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 09-30-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,422
Posted By vinmontRD
Built-in VAD (voice dialing) also does not work...

Built-in VAD (voice dialing) also does not work with this release -- but Vlingo does (and did not in 190), so there's a good hands-free dialing option for us with this release.
Forum: Beta You Than Me 09-30-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,422
Posted By vinmontRD
Interesting -- my experience is somewhat...

Interesting -- my experience is somewhat different with this:
- Viigo seems to work just fine without a reinstall -- I'm running the "lite" version -- 3.1.454 and it's extremely snappy....
Forum: Beta You Than Me 09-30-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,422
Posted By vinmontRD
EDIT: After posting this, I tried one more option...

EDIT: After posting this, I tried one more option -- I uninstalled Vlingo, and then let App World select a version for me to install. Looking at the detailed properties (in Options / Applications), I...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 09-29-2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,422
Posted By vinmontRD
What version of Vlingo did you install? I went to...

What version of Vlingo did you install? I went to their site, and they suggested trying the 4.7 version on OS 5.x.x.x - that started to work in the setup wizard, but then it spontaneously rebooted my...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 09-28-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,512
Posted By vinmontRD
Lightbulb Verizon FIOS Remote DVR can run on 8900 too!!!

(to all who use Crackberry as well as this fine forum, my apologies for double-posting -- I wanted to be sure that 8900 owners saw this whether here or there)

I use Verizon FIOS for my home Internet...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 09-25-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By vinmontRD
APN on my 8900 is the same as before I started...

APN on my 8900 is the same as before I started trying the 5.x.x.x OS's. I'm now on 5.0.0.190, and my APN is still epc.tmobile.com with all other fields blank -- and it works perfectly.
Forum: Beta You Than Me 09-25-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,408
Posted By vinmontRD
I just downloaded the public beta from Bellshare...

I just downloaded the public beta from Bellshare and it seems to work fine on my 8900 running 5.0.0.190... looks very nice!
Forum: Beta You Than Me 09-24-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,277
Posted By vinmontRD
Yes -- BBM 4.7.0 is, as a matter of fact, the...

Yes -- BBM 4.7.0 is, as a matter of fact, the version embedded in this release, and it works quite well (at least on my 8900!).
Forum: Beta You Than Me 09-17-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,173
Posted By vinmontRD
Once again, google is your friend. Search and you...

Once again, google is your friend. Search and you will find...the files are, indeed, out there, but the process is, as noted, a bit hairier than is typical, so be sure to pursue this particular leak...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 09-16-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By vinmontRD
I found 130 to be unstable on the 8900, however...

I found 130 to be unstable on the 8900, however I've been using 5.0.0.190 for a while on it, and except for a couple of issues, it's actually been rather good -- as long as you're willing to do...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 09-16-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,277
Posted By vinmontRD
New bug found in 5.0.0.190 / 8900: Call Interrupted in UMA

Ah well -- I've been using 5.0.0.190 on my 8900 for a while now, and had convinced myself that it's solid enough to hang onto until the next version becomes available. Today I ran into something new...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 09-11-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By vinmontRD
Good choice IMO, as long as T-Mobile has the...

Good choice IMO, as long as T-Mobile has the coverage you need. It is ideal for me, and I've had dozens of mobile phones, and half a dozen blackberry's -- this is the best to date.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 09-11-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,695
Posted By vinmontRD
One question I've had about this: is the T-mobile...

One question I've had about this: is the T-mobile implementation of UMA, via devices like the 8320 and 8900, compatible with other members of the UMA industry group (e.g., carriers like Orange,...
Forum: Media Center 09-06-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By vinmontRD
Nice design! Good visual balance...and I...

Nice design! Good visual balance...and I definitely lean toward themes with a generously sized clock (like this one) -- great for me since I've generally leave my watch home since I have a blackberry...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 09-06-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,277
Posted By vinmontRD
media player works fine for me too...on my 8900...

media player works fine for me too...on my 8900 with 190. I'm getting the distinct impression that there are a few more issues with the Bold running 190 than than 8900 has with this particular...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 09-01-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,277
Posted By vinmontRD
OK -- I just tried it (using 190 on my 8900)....

OK -- I just tried it (using 190 on my 8900). Global search *acts* as if it's working when I tick just the "Contacts" item as a search target, but the results of the search are wrong -- completely...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 09-01-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,277
Posted By vinmontRD
When I open address book, I have a "Find:" bar at...

When I open address book, I have a "Find:" bar at the top with a name entry field, and a list of names below it. I can either scroll the list, or start typing a name in the field at the top. This...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 09-01-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,277
Posted By vinmontRD
@Yaron2 -- what version of BBM5 is this? I have...

@Yaron2 -- what version of BBM5 is this? I have two different versions of BBM 5.0.0.8 : they appear the same, except for the file size of COD file inside:

net_rim_bb_qm_peer.cod -- labeled...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 08-30-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 228,881
Posted By vinmontRD
Oh no! This will likely be my next obsession!...

Oh no! This will likely be my next obsession! :cry:
Forum: Beta You Than Me 08-30-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 228,881
Posted By vinmontRD
We're counting on you, ZIG!

We're counting on you, ZIG!
Forum: Beta You Than Me 08-28-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,277
Posted By vinmontRD
I *think* I can live with this build for now. It...

I *think* I can live with this build for now. It definitely has bugs, and some are fairly serious (e.g., no voice dialing via bluetooth -- attempts cause an exception). But so far it seems usable...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 08-28-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,277
Posted By vinmontRD
I don't have a cradle -- just use the PC USB...

I don't have a cradle -- just use the PC USB cable when at my desk, and the wall-plug USB cable when at my bedside. Works fine under both scenarios. I also had reason to set up bedside mode last...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 08-25-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,277
Posted By vinmontRD
Of course, now hearing that it's "out there",...

Of course, now hearing that it's "out there", I'll be searching for the 8900 version like a loon until I find it...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 08-25-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,277
Posted By vinmontRD
phew! absolution is a wonderful thing... :)

phew!

absolution is a wonderful thing... :)
Forum: Beta You Than Me 08-25-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,277
Posted By vinmontRD
:oops::oops::oops::oops::oops: SORRY! I am SO...

:oops::oops::oops::oops::oops:

SORRY!

I am SO embarrassed - :oops: - gaaak! Glad this wasn't a job interview... :(

Oh well. Got myself totally messed up in the heat of the moment... SORRY!
Forum: Beta You Than Me 08-25-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,277
Posted By vinmontRD
EDIT: SORRY ALL -- I blew it. Thought I found it,...

EDIT: SORRY ALL -- I blew it. Thought I found it, totally ignored the file name / version / etc. Think I need more sleep... Ignore this post!

(dopey misinformation deleted by...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 08-20-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,342
Posted By vinmontRD
I finally gave up on 130 and fell back to...

I finally gave up on 130 and fell back to 4.6.1.250 -- but I've had BBM5 on 130 working fine, and again on 4.6.250 working just fine. Very nice indeed.
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