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Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 05-20-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,030
Posted By ChumsGum
i too have the grandfathered t-mobile blackberry...

i too have the grandfathered t-mobile blackberry minutes and mail BIS $60 plan which includes 1000 minutes (no nights/wknds), unlimited data, and unlimited text. if i needed more minutes i can add...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 05-20-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 32,141
Posted By ChumsGum
so i upgraded from the factory 114 and have to...

so i upgraded from the factory 114 and have to say the battery and performance increases are greatly exaggerated. standby and talktime improve slightly but battery drain heavy apps like pandora...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-20-2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By ChumsGum
both phones have their advantages. it all comes...

both phones have their advantages. it all comes down to personal preference.

bold-
3G
better keyboard
better cpu (yes it does make a difference when playing back video)
slightly better build...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 05-20-2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 32,141
Posted By ChumsGum
painless upgrade so far. many of my 3rd party...

painless upgrade so far. many of my 3rd party setting like opera mini and pandora carried over while settings for bbweather and slacker did not, not a big deal

woohoo, can't wait to get the...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 04-09-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,218
Posted By ChumsGum
anyone getting a scratchy noise with slacker? it...

anyone getting a scratchy noise with slacker? it seems to appear on some songs but not in others. i thought it was due to streaming but even with the cache stations i still get that scratchy noise.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-27-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By ChumsGum
while the pandora service is free, you are only...

while the pandora service is free, you are only allowed so many skips, with or without a subscription.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-27-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By ChumsGum
with Pandora and Slacker, who needs mp3s?

i now stream pandora and play my cache slacker stations. i'm so close to subscribing to both services just to support them.

so if i do subscribe, slacker gives me unlimited skips while pandora...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-24-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,463
Posted By ChumsGum
off topic, but if you go to the rim site through...

off topic, but if you go to the rim site through your berry you can download the trimble 3-pack which includes a great workout gps program, a geochaching program, and a gps map program. i use the all...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-19-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,290
Posted By ChumsGum
great details in the video. thank you so much for...

great details in the video. thank you so much for this. i'll definitely use this for when i replace the trackball.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-17-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By ChumsGum
got the headsets and absolutely love them. line...

got the headsets and absolutely love them. line controls work great as i'm now able to forward and reverse through tracks. now i can leave my berry in my pocket and save battery life as anything i do...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-16-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,325
Posted By ChumsGum
just wanted to add that i absolutely love the...

just wanted to add that i absolutely love the travel charger. being able to just swap the batteries out instead of plugging in the usb cord in that awful location is such a blessing.

when the...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-14-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By ChumsGum
or $12 shipped for an ebay 1600mah that includes...

or $12 shipped for an ebay 1600mah that includes a travel charger.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-11-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,325
Posted By ChumsGum
yes, i got my batt/charger. expect to wait 2...

yes, i got my batt/charger. expect to wait 2 weeks for your battery.

first of all, i'd understand the concerns buying li-ion batteries from untrusted sources. i'd like to say i've bought 3 3rd party...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 03-11-2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,144
Posted By ChumsGum
drunk dial app?

i'm surely not the first to think of this yet it has not been developed.

it's simple, give the program your list of numbers in your contact list that you'd never want to call during after hours....
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-09-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,923
Posted By ChumsGum
I like album art cuz it improves the sound...

I like album art cuz it improves the sound quality ;-)
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-09-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By ChumsGum
I dunno, maybe I'm becoming more of a low level...

I dunno, maybe I'm becoming more of a low level audiophile but I cringe at the thought of listening to my music through stereo bluetooth. I haven't tried the particular set you mention but have tried...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-09-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By ChumsGum
Premium Multimedia Headset

http://www.cio.com/images/content/articles/body/2009/01/BBHeadphones_1.jpg

this is a new headset that works with 4.6 OS or higher and, to my knowledge, is the only headset that has forward/back skip...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-06-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,617
Posted By ChumsGum
wallpaper auto-change app?

there are 2 for the storm yet nothing for the bold or the 8900, any reason why not?
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-05-2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,226
Posted By ChumsGum
yeah until 3G coverage is vastly improved along...

yeah until 3G coverage is vastly improved along with new battery tech i'll gladly stick with EDGE.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-03-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,713
Posted By ChumsGum
i hope this is an isolated incident

i hope this is an isolated incident
Forum: Aftermarket Software 02-27-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 80,727
Posted By ChumsGum
there is Nobex Radio Companion available from the...

there is Nobex Radio Companion available from the rim mobile site. it allows you to sync with radio stations and gives you their playlists and allows for a quick email to you about the song you're...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-27-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By ChumsGum
great idea, at least give us the option to turn...

great idea, at least give us the option to turn predictive typing on or off.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-27-2009, 02:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 30,319
Posted By ChumsGum
can anyone tell me how to get bluetooth to work...

can anyone tell me how to get bluetooth to work with vlingo on my new 8900?
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-27-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 30,319
Posted By ChumsGum
yes, the notepad and taskpad with alerts come...

yes, the notepad and taskpad with alerts come with all blackberries.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-26-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By ChumsGum
i admit, i do miss SURETYPE a bit

the tiny QWERTY on my 8900 takes a while to get use to. i found i really need to remember to use the tips of my thumbs to type. when i try to type flat thumbed i tend to type a lot of errors. second,...
Forum: Hardware & Accessories 02-25-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,894
Posted By ChumsGum
last questions, does the volume control work?...

last questions, does the volume control work? what about the mute/pause button?

i can live without the skip to the next track option for my blackberry.

thanks again for your help. i really shoulda...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-25-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,541
Posted By ChumsGum
i am addicted to buying new stuff for my 8900....

i am addicted to buying new stuff for my 8900. lets see before i even got my phone i bought-

8gb microsd card ($19 amazon)
2 micro-mini usb adapters ($2 each amazon)
best skin ever ($10)

after i...
Forum: Hardware & Accessories 02-24-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,894
Posted By ChumsGum
can u forward through tracks like they advertise...

can u forward through tracks like they advertise these buds do for the iPhone?
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-24-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,083
Posted By ChumsGum
just search amazon for "micro usb angle." i have...

just search amazon for "micro usb angle."

i have used an off brand retractable car charger with a thin cord for my pearl and it worked fine. still like new after about a year of use and i'll...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-24-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,325
Posted By ChumsGum
OEM? where's the adventure in that? well for $12...

OEM? where's the adventure in that?

well for $12 shipped with the travel charger, i bought it. pray for me.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-24-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,325
Posted By ChumsGum
eBay batteries? anyone try one yet

HK sellers have flooded eBay with Storm 9500 batts (same batt as 8900) and was wondering if you guys have tried them yet? They're as cheap as $12 with a wall charger.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-24-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By ChumsGum
so what did they charge with the application?

so what did they charge with the application?
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-24-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By ChumsGum
i have this love/hate thing going on with my...

i have this love/hate thing going on with my "best skins ever" for my 8900.

i did apply it my myself but found there were too many variables to get it perfect. dust free room, good lighting to align...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-24-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By ChumsGum
are you talking about GSM (att, t-mo) vs CDMA...

are you talking about GSM (att, t-mo) vs CDMA (verizon, sprint)? like i said, in metropolitan areas like LA you won't see much difference in coverage in terms of 2G. you'd have to really go out of...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-24-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,204
Posted By ChumsGum
if you were in LA i'd help you for free as i love...

if you were in LA i'd help you for free as i love helping people set up their phones. really though, between this site and crackberry's forum, all the info is here. yes, it can be overwhelming but if...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-24-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,083
Posted By ChumsGum
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21Gbluc-i0L....

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21Gbluc-i0L._SL500_AA280_.jpg

found this too from amazon but the angle is going the wrong direction so you'd have the cord going up.

what a hassle; at least...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-24-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 30,319
Posted By ChumsGum
go to their site from your phone then it will...

go to their site from your phone then it will allow a download for OS 4.6 and 4.7
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-24-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By ChumsGum
t-mo's nationwide coverage is behind att and...

t-mo's nationwide coverage is behind att and verizon's. however, in metropolitan cities like LA, t-mobile is just as good. i remember seeing t-mo billboards that would advertise "fewest dropped calls...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-24-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 30,319
Posted By ChumsGum
wow, i just tried vlingo and it's a greap voice...

wow, i just tried vlingo and it's a greap voice to text app. vlingo (http://www.vlingo.com/)
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-24-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By ChumsGum
http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-8900-serie...

http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-8900-series-discussion-javelin/177664-8900-tmo-users-please-post-your-thoughts.html
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-23-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,914
Posted By ChumsGum
ASP.NET Resources - Determine location ID for the...

ASP.NET Resources - Determine location ID for the weather server control (http://www.aspnetresources.com/tools/locid.aspx)
here's a location id tool if you don't know the zip code
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-23-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 30,319
Posted By ChumsGum
i know, it's still a marvel of a program. i...

i know, it's still a marvel of a program. i veered off course and it quickly recalculated the map with new directions. though i haven't tried seeing how fast that map would refresh at 60+mph. the app...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-23-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By ChumsGum
yeah, i hate how when i activate column view i...

yeah, i hate how when i activate column view i still have to scroll sideways. hope this is updated as i do miss true "mobile view."
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-23-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,914
Posted By ChumsGum
go to the options and set "activate on...

go to the options and set "activate on startup"
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-23-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 30,319
Posted By ChumsGum
yeah, i kinda figured garmin was for the life of...

yeah, i kinda figured garmin was for the life of my phone. i still may bite and go for it, even though i'll probably upgrade this 8900 in 2 yrs like i have every other phone i've had.

i just can't...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-23-2009, 12:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,882
Posted By ChumsGum
to add, the camera with it's auto focus works...

to add, the camera with it's auto focus works much better than expected. it adds worlds of functionality over my previous 8100's camera. another pleasant surprise is the amazing sound quality of the...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-22-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 30,319
Posted By ChumsGum
OMG, just downloaded the free Garmin app and its...

OMG, just downloaded the free Garmin app and its impressive. Easy to use, high res taking advantage of the 8900's beautiful screen, and quick to load. Those Garmin programmers should really get into...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-21-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,914
Posted By ChumsGum
Google for the latest version

Google for the latest version
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-21-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 30,319
Posted By ChumsGum
BBweather, Google Maps, Gmail, Slacker, Bolt...

BBweather, Google Maps, Gmail, Slacker, Bolt browser, Nav4All, Facebook, XBerryLive, BerryTorch, and Quickpull. I also have launchers for YouTube, ESPN, Chowhound, and TVGuide.

W
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-21-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,914
Posted By ChumsGum
I tried them all; bbweather, rim's accuweather...

I tried them all; bbweather, rim's accuweather signal, yweather, and weatherbug. I found bbweather to be the best of the bunch. It has multiple options allowing both an icon and temp on the homepage...
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