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Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-27-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,189
Posted By Rhyalus
Thanks Mama! Myabe in a future upgrade, right? ...

Thanks Mama!

Myabe in a future upgrade, right? :-)

R
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-27-2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By Rhyalus
He does not want bluetooth. If you don't care...

He does not want bluetooth.

If you don't care about quality, why not just buy a new one with the right plug size for your BB? You have probably spent too much time on this already.

I agree with...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-26-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,189
Posted By Rhyalus
Anyone know if there is a way to get the Skype...

Anyone know if there is a way to get the Skype IMs to show up in the message or SMS areas?

Going into the app is a bit of a pain.

Thanks,
R
Forum: BBF Reviews 10-26-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,047
Posted By Rhyalus
I never dialed a # but you can type emails and...

I never dialed a # but you can type emails and send them of course.

I don't have the new keyboard, but I did have the #2 version. It worked pretty well with the Bold 9000 - no lag to speak of at...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-26-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By Rhyalus
I also picked up a mobile charger (Motorola) and...

I also picked up a mobile charger (Motorola) and a travel folding AC charger (Blackberry). The phone came with the international charger with the various country clips, which was nice.

That will do...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-26-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By Rhyalus
Same experience here. I tried on the door first...

Same experience here. I tried on the door first because I wanted to see how it fit. Really poor design.

I did not scratch anything (I think) but did have to pry the back up a bit while pushing on...
Forum: BlackBerry Network 10-26-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,828
Posted By Rhyalus
I see this ALL THE TIME - it was worse with AT&T...

I see this ALL THE TIME - it was worse with AT&T here in NY but still happens on Verizon.

This is about carriers getting slammed without having the infrastructure to support it...

I wish I could...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-26-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By Rhyalus
Google Translate can be both a curse and a...

Google Translate can be both a curse and a blessing. :-)
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-26-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By Rhyalus
As an update, I purchased the extended battery...

As an update, I purchased the extended battery and it works great. The quality of the back replacement is "questionable". It does not fit as cleanly as it should - I noticed this on my last two...
Forum: OS 6 10-26-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rhyalus
Yes, actually I did. I appreciate your posting...

Yes, actually I did. I appreciate your posting those two threads, but there was nothing in there about what I was asking.

I'll do some more searching and revive this thread if I can't find it.

R
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 10-26-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,853
Posted By Rhyalus
The RF from the wires is trivial compared to the...

The RF from the wires is trivial compared to the power to get a signal to a cell tower... no comparison, really.

Search "rf exposure cell" in Google and you get plenty of reading overall on this...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 10-26-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,853
Posted By Rhyalus
Certainly there is a difference, but don't...

Certainly there is a difference, but don't discount RF. It has the tendency to heat up internal structures, especially at the right frequencies - I seem to recall that 2.4 GHz was not a friendly...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 10-25-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,853
Posted By Rhyalus
I agree. Cell phones are a part of our lives. ...

I agree. Cell phones are a part of our lives. There is no way to avoid them, but we can be smart. Using bluetooth headsets if you are concerned about RF is not a solution - only wired headsets to...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 10-24-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By Rhyalus
Studies show that using capital letters is...

Studies show that using capital letters is attractive to women....
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 10-24-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,853
Posted By Rhyalus
Just use a wired headset when possible. there is...

Just use a wired headset when possible. there is nothing else you can do.

There are certain rf frequencies that are worse than others and cellular is not the worst.

What options do you...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 10-24-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,817
Posted By Rhyalus
Yes Sir - I am in NY and get access to wifi using...

Yes Sir - I am in NY and get access to wifi using optimum online - negotiation was a solid 54mbps but transfer speed was the same as it was in my office.

Now all I am missing is objective evidence...
Forum: OS 6 10-23-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rhyalus
Touch vs Non-touch

Can someone point me to a thread that discusses the implementation of OS 6 on non-touch phones like my 9650?

The demos that I have seen on youtube typically show it with the Torch.

How do all of...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 10-23-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,817
Posted By Rhyalus
Just to complete the thread, Verizon has me...

Just to complete the thread, Verizon has me convinced that the 9650 just isn't powerful enough to handle the higher transfer speeds. The processor is indeed inferior (compared to the Bold...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 10-22-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,471
Posted By Rhyalus
Regarding my RAM, the 15MB free was on my old...

Regarding my RAM, the 15MB free was on my old Bold 9000 with a lot less onboard.

On my 9650 I have something like 300 MB.

So with OS6 I could expect 50MB free or thereabouts?

Thanks,
R
Forum: Beta You Than Me 10-22-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,471
Posted By Rhyalus
How much memory are you guys seeing after...

How much memory are you guys seeing after installing 6.0? I am really enjoying all of the breathing room that I have now....6.0 is really going to have to rock my socks off to do this if it is back...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-21-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,042
Posted By Rhyalus
Nope - the owner information is displayed on the...

Nope - the owner information is displayed on the phone screen when it is locked. Give it a shot.

R
Forum: WiFi HotZone 10-21-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,817
Posted By Rhyalus
No security - just MAC address control (only...

No security - just MAC address control (only registered MACs can attach to the network). Maybe I will turn even this off to see if something is up, but I doubt it since I have full access from the...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 10-21-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,817
Posted By Rhyalus
Hello all, Could someone with a 9650 and Verizon...

Hello all,

Could someone with a 9650 and Verizon let me know what speed transfer rates they get on wifi - either with the mobile site above or some other objective measure that I could reproduce on...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-20-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,042
Posted By Rhyalus
Somewhat off topic, I always put "Reward for...

Somewhat off topic, I always put "Reward for return - myemail@hotmail.com" in the Owner field under Options just in case something like this happens to me.

Props to the OP for trying so hard to...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-20-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,741
Posted By Rhyalus
Yup - I travel a lot and use my GPS on the phone...

Yup - I travel a lot and use my GPS on the phone with turn by turn directions... if you get on a call, you can get lost. My wife always seems to call me when I am about to make a critical turn.... ...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-20-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,741
Posted By Rhyalus
OK - cool - I read up at the LTE innovation...

OK - cool - I read up at the LTE innovation center (I am assuming that LTE is the same as 4G).

So I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. Lousy coverage and bandwidth being sucked up by Apple...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-20-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,741
Posted By Rhyalus
Thanks for the quick reply.... interesting that...

Thanks for the quick reply.... interesting that this is not in the commercials. :-)

Do you know off hand if Verizon ever talks about this and adding this functionality?

Regards,
R
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-20-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,741
Posted By Rhyalus
3G and the 9650

Hello All,

I am using a Bold 9650 from Verizon.

I have the phone set to 1xEV and I see 3G with the BB logo so all is well. I guess I am not too surprised that the data flow is like the old AT&T...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 10-20-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By Rhyalus
Did you go to the Setup folder and select Email...

Did you go to the Setup folder and select Email settings?

Enterprise activation is in a different place (options / advanced / enterprise activation).

R
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-19-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,189
Posted By Rhyalus
Yes, which is why I wanted to point it out to the...

Yes, which is why I wanted to point it out to the fellow thinking of doing the BB with Skype in Scotland.

Regards,
R
Forum: GPS & Mapping 10-19-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,947
Posted By Rhyalus
BB Maps vs Google Maps

Am I missing something? Blackberry Maps seems vastly inferior to Google Maps in just about every way.

Traffic, layers, appearance, speed... I can't find anything better in BB Maps.

Thanks,
R
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-19-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,189
Posted By Rhyalus
Verizon really locks things down. You can't even...

Verizon really locks things down. You can't even use the limited functionality outside of the US at all. I just bought the 9650 from Verizon and I am speaking from experience.

You can NOT make any...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 10-19-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,817
Posted By Rhyalus
Well, I am not losing my mind...at...

Well, I am not losing my mind...at mobilespeedtest.com I was getting about 1000 kbps with .73 sec latency - 100kb transferred in .84 seconds on the Bold 9000 with wifi.

The 9650 is about half of...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 10-19-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,817
Posted By Rhyalus
Just checked both devices - 48 Mbps, signal is...

Just checked both devices - 48 Mbps, signal is about -45 dBm. This is the same on both the 9000 and 9650.

Great idea to check, though!

Any other thoughts? It is not possible for this to be...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 10-19-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,817
Posted By Rhyalus
Hey - thanks for the reply. That is a good...

Hey - thanks for the reply. That is a good question.

I did look in my last attempt and saw 48mb/sec if I remember correctly. I'll look at both devices and report back.

I have not tried this on...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 10-19-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,817
Posted By Rhyalus
Slow wifi on 9650, Blazing on 9000

Hello All,

Just got a new Bold 9650 from Verizon... I can make the wifi connection to my home router (no security BUT I do have MAC address control turned on), and it is incredibly slow compared to...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 10-16-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,834
Posted By Rhyalus
Best GPS software for Bold 9650?

Hello,

What is the best GPS navigation software out there for the Bold 9650? I will be using Verizon wireless.

I currently use AT&T Telenav on the Bold 9000, so I am used to traffic, lane...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-15-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By Rhyalus
Yup, I have bought the Seidio extended batteries...

Yup, I have bought the Seidio extended batteries for my last two phones - a Curve and a Bold.... :-)

Thanks,
R
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-15-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By Rhyalus
Thanks! I should be getting the phone on Monday....

Thanks! I should be getting the phone on Monday. After confirming that all is well with the new carrier, I'll start picking up accessories.

Regards,
R
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-14-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By Rhyalus
I agree - the market is plenty segmented for each...

I agree - the market is plenty segmented for each of these phones to have a target.

They have not addressed my needs though, yet. The Android phones are terrific with their 80211n wifi and 8 MP...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-14-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By Rhyalus
Seidio Extended Battery?

Hello All,

I have read that the 9650 fitted with the 2600mAh extended battery will still fit into the same OEM case that comes with the phone.

Can anyone confirm this?

I am struggling between...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-07-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,721
Posted By Rhyalus
Awesome....thanks gents.... I found that Skype...

Awesome....thanks gents....

I found that Skype Mobile will work on the 9650 via wifi - it is even posted on the Verizon website that it is compatible.

Did anyone ever try this?

Regards,
R
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-06-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,721
Posted By Rhyalus
From Bold 9000 to 9650

Hello All,

Sick to death of AT&T and their network issues dealing with gazillions of iphones and ipads, I am going to make the move to Verizon.

This is all on my company's dime.

I need a phone...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 04-17-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 29,054
Posted By Rhyalus
I have the GPS problem....I do not have SMS...

I have the GPS problem....I do not have SMS issues, and I have not tried "modem" use.

The GPS problems are really obvious....I asked this question in the OS specific string but no one else has...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 04-16-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 36,375
Posted By Rhyalus
Has anyone had any issues with GPS sensitivity...

Has anyone had any issues with GPS sensitivity since this OS update?

The problem for me is very severe. I almost never had a problem with this before, but now it takes forever to get a signal, and...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 04-12-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 29,054
Posted By Rhyalus
So far so good and no 3G anymore can't be in the...

So far so good and no 3G anymore can't be in the same sentence. :-o

R
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 04-12-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 29,054
Posted By Rhyalus
This happened to me with a hosting service. ...

This happened to me with a hosting service. There was something that got "unchecked" on their side related to email forwarding.

No idea how this happened - and I do not think it was related to the...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 03-21-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 36,375
Posted By Rhyalus
Nope - I just moved to 5 and have not noticed and...

Nope - I just moved to 5 and have not noticed and of these three cons!

R
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-19-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By Rhyalus
VVM Files?

Anyone know where the visual voice mail files are stored? Is there a way to get them to reside on the memory card instead of the device mem?

I am also assuming that when you do a "delete prior"...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 03-16-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 28,401
Posted By Rhyalus
When I was running 4.6, I had no problems running...

When I was running 4.6, I had no problems running 10 apps plus with the VVM core stuff in there. Much ado about nothing, I think here.

Also, VVM is a great tool. I just deactivated my youmail acct...
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