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Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-12-2007, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,748
Posted By Dark Knight
Call your wireless carrier's Data Support...

Call your wireless carrier's Data Support department to troubleshoot your Blackberry to confirm whether or not you have a virus installed on your device. Obtaining one via Bluetooth is possible when...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-11-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By Dark Knight
The point of the matter is that there are...

The point of the matter is that there are manufacturers selling 3G smartphones to cellular carriers in North America, not just overseas where as RIM still continues to drag it's customers along with...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 09-09-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By Dark Knight
In Canada all the wireless carriers use 1, 2, 3...

In Canada all the wireless carriers use 1, 2, 3 year term commitments. Longer the term commitment accepted by the customer entitles them to lower cost payment on a device (ie: smartphone, cellphone...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-09-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By Dark Knight
Rim & Hsdpa (3g)

Will RIM ever get on the ball by competing with other manufacturers by offering a 3G Blackberry? After all there are HSDPA smartphones already sold on wireless carrier networks like the HTC TYTN....
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 09-09-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By Dark Knight
Rogers listing RIM 8310 Curve.

Rogers Wireless is now listing the RIM Blackberry Curve 8310 on Rogers.com (http://www.rogers.com) website for $299.99 + taxes on a 3 year term commitment new activation. They haven't dropped the...
Forum: Rumor Mill 09-06-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 54,336
Posted By Dark Knight
While HSDPA/UMTS (3G) wouldn't do much for...

While HSDPA/UMTS (3G) wouldn't do much for speeding up email it will help with improved video streaming (ie: video conference calls, watching tv), file transfers and as you pointed out tethering the...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-16-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,100
Posted By Dark Knight
I don't believe this has anything to do with the...

I don't believe this has anything to do with the iPhone. There is a lot of speculation since there's been no quote from either RIM or AT&T. More likely the move was to improve profits with a joint...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-09-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By Dark Knight
This is what I've been waiting for. Even though...

This is what I've been waiting for. Even though the Blackberry 8310 doesn't have 3G I've wanted a combination of the 8800 and 8300 by having GPS, WIFI and camera. It will be interesting to see how...
Forum: Rumor Mill 05-06-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,749
Posted By Dark Knight
How can a T-Mobile rep offer to sell you a RIM...

How can a T-Mobile rep offer to sell you a RIM device which isn't even available for sale? Sounds really fishy like he's scamming you or doesn't know what he's talking about. A warning for you is...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 05-04-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By Dark Knight
No 3G and no built in GPS receiver. Everything...

No 3G and no built in GPS receiver. Everything else looks great. Any reason why RIM decided to not include the GPS receiver?
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-01-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 91,455
Posted By Dark Knight
If T-Mobile gets the next BB with camera and GPS...

If T-Mobile gets the next BB with camera and GPS built in (RIM 88XX) then Rogers customers up here in Canada should be able to purchase it late this year, possibly around October. It would be good...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 03-09-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By Dark Knight
Was that a quote from an authorized Cingular...

Was that a quote from an authorized Cingular dealer or directly from Cingular marketing? Which ever the person who wrote it needs to get their facts straight. nsimpson, is correct in that while any...
Forum: Rumor Mill 03-01-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 34,245
Posted By Dark Knight
HSDPA (3G) on Rogers will officially roll out...

HSDPA (3G) on Rogers will officially roll out March 19, 2007 with devices and plans. Though HSDPA will first launch with major cities such as Toronto and Vancouver and later Nation wide....
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-16-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,866
Posted By Dark Knight
See link here: Engadget...

See link here: Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/tag/blackberry)
Forum: GPS & Mapping 02-16-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By Dark Knight
I'd be interested in knowing the battery life...

I'd be interested in knowing the battery life expectancy with using BB Maps and the 8800 GPS receiver both in real-time downloaded maps and also from stored map information on a SD card.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-16-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,852
Posted By Dark Knight
I'm holding off to upgrade from my Pearl to the...

I'm holding off to upgrade from my Pearl to the 8800 when a camera version is released. While I like the Pearl I do prefer using a full keyboard but also want features like the camera and flash found...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-16-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,866
Posted By Dark Knight
There's a rumor floating around that the 8800 has...

There's a rumor floating around that the 8800 has crippled WIFI by RIM for specific carriers due to money paid for using RIM services. Can anyone confirm this? If so then would it be possible to hack...
Forum: Rumor Mill 01-28-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,843
Posted By Dark Knight
I don't believe this would be feasible for most...

I don't believe this would be feasible for most Canadian BB customers unless they frequently travel to the USA. A USA telecom such as T-Mobile would be unable to provide you with a Canadian telephone...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-28-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,779
Posted By Dark Knight
I've been a Windows Vista bug tester from the...

I've been a Windows Vista bug tester from the beginning and have run into multiple issues with the latest OS. For example I'd recommend a clean install (format the drive then install Windows Vista)...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-28-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By Dark Knight
Choosing a price plan definitely depends on an...

Choosing a price plan definitely depends on an individuals own requirements. I found the best option with Rogers for a moderate to heavy user of email, sms, browsing third party sites (Note: surfing...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-05-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,562
Posted By Dark Knight
I ditched my Treo 650 for the RIM 8100 (Pearl)...

I ditched my Treo 650 for the RIM 8100 (Pearl) and I'm not disappointed. I may upgrade to the RIM 8800 when it's released with Rogers but I'm overall impressed with RIM SureType. SureType does take a...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-05-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,685
Posted By Dark Knight
Occupation: Artist Age: 35 Sex: Male Mail...

Occupation: Artist
Age: 35
Sex: Male
Mail Service: BIS
Carrier: Rogers
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 01-05-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,500
Posted By Dark Knight
Maybe the version number difference is to...

Maybe the version number difference is to identify one with camera and one with out which would meet the various requirements of individual businesses. Does anyone know what the battery life on this...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 01-05-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,462
Posted By Dark Knight
The reason I stay with Rogers is greater...

The reason I stay with Rogers is greater flexibility using GSM devices, more devices to choose from and great coverage across Canada. Though while I would like to see both Bell and Telus eventually...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 01-04-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,375
Posted By Dark Knight
If I was going to go back to a full keyboard then...

If I was going to go back to a full keyboard then I'd opt for the RIM 8800 GSM when it becomes available on Rogers network. It offers more features than the 8700 and is slim like the 8100 though...
Forum: Bluetooth Connection 12-28-2006, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,507
Posted By Dark Knight
Using the RIM HS-655 Bluetooth Headset which is...

Using the RIM HS-655 Bluetooth Headset which is extremely light to wear and has great voice quality.
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-17-2006, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Dark Knight
The Pearl was recently released so it should be...

The Pearl was recently released so it should be still covered under warranty for the first year with RIM. If though you've some how managed to void the warranty you can purchase a replacement battery...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-15-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,841
Posted By Dark Knight
#1: 3GSM #2: Built in GPS receiver that works...

#1: 3GSM
#2: Built in GPS receiver that works with RIM's Blackberry Maps.
#3: Ability to edit documents (both ODF and OpenXML).
#4. RIM to port Blackberry Desktop Manager to Linux.
#5. Ability to...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-14-2006, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By Dark Knight
GIMP : GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program...

GIMP :
GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program (http://gimp.org/) (Linux, Windows, OSX)

Picasa :
Picasa (http://picasa.google.ca/) (Windows XP)
Picasa (http://picasa.google.com/linux/)...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-14-2006, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By Dark Knight
Don't know Orange's method used for calculating...

Don't know Orange's method used for calculating their data charges for Blackberry customers but with Rogers 1 MB = approximately 900 emails per month which is 30 emails per day. If you're the...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 12-12-2006, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,204
Posted By Dark Knight
My download was a lot less than 22 minutes using...

My download was a lot less than 22 minutes using the Pearl. The largest file took approximately 2 minutes to download. Possible issue with your settings. Suggest you contact Data Support.

As for...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-11-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,541
Posted By Dark Knight
Rogers Customer Service Consultants no longer...

Rogers Customer Service Consultants no longer have access to the IMEI lock codes. Even if you state you want to cancel your wireless service Rogers won't provide the lock code for your hardware. The...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 12-11-2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,204
Posted By Dark Knight
Thumbs up Attention Rogers Wireless customers!

The one complaint regarding smartphones is that while offering more flexibility for the user it can also be more costly due to on occassion requiring additional third party software solutions to make...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-11-2006, 12:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,541
Posted By Dark Knight
T-Mobile will only provide the unlock code to...

T-Mobile will only provide the unlock code to their existing customers, not someone who subscribes to a competitor such as Cingular. I suggest you look online for remote IMEI unlocking such as GSM...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-11-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By Dark Knight
It's a misconception that any manufacturer for...

It's a misconception that any manufacturer for cellular devices will send you a new phone when your device is beyond repair or is being swapped. When you send in for replacement under your...
Forum: RIM Software 12-10-2006, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 41,208
Posted By Dark Knight
Yes. Consider a few things such as Microsoft...

Yes. Consider a few things such as Microsoft admitting that Linux developers Novell and Red Hat are their main competition not only on the server end but also for desktops. This is especially noticed...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-10-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,889
Posted By Dark Knight
I noticed a few posters are under the impression...

I noticed a few posters are under the impression that their Anti-Virus software is an all-in-one solution to preventing intrusion which is a false assumption. For one thing Anti-Virus software do not...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-10-2006, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Dark Knight
Please use the search engine on this site before...

Please use the search engine on this site before posting or at least check the forum pinned topics listed as "attention" such as "HOW-TO: Prevent G-mail "Sent Items" from being sent to your...
Forum: RIM Software 12-10-2006, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 41,208
Posted By Dark Knight
Blackberry Desktop Manager for Linux

A recent inquiry was made to ask the question whether RIM would release a Linux version of their Blackerry Desktop Manager. The response was less than vague.



So I decided to post a poll to see...
Forum: Media Center 12-09-2006, 02:05 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 167,531
Posted By Dark Knight
While using command scripts can be very useful I...

While using command scripts can be very useful I understand it can be difficult for some people who are less knowledgable on using scripts. The good new is that there are easier solutions such as...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-09-2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Dark Knight
With Rogers Wireless it's "+" followed by "44 -...

With Rogers Wireless it's "+" followed by "44 - Region Code - Mobile Number" for the UK. Reference Rogers.com - International Text Messaging...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-09-2006, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,382
Posted By Dark Knight
I've enjoyed the Pearl since I purchased it. The...

I've enjoyed the Pearl since I purchased it. The only issue I have is the lack of video recording capability and not able to edit documents if the need arises. There's third party software for...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-09-2006, 11:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,662
Posted By Dark Knight
I don't believe returning the Pearl would solve...

I don't believe returning the Pearl would solve your issue. After all a smartphone manufacturer such as RIM will only certify their products work with hardware they make, not third parties. When...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-05-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,535
Posted By Dark Knight
Reside: Vancouver Smartphone: RIM 8100...

Reside: Vancouver
Smartphone: RIM 8100 Pearl
Carrier: Rogers
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-05-2006, 11:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,115
Posted By Dark Knight
I enjoy RIM's SureType and two letters per key...

I enjoy RIM's SureType and two letters per key over having a large device in my hand like I had with the Treo 650.
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 11-29-2006, 10:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,802
Posted By Dark Knight
Is this message from your OS (ie: Linux, Windows,...

Is this message from your OS (ie: Linux, Windows, OSX) or from the Pearl? Mass Storage Mode would indicate it wants to format the card memory to use the entire space as one directory instead of...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 11-24-2006, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By Dark Knight
Now if only that would be available in Canada....

Now if only that would be available in Canada. Fido for example still charges $250.00 to unlock the GSM phones they sell to their customers. Where as with Rogers Wireless I haven't been able to get...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 11-24-2006, 10:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,039
Posted By Dark Knight
My Pearl was made in Canada which makes sense...

My Pearl was made in Canada which makes sense since I'm living in Canada and RIM's head office is in Waterloo, Ontario.
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 11-18-2006, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,938
Posted By Dark Knight
Just to clarify the mascot of Linux is "Tux"...

Just to clarify the mascot of Linux is "Tux" which is a penguin. Also BSD which is a UNIX derivative is not Linux. While both OS use similar command scripts they are both two different OS. See Linux...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 11-17-2006, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,942
Posted By Dark Knight
Correct. I just contacted Rogers Data Support and...

Correct. I just contacted Rogers Data Support and was notified that the navigate discount packages such as the $20.00 Communicate Value Pack are not eligible for RIM (Blackberry) devices but are...
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