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Forum: GPS & Mapping 04-07-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,205
Posted By bvandrasik
Finally, GPS works with my Sprint 8530!

Finally, GPS works with my Sprint 8530!
Forum: GPS & Mapping 03-10-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,236
Posted By bvandrasik
Can't find it because it's not there. Sprint Nav...

Can't find it because it's not there. Sprint Nav is not mutable. Even worse, if the voice prompt interrupts while I am listening to PodTrapper, the playing podcast restarts from the beginning. On...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-23-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,613
Posted By bvandrasik
GPS finally works with 8330m. Yaaa!

GPS finally works with 8330m. Yaaa!
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 09-16-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,761
Posted By bvandrasik
I had trouble with this on my new Sprint 8330m. ...

I had trouble with this on my new Sprint 8330m. PodTrapper and the BB Media Player would often refuse to play mp3 files, requiring rebooting several times a day. Even worse, this also caused...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 09-07-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,681
Posted By bvandrasik
LED functions like this if the BB is off (or...

LED functions like this if the BB is off (or maybe standby) while charging.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 06-27-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,468
Posted By bvandrasik
The "Internet Browser" goes through your cell...

The "Internet Browser" goes through your cell service provider. The "Blackberry Browser" goes through BES, if you have BES setup.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 05-30-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By bvandrasik
I doubt that you can. The original/OEM screens...

I doubt that you can. The original/OEM screens are certainly NOT glass.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 04-22-2009, 05:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,458
Posted By bvandrasik
"Automatically Dim Backlight: Off" still does not...

"Automatically Dim Backlight: Off" still does not work
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 03-30-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By bvandrasik
Nothing you can do about it. It's a bug that's...

Nothing you can do about it. It's a bug that's been around since the first 4.5 release.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 03-19-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,847
Posted By bvandrasik
On my Sprint 8330, Bluetooth works, sort of... ...

On my Sprint 8330, Bluetooth works, sort of... I'm getting mono only, not stereo, through my Motorola S9 A2DP headset
Forum: Beta You Than Me 01-30-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,778
Posted By bvandrasik
Options->About will not work if you did not...

Options->About will not work if you did not install voice dialing (it has been this way on all 4.5 releases). To get OS info, you can do alt-shift-h (Help Me) from the home screen.
Forum: Beta You Than Me 01-14-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,285
Posted By bvandrasik
Does NOT allow "roam only" network...

Does NOT allow "roam only" network selection.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 12-23-2008, 06:15 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 27,263
Posted By bvandrasik
Main difference is HTML email (if your BES/BIS...

Main difference is HTML email (if your BES/BIS server supports it). Also includes "DocsToGo" and a video camera.


Not clear. Some say it has gotten less loud, but I did not notice a difference. I...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 12-17-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By bvandrasik
They are all just web browser shortcuts that take...

They are all just web browser shortcuts that take you to the real app download page, so they are actually taking up very little memory. I just create a new desktop folder, move all these icons into...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 11-19-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 57,082
Posted By bvandrasik
I don't believe ALT+CAP+DEL does as complete a...

I don't believe ALT+CAP+DEL does as complete a reset as SoftReset or a battery pull. I base this assumption on the fact that, sometimes, ALT+CAP+DEL reset brings the phone back up in just 30 seconds...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 11-11-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,484
Posted By bvandrasik
Unhappy I'm sure TeleNav is great, but I can't find a...

I'm sure TeleNav is great, but I can't find a demo, and I don't need GPS often enough to justify another $10/month.

I just loaded updated OS to 4.5.0.97 from 4.5.0.77 and still have the same problem...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 10-30-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,466
Posted By bvandrasik
1. Yes, there is nothing forcing you to upgrade...

1. Yes, there is nothing forcing you to upgrade to 4.5 when it comes out. However, Sprint might upgrade for you if you take it in for service sometime in the future.

2. Latest rumors I read about...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 10-30-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,466
Posted By bvandrasik
There is no way of knowing if the (soon to be...

There is no way of knowing if the (soon to be released ?) official Sprint 4.5 version will have this option.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 10-29-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,238
Posted By bvandrasik
Yeah, me too. It doesn't bother me enough to...

Yeah, me too. It doesn't bother me enough to want to go back to 4.3, though.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-19-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 26,448
Posted By bvandrasik
How do you resume playback from a bookmark? I am...

How do you resume playback from a bookmark? I am trying to use xPlayer with long mp3 audio book tracks (60+ minutes). I select "add bookmark" during playback, but the next time I open the app and...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 10-19-2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,238
Posted By bvandrasik
I suspect he may be looking for a launcher icon...

I suspect he may be looking for a launcher icon to that 'other' BlackBerry web site.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 10-19-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,484
Posted By bvandrasik
Unhappy I'm having the same issue with my Sprint 8330...

I'm having the same issue with my Sprint 8330 running OS 4.5. Voice navigation instructions cut off after about 1 second with Mapquest Navigator, aMaze, and Nav4all.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 09-03-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,267
Posted By bvandrasik
You'll feel better if you have a cookie. Mothers...

You'll feel better if you have a cookie.

Mothers are a different story. They are required, by international treaty, to check pants pockets before washing.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 09-03-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,267
Posted By bvandrasik
willthetech and Johnny909: Why do you expect...

willthetech and Johnny909:

Why do you expect your wife to empty the pockets of your pants before washing? Take some personal responsibility, man!
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-26-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,073
Posted By bvandrasik
I use my MP3 player primarily to listen to audio...

I use my MP3 player primarily to listen to audio books. How is the Curve suited to this? If you stop the media player in the middle of a long (60 minute or so) track will a bookmark be created so...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 07-31-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 20,195
Posted By bvandrasik
Does the browser honor the HTML hyperlink...

Does the browser honor the HTML hyperlink "accesskey" attribute?

For example, go to site http://mobi.traffic.com

Can you jump to the "Sign In" page by just pressing the "1" key on the keypad?

The...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 07-22-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 17,043
Posted By bvandrasik
Maybe you are entering numbers on the Desktop...

Maybe you are entering numbers on the Desktop Manager password prompt instead of letters? For example, you may think you set your BB password to '4646', when in reality it is 'sfsf' (yeah, it...
Forum: BES Admin Corner 06-30-2008, 08:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,075
Posted By bvandrasik
Why is server upgrade needed?

Why does RIM require a BES upgrade to support HTML email, while Empower can do it with code on the handheld only?
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 06-24-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,131
Posted By bvandrasik
The Vodaphone Today theme IS included in this...

The Vodaphone Today theme IS included in this release, file name "net_rim_theme_120_today_320x240_w.cod".
I just had to delete the vendor.xml file, then edit BlackBerry.alx to include it.
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 06-23-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,624
Posted By bvandrasik
Smile "There's an iPhone user born every...

"There's an iPhone user born every minute?"
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 06-23-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,339
Posted By bvandrasik
Sprint now has: Package Version:...

Sprint now has:

Package Version: 4.2.1.201
Consisting of:
* Applications: 4.2.1.119
* Software Platform: 2.3.0.25

online
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 06-06-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,915
Posted By bvandrasik
Smile Mine will reach end-of-life in August when it is...

Mine will reach end-of-life in August when it is 22 months old and Sprint will give me a big rebate on a Curve!
Forum: GPS & Mapping 03-15-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 20,538
Posted By bvandrasik
The free ride is over. Mapquest is no longer...

The free ride is over. Mapquest is no longer allowing map downloads for this version.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-25-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,656
Posted By bvandrasik
Talking I installed it 9 days ago and haven't had a...

I installed it 9 days ago and haven't had a random reboot yet. It also did not brick my 8703e, like my two attempts to install earlier non-Sprint releases of 4.2.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-13-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,997
Posted By bvandrasik
There is also "Outlook Mobile Access", which...

There is also "Outlook Mobile Access", which works on most cell phone web browsers. Not a pretty interface, but works in a pinch. This must be enabled by your Exchange administrator.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-07-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,132
Posted By bvandrasik
BES isn't something you can "delete". You can...

BES isn't something you can "delete". You can hide the "Enterprise Activation" icon (hold down the alt key and click the track wheel on the icon) if that's what you're worried about.

Similarly, you...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-06-2008, 10:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,656
Posted By bvandrasik
BES Sprint (Although it seems obvious to me, you...

BES Sprint

(Although it seems obvious to me, you should have stated that only people with reboot problems should respond to this poll. At least one respondent (Dawg) is not having reboot problems.)
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-05-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,656
Posted By bvandrasik
Angry Thanks

Thanks for the helpful reply - twice in the same thread. And in every other thread concerning 8703e reboots.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-05-2008, 05:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,656
Posted By bvandrasik
I think it is related to location and reception...

I think it is related to location and reception strength. All 3 of my Sprint 8703e's have had this problem. It will randomly reboot at home, where I have poor signal strength and my BB is...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 01-25-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 67,638
Posted By bvandrasik
Download and reinstall using the BB web browser,...

Download and reinstall using the BB web browser, not desktop manager. That will get you the right version. http://mobile.blackberry.com
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 12-31-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By bvandrasik
There are two JVM apps you can try : RadioBee and...

There are two JVM apps you can try : RadioBee and MFRadio (Google them). However, I didn't have much luck with either one on my 8703e.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 12-10-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By bvandrasik
You are confusing a couple different issues. Let...

You are confusing a couple different issues. Let me try to clear this up:

1. The latest version of Google Maps Mobile can use cell-tower triangulation to estimate your location. This works for...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 12-08-2007, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By bvandrasik
Make sure you have no other apps running while on...

Make sure you have no other apps running while on a call. This happens to me (on OS 4.1) if a call comes in while Mapquest Navigator is running. Seems like a CPU load issue.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 12-06-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By bvandrasik
I don't know if Bell disables the GPS hardware or...

I don't know if Bell disables the GPS hardware or not, but try this:

If you installed the Verizon 4.2 OS, the installed BlackBerry Maps wont see your GPS receiver. Delete it from your device...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 12-05-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By bvandrasik
Please expound on this - what applications will...

Please expound on this - what applications will run on 4.2 but not 4.1?
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 12-05-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By bvandrasik
Just login to your service provider's BIS web...

Just login to your service provider's BIS web site (the same place you created the BIS account) and delete the mail account it, then resend service books.

If you cannot login to the website, you can...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 12-04-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By bvandrasik
Thanks for the attention John (man, don't you...

Thanks for the attention John (man, don't you ever sleep?)



I don't doubt you, but none of these apps were running at the time (with the possible exception of BBWeather, I sometimes accidentally...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 12-04-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By bvandrasik
No themes, but several apps (the same apps I had...

No themes, but several apps (the same apps I had been running on 4.1 for many months):
BBWeather
beyond411
Magmic BlackJack and Hearts (the old B/W versions)
BlackBerry Maps
MapQuest...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 12-04-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By bvandrasik
Unhappy Bad experience with 4.2 on Sprint 8703e

Take this for what it's worth...no flames please...only reporting my own experience, etc, etc.

I installed the Verizon 4.2 OS on my Sprint 8703e and was very pleased. Yes, the response seemed a bit...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 11-23-2007, 06:26 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 67,638
Posted By bvandrasik
Alltel releases 4.2 for 8703e

Looks like Alltel is now officially supporting V4.2 for 8703e :

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=1C65CEF3DFD1E00C0B03923A1C591DB4

Also see that they have Desktop Manager V4.3. ...
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