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Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 06-25-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,292
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
You really should read a post before responding...

You really should read a post before responding to it. And I've been selling Blackberries since before 2005.

'Failed to customer expectation?' That would be true if I were talking about the...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 06-25-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,292
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Yeah, with RIM :P Seriously though, I spend...

Yeah, with RIM :P

Seriously though, I spend most of my days hyping these devices to customers. It is my job to sell them, after all. I needed a place to rant.

Thanks for the popscicle, Kathryn :)...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 06-25-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,292
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
A General Rant from a Blackberry Lover/Veteran

Blackberries I've carried: 7130E, 8703E, 8830 'World Edition', 8130 Pearl, 8330 Curve, 9530 Storm, 9630 Tour.

I'm not a Blackberry hater by any means, but I feel the need to get off my chest a...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 06-24-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,993
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Scragglygoat, I enjoyed reading your post as it...

Scragglygoat, I enjoyed reading your post as it reminded me of many, many support issues I've dealt with in the same circumstances that have had me banging my head against my desk in...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 06-24-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,094
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Verizon didn't design these phones. Verizon isn't...

Verizon didn't design these phones. Verizon isn't even the only carrier that carry these models. There are CDMA carriers in Canada, you know, which is where these things come from. And there's...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 11-12-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,776
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
I got a Droid on launch day. My last five...

I got a Droid on launch day. My last five handsets were Blackberries... this is the first device to make me switch.

Short review: the Blackberry is still the king of email, but the Droid (from a...
Forum: BlackBerry Wallpapers 10-14-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,414
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
1 pixel by 1 pixel? And you zipped the tiny 80...

1 pixel by 1 pixel? And you zipped the tiny 80 byte file, which increased the download size to 245 bytes?

I don't get it...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-08-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Correct, the ESNs are all blocked from being...

Correct, the ESNs are all blocked from being activated on VZW, but they could still be taken to, say, MetroPCS or another country.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-04-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Ha! I will admit that the best part about all...

Ha! I will admit that the best part about all this is that we managed to get rid of some old inventory hanging around that we couldn't movie... HTC Touch Diamonds, Omnias and the like... okay, in...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-03-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
No stalking, I promise. We've had four break-ins,...

No stalking, I promise. We've had four break-ins, three in one location and one in another. Very quick smash-and-grabs. In the location that was broken into only once, the thieves broke through a...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-03-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,112
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Nevermind the car, it sucks when you have it...

Nevermind the car, it sucks when you have it plugged into your house charger and want to text. The charge port should be on the damn BOTTOM of the phone and it should have been that way since day...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-03-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
If we get broken into, the police will be talking...

If we get broken into, the police will be talking to me anyway - I don't have to go to them.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-03-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Eh, if they don't like it, they don't have to...

Eh, if they don't like it, they don't have to follow up any info I give them. I don't plan on kicking any doors in myself, personally. For all we know, there won't be any more break-ins, so alerting...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-03-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Well, the hope is that the police would take the...

Well, the hope is that the police would take the info. There have been a series of related break-ins around the area, they say, and they wanna get the guys.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-03-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Yeah, we have cameras. The footage shows some...

Yeah, we have cameras. The footage shows some guys with masks stealing all our inventory. Not a terribly big help.

I'm giving Instamapper a whirl on my Tour and it's working beautifully so far. I...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-03-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Thanks! Does the Google Maps tracking work...

Thanks! Does the Google Maps tracking work invisibly, and will it work after a reboot or does Google Maps have to be restarted manually?
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-03-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Help me catch a thief; or, 'Freeze! Verizon Wireless!'

I work for a Verizon retailer. In the last two months, we've had four break-ins. These guys are relentless... they knocked through two walls in one break-in to get to our phones. We've since secured...
Forum: Media Center 10-02-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,699
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
How to get Higher Quality Youtube OTA

I've been frustrated for a while with the fact that YouTube sends the crappy FLV videos to Blackberries through the browser instead of the high-quality MP4 versions of the video that you get when you...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 09-27-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,864
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
It's easy to forget that WiMax exists when there...

It's easy to forget that WiMax exists when there are as of yet no wimax phones available.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 09-26-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,864
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
There is no 4G network in the US, yet. Some...

There is no 4G network in the US, yet.

Some people call EVDO rev A '3.5g' because EVDO rev 0 was 3g and rev A is faster.

I suppose you could call rev A 4G, but it's really a revision of existing...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 09-17-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
You're giving the tech support guys too much...

You're giving the tech support guys too much credit... it's just part of the standard PDA troubleshooting guide. Wipe or 'hard reset' the device first, if problem persists, warranty replacement. It...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 09-17-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
They're wanting you to wipe it as a...

They're wanting you to wipe it as a troubleshooting step before they'll authorize a replacement, not for your privacy.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 09-02-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 68,966
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
I want a YouTube app that will download the...

I want a YouTube app that will download the higher-res YouTube videos that Windows Mobile, Android, and iPhones enjoy. The Tour has a great screen but still only gets the crappy quality YouTube feed.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 08-20-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Wow. The only feature the site mentions is a lame...

Wow. The only feature the site mentions is a lame 2 megapixel camera (with no autofocus). No mention of OS, media functions, screen res, etc.

I think this sort of product could hurt them more than...
Forum: Media Center 08-13-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,219
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Youtube's Crappy Resolution

Got a new Tour recently.

This thing has a higher resolution display than the iPhone.

So why do YouTube videos stream in a lower resolution? YouTube videos look great on the iPhone.

Is there a way...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 08-12-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,032
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Is the Tour screen plastic like the Curve or...

Is the Tour screen plastic like the Curve or glass like the Tour? It feels like it's glass to me, but I'm not sure. If it's glass, a screen protector probably isn't necessary - i'd be more worried...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-07-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
'Rust' being the 'street slang' for corrosion, of...

'Rust' being the 'street slang' for corrosion, of course.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-06-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,621
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
You think 3 minutes is bad? My new tour takes...

You think 3 minutes is bad? My new tour takes around 9 minutes to boot up after a restart. Nine frickin' minutes. I can't imagine what is possibly going on that makes it take that long. Your typical...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-06-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,674
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
That is an annoying oversight with Blackberries....

That is an annoying oversight with Blackberries. LG and Motorola dumbphones I had years ago allowed for multiple alarms, and they aren't productivity tools like the Berry.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-06-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
The real killer is corrosion. If you get it dried...

The real killer is corrosion. If you get it dried out quickly enough, there's a good chance it'll be okay. But the circuit pathways are pure copper, zinc, etc which means they'll rust very quickly...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 08-06-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,288
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
The irony of your post is that by making the...

The irony of your post is that by making the phone awkward to hold while plugged in, it's now become even more unsafe.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 08-06-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,288
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
I really hate MicroUSB. It's almost impossible to...

I really hate MicroUSB. It's almost impossible to plug in without looking at it (in the dark, or while driving, etc) because it's so small, and it's harder to tell which way on the connector is 'up'...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 08-06-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,853
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Nine minutes for me today. It's especially...

Nine minutes for me today. It's especially annoying because I'm still in the process of adding and removing applications to try stuff out... and virtually every time I delete an app the Blackberry...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-06-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
My curve did the same thing. A few days ago I got...

My curve did the same thing. A few days ago I got a Tour... and it does the same thing. New phone, new headphones (that came with the Tour). I used the headphones on my friend's Palm Pre and they...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 08-06-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,065
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Most banks will let you deposit it into your...

Most banks will let you deposit it into your checking account just like a check.

I prefer the Visa rebate card. I rarely have time to make it to the bank to cash a check. I have a few (small)...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 08-05-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,824
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
I wish it cached pages like Opera does so when...

I wish it cached pages like Opera does so when you hit the back button, it just instantly reloads the previous page. It's a little annoying how hitting back causes it to reload, which takes time.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 08-04-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
I use Flipside and it doesn't give me this...

I use Flipside and it doesn't give me this problem. It's a good program, well worth it IMHO... it and JiveTalk are the only two pieces of software I've paid money for in years.
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 05-12-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,512
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
I'm with you OP... I'd like it in addition to the...

I'm with you OP... I'd like it in addition to the trackball, for ease in scrolling up/down in websites. It's better than having the volume buttons that serve no purpose unless you're in a call.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 05-10-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,265
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Bolt is very close to being really awesome... For...

Bolt is very close to being really awesome... For now, Opera remains my primary browser (I'm using it to post this).

Bolt has three shortcomings. One, hitting 'back' reloads the page which takes...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 04-24-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,144
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
If TetherBerry had a free trial, I might end up...

If TetherBerry had a free trial, I might end up buying it - but i'm not shelling out sixty bucks for something I can't test first.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 04-21-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
BeeJive and FlipSide are the only two...

BeeJive and FlipSide are the only two applications I have paid for, and they are both totally worth it. I couldn't bring myself to give up BeeJive when my month trial ran out!
Forum: Media Center 04-21-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,142
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
sadosdemetrios, how about doing what Cochese...

sadosdemetrios, how about doing what Cochese suggested above? Just take out the home screen and make it an icon-only theme, or bottom zen, or something. Make it just different enough to not be a...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 04-20-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,491
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
As far as I can tell, yes.

As far as I can tell, yes.
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 04-09-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,959
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
If your computer has bluetooth, you can use it to...

If your computer has bluetooth, you can use it to back up your stuff with desktop manager. If not, you can get a bluetooth adapter for very cheap.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 04-06-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,229
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Yes, like Opera Mini, Bolt pre-processes all of...

Yes, like Opera Mini, Bolt pre-processes all of its pages on its servers to increase speed. That is why the Blackberry browser will spend 30 seconds to a minute 'Running Script...' and et cetera,...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 04-03-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 18,342
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Why do you people automatically blame Verizon for...

Why do you people automatically blame Verizon for the lack of wi-fi? They won't be the only carrier with this phone, even if they are the first to carry it. The Storm was released worldwide, and I...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 04-02-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 50,488
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Won't happen. Despite the current explosion of...

Won't happen. Despite the current explosion of personal Blackberry ownership, RIM's raison d'etre is still the Enterprise user, which is very focused on security. The fact that Opera routes all...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 04-02-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,229
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
I must say I'm impressed with the Bolt...

I must say I'm impressed with the Bolt development team and the frequency of updates. I love Opera Mini to death, but we only seem to get OM updates once a year or so. Bolt's only been out what, a...
Forum: Network Outages - powered by DataOutages.com 02-14-2009, 01:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,139
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
I'm having problems with PIN. Really sucks...

I'm having problems with PIN. Really sucks because half the messages have been dropped, and one such partial conversation led to a misunderstanding and hurt feelings. Had to fall back on lame ol'...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 02-09-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By SpectreBlofeld
Tip: Change your Opera settings to connect via...

Tip: Change your Opera settings to connect via socket protocol rather than HTTP; it works much faster.
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