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Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 12-07-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By MBW
The "chrome cradle" is what they call the "pod" -...

The "chrome cradle" is what they call the "pod" - I also have one of those -it's only about charging.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 12-07-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,185
Posted By MBW
A few months ago, I made a similar suggestion to...

A few months ago, I made a similar suggestion to a RIM insider I know, but with another level of security.

The handset already incorporates speaker-independent speech recognition from one of the top...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 12-07-2008, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,408
Posted By MBW
I don't think (and I'm not just guessing) we'll...

I don't think (and I'm not just guessing) we'll see that any time soon.

I think it's much more likely the next announcements will involve shifting the radios around so that the current run of...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 12-07-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,151
Posted By MBW
I think I'd take issue with your analysis of BB...

I think I'd take issue with your analysis of BB versus iPhone.

But I have the advantage of reviewing tons of BB applications and a lot of them are drop-dead cool.

My short description:

A...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 12-07-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,554
Posted By MBW
Hey everybody - can you believe we're complaining...

Hey everybody - can you believe we're complaining because a handset isn't a better TV set?
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 12-07-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,138
Posted By MBW
Flycast (free) has a lot of streaming sources -...

Flycast (free) has a lot of streaming sources - more than a thousand - today, not many of them are radio stations, but I got a press release from them last week announcing an initiative that targets...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 12-06-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By MBW
Use the cradle with its 1-Amp power supply...

Use the cradle with its 1-Amp power supply plugged into the back. (I have a Bold so I assume the rest is the same for the Storm version). There's a second batter charging tray that plugs in behind...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 12-06-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,554
Posted By MBW
It works OK when my 3G signal strength is OK -...

It works OK when my 3G signal strength is OK - but I'm under the impression that it's free on the Bold if you have an unlimited data plan
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-06-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 24,234
Posted By MBW
Two free alternatives: Check out Nobex Radio...

Two free alternatives:

Check out Nobex Radio Companion - Helps You Keep Your Music Collection Fresh! (http://NobexRC.com) - 100+ playable stations plus what's-playing info on 2700+

And FlyCast -...
Forum: Hardware & Accessories 12-04-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,376
Posted By MBW
A 5.1VDC charge will not harm a BlackBerry - it...

A 5.1VDC charge will not harm a BlackBerry - it needs to provide at least 100 mA and anything more than that it can provide (up to a maximum of 1600mA) will speed the recharge time.

I've never heard...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 12-04-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,763
Posted By MBW
There is not yet a definitive answer for you -...

There is not yet a definitive answer for you - I've been asking RIM tech insiders for months - but I can give you some starting points.

You'll want to do an MPEG 4 encoding to fit the 480x320...
Forum: RIM Software 12-02-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By MBW
No certain knowledge - I'm just an old geek...

No certain knowledge - I'm just an old geek making assumptions about how you keep growing a product line without starting from scratch every time.

A camera chip is essentially an optically...
Forum: RIM Software 12-02-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By MBW
Isn't it the same 3.2Mp camera in the Storm as...

Isn't it the same 3.2Mp camera in the Storm as they're putting into the new Curve (aka Javelin)?

On the assumption that the Javelin, Storm and Bold have a lot of base code in common, I'm thinking...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-29-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By MBW
I got an adjustable mount from BoxWave - used to...

I got an adjustable mount from BoxWave - used to use it on my Pearl, but now use it on my Bold - that mounts on some of the slats of the car's ventilation port. I have a cigar lighter to USB power...
Forum: RIM Software 11-28-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By MBW
Storm camera for Bold?

Any chance you guys can make the 3.2 Megapixel autofocus camera built into the Storm fit into & work on a BlackBerry Bold?
Forum: Aftermarket Software 11-28-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,643
Posted By MBW
Is there an option (or perhaps your default) to...

Is there an option (or perhaps your default) to save all that data on the MicroSD card?
Forum: Developer Forum 11-23-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By MBW
Hmmm... as was the Bold I got before the DevCon...

Hmmm... as was the Bold I got before the DevCon (I was a judge and supposed to be on a panel, but a home septic tank collapse kept me from going).

But putting a phone as sweet as a Bold on a service...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-23-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By MBW
I think scanRx::xScan, copy, and fax with your...

I think scanRx::xScan, copy, and fax with your camera phone (http://ScanR.com) has a BlackBerry application in combo with a Web service that will address your needs.
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-23-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By MBW
It sounds like you don't have the plug in all the...

It sounds like you don't have the plug in all the way
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-23-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By MBW
I migrated Where 2.1 from my Pearl - it runs, but...

I migrated Where 2.1 from my Pearl - it runs, but it looks a little like a misfit - I'm sure they'll be addressing that.
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-23-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,340
Posted By MBW
My Bold has (among others): Garmin...

My Bold has (among others):

Garmin Mobile
Weather Channel
Associated Press
Wall Street Journal
PC Mobilizr
FlyCast
Nobex Radio Companion
Yahoo Go
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-22-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,820
Posted By MBW
Check out Nobex Radio Companion - Helps You Keep...

Check out Nobex Radio Companion - Helps You Keep Your Music Collection Fresh! (http://www.NobexRC.com) - 2700+ stations have now-playing listings - a growing number of those can stream through the...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-22-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By MBW
On the Bold Media Player, your cursor can slide...

On the Bold Media Player, your cursor can slide the progress bar (above the shuttle controls) to any playback point you want.
Forum: Developer Forum 11-22-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By MBW
How are you going to use it on T-Mo...

How are you going to use it on T-Mo anyway?

Reading about the high demand at Verizon, I think that's the only issue - I know that it was extremely hard for press people (even a major network guy I...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-22-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,163
Posted By MBW
I think it depends on the streaming format - and...

I think it depends on the streaming format - and in any case, you'll want to have an intelligent buffer manager.

Check out (both free) FlyCast - Now your smartphone is complete (http://Flycast.fm)...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-22-2008, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By MBW
My Bold has been fine - a few issues, but all...

My Bold has been fine - a few issues, but all resolved.

It sounds to me - purely a guess - as if your unit at some point got some water in it. Take it back to AT&T & swap it for a good one.
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-17-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,545
Posted By MBW
And what's the recharge time using the standard...

And what's the recharge time using the standard BlackBerry charger?

Since this won't have the same embedded handshake hardware as a RIM OEM battery, I have to assume the charging throttle-down will...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-16-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,414
Posted By MBW
My must-haves

(Note - I'm a reporter/reviewer - some of these are not shipping yet)


RoveMobile PC Mobilizr
Unify4Life AV Bridge/universal remote control
FlyCast (free)
Nobex Radio Companion (free)
E*Trade...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-16-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,483
Posted By MBW
Does anybody know how to remove the XM...

Does anybody know how to remove the XM application from the Bold? It's probably a service book, but it isn't one that's named in any directly recognizable way.

(I have FlyCast and Nobex Radio...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-16-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By MBW
I've posted this elsewhere, but I'll repeat it...

I've posted this elsewhere, but I'll repeat it here.

Some time ago, after some incidents with third-party batteries overheating (not sure if they created fires or blew up, but it was something on...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-16-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,984
Posted By MBW
More than one

Here's my wish list:


Direct IR in/out
Full & flawless voice interaction user interface
Accelerometer
8GB device memory (to hold more applications, messages)
Multiple MicroSD slots (to let me...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-14-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,047
Posted By MBW
The MS1 battery in the Bold delivers 1550mAH and...

The MS1 battery in the Bold delivers 1550mAH and builds in the electronic handshake that tells the handset not to throttle back recharge rates (a precaution they introduced as a result of earlier...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-14-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,989
Posted By MBW
LiIon - really? No wonder it's so chunky! The...

LiIon - really? No wonder it's so chunky!

The Bold's battery is Lithium Polymer - much higher energy density.

Also, LiIon batteries stop working around freezing - LiPo are still good at moderately...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-14-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,232
Posted By MBW
It depends on your usage style. I have a...

It depends on your usage style.

I have a zip-surround, clear-front leather case (Fortte), an open-front thicker-leather surround case (Fortte), a hard-shell armor case (Otterbox), a rubber baby...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-14-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,388
Posted By MBW
It depends on how much signal strength you have...

It depends on how much signal strength you have for both carrier and WiFi.

If it keeps searching for carrier, it's going to eat up battery doing those searches.

If the carrier and WiFi are weak,...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 11-14-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,437
Posted By MBW
If you're charging from a USB hub instead of a...

If you're charging from a USB hub instead of a system port, you may be delivering as little as 100mA (the minimum at which the handset considers itself as being charged); a system port (especially...
Forum: Hardware & Accessories 11-14-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By MBW
Just about all of them

Just about all of them
Forum: Hardware & Accessories 11-14-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,380
Posted By MBW
Wilson Electronics is also in that category

Wilson Electronics is also in that category
Forum: Bluetooth Connection 11-14-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By MBW
Indirectly - Unify4Life ships in a few weeks and...

Indirectly - Unify4Life ships in a few weeks and it uses a small box (about the size of a deck of cards) to translate Bluetooth commands to IR pulses - the complete product also includes software...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-26-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,052
Posted By MBW
I think Uniden is coming out with a dashboard...

I think Uniden is coming out with a dashboard navigator with a built-in radar detector
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-26-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 25,122
Posted By MBW
Try MyCaption | BlackBerry Email Dictation |...

Try MyCaption | BlackBerry Email Dictation | Voice to Text Memos and Notes (http://MyCaption.com)
Forum: Hardware & Accessories 10-26-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By MBW
Specific to your needs, I suggest you look into...

Specific to your needs, I suggest you look into the Medis 24-7 fuel cell solution - you zip a strip, squeeze the halves together to activate and get several recharges per unit.

The trade-off with...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 10-26-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,703
Posted By MBW
I have 3 in so far - and reviewed them...

I have 3 in so far - and reviewed them (permission granted to reproduce):

Fortte Glove Fit Bold case

We asked Fortte to send us two of the new genuine leather cases they designed to custom-fit the...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 10-26-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By MBW
I'm fuzzy on this, but I seem to remember seeing...

I'm fuzzy on this, but I seem to remember seeing two kinds of architecture (in terms of folders on the media card). One has Music as a folder under the root, the other has Music as a folder under the...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 10-26-2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,416
Posted By MBW
Let me get definitive about charging BlackBerry...

Let me get definitive about charging BlackBerry batteries - got this from a top-tier tech who looked it up for me. (We published this in early October; permission granted to extract to FAQ or other...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 10-26-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,522
Posted By MBW
The actual screen ratio on the Bold is 3:2

The actual screen ratio on the Bold is 3:2
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-29-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By MBW
Get the Where.com application from WHERE™ &raquo:...

Get the Where.com application from WHERE™ &raquo: loading... (http://where.com) and choose the GasBuddy widget; it has a ton of location-aware application widgets you can also load.
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 09-29-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,256
Posted By MBW
Report it to RIM and see what response you get -...

Report it to RIM and see what response you get - it may be that WMV support or the codec is broken and they need to issue a patch - or it may be the nature of WMV encryption on the particular files...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-28-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By MBW
Let the character do a fast switch, pulling the...

Let the character do a fast switch, pulling the MicroSD card out of the side slot on the BlackBerry (it would be very with-it to choose the Bold model 9000) and sticking a different memory card back...
Forum: Hardware & Accessories 09-23-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,602
Posted By MBW
Those that use the docking connectors, like the...

Those that use the docking connectors, like the buttons on each side of the back door release on the Pearl.
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