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Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-30-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,494
Posted By ffejie
I'm running 6.0.0.222 and it seems like VZW is...

I'm running 6.0.0.222 and it seems like VZW is getting a lot more active this last week. I've seen about 5 new icons appear (CityFinder, VZTones, Visual Voicemail, SongID, VZ Navigator) all being...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 08-26-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By ffejie
Setup a Google account - do Google Sync on the...

Setup a Google account - do Google Sync on the Tour -- all your contact will end up in Gmail.

Do Google Sync with the Bold -- all your contacts will be on your bold (and in your Outlook from your...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 07-22-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,075
Posted By ffejie
I couldn't agree with you more - but couldn't you...

I couldn't agree with you more - but couldn't you just see it happening?

The LTE network is apparently ready to go this holiday season, and Verizon Wireless is going to be pushing the crap out of...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 07-15-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,075
Posted By ffejie
I'm in the same boat and I'm waiting. I could get...

I'm in the same boat and I'm waiting. I could get a 9650 from VZW (on a corporate contract) for a ridiculous low price but I'd have to renew for another year. I'm hoping something better comes out...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 07-14-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 228,021
Posted By ffejie
9630 is now officially on 5.0.0.732, and has been...

9630 is now officially on 5.0.0.732, and has been for some time.
Forum: Rumor Mill 07-14-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,585
Posted By ffejie
The roadmap was leaked at BGR, so it looks like...

The roadmap was leaked at BGR, so it looks like VZW is only going to carry the 9650 and the Storm2 for the foreseeable future. This is disappointing. I am considering a switching to AT&T to get the...
Forum: OS 6 07-03-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 65,842
Posted By ffejie
Calling it the worst is a bit of a stretch, but I...

Calling it the worst is a bit of a stretch, but I agree it was not a hit.

Edit: before anyone asks -- Storm 1?
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 06-16-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,668
Posted By ffejie
I came from an older Beta release...

I came from an older Beta release (500-something). I noticed boot time picked up about 4 minutes. I went from 14 minutes down to 10. Also, the browser click issue is gone now, but I think that was...
Forum: Rumor Mill 06-14-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,585
Posted By ffejie
What's Next for Verizon Wireless? OS6? (VZW)

The 9650 is out and so is the Storm 2. I've been out of the Rumor game for a bit, so what's next for VZW? What device is going to be the lead OS 6 device? I've heard that the 9650 will support the OS...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 04-29-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By ffejie
Mine is about 13 minutes. I feel your pain.

Mine is about 13 minutes. I feel your pain.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 04-08-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,214
Posted By ffejie
BES and Gmail Contact Sync - Creating Duplicates

<I posted this in the main forum, but after a few days - no replies - so I'm trying in a more direct forum>

I try to maintain the same list of contacts in my Gmail account and in Outlook. Both...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-04-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 628
Posted By ffejie
BES and Gmail Contact Sync - Duplicates

I try to maintain the same list of contacts in my Gmail account and in Outlook. Both accounts are linked to my Blackberry. My Gmail (via BIS) and my work email Outlook (via BES).

In the past, I have...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 01-22-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,398
Posted By ffejie
I've seen exactly the opposite coming from...

I've seen exactly the opposite coming from 4.7.1.xx. The battery life is improved (dramatically) on OS 5.0.0.419
Forum: Beta You Than Me 01-15-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,708
Posted By ffejie
I have a BES, with encryption, content...

I have a BES, with encryption, content compression, timeouts and memory cleaning etc. My administrators don't specifically forbid 5.0, but they don't support my problems if I have any.

That said,...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 01-13-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,817
Posted By ffejie
It appears that VZW is working on certifying the...

It appears that VZW is working on certifying the Tour and the Tour2 to have OS 5.0 at the same time, which means that they're tied together in testing. They want to hammer out as many bugs as they...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 01-12-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,708
Posted By ffejie
Much better battery life here. Dramatic over...

Much better battery life here. Dramatic over 4.7.1.xx.
Forum: Rumor Mill 01-11-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,751
Posted By ffejie
Oh boy, now we're starting the 5.1 countdown?...

Oh boy, now we're starting the 5.1 countdown? Good grief! Is there a rumored feature set for 5.1? 5.2?

Here's somethings I'd like to see in 5.x, 6.0. More important is at the top.


Webkit based...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 01-11-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,845
Posted By ffejie
<dupe, please delete>

<dupe, please delete>
Forum: Beta You Than Me 01-11-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,845
Posted By ffejie
I've got some old SMS texts that won't go away....

I've got some old SMS texts that won't go away. Pushing delete prompts for delete, but does not delete the SMS.

Also, all my texts appear to be coming from the same person, who sent me the oldest...
Forum: Rumor Mill 01-07-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,751
Posted By ffejie
I wouldn't be surprised to see it launch with...

I wouldn't be surprised to see it launch with 5.0.0.4xx, similar to what just leaked for the Tour.
Forum: Beta You Than Me 01-07-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,845
Posted By ffejie
Boot time is faster for me. My device was booting...

Boot time is faster for me. My device was booting in 13-14 minutes on 4.7.1 and is now booting in about 8 minutes. I would love to bring that down to 4 minutes, with 2 minutes being the ultimate...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 12-19-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By ffejie
If it's not bothering you, don't exchange, it's...

If it's not bothering you, don't exchange, it's that simple.

Also, you might want to check to see if your security settings match your friends. If you have encryption on, it's going to slow down the...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 12-07-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By ffejie
Keep zooming. I usually have to zoom in 2-3 times...

Keep zooming. I usually have to zoom in 2-3 times on some WAP pages, like Continental's. It's a real pain.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 12-06-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,911
Posted By ffejie
The same thing happens to me sometimes. I've...

The same thing happens to me sometimes. I've found a quick way to make the modification:

Click Profiles
Set Contact Alerts
Scroll to the contact who you want to clear the alerts
Click Delete

The...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 12-06-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,285
Posted By ffejie
SteveO, never underestimate self-righteous,...

SteveO, never underestimate self-righteous, self-important IT departments.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 12-04-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By ffejie
Hahahaha, tell me another! I want OS 5!!!

Hahahaha, tell me another!

I want OS 5!!!
Forum: Rumor Mill 12-03-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,054
Posted By ffejie
I would think that the Tour would have a May 2010...

I would think that the Tour would have a May 2010 launch at the earliest. It's bad publicity to replace the Tour so quickly. Think of how important and poorly received the Storm was, and they still...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 12-02-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,584
Posted By ffejie
I upgraded from an 8830, I had the same "slow...

I upgraded from an 8830, I had the same "slow GPS" problem that you describe. The initial release of the Tour was very similar, but with the latest version (and the latest Google Maps) it is...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 11-30-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,467
Posted By ffejie
Chances are, this will not be possible, although...

Chances are, this will not be possible, although no one has proved it either way.

The form factors should be identical.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 11-30-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,285
Posted By ffejie
Also, to anyone using Google Maps, I would highly...

Also, to anyone using Google Maps, I would highly recommend an upgrade to 3.2.1, which is the version I have from about 2 weeks ago. On 3.0.x, it used to take a very long time for the GPS to kick in,...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 11-29-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,403
Posted By ffejie
It's not been leaked yet as far as I can tell....

It's not been leaked yet as far as I can tell. The last Tour beta leaked was 230, a few months ago.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 11-28-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,927
Posted By ffejie
Anyone install this yet? Any idea on improvements...

Anyone install this yet? Any idea on improvements over 61?
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 11-25-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By ffejie
Thanks for all the replies - I tweaked the...

Thanks for all the replies - I tweaked the contacts to extend down a bit and it seems to fit better with the device now.

For the record, I am not using a case, so I am using the Seidio plastic...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 11-25-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By ffejie
If you have to plug it in, it's not really a...

If you have to plug it in, it's not really a charging cradle...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 11-25-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,804
Posted By ffejie
The upgrade from 4.7.1.40 to 4.7.1.61 fixed the...

The upgrade from 4.7.1.40 to 4.7.1.61 fixed the following issues for me:

Battery life
Bluetooth volume
Responsiveness

If you haven't had these problems, it's probably just a hour of your life that...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 11-24-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By ffejie
I didn't want to do this initially, but I ended...

I didn't want to do this initially, but I ended up bending the contacts out of the cradle and extending them down to where the Tour naturally sits. Kind of shoddy design, if you ask me. Easily...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 11-24-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By ffejie
Tour: Siedio Cradle Issues

I recently got the Seidio Cradle for my Tour:

Desktop Charging Cradle (http://www.seidioonline.com/product-p/crdsibb9630.htm)

I don't use a case, so just have the naked device sitting in the...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 11-22-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,970
Posted By ffejie
The standby button doubles as a mute button. If...

The standby button doubles as a mute button. If the application is running in the background, and you hit Standby - it will unmute Pandora or Slacker and you'll get an earful.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 11-21-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By ffejie
I'd be happy with a new 5.0.3xx leaked version,...

I'd be happy with a new 5.0.3xx leaked version, instead of the 230 version floating out there. My organization has said that 230 causes constant rebooting with our encryption policies.

(and yes, IT...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 11-21-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,727
Posted By ffejie
Echoing akosnitzky's complaint here: 8530 just...

Echoing akosnitzky's complaint here: 8530 just got released on Verizon with 5.0 and WiFi. Come on!
Forum: Beta You Than Me 11-19-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,804
Posted By ffejie
I've heard 230 is very unstable with encryption...

I've heard 230 is very unstable with encryption and IT policies. Can anyone confirm? 4.7.1.61 is dragging on my device, and everyone around me (with Storm 2s) are absolutely flying.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 11-03-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By ffejie
Yep, happens to me on .40, .53 and now .61. It's...

Yep, happens to me on .40, .53 and now .61. It's a bit tedious, but the rest of the application makes it worth it to use over Blackberry Maps.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-29-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,705
Posted By ffejie
I agree - I knew the Tour 2 was coming way before...

I agree - I knew the Tour 2 was coming way before I bought my Tour. But you know what? My 8830 contract was up, it was clunky and I needed a new device. I got it. By March or May or whenever Tour 2...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-19-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,171
Posted By ffejie
Verizon's and Sprint's EVDO networks does not do...

Verizon's and Sprint's EVDO networks does not do VOIP to the handset. As a result, it has to lock out the data while a phone call is in service. It's not necessarily a limitation of the technology,...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-15-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By ffejie
No, I have not had luck. I install the file and...

No, I have not had luck. I install the file and then when I plugin it says no update needed. Will be trying again tonight.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-14-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,550
Posted By ffejie
It says it works on any carrier - why is it...

It says it works on any carrier - why is it labeled Sprint in the file name?
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-02-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,715
Posted By ffejie
Just choose "Yes" or "No". If you choose Yes,...

Just choose "Yes" or "No".

If you choose Yes, and are traveling internationally (without CDMA coverage) your phone will switch to GSM.

If you choose No, and are traveling internationally (without...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-02-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By ffejie
It makes sense for RIM and other manufacturers as...

It makes sense for RIM and other manufacturers as well. By 2012, I won't expect to get a charger or sync cable with my phone anymore. That should save them $2-5 per device, which hits directly on the...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 10-01-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By ffejie
I think your problem is actually tied to your...

I think your problem is actually tied to your enterprise. I've had much better performance with my Blackberry off of my enterprise server. The device was quicker and had much better battery...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 09-22-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 69,924
Posted By ffejie
Just got my new (green dot) Tour (#3) and the...

Just got my new (green dot) Tour (#3) and the trackball is much improved. Instead of doing this yourself, I recommend letting VZW (or Sprint) take care of it as they are easy to deal with and know...
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