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Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 10-22-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,135
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Playbook OS 2.0

That's pretty much dead on the money... People are guessing everything from 2-3 weeks to 6 months or more, and there is _nothing_ that would invalidate any of those guesses.

My own guess is that...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 10-01-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,497
Posted By DaveTheA
Magellan Compass 2.1 upgrade download fixed on AppWorld

Anybody who has been waiting for AppWorld to fix its download problem for Magellan Compass...wait no more! It's available...
Forum: General 9900 Series Discussion - Bold Touch 09-11-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,611
Posted By DaveTheA
Twitter...how do I add feeds? Never mind...

Didja ever notice how you find the answer for things IMMEDIATELY after asking for help...?
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 08-31-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,092
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Web Reader for Blackberry Playbook - Best playbook app!!!

I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you for becoming a BB Forums member just to inform us that this app exists. I don't think I'll be taking the time to investigate something you don't even...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 08-24-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,678
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Playbook OS 1.0.7.2942 upgrade available now

This update allows the use of Bridge capabilities with MOST [if not all] PB apps. This is a huge boost in PB versatility, at least for BlackBerry phone users.

I want to say 'too bad' about the...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 08-21-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,471
Posted By DaveTheA
What should I do with my old 9700?

Next week I'll be receiving my new Rogers 9900 handset...really looking forward to it. However that leaves me wondering what to do with my old Bell 9700. It's still in pretty good shape, although...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 08-16-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 762
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Navigating switchboard hands-free?

Huh....nobody???

Anyway, I got it sorted myself.... While editing a contact number there is a further menu available by hitting the Blackberry key. There I found a variety of commands including a...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 08-15-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 762
Posted By DaveTheA
Navigating switchboard hands-free?

Every workday, I have to dial an 800 number and immediately input a digit to a specific department. Currently I dial by voice command, pull out my BB to hit '2' and then reholster to talk.

My...
Forum: General 9900 Series Discussion - Bold Touch 08-14-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,717
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: 9900 Bell

I believe the reason for the name change is not that it's a whole lot different from OS6 but rather that OS7 can't be run on earlier devices [like the 9700 etc]. This can reasonably justify a major...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 08-14-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,310
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Certification suspended

The OP just joined the forum...this is his second post. Is that 'troll' I smell...?
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 08-04-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,011
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Blackberry Playbook apps

No.... The Playbook is a new platform and it will take a while before a lot of quality apps appear. RIM REALLY needs to get the native SDK out to developers. After that, let's see what happens. ...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 08-04-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,657
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Blackberry Playbook apps

I am fairly hostile to the idea of using Android on the Playbook. I feel quite confident that nobody will buy a Playbook to run Android apps, esp. if an Android tablet is even a few bucks cheaper. ...
Forum: General 9900 Series Discussion - Bold Touch 08-01-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,201
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Who cant wait?

I CAN wait... There's actually very little...maybe nothing...I need to do that I can't with my 9700/OS6. I'm definitely interested...I bought my 9700 shortly after release and I do like to keep up...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 07-22-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,423
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Pls Help Me About My Blackberry Bold 2 9700

The 9700 and the 9780 are two different devices. You have to sell your 9700 and buy a 9780 to 'upgrade'.

Please don't post in ALL CAPS. It's very unpleasant to read, and nobody will want to talk...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-22-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 33,129
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Android Player for PlayBook leaked

Clever...RIM lets us get a look at where they are and satisfies everyone's curiosity, while demonstrating just why they can't release it yet.

I'm not enthusiastic about the whole idea of...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-21-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,999
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: 1.0.7.2670 upgrade available

So I upgraded to 2670 over the Net yesterday, and today I get a notice on my PB that the same upgrade is available, again. My desktop software thinks there are no upgrades available...apparently I...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-20-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,803
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: buy now or wait

You _can_ tether your Playbook via Bluetooth to your BB phone...subject to your carrier rules. For mine [Bell Mobility] my 500gig download allowance applies whether to my phone or tethered Playbook,...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-20-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,999
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: 1.0.7.2670 upgrade available

I'm d'loading the update right now...over the Net rather than via wi-fi...

I can understand that RIM might have some issues and missteps with a brand new [and groundbreaking] product. What bugs me...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-17-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,426
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Where are my Kobo ebooks?

Yes, that is where I first noticed that the Kobo book files didn't appear.

I agree they must be in there somewhere... Perhaps this is a way to prevent Kobo ebooks from being shared without...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-15-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,426
Posted By DaveTheA
Where are my Kobo ebooks?

I downloaded a couple of Kobo ebooks...very satisfactory. However today I was cleaning some odds and ends out of my PB and noticed I couldn't find the ebooks in any of the folders. Any idea of...
Forum: General 9900 Series Discussion - Bold Touch 07-12-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,587
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Bell Canada - Release Dates for new handsets

What level of service do you have? I have a 500MB data plan.
Forum: General 9900 Series Discussion - Bold Touch 07-12-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,587
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Bell Canada - Release Dates for new handsets

Hmmm....not really a surprise, although it's good to get a little more confirmation.

My only decision now is whether to stay with Bell... My contract is up with them so I can shop around, and I...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 07-09-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,148
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Bluetooth just quits??

Thanks...however I am pretty sure the problem lies within the BB 9700 itself.

And... I swung by Best Buy Mobile at Chinook Mall and the guy there [name of Juan] fiddled with it and got it going. ...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 07-09-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,148
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Bluetooth just quits??

No -- It just plain doesn't connect...doesn't even appear to be active despite being switched to 'on'. Now that I think about it, it's been acting funky for a while...several times in the last month...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-09-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,269
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Why would you buy an OS7 Device ?

I'll get a 9900 as soon as feasible for me...it's time for an upgrade. We can be pretty sure that the 9900 will be available in a few months. When will the QNX phones come along? End of 2011? In a...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 07-07-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,148
Posted By DaveTheA
Bluetooth just quits??

Lately I've been leaving my 9700 Bluetooth on all the time, since I frequently use it with my Playbook. Yesterday I noticed the blue LED stopped flashing, and I couldn't connect via Bridge to my...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-03-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,550
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: RIM's Support Regarding the PowerButton

Now that you can touch the battery level icon to restart/switch off/put to sleep the Playbook, I haven't had to hit the actual power button since my initial few days with the gadget. You _are_ aware...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-01-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,401
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: initial setup question

Yeah, that was me....:oops:

What I actually did was go back to the GeekSquad desk at Best Buy and got them to log my Playbook onto the store wi-fi, which completed the initial setup download quite...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 06-20-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,671
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: App world Update problem

I had this problem on my 9700 for a while too. What _appeared_ to fix it was an updated version of App World. All I can suggest is to keep trying. There is clearly something screwed up with App...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-20-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,146
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Bridge Browser vs Tethering ATT - Feedback

I'm using a 9700 with OS6...the Bridge Browser is not great, but I find it to be useable...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-20-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,878
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: IM+ Available soon...

Not bad...but I'm still waiting for a straight-up Skype app....
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-20-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,341
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: playbook terrific but ....

I'm a bit concerned about this too. Heckuva thing when we have to check corporate ratings and gossip before we buy a product... Still, the Playbook does 90% of what I want it to do right now...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-14-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,848
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: OS Update 1.0.5.2342

Sorry I can't help, but maybe to clarify: Were you downloading by Wi-fi, or were you using a USB cable to attach to your computer? The upgrade screen says you mustn't interrupt the process or risk...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-12-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 22,691
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: GPS on Playbook?

Hi Mama -- Thanks for your response[s] to my question. I had a look at the Playbook specs, but didn't see any reference to GPS capabilities...

I agree that the Bridge Browser is very slow, but we...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-12-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,848
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: 1.0.5.2342 upgrade last night

Apparently the big item was fixing a Flash security hole...Adobe released a fix for Flash earlier in the week.
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 06-12-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,763
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: A bridge app for GPS?

Mods -- Please DELETE this thread...I have rephrased my question in the Playbook forum... Thank you.
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-12-2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 22,691
Posted By DaveTheA
GPS on Playbook?

Dumb question time: Does [can?] the PB do GPS on its own?

Recently I downloaded the trial version of Magellan Compass for my Playbook. Seems like a pretty cool app, but it requires an internet...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 06-11-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,763
Posted By DaveTheA
Mods -- Please move this to the Playbook forum...

Please move this to the Playbook forum....I entered it here by mistake.
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-11-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,848
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: OS Update 1.0.5.2342

Just plugged in and got the update notice...in progress now.

Does this one do anything with wi-fi? I'm having trouble connecting to my old wireless router...can't authenticate. I'm wondering if...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 06-11-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,763
Posted By DaveTheA
A bridge app for GPS?

Recently I downloaded the trial version of Magellan Compass for my Playbook. Seems like a pretty cool app, but it requires an internet connection to work. Reasonable, I guess...but if I'm lost in...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-11-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,403
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Should i buy a PB now or wait?

The last OS update seems to have improved some things about PB functionality, and new apps are coming out as mentioned [tho' whether many are very useful is another matter]. I suspect we'll see lots...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-08-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,403
Posted By DaveTheA
re: Should i buy a PB now or wait?

I think the major thing coming up is 3G connectivity. If you have access to good Wi-Fi, there may not be any good reason to have it, esp. if it increases your cellular costs.
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-06-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,502
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Playbook backup fails?

I will live with hope...;-)
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-06-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,502
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Playbook backup fails?

Interesting news...:-( I hate to be negative, and I _do_ like my Playbook, but I'm starting to feel as though RIM could have had things a little more thoroughly thought out for the PB release.

I'm...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-05-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,502
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Playbook backup fails?

Hmmm...that's good to know [sort of]. I'm not too worried about it since I don't have any critical data on my PB...maybe an upgrade to the PB OS or Desktop software will sort things out. Perhaps we...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-04-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,502
Posted By DaveTheA
Playbook backup fails?

I've successfully backed up my PB a few times, but my latest attempt has failed repeatedly.

It tries to backup 620.19 MB, gets nearly to the end [617 MB] but fails with a message that says "there...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 06-04-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,987
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: BlackBerry World: Six Ways RIM Messed Up Its Own Party

I was all prepared to disagree with what the article had to say [yup, gonna be more BB bashing...] but in fact I think it makes a lot of good points. RIM has made mistakes...

The whole world of...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-18-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,903
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Options

I'd like to be able to change the icon layout. There are several apps I want to put in 'Favorites' and several more I'd like to simply delete. No obvious way to do it, however...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-17-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,628
Posted By DaveTheA
Re: Initial startup by wi-fi only??

Thanks Steve...I may not know much about wi-fi, but I know that much. Security is one of the reasons I never bothered to set it up at home in fact.

Funny story: My work has me driving around...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-13-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,628
Posted By DaveTheA
Problem solved...

Last night on my way to work, I took the Playbrick along and cruised by Starbucks again. The Playbook responded to the wi-fi by giving me the final setup screens [the how-to stuff] and after a few...
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