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Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-02-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,389
Posted By G M Fude
Yes, and we'd hope so after the Sony battery...

Yes, and we'd hope so after the Sony battery disaster with Dell a few years ago. Protection circuitry has advanced, Li ion are more robust and immune to abuse.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-02-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,389
Posted By G M Fude
I acknowledge that you may know something they...

I acknowledge that you may know something they don't, but here's the article anyway:
How to prolong lithium-based batteries (http://www.batteryuniversity.com/parttwo-34.htm)
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-01-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,389
Posted By G M Fude
That's certainly a strong school of thought,...

That's certainly a strong school of thought, Cheerful, and the main reason is to keep the meter in calibration. It's a suggestion promulgated by Battery University for example, and they seem to know...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 08-29-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,030
Posted By G M Fude
Okay. It is the one that attracts reviews like...

Okay. It is the one that attracts reviews like "crap" and "pathetic". So pretty much all it does is link to the IMDb site? Or is there a hidden attraction that perhaps the reviewers have missed?
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 08-24-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,367
Posted By G M Fude
Some of them do require quite a shove to...

Some of them do require quite a shove to activate. Mine was the same and it took me a day to figure out. The guy in the next desk who got his at the same time, just a gentle push is all that's...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-29-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By G M Fude
Ah, another DateBk fan. I used Palms for about...

Ah, another DateBk fan. I used Palms for about ten years and really loved the read-at-a-glance clarity, configurability and user-friendliness that the guys at Pimlico wrote into this superb piece of...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 06-10-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By G M Fude
Of course it is. But the procedure is...

Of course it is. But the procedure is recommended at intervals:(from Battery University on maximising Li-ion longevity (http://www.batteryuniversity.com/parttwo-34.htm))
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 06-09-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By G M Fude
Maybe you need once to run it to completely flat...

Maybe you need once to run it to completely flat so the phone shuts down (or at least turns the radio off) and then fully charge it, to "reset" whatever meter is used to determine battery level.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 06-02-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By G M Fude
If small form-factor is a primary requirement,...

If small form-factor is a primary requirement, then stick with a Pearl; I hear the 8130 with the latest OS is a winner.

I've just switched from old Pearl 8110 to Bold 9700, and while the Bold is not...
Forum: Hardware & Accessories 05-27-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,716
Posted By G M Fude
It's time you went to Battery University...

It's time you went to Battery University (http://www.batteryuniversity.com/)! Read through this site (or at least the section on lithium ion batteries) and it will allay all your fears.
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 05-27-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By G M Fude
Well, she's not going to win the Saleswoman of...

Well, she's not going to win the Saleswoman of the Year award.

For one thing alone the 9700 is better, and that's form factor. On my last upgrade from a 7130g a couple f years ago I chose the Pearl...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-26-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By G M Fude
Money isn't the issue as the OP says, so get a...

Money isn't the issue as the OP says, so get a 9700. Any report you read says 9700 has improved everything over the 9000 except perhaps the keyboard. You can upgrade right now, why wait for...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 05-25-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,215
Posted By G M Fude
You're right, but maybe Snowwy was just...

You're right, but maybe Snowwy was just over-reacting a bit after the earlier posts which had a presumption he was going to break the law and carried the accusation of being "an accident waiting to...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 05-24-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By G M Fude
Windows Mail replaced Outlook Express, not...

Windows Mail replaced Outlook Express, not Outlook which is still going strong. Windows Mail is just an e-mail client (and a very ordinary one at that), no calendar or contacts -- the contacts...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-23-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By G M Fude
It was like that in the heyday of Palm, when the...

It was like that in the heyday of Palm, when the devices were just a PDA and not a smartphone. I think they had something like a quarter of a million applications written. Some of those truly were...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 05-20-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 16,662
Posted By G M Fude
I do photo manipulation too but only when I've...

I do photo manipulation too but only when I've transferred the JPEGs to the PC -- I couldn't be bothered faffing about with images on a dinky little handheld screen. But if you do want to do it in...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 05-20-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,918
Posted By G M Fude
I've only had mine for exactly one month (third...

I've only had mine for exactly one month (third BB device, though) and I'm not finding anything to hate yet. It's way less buggy than my 8110, have not yet had to do a battery pull -- weekly and...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 05-18-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,769
Posted By G M Fude
I've had similar problems in aircraft with a...

I've had similar problems in aircraft with a dedicated GPS puck, or receiver. Even holding it up against the window only gave a very erratic signal. The satellites broadcast at such low power, I...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-18-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,493
Posted By G M Fude
Mitch, maybe it's time to invest in one of the...

Mitch, maybe it's time to invest in one of the password managers that backup encrypted files to your PC. SplashID (http://www.splashdata.com/splashid/blackberry/) is the one I've used across three...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 05-17-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,656
Posted By G M Fude
That does sound odd. I'm on v.5.0.0.321 and it...

That does sound odd. I'm on v.5.0.0.321 and it definitely went red on low power. I got down to 7% (checking the Status screen) before the radio was shut down.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-05-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,300
Posted By G M Fude
My Pearl 8110 spent five-sevenths of its life in...

My Pearl 8110 spent five-sevenths of its life in a belt case, and the other two-sevenths in my pants pocket (i.e. week days vs weekends). I never had lint problems, the trackball never required...
Forum: Hardware & Accessories 05-05-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,478
Posted By G M Fude
Expensive, but there's not doubt that genuine...

Expensive, but there's not doubt that genuine carbon fibre looks terrific. For the guy (or gal) who has everything, I guess. Infinity Carbon (http://www.infinitycarbon.com/store/bold9700.html) I...
Forum: RIM Software 05-05-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,820
Posted By G M Fude
You can mount the 9700 as a logical drive (device...

You can mount the 9700 as a logical drive (device and MicroSD card) and simply drag and drop your video from the BB to your PC hard drive when connected by the USB cable.

You might find it best to...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 04-29-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By G M Fude
The 9700 is a device that has inspired me, too. ...

The 9700 is a device that has inspired me, too. From my previous (Pearl 8110) there are a host of "hidden" improvements in this device. My two earlier BlackBerrys I thought were good devices. This...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 04-29-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,443
Posted By G M Fude
If nothing else, the 9700 has vastly better...

If nothing else, the 9700 has vastly better battery life. The screen on the original Bold 9000 was beautiful but there was a penalty for that; colleagues at work who had them say theirs used more...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 07-19-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,884
Posted By G M Fude
Heh... you mean hook a software thief up with the...

Heh... you mean hook a software thief up with the activation code...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 07-19-2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By G M Fude
SplashID...

SplashID (http://splashdata.com/splashid/blackberry/index.htm). Over the past seven years I've used it on three PC OSes -- Win98, XP and Vista -- and three mobile platforms -- PalmOS, WM2008SE,...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 06-04-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 26,791
Posted By G M Fude
Thanks for the review. The lack of zoom really...

Thanks for the review. The lack of zoom really does seem to be a deal-breaker. Their attitude is unexpected, too; sure we know these are raster maps not scalar, but a mobile device screen is tiny...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-31-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,700
Posted By G M Fude
An investigation I did on the same problem a few...

An investigation I did on the same problem a few months ago indicated it is a Hotmail issue. No one had a solution for it that I could find.

The situation did improve for me, going from a dozen...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 05-16-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,149
Posted By G M Fude
Great posts, Buckley! I especially like the...

Great posts, Buckley! I especially like the visual description of the football shaped space. I wonder if wristwatches like a Suunto X10...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-06-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,264
Posted By G M Fude
Size is important to me, the Pearl is about as...

Size is important to me, the Pearl is about as big as I'd want to go for carrying a device around in my pocket and holding up to my ear while on a call. Women don't seem to care so much about phone...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-06-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,208
Posted By G M Fude
lol Anyway, good to hear the new layout is...

lol

Anyway, good to hear the new layout is working for you after a time.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 04-03-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,250
Posted By G M Fude
You're right, it doesn't make any sense. I've...

You're right, it doesn't make any sense. I've certainly had a strong satellite lock in Shanghai, a few years back with an old Emtac puck using the Sirf 2 chipset. Haven't been to Shanghai with my...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 03-26-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 247,975
Posted By G M Fude
There was an update for eReader from 1.024 to...

There was an update for eReader from 1.024 to 1.027 released yesterday. Not sure what it fixed,since I didn't have too many troubles with the earlier version. Dictionaries are still unsupported...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 03-14-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,658
Posted By G M Fude
Sure, but it's buried away in Options>Advanced...

Sure, but it's buried away in Options>Advanced Options>GPS then Refresh GPS from the Menu. That will show you the present latitude and longitude.

You'd probably find it eaiser and more convenient...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 03-12-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By G M Fude
That's what I see, too. Does Alt + Back display...

That's what I see, too. Does Alt + Back display only running apps or can it also incude recently opened ones?

The eReader people admit this is not a bug-free app yet so maybe this is another one...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 03-12-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By G M Fude
Thanks for the heads-up, Yorrick, I've been...

Thanks for the heads-up, Yorrick, I've been waiting for that one.

I've downloaded and installed it and, for a beta, it's pretty slick and robust.

It opens all the books I've purchased over the...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 02-21-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 19,955
Posted By G M Fude
A short term solution for you Amathur may be...

A short term solution for you Amathur may be TrekBuddy (http://wiki.trekbuddy.net/index.php/Main_Page). It isn't the navigation you seek but with a bit of pre-planning and maps downloaded onto your...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 01-08-2009, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,267
Posted By G M Fude
This sounds like something I would use while...

This sounds like something I would use while hiking, so downloading the maps onto a card beforehand is not an issue. Hikers who don't prepare don't last long! I hope TopoExplorer gets going soon.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-02-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,901
Posted By G M Fude
PocketDay Pro Surprising the number of BB users...

PocketDay Pro

Surprising the number of BB users who don't have a single favourite app.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-16-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By G M Fude
Went from a couple of years with a trackwheel BB,...

Went from a couple of years with a trackwheel BB, for a month have had a trackball BB. Much prefer the trackball in almost every way, so far.
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 12-13-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,925
Posted By G M Fude
When I switched from being a long-term Palm user...

When I switched from being a long-term Palm user to a Windows Mobile device three years ago, I was bemused that the Palm by virtue of Dataviz Docs to Go handled Word and Excel better than the Windows...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-12-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,594
Posted By G M Fude
I think bbTracker (http://www.bbtracker.org/) is...

I think bbTracker (http://www.bbtracker.org/) is pretty cool. I like being able to hike or drive to new and unfamiliar places and then download to Google Earth exactly where I've been. Makes it...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-12-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By G M Fude
Yes, an EA was required in this case. It failed...

Yes, an EA was required in this case. It failed with the old password, as it happens (not so surprising) so I'll contact the IT admin on Monday. I now have a great excuse for not answering work...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-12-2008, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By G M Fude
Thanks very much both of you, that explains it...

Thanks very much both of you, that explains it perfectly.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-11-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By G M Fude
What is DM auto 'Check for updates' MEANT to do?

A month ago I received a new 8110 from Telstra Australia. It had the old OS, 4.3.

Yesterday while looking at the available OS on the BlackBerry site, I noticed that on 2nd December Telstra...
Forum: RIM Software 11-24-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By G M Fude
I've got a new 8110 too so they might even be out...

I've got a new 8110 too so they might even be out of the same batch. When using it I have no problems with sound quality, could almost be talking directly to the person in the same room. It would...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-23-2008, 04:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,454
Posted By G M Fude
Yep. Coincidentally I just bought an 8 GB...

Yep. Coincidentally I just bought an 8 GB MicroSDHC card for my 8110 yesterday. Amazing how much data can fit on something so tiny.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-22-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,454
Posted By G M Fude
MicroSD HC. Anything with higher capacity than...

MicroSD HC. Anything with higher capacity than about 2 GB will be HC.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 11-21-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,529
Posted By G M Fude
Carlisle, perhaps a lightweight way of achieving...

Carlisle, perhaps a lightweight way of achieving this would be to use bbTracker (http://www.bbtracker.org/)?

Okay, it's mainly a small freebie app for recording tracks that you can open in Google...
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