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Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 05-04-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,927
Posted By unclefester
That might have been it. Even the moisture in the...

That might have been it. Even the moisture in the air caused by a hot shower has harmed blackberrys before. I suggest you follow the blackberry moisture recovery sticky floating around here.
Forum: Rumor Mill 05-04-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,109
Posted By unclefester
All it is is a Pearl that looks different, a...

All it is is a Pearl that looks different, a trackpad and 3g. Nothing spectacular. But i do like the way it looks
Forum: Social Networking 04-29-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,902
Posted By unclefester
Go onto your facebook from a computer and adjust...

Go onto your facebook from a computer and adjust your settings from there. You can choose what information syncs to your phone.
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 04-29-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By unclefester
The only solution that comes to mind is possibly...

The only solution that comes to mind is possibly setting your phone to use a "Today" style theme. It has five applications on the home screen with a little information about whats in each one right...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 04-22-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,667
Posted By unclefester
That's true. I didnt notice much improvement from...

That's true. I didnt notice much improvement from the 8300 to the 8900 other than the software
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 04-21-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,667
Posted By unclefester
The release of the 8500 series drove Blackberry...

The release of the 8500 series drove Blackberry sales up. Therefore the phone is a success. Blackberry's sales isn't a matter of opinion, it is numbers. I've noticed a lot more people around...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 04-21-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,667
Posted By unclefester
Coming from a student majoring in business, RIM...

Coming from a student majoring in business, RIM is run by some of the stupidest people alive at the moment. If RIM wants any sort of chance in the smart phone market, they need to actually look at...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 04-21-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By unclefester
I had to do the exact same thing once with an...

I had to do the exact same thing once with an AT&T curve, I am with T Mobile. All i did was ask AT&T for the code and sure enough they sent it to me a few days later. Then the unlocking process take...
Forum: OS 6 04-21-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,809
Posted By unclefester
We have already seen a full article about it on...

We have already seen a full article about it on Gizmodo, including a walkthrough of the whole system and screenshots
Forum: General 9670 Series Discussion - Style 04-21-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,754
Posted By unclefester
Why wouldn't the pearl flip count? According to...

Why wouldn't the pearl flip count? According to the logic used to justify this one as a clamshell phone, the kickstart was a clamshell too. This is simply a newer generation flip blackberry. I like...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 04-21-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By unclefester
you've bricked the software by either not loading...

you've bricked the software by either not loading the correct software platform or unplugging or canceling the process while it was loading. i've had this happen to me once. some people do this if...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 04-05-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,030
Posted By unclefester
The different classes of SC card refer to the...

The different classes of SC card refer to the transfer speeds that the card is capable of. Since the 8520 is capable of higher transfer speeds than previous blackberrys, it is able to handle...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 03-31-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,686
Posted By unclefester
I agree. This is my exact situation. I dont pay...

I agree. This is my exact situation. I dont pay for the blackberry data services but I love what Blackberrys can do even without them. Just because someone doeesnt have a Blackberry data plan does...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 03-31-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 724
Posted By unclefester
If you were to do that I'm pretty sure the 8310...

If you were to do that I'm pretty sure the 8310 would need to be unlocked, which is easy to do by yourself. Just call up AT&T and have them send you an unlock code in a few days. Other than that...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-31-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By unclefester
Well If i were asking myself this question I...

Well If i were asking myself this question I would do a little bit more hands on research on the Storm 2 to see if I think its touchscreen is something i would be comfortable with. For me personally,...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 03-12-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,202
Posted By unclefester
Don't worry. I've also noticed that the site is a...

Don't worry. I've also noticed that the site is a bit biased. Most threads or rants pertaining to anything negative about Blackberry seem to get closed or result in the OP getting flamed. Why do they...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-05-2010, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,503
Posted By unclefester
That's a really interesting problem... I'm not...

That's a really interesting problem... I'm not sure how i would go about solving that, other than maybe contacting your service provider and asking for a replacement phone if it is still under...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 03-04-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By unclefester
I would go for the 8120 just because it has wifi,...

I would go for the 8120 just because it has wifi, the keypad isn't as squishy once it is broken in (you 8100 people know what i mean), the micro sd card slot is on the outside of the phone, and i...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 03-04-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By unclefester
Actually, if you have the unlimited messaging for...

Actually, if you have the unlimited messaging for families, like me, that service includes unlimited text messages AND unlimited instant messages. So if you have an unlimited text plan that includes...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-04-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,503
Posted By unclefester
Welcome to the forums. Did the phone sustain any...

Welcome to the forums.

Did the phone sustain any water damage that could have caused it to stop working? Even very moist air can cause water damage
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 03-02-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,787
Posted By unclefester
It could also be that the sim card has gone...

It could also be that the sim card has gone bad... I had the exact same problem a few years ago when I had my 8100. I went to a T-mobile store and it solved the problem
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 03-01-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,847
Posted By unclefester
Did the phone sustain any water damage? I would...

Did the phone sustain any water damage? I would try uploading the OS via desktop manager if it was no water damage
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 02-17-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,017
Posted By unclefester
New 'Puma Phone'

http://gizmodo.com/5469941/puma-phone-sporty-yet-styled-from-the-solar-panel-to-puma-os




Has anybody here done further reading on this? I thought this was pretty interesting. Discuss
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 02-17-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,514
Posted By unclefester
Verizon Smartphones Score Unlimited...

Verizon Smartphones Score Unlimited Skype-to-Skype Calling - skype mobile - Gizmodo (http://gizmodo.com/5473076/verizon-smartphones-score-unlimited-skype+to+skype-calling)
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 02-16-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,315
Posted By unclefester
Personally, I keep them. I have a whole drawer...

Personally, I keep them. I have a whole drawer full of old cell phones/accessories, including two RAZR V3s, a few Samsungs, and 6 various Blackberries. I keep them simply to mess around with and lend...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-16-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,243
Posted By unclefester
Do not put the phone in the oven at all!! There...

Do not put the phone in the oven at all!! There have been cases here in Phx where people leave thier phones outside in 112 heat for too long and have actually fried the motherboard completely....
Forum: Hardware & Accessories 02-16-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By unclefester
Well if the phone is charging when it is...

Well if the phone is charging when it is connected to your computer, then the problem shouldn't be your battery, rather your charger. Chargers aren't expensive, so if I were you I would get a new...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 02-16-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,481
Posted By unclefester
Finally, a program that I've been waiting for...

Finally, a program that I've been waiting for since my early Pearl 8100 days... Too bad i just recently switched over to an 8520 solely because of the trackball problems :( Thanks for the news update...
Forum: Social Networking 02-16-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,500
Posted By unclefester
Read this carefully: Based on what i have read in...

Read this carefully: Based on what i have read in this thread, you have some sort of mobile internet plan that one would get for any other 'dumb' phone for internet service, which explains why you...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 02-16-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,478
Posted By unclefester
Turn your wifi and connect to a network, then go...

Turn your wifi and connect to a network, then go into your browser settings and set the default browser to "Hotspot Browser"
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 02-16-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By unclefester
Yeah too many apps will definitely make your...

Yeah too many apps will definitely make your phone slow down or even crash. Check your device memory to see if it is low or not by going to Options>Memory>Application Memory
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 02-16-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By unclefester
What specific model blackberry are you using?

What specific model blackberry are you using?
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 02-16-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,982
Posted By unclefester
No, the icon of a battery with a red line through...

No, the icon of a battery with a red line through it is what you see when the battery is not recognized (or when you plug the device in without a battery at all).

My guessing is that the battery...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 02-14-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 24,843
Posted By unclefester
The phone depends on the user... the Droid and...

The phone depends on the user... the Droid and Blackberry have a little bit different target market. The Droid is much more media friendly and feels and acts completely different than blackberrys....
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 02-14-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By unclefester
Try updating the software

Try updating the software
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 02-13-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,688
Posted By unclefester
(y) to this thread. I too am really getting...

(y) to this thread. I too am really getting annoyed with the lack of respect and overall decency of this forum. One particular rule i have seen broken is rule 25, oddly enough, by the mods...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 02-13-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 76,628
Posted By unclefester
As stated above, wifi and bluetooth are big...

As stated above, wifi and bluetooth are big battery eaters. The results you are experiencing are normal and i dont see why you have a problem with them. Staying at 80% battery for 2 1/2 hours with...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 02-13-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By unclefester
No problem. Welcome to the forums my friend

No problem. Welcome to the forums my friend
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 02-12-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,952
Posted By unclefester
Have you tried wiping the software and reloading...

Have you tried wiping the software and reloading everything? That's what i would do if i was desperate.
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 02-12-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By unclefester
Go to browser press the menu button and go to...

Go to browser press the menu button and go to options>browser configuration, scroll to the bottom and type in the URL you would like your homepage to be.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 02-12-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 853
Posted By unclefester
Best international SIM cards - Your experience?

First of all, yes, I have read through other posts about this, so mods please dont yell at me for not searching first.

I know how to use international SIM cards and where to get them, but I know...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 02-12-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By unclefester
Take out the battery and leave the phone in a bin...

Take out the battery and leave the phone in a bin of rice for about 4 days. Keeping the phone on while it is still wet inside will only make matters worse. Good luck to you (y)
Forum: Social Networking 02-12-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By unclefester
You can delete the application by going to...

You can delete the application by going to Options>Advanced Options>Applications, Find the application you want to delete, and hit menu>delete
Forum: General 8200 Series Discussion - Pearl Flip 02-12-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,471
Posted By unclefester
I remember having the same problem when I first...

I remember having the same problem when I first got my 8320 Curve, and my dad having the same problem when he got his 8220. After a while of wrestling with our wireless network, we found that it was...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 02-11-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By unclefester
That would be why. Get an SD card, it will allow...

That would be why. Get an SD card, it will allow you to record longer videos, and you can store all of your media on it so it doesnt slow down your phone whenever you make more videos. I personally...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 02-11-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By unclefester
Im currently using my wimpy little 1gb class 4...

Im currently using my wimpy little 1gb class 4 that i got at the end of 08. Im about to switch over to a 16gb class 6 though (y)
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 02-11-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By unclefester
Try a battery pull. It should do the trick. What...

Try a battery pull. It should do the trick. What specific model do you have?
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 02-11-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,509
Posted By unclefester
Make sure your device is not currently...

Make sure your device is not currently transmitting information to/from the computer, make sure it is set to the home screen, then unplug it. All you're experiencing is a Windows quirk. My W7 doesn't...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 02-11-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By unclefester
What specific model of curve is it? Do you have a...

What specific model of curve is it? Do you have a micro SD card in the phone?
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 02-11-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,054
Posted By unclefester
...which is why your voicemails are going to your...

...which is why your voicemails are going to your phone. That's your decision to leave it on. Yes, you are missing the point
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