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Forum: General Q10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 06-27-2013, 01:15 AM
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Posted By colonel
Forum: General Q10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 06-26-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,339
Posted By colonel
Re: Initial Impressions - first 12 hours

True
But after using an iPhone and androids for years, I can still type faster on my work BB
Forum: General Q10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 06-26-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,339
Posted By colonel
Re: Initial Impressions - first 12 hours

Don't believe that for one min. Especially as the spec of my Lenovo is better then any apple and VM can't run faster then the real thing

Give me a link
Forum: General Q10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 06-26-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,339
Posted By colonel
Re: Initial Impressions - first 12 hours

1. A keyboard is better then a touch screen. But most people don't care

2. The trackpad/mouse was the fist thing RIM wanted to get rid of. Most hardware failures were due to it. It was also the...
Forum: General 9300 Series Discussion - Curve 3G 07-18-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 44,493
Posted By colonel
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 09-28-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,228
Posted By colonel
Re: Latest OS: 9860 7.0.0.1672/7.0.0.353 (Asia + Engliish)

just to note I have a new 9860 from O2 in the UK and it came with 353 installed
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 09-28-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,290
Posted By colonel
Can't find the ALT key for unlock code 9860

Trying to enter network unlock code into BB 9860, but when I try MEP2 no unlock comes up
ALT does appear in top right corner when I press numeric pad to enter the 2, but no windows asking for unlock...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-24-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,486
Posted By colonel
Re: playbook charger in the UK

thanks for verifying that
I am pretty sure the playbook is new, but I think the supplier opened it, took out the US charger, and replaced it with a standard BB charger
I have asked them to send me...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-23-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,486
Posted By colonel
Re: playbook charger in the UK

I used a std BB charger on the PB and it charged it fine

rgds
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-22-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,486
Posted By colonel
Re: playbook charger in the UK

so its was probably an import right ?
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-22-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,486
Posted By colonel
Re: playbook charger in the UK

did it have a uk plug adaptor ?
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-22-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,486
Posted By colonel
playbook charger in the UK

does the playbook come with the US style new blackbox charger ?

mine came with a std BB microUSB charger ...

is this right ?
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-22-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,384
Posted By colonel
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-21-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,384
Posted By colonel
Do you like your playbook ? (poll)

Do you like your playbook ? (poll)

are you keeping or not ?
do you regret your purchase or not ?

I don't post here because I have no real issues with it. I wanted it mainly as a browser with some...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 07-21-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,342
Posted By colonel
Re: RIM Loses Another Executive

so what!

bear in mind these are marketing managers
they xxxxed up a bit no ?

the playbook hardware is terrific and the software needs a few rounds to be awesome

pity it was released to early - but...
Forum: General 9100 Series Discussion - Pearl2 07-13-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,587
Posted By colonel
Is it just me, or is the 9105 real fun ?

Just dumped my 4.3" android phone as yearned for a smaller device, a keyboard (actually was loosing calls as so fiddly just to answer the damn thing) and a battery that lasts more then 24 hours.

The...
Forum: General 9100 Series Discussion - Pearl2 12-16-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,975
Posted By colonel
Re: anyone know how to enter SIM unlock code ?

don't understand, can you re-phrase
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 12-04-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,091
Posted By colonel
Re: some opinions on switching from iphone to the torch please?

I ran the iPhone 4 and the torch for a number of weeks to work out which one I would keep.
the iPhone 4 is going.
why? it's smaller, lighter, beautiful and is more fun - ie. loads of fun apps
so why...
Forum: General 9100 Series Discussion - Pearl2 11-25-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,199
Posted By colonel
Re: 9100 working beautifully in the UK

the 91xx has different 3G bands from the 9105 sold in the UK:

UK 9105: HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
US 9100: HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100

luckily they both have 2100 which works in the UK
on...
Forum: General 9100 Series Discussion - Pearl2 11-25-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,341
Posted By colonel
Re: 9100 to 9105 or vice versa

the firmware is the same
so it must key off an internal serial number or hardware identification code

no idea how to change that
Forum: General 9100 Series Discussion - Pearl2 11-25-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,975
Posted By colonel
Re: anyone know how to enter SIM unlock code ?

ok, verified by trial and error
I have adjusted method above

http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-9100-series-discussion-pearl2/240562-anyone-know-how-enter-sim-unlock-code.html#post1677556
Forum: General 9100 Series Discussion - Pearl2 11-25-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,335
Posted By colonel
Lightbulb How to get into engineering mode on 9105

just found this out, some people may find useful

HEALTH WARNING - PLAYING WITH SETTINGS IN ENGINEERING MODE MAY DESTROY YOUR BLACKBERRY - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

first you need to select ALT, then...
Forum: General 9100 Series Discussion - Pearl2 11-25-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,975
Posted By colonel
Re: anyone know how to enter SIM unlock code ?

no, the 8100 method does not work on the 91xx
Forum: General 9100 Series Discussion - Pearl2 11-25-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,975
Posted By colonel
Forum: General 9100 Series Discussion - Pearl2 11-25-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,975
Posted By colonel
Re: anyone know how to enter SIM unlock code ?

Verified:

1. Turn off the Wireless Radio
2. Next go to Settings > Options > Advanced Options > SIM Card
3. Press: 63373
4. Press:63372
5. You should see a dialogue where you can put in a 16 digit...
Forum: General 9100 Series Discussion - Pearl2 11-25-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,975
Posted By colonel
Re: anyone know how to enter SIM unlock code ?

nothing in this forum
looked in the 8100 and there is this:
http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-8100-series-discussion-pearl/150700-entering-unlock-code.html

however it talks about the "ALT" key...
Forum: General 9100 Series Discussion - Pearl2 11-25-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,975
Posted By colonel
Re: anyone know how to enter SIM unlock code ?

thanks dubdub, but same answer as above
i looked there and nothing for the 91xx, or even the old pearl
Forum: General 9100 Series Discussion - Pearl2 11-25-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,975
Posted By colonel
Re: anyone know how to enter SIM unlock code ?

thanks
no information there for the 9105 (or any 91xx series)
Forum: General 9100 Series Discussion - Pearl2 11-25-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,975
Posted By colonel
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-17-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,717
Posted By colonel
Re: Does disable APN make your browsing faster?

All web requests directed via RIM will go slower then direct to the internet

So having an APN customised for your provider will always be faster
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-17-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,381
Posted By colonel
Re: Anybody else love the Torch?

The 9800 is excellent. By far the best BB. Like the 9780/9700 with a large touch screen thrown in if you want to use it which hardly changes the dimensions of the device.

Its a win-win situation

I...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-17-2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,381
Posted By colonel
Re: Anybody else love the Torch?

surely this critism would apply to every BB except the 9000 ?
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-16-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,783
Posted By colonel
Re: Switching from Torch back to 8900

funny about the dropped calls. mine is the best phone I have had for ages. Although I am comparing to android/iphone, not BB
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-16-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,783
Posted By colonel
Re: Switching from Torch back to 8900

Paradigm shift is not trendy anymore, just established business language

UMA does work on the BB Torch, see here for how to enable...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-15-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,783
Posted By colonel
Re: Switching from Torch back to 8900

the Torch has a touch screen and a proper browser

sure the 8900 is easier to use as its more basic, but so is a nokia 6303i

if you want to move on in life, sometimes you need some paradigm...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-15-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By colonel
Re: BB 9800 1st impressions & is there a BB cloud ?

ok great
so that works as well

which is better ? It seems that with google sync you can change the syncing schedule and make it manual only (which I would do to save battery as I don't update...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-15-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By colonel
Re: BB 9800 1st impressions & is there a BB cloud ?

thanks for the advice
just installed google sync and all my contacts have come through

I have gsyncit for outlook, so I sync three ways:
outlook -> google -> BB

So I guess BB desktop now is just...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-15-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By colonel
Re: BB 9800 1st impressions & is there a BB cloud ?

ah well - worth the question ..
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-15-2010, 03:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By colonel
BB 9800 1st impressions & is there a BB cloud ?

Just bought a new 9800. Absolutely excellent.
Probably the best keyboard phone I have ever had.
I previosuly tried an iphone 4 and an HTC HD7, both excellent but the email is just not as reliable,...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 02-02-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By colonel
thanks. looking good so far

thanks. looking good so far
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 02-02-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By colonel
how is the storm 2 folk ?

I need to give my 9700 to my wife and have been offered a good deal on a 9520.

Is this a significant upgrade from the storm 1 ?

I am attracted because I like the idea of a big screen, and receive...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-26-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,977
Posted By colonel
Probably the best keyboarded phone at the...

Probably the best keyboarded phone at the moment.
alot of criticism of the browser, but it seems to work fine for me. I wouldn't want to browse at length on such a small screen anyway. And there is...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-26-2009, 02:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,413
Posted By colonel
yes, thanks. started to work fine once my BB...

yes, thanks. started to work fine once my BB email started up
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-25-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,413
Posted By colonel
I am in the UK, which is an included country. I...

I am in the UK, which is an included country.
I have IP internet access but my Blackberry Email services does not start until 12am tonight. i will try again tomorrow when its up and running.
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-25-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,413
Posted By colonel
App World won't install

sorry if this has been posted before, but i can't seem to find it on search.

I have just got a new 9700 on contract. Its a generic BB one, with no logos and is not locked to any network.

It...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 11-17-2009, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By colonel
Is Storm now a decent buy ?

I quite like the format of the strom but have been put off by the complaints of bugs and low battery life.

Have these all been resolved with the latest firmware or are they still a problem ?

Now...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 05-25-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By colonel
ok, so I took one of my older 8110 and clicked on...

ok, so I took one of my older 8110 and clicked on update in blackberry desktop manager, and it updated to the latest, so perhaps the manual software download is redundant ?? unless your serivce...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 05-25-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By colonel
v4.5.0.151

my new blackberry 8110 (tmobile UK) appears to have firmware leter then the latest firmware thread.
v4.5.0.151 (platform 2.7.0.103)

does anyone know how I can dump it for the benefit of members ? I...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 04-09-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 27,105
Posted By colonel
cheers

cheers
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-24-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,305
Posted By colonel
you are the man

you are the man
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