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Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-26-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By rileyrg
Same with me with 173. Phone is now totally...

Same with me with 173.

Phone is now totally useless for messaging.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-24-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 584
Posted By rileyrg
Linux and The Storm : successful phone upgrade.

Great news : I just successfully updated my 9500 phone using the Windows BB Desktop SW using Vista running as a guest of VirtualBox 3.0 on Debian Lenny. The only thing you have to do is to use the...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-29-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,660
Posted By rileyrg
I don't see how if it works for you. My only...

I don't see how if it works for you. My only gripe is this belief that constant pulling the battery does no harm. You don't have to be Einstein to realise that it does create unnecessary wear and...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-28-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,660
Posted By rileyrg
Thanks for posting that - it might help others a...

Thanks for posting that - it might help others a lot since, as you say, thats very strange. Physically pulling the battery regularly is not good for the phone no matter what anyone says.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-27-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By rileyrg
Not 100% sure, but I think the WAP browser uses...

Not 100% sure, but I think the WAP browser uses the APN gateway for me which incurs a cost from Vodafone. The swine. No Radio or streaming works for me reliably/properly using the "default" BIS...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-26-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,660
Posted By rileyrg
I use the free one. And its one press of the...

I use the free one. And its one press of the installed icon followed by a confirm.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-26-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,660
Posted By rileyrg
What settings? You press one icon and confirm to...

What settings?

You press one icon and confirm to reboot.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-26-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By rileyrg
It's just that you recommended he play with the...

It's just that you recommended he play with the settings to get good results that are worth it.

Personally I think the camera is far and away the worst of any on any smartphone I have used. It's...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-26-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,809
Posted By rileyrg
You did try the "return" key in the bottom right...

You did try the "return" key in the bottom right of the keyboard right?
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-26-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By rileyrg
What version of the SW are you aware of this...

What version of the SW are you aware of this problem on?
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-25-2009, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By rileyrg
Which settings on which version of the SW do you...

Which settings on which version of the SW do you specifically recommend?
Forum: Linux Users Corner 07-24-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,426
Posted By rileyrg
Emacs AND vim ? Wow ....

Emacs AND vim ?

Wow ....
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-23-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,362
Posted By rileyrg
What plan di you have? You can surf the web using...

What plan di you have? You can surf the web using opera? So you could access you email via that.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-23-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By rileyrg
Did you turn image stabilization off? That had a...

Did you turn image stabilization off? That had a big effect for me. But generally yeah, the camera is a pile of. The most frustrating thing is that for a mobile camera you want to be able to quickly...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-21-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,175
Posted By rileyrg
Is there anything you have not solved on the...

Is there anything you have not solved on the storm by pulling the battery? How many times did you try quick pull before pulling the battery?
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-20-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,660
Posted By rileyrg
Pulling the battery hundreds of times is...

Pulling the battery hundreds of times is certainly not necessary IMO and I haven't. Quickpull does the same job for me.

All to their own.

But, IMO, pulling the battery repeatedly is sure to wear...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-20-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,660
Posted By rileyrg
The same risk when unplugging anything electrical...

The same risk when unplugging anything electrical with the device still on. Surges caused by non uniform contact displacements and "jitter" as the contacts separate/reconnect.

Would you just unplug...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-20-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,660
Posted By rileyrg
Pulling the battery with the power on risks...

Pulling the battery with the power on risks damaging the device IMO. Maybe small risk, but the risk is still there.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-18-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,434
Posted By rileyrg
Once more : What is missing from the OS? The...

Once more : What is missing from the OS? The Apple applications are simply better written.

No one has argued that the BB apps generally suck compared to the iPhone ones. The point in contention is...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-18-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,434
Posted By rileyrg
Sorry. I think you are totally wrong. There is...

Sorry. I think you are totally wrong. There is nothing in the OS which inhibits developing a decent image editor.

What OS features do you see as missing?
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-18-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,434
Posted By rileyrg
Of course it can compete. It doesn't at the...

Of course it can compete. It doesn't at the moment because the apps are simply not there.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-18-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By rileyrg
That worked. Great. Thanks.

That worked. Great. Thanks.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-17-2009, 02:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By rileyrg
I dont think it's my my device ( I cant find the...

I dont think it's my my device ( I cant find the link on a normal browser either) It just goes around in circles. A quick google shows me a few others are having the same problem. At least one other...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-16-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By rileyrg
Had already checked that. How hard can it be for...

Had already checked that.

How hard can it be for them just to provide a simple OTA link? I am trying BOLT now - again better than the built in BB browser.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-15-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By rileyrg
Opera Mini - Download...

Opera Mini - Download (http://www.opera.com/mini/download/)

See the reference to mini.opera.com.

Had they made that a link you could copy the url easier and send to the phone.

I've been around in...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-15-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By rileyrg
Some intern at Opera who got landed with the...

Some intern at Opera who got landed with the "tidy the web" project will be getting his arse kicked I daresay :-)
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-15-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By rileyrg
Opera Mini : trouble downloading

I keep going around in circles trying to download Opera mini. Anyone managed the OTA link recently either from mini.opera.com or the sms they send? When I click on the "download" link I just end up...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-14-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,132
Posted By rileyrg
How much play time do you get compared to the...

How much play time do you get compared to the standard 2400 battery? I heard about 30 more minutes. That certainly would not be a solution for me:-;
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-14-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By rileyrg
You think thats just as easy as clicking on an...

You think thats just as easy as clicking on an icon?

Lets see:

1) Click on an icon, confirm

or

2) Fiddle with cover, click it opne, place in safe place, fiddle with battery and remove, keeping...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-14-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By rileyrg
Constantly removing the battery for issues where...

Constantly removing the battery for issues where you have no clue for whether it helps or not is not good advice. It creates unnecessary wear and tear on the back panel and battery contacts IMO.

It...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-13-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By rileyrg
blackberry storm quickpull - Google Search...

blackberry storm quickpull - Google Search (http://www.google.com/search?q=blackberry+storm+quickpull)
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-13-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,848
Posted By rileyrg
Depends I think. They (or components of them) are...

Depends I think. They (or components of them) are running as they are "core" apps. I made the mistake of deleting BB MEssenger at one stage and effectively broke my phone! I have never used BB...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-13-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By rileyrg
Soft Reset v Quickpull and more battery life.

I have been reasonably vocal on the subject of battery life. The following things changed in my usage recently and the battery life has dramatically improved. I recently got rid of StormSlider and...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-13-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,848
Posted By rileyrg
Your reply is where on the list then? Look, ...

Your reply is where on the list then? Look, friendly and good tips are great! No doubt. But to suggest at this stage in the Storm's life that a new thread telling people to close apps is "good...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-13-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,848
Posted By rileyrg
Did you think so? Basically it's pretty obvious...

Did you think so? Basically it's pretty obvious to close apps you are not using to save resources.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-12-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By rileyrg
Pulling the battery would probably have zero...

Pulling the battery would probably have zero affect on a media disk with errors. What has happened is probably that he rebooted before the disk buffers were properly written. This happened to me once...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-11-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,599
Posted By rileyrg
It would have been a strange design to leave it...

It would have been a strange design to leave it "locked" when unholstering it IMO. People unholster something to use it as a general rule. e.g when I it on my desk I leave it in the holster primarily...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-10-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,599
Posted By rileyrg
When you say "lock" do you mean just in standby...

When you say "lock" do you mean just in standby mode or with a password protect?

Why would you want it to stay in standby when you remove it from the holster?
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-10-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By rileyrg
The camera really is quite incredibly bad isn't...

The camera really is quite incredibly bad isn't it? I would prefer they didnt use the full screen for the view finder, but just a quarter or so if it speeded up the picture acquisition. An idea for a...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-10-2009, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By rileyrg
Thats not a "fix". Thats a new feature.

Thats not a "fix". Thats a new feature.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-10-2009, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By rileyrg
Thats not a "fix". Thats an enhancement.

Thats not a "fix". Thats an enhancement.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-10-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,132
Posted By rileyrg
There are apps to play radio from the net. I...

There are apps to play radio from the net. I never got one working here in Germany though.

What is battery life when using the BS to play music? Its bad enough when in standby, I can only imagine...
Forum: BlackBerry Themes 07-09-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By rileyrg
Just to be sure: options/advanced...

Just to be sure:

options/advanced options/applications

Look there.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-09-2009, 03:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By rileyrg
The accelerometer does seem slow. Can you really...

The accelerometer does seem slow. Can you really play reaction games with it or does it only stick when changing screen orientation?
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-08-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By rileyrg
If they promised you ONE fix what would it be?

Running 141, if I was told I could request one fix I wondered what it would be? Would it be the long startup time for the camera or would it be .... Yes ....

My #1 fix request would be:

When...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-08-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By rileyrg
Similar here. Infuriating. A load of photos taken...

Similar here. Infuriating. A load of photos taken in the sun where I had not checked the geolocator icon were without it.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-07-2009, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,327
Posted By rileyrg
Interesting - I tried Quickpull and it seems to...

Interesting - I tried Quickpull and it seems to have one over on softreset. But why won't it perform scheduled resets when in the holster? Must be a good reason.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-07-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,103
Posted By rileyrg
Correct. But it still keeps applications alive it...

Correct. But it still keeps applications alive it seems. I can only assume that is using power too or does it somehow suspend the app to solid state memory?
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-06-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By rileyrg
The bottom keys are/were the issue with the...

The bottom keys are/were the issue with the Otter. I think the dust issue is more myth than reality though. I like the fact that you say its thin. But to be honest I have gone back to just using the...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-06-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By rileyrg
What's your feeling on the protection it provides?

What's your feeling on the protection it provides?
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