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Old 05-16-2007, 07:31 AM   #41
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I'm curious to know if you found a 8830-specific Seido case or you're using the case for the 8800. It was my understanding that the 8830s are a bit taller than the 8800s.
I purchased the 8800 case and it seems to work fine. Since I don't have an 8800, I can't really tell if it fits the same or not. Seems to be fine to me either way. I'll try to find someone in my office with an 8800 to see if it looks the same on theirs.

I have to admit that I did remove the skin and use it just with the Seidio holster. This seems to work best for me...it's as flat/thin on my hip as a Q.
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:54 AM   #42
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So, did Verizon really cripple the GPS?
Yes. You expected something else?
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:56 AM   #43
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Out of curiosity, anyone use the factory BlackBerry skin for the 8800/8830 here? -
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What do y'all think of the general quality of the OEM skin as compared to a Seidio or Body Glove Scuba Suit?
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:02 AM   #44
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They never have. I use it on my 8703e daily. I find it hard to believe they suddenly would on this unit. Besides, Sprint's product information page clearly states GPS enabled.
That is just great, 8830 here I come (at least when it becomes available hahahah)
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:29 AM   #45
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Here is the million dollar question.....how is the call volume? Better or worse than the 8703e?
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:43 AM   #46
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I'm confused here, I thought VZW phones did not use SIM cards, why is this phone using one? IIRC SIm cards are only for GSM phones, not CDMA
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:03 AM   #47
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I'm confused here, I thought VZW phones did not use SIM cards, why is this phone using one? IIRC SIm cards are only for GSM phones, not CDMA
Paladin, welcome to BlackBerryForums.com

The Verizon Wireless Blackberry 8830 is the first hybrid BlackBerry device.
It's both CDMA and GSM.
CDMA within the United States and some other CDMA covered areas, and GSM roaming abilities while traveling abroad in a GSM covered area. It has a SIM card for the GSM services.
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:23 AM   #48
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so have we came to a conclusion... Does the 8830 fit in a 8800 case?
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:25 AM   #49
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so have we came to a conclusion... Does the 8830 fit in a 8800 case?
BlackBerry's OEM accessories shopping site shows the same cases for both models. You may want to check on part #s though.
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:26 AM   #50
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Here's another question... So is the phone locked or unlocked?
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:28 AM   #51
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Here's another question... So is the phone locked or unlocked?
It is locked to vodaphone's network overseas if I am not mistaken as they are verizon's parent company.
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:32 AM   #52
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Here's another question... So is the phone locked or unlocked?
From the factory, it's locked...but that ain't going to stop third party unlocking solutions
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:37 AM   #53
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I have a theme question....Is it possible to move the icons I use most often from the menu to the main screen? I'd like to have things like my calender, address book, etc more easily available. I don't care what theme I use but would like to customize the main screen for what I use most.

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Gentle bump on Jumanji's theme question. I moved around some icons on the menu screen, but would like to add calendar and maybe Pocket Day to the main screen and dump one or two of the main screen icons back to the menu screen.

How can this be accomplished???

Thanks in advance. Jeff
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can someone post a picture of what the theme looks like on the 8830? How many themes are on the phone?
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:44 AM   #55
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:23 AM   #56
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Gentle bump on Jumanji's theme question. I moved around some icons on the menu screen, but would like to add calendar and maybe Pocket Day to the main screen and dump one or two of the main screen icons back to the menu screen.

How can this be accomplished???

Thanks in advance. Jeff
Jeff,

I've been playing around and this is what I found. The first 5 icons under the menu with all the icons (when you hit the menu key from the main menu) will be the 5 that are shown on the main menu. If you move the 5 icons you use most often to the top row, those are the ones that are displayed on the main menu screen. I'd still like to get more than 5 icons on the main screen but this is an acceptable compromise I suppose.
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Did y'all activate the 8830 with or without the GSM-SIM card installed? Wonder if it needs to be reactivated while roaming with the GSM card, and how that would work, since an update while roaming couldnt be done over Verizon's home coverage area...
Anyone with Motorola or Samsung CDMA/GSM hybrid world phones on VZW network chime in?
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can someone post a picture of what the theme looks like on the 8830? How many themes are on the phone?
I don't really have any way to post a picture but there are 4 themes installed by default:

1. Default Verizon theme which doesn't seem half bad now that I found out how to get the icons I want on the main screen.
2. BB Demension Zen which is exactly like the Zen on the 7130. 5 icons are listed vertically on the left hand side of the screen.
3. BB Dimension Today which has the cloud background of the Zen but has text notifications of subject emails and calendar appointments
4. Dimension Icon which also has the Zen clouds but has ALL the icons on the main screen.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:29 AM   #59
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how did you get such a good deal?!
I'm really not sure. I ordered it from my Rep and thats the price he provided me. We're a fairly large enterprise customer though.
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Yes. You expected something else?
I guess not. Geez, I'd hate to be a Verizon customer.
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