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Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 05-23-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,160
Posted By Modeler
Wait until you use it over the work week before...

Wait until you use it over the work week before you come to any conclusions. My BB battery life on the weekend is fantastic compared to the work day because I get only 10% of usual email traffic.
Forum: Social Networking 02-27-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,419
Posted By Modeler
Oh boy. You said "the r word". Now Sarah Palin...

Oh boy. You said "the r word". Now Sarah Palin will come to your bedroom at night and cut off your private parts.
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 02-12-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 65,812
Posted By Modeler
No caller ID or voice mail notification or any...

No caller ID or voice mail notification or any other issues with this or previous versions of OS. Battery life is improved over earlier versions, but I don't notice any difference from the recent...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 11-29-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,417
Posted By Modeler
You don't need a new battery, you need a new OS. ...

You don't need a new battery, you need a new OS. After I upgraded to OS 5, my battery life has doubled. It's real! I've had the 8900 for about 9 months now, and I usually got one and a half to two...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 11-03-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 31,877
Posted By Modeler
The battery life is vastly improved on my 8900...

The battery life is vastly improved on my 8900 after upgrade. I can now go two full days without charge and still have 2 bars left at the end of 2 days (this is with heavy email traffic). In the...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 07-10-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,592
Posted By Modeler
Our company uses SameTime v7.5.1, and we do have...

Our company uses SameTime v7.5.1, and we do have a Blackberry version of the SameTime client available. I've been using it for about 6 months, and I absolutely love it! The version of the...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 06-01-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,211
Posted By Modeler
1. I had 8310 and I now have 8900. There is...

1. I had 8310 and I now have 8900. There is really no difference in terms of keyboard size and usability.

2. I had a 3G Blackberry (Storm on Verizon) and found it be not noticeably faster in...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 05-06-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By Modeler
Nope, this has nothing to do with the case...

Nope, this has nothing to do with the case pushing buttons. I use a T-mobile holster maid by Speck. It does not push any buttons. The only possible explanation seems to be related to the sleep...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 05-05-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By Modeler
The OS makes no difference for me whatsoever....

The OS makes no difference for me whatsoever. Still loosing battery life about 30% faster when in the holster (sleeping).
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-30-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,726
Posted By Modeler
Never had to pull the battery out on the 8900. ...

Never had to pull the battery out on the 8900. Had it for about 6 weeks now. Had to do it for the Storm quite frequently...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-26-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By Modeler
Presence of a magnet that enables sleep mode is...

Presence of a magnet that enables sleep mode is not a guarantee of reduced battery drain. The Speck holster sold by T-mobile for 8900 has the sleeper function that works perfectly, yet drains...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-26-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,647
Posted By Modeler
Actually, this has nothing to do with the issue...

Actually, this has nothing to do with the issue presented by the OP. The Speck holster sold by T-mobile for 8900 DOES have the magnet in the right place, and it DOES put the 8900 to sleep every...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-26-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,922
Posted By Modeler
For me the holster is the culprit

I used to have great batter life (more than 2.5 days) in the first three weeks I had the 8900 when I carried it in my pants pocket. Then I got a T-mobile holster with sleeper magnet, and now my...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-15-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,654
Posted By Modeler
Bought a $13 "OEM" battery from Hong Kong. Looks...

Bought a $13 "OEM" battery from Hong Kong. Looks a lot like the battery that came with my 8900, but not exactly. It provides me with exactly the same 2.5 days of running time as the OEM battery. ...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-15-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,866
Posted By Modeler
Seidio Holster Could Use Improvement

I've had a Seidio holster for my 8310 and didn't like it much for one reason: the attachment point on the belt clip is too high on the holster (essentially in the center) making the holster sit too...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-15-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By Modeler
I've had the 8900 for 3 weeks now, and find it to...

I've had the 8900 for 3 weeks now, and find it to be superior to my previous 8310 in every way. I just love this device! Others have already identified the specific areas of differences.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-20-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,854
Posted By Modeler
I just switched to 8900 from Storm. Had the...

I just switched to 8900 from Storm. Had the storm for close to 2 months. I didn't hate it, but I frequently longed for my previous berry -- Curve 8310. So now I've happily switched to 8900. Love...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 02-14-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,612
Posted By Modeler
The card is under the battery. The easiest way to...

The card is under the battery. The easiest way to remove it is to use an eraser (like on the tip of a pencil) to slide it out. Comes right out.

But don't get your hopes up. It make zero...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 01-14-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,266
Posted By Modeler
Enter key is in the lower bottom portion of the...

Enter key is in the lower bottom portion of the on-screen keyboard where you would expect it.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 01-14-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Modeler
Hitting the BB key is the fastest method. Maybe...

Hitting the BB key is the fastest method. Maybe you don't realize that you don't need to touch the Send command in the menu. All you need to do is hit the BB button again. In other words, you just...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 12-25-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,112
Posted By Modeler
They are both leather.

They are both leather.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 07-17-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,074
Posted By Modeler
Uninstall and reinstall the Google program. It...

Uninstall and reinstall the Google program. It works fine on my Curve. I have two Google accounts. E-mail to one gets pulled to my Blackberry. I use Google Mail application to check the other account.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 07-17-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By Modeler
I bought a 2Gb Kingston card from Buy.com. After...

I bought a 2Gb Kingston card from Buy.com. After $10 Google check out discount and after rebate the total cost was like $7. It worked right away without any issues. Didn't have to format it or prep...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 07-17-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,196
Posted By Modeler
I was getting this message for my personal...

I was getting this message for my personal e-mail. So I went ahead and deleted the personal e-mail setup completely through the Web interface at mycingular.blackberry.com and then set it up from the...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 07-02-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,445
Posted By Modeler
Me too!!!!

Me too!!!!
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-25-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By Modeler
That is my complaint about the Seido holster for...

That is my complaint about the Seido holster for the 8700c as well. While I like it overally and use it as my primary holster, the low position of the clip makes the top of the BB stick into my gut...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-25-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,838
Posted By Modeler
What kind of holster does it have?

Does the 8800 come with a plastic holster standard? I really liked the 8700c holster, except for the fact that the retaining clips wear out after awhile. If the 8800 comes with a holster, how does it...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-16-2006, 03:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,524
Posted By Modeler
Have an 04 TL with 8700c. Works great! Get both...

Have an 04 TL with 8700c. Works great! Get both the signal and battery strength, and the caller ID.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 07-10-2006, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,843
Posted By Modeler
I have a Cingular 8700c, but the Telstra upgrade...

I have a Cingular 8700c, but the Telstra upgrade seems to be for 8700g. Will it work with 8700c? Thanks.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 06-01-2006, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,549
Posted By Modeler
I recently realized that in the decade of having...

I recently realized that in the decade of having cell-phones I have never kept a device for more than a year. Something newer and better always comes out and I have to have it. So I'm not concerned...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 06-01-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,549
Posted By Modeler
Yes, I considered this danger, but I'm always...

Yes, I considered this danger, but I'm always very careful when bending or running or going down the stairs to put my hand on the BB, no matter what case it is in. I have to weigh the danger of...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 06-01-2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,549
Posted By Modeler
I bought three different cases/holsters that are...

I bought three different cases/holsters that are highly rated on this forum and I'm back to using the OEM holster that came with my BB. I have the SEIDO hoslster, Blackberry leather case and another...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 04-26-2006, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,739
Posted By Modeler
When I first got my 8700c, it was my first BB...

When I first got my 8700c, it was my first BB device. So like any normal cell phone user I put it in the holster face-out. But after a couple of days I read something about the sleep function and...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 04-26-2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,384
Posted By Modeler
I've created a new profile where I have Vibrate...

I've created a new profile where I have Vibrate for calls and low-volume Tone Notifier_Cricket for messages. I'm very happy with this arrangement.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 04-25-2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By Modeler
I bought this case on E-bay, but no longer use...

I bought this case on E-bay, but no longer use it. It is WAY too big for the 8700c! It's more than half an inch wider and also thicker than it needs to be. The BB is rolling around loose in it. I...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 04-25-2006, 09:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,380
Posted By Modeler
I've been using Gmail with my Blackberry on...

I've been using Gmail with my Blackberry on Cingular for several months now and don't have this problem. One thing that you may need to do is change the Gmail option for handling mail retrieved...
Forum: BBF Reviews 04-18-2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,203
Posted By Modeler
I've been using mine for a few days and generaly...

I've been using mine for a few days and generaly like it, but have one complaint: the clip sits too high for my taste. Using the OEM holster the BB hangs about 2/3 below the belt and 1/3 above it....
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 04-12-2006, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,599
Posted By Modeler
The ugliest thing I've ever seen!!!

The ugliest thing I've ever seen!!!
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 04-06-2006, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Modeler
Top USB port on the Thinkpads is usually not...

Top USB port on the Thinkpads is usually not powered. Try the bottom port.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 03-29-2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By Modeler
That's too funny! :smile: So you're using your...

That's too funny! :smile: So you're using your Blackberry like 50-60% of the time. That barely leaves any time to eat and go to bathroom...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 03-15-2006, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Modeler
I don't get it: why does the cradle come with an...

I don't get it: why does the cradle come with an AC adapter? Does it come with some kind of a short dongle from the cradle to connect to the USB port on the 8700 for charging?
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 03-14-2006, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,778
Posted By Modeler
I don't know how 8700c compares to other BBs, but...

I don't know how 8700c compares to other BBs, but it certainly is NOT a great voice device. It's not the worst, but it doesn't come close to the best GSM phones from Nokia and Motorola. Certain types...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 03-13-2006, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
Posted By Modeler
Is there any reason you're not calling T-mobile's...

Is there any reason you're not calling T-mobile's technical support??? That would be the first thing I would do, if I had such serious problems.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-21-2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By Modeler
This is a known issue with RF performance of...

This is a known issue with RF performance of Blackberries that I've seen mentioned in more than one professional review. I highly doubt that downloading new OS version has any chance of fixing this...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-03-2006, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By Modeler
I appreciated the suggestion. Went and looked at...

I appreciated the suggestion. Went and looked at the description and it sounds like a useful product for a numer of reasons, including my original query. One catch is the price. $20 seems pretty...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-03-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,299
Posted By Modeler
No F-ing way! Cameras in phones are a plague!

No F-ing way! Cameras in phones are a plague!
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-03-2006, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By Modeler
Nobody? Common! There's got to be a solution!

Nobody? Common! There's got to be a solution!
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-02-2006, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,553
Posted By Modeler
I can see the "exposure to elements" part, if you...

I can see the "exposure to elements" part, if you routinely walk in the rain without some sort of a coat on, but what's this about scratches and slipping off? The screen of the BB is facing in, when...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-02-2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By Modeler
Question Can I make it vibrate just once?

In the Vibrate profile messages result in the 8700c vibrating twice with a gap of about a second. So in order to know that the vibration is being caused by a phone call as opposed to message, I have...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-02-2006, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,553
Posted By Modeler
I see all these posts about leather cases and...

I see all these posts about leather cases and pouches and I'm curious if I'm the only one who loves the OEM plastic case. I find it to be great: slim, and unobtrusive, easy to get the BB in and out,...
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