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Anyone else using a BlackBerry?
« on: March 07, 2010, 11:16:23 AM »
I picked up a BlackBerry 8530 the other day.

I was not happy with the default browsers (blackberry, firefox, IE) that come with it, but after some searching I found the Opera Mini.

I have only been using the Opera Mini browser for a short time, but have already found it more user friendly and a lot faster then the other three browsers that come with my blackberry.

To help protect my blackberry I put it in a Otter Box - Defender Case.

Even though there are many Blackberry Apps that I have already found useful there are a couple things I wish there were a app for that I could not find.

Being I already know some programming I'm going to read Beginning BlackBerry Development and see if I can create some of my own programs for the blackberry.

Anyone else using a blackberry?

If so what do you like or dislike about it?




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Re: Anyone else using a BlackBerry?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 01:04:44 PM »
Here are a couple images of our site on the blackberry using the Opera Mini browser.

One really nice feature of the Opera Mini browser is word wrap.
Opera Mini will automatically word wrap text so you don't have to scroll back and forth to read post or any other text.  O0





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Re: Anyone else using a BlackBerry?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 01:10:19 PM »
Wow, that looks like fun.  O0

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Re: Anyone else using a BlackBerry?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 01:52:39 PM »
I have a Motorola Q9M that Ive had a couple of years.  Ive been looking at some of the blackberrys.

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Re: Anyone else using a BlackBerry?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010, 02:17:18 PM »
Musta put you back a bundle. How much does it cost? Are you bundled? Is it by the minute or unlimited surfing?
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Re: Anyone else using a BlackBerry?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2010, 03:05:36 PM »
Musta put you back a bundle. How much does it cost? Are you bundled? Is it by the minute or unlimited surfing?

The phone itself was only $50 after rebates and with a one year contract.
The monthly fee that you have to pay to use the thing is were they make there money.

The smart phone package I got end up being about $20 more a month then what I was already paying. The package includes unlimited text and internet.
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Re: Anyone else using a BlackBerry?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 05:28:55 AM »
I use the Blackberry Storm2 myself...couldn't be happier! I especially like the 16 GB of memory.
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Re: Anyone else using a BlackBerry?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2010, 12:07:13 PM »
Repair-man how long have you been using a blackberry?

I have only had my blackberry for a week now, but I must say it's the most amazing piece of technology I have ever worked with.

Last night I wrote my first App for the blackberry.



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Re: Anyone else using a BlackBerry?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2010, 02:25:00 PM »
I've had this one since New Years day. What kind of apps are you capable of making? Anything we can use in the field?

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Re: Anyone else using a BlackBerry?
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2010, 04:02:05 PM »
I'm just learning how apps are made at this point.

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Re: Anyone else using a BlackBerry?
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2010, 10:46:12 PM »
boss got us blackberrys

i find the buttons are too small and the screen display is useless to say look at parts breakdowns etc

so its just an expensive toy and a useless phone

i'd rather have a laptop and any cheap flip phone i can hold with my ear/shoulder so i can write while on the phone

my opinion is partly due to the fact that i'm half deaf so the speaker phone is of no use to me
and after losing 2 bluetooth in water i have stopped buying those  :P

i do like the voice dial, just dont save the names home and mom, cause the phone never gets it right  >:(
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