Broken link day at BlackBerry Cool – Win $50! UPDATE

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So Friday was apparently broken link day at BlackBerryCool. Both Mapquest 4 Mobile and Instafind were dead links and BBCool readers were not happy. My bad. My BlackBerry wasn’t working that day so I couldn’t check the links. I feel bad about the mess up so I’m running a giveaway contest in the hopes of making it up to the community.

Leave a comment about your latest BlackBerry frustration and win $50 to redeem at our store. The best comment will get a coupon emailed to them to be redeemed whenever you want.

UPDATE: Wow! Thanks so much for all your comments. It seems the BlackBerry Nation has a lot of frustration to vent and I wish I could give you all $50. I know it’s what everyone needs to feel better these days. I had to give the coupon to Matt for the following comment:

So I use my Blackberry for everything I do. I really mean that. Every single thing that I need to remember goes into my calendar. Some people say that thats not a good idea because then I will NEVER remember anything! Well…I guess they were right.
I have been dating the love of my life for 6 months now. She is everything to me. I even got her to buy an 8330 so we could BBM! Well, our six month anniversary was coming up and I think thats pretty big (as did she). I had it in my BB calendar to remind me 5 days before to go buy a gift and make a reservation for dinner. Well, it is midterms at school right now and I have been really busy! Lots of emails coming in and emails being sent. Lots of appointments being put into the calendar and well, I just became overwhelmed. This would not have been a problem if my calendar worked correctly but it seems as though my Blackberry started to leak memory. It got really low and started dumping appointments. (I think it does those before messages, right?) Yeah, you can see where this is going. (And yes, I DO backup to my Mac using PocketMac but I guess the appointment got deleted and overwrote the latest backup!)
I ended up ROYALLY screwing up and on the day of our anniversary, I had NOTHING. She got me an amazing watch and I was sitting there with nothing. Needless to say, she was really ticked off and I was in the dog house. I made it up to her though. I bought A LOT of flowers, a nice Tiffany’s necklace, and made reservations at the first place we ever had dinner as a couple. It was a very special night, but for the rest of our relationship, she is going to have the infamous “Blackberry memory leak” on me. I really want to say it was all my fault (I mean, I SHOULD remember that special day, right) but the Blackberry really should remind me, no? When I saw the look of sadness in Michelle’s eyes on our 6 month, it really stabbed my heart. I’m probably gonna have to also buy her a Niagara to make up for this!
That “Blackberry Frustration” could have cost me the love of my life…someone I want to spend forever with.

Pretty bad story, right?

I liked it for the following reasons:
-He relies on his BlackBerry for everything and he’s in trouble without it.
-His story touched me (I’m a sucker for romance).
-I want him to buy his gf something nice.
-The problem he describes seems fairly common yet avoidable.

Also, Mike Rubin, your comment really bummed me out.

  • Erie

    I press a button on my storm nothing happens i press again and again. The phone rings with my number one client and all the button pressing kicks in and i flash from screen to screen and by the time i have regained control i have hung up on my client

  • http://shali.atspace.com/ Scotto

    When I got my Curve 8320, I immediately installed the desktop manager software. I then started having trouble with the email service. I was getting the dreaded RIM Server emails. I called my carrier’s tech support and left a message. I also submitted a tech support request on their website. After 2 weeks of no response, i decided to do a little research on my own. I searched many different support forums and determined that my installation of DM installed as BES rather then the BIS that i needed. However, I also determined that every time I attempted to reinstall the software, it did not prompt me for the type of installation I required. After much research and much more frustration, I determined that the problem was with my Windows Installer. After updating my version of Windows Installer, I re-installed DM and all was right with the world. Now here comes the good part: the very next day, I received an email from my carrier. This non-intelligible message was addressed to some woman (who was obviously not me) and apologized for tech support being backed up. I immediately replied, stating that I solved the issue myself and wont be contacting their support again and received an apology and the assurance that in the future my issue would be dealt with properly. I hope i didn’t get anyone fired.

  • http://shali.atspace.com Scotto

    When I got my Curve 8320, I immediately installed the desktop manager software. I then started having trouble with the email service. I was getting the dreaded RIM Server emails. I called my carrier’s tech support and left a message. I also submitted a tech support request on their website. After 2 weeks of no response, i decided to do a little research on my own. I searched many different support forums and determined that my installation of DM installed as BES rather then the BIS that i needed. However, I also determined that every time I attempted to reinstall the software, it did not prompt me for the type of installation I required. After much research and much more frustration, I determined that the problem was with my Windows Installer. After updating my version of Windows Installer, I re-installed DM and all was right with the world. Now here comes the good part: the very next day, I received an email from my carrier. This non-intelligible message was addressed to some woman (who was obviously not me) and apologized for tech support being backed up. I immediately replied, stating that I solved the issue myself and wont be contacting their support again and received an apology and the assurance that in the future my issue would be dealt with properly. I hope i didn’t get anyone fired.

  • dave

    I’m tired of every other thing I do on my 8330 curve giving me the spiining hourglass for what seems like an eternity

  • dave

    I’m tired of every other thing I do on my 8330 curve giving me the spiining hourglass for what seems like an eternity

  • http://brianfeener.com/ brian

    i was in a verizon store with a friend and playing around with the blackberry storms. i picked up both of the display models and both felt different typing than the model I have. It wasn’t night and day, but it was enough that I could determine that there was a model that typed smoother on the edges than mine did. in addition to that, the *click sounded different on each. needless to say, i was angry that my phone did not match up to the display models. Now I just want one of the new curves and to be done with this damn thing.

  • http://brianfeener.com/ brian

    i was in a verizon store with a friend and playing around with the blackberry storms. i picked up both of the display models and both felt different typing than the model I have. It wasn’t night and day, but it was enough that I could determine that there was a model that typed smoother on the edges than mine did. in addition to that, the *click sounded different on each. needless to say, i was angry that my phone did not match up to the display models. Now I just want one of the new curves and to be done with this damn thing.

  • http://brianfeener.com brian

    i was in a verizon store with a friend and playing around with the blackberry storms. i picked up both of the display models and both felt different typing than the model I have. It wasn’t night and day, but it was enough that I could determine that there was a model that typed smoother on the edges than mine did. in addition to that, the *click sounded different on each. needless to say, i was angry that my phone did not match up to the display models. Now I just want one of the new curves and to be done with this damn thing.

  • CoolBB

    Hope.
    Nope.
    Broken Link.
    Nothing.
    Try?
    Broken Heart.
    Everything.

  • CoolBB

    Hope.
    Nope.
    Broken Link.
    Nothing.
    Try?
    Broken Heart.
    Everything.

  • Dan

    All is forgiven! Go forth and sin no more! ;-)

  • Dan

    All is forgiven! Go forth and sin no more! ;-)

  • Tdburn

    Congratulations…..on screwing everything up and blaming it on your Blackberry! Ha ha just playing.

  • Tdburn

    Congratulations…..on screwing everything up and blaming it on your Blackberry! Ha ha just playing.

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  • Mary-Jane

    I decided to change carriers and get a blackberry curve 8320, and I waited a week for the changeover. On the day I took it home, I had to take it back because it kept resetting itself all the time. Then I waited three weeks for a new one to arrive. The new one doesn’t reset itself but the web browser broke after about a week and I haven’t had time to look into that yet. And I put my old Palm contacts into my Mac agenda but when I try to sync the Blackberry with Pocketmac it doesn’t work. Not to mention that it couldn’t load google sync. But I’m freelance and I just need to check my email, which I have as a carrier service, so as long as that keeps working I’m okay. Although I haven’t received a physical bill yet (even though an amount has been deducted from my bank account) because the people in the shop insisted that having an incorrect fictional address put in by my previous carrier didn’t matter but customer service just rang this week to check my address, so I guess my bill might be somewhere down the coast. In spite of everything am generally very happy with the Blackberry!

  • Mary-Jane

    I decided to change carriers and get a blackberry curve 8320, and I waited a week for the changeover. On the day I took it home, I had to take it back because it kept resetting itself all the time. Then I waited three weeks for a new one to arrive. The new one doesn’t reset itself but the web browser broke after about a week and I haven’t had time to look into that yet. And I put my old Palm contacts into my Mac agenda but when I try to sync the Blackberry with Pocketmac it doesn’t work. Not to mention that it couldn’t load google sync. But I’m freelance and I just need to check my email, which I have as a carrier service, so as long as that keeps working I’m okay. Although I haven’t received a physical bill yet (even though an amount has been deducted from my bank account) because the people in the shop insisted that having an incorrect fictional address put in by my previous carrier didn’t matter but customer service just rang this week to check my address, so I guess my bill might be somewhere down the coast. In spite of everything am generally very happy with the Blackberry!

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    Recently my bb 8900 javelin has the sticky unscrollable problem and I dont like the idea of disassembling or replacing any hardwares. A friend of mine recommend me to http://www.unique-stuff.co.cc/fixing_sticky_blackberry_trackball.html they have some tricks but i try the rotating straw technique, and i have my trackball working again now..