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BlackBerry users around the world talk overheating UPDATED


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After I wrote about the BlackBerry Bold in Japan overheating, I got a swarm of emails from people saying they’ve had similar overheating problems in their home country. Here are some examples:

From Spain (about Romania):

The first time I traveled to Romania with my new Bold it got VERY hot. Also the battery was consumed in 2 or 3 hours. I was permanently charging it and at the same time it was getting hotter and hotter. Although there was able a 3G network I changed the mode to 2G. Then, the overheating problem disappeared and the battery become useful for 1.5 days. My point is the device had some troubles to connect properly with the local network and was permanently looking for a better signal consuming extra battery and producing hot.

From Singapore:

I brought my bb bold a month ago & experience overheating yesterday. The battery just drain off and it felt very hot. I m staying in singapore. Is it a battery problem. I believe oem battery may be a problem instead of device.

From America about Indonesia:

I bought a Telstra bold in Indonesia, with firmware   I was having trouble with the radio losing signal even in high signal areas.   I upgraded to firmware and started to experience heading problems around the center of the unit and rapid battery depletion.    I upgraded further to firmware and the problem went away.

Thanks for all your emails!

If you have experienced overheating, comment with details about what happened and where you were at the time.

UPDATE: I just got another email, this one from Australia:

I am comms admin for an Australian business, we just upgraded some of our users to new blackberry bold’s and guess what? They are overheating like cakes and shutdown by it self and you can never switch them back on again till after a long time waiting.


Orange and RIM launch the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in Romania


BlackBerry Curve 8900

Press Release

Orange Romania and Research In Motion today launched the BlackBerry Curve 8900. In addition to exceptional phone, email, messaging, organizer, web browser and multimedia applications, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone features global connectivity support, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, a next generation 512Mhz processor and a stunning hi-resolution display.

”We believe that in 2009 this new BlackBerry smartphone will play a significant role in the smartphone market in Romania. Customers will easily recognize the optimal combination of price, design, functionality and services. Orange smartphone sales have grown by 20% in 2008 comparing to 2007 and we are positive that launching smarpthones such as the BlackBerry Curve 8900, which combines industry leading email and Internet access services with rich multimedia capabilities, will greatly appeal to our customers,” stated Razvan Sturza, Product Manager Orange Romania.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is available in all Orange shops and partners’ stores in Romania. Prices range from 229 EUR to 329 EUR depending on the BlackBerry tariff plan chosen.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 features

Vodafone brings BlackBerry Storm to Romania


I wonder how many Romanian BlackBerry Cool readers there are? Probably not many. But that’s not important. What’s important is bringing you ALL the BlackBerry news we possibly can including the launch of the BB Storm in Romania. Vodafone has partnered with RIM to launch the device and details on the Internet are really uncertain. If you check Google news, there are mixed reports due to some confusion between device names. Some reports such as this one, talk about the Storm but say “Bold” in the headline. Thoughts?

[UPDATE: Thanks to our readers who told us the launch date is December 18th. Multumesc!]



Orange launches BlackBerry Bold in Romania


Orange Romania LogoDid anyone else notice during Jim Balsillie’s keynote at CTIA how he always prefaced the AT&T Bold launch in early October with the word ‘hopefully’? I wonder why he didn’t also mention how hopeful he was for Orange and our Romanian friends? Busting right out of Bucharest, Orange and RIM jointly announced the launch of the BlackBerry Bold in Romania today. Part of the France Telecom group, Orange is nothing to sneeze at with 10 million subscribers in Romania, making it at least as big as Rogers here in the frozen North.

“We are glad to offer our customers the 3G-enabled BlackBerry Bold smartphone. Orange continues to bring the latest products and solutions to the Romanian market and currently offers four BlackBerry smartphones and a wide range of BlackBerry smartphone tariff plans,” stated Razvan Sturza, Orange Romania Product Manager.

The BlackBerry Bold, already available for Orange corporate customers, can now be found in Orange storefronts, ranging from 349 Euros – 439 Euros depending on the BlackBerry smartphone tariff plan chosen.

Read the Ultimate BlackBerry Bold Review (with full device specs)

(via RIM)

Orange Romania BlackBerry Bold press release

BlackBerry 8700 gets OS 4.5


BlackBerry 8700Not one to be taken out back just yet, the BlackBerry 8700 can now get in on all of the OS 4.5 fun that the Curve, Pearl and 8800 have recently received. The guts didn’t change too much from the BlackBerry 8700 to the BlackBerry 8100, so you’ll likely see them both supported until they’re kicked to the curb. Do you guys think the 8700 will make the OS 4.6 cut? 4.7? You can grab the latest handheld software for the BlackBerry 8700 from Orange Romania here. They’ve also got the software for a bunch of other devices if you haven’t upgraded yet.

(via BerryReview)


BlackBerry 8320 lands in Romania


RomaniaThe Wi-Fi Curve was announced today by Orange in Romania. To kick off the event, they’re throwing in 1 GB microSD cards with the handset. Orange’s BlackBerry lineup in Romania was starting to look a little stale, so the 8320 should liven things up a fair bit. No price available yet, but you can expect something in the range of 200€ with a two-year contract.