BlackBerry’s sky high reception

Literally, my friends. Literally. Thanks to our new pal Chris Thomas and his Pour Out blog for this tidbit. On a flight back to his homebase, Chris was probably checking his ‘Berry for the 254th out of 357 times on the plane when he noticed that his device was getting a solid reception signal - at 37,000 feet! Chris says that sure, there’s no way you can tell from the shot that he’s in the air, but we agree with his retort - who would make this up? Thanks, Mr. T.

Comments [8 Responses]

March 8th, 2007 at 10:28 am

A lot of execs will still carry the old RIM 9xx devices that work on Mobitex because they get reception on their private jets.

Has something to do with the Mobitex working on a different spectrum.

March 8th, 2007 at 2:31 pm

can i get a screenshot or two of that new theme. I don’t have the 8700 and can’t see it on my 8100.


Austin Friedman
March 11th, 2007 at 2:32 pm

I want that theme please email it to me.

March 12th, 2007 at 3:04 pm

I’ve had a few instances on planes over the US where I left the BB turned on and it’s picked up a few emails.

The problem is that all that hunting for cell towers five miles below sucks the battery life. It’s not really practical or reliable.

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