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Transferring Address Book for New Audi and BMW Owners

Friday, April 28th, 2006

BlackBerry devices running OS 4.1 or later can integrate and transfer the address book on the Blackberry directly to 2006 Audi and BMW models equipped with Bluetooth car kits. Instructions for pairing and transferring your address book are below:
1. Configure Address Book transfer options by going to Options -> Bluetooth.
2. Click the trackwheel and select […]

Push Weather Information Right To Your Blackberry

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

In a demonstration of the “push” capabilities of the Blackberry technology, RIM has released a push weather information service. You can register for the service to get weather information pushed directly to your handheld either once or twice a day. This service is not new, it’s atleast a year old but use to only function […]

Hiding Sent Emails

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Is your message screen getting full and it takes you too long to find that one email. With most Blackberry users, the answer is more than likely yes, seeing how we’re all crackberry addicts typing away emails 24 hours a day. When they say a clean house is a happy house, it is also true […]

Unlock Hidden Blackberry Theme, Zen

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Those sneaky guys at RIM decided to leave out one of the nicest themes there is available for the Blackberry 8700. The Zen theme, which is hidden by default is a fresh new concept which emphasizes the background instead of the icons or text menus. Instead of scrolling through icons like other themes, the theme […]

Adding contacts via Blackberry Internet Service

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

If you have a whole bunch of contacts that you need to manually add it may be easier to do it from your web browser using the Blackberry Internet Service instead of doing it through your Blackberry. The contacts will automatically be push to your Blackberry.
To add a contact in your BlackBerry Internet Service account, […]

Taking screenshots of your actual Blackberry

Friday, March 10th, 2006

There may be times where you will need to take actual screenshots of your Blackberry, perhaps to prove your high score in Brickbreaker or if you need to send a picture of your Blackberry problem to your Blackberry administrator.
To take screenshots, do the following:
1. Install the Blackberry JDE, you can find the install files […]

Caller name not displayed on Blackberry

Monday, February 27th, 2006

You receive a phone call on your BlackBerry device, which is locked. The phone number is displayed, but not the name of the caller. The caller’s name and phone number are stored in the Address Book on your device. However, if the device is unlocked and the same contact calls your device, both the name […]

Preparing For Possible Shutdown

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Tomorrow is likely the day Judge Spencer gives his ruling on whether or not the Blackberry gets shutdown in the US. We say ‘likely’ because the drama between RIM and NTP, nothing has been certain. Negotiations between RIM and NTP are in the 11th hour but we’re not even sure if that matters. RIM has […]

Read and Compose in Japanese on your Blackberry

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

One of the reasons why the Blackberry devices hasn’t made much of a dent in Japan is due to the difficulty of reading and composing emails in Japanese on the device. Most people that need access to their email on the go still need to lug around their notebooks or would just settle to using […]

Install Desktop Manager for Faster Recharge times

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

You may have noticed that it takes a longer time for the Blackberry to recharge connected to your USB than the power outlet. The reason is not that the USB port doesn’t have enough juice, the problem is that it’s limited to a certain power output. The device requires 500 milliamperes to charge within the […]

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