BlackBerry Bold - new user's thread (old geezers with advice welcomed)

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    Post by wprager on Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:11 am

    The folded up piece of tissue didn't do anything. Had the battery turn to a red outline earlier. Said it was 3% and battery settings were to start saving when it reached 20% (e.g. shutting down the transmitters). We I disabled the battery setting and continued working with it for another half hour before I could go back downstairs and plug it in. Clearly there's something wrong with the battery meter -- if it was *really* at 3% it would have died very quickly.

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    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:24 pm

    I used to have the Blackberry Curve when I was a big shot and it was fine.

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    Post by Hoags on Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:41 am

    wprager wrote:Well, I hope this means my company will get off the BB as the only company-supplied mobile tech. I've grown very disenchanted with my BB Bold. The i-key fell out (just after warranty expired), the keys on the outside require extra pressure to function, the screen *is* tiny, and it's started randomly resetting (and sometimes the battery goes from full to a red outline in minutes -- although I folded up a bit of tissue paper and wedged it in on one side and, so far, working well).
    My battery goes from almost full to red (battery to low for radio use) and it cuts my call off too, didn't know you could disable the meter.
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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:45 pm

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/fairfax-group-offering-us-4-7-billion-for-blackberry-1.1466420

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    Post by wprager on Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:55 pm

    Hoags wrote:
    wprager wrote:Well, I hope this means my company will get off the BB as the only company-supplied mobile tech. I've grown very disenchanted with my BB Bold. The i-key fell out (just after warranty expired), the keys on the outside require extra pressure to function, the screen *is* tiny, and it's started randomly resetting (and sometimes the battery goes from full to a red outline in minutes -- although I folded up a bit of tissue paper and wedged it in on one side and, so far, working well).
    My battery goes from almost full to red (battery to low for radio use) and it cuts my call off too, didn't know you could disable the meter.
    I disabled the "Special low power" handling or some such. It was set to start doing things when it reached 20% (way too early) like disabling wireless. I think the meter was just wrong because I went for a long time after it was a red outline.


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    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:38 pm

    SeawaySensFan wrote:http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/fairfax-group-offering-us-4-7-billion-for-blackberry-1.1466420

    9 Bucks a share.
    It's fitting that I retire my 9900 today with the iPhone 5s.
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    Post by Ev on Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:09 pm

    Should have gone Android. iPhone is too kiddy now
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    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:32 pm

    iP5s is pretty sweet. I looked at the HTC One as well, but the health of that company is also in question.

    With the iPhone it works with everything I own and there's alot to be said for that.
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    Post by wprager on Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:14 pm

    Should've gone with Android, for sure. Now you're a clone.


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    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:41 am

    you guys must be on the Crackberry forums - lol
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    Re: BlackBerry Bold - new user's thread (old geezers with advice welcomed)

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    Number Twenty Nine wrote:you guys must be on the Crackberry forums - lol
    Huh?


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