My brother just got a new Blackberry. (I know.) And a new phone number. He uses Verizon in New York. When he sends me a text, his messages come to my Gmail account as emails from [hisnumber]@vtext.com. Whyyyyyyyy? Please help make it stop. [more inside]
My employer provides me with a blackberry, can they view my yahoo messenger chats that I have on that device. [more inside]
I have an original Droid with a slide-out keyboard with Verizon, and I'm looking to upgrade. I also have a Sony Smartwatch, first edition. I've been looking at iPhones longingly for a while, and Verizon had a deal on the iPhone 5c that expired yesterday, so without much thought, I ordered one. It's on backorder, and I have 14 days to try it and return it without penalty, and I'm only now doing proper research on my options. So here I am, looking for insight and input. [more inside]
My dad passed away on Friday, and my mom is eager to get into his computer (Song Vaio running Windows 7) and Blackberry (Bold). Both are password protected. Is there any way to change the password on each without wiping the data? I'm fairly computer literate, and my father will have every software disk he's ever received. We also have access to his email if that helps with the Blackberry. Thanks.
In a vain attempt at not spending lots of money, I attempted to replace a cracked screen on my Galaxy S3 and managed to make it way worse. I've managed to borrow a phone for a few weeks until I can afford to get it fixed properly but it's a Blackberry! I've had an Android phone for the last few years so am used to being able to being able to have a wide choice of free apps. Once I get over the shock of being so limited, what apps to I need? I can't even find a podcast app... It's a Blackberry 9900 and I'm in the UK. Thanks in advance.
Not your usual question. I'm on a family plan with unlimited everything so I'm not asking about plans or providers. I just want to be able to text a lot without strife. [more inside]
Advice please: (1) are there SIM only, pay-as-you-go cell options available in Canada (2) any recommendations for a solid, inexpensive, quad-band phone for a pensioner that probably won't use apps [more inside]
Trying to reset my Blackberry to donate it to a domestic violence shelter or service members. [more inside]
When is the company formally known as RIM releasing the Q10 model (that's the one with the physical keyboard as opposed to the Z10 which is their touchscreen phone and is currently available) ? I don't understand why the company-formally-known-as-RIM is being so coy about it. It was originally called the X10, then when they announced the existence of it they changed the name to the Q10 and all I can find is vague speculation that it may be May or June.
I use Outlook pretty heavily at home - not for email, but for everything else (calendar, tasks, contacts lists). This includes keeping various tasks folders (e.g. To Do This Week, To Do Soon, Errands, Music to Download) and a few contacts folders (e.g. Personal, Business, Online Accounts (where I keep my login info and other details for my many online accounts)). I decided to go with a Blackberry for my first smart phone because it sounded like it would be the one that would most smoothly mesh with the Outlook info on my PC so that I could have my calendar/task/contact info in both places at all times. I was prepared to do daily (or more) syncs between my PC and phone to make this happen. Per the question title, I got a Blackberry Curve. Alas, it turns out that I was sorely mistaken. The Curve (and who knows how many other versions of BB before and since) allows only one folder each for tasks and for contacts on the device. I'm an individual user (not a corporate user) and don't use (or want to use) Exchange Server - although I don't think that would help this particular problem anyway. So is there anything I can do to get my Curve to handle anything more than one folder for tasks and contacts? [more inside]
Would you agree that enterprise push email technology was primarily designed to push email from a single enterprise mailbox (unless you happen to work for multiple enterprises)? [more inside]
I'm looking for phone apps that will allow me to easily and simply record sound and simultaneously back up the recording offsite (send it to email, save to a cloud server, etc.). [more inside]
Can I put my iPhone 4 AT&T sim card in an AT&T Blackberry Curve 8310 and still send and receive calls and SMS messages without accruing additional fees or contract extensions? [more inside]
How to sync my iPad/Outlook calendar to my Blackberry? Bonus points for WiFi or Bluetooth options. [more inside]
I need to find a way to share a group calendar that will work with a Blackberry and a boss who doesn't like technology. Special Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
Looking for the app (or files) for GMail on my Blackberry Storm. Yes, Storm and yes Storm (original not Storm 2). Google no longer supports this and will not allow me to download the app. [more inside]
I'm looking for a to-do list app that holds on to a list of done tasks [more inside]
What is the best phone for an active, mobile senior? My mom is 75 and is on the phone all the time when she is at home. What would be the best cell phone for her so that she can keep in touch with people when she's on the go? [more inside]
A friend of mine lost her blackberry phone. What can be done on our end to get it back or get copies of the irreplaceable pictures of loved ones from it? Long-winded weepy details inside. [more inside]
My BlackBerry (Curve) has a Facebook app. Suddenly (last few days) it's been alerting me whenever there's a new reply to my post, etc. Drives me mad - I just want to be alerted (noise and flashing light) when I get a an email (for my work) and I don't mind the flashing light when I get a new Twitter mention. But this Facebook thing is driving me mad. BUT when I go in to ask it not to alert me to these things on the Blackberry, it stops alerting me on my home email to responses to my posts, etc. When I turn on alerting on the Facebook website, hey presto, they're back on my phone. [more inside]
Can anyone tell me what the purpose of this "Battery Connector" is? We purchased some replacement batteries for blackberries, and while we can read the engrish, we don't understand what exactly is taking place when we follow the instructions. Help me mefi!
What are the best blackberry apps that take advantage of the bb 9900 touch screen. (Preferably Free)? [more inside]
Has anyone ever added a line to their Sprint account to be able to upgrade their phone early? If so, how did it go? Any catches? [more inside]
Easiest way to pull contacts off of a Blackberry Bold and onto an iPhone 4S? [more inside]
I want to buy a new "smart phone". (Hopefully smarter than its soon to be owner.) I want to try (or test drive) them out first. Is there a way to try various phones for a few days before actually purchasing one? [more inside]
What do I need to develop mobile apps? [more inside]
Will US Immigration get upset if I take my BlackBerry with me to the US on vacation? [more inside]
I'm looking for free remote-desktop software for my BlackBerry Curve 3G, similar to LogMeIn (which is free, but not not compatible) and RDM+ (which is compatible, but $39.95). Any ideas? Thanks much.
Can I move a blackberry plant safely? [more inside]
My company is doing more and more development for phones, so I'm trying to convince the higher-ups to buy the development team some phones to test on, rather than rely on coworker's personal phones. [more inside]
I am going to inherit neglected piece of land that is covered in wild blackberry bush. There are fruit trees and currants somewhere in there, but I can't get to them. I don't know where to start with this - I would like to make this piece of land manageable, but I don't want to use herbicides and kill everything in sight. Are there any earth-friendly/permaculture solutions to this?
Couple nutrition-related questions concerning fruit smoothies. [more inside]
We have the holy trinity of major weed problems: Bermudagrass, Oxalis, Wild Blackberry. What should we do? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a blackberry app for skype that works outside the US? [more inside]
Can I easily prepare a lot of web pages to read on my Blackberry offline? [more inside]
Blackberry-filter: do I pick the Curve 3G, Bold 9700, or Torch? [more inside]
Why does my Blackberry Bold internet browser insist on remaining set on the essentially useless "MEdia net" browser rather than the one I want, "Internet Browser"? [more inside]
My 17-year old son is on his third Blackberry 9700 screen. At $130 a pop to repair it, it's getting rather expensive! Can anybody recommend a case, armour or force field that will protect it? He doesn't want a holster. [more inside]
Co-worker from Cairo is stuck here with an Egyptian Blackberry that has no service due to the government shutdown of cellular providers; what's the best way to get him un-incommunicado while here in DC? [more inside]
Do you know anything about defective Blackberry batteries? Is there a definitive way to tell if a battery is from a defective batch? A list of bad serial numbers? Or a way to tell visually? [more inside]
my google calendar/blackberry sync has gone crazy! details inside [more inside]
Can a Blackberry and a G5 play nice? [more inside]
What is the easiest and most convenient way to keep track of my physical and emotional health in great detail? I don't have a great memory and want something that reminds me to record various information throughout the day. I have a couple of chronic illnesses that I need to keep track of and I never remember to write stuff down when it happens. [more inside]
iPhone/AT&T user, tired of my iPhone and wanting a new (reasonably priced) smartphone (thinking Blackberry) WITH GPS and a reasonably priced cell phone plan with minutes/unlimited text/unlimited data. BB/smartphone users, tell me your experiences, as well as T-Mobile users. [more inside]
Can I use my Kindle charger for my Blackberry Bold? [more inside]
what is a good app for a (brand new) runner to download on my blackberry? [more inside]
What's the best way to spec font sizes in CSS for a mobile web site for the latest versions of Android, Blackberry, and Safari Mobile? [more inside]
Snowflake iPhone or Blackberry question -- which one and how-to? [more inside]
How do I get blackberry bold ringtones on my new blackberry torch? [more inside]