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Dear Lazyweb: I get a blackberry this week. [Jul. 8th, 2009|01:01 pm]
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I'm not sure which one I get, but in the next couple days I'll receive a Blackberry for my job. I'd be interested in hearing your:

tips! tricks!

good sites for apps or tips! or tricks!

problems I will run into

stuff I should not do at all, really no not at all

anything else

thanks!
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From: catamorphism
2009-07-08 08:19 pm (UTC)
Makes a good pie.
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[User Picture]From: scythrop
2009-07-08 08:27 pm (UTC)
I got the Pearl last year and will probably get a larger version the next time. It did everything I wanted it to straight out of the box, so I haven't felt the need to download any apps. Um, wow, I am helpful.
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[User Picture]From: llamech
2009-07-08 08:48 pm (UTC)

some useful foo

* Profiles are a bitch to set up but annoyingly impossible to live without. Carve out some time.

* Twitterberry: VITAL. http://www.orangatame.com/products/twitterberry

* MidpSSH: Clunky, but functional and $$$free. Great for late night support calls. http://www.xk72.com/midpssh

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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-07-09 01:49 am (UTC)

Re: some useful foo

Ah, MidPSSH! I used taht before I found a winmobile ssh client. Thanks. SSH is pretty useless here but I could use it for other things.
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[User Picture]From: handstil
2009-07-08 08:42 pm (UTC)
I have the Pearl and I really like it, very easy to use and navigate. I didn't get it out of the box and go DUHHHHHH like I tend to with new electronics.

I like.
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[User Picture]From: handstil
2009-07-08 08:43 pm (UTC)
er, I have the one that's not a flip phone. I tried out both and the keyboard on the flip felt weird.
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[User Picture]From: steph99
2009-07-08 09:16 pm (UTC)
If you have a friend, even a special friend, with whom you share space, DO NOT under any cricumstances, leave all the fucking audio bleepy alerts on when this friend is with you! TURN THAT SHIT OFF.

It was a sore point with someone I used to know, and one of the things I enjoy most about this person's absence is no more chirpy little Eno sound widgets every few minutes.

I guess there's some trendy little google maps app that can auto update your location, like a passive geo-tweet. If you install it, remember to disable it when you don't actively wish to publish your location to the intarwebz.

Other than that, I remained vigilantly ignorant of how the thing worked. I've been holding out for an open source smartphone, by which I mean, it comes with openssh.

Blackberries are in the Rubus genus. There are many species and cultivars to choose from should you wish to modify your auto sig.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-07-09 01:51 am (UTC)
Yeah, my own smartphone suits me fine. This one is solely the work provided utility device.

One week out of four I need to keep some alerts loud enough to wake me up. "Good" thing I'm single, eh?
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[User Picture]From: steph99
2009-07-09 05:29 pm (UTC)
Well, all you have to do is start dating someone with the same on-call schedule, and sleep in separate places for a week at a time, or be ok with waking each other up. EASY! Except not really.
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[User Picture]From: feisty_robot
2009-07-08 09:22 pm (UTC)
I am pointing at laughing at you and your new work-leash. Ha! Ha! Ha!
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[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2009-07-09 12:53 am (UTC)
I am joining in, with the pointing and the laughing...

Edited at 2009-07-09 12:54 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: dreamyshade
2009-07-08 10:39 pm (UTC)
ho ho ho, i was just thinking "who do i know who has a blackberry and might be willing to spend $5?" because i noticed http://software.crackberry.com/product.asp?id=29830 and am interested in whether it is worth recommending to other delicious users.
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[User Picture]From: eyeteeth
2009-07-08 10:49 pm (UTC)
I am pointing and laughing at you and your stable income. No, wait.
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[User Picture]From: odradak
2009-07-09 12:35 am (UTC)
Put in pie. Add ice cream. Shove in face. No more pie.
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[User Picture]From: all_unnecessary
2009-07-09 02:10 am (UTC)
Put it away once in a while.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-07-09 03:55 am (UTC)
That's not going to be a problem. The thing will ruin my life 1 week out of four.
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[User Picture]From: hammaboo
2009-07-09 03:44 pm (UTC)
Got the curve last week. I'm watching your post with interest. :)
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[User Picture]From: monochromatism
2009-07-11 08:38 am (UTC)
I have the Blackberry Curve. I only use it for calls and texts, but I like it. I think the Bold is more visually arresting.
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From: constantinum
2009-07-15 08:05 am (UTC)
currently i have a
unlocked blackberry strom which is quiet good in its performance looking forward to evolve
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