Saturday, August 22, 2009

How To Sync Your Berry With Outlook

I just started seriously using Microsoft Outlook 2007 mostly for the calendar feature. I knew that it could be synced with my 8900, but I had no idea how. After searching the BB Suport Forums, I found the solution which is quite simple.

I just found an even better tutorial on in the 101 Lecture Series section:

Check it out. Its great to have a real backup of all contacts, calendar entries, messages and even memos. The 2 way sync makes it nice to make sure you're always up to date.

Gmail on the Berry Improved

Anybody out there use gmail? If you do, and you have the gmail app installed, there are some new features outlined in the pic above.

If you already have gmail installed on your BB, there's a simple step by step tutorial to help with the update. Its all explained here:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Check Out App World On The Web

You can now view app world from any computer.

Details here:
Sent from my BlackBerry™ Javelin 8900

Monday, August 17, 2009

9700 Onyx - The Ultimate BlackBerry...So Far

This is the face of the newest, and best BlackBerry to date. Its the 9700 and the code name for now is Onyx. It will be launching on AT&T and Bell in September if all goes as planned.

The first thing you'll notice about the 9700 is the optical trackpad instead of a pesky trackball which, as we all know, can be a hassle. ie. Getting dirty, not rolling smoothly, not rolling in one or more directions, etc.

From what I've heard about the trackpad, it is a huge improvement and takes very little getting used to.

The Onyx also boasts a 3.2 MP camera with autofocus and flash. Wi-fi, 3G and GPS. There's really nothing missing in this device.

Its about the same size as my beloved 8900 and has a Bold 9000 keyboard with those chrome frets between rows that everyone loves. It also has the Bold pleather back with an improved battery door. Not sure how its better, but it just is.

Anyway, I'm not pleased that it won't be coming to Rogers anytime soon. I really want to try that trackpad out.

Thoughts anyone?
Sent from my BlackBerry™ Javelin 8900

Friday, August 14, 2009

Quicktip: Typing shortcuts

Here are a few tips to speed up typing on your BB:

1.) Hit space twice to make a period.

2.) "Dont" will be corrected to "Don't" automatically by AutoText. Most contractions will.

3.) "Wer" will be corrected to "We're"

4.) To lock caps Alt+right shift.

5.) To lock numbers Alt+left shift

See an earlier post all about autotext in the blog archive.
Sent from my BlackBerry™ Javelin 8900

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

BlackBerry Watch?

Interesting idea. Could be cool, but seems like a little much for a bluetooth accessory. It would almost replace your BB, but you'd have to carry the BB around for the watch to work. I don't see it catching on. It does look cool though.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Where Did My Messages Go?

I came across a good article which explains why messages are sometimes automatically deleted from your BB.

I know how frustrating this can be as it happened all the time when I was using the Pearl 8100. Most of the newer devices have more on board memory which solves this problem.

Anyway, check out the article here:
Sent from my BlackBerry™ Javelin 8900

Saturday, August 1, 2009

App World Updated To!

App World has been updated and I can actually see a difference. You can now see the top paid and the top free apps on separate lists. Apps can also be archived on an SD card for quick re-installation. A step in the right direction.