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Blackberry Pearl?? Answered

Hey i just got a new blackberry pearl and i was wondering if anybody had any cool tips or tricks? i already got AIM and all that stuff on it and i somehow got internet for free!!

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Consider the following steps :)

1. Download and install BlackBerry Desktop Software (also known as BlackBerry Desktop Manager).

You can get it here: http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/desktop/

2. Make device memory backups on regular basis (via Blackberry Desktop Manager)

3. Register at MyBlackBerry: http://my.blackberry.com/index.jspa
It is official BlackBerry owners lounge.

4. Register at BlackBerry Community Support Forums: http://supportforums.blackberry.com/rim/

In case you have questions related to your BlackBerry Pearl post them here:
http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-Pearl-BlackBerry-8100/bd-p/8200

Good luck and welcome to the club :)


They average around $20 and come with adapters. It's micro SD which fits inside a regular SD card which goes into a card reader or USB adapter/reader. But you don't really need the adapters because of the blackberry USB cord, just install the blackberry desktop manager software and you're good to go.

I have a nicely abused Blackberry Pearl 8100 It's an older model. When I was using it a friend with a recent model of the Crackberry Pearl commented that their pearl doesn't light up. Even though I got the 2GB micro sd card I haven't filled it up, though I should. It was great the other day to watch cartoons and music videos to kill time. If you use facebook, you can add their app on your phone too. Highly recommend placing a phone number on your front screen so if your phone ever gets lost, whoever's amazingly nice enough to return it can call that number. They can still see the number even if your phone is locked by a password, just make sure the background image isn't too busy or crazy looking so they can still see the number. This scenario has happened to me and I had my phone returned. :) Is it just me or should have I written another Instructable? ;-D

haha nice. I put my home number for that thing when I lock my phone but I usually just put it on standby and I added an ICE number in my contact list, and wow I can't believe that anybody would return your phone!!!

Believe it or not, there's still nice people out there. It's true, I read about it on the internet. ;D

I don't even know... It was free, and it makes calls so that is all that matters to me.

Virgin mobile. Some pre-paid thing. It works for me because I never use a phone. When I do use a phone, it's the house phone...

ohhhhh i used to have a tracphone or something like that. it was prepaid and i hated the phone, but it was indrestructable though.

You could take it to a zoo and throw it at a clown.

There are clowns at zoos? When did this happen???

That's why they have big feet. They need to run fast.

You're welcome. Here's a Kleenex *hands kleenex*

But wouldn't they trip? And get eaten by whatever they were running from?

nah i'd use one of the very first cell phones that weighed a ton to do that

How did you take that picture BOY! ;-)

I don't think that Internet is free they let you use it but it gunna end up costing a ton of money that what happened to my friend it cost him over 70 bucks and teacheroftheways he probably used a camera

lol yeah i've been using it for over a month and it hasnt shown up on my bill! do you have a blackberry?

ye i have a curve dose urs get dust stuck in its screen

nah I have a screen protector but the protector gets scratched up pretty bad. mostly I get dirt and stuff in the keyboard, but I just use some dust remover to take care of that