another tip kids
Browser trick: The Pearl's browser has built-in RSS support - when you browse to a page with an RSS feed (try Engadget) then an option appears in the menu to Add Web Feed. This becomes a bookmark. You can configure it to auto-update the feed at regular intervals if you want. When you browse to that bookmark, the browser presents an interface for reading the RSS feed from that site. Pretty nifty!:439:
I think my favorite feature on the pearl 8130 is the thing where you can make your voice mail password automatic... so like when you call your voice mail it automatically enters in your password for you it saves time especially when youre driving down the road!............open your call log...
scroll to options
type your password in where it says password
Maximum Battery Life Tips
This article was originally posted on BlackBerryForums.com by its author, Mark Rejhon. It has been updated with current information by JSanders, of BlackBerryForums.com and cruznthru, of BlackberryOS.com All current Blackberrys use a Lithium-ion battery, or “Li-ion” for short. In the past, some BlackBerry devices used a Nickel-metal hydride batteries, or “NiMH”. This article focuses on the Li-ion battery.
Tips for new BlackBerrys and Batteries:
When you get a new Blackberry, charge it fully to 100%. There is no 120% or 130%, so once it hits 100%, it is fully charged. This normally takes about 2-4 hours for a new device. There is nothing wrong with “over-charging” the battery, however there is no real need to do so. Sometimes, new Li-ion batteries will come fully charged out of the box.
There is no “break-in” or “conditioning” required for the Li-ion batteries. They do not need the old “fully discharge – fully charge” routine for the initial three charges as was recommended on older battery technologies.
If you are a brand new BlackBerry user, keep in mind that you are likely using (or playing with) your BlackBerry much more the first few days than in normal routine use. If you think you are having quick battery discharge issues, give yourself a week or so until your daily BlackBerry usage levels off to a perceived normal amount.
Tips for routine charging and ongoing use:
There is no memory on a Li-ion battery, and thus it is recommended that you “top-off” the charge regularly during the day. Ten minutes now and then on your wall outlet, automobile or USB cable is recommended. The charger displayed above (the Doubletalk Charger) is personally my favorite all-around charger, allowing for only one charger for all of my needs - for auto or a wall outlet.
Roughly every 30 charges, deliberately discharge your battery to 10-15%, and fully charge to 100% afterwards. This will help maintain the accuracy of the “fuel gauge” on the device (your battery meter or scale). It has nothing to do with the battery memory (as mentioned, Li-ion batteries do not have memory) but helps maintain the accuracy of the device’s percentage of battery charge left.
Don’t drain your battery every day to 10-20% of its charge. You can actually expect battery problems by draining the battery. Again, to repeat, top-off your charge during the day whenever convenient - even ten minutes in the car or at your desk will give you an extra 20-25% charge.
Tips for reducing fast battery drain:
A BlackBerry constantly searching for signal drains the battery quickly. In an office building, residence, or rural area with low signal coverage, you will experience a quicker battery drain. Turn off the “radio” on the homescreen or the data signal if you must reduce battery drain in severe circumstances (Options > Mobile Network > Data Services = OFF).
Check your applications running in the background. There are commonly four or five applications that will always be running (Messages, Call Logs/Phone, BlackBerry Messenger, Homescreen, and the Browser; there are others such as BeamBerry and Alarms which will also run). Make certain that the browser is NOT on an active webpage (should return the bookmarks page only). Close any other applications that do not need to be running (the camera or a game you were playing or Google Maps).
When exiting a program or function, use the BB menu button first, to bring up the options screen, then scroll to the bottom of the list and select close. Pressing the red phone button to close a function, merly suspends the program leaving it open to consume memory resouces.
Turn off the Bluetooth connection when you don’t need it (Options > Bluetooth).
Some applications such JiveTalk have a “battery save mode” when idle. Log off applications such as JiveTalk, AIM, Google Talk if you are not using them for long periods of time.
Use your sleeper-magnet enabled holster. The magnet in the holster is there for a reason - it puts the BlackBerry to sleep, saves the battery, and makes you a happy camper.
Turn your backlight down to 80%… for many, that is a barely noticeable difference in the screen brightness (Options > Screen/Keyboard).
Get an extended-life battery if you think you need it (Seidio Online has many choices for various models).
Li-ion batteries have a typical life-span of 300-500 charges, which averages out to approximately two years. A Li-ion battery will normally maintain more of a full capacity charge and then “quit working” suddenly, rather than gradually becoming worse in performance.
Store a Li-ion battery with about a 50% charge at normal room temperature. Hot temperatures (like an auto glovebox) will drain a stored battery quickly :1244:
This article was originally posted on BlackBerryForums.com by its author, Mark Rejhon. It has been updated with current information by JSanders, of BlackBerryForums.com and cruznthru, of BlackberryOS.com
Last edited by myka401; 06-24-2009 at 10:11 PM.
Reason: just had to add props to BlackberryForums&Cruznthru, of BLACKBERRYOS.com wooohooo guys
i thank you
thankyou i have been ill and im trying to stay involved in this thread but as it goes theres not much call for Pearl stuff yet.i just think it due to the fact there wasnt one before but all good its here now lol:biglaugh:
here is an app.its another texting download but only for Blackberrys its @ STRATO its easy not that big the big diff is in your Bio you can add a pix or any shot you like so have at it and look for me myka cameron in canada ot use pin. looking foreword to reading mesg. :biggthumpup:
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