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    Just got my 8100 today!

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    Noob here, just got my BB 8100 pearl (t-mobile). Awesome little device really worth the $$$. Did a lot of sticky reading and got some questions:

    1. I read the "How to install SD memory" sticky somewhere, but here is a really stupid question. Is any mirco SD memory ok to use or it has to be a specific brand/ype??? Size wont matter right, what ever is best for me?

    2. Whenever I talk, grease from my cheek/face sometimes gets on lmy screen, on top of the fact that the body and screen get fingerprint marks quick. Anyone recommend a good case that doesnt cover the buttons, but covers the screen?

    2a. I have been thinking about just getting a screencover, anyone think they are useful?

    3. Do I HAVE to upgrade the OS?

    4. You cant make your own themes right? I mean you can just take a jpg and make it an alx file. Basically a theme (basically your phones wallpaper or background image) can only be an alx file correct???


    thanks!!

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    Re: Just got my 8100 today!

    1. any provider card will work
    2. try the speakerphone button (the OP key) during call. I never talk without speakerphone enabled.
    2.a dont have one. cant help.
    3. Since its a brand new device you shouldnt have to update. Who is the provider? look at the stickiy about carrier OS and see if your is up to date. Its your own preference really.
    4. Any pic can be a background Click options when viewing and selcet make background. Regarding themes, you have to download software to make a whole theme. Check the theme section on pinstack for more info.

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    Re: Just got my 8100 today!

    1 - I use a 2gb card but certain OS support 4gb's i just don't know which one!

    2a - I personally use a PDA screen protector. (clear film)

    3 - its totally up to you!

    4 Yes you can make your own!

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    Re: Just got my 8100 today!

    awesome

    ok another quick one to extend the life of my battery as much as possible, how far should I drain the battery? at what percent should I charge it back up?? 10-15%??? lower??

    thanks

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    Re: Just got my 8100 today!

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    Re: Just got my 8100 today!

    I just got pearl myself if I can help just pin me ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Re: Just got my 8100 today!

    Yeah mike,
    these guys got it right and the battery shouldnt really be a prob considering its li-ion. the bphone(zen) theme is awesome
    congrats on the pearl too.
    Last edited by subvader; 10-03-2007 at 08:35 PM.

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    Re: Just got my 8100 today!

    1. BTW, I made this mistake myself being a noob...Pearl uses MICRO SD card and not MINI SD card...this may be obvious to you but wasn't for me

    2. I just use a clear PDA protector - also to avoid scratching

    3. Being a noob, I don't tinker with the OS if everything works fine

    4. Creating a theme takes a lot of time and effort, I simply changed the background

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    Re: Just got my 8100 today!

    I just got my Pearl yesterday.....And im loving it.....My provider is T-Mobile and it already came with with the upgrade v4.2.1.107...
    This is my first BB in 2yrs i had the 7510,7100i,8700g Then i converted to the Treo680 which sucked!!! Thats just my opinion my contract was up with cell one so i made the switch to T-Mobile and im back to my BB and im glad i switched back..LOL

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