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    Just got my first BB!


    Hello, my pearl just arrived in the mail yesterday and its my first BB. I was using a 8125 before and found it to be a great device, I just wanted something a lil lighter on my pockets. Im still getting used to it but I really like it. It seems like it can do just about everything my 8125 did (besides a few things like record video). I was using a MediaNet plan previously but they told me I had to upgrade to the 29.99 data plan for all BB's so I did (10 extra dollars isnt to to bad).

    I have a few questions about the pearl. Im currently a student and I want to use it as an mp3 player while I walk around campus. Am I gonna have battery problems if throughout a day (assuming its fully charged) I use it for about 2 hours of music, an hour of web browsing, along with several calls and a lot of txting. If so I may buy an extra battery to carry with me so Im not caught without a phone. Also is there any good free games out there? I got poker from UltimateBet (how do I chat at tables!? i can not figure it out) but other than that I cant find anything good for free. What apps do you guys find an absolute must to have? Well thats all for now, thanks a lot.

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    Re: Just got my first BB!

    Welcome! I think you will enjoy your new life as a BB owner!

    You of course can carry an extra battery, but if you find that the battery life is an issue, Seidio offers an extended life battery. Check out their web page:

    There is also a lot of info on Pinstacks about applications, downloads, etc....check out the different threads and you will find a wealth of knowledge here!
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    Re: Just got my first BB!

    First of all, welcome to the Stacks! You have come to the right place. If you can't get an answer here, chances are the question doesn't have one!

    As far as your battery question goes, if you are planning to use it a lot throughout the day, I would say that yes, probably you will want an extra battery. There is an extended life battery available from one of the vendors advertising on this site (Seidio) that a lot of Pinstack users like.

    Lots of free games and downloads, most available through the links here. A couple of sites to browse to with your BB Browser include or

    There are a ton of useful apps, games, suggestions to check out in JerryD's thread as well.

    Good luck, and welcome aboard!
    Last edited by LaTuFu; 07-26-2007 at 06:23 PM.
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