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    okay so i finally got the white pearl !! hooray ~
    but so far i've only been able to use it as a standard cell phone. in/out calls, email, sms, aim/msm etc. i've read several topics on the forum for tips & tricks. but i just can't seem to do all the cool stuff.
    help~ !!

    1. how does the podcast thing work? do i need another browser? application?
    2. how does pin/bbmessenger[are they diff. or the same thing?] work? i have the PIN#. but iono what to make of it. [if anyone wants to msg and help me it's 23f139c4 ]
    3. if i load a .avi onto my 1gb sd it will play in the vid player right?
    4. what are some good applications i should dl to get the most out of my bb?

    anything would help ~ !!! i'd hate to only use my bb as a regular cell phone ...

    THANKS much in advance

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    Re: noob to bb. tons of questions: PLEASE HELP!

    I can help with question 2, PIN messaging is kinda like text, using the PIN of the BB, so its only BB to BB. The BB Messenger is an IM client for use with BBs.
    Question 4, you will get lots of answers depending on taste and what you want out of the device. I find that Berry 411 is popular and a great app.

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    Re: noob to bb. tons of questions: PLEASE HELP!

    so would the bb-messenger count as text msg. [with tmobile]?

    apps. wise im looking for ones that would enhance media etc.
    and the web browser. i read alot of topics on the browsers, and there are several diff. web browsers for the pearl ? or something like that ?
    hahahh like i said anything would help.

    thx for responding so quick =]

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    Re: noob to bb. tons of questions: PLEASE HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by icancn2u
    ... Berry 411 is popular and a great app.
    what does the berry411 do?

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    Re: noob to bb. tons of questions: PLEASE HELP!

    It will help you find stores, banks, starbucks etc based on the address you are using. You can list multiple addresses, work, home, vacation etc

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    Re: noob to bb. tons of questions: PLEASE HELP!

    Yeah, you gotta have BB411. You enter your address, search for a business (Starbucks?) and it lists them nearest to farthest and will give you turn by turn directions and a map (which is so-so).
    BB Pearl, Seidio rubberized case.

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    Re: noob to bb. tons of questions: PLEASE HELP!

    podcast is a way to retrieve audio through a site that can offer streaming or direct download of the content. what really sets it apart from just being a regular 'music/audio download' is it being able to set it to download automatically using software able to read feed formats (e.g. RSS).

    english: it's a glorified audio file.

    the bb browser can download short clips, open and play them, at which time you can download it.

    i'm a fan of hot97 personality Miss Info and follow her podcast series. through the BB browser I can click on the mp3 links @ her page and it will load onto my blackberry and automatically opens into the music player and I hear her podcast. I gave the link above if you wanna give it a try.

    I would also suggest opera mini web browser. Great browser to use in combination with BB's.

    oh and to the video question. the pearl offers a variety of media types it can play, but it just doesn't do it well and so it only really allows slight variations of one format. any video you want to put on the pearl you should first convert using MPlayer. It's free and specially made to work with the Pearl.

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    Re: noob to bb. tons of questions: PLEASE HELP!

    where can i dl it?
    do i have to dl it from the phone?
    or on my laptop then use the usb transfer onto the phone?

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    Re: noob to bb. tons of questions: PLEASE HELP!

    Yahoo go is a great app as well. Opera mini is a excellent browser alternative, and google maps rocks!! BB messenger does not use your text usage, so no worries there!

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    Re: noob to bb. tons of questions: PLEASE HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by blackninja
    podcast is a way to retrieve audio through a site that can offer streaming or direct download of the content. what really sets it apart from just being a regular 'music/audio download' is it being able to set it to download automatically using software able to read feed formats (e.g. RSS).

    english: it's a glorified audio file.

    the bb browser can download short clips, open and play them, at which time you can download it.

    i'm a fan of hot97 personality Miss Info and follow her podcast series. through the BB browser I can click on the mp3 links @ her page and it will load onto my blackberry and automatically opens into the builtin music player and I hear her podcast. I gave the link above if you wanna give it a try.

    I would also suggest opera mini web browser. Great browser to use in combination with BB's.

    oh and to the video question. the pearl offers a variety of media types it can play, but it just doesn't do it well. any video you want to put on the pearl you should first convert using MPlayer. It's free and specially made to work with the Pearl.
    wow this helps alot . THX !!
    now the question is do i dl the browser on the phone? or on a pc first then transfer over to the phone?

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    Re: noob to bb. tons of questions: PLEASE HELP!

    i just tried going to the "missinfo" link thru the browser on my phone.
    the same msg. came up:
    " the link is invalid soemthing soemthing can't load page "

    why do i keep getting this message?
    i can browser other pages just fine [ex. xanga, yahoo, google, etc]

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    Re: noob to bb. tons of questions: PLEASE HELP!

    I use OTA (over the air) as much as possible. keeps life simple.

    Quote Originally Posted by operamini.com
    Point your phone's WAP browser to operamini.com and follow on-screen instructions. Then you can download the correct Opera Mini version to your phone.

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    Re: noob to bb. tons of questions: PLEASE HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by missfionfung
    i just tried going to the "missinfo" link thru the browser on my phone.
    the same msg. came up:
    " the link is invalid soemthing soemthing can't load page "

    why do i keep getting this message?
    i can browser other pages just fine [ex. xanga, yahoo, google, etc]
    probably your browser configuration.

    under browser configuration make sure it's set to 'Internet Browser'

    should support javascript, html tables, embedded media and style sheets.

    I have emulation mode set to microsoft IE (slow, but i've found I get the best 'close to real website' results) and content mode for WML & HTML.

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    Re: noob to bb. tons of questions: PLEASE HELP!

    what is OTA? [media player? browser?]
    nvm on the "missinfo" my bad hahah i left out the "s" in podcast"S".

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    Re: noob to bb. tons of questions: PLEASE HELP!

    I'm also new and found this posts great and have and aditional question I get the mesage 'this device is not java enabled' all the time..I don't fare touch the browser settings since I don't know enough about it ! I have a 7130e ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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