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    24 hours of BB use - and things I wish I had...

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    So I've had my BB for 24 hours. I've discovered the beauty of Google Maps and the full browser wowness of Opera. I've hooked up with Tinytube.net for video, and I even faced the battery drain issue, and I think I have that solved for now (turned off GPS when not in use). So....

    Here's a list of things I really, really wish I had on my BB. Maybe these already exist, but digging through the various guides I have not yet found out how to make these things happen.

    1) Schedule BB radio to automatically turn on/off. I want the radio to be on from 6am to 10am and then again 4pm to 8pm. Otherwise, it should be off. Why? For my commute in the car.

    2) Schedule profiles to switch automatically. I want the phone to go into "work" profile from 8am to 7pm M-F, and "home" profile all other times.

    3) Keyboard shortcut to do a quick switch from Multitap to Suretype and back. Pretty sure this already exists.

    4) I want to modify my summary menu. Right now I can't figure out what causes an icon to be populated on the brief menu, and I want to control which apps are listed. Right now the profile app is listed twice - once on the left, and the in the upper right. That's a total waste.

    5) Real-time power monitor. I want to know which apps are sucking the juice.

    I have other things like hands free dialing through my car's link (somehow I need to "export" my address book I guess), but the above 5 are the things that really stand out.

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    Re: 24 hours of BB use - and things I wish I had...

    I have been wanting #2 for a long time. RIM are you reading this??

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    Re: 24 hours of BB use - and things I wish I had...

    Quote Originally Posted by zync View Post
    4) I want to modify my summary menu. Right now I can't figure out what causes an icon to be populated on the brief menu, and I want to control which apps are listed. Right now the profile app is listed twice - once on the left, and the in the upper right. That's a total waste.
    Found this one out - it was simply the first 5 icons listed in the applications menu which I can move around.

    But, I have a new request. I need a comprehensive guide to the status icons. I understand the Bluetooth icon. I think the crosshairs is GPS (though I thought I had that turned off). Earlier I had an inverted triangle, but now its gone. I've seen several posts from people asking for similar help, but no guide yet exists that I've found.

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    Re: 24 hours of BB use - and things I wish I had...

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    There already is a profile switching app, although the name escapes me of what it is.

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    Re: 24 hours of BB use - and things I wish I had...

    i think the triangle is roaming, who's your carrier?

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    Re: 24 hours of BB use - and things I wish I had...

    Quote Originally Posted by offthahorseceo View Post
    i think the triangle is roaming, who's your carrier?
    Sprint

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    Re: 24 hours of BB use - and things I wish I had...

    crosshairs are the e911 gps locator icon

    basically it means that tracking is on for 911 calls, so if you call 911 they can tell where you are if their system is e911 compliant

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    Re: 24 hours of BB use - and things I wish I had...

    Here's what you're looking for for #2:
    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...available.html
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    Re: 24 hours of BB use - and things I wish I had...

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~I believe that auto profile switching app is called bbprofiles... But don't quote me

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    Re: 24 hours of BB use - and things I wish I had...

    Lavagirl beat me to it )~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Re: 24 hours of BB use - and things I wish I had...

    ^^ ....
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    Re: 24 hours of BB use - and things I wish I had...

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    A power drain meter would be pretty nice.

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