1. ColinAlbright's Avatar

    I just got one of the Bold Charging Pods...

    Quick question, as I'm not sure mine is doing what it should do...

    If I plug the Charging Pod in via the USB cable to my PC..., the phone starts charging..., fine no probs....

    When I run up my Desktop Manager, it doesn't recognise the phone...?, however, if I take the cable out of the back of the Pod and plug it directly into my phone it sync's...

    Is that right...?, or is there a problem with my charger...?

    04-09-09 04:24 AM
  2. Tronyx's Avatar
    The charging pod just charges. That's it. It has contacts that touch the little metal spots on the sides at the bottom of the bold. It does not make a USB connection to your device.

    04-09-09 04:27 AM
  3. greg24's Avatar
    That's right, its a charging pod not a syncing pod

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-09-09 04:27 AM
  4. ColinAlbright's Avatar
    Thanks guys...

    It's an odd one..., as everywhere I read it says it does...

    Very confusing..., I thorght there must be something wrong with mine...

    (Sorry, I can't post links to where it says this.., but if you Googlw "bold charging pod sync" there are loads...)
    04-09-09 04:35 AM
  5. Tronyx's Avatar
    The official Blackberry one only charges. There are 3rd party ones that have a little USB dongle and it charges that way while it is sitting in the dock. That also allows it to sync and such.

    Official Blackberry Charging Pod:

    3rd Part USB Charging Dock:

    Last edited by Tronyx; 04-09-09 at 04:43 AM.
    04-09-09 04:41 AM
  6. 4everag's Avatar
    It's just to charge the device only...
    04-09-09 06:27 AM
  7. Teek's Avatar
    ewww that 3rd party pod is ugly! I have the OEM
    04-09-09 06:35 AM
  8. ColinAlbright's Avatar
    Thanks for all your help...
    04-09-09 09:27 AM
  9. Shawnfb's Avatar
    wow...you are kidding right?
    04-09-09 11:19 AM
  10. cmenglish's Avatar
    The only pods that will charge as well as sync are ones that plug into the side of the Bold (the usb port) in some way.
    04-09-09 11:22 AM