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  1. DOCTOREVIL8's Avatar
    The battery life benefit makes perfect sense, provided you can find a good battery.

    I've never done it, but other people have said that some of the information on my site works with OS6. Check it out: http://darkstar.x10host.com/nibble/
    I was reading that email is not recommended for security reasons. Thats fair enough.

    If I use gmail through the browser for email, will that still pose the same security risk as an email app on these phones?
    10-21-20 04:01 PM
  2. zer0ten's Avatar
    I just grabbed a new Bold 9790 off eBay. Should get it mid-week.

    I know, it's an OS7 phone. I never owned one before, just the Bold 9900. I am happy the camera has autofocus. The lack of autofocus was my only complaint with the 9900. Couldn't take pictures of documents.

    Can't wait to see how the phone feels and what I can / can't do with it.

    It would be cool if there were a way a consumer could create their own BIS/BES to push out emails. I know that won't happen, but would be neat if there were a digital detox revolution pushing that.
    If I remember correctly, the speaker on the 9790 was pretty good quality. I liked that phone a lot. Looking forward to hearing how you can make it work for you.
    10-21-20 04:06 PM
  3. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I was reading that email is not recommended for security reasons. Thats fair enough.

    If I use gmail through the browser for email, will that still pose the same security risk as an email app on these phones?
    If you using the browser, no there is no client involved.... but then you don't have notifications.
    10-21-20 04:30 PM
  4. DOCTOREVIL8's Avatar
    If you using the browser, no there is no client involved.... but then you don't have notifications.
    Very good point.

    Depending how I plan on using the 9790, a lack of email notifications might be okay. If I'm doing the digital detox correctly, this should be good. Lol
    10-21-20 04:40 PM
  5. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Very good point.

    Depending how I plan on using the 9790, a lack of email notifications might be okay. If I'm doing the digital detox correctly, this should be good. Lol
    But then why not get a modern feature phone that has better phone call and texting capabilities? HD Voice over VOLTE and RCS adds a lot to the quality of even a basic solution.

    I get unplugging for social media.... but the benefits of tools available on a smartphone, I can't imagine not having those. Assistant, Maps, Health Tracker, Touch Free Payment, Reward Card, Smart Home Device Controls...

    I don't use Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram like my wife.... she keeps my up on what's going on with the family. But without here I'd need to know how the grandkids are doing. Do use SLACK and WhatsApp.... but those are for work mostly.
    10-21-20 05:00 PM
  6. DOCTOREVIL8's Avatar
    But then why not get a modern feature phone that has better phone call and texting capabilities? HD Voice over VOLTE and RCS adds a lot to the quality of even a basic solution.

    I get unplugging for social media.... but the benefits of tools available on a smartphone, I can't imagine not having those. Assistant, Maps, Health Tracker, Touch Free Payment, Reward Card, Smart Home Device Controls...

    I don't use Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram like my wife.... she keeps my up on what's going on with the family. But without here I'd need to know how the grandkids are doing. Do use SLACK and WhatsApp.... but those are for work mostly.
    Don't want Android. Don't want iOS.
    10-21-20 07:28 PM
  7. zer0ten's Avatar
    are there any navigation apps left for BBOS devices? I suppose a dedicated GPS car unit could fill the void if there isn't.
    10-21-20 08:04 PM
  8. Shuswap's Avatar
    I was reading that email is not recommended for security reasons. Thats fair enough.

    If I use gmail through the browser for email, will that still pose the same security risk as an email app on these phones?
    I don't know if gmail will work through the stock browser any more. It seems doubtful -- and of course, nothing about OS7 is secure, including the browser, because nothing has been updated since 2014. Gmail might work with Opera Mini, but then you're sending your passwords and private data through Opera's proxy servers.

    When I was last using the Bold 9900, I had my email forwarded to my phone as MMS messages through my cellular provider's email to text gateway, which allowed me to get almost immediate notifications. Doing that gets you incoming (but not outgoing) email.
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    10-21-20 08:19 PM
  9. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Don't want Android. Don't want iOS.
    Feature phones aren’t really Android/iOS but running KaiOS which although partly supported by Google, is more like the old flip and candybar phones of mid 00s where you set up email through a basic client.
    10-21-20 11:13 PM
  10. pdr733's Avatar
    But then why not get a modern feature phone that has better phone call and texting capabilities? HD Voice over VOLTE and RCS adds a lot to the quality of even a basic solution.

    I get unplugging for social media.... but the benefits of tools available on a smartphone, I can't imagine not having those. Assistant, Maps, Health Tracker, Touch Free Payment, Reward Card, Smart Home Device Controls...

    I don't use Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram like my wife.... she keeps my up on what's going on with the family. But without here I'd need to know how the grandkids are doing. Do use SLACK and WhatsApp.... but those are for work mostly.
    I get the concept of digital detox but still don't understand why a separate device is needed (obviously when someone is actually addicted to certain apps that is a different case)
    I have been using smartphone since 2010 or so, most of the time Facebook was never installed on my phone. I am not registered to any other social network (it also helps that Twitter is barely used in my country not that I would use it anyway)
    Moreover, most of the time I spend unproductively on the net is spent on websites like this, not social. So a device without apps would not reduce that.
    10-22-20 04:28 AM
  11. DOCTOREVIL8's Avatar
    My goodness this thing is tiny!

    I shall name him, Mini-me!!Older BlackBerry phones in 2020-img_20201021_182714_671.jpeg
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    10-22-20 06:33 AM
  12. EFats's Avatar
    are there any navigation apps left for BBOS devices? I suppose a dedicated GPS car unit could fill the void if there isn't.
    I've found the dedicated car units to be vastly inferior to what is offered built in the car or anything on a smartphone.
    My recommendation is to pick up an old iPad/iPod Touch or even iPhone and install offline maps on it. It works way better and is less expensive than any standalone unit I could find

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    10-31-20 12:47 PM
  13. DOCTOREVIL8's Avatar
    I've found the dedicated car units to be vastly inferior to what is offered built in the car or anything on a smartphone.
    My recommendation is to pick up an old iPad/iPod Touch or even iPhone and install offline maps on it. It works way better and is less expensive than any standalone unit I could find

    Posted via CB10
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but not all iPad's and iPod Touch have GPS built in.
    Last edited by DOCTOREVIL8; 10-31-20 at 04:57 PM.
    10-31-20 02:38 PM
  14. howarmat's Avatar
    correct, but the newest one does its only $200 new. More functional than a GPS unit for sure but smaller screen. You can tether it too
    10-31-20 05:27 PM
  15. tommybegley's Avatar
    so... fill us in... how have you found using the new bb? most importantly, hows the battery life?? im on the old 9900 at the mo and really not enjoying how awful the battery life is, to the point that i have been thinking of downgrading to the 9700

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    11-09-20 09:02 AM
  16. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    so... fill us in... how have you found using the new bb? most importantly, hows the battery life?? im on the old 9900 at the mo and really not enjoying how awful the battery life is, to the point that i have been thinking of downgrading to the 9700

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    Varies by use.... most find themselves doing more when they have devices with better capabilities. But if you stick to email, text and call, they should all get you well over a day or more.
    11-09-20 09:19 AM
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