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  1. Card Storm's Avatar
    Please PLEASE add network coverage display definitions!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Patches I dont mean to sound n00b, but are there multiple definitons? Im confused
    09-12-09 03:43 PM
  2. paulwright1's Avatar
    Patches I dont mean to sound n00b, but are there multiple definitons? Im confused
    1x, 1X, 1xev, 1XEV and of course the all importan 3G icon on os 5.0.0.191. And provide what each one means for your network coverage. Also add the other Icon descriptions like SOS and what it means.
    09-12-09 03:52 PM
  3. Card Storm's Avatar
    Added Evdo, edge, and 3g

    I will add the rest of data connections in a lil. I just got a wave of laziness lol.
    09-12-09 04:35 PM
  4. p4tr1ck's Avatar
    Great information for people who are new to the forums. Nice post.
    09-13-09 10:17 PM
  5. Card Storm's Avatar
    To be honest I even learned a few things.
    09-13-09 10:35 PM
  6. Michael Hepples's Avatar
    Just a thought, a lot of members use slang to refer to carriers as well. At least the US ones.

    VZW - Verizon Wireless

    ATT - AT&T (fairly self explanatory)

    T-MO - T-Mobile

    May be confusing for those not familiar with US carriers, particularly those overseas.
    09-13-09 10:53 PM
  7. atomicwedgie's Avatar
    BBSAK? Don't know this one either and I keep reading it.
    09-13-09 11:10 PM
  8. Michael Hepples's Avatar
    BBSAK? Don't know this one either and I keep reading it.
    BlackBerry Swiss Army Knife. All purpose Utility program for your Berry, allowing for backup/restore, Apploader, Device wipe, OS load, etc.
    09-13-09 11:26 PM
  9. Card Storm's Avatar
    How could we forget CDMA and GSM?
    09-14-09 12:59 AM
  10. GooTz66's Avatar
    Great thread Card! This is going in the sig
    09-18-09 05:06 AM
  11. Michael Hepples's Avatar
    New one for the list

    OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer - refers to accessories designed and distributed by the original manufacturer of the device.
    09-18-09 05:24 PM
  12. Card Storm's Avatar
    Updated! Thanks as always Michael!
    09-18-09 08:00 PM
  13. Card Storm's Avatar
    3 words have been added to the New Member Dictionary

    QC- Quality Control
    IMO- In My Opinion
    OP- Original Poster
    09-27-09 06:33 PM
  14. Card Storm's Avatar
    Updated:

    GPU
    09-27-09 06:38 PM
  15. patches152's Avatar
    ALSO, i found this for someone the other day, it contains a lot of forum/chat/board shorthand stuff, could be useful for some of the "run of the mill" discussion, aka acronyms that aren't necessarily "industry specific" but more for general forum use, will translate well to many mediums of written communication

    Computer Geek Acronyms
    10-02-09 08:34 PM
  16. Stormpwnsiphone's Avatar
    why is this rants/raves? this should be in the main forum and stickied, as well as CC'd to every other forum, and sent in an email, PIN and sms to every user who subscribes to CB and any other blackberry based forum/discussion board!
    I agree x1000000 really good thread

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com

    ...and then I see that its moved..

    BOGO-buy one get one free promotion

    Add that
    Last edited by Stormpwnsiphone; 10-05-09 at 03:32 PM.
    10-03-09 03:00 PM
  17. joecanale's Avatar
    1x/1X/1xEV/1XEV
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f2/1x-1...52/index2.html

    3G
    International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000), better known as 3G or 3rd Generation, is a family of standards for mobile telecommunications defined by the International Telecommunication Union,[1] which includes GSM EDGE, UMTS, and CDMA2000 as well as DECT and WiMAX. Services include wide-area wireless voice telephone, video calls, and wireless data, all in a mobile environment. Compared to 2G and 2.5G services, 3G allows simultaneous use of speech and data services and higher data rates (up to 14.4 Mbit/s on the downlink and 5.8 Mbit/s on the uplink with HSPA+). Thus, 3G networks enable network operators to offer users a wider range of more advanced services while achieving greater network capacity through improved spectral efficiency.

    BanStick/BanHammer/ModStick
    A banstick is a magical object used by admins of a server to ban people. When someone spams or causes trouble on a forum, mods and users alike will refer to it.

    BB
    Not the metal thing used in BB guns. Simply stands for BlackBerry. Ex. "I love my BB"

    BBM
    Blackberry Messenger

    BBSAK
    BlackBerry Swiss Army Knife
    From the BBSAK interface you can:
    * Wipe Blackberry leaving a 507 error
    * Reset Blackberry to factory state removing any IT Policy
    * Take Screenshots of your Blackberry.
    * Install COD Files

    BES
    BlackBerry Enterprise Server = email service provided by a server ran by a company.

    BIS
    BlackBerry Internet Service = email service provided by the respective carrier; T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Rogers, etc, etc...

    CDMA
    Short for Code-Division Multiple Access, a digital cellular technology that uses spread-spectrum techniques. Unlike competing systems, such as GSM, that use TDMA, CDMA does not assign a specific frequency to each user. Instead, every channel uses the full available spectrum. Individual conversations are encoded with a pseudo-random digital sequence. CDMA consistently provides better capacity for voice and data communications than other commercial mobile technologies, allowing more subscribers to connect at any given time, and it is the common platform on which 3G technologies are built.

    Crackberry Search Function
    This button allows you to search various topics on Crackberry to avoid having to go through the trouble of creating a whole new post that may have already been created in the past! Yeah it works! For instance.
    If I wanted to find out if others liked their BB storms or not I could type in the search forums space "i hate my storm so much" or "I love my storm so much" and topics relating to those keywords will pop up. You may also use the search function to find posts by specific CB members who are known to give great help. Ex.(Patches152, Crucial_Xtreme, Blueberry9550, JRSCCivic98). Chances are the big n00b question that you are so afraid to ask has already been answered! You may also search Crackberry for ANYTHING related to BB whether it be BB products or the latest BB gossip and news.

    DM
    Desktop Manager (also referred to as BDM or BBDM). Software used to manage all Blackberry applications, themes, etc. through your computer.

    EDGE
    Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution. <- This is the "standard" for GSM world wide. It's GSM's 2G tech.

    EVDO
    Evolution Data Optimized. <- This is the "standard" for CDMA. This is CDMA's 3G tech.

    Fanboy/Fanboi
    Someone far beyond a simple fan.
    No, not the tye of fan which keeps people cool.
    An arrogant person who goes into an outburst every time something he likes is questioned. Fanboys usually acuse others of being fanboys. Usually use 1337 and swarm MMORPGs. Fanboys caused alot of fallouts between people when they started arguing about consoles. If you insult something that a fanboy likes, he will spam your computer up and try to insult something that you like.

    Flaming
    A hostile and insulting interaction between Internet users. Flaming usually occurs in the social context of a discussion board, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), by e-mail or on Video-sharing websites.
    An Internet user typically generates a flame response to other posts or users posting on a site, and such a response is usually not constructive, does not clarify a discussion, and does not persuade others. Sometimes, flamers attempt to assert their authority, or establish a position of superiority over other users. Other times, a flamer is simply an individual who believes he or she carries the only valid opinion. This leads him or her to personally attack those who disagree. In some cases, flamers wish to upset and offend other members of the forum, in which case they can be called "trolls". Most often however, flamers are angry or insulting messages transmitted by people who have strong feelings about a subject.

    GPU
    A graphics processing unit or GPU (also occasionally called visual processing unit or VPU) is a specialized processor that offloads 3D graphics rendering from the microprocessor. It is used in embedded systems, mobile phones, personal computers, workstations, and game consoles.

    GSM
    GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) is a digital mobile telephone system that is widely used in Europe and other parts of the world. GSM uses a variation of Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) and is the most widely used of the three digital wireless telephone technologies (TDMA, GSM, and CDMA). GSM digitizes and compresses data, then sends it down a channel with two other streams of user data, each in its own time slot. It operates at either the 900 MHz or 1,800 MHz frequency band.

    Hybrid
    A hybrid is the re-arrangement of Blackberry Operating System .cod files, using the best traits from two or more Operating System builds.

    For instance, if one was to place the flick scrolling files of OS 5.0.0.191 along with 4.7.0.148 radio files and the majority of core 4.7.0.151 files, that would be considered a hybrid. (not sure if this actual combination of hybrid is possible, but you get the idea)

    IMO
    In My Opinion

    Leak
    Leaks are materials in which were not originally inteded for public distribution, but were released to the public without the permissions of its creator.
    Example: Photos, Videos, Software, Specs.

    Memory Leak
    A memory leak in computer science is a particular type of unintentional memory consumption by a computer program where the program fails to release memory when no longer needed. This condition is normally the result of a bug in a program that prevents it from freeing memory that it no longer needs. Some memory is requested by the program and allocated but it fails to return it (deallocate) when no longer needed.

    OEM
    Original Equipment Manufacturer - refers to accessories designed and distributed by the original manufacturer of the device.

    OP
    Original Poster of thread.

    OS
    An Operating System (commonly abbreviated to either OS or O/S) is an interface between hardware and user; an OS is responsible for the management and coordination of activities and the sharing of the resources of the computer. The operating system acts as a host for computing applications that are run on the machine. As a host, one of the purposes of an operating system is to handle the details of the operation of the hardware.

    OTA
    Over The Air - A link to use from your BlackBerry device for a direct download of desired content(IE: Themes, Apps, etc..)

    PIN sharing and Barcode sharing
    Barcodes only work with Blackberry Messenger 5. Basically to send IM's to other BB users you have to have their PIN, or share your PIN. BBM 5 lets you share a barcode or PIN. Your camera takes a scan of a barcode and that person gets your "add" request in their BB IM.

    QC
    Quality Control- In engineering and manufacturing, quality control and quality engineering are used in developing systems to ensure products or services are designed and produced to meet or exceed customer requirements.

    RIM (Research in Motion)
    Manufacturer of Blackberry.

    Troll
    In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional or disciplinary response[1] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[2]

    UI
    The user interface (also known as human computer interface or man-machine interface (MMI)) is the aggregate of means by which peoplethe usersinteract with the systema particular machine, device, computer program or other complex tool. The user interface provides means of:
    Input, allowing the users to manipulate a system
    Output, allowing the system to indicate the effects of the users' manipulation.

    U.S. Carrier Abbreviations

    ATT - AT&T
    T-MO - T-Mobile
    VZW - Verizon Wireless

    WiFi
    The name of a popular wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide wireless high-speed Internet and network connections. The Wi-Fi Alliance, the organization that owns the Wi-Fi (registered trademark) term specifically defines Wi-Fi as any "wireless local area network
    (WLAN) products that are based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) 802.11 standards."



    General
    Computer Geek Acronyms
    Feel free to add to my list and I will update it! Thanks.
    o genius weatherbug upgrade????????????
    10-30-09 08:10 AM
  18. patches152's Avatar
    o genius weatherbug upgrade????????????


    10-30-09 06:07 PM
  19. Card Storm's Avatar


    Im confused................
    10-30-09 06:09 PM
  20. patches152's Avatar
    me too my friend, me too....
    10-30-09 06:35 PM
  21. Diabeetus Man's Avatar
    maybe add service books? i have no idea what those are :-/
    11-02-09 11:11 PM
  22. patches152's Avatar
    maybe add service books? i have no idea what those are :-/
    service books, provisioning, host routing table, also add to it links to "how BIS/BES works" so everything is in context...
    11-03-09 05:13 PM
  23. Joneser2006's Avatar
    A definition/explanation of the "search" function, maybe?
    11-06-09 01:45 AM
  24. YoungChrisG#IM's Avatar
    Thank you SO much card! Although I have been on here for over a year now I had NO IDEA what IMO stood for lol. I'm mildly ********
    11-06-09 05:36 PM
  25. Card Storm's Avatar
    The thread has been updated! Sorry its been a while.
    11-07-09 11:00 PM
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