1. Slash82's Avatar
    Hey friends,

    Maybe its a kind of stupid, but I like it:

    Wanna tell you something about the "retro-feeling", maybe it helps you to come over the time until we see some new devices or QNX.

    Today, I found my very first Blackberry (8700) in a box under my bed again.
    I was wondering myself its still working...
    So, I switched my SIM-card, took out the charger - yes, its still working. (but slow as molasses in January)


    After the start up of OS 4.1:
    There it was again, that feeling I had at this time...
    As E-mail on a mobil devices was A BIIIIG thing (besides a VGA camera phone or having more than 10SMS in you Inbox). HAHAHA!
    So after a few minutes of holding the trackwheel device and remembering some good times with it I switched back the SIM-card into my 8900.

    I thought of having that feeling on my current OS 5.0 device (8900) and its possilbe (a bit) with a few changes...

    1. Change your font:
    BB-button ---> Options ---> Screen/Keyboard ---> choose the Font family "BBMillbank" ---> and maybe a bigger fontsize (to make it more retro).

    2. Change your inbox:
    Go into you mail box ---> BB-button ---> Options ---> General Options ---> Change "Display Message Header On:" (from "2 Line") to "1 Line"

    3. Change your wallpaper:
    Just find a wallpaper or a similar you had at that time.
    I just copied a background picture from my 8700.


    So! Welcome in 2005/2006!
    Hope you like it!
    Last edited by Slash82; 01-26-11 at 12:16 PM.
    01-26-11 12:13 PM
  2. johnmorganjr1's Avatar
    I had an 8700 way back when. That thing was a workhorse. I loved it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-26-11 12:25 PM
  3. Slash82's Avatar
    I had an 8700 way back when. That thing was a workhorse. I loved it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Yeah, me too!!!
    Thats why I started that thread to get back a bit of that feeling...
    At this time there was no comparable device.
    01-26-11 12:46 PM
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