1. kristinlynn's Avatar
    Well, I went out and treated myself to my very first BB. It's the Pearl on the Verizon network. I'm still totally baffled by the thing, but I'll learn. Just saying hello and any tips or tricks anyone can offer are more than welcome!
    12-29-07 01:44 PM
  2. cate's Avatar
    i also have the pearl & i love it. it takes some time (for me like 3 days) to get used to it. it's a beauty

    welcome, btw!
    12-29-07 04:53 PM
  3. dacur's Avatar
    welcome! you'll find lots of great people and info here. i, too, recently treated myself to a pearl and LOVE it! get yourself a microSD card so you can store photos and tunes, check out the free ringtones here at CB, and google maps works well with the pearl. that ought to get you started. good luck!
    12-29-07 04:57 PM
  4. John Clark's Avatar
    Welcome to CB!
    12-29-07 08:24 PM
  5. renegade37918's Avatar
    hello kristinlynn and welcome to cb..
    12-29-07 09:21 PM
  6. kristinlynn's Avatar
    Thank you, everyone. And hello.
    12-29-07 11:11 PM
  7. Trevor's Avatar
    Hello, and welcome to Crackberry. You are going to love both this site and your new device.
    12-30-07 12:28 PM
  8. orle8050's Avatar
    Welcome! I have the 8130 on the Sprint network. Feel free to PIN if you have questions.
    12-30-07 12:30 PM
  9. Bedrock's Avatar
    Welcome to CB!!!
    01-02-08 09:46 AM
  10. surfanimal's Avatar
    Welcome to CB!
    01-02-08 12:49 PM
  11. kasperapd's Avatar
    Welcome to CB!
    01-02-08 02:11 PM
  12. kristinlynn's Avatar
    Thank you! This site has been super helpful so far. I've only had my Pearl for 5 days, and I actually seem to pretty much have it figured out.
    01-02-08 04:29 PM
  13. daddybear's Avatar
    welcome to0 the crack kristin...

    jeez another burgher too...
    we can smell our own...

    -db

    there must be twenty on here now...
    01-02-08 07:17 PM
  14. kristinlynn's Avatar
    Hmm, really? I hardly know anyone with BB's around here unless they have em for work. Come to think of it, outside of a few guys I work with, I'm the only one I know who has one for personal use. I didn't know there were so many BB users in Steelers County...
    01-02-08 07:26 PM
  15. daddybear's Avatar
    what can I say...

    I like my football black and gold...

    and I like my phone to be BLACKBERRY...

    -db

    be safe out there.
    01-02-08 07:41 PM
  16. kristinlynn's Avatar
    I even figured out how to download and install themes today, and how to install the OS on my computer so my Desktop Manager would actually let me load apps on to my BB.

    Next, I may tackle BB Messenger...
    01-02-08 08:46 PM
  17. daddybear's Avatar
    messenger is actually pretty cool...

    IF you have a friend or colleague with a blackberry. Its like a threaded instant message program... but the pearl already does that for my text messages...

    I use it to stay in touch with my sister out of town...

    a lot of apps can be downloaded OTA and therefore make the desktop manager unnecessary...

    good luck, pm me if you have any questions...

    -db
    Last edited by daddybear; 01-02-08 at 08:54 PM. Reason: can't spell as fast as I can think
    01-02-08 08:54 PM
  18. LMJ_8130's Avatar
    Welcome! I learn something new and interesting everytime I visit the site! Enjoy and don't fight the addiction!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-02-08 08:56 PM
  19. kristinlynn's Avatar
    Yeah, I have so far been totally addicted to the email and text. I've always been a very very heavy text message user...and it's only sure to get worse!
    01-02-08 08:57 PM
  20. daddybear's Avatar
    yeah.. once you get those callouses developed for the pearl keyboard...you'll be knocking them out without looking.

    ANd remember...the pearl will learn what you type and use it and it gets smarter...

    -db
    01-02-08 09:00 PM
  21. kristinlynn's Avatar
    I do love how it's learning my text habits, including names of things I refer to and even some of my borderline made-up words, haha.
    01-02-08 09:12 PM
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