1. moonlessnight's Avatar
    Well I don't know about most of you, but I haven't messed with my OS at all yet. I'm waiting to see how OS6 works for everyone before I take the bait and actually do anything. I'm pretty happy with the OS it was shipped with.

    Congrats on the 7,000th post, jaydee.
    08-28-10 04:11 PM
  2. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Moonlessnight!!!!
    You're back!!!
    Yay! How have you been? Don't tell me you finally stopped watching the Twilight movie? lol Nawwwww... you're posting from the theater, I'm sure!

    I think we have a few months before we see OS6 anyway so as long as your phone is working, don't fiddle...I did and was instantly sorry I did!
    08-28-10 04:34 PM
  3. moonlessnight's Avatar
    Hahahahahaha. I'm seeing it for the 10th time tomorrow night on a date, actually! I'll never get sick of it! I've been alright, lots of jaw problems which means I've had a headache pretty much nightly which would explain my absence How are you?!

    Yes, it's working great. It lags every now and then because I always forget to delete texts and emails and all of that, but otherwise it's perfect!
    08-28-10 04:56 PM
  4. pr1nce's Avatar
    Congratulations Jaydee for posting #7000!!!, and I'd like to congratulate all of the Essex threaders for keeping it going. Now, it's on to 8000.
    08-28-10 05:02 PM
  5. pr1nce's Avatar
    I really hope that BB6 is here before we get to 8K.
    08-28-10 05:04 PM
  6. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Hahahahahaha. I'm seeing it for the 10th time tomorrow night on a date, actually! I'll never get sick of it! I've been alright, lots of jaw problems which means I've had a headache pretty much nightly which would explain my absence How are you?!

    Yes, it's working great. It lags every now and then because I always forget to delete texts and emails and all of that, but otherwise it's perfect!
    The 10th time??? Girl- just tell 'em to shut down the projector and get up in front of everyone and act out all the lines from the movie with the boyfriend! You know 'em all by heart anyway!!!!!

    Why watch a move when they can watch a stage play? LOL

    Seriously, sorry to hear your TMJ is not any better...thought maybe the headaches were going away. Dang!
    08-28-10 07:09 PM
  7. moonlessnight's Avatar
    The 10th time??? Girl- just tell 'em to shut down the projector and get up in front of everyone and act out all the lines from the movie with the boyfriend! You know 'em all by heart anyway!!!!!

    Why watch a move when they can watch a stage play? LOL

    Seriously, sorry to hear your TMJ is not any better...thought maybe the headaches were going away. Dang!
    Hahaha if only I had a boyfriend! I'm far too picky! But yes, I know 90% of the words now

    Well, I had been taking 800mg of ibuprofen for the pain/swelling, but I got my hair cut on Tuesday and my stylist said that my hair was thinning on the top. Apparently, too much ibuprofen causes hair loss. I knew it caused weight gain (which has happened a bit) and swollen throat (which I also now have) but hair loss isn't listed in my paperwork, nor did the dentist tell me (he's not MY dentist) so we called the dentist and he told me to stop taking it immediately, and now I'm on Tylenol 4 but he only gave me 20 of them. And because my jaw still locks up every morning, that's concerning for him so he referred me to a TMD/TMJ specialist which I'll be going to once my cough clears up.
    08-28-10 07:21 PM
  8. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Wow, MLN, sounds like you need a detective and NOT a doctor to solve your medical problems!

    Good luck honey!!!! We're pulling for you! Hope you get relief soon! We don't want you going the route I usually take to fix my problems, which Bob can tell you is the root of all evil...my merlot, or sangria, or my gin and tonic, or...
    I think I have said enough!

    Hey, now that I have fixed my Video recorder, I have tried to send actually videos and wow! you can't record much to send via BBM or MMS, can you?
    BBM says 6MB limit, which is about 45 secs. and MMS...I dunno. I gota test that.
    Any other alternative for sending vids to friends?
    Anyone ever tried?
    08-29-10 09:14 AM
  9. socalpilot's Avatar
    Hello All! Hey my bold received light moisture from a very light rain and then the next thing I know I'm having phone issues: Screen shutting down, track pad not working!! please tell me blackberry made a phone that doesnt need to be carried in a sandwhich bag!! WTF! I ended up having to use some electronic cleanser, light compressed air and then it worked slightly but had a cloudy sky wallpaper? After my brother in laws recommendation I put it in a plastic sandwhich bag with rice and let it sit for several hours. The phone is back up and running but I'm pissed off! Please tell me I can answer the phone if its raining!
    08-29-10 01:23 PM
  10. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Hello All! Hey my bold received light moisture from a very light rain and then the next thing I know I'm having phone issues: Screen shutting down, track pad not working!! please tell me blackberry made a phone that doesnt need to be carried in a sandwhich bag!! WTF! I ended up having to use some electronic cleanser, light compressed air and then it worked slightly but had a cloudy sky wallpaper? After my brother in laws recommendation I put it in a plastic sandwhich bag with rice and let it sit for several hours. The phone is back up and running but I'm pissed off! Please tell me I can answer the phone if its raining!
    SoCal, first thing to do when your phone gets wet is to put in rice, completely submerged in rice, and leave it there!!!!!! Some say for a day or more depending on the degree of submersion.

    Glad the brother-in-law got to you and helped you out.

    You probably shouldn't be getting ANY water on your phone at all, water, steam, condensation or anything. Keep it covered, out of the bathroom, shower area, out of the rain, mist, etc. Leave it in your pocket. I know I surely don't take mine out if it's raining...NO WAY!!!!

    What's everybody else think?
    08-29-10 01:30 PM
  11. cbreze's Avatar
    Hey socal, unfortunatly the tiniest bit of moisture can cause issues with alot of phones. If it were raining I would not pull my phone out at all, any phone. I wouldn't even be walking around with it unprotected if I knew it were raining. Thats the ugly truth. They make ruggedized phones that can be submerged, but not BB's yet. Glad you got it fixed with the rice. From what I have heard that was the right thing to do.
    Also listen to jaydee, she speaks wisely concerning the moisture issue. Any moisture/damp area.
    08-29-10 01:31 PM
  12. socalpilot's Avatar
    It wasn't submerged! How the heck can a company (especially one from Canada) make a phone that you can't use if its raining!! I had a Treo (no problem light rain) and several Motorola phones (no problem rain) and also LG phones (no problem with rain) That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard!! I am not suggesting using the phone in a monsoon but basic rain!! the easiet thing for a company to do is use a light rubber membrane under the key pad to keep dirt and moisture out, probably cost 25c each if that!
    08-29-10 01:42 PM
  13. Brookelynne's Avatar
    I would not have guessed that a tiny bit of moisture would take a phone out of commission. That is an ugly bit of information. Is this true of all smartphones or just BB? Does RIM let users know about this? I don't recall reading this when I was researching BB.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-29-10 01:44 PM
  14. cbreze's Avatar
    In my opinion phones from years past were built alot better, resisting moisture/drops etc. various makes.
    As for our BB's , rim can't even make them defect free out of the box, how are they ever going to make them moisture resistant?
    It's most manufacturers also, not isolated to rim. These days phones are made quick, and are expected to be changed out often. I think the service providers have alot to do with this trend also as it is their cash cow.
    As I mentioned there is a company that makes very ruggedized phones that has a bigger and bigger customer base. It seems they saw a niche market and jumped on it. Our phones are considered disposable, also because O.S's change so much, it's just that some of us take very good care of them and can make them last, but one direct hit drop and they're toast. For what we pay this is quite unacceptable really, but the reality is "it is what it is".
    08-29-10 01:54 PM
  15. Brookelynne's Avatar
    I agree with socal. I have had a number of lg phones and never had a problem with using any of those phones in moist environments. My daughter takes her envy touch into the bathroom every day and she takes long hot steamy showers. Maybe she has been lucky. It is ridiculous for BB to be that fragile.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-29-10 01:55 PM
  16. cbreze's Avatar
    I agree it seems it would not be terribly difficult to seal them up better. They didn't always come with the moisture sensitive sticker to indicate moisture contact if you returned it for any reason. I'm wondering if this is some twisted methodology to get providers/manufacturers off the hook for replacements. Easily triggered so "no replacement for you!" Socal, did this trip your moisture sensitive sticker? I'll bet it did.
    08-29-10 02:02 PM
  17. Brookelynne's Avatar
    I have been accustomed to keeping my phones for the life of the contract, hence I take good care of them. I can understand how a direct hit can take out a phone, but not a misty rain. I guess I have to reevaluate what it means to care good care of a phone. It's good to have insurance although the deductible is more than I paid for the phone. Lesson is to keep in purse and only use in dry conditions. Sheesh!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-29-10 02:05 PM
  18. socalpilot's Avatar
    I take extremely good care of all of my stuff, especially expensive phones. I find it completely unacceptable that the phone would act up with the extremely small amount of moisture it was subjected to. So I guess no one in the Pacific Northwest can own a blackberry??
    08-29-10 02:42 PM
  19. jaydee5799's Avatar
    I can feel your pain SoCal. I understand how frustrating it is when your phone isn't working properly or behaving the way it should, believe me.

    What to do about it? I have no idea.

    Maybe you could ask around the forums and see how some of the people who live in rainy areas actually DO function with their bbs and how they are able to use their phones in rainy weather, etc.

    I don't know what else to tell you.

    I only know I personally would never take it in the "steamy shower" like Brooke's daughter or answer it in the rain. In fact, if raining, I make sure it is ZIPPED closed in my purse. I'm just that afraid. I mean is it EVER any good for ANY electronics to get wet? Your laptop? A portable phone from your home? A PS3? an iPad? a DVR? I dunno. Why does the Blackberry have to be indestructible and those don't? Just because we use them on our bodies? It's still a mini computer...

    Maybe my thinking is flawed...but I do feel your pain and I am very sorry you had to go through that trouble. I sure hope your phone is working well now and that you don't have any more trouble with it again!!!
    08-29-10 02:53 PM
  20. Brookelynne's Avatar
    ^^^Not to mention humid summers in the East or along Gulf.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-29-10 02:55 PM
  21. bodeb's Avatar
    It wasn't submerged! How the heck can a company (especially one from Canada) make a phone that you can't use if its raining!! I had a Treo (no problem light rain) and several Motorola phones (no problem rain) and also LG phones (no problem with rain) That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard!! I am not suggesting using the phone in a monsoon but basic rain!! the easiet thing for a company to do is use a light rubber membrane under the key pad to keep dirt and moisture out, probably cost 25c each if that!
    I agree it seems it would not be terribly difficult to seal them up better. They didn't always come with the moisture sensitive sticker to indicate moisture contact if you returned it for any reason. I'm wondering if this is some twisted methodology to get providers/manufacturers off the hook for replacements. Easily triggered so "no replacement for you!" Socal, did this trip your moisture sensitive sticker? I'll bet it did.
    I have an idea that it is not as simple to make devices like these moisture resistant. A piece of rubber material under a keyboard would certainly help keep dist out; however, I don't see it keeping moisture out that easisly. Once the dampness begins to evapoarte, the damp air would be able to penetrate into the device fairly easily and all it takes is a little vapor in the wrong spot to fray one of these things.

    Yeah, devices like these are considred expendable/throw-away; thus, the manufacturor's are not willing to invest the additional $$ to devise the necessary mechanism to seal these devices. Besides, by not doing so they are going to sell a few more units to folks who endup converting their devices to "Toast".

    Just my $.02 fwiw.
    08-29-10 02:57 PM
  22. socalpilot's Avatar
    Attention Miami and Houston.....don't do it!
    08-29-10 02:58 PM
  23. bodeb's Avatar
    Congratulations to all on reaching 7k. Now the big question is whether we make 8k before BB6. I'm betting on 8k before BB6. Just got to be diferent.

    The real question is, will I reach 1k before 8k occurs. I think I'm betting on 8k first.

    Ok, enough of my prognosticating for today!
    08-29-10 03:02 PM
  24. socalpilot's Avatar
    Well as much as I like my BB, I don't shower with it! Ipods can be used in moist enviroments as most everyone jog's and works out with them, same as most MP3 players. I am not asking BB to make a mil spec phone for the everday user but to make something that can actually be used in day to day enviroments. I live in Southern California and the small amount of moisture I got was in the State of Arizona....so what the heck are the people in the wet enviroments supposed to do?
    08-29-10 03:03 PM
  25. socalpilot's Avatar
    Another question is why doesnt the Bold 9650 (world phone) have a world clock? Most every phone I have had the last few years has had world time and they were not "world phones"??? I think maybe BB has lost the forest for the tree's!
    08-29-10 03:12 PM
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