Well, who’d have thunk it. Wiping a BlackBerry is very difficult. From my previous post, it should be apparent that I left my previous employer, and I have a Blackberry Curve 8310 (personal property). Well, the IT department at my previous employer had imposed a IT Security Policy (that required a password, etc.). It turns out that invoking the Wipe Handheld command does not remove this policy. This is a bad thing, as I do not have access to my new employers BES server to overwrite the policy. SO, here’s two ways of doing it:
By popular request, here are the apps I use a lot and where to get them. This is a short entry so you can get to it by Blackberry:
- Google Services *
- Beyond411 *
- BlackBerry Maps *
- Windows Live Search *
- Yahoo To Go *
- Opera Mini Browser
* Can use internal GPS on my Blackberry 8310 (and others)
My new phone (unfortunately, the red one, I wanted the silver one: They’ll swap it out when the titanium/silver one is available) came into the Boulder AT&T store on Tuesday. I called the AT&T main number and visited the website but neither gave any indication that the phone even existed. I paid $150 after rebate. This phone replaces my 8707v. As soon as I saw the Curve, I knew I wanted one, but the GPS was a necessary feature, so I waited for that version.
I just bought a Nokia E65 cell phone. As many of you know, I’m a bit of a cell phone junkie. The E65 replaces my Blackberry 8707v. Just to annoy me, my workplace just implemented the extremely, annoyingly, convenient SameTime client on Blackberry, letting me do IM on the Blackberry (poorly). For those following my haphazard cell phone buying, you might want to know why go back to Blackberry Connect from an original Blackberry.
Here’s why I ordered myself a BlackBerry 8707v from eBay (3G, quad GSM) and am ditching the E61.
On my last trip to the far East (China, HK, Taiwan, Singapore) I bought the Nokia E61 phone + PDA. This phone is quad band GSM (for best North America coverage, yes, places in the US still use 850 MHz) with 3G (2100 MHz, Europe only capability), bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11g/b). This is a true world phone, expanding its coverage into the previous no-man’s land of Korea and Japan (3G). It also has Blackberry capability via GPRS/EDGE. I paid around $410 USD after tax rebate. It can be purchased on the internet for $350 + S&H.