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Monday, January 21, 2008

The Inner Workings of a Blackberry Curve 8310


Shouts of Horror!!

I nearly lost my Blackberry today.... the world most definately would have ended... lol

Until I got another one out of the Cupboard @ work tomorrow ... lol.

While it was smashed into smitherines from my accidental throwing of the device I decided to check it's guts out :)

The design is very well made, complements to the chef :)

But one thing caught my eye and that was , you guessed it, the trackball. I had always been wondering what it looked like underthere and how it all worked (engineering background/nature) but i had always been "too busy" to pull it apart.

It actually works like the legacy ball mice for PC's but there are 4 rollers rather than 2, thus surrounding the trackball on 4 sides.

The rough texture of the Trackball is actually by design, thus making it grip.

Anyway.... i was intrigued...

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Scrubbing Part 2

After looking through my Website stats I have notice that people are looking for a particular duration of the scrubbing feature.... Unfortunately it cannot be quantified exactly, but, in real life terms on my 8310 it takes about 2 hours to complete.

Hope this helps.

Blackberry Messenger Transports

Over the ages at work, Lee Williams and Craig Pringle and myself have been discussing enhancements to the Blackberry device.

One particular enhancement that would definately see success would be to allow transports to be added to the built-in messenger client thus allowing connection to public IM communities. provides a solution to MSN/Live Mesenger problems, but just doesn't have that feel as good as the Blackberry Messenger (as basic as it is).

When will RIM step up to the task to allow users to access public IM communities through their proprietry browser ?

Friday, January 4, 2008

Just ask ?

While perusing around the Internet and seeing Toyota is now more popular in the USA than ford ( I discovered this add in one of the frames.

At first I was a little surprised by it all as it is not their typical style of advertising.

They are definitely trying to capitalise on the whole "love for the Blackberry" thing.

Check it out and see what you recon.