So, I figured that a Blackberry upgrade of sorts was due. We have a large supply of older Curve 8310 Blackberry’s so I traded my 8300 in and got an 8310. The only major difference is that the 8310 has GSP where that isn’t available on the 8300.
I open up Blackberry Desktop Manager and start the transfer device wizard. Seems to work great – copies all of the programs and content from my 8300 and within 45 minutes or so it is all on the 8310. One issue though – most of the wireless functions aren’t working.
I call Rogers support – the guy is very helpful and walks me though a bunch of stuff, most of which I have already done seeing as I am in the “know” with Blackberry’s. I wipe the device and reload the OS – still doesn’t work. Looks like it is pooched… Oh well. I wonder, did MH give me a defective Blackberry on purpose just to be funny? I doubt it, but that would be sorta funny anyway.
Anyway, seeing as the only difference is the GPS, perhaps I will stick with my 8300. The only reason I “upgraded” was because I thought that the 8310 had more memory – not the case. I think I will swap back today. The other issue if I do swap for a newer device is that the PIN changes and I have to inform a bunch of people who have my old PIN about the new one – PITA. I will have to do this anyway in September when I am eligible for a real upgrade from Rogers.
My fighting with problematic laptops hasn’t ended at work. I think that I am winning the battle though. Today is my last day before training – I am looking forward to it. Can you believe that the hotel that we are staying at (Sheraton Downtown) charges $15 per night for Internet access? That is, as a co-worker might say, pure craziness… I am taking a Rogers Rocket Stick to get “free” Internet access. The training should be good, I am hopeful that we will bring something worthwhile out of it.
Not too much else going on – guess I should get the day going…
UPDATE – 07:15
I have returned my SIM card into my original Blackberry 8300 and have reactivated it. Sorry Blackberry, I shouldn’t have betrayed you. All is well now though, everyone has been forgiven. 🙂