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New desktop icons on BB Bold

I want to save shortcuts on the desktop.....like Gmail, Hotmail etc. I have bookmarked them in the web browser. There does not seem to be any instructions and ATT support for BB had no idea........on my old 8900 it seemed very simple....any ideas out there?
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Re: New desktop icons on BB Bold

The 8900 is only out today in Canada.. can't be that old.

 

You wiill need to setup your BIS account with Gmail and Hotmail, look for the 'personal email setup' icon on your BlackBerry Homescreen.




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Re: New desktop icons on BB Bold

That was a typo....should be 8700. I know how to set-up all the POP mail options but that creates a problem as all the mail is delivered into my Outlook mail inbox on the BB, as well as the Gmail or Hotmail inbox. I was trying to have a simple shortcut on the desktop that points to the Gmail or Hotmail sign-in to check email.

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Re: New desktop icons on BB Bold

ah, then you need to read this thread... not impossible, not for the beginner.

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/rim/board/message?board.id=java_dev&message.id=11388#M11388




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Re: New desktop icons on BB Bold

Seems too difficult for the average user. Shame RIM did not see fit to make this easier. Thanks
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Re: New desktop icons on BB Bold

Or you can create a custom theme using Plazmic Composer. Composer will allow you to add a custom icon with a custom link of your own.
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Re: New desktop icons on BB Bold

so, which is easier?




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Re: New desktop icons on BB Bold

Neither is acceptable after paying $300 for the latest technology in Smart Phones. All I need is a phone that is as user friendly as my computer and does not require lots of after-market software and fixes. Disapponting and I wish I had my old phone back. Oh by the way.......the battery life on this device is horrible!

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Re: New desktop icons on BB Bold

I seem to have signed-up to receive every message that is posted on the bulletin board.......any ideas how I unsubscribe?

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Re: New desktop icons on BB Bold

You got a deal at $300!

 

Remember, this is not your PC. It is completely different programming and OS, it is not windows. It is not a laptop. It is a secure messaging device. It is different. 

 

Admitted, there is a steeper learning curve. Patience and an open mind is required.

 

Since you just bought it, you certainly can return it to your retailer and exchange it for another. The BlackBerry may not be the device for you.




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