06-11-2008 09:33 AM
I just purchased my first PDA/Phone, a BlackBerry Curve 8310. There is so much on this that I don't even know what I don't know. Is there a good book on what the BlackBerry's capabilities are, and HOW to access them? I have seen references to WiFi, does this mean I could "tap into" a hot spot and use the phone? With a wireless router? How 'bout recording my youngest daughter saying "Pick up the Phone, Dad!", and then saving that as a personalized ring tone for her? The sales person said they thought that was possible, but didn't know how.
You get the Idea, look up newbie, BlackBerry, and get my picture. If there is a good book, I could get to a point where I could ask intelligent questions here.
Thanks for the startup help!
06-11-2008 10:03 PM
I think you'll find all the information you need online and forums such as this one. One area in which I would recommend you spending some time in is the BlackBerry 101 section which can provide you with a solid foundation on your Blackberry. Click or copy and paste this link to access: http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/blackberry101
06-12-2008 07:08 AM
SeaDragon...Welcome to the club. I know you can do the recording Go to recording icon on the Blackberry. record your daughter's message, and save it. Then when you go to Ringtones, hit menu, and you should see the "recording " then select for ring tone.
Also, I went to Local Book Store (Borders or Barnes and Noble) Ask for "Blackberry Curve for Dummies" For Curve and Pearl)..Step by step instructions for many functions of the Curve.
06-12-2008 12:19 PM
06-12-2008 04:52 PM
I have the Curve 8330 (Verizon) Maybe its a little different. My Icon is a microphone , when I scoll over it, the wording says, "Voice Notes Recorder" Click here and you will be able to record your voice (Used initially for notes, and reminders for "TO-DO" stuff. Also, on the Media icon, when you click on it, there are several icons (Music,Videos,Ring Tones, Pictures, and the last icon isVoice notes - which is the microphone icon). Click here and record.
I am not sure if the Sprint version has this. Let me know
06-12-2008 10:30 PM
The 8310 does not have a voicerecorder application included. There is a new OS upgrade being launched that will enable the 8310 to take voice notes and use the camera as a recorder however at the time being you'll loose your GPS benefit. A friend recently upgraded to the new version of the OS and is having problems so I would wait a little bit before updating your device.
As far as getting your daughter on there is a ring tone just have her record a message on your computer and save it as then add it to your media file. Then you should be able to assign it.
06-12-2008 10:40 PM - edited 06-12-2008 10:46 PM
06-12-2008 10:44 PM