10-14-2012 07:42 PM - edited 10-14-2012 07:57 PM
My very old Sony Z5 (from the pre smart phone era) had a very cool feature. Two clocks with each an adjustable time zone. So let's say that I'm travelling from Amsterdam (GMT +1) to Lisbon (GMT +0) which I actually do regularly I leave one clock on Amsterdam time and set the other clock to Lisbon time. As soon as I get out of the plane I just swap clocks. When I travel to my brother in the US I set one clock to NY time. The Sony always showed both clocks. That way you don't accidentally wake up your spouse in Holland. You can show a second clock on the Blackberry by
Just a pity that you can't swap both clocks. Could you please add that feature RIM? The Japanese got it right the first time. So forget about switching time zones, this works very well and you don't have to do the math.
What would be even better is if the source of the time zone would not be limited to the network provider time (which is
not relayed here in Portugal) but also would use the GPS data to switch clocks!
05-07-2015 10:16 PM
05-09-2015 10:52 AM
Agree 100% with the others experiencing this problem. This has happened to me on multiple occasions. I came across this post expecting a solution, as I arrived at a 5pm appointment today that originally was for 4pm when I booked it away on business, missed it and have to reschedule. I just want the appointments to stay at the time I set them and the time zone update independently. Looking for this feature in the next phone.
The solution is use the time zone setting in the calendar and enter the appointment at the time it occurs in that time zone. All calendar appointment times will be correct regardless of time zone setting on the device.
05-09-2015 02:28 PM
05-09-2015 05:44 PM - edited 05-09-2015 05:46 PM
No. I'm suggesting using the time zone setting in the calendar.
Say you have a flight departing the West coast USA at 7:00AM and your home time zone is different. You are entering your flight times as appointments. Set the start time of the appointment as 7:00AM, the duration equal to the flight time, and set the appointment time zone to Pacific time.
Do that and your calendar notifications will always occur at the appropriate time relative to the appointment, regardless of the time zone setting for the device clock.
If you need to do so, record the local time for the appointment in the notes.
05-10-2015 08:14 PM
05-11-2015 06:33 AM
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It isn't broken. And you don't have to do the math. The calendar gives you the feature to set the time zone in which the appointment occurs, and the device does the time zone correction for you (in BBOS).
Personally, I travel too. I may have multiple appointments plus my flights. I want these appointments to show in the actual local times according to the time zone I am in. The only way that is possible is if the appointments are entered while allowing for th time zone in which th appointment occurs.
I also want my calendar alerts to activate at the correct time regardless. If I'm in time zone A and I have a teleconference scheduled in time zone B, I'm going to enter the appointment at the time it actually occurs in zone A, not the local time in zone B.
There was a time when the BBOS did not automatically update the time zone and one might forget to change the setting. . And even now you may have it set to prompt and could forget to respond to the prompt. Or it is possible you don't have it set to prompt and a network error incorrectly switches the time zone on you. If you use the calendar the way it is meant to be used, your alert will go off at the correct time before the appointment even if the time zone is set to another zone instead of the correct zone.
I will agree many have been arguing about this as long as I have been using a BlackBerry. It is still the same in BB10, though implemented differently (and not as well as in BBOS, in my opinion). Those who say it's broke will not get what they want, in my opinion, and the designers were not drooling morons. You can use the calendar the way it was intended or find a work around. Those are the options.
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