Blackberry 9700 experience, part two

The Blackberry 9700 has now firmly taken its place in your pocket. It's still fine at home, but on the road or away from the computer it is very convenient to check mail, view simple attachments on this particular device. After all, it's not worth it. Plus it's convenient. An ancient curiosity about the brand's devices has turned into an urgent need. And in the second part, I would like to dwell on such an important part of the Blackberry world as accessories. Plus, to tell you about the time of the BB 9700. Don't worry, there will be a third part, it seems, not the final one at all. There I will try to answer users' questions after the articles, give particularly good opinions in the forum.

When buying this or that accessory, the user always buys a pig in a poke. Especially considering the fact that only a few curious and inquisitive people ask for additional information. As practice shows, people who once got hooked on the "blackberry" use the device to the bitter end. This is quite logical, because almost any Blackberry is not a fashionable, advertised one-day gadget, but something like a paper organizer. The one we use until there are no blank pages left. You can buy an additional block. You can choose a new one. With "blackberries" a similar situation. Many still use old models and do not want to spend money on modern ones. I plan to get the most out of the BB 9700 before it falls apart.

But this does not mean at all that you need to use a "naked" smartphone. Why, when there are so many interesting things around.

Content:

Cases, headsets and stands

Since the Blackberry is a whole cult, and not just another phone without a clan, without a tribe, there are a great many accessories for each model. But, as always, not everything can be recommended for purchase. I would advise you to pay attention to branded accessories first of all. And that's just some of them. For example, if I continue to use the BB 9700, then there is a desire to replenish the set with a leather case from the company's assortment, to buy a stand-cradle. The BB 9700 comes with a 2 GB microSD memory card, it makes sense to buy a larger card if you plan to use the device not only for communication and mail, but also for listening to music and watching movies.

A little about how I equipped my device. The Delta Mobile company helped me with this, I highly recommend it not only to Blackberry users, but also to those who sell devices. It's all about the very pleasant prices for accessories, they just interested me. Many useful branded “additives” have been released for the BB 9700, and it’s a sin not to use them. Moreover, each of them brings tangible benefits.

I'll start with a table stand. I have already said about the relatively short operating time of the device with active use. I love cradles since ancient times, the first Palm and PDAs, I try to get a stand for every device used every day. This is convenient - in the evening I inserted the device, in the morning I took it charged. The original stand for the BB 9700 just looks and has one drawback - the edges could be made higher for a better "capture" of the device. Here it seems that you push a little, and the smartphone will fly out. Well, what to do. There are also non-original models with a more convenient groove. But the accessory has a not very bright backlight to accurately install the device in the tray at night. By the way, there is no need to “attach” or attach it here, just put it on and that's it.

Complete cover leaves a depressing impression, took it out of the box, only to take a picture for the first part. Therefore, the idea immediately arose to get a different solution. Signature additions include simple leather cases, clip-on holsters, and silicone stockings. They say the last of a pleasant velvety rubber. I somehow do not really like a pleasant velvety rubber. Girls will probably like it, you can instantly turn a boring black Blackberry into a cheerful pink one. I chose a holster with a clip for attaching to a belt, I want to note that in the device settings you can choose the behavior of the device in a case, for example, the sound will be only when the “blackberry” is hidden in the leather bowels. The clip with a lock can be turned up or sideways, so it is more convenient to sit down, the device will not fly off. I must say that a not very wide belt is suitable for this clip, I recommend trying it on when buying. The packaging makes it quite possible.

Finally, the headset. There are different versions of the BB 9700 supplies, for the USA normal in-ear headphones are included, for other countries - very scary and ancient plugs. It would be better not to even know about their existence. Considering that it is very good to listen to music with the Blackberry, the headset also needs to be changed. You can turn to third-party accessories, but principles force me to use original products. Moreover, Blackberry has a wonderful headset called Multimedia Headset. Perhaps the most successful thing for the BB 9700. The cable has not only a microphone, but also a remote control to control the player, Play / Pause buttons, rewind. The kit includes not only eartips, but also overlays for headphones. Installed in black, there are red and silver. Also included is a leather case for carrying your wealth. The sound quality of the headset is good, I was quite satisfied. As well as ease of management. The remote control is light, the cable does not pull down, its length is great. The microphone is located in a separate block, next to the right earpiece. Made to improve the quality of speech transmission, logical. The right earbud is marked with a red stripe.

There are some peculiarities in working with the BB 9700. Let's start with the fact that the site has double information about the support of this smartphone. In one place it is not mentioned, in another it is in the list of compatible devices (we are talking about the official Blackberry website). However, I ventured into the purchase. When connected, an incomprehensible noise appears in the headset, as if interference, disappears after a few seconds. The player could not be launched by pressing the Play button. While fast-forwarding, a constant strange noise began, and then the machine rebooted. A subtle hint that this should not be done. When the player is running and in the background, there are no problems with management. The voice quality is good, the voice is transmitted with characteristic notes.

Given that some sellers are asking for about three thousand rubles for this add-on, I would advise you to consider whether you need it or not. On the one hand, one of the few headsets with a normal remote control for Blackberry. On the other hand, certain problems are possible. Although I haven't encountered anything else like this, it has been empirically found that when "fast-forwarding" from a headset, the system goes crazy.

Spec. clock

I guess a lot of Blackberry owners are looking forward to another cool thing - the inPulse Bluetooth watch, pre-ordered on Getinpulse.com for $149. The functionality of this model is not quite common for such accessories. The display shows the caller's name, chat messages, letters and even new tweets. It seems that there is even RSS information. Probably, the functionality of the accessory will be supplemented and expanded. I confess, an intriguing addition, I will definitely write a separate article about it as soon as deliveries begin. Yes, the watch only works with Blackberry smartphones. The manufacturer says about four days of work at a certain load, charging is done via the microUSB connector. A dedicated inPulse app will be available for smartphones. Device specifications:

  • 1.3" full color organic light-emitting-diode (OLED) display
  • Bluetooth® v2.0+EDR
  • 150 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Glass lens and full metal body
  • 22 mm interchangeable wrist band
  • Vibrating motor
  • Micro-USB port (for charging)
  • Over-the-air firmware updates
  • Dimensions: 51mm height x 38mm width x 12mm depth

No weight specified, I'm assuming it's heavy. I can not help but note the simple and concise look of the watch.

There is also a special Bluetooth set-top box for outputting sound from the Blackberry to external sources, a device for presentations using the Blackberry, a wireless headset and all sorts of other additions - the company takes care of replenishing the lineup, which pleases. I think in the future we will talk about some accessories in detail.

Opening hours

Another legend associated with the Blackberry is its monstrous uptime. Indeed, in those days, when I had a BB 8100 with a reinforced battery in my pocket, I could use the device for almost a week. True, I then talked less, but in comparison with other phones, such a long time in “autonomous navigation” was impressive. I can say the same about the condo BB 8800, it lives quite a long time. But, starting with Bold, the legend can only powder the brains of newly arrived adepts. The first one worked for a day with active use. Best case scenario. The second Bold, or BB 9700, shows the best result and lasts about two days with heavy use. In my case, the scenario is this: constant checking of mail (well, this is the default), rare use of the browser, half an hour of conversation, enabled ICQ, SMS, rare games with applications (and playing pre-installed games, of course). A signature feature - on all "blackberries" a narcotic arkanoid is installed by default. It's hard to break away. At least me.

A microUSB connector is used for charging, it is best to use the original charger, but in which case third-party chargers are also suitable. Such versatility cannot but rejoice. Although any Blackberry is extremely versatile, MiniUSB connectors were previously installed on phones. Charging is possible both from the mains and from the USB port. The battery "filling" time using the network charger is about two and a half hours.

It's interesting: if you don't make calls, don't surf the Internet and use the device only to receive mail, the operating time increases significantly. In organizer mode, the BB 9700 can work for about four days.

A couple of nuances. As soon as you connect the device to the charger, and some time passes, it turns on by itself. There is no need to do this on your own. In addition, the display may show a large clock while charging. A useful thing in some cases.

Final

Just a few words. Rumor has it that MTS will soon launch a new tariff, where there will be unlimited browser and mail. Rumors are such that even the approximate price is known - somewhere around five hundred rubles a month for such a pleasant opportunity. No matter how strange Storm is, you will inevitably think: it would be great to use a browser on a device with such a display without saving on traffic. Although the 9700 is also not bad. There are also rumors that new devices from the Pearl series will be on sale very soon, plus the first "blackberry" slider.

And then there was Twitter straight from the parent company (apparently). But about all this in the next series of comics.

Blackberry 9700 experience, part two

The Blackberry 9700 has now firmly taken its place in your pocket. It's still fine at home, but on the road or away from the computer it is very convenient to check mail, view simple attachments on this particular device. After all, it's not worth it. Plus it's convenient. An ancient curiosity for the brand's devices has turned into an urgent need. And in the second part, I would like to dwell on such an important part of the Blackberry world as accessories. Plus, tell you about the time of the BB 9700. Don't worry, there will be a third part, it seems, not the final one at all. There I will try to answer users' questions after the articles, give particularly good opinions in the forum.

When buying this or that accessory, the user always buys a pig in a poke. Especially considering the fact that a few curious and inquisitive people ask for additional information. As practice shows, people who once got hooked on the "blackberry" use the device to the bitter end. This is quite logical, because almost any Blackberry is not a fashionable, advertised one-day gadget, but something like a paper organizer. The one we use until there are no blank pages left. You can buy an additional block. You can choose a new one. With "blackberries" a similar situation. Many still use old models and do not want to spend money on modern ones. I plan to get the most out of the BB 9700 before it falls apart.

But this does not mean at all that you need to use a "naked" smartphone. Why, when there are so many interesting things around.

Content:

Cases, headsets and stands

Since the Blackberry is a whole cult, and not just another phone without a clan, without a tribe, there are a great many accessories for each model. But, as always, not everything can be recommended for purchase. I would advise you to pay attention to branded accessories first of all. And that's just some of them. For example, if I continue to use the BB 9700, then there is a desire to replenish the set with a leather case from the company's assortment, to buy a stand-cradle. The BB 9700 comes with a 2 GB microSD memory card, it makes sense to buy a larger card if you plan to use the device not only for communication and mail, but also for listening to music and watching movies.

A little about how I equipped my device. The Delta Mobile company helped me with this, I highly recommend it not only to Blackberry users, but also to those who sell devices. It's all about the very pleasant prices for accessories, they just interested me. Many useful branded “additives” have been released for the BB 9700, and it’s a sin not to use them. Moreover, each of them brings tangible benefits.

I'll start with a table stand. I have already said about the relatively short operating time of the device with active use. I love cradles since ancient times, the first Palm and PDAs, I try to get a stand for every device used every day. This is convenient - in the evening I inserted the device, in the morning I took it charged. The original stand for the BB 9700 just looks and has one drawback - the edges could be made higher for a better "capture" of the device. Here it seems that you push a little, and the smartphone will fly out. Well, what to do. There are also non-original models with a more convenient groove. But the accessory has a not very bright backlight to accurately install the device in the tray at night. By the way, there is no need to “attach” or attach it here, just put it on and that's it.

Complete cover leaves a depressing impression, took it out of the box, only to take a picture for the first part. Therefore, the idea immediately arose to get a different solution. Signature additions include simple leather cases, clip-on holsters, and silicone stockings. They say the last of a pleasant velvety rubber. I somehow do not really like a pleasant velvety rubber. Girls will probably like it, you can instantly turn a boring black Blackberry into a cheerful pink one. I chose a holster with a clip for attaching to a belt, I want to note that in the device settings you can choose the behavior of the device in a case, for example, the sound will be only when the “blackberry” is hidden in the leather bowels. The clip with a lock can be turned up or sideways, so it is more convenient to sit down, the device will not fly off. I must say that a not very wide belt is suitable for this clip, I recommend trying it on when buying. The packaging makes it quite possible.

Finally, the headset. There are different versions of the BB 9700 supplies, for the USA normal in-ear headphones are included, for other countries - very scary and ancient plugs. It would be better not to even know about their existence. Considering that it is very good to listen to music with the Blackberry, the headset also needs to be changed. You can turn to third-party accessories, but principles force me to use original products. Moreover, Blackberry has a wonderful headset called Multimedia Headset. Perhaps the most successful thing for the BB 9700. The cable has not only a microphone, but also a remote control to control the player, Play / Pause buttons, rewind. The kit includes not only eartips, but also overlays for headphones. Installed in black, there are red and silver. Also included is a leather case for carrying your wealth. The sound quality of the headset is good, I was quite satisfied. As well as ease of management. The remote control is light, the cable does not pull down, its length is great. The microphone is located in a separate block, next to the right earpiece. Made to improve the quality of speech transmission, logical. The right earbud is marked with a red stripe.

There are some peculiarities in working with the BB 9700. Let's start with the fact that the site has double information about the support of this smartphone. In one place it is not mentioned, in another it is in the list of compatible devices (we are talking about the official Blackberry website). However, I ventured into the purchase. When connected, an incomprehensible noise appears in the headset, as if interference, disappears after a few seconds. The player could not be launched by pressing the Play button. While fast-forwarding, a constant strange noise began, and then the machine rebooted. A subtle hint that this should not be done. When the player is running and in the background, there are no problems with management. The voice quality is good, the voice is transmitted with characteristic notes.

Given that some sellers are asking for about three thousand rubles for this add-on, I would advise you to consider whether you need it or not. On the one hand, one of the few headsets with a normal remote control for Blackberry. On the other hand, certain problems are possible. Although I haven't encountered anything else like this, it has been empirically found that when "fast-forwarding" from a headset, the system goes crazy.

Spec. clock

I guess a lot of Blackberry owners are looking forward to another cool thing - the inPulse Bluetooth watch, pre-ordered on Getinpulse.com for $149. The functionality of this model is not quite common for such accessories. The display shows the caller's name, chat messages, letters and even new tweets. It seems that there is even RSS information. Probably, the functionality of the accessory will be supplemented and expanded. I confess, an intriguing addition, I will definitely write a separate article about it as soon as deliveries begin. Yes, the watch only works with Blackberry smartphones. The manufacturer says about four days of work at a certain load, charging is done via the microUSB connector. A dedicated inPulse app will be available for smartphones. Device specifications:

  • 1.3" full color organic light-emitting-diode (OLED) display
  • Bluetooth® v2.0+EDR
  • 150 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Glass lens and full metal body
  • 22 mm interchangeable wrist band
  • Vibrating motor
  • Micro-USB port (for charging)
  • Over-the-air firmware updates
  • Dimensions: 51mm height x 38mm width x 12mm depth

No weight specified, I'm assuming it's heavy. I can not help but note the simple and concise look of the watch.

There is also a special Bluetooth set-top box for outputting sound from the Blackberry to external sources, a device for presentations using the Blackberry, a wireless headset and all sorts of other additions - the company takes care of replenishing the lineup, which pleases. I think in the future we will talk about some accessories in detail.

Opening hours

Another legend associated with the Blackberry is its monstrous uptime. Indeed, in those days, when I had a BB 8100 with a reinforced battery in my pocket, I could use the device for almost a week. True, I then talked less, but in comparison with other phones, such a long time in “autonomous navigation” was impressive. I can say the same about the condo BB 8800, it lives quite a long time. But, starting with Bold, the legend can only powder the brains of newly arrived adepts. The first one worked for a day with active use. Best case scenario. The second Bold, or BB 9700, shows the best result and lasts about two days with heavy use. In my case, the scenario is this: constant checking of mail (well, this is the default), rare use of the browser, half an hour of conversation, enabled ICQ, SMS, rare games with applications (and playing pre-installed games, of course). A signature feature - on all "blackberries" a narcotic arkanoid is installed by default. It's hard to break away. At least me.

A microUSB connector is used for charging, it is best to use the original charger, but in which case third-party chargers are also suitable. Such versatility cannot but rejoice. Although any Blackberry is extremely versatile, MiniUSB connectors were previously installed on phones. Charging is possible both from the mains and from the USB port. The battery "filling" time using the network charger is about two and a half hours.

It's interesting: if you don't make calls, don't surf the Internet and use the device only to receive mail, the operating time increases significantly. In organizer mode, the BB 9700 can work for about four days.

A couple of nuances. As soon as you connect the device to the charger, and some time passes, it turns on by itself. There is no need to do this on your own. In addition, the display may show a large clock while charging. A useful thing in some cases.

Final

Just a few words. Rumor has it that MTS will soon launch a new tariff, where there will be unlimited browser and mail. Rumors are such that even the approximate price is known - somewhere around five hundred rubles a month for such a pleasant opportunity. No matter how strange Storm is, you will inevitably think: it would be great to use a browser on a device with such a display without saving on traffic. Although the 9700 is also not bad. There are also rumors that new devices from the Pearl series, plus the first "blackberry" slider, will be on sale very soon.

And then there was Twitter straight from the parent company (apparently). But about all this in the next series of comics.

Blackberry 9700 experience, part two

The Blackberry 9700 has now firmly taken its place in your pocket. It's still fine at home, but on the road or away from the computer it is very convenient to check mail, view simple attachments on this particular device. After all, it's not worth it. Plus it's convenient. An ancient curiosity about the brand's devices has turned into an urgent need. And in the second part, I would like to dwell on such an important part of the Blackberry world as accessories. Plus, to tell you about the time of the BB 9700. Don't worry, there will be a third part, it seems, not the final one at all. There I will try to answer users' questions after the articles, give particularly good opinions in the forum.

When buying this or that accessory, the user always buys a pig in a poke. Especially considering the fact that only a few curious and inquisitive people ask for additional information. As practice shows, people who once got hooked on the "blackberry" use the device to the bitter end. This is quite logical, because almost any Blackberry is not a fashionable, advertised one-day gadget, but something like a paper organizer. The one we use until there are no blank pages left. You can buy an additional block. You can choose a new one. With "blackberries" a similar situation. Many still use old models and do not want to spend money on modern ones. I plan to get the most out of the BB 9700 before it falls apart.

But this does not mean at all that you need to use a "naked" smartphone. Why, when there are so many interesting things around.

Content:

Cases, headsets and stands

Since the Blackberry is a whole cult, and not just another phone without a clan, without a tribe, there are a great many accessories for each model. But, as always, not everything can be recommended for purchase. I would advise you to pay attention to branded accessories first of all. And that's just some of them. For example, if I continue to use the BB 9700, then there is a desire to replenish the set with a leather case from the company's assortment, to buy a stand-cradle. The BB 9700 comes with a 2 GB microSD memory card, it makes sense to buy a larger card if you plan to use the device not only for communication and mail, but also for listening to music and watching movies.

A little about how I equipped my device. The Delta Mobile company helped me with this, I highly recommend it not only to Blackberry users, but also to those who sell devices. It's all about the very pleasant prices for accessories, they just interested me. Many useful branded “additives” have been released for the BB 9700, and it’s a sin not to use them. Moreover, each of them brings tangible benefits.

I'll start with a table stand. I have already said about the relatively short operating time of the device with active use. I love cradles since ancient times, the first Palm and PDAs, I try to get a stand for every device used every day. This is convenient - in the evening I inserted the device, in the morning I took it charged. The original stand for the BB 9700 just looks and has one drawback - the edges could be made higher for a better "capture" of the device. Here it seems that you push a little, and the smartphone will fly out. Well, what to do. There are also non-original models with a more convenient groove. But the accessory has a not very bright backlight to accurately install the device in the tray at night. By the way, there is no need to “attach” or attach it here, just put it on and that's it.

Complete cover leaves a depressing impression, took it out of the box, only to take a picture for the first part. Therefore, the idea immediately arose to get a different solution. Signature additions include simple leather cases, clip-on holsters, and silicone stockings. They say the last of a pleasant velvety rubber. I somehow do not really like a pleasant velvety rubber. Girls will probably like it, you can instantly turn a boring black Blackberry into a cheerful pink one. I chose a holster with a clip for attaching to a belt, I want to note that in the device settings you can choose the behavior of the device in a case, for example, the sound will be only when the “blackberry” is hidden in the leather bowels. The clip with a lock can be turned up or sideways, so it is more convenient to sit down, the device will not fly off. I must say that a not very wide belt is suitable for this clip, I recommend trying it on when buying. The packaging makes it quite possible.

Finally, the headset. There are different versions of the BB 9700 supplies, for the USA normal in-ear headphones are included, for other countries - very scary and ancient plugs. It would be better not to even know about their existence. Considering that it is very good to listen to music with the Blackberry, the headset also needs to be changed. You can turn to third-party accessories, but principles force me to use original products. Moreover, Blackberry has a wonderful headset called Multimedia Headset. Perhaps the most successful thing for the BB 9700. The cable has not only a microphone, but also a remote control to control the player, Play / Pause buttons, rewind. The kit includes not only eartips, but also overlays for headphones. Installed in black, there are red and silver. Also included is a leather case for carrying your wealth. The sound quality of the headset is good, I was quite satisfied. As well as ease of management. The remote control is light, the cable does not pull down, its length is great. The microphone is located in a separate block, next to the right earpiece. Made to improve the quality of speech transmission, logical. The right earbud is marked with a red stripe.

There are some peculiarities in working with the BB 9700. Let's start with the fact that the site has double information about the support of this smartphone. In one place it is not mentioned, in another it is in the list of compatible devices (we are talking about the official Blackberry website). However, I ventured into the purchase. When connected, an incomprehensible noise appears in the headset, as if interference, disappears after a few seconds. The player could not be launched by pressing the Play button. While fast-forwarding, a constant strange noise began, and then the machine rebooted. A subtle hint that this should not be done. When the player is running and in the background, there are no problems with management. The voice quality is good, the voice is transmitted with characteristic notes.

Given that some sellers are asking for about three thousand rubles for this add-on, I would advise you to consider whether you need it or not. On the one hand, one of the few headsets with a normal remote control for Blackberry. On the other hand, certain problems are possible. Although I haven't encountered anything else like this, it has been empirically found that when "fast-forwarding" from a headset, the system goes crazy.

Spec. clock

I guess a lot of Blackberry owners are looking forward to another cool thing - the inPulse Bluetooth watch, pre-ordered on Getinpulse.com for $149. The functionality of this model is not quite common for such accessories. The display shows the caller's name, chat messages, letters and even new tweets. It seems that there is even RSS information. Probably, the functionality of the accessory will be supplemented and expanded. I confess, an intriguing addition, I will definitely write a separate article about it as soon as deliveries begin. Yes, the watch only works with Blackberry smartphones. The manufacturer says about four days of work at a certain load, charging is done via the microUSB connector. A dedicated inPulse app will be available for smartphones. Device specifications:

  • 1.3" full color organic light-emitting-diode (OLED) display
  • Bluetooth® v2.0+EDR
  • 150 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Glass lens and full metal body
  • 22 mm interchangeable wrist band
  • Vibrating motor
  • Micro-USB port (for charging)
  • Over-the-air firmware updates
  • Dimensions: 51mm height x 38mm width x 12mm depth

No weight specified, I'm assuming it's heavy. I can not help but note the simple and concise look of the watch.

There is also a special Bluetooth set-top box for outputting sound from the Blackberry to external sources, a device for presentations using the Blackberry, a wireless headset and all sorts of other additions - the company takes care of replenishing the lineup, which pleases. I think in the future we will talk about some accessories in detail.

Opening hours

Another legend associated with the Blackberry is its monstrous uptime. Indeed, in those days, when I had a BB 8100 with a reinforced battery in my pocket, I could use the device for almost a week. True, I then talked less, but in comparison with other phones, such a long time in “autonomous navigation” was impressive. I can say the same about the condo BB 8800, it lives quite a long time. But, starting with Bold, the legend can only powder the brains of newly arrived adepts. The first one worked for a day with active use. Best case scenario. The second Bold, or BB 9700, shows the best result and lasts about two days with heavy use. In my case, the scenario is this: constant checking of mail (well, this is the default), rare use of the browser, half an hour of conversation, enabled ICQ, SMS, rare games with applications (and playing pre-installed games, of course). A signature feature - on all "blackberries" a narcotic arkanoid is installed by default. It's hard to break away. At least me.

A microUSB connector is used for charging, it is best to use the original charger, but in which case third-party chargers are also suitable. Such versatility cannot but rejoice. Although any Blackberry is extremely versatile, MiniUSB connectors were previously installed on phones. Charging is possible both from the mains and from the USB port. The battery "filling" time using the network charger is about two and a half hours.

It's interesting: if you don't make calls, don't surf the Internet and use the device only to receive mail, the operating time increases significantly. In organizer mode, the BB 9700 can work for about four days.

A couple of nuances. As soon as you connect the device to the charger, and some time passes, it turns on by itself. There is no need to do this on your own. In addition, the display may show a large clock while charging. A useful thing in some cases.

Final

Just a few words. Rumor has it that MTS will soon launch a new tariff, where there will be unlimited browser and mail. Rumors are such that even the approximate price is known - somewhere around five hundred rubles a month for such a pleasant opportunity. No matter how strange Storm is, you will inevitably think: it would be great to use a browser on a device with such a display without saving on traffic. Although the 9700 is also not bad. There are also rumors that new devices from the Pearl series will be on sale very soon, plus the first "blackberry" slider.

And then there was Twitter straight from the parent company (apparently). But about all this in the next series of comics.

Blackberry 9700 experience, part two

The Blackberry 9700 has now firmly taken its place in your pocket. It's still fine at home, but on the road or away from the computer it is very convenient to check mail, view simple attachments on this particular device. After all, it's not worth it. Plus it's convenient. An ancient curiosity for the brand's devices has turned into an urgent need. And in the second part, I would like to dwell on such an important part of the Blackberry world as accessories. Plus, tell you about the time of the BB 9700. Don't worry, there will be a third part, it seems, not the final one at all. There I will try to answer users' questions after the articles, give particularly good opinions in the forum.

When buying this or that accessory, the user always buys a pig in a poke. Especially considering the fact that only a few curious and inquisitive people ask for additional information. As practice shows, people who once got hooked on the "blackberry" use the device to the bitter end. This is quite logical, because almost any Blackberry is not a fashionable, advertised one-day gadget, but something like a paper organizer. The one we use until there are no blank pages left. You can buy an additional block. You can choose a new one. With "blackberries" a similar situation. Many still use old models and do not want to spend money on modern ones. I plan to get the most out of the BB 9700 before it falls apart.

But this does not mean at all that you need to use a "naked" smartphone. Why, when there are so many interesting things around.

Content:

Cases, headsets and stands

Since the Blackberry is a whole cult, and not just another phone without a clan, without a tribe, there are a great many accessories for each model. But, as always, not everything can be recommended for purchase. I would advise you to pay attention to branded accessories first of all. And that's just some of them. For example, if I continue to use the BB 9700, then there is a desire to replenish the set with a leather case from the company's assortment, to buy a stand-cradle. The BB 9700 comes with a 2 GB microSD memory card, it makes sense to buy a larger card if you plan to use the device not only for communication and mail, but also for listening to music and watching movies.

A little about how I equipped my device. The Delta Mobile company helped me with this, I highly recommend it not only to Blackberry users, but also to those who sell devices. It's all about the very pleasant prices for accessories, they just interested me. Many useful branded “additives” have been released for the BB 9700, and it’s a sin not to use them. Moreover, each of them brings tangible benefits.

I'll start with a table stand. I have already said about the relatively short operating time of the device with active use. I love cradles since ancient times, the first Palm and PDAs, I try to get a stand for every device used every day. This is convenient - in the evening I inserted the device, in the morning I took it charged. The original stand for the BB 9700 just looks and has one drawback - the edges could be made higher for a better "capture" of the device. Here it seems that you push a little, and the smartphone will fly out. Well, what to do. There are also non-original models with a more convenient groove. But the accessory has a not very bright backlight to accurately install the device in the tray at night. By the way, there is no need to “attach” or attach it here, just put it on and that's it.

Complete cover leaves a depressing impression, took it out of the box, only to take a picture for the first part. Therefore, the idea immediately arose to get a different solution. Signature additions include simple leather cases, clip-on holsters, and silicone stockings. They say the last of a pleasant velvety rubber. I somehow do not really like a pleasant velvety rubber. Girls will probably like it, you can instantly turn a boring black Blackberry into a cheerful pink one. I chose a holster with a clip for attaching to a belt, I want to note that in the device settings you can choose the behavior of the device in a case, for example, the sound will be only when the “blackberry” is hidden in the leather bowels. The clip with a lock can be turned up or sideways, so it is more convenient to sit down, the device will not fly off. I must say that a not very wide belt is suitable for this clip, I recommend trying it on when buying. The packaging makes it quite possible.

Finally, the headset. There are different versions of the BB 9700 supplies, for the USA normal in-ear headphones are included, for other countries - very scary and ancient plugs. It would be better not to even know about their existence. Considering that it is very good to listen to music with the Blackberry, the headset also needs to be changed. You can turn to third-party accessories, but principles force me to use original products. Moreover, Blackberry has a wonderful headset called Multimedia Headset. Perhaps the most successful thing for the BB 9700.The cable has not only a microphone, but also a whole remote control for controlling the player, Play / Pause buttons, rewind. The kit includes not only eartips, but also overlays for headphones. Installed in black, there are red and silver. Also included is a leather case for carrying your wealth. The sound quality of the headset is good, I was quite satisfied. As well as ease of management. The remote control is light, the cable does not pull down, its length is great. The microphone is located in a separate block, next to the right earpiece. Made to improve the quality of speech transmission, logical. The right earbud is marked with a red stripe.

There are some peculiarities in working with the BB 9700. Let's start with the fact that the site has double information about the support of this smartphone. In one place it is not mentioned, in another it is in the list of compatible devices (we are talking about the official Blackberry website). However, I ventured into the purchase. When connected, an incomprehensible noise appears in the headset, as if interference, disappears after a few seconds. The player could not be launched by pressing the Play button. While fast-forwarding, a constant strange noise began, and then the machine rebooted. A subtle hint that this should not be done. When the player is running and in the background, there are no problems with management. The voice quality is good, the voice is transmitted with characteristic notes.

Given that some sellers are asking for about three thousand rubles for this add-on, I would advise you to consider whether you need it or not. On the one hand, one of the few headsets with a normal remote control for Blackberry. On the other hand, certain problems are possible. Although I haven't encountered anything else like this, it has been empirically found that when "fast-forwarding" from a headset, the system goes crazy.

Spec. clock

I guess a lot of Blackberry owners are looking forward to another cool thing - the inPulse Bluetooth watch, pre-ordered on Getinpulse.com for $149. The functionality of this model is not quite common for such accessories. The display shows the caller's name, chat messages, letters and even new tweets. It seems that there is even RSS information. Probably, the functionality of the accessory will be supplemented and expanded. I confess, an intriguing addition, I will definitely write a separate article about it as soon as deliveries begin. Yes, the watch only works with Blackberry smartphones. The manufacturer says about four days of work at a certain load, charging is done via the microUSB connector. A dedicated inPulse app will be available for smartphones. Device specifications:

  • 1.3" full color organic light-emitting-diode (OLED) display
  • Bluetooth® v2.0+EDR
  • 150 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Glass lens and full metal body
  • 22 mm interchangeable wrist band
  • Vibrating motor
  • Micro-USB port (for charging)
  • Over-the-air firmware updates
  • Dimensions: 51mm height x 38mm width x 12mm depth

No weight specified, I'm assuming it's heavy. I can not help but note the simple and concise look of the watch.

There is also a special Bluetooth set-top box for outputting sound from the Blackberry to external sources, a device for presentations using the Blackberry, a wireless headset and all sorts of other additions - the company takes care of replenishing the lineup, which pleases. I think in the future we will talk about some accessories in detail.

Opening hours

Another legend associated with the Blackberry is its monstrous uptime. Indeed, in those days, when I had a BB 8100 with a reinforced battery in my pocket, I could use the device for almost a week. True, I then talked less, but in comparison with other phones, such a long time in “autonomous navigation” was impressive. I can say the same about the condo BB 8800, it lives quite a long time. But, starting with Bold, the legend can only powder the brains of newly arrived adepts. The first one worked for a day with active use. Best case scenario. The second Bold, or BB 9700, shows the best result and lasts about two days with heavy use. In my case, the scenario is this: constant checking of mail (well, this is the default), rare use of the browser, half an hour of conversation, enabled ICQ, SMS, rare games with applications (and playing pre-installed games, of course). A signature feature - on all "blackberries" a narcotic arkanoid is installed by default. It's hard to break away. At least me.

A microUSB connector is used for charging, it is best to use the original charger, but in which case third-party chargers are also suitable. Such versatility cannot but rejoice. Although any Blackberry is extremely versatile, MiniUSB connectors were previously installed on phones. Charging is possible both from the mains and from the USB port. The battery "filling" time using the network charger is about two and a half hours.

It's interesting: if you don't make calls, don't surf the Internet and use the device only to receive mail, the operating time increases significantly. In organizer mode, the BB 9700 can work for about four days.

A couple of nuances. As soon as you connect the device to the charger, and some time passes, it turns on by itself. There is no need to do this on your own. In addition, the display may show a large clock while charging. A useful thing in some cases.

Final

Just a few words. Rumor has it that MTS will soon launch a new tariff, where there will be unlimited browser and mail. Rumors are such that even the approximate price is known - somewhere around five hundred rubles a month for such a pleasant opportunity. No matter how strange Storm is, you will inevitably think: it would be great to use a browser on a device with such a display without saving on traffic. Although the 9700 is also not bad. There are also rumors that new devices from the Pearl series, plus the first "blackberry" slider, will be on sale very soon.

And then there was Twitter straight from the parent company (apparently). But about all this in the next series of comics.