黑莓8900白屏修复。。

上周开始我的8900突然开始频频白屏,白屏之后重启一般就是启动进度条过程当中就会再黑屏关机。在网上查了查,看起来白屏的原因很多,如果出现错误提示的话基本上应该是要刷机重新装系统,但我这个没有错误提示,加上不能启动,看起来不像是软件问题。

折腾了一两天之后发现只要白屏死机之后只要插着充电线就能再开机了,而且插着线的时候不会出问题。仔细看了看电池,都鼓胀得很厉害了。于是猜测是电池老化的问题。上淘宝买了个电池,用了三四天,没再出过问题了。

看小说

黑莓上的Mobipocket Reader是个很不错的读小说的软件,用上它以后我已经在上下班地铁上读了数本小说。。。包括

  • 货币战争:阴谋论小说,一惊一乍的
  • 狼图腾:好看,我喜欢有动物作主角的小说。
  • 明朝那些事儿:应该是1-7都看了,这书会火不是没理由的,看着那些历史风云跟三国似的,又有很多现代人的视角评论,看着很舒服。另外就是发觉明朝好多很有名的人自己完全不知道,中学历史课真是白学了啊。
  • 鹿鼎记:找本想看的中文小说也不是很容易的,后来就干脆弄了个鹿鼎记看。这书我高中就看过一遍而已,所以这次还是看得津津有味。这次觉得这本书好短,不知不觉就看完了。最大的感想就是——双儿很感人啊!另外就是这一版怎么好像跟我中学看的那个不大一样似的,韦小宝在通吃岛住下之后还有挺长一段儿,最后回到大陆去了云南。不知道是我记错了还是就是续写了。

现在开始骑车上班,估计一段时间内也用不着用手机看小说了,继续podcast吧。

Google手机地图和Latitude

今天看到Google手机地图升级了立刻去安装,因为最近对这东西印象不错。界面比较专业,支持基站和GPS两种定位方式,可以查询公交线路,总的来说给人感觉是精巧实用。

下载以后发现这次居然自动下了个英文版的“Google Maps”,也就没有覆盖手机上之前的“China Google Maps”。更令人惊讶的是虽然里面菜单是英文,地图却能显示中文地标,查询中文的地点、北京的公交和火车什么的也能查到。很强大啊,现在这样很好,perfect。。

然后是这版的手机地图里面带上Latitude了,可以和好友共享位置。也就是说只要我开着手机更新,我允许的好友就可以随时看到我的地理位置了。也就是之前水木上有人讨论过的“查岗机”,嗯……不过反正现在每天也就两点一线跑来跑去,共享着也没什么大意思就是了。旅游的时候倒是可以共享一下,别人就可以知道我失踪之前的最后地点了,嗯。

Dig Blackberry’s Power Out

I’ve been using Blackberry 8900 for over a month, and the software list on it is becoming stable. It’s such a wonderful experience to have my fingers on its keyboard that I think the word “comfortable” is far from enough, it should be “PERFECT”!

Days ago I wrote a post to introduce the software I was using at that time. Most of them are still serving me well while a few of them have been replaced or removed. Here goes a new list as a supplement of the last post:

  • BBDict: though it is difficult to find and setup it, BBDict is definitely the best Dictionary software on Blackberry. Very flexible and very fast! With an oxford dictionary, BBDict surpasses BerryDict a lot. Now my right convenience key is set to BBDict. (Left convenience key is for Dian Xun Input).
  • iSms: an easy tool for people who send SMS often.
  • PodTrapper: a podcast software, it can download podcast over wifi automatically and save to SDCard; it can play the podcast while displaying the text; it updates often and responses fast to users’ feedback. I probably will pay for this nice tool.
  • Opera Mini: a good complement of built-in browser, especially when I have to browse the web over GPRS/EDGE. (there is no “8900 version” Opera Mini for now, 8800 version works just well.)
  • KeyMaster: I’m a shortcut key lover, this software enables me to launch any software by pressing 2 keys at most.
  • SplashMoney: I was always interested in logging my cash flow, and decided to begin logging as long as I have a good cellphone. After getting 8900 I searched a long time then discovered SplashMoney. It’s very powerful and professional (multi accounts; budgets; reports; PC client; sync between mobile and PC), but not free. However I got a register key somewhere….
  • MobiPocket Reader: a famous e-book reading software on BB. It can convert a lot formats(including .pdf) to its own .prc file, however the the converting result file doesn’t always look good. There are plenty of .prc books floating around the web, most of them are novels.
  • Jad Builder: a very useful small tool to install software which only has  a .cod file.
  • China Google Maps: nice and professional, with several attractive features, probably the best choice for BB users in China. I uninstalled  乐图 GPS map after trying it for a while because the user experience of it on 8900 really sucks.
  • GPSed for BlackBerry: a GPS tool for recording GPS track, worth a play when going outside. It looks very cool to use GPS track to locate the pictures ;)

I’ve listed almost all softwares which are staying in my 8900 right now. Today I also updated the OS to 4.61.23. It’s said the annoying network broken problem is finally resolved, haha