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FAQ: RIM Explains The Different Levels Of Content Protection

Have you ever turned on content protection on your BlackBerry? Ever wondered what the different levels, Strong/Stronger/Strongest, mean to you? I have so I was happy to finally see RIM explain them out. Turns out that they are different encryption strengths based on the table below: Content protection setting Encryption strength Strong 80 bits Stronger…

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FAQ: 5Mb Max Email Size For BIS – Message Truncated Due To Size Error

I know I have received the “Message truncated due to size” error before on my BlackBerry and was always wondering what it meant. Turns out that according to this knowledgebase article there is a max email size of 8Mb on BIS. Due to the Base64 encoding overhead that 8MB figure translates into about a 5Mb…

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FAQ: Supported MicroSD Card Sizes By BlackBerry OS

When we mentioned that 16GB MicroSD cards were starting to appear online I could not find a RIM specification letting us know what sizes are supported by each OS. Viscafe kindly supplied us with a link to a RIM knowledgebase article detailing which OS supports what size. Did you know that OS 4.5.0.81 supports 8GB…

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FAQ: High Level Fact Sheet Comparing BIS To BES

A few days ago Josep sent me a link to a great knowledgebase article that details the differences between BES and BIS. This is a quick fact sheet and does not get down into the gritty details but it is a great resource for explaining the difference to new users. Check it out at this…

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Problems With BIS 2.5.1 & Outlook Web Access (OWA) Integration?

One of our sources let us know that RIM is seeing a large increase in the number of cases RIM gets forwarded concerning OWA integration after they performed the BIS 2.5 SP1 upgrade we told you about previously. They are still looking for a permanent fix but they do recommend using the following two knowledgebase…

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FAQ: Perform Device Hardware Test On Your BlackBerry

Josep sent me a link to a thread on BBForums where guru John Clark spotted a cool Device Hardware Test knowledgebase article. Essentially its a built in application that has been around since 4.2 or so that has not received much attention. I remember reading about it on the forums a bit back but this…

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FAQ: Understanding MicroSD File Encryption Modes On Your BlackBerry

I came across a superb knowledgebase article on RIM’s website that describes the encryption of the internal and external file systems on your BlackBerry. Internal means the internal memory and the external is your MicroSD card. It even specifies which folders on the memory card are encrypted. I highly recommend reading this if you are…

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Add A Little "Cool" To Your BBMessenger

As I was browsing around some of the other blogs today, I ran across a little trick that I thought was pretty cool. Turns out that you can add symbols to your display name in BBMessenger. You can use all of the symbols available and even a couple of the smiley faces. The only catch…

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