Vodafone launches Pearl Flip

After Airtel, vodafone today also launched BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone in India priced at Rs 21,999. The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone allows easy typing and dialing.

The smartphone’s external display offers previewing calendar reminders, email, text message and phone calls at a glance. It has a two megapixel camera with digital zoom, flash and video recording, stereo Bluetooth and an easily accessible expandable memory card slot for up to 16GB of additional storage per card.

Connect your Blackberry with laptop as modem

FOR GSM HANDSETS

 

Procedure

A BlackBerry smartphone with tethered modem capabilities can be used as an external modem to connect a computer to the Internet.

Summary of Tasks

To set up a tethered modem, complete the following tasks:

  1. Install BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 or later (one time only).
  2. Set up the Internet access point name (APN) (one time only).
  3. Configure dial-up networking (one time only).
  4. Connect to the Internet using dial-up networking.

 

Task 1

Install BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 or later on your computer.

When you install BlackBerry Desktop Software, the drivers that allow the BlackBerry smartphone to communicate through the Universal Serial Bus (USB) port and virtual communications port are installed. The standard modem, which is used by dial-up networking, is also installed.

Note: If upgrading your BlackBerry Desktop Software from version 4.0 to 4.1, the required virtual communications port and standard modem might be removed during the upgrade process. If this is the case, re-install the BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 or later and choose the Repair option to re-install these components.

 

Task 2

Set up an Internet APN.

  1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Phone and Modem Options.
  3. In the Phone and Modem Options window, click the Modems tab.
  4. Select Standard Modem and click Properties.
  5. Click Change Settings.
  6. In the Standard Modem Properties window, click the Advanced tab.
  7. In the Extra initialization commands field, type the following:

    +cgdcont=1,"IP","<your Internet APN>"

    Note: The following is applicable for T-Mobile® customers only:

    The extra initialization command is: +cgdcont=1,"IP","airtelgprs.com"

    Note: If you do not know your Internet APN, or if you do not have an Internet APN, contact your service provider.

  8. Click OK.
  9. In the Phone and Modem Options window, click OK.

 

Task 3

To configure dial-up networking, complete the procedure that is appropriate to the operating system you are using:

Windows Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Connect To.
  3. Click Setup a connection or network.
  4. Click Setup a dialup connection.
  5. In the Dial-up phone number field type *99#.
  6. Type the user name and password provided by your service provider.
  7. In the Connection Name field type BlackBerry.
  8. Click Dialing Rules.
  9. Make sure the profile created in Task 2 has been selected, and then click OK.
  10. Select Connect to establish an internet.

 

Windows XP operating system

  1. Click Start > Settings > Network Connections.
  2. Double-click New Connection Wizard. The New Connection Wizard opens.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Select the Connect to the Internet option. Click Next.
  5. Select Set up my connection manually. Click Next.
  6. Select Connect using a dial-up modem. Click Next.
  7. If the Select a Device screen appears, select the Modem – Standard Modem check box. ClickNext.
  8. In the ISP Name field, type a name for your connection. Click Next.
  9. In the Phone number field, type *99#. Click Next.
  10. Indicate which users will have access to the connection. Click Next.
  11. Type the user name and password provided by your service provider. Click Next.
  12. Click Finish.
  13. In the Connect window, click Properties.
  14. In the Properties window, verify that Modem – Standard Modem appears beneath the Connect using heading, and then click Configure.
  15. In the Modem Configuration window, clear the Enable hardware flow control check box and make sure none of the other check boxes are selected. Click OK. In the Properties window, clickOK.

Windows 2000 operating system

  1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Network and Dial-up Connections.

    Note: The following is applicable for T-Mobile customers only:

    Under the networking tab in the properties window for the dial-up connection, clear the Enable LCP Extensions check box, as well as all check boxes beneath the PPP Settings window.

  3. Double-click Make New Connection. The Network Connection Wizard opens.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Choose Dial-up to private network. Click Next.
  6. In the Phone number field, type *99#. Click Next.
  7. Indicate which users will have access to the connection. Click Next.
  8. Type a name for your connection. Click Finish.
  9. In the Connect window, click Properties.
  10. In the Properties window, verify that Modem – Standard Modem is selected, then clickConfigure.
  11. In the Modem Configuration window, clear the Enable hardware flow control check box and make sure none of the other check boxes are selected. Click OK.
  12. In the Properties window, click OK.

 

Task 4

Connect to the Internet using dial-up networking.

Note: During this procedure, do not operate the BlackBerry® Browser or any third-party applications on the BlackBerry smartphone. An active data session might interfere with the modem connection. Also, make sure an ethernet connection is not active at the same time.

  1. Connect the BlackBerry smartphone to the computer.
  2. Open BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
  3. Click Start > Settings > Network Connections > <name of your new connection>.
  4. Type the user name and password provided by your service provider.
  5. Click Dial.

 

FOR CDMA HANDSETS

 

  • BlackBerry® 7130e smartphone
  • BlackBerry® 7250 smartphone
  • BlackBerry® 8130 smartphone
  • BlackBerry® 8703e smartphone
  • BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphone

 

Procedure

A BlackBerry smartphone (with tethered modem capability) can be used as an external modem to connect a computer to the Internet.

 
Summary of Tasks

To set up a tethered modem, complete the following tasks:

  1. Install BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 or later (one time only).
  2. Configure dial-up networking (one time only).
  3. Connect the BlackBerry smartphone to BlackBerry® Desktop Manager.
  4. Connect to the Internet using dial-up networking.

 

Task 1

Install BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 or later on the computer.

When BlackBerry Desktop Software is installed, the drivers that enable the BlackBerry smartphone to communicate through the Universal Serial Bus (USB) port and virtual communications (COM) port are installed. The Standard Modem, which is used by dial-up networking, is also installed.

Note: If upgrading BlackBerry Desktop Software from version 4.0 to 4.1, the required virtual COM Port and Standard Modem might be removed during the upgrade process. If this is the case, re-install BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 and choose the Repair option to re-install these components.

 

Task 2

To configure dial-up networking, complete the procedure that corresponds with the operating system you are using.

Windows Vista

  1. Go to Start > Connect to > Setup a connection or network.
  2. Connect to the Internet.
  3. Choose Setup a new connection anyway.
  4. Choose Create a new connection.
  5. Choose Dial-up.
  6. Choose Standard Modem.
  7. The dial up Phone number is #777.
  8. Enter the Username and Password provided by your wireless carrier.
  9. Connect.

Windows XP

  1. Go to Start > Settings > Network Connections.
  2. Double-click New Connection Wizard. The New Connection Wizard opens.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Select the Connect to the Internet option. Click Next.
  5. Select Setup my connection manually. Click Next.
  6. Select Connect using a dial-up modem. Click Next.
  7. If the Select a Device screen appears, select the Modem – Standard Modem check box. ClickNext.
  8. In the ISP Name field, type a name for your connection. Click Next.
  9. In the Phone number field, type #777. Click Next.
  10. Indicate which users will have access to the connection. Click Next.
  11. Enter the Username and Password provided by your service provider. Click Next.
  12. Click Finish.
  13. In the Connect window, click Properties.
  14. In the Properties window, verify that Modem – Standard Modem appears beneath the Connect using heading, then click Configure.
  15. In the Modem Configuration window, clear the Enable hardware flow control check box and make sure none of the other check boxes are selected. Click OK.
  16. In the Properties window, click OK.

Windows 2000

  1. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Network and Dial-up Connections.
  3. Double-click Make New Connection. The Network Connection Wizard opens.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Choose Dial-up to private network. Click Next.
  6. In the Phone number field, type #777. Click Next.
  7. Indicate which users will have access to the connection. Click Next.
  8. Type a name for your connection. Click Finish.
  9. In the Connect window, click Properties.
  10. In the Properties window, verify that Modem – Standard Modem is selected, then clickConfigure.
  11. In the Modem Configuration window, clear the Enable hardware flow control check box and make sure none of the other check boxes are selected. Click OK.
  12. In the Properties window, click OK.

 

Task 3

Connect the BlackBerry smartphone to the computer and verify that BlackBerry Desktop Manager displays Connected. The BlackBerry smartphone must be identified by BlackBerry Desktop Manager in order for the modem to establish a connection.

Important: BlackBerry Desktop Manager must be running for the tethered modem to function.

Note: If Microsoft® Outlook® is not operating in cache mode, you might receive a message indicating that BlackBerry Desktop Manager cannot contact the messaging server. If this message appears, clickCancel to proceed.

 

Task 4

Connect to the Internet using dial-up networking.

Note: During this procedure, do not activate the BlackBerry® Browser or any third-party application on the BlackBerry smartphone. An active data session may interfere with the modem connection. Also, make sure an ethernet connection is not active at the same time.

  1. On the computer click Start > Settings > Network Connections><name of your new connection>.
  2. If your service provider requires you to enter a username and password, enter the information in the fields provided. Otherwise, leave the fields blank.
  3. Click Dial.