How to save a Blackberry that almost drowned :/

Have you put your phone in danger by exposing it to water/liquid. Could be pee, could be a bottle of beer, could be both or you just finished having a warm bath and realised that while you danced shoki you were splashing water on your precious BlackBerry, well, too bad.But just before you start panicking here’s what you can do with no extra hand.

WARNING:

Whatever you do, DO NOT TRY TO TURN YOUR PHONE ON DURING THIS RECOVERY.

Step 1

Remove battery (and other removables) immediately and put it away for a few days.

Step 2

Using a soft towel/cloth put the phone gently face down onto it. The keyboard is the major source for water entry into the phone and is almost always the victim,so tap it gently and allow gravity to work.

Step 3

Go to a pharmacy/drug store and buy 100% rubbing alcohol(likely 91% might be the best you can find). Fill a bowl with enough alcohol(do not use liquor or monkey tail. Do not use anything with coloring. Take the phone, place gently in the bowl, and shake it lightly then remove from the bowl and repeat step 2. Don’t worry, alcohol evaporates so it won’t worsen your condition.

Step 4

This is where you wait.You wait till your name na waiter. Wait until you think it is dry, then wait some more. The alcohol that you rinsed your phone with displaced the water, now it must evaporate.There are some risks to long term alcohol exposure for your phone – it can break seals so we recommend waiting at least 4 days. We know you can’t live without your phone for that long….but you need to chill out because this saves your time of trying to get a technician and saves you some cash too.

Step 5

Drying location. The best location is NEXT to an air conditioning vent. Not on top, not directly in line. We don’t want any forced air action, but the passive effects are great. The Sun is not a bad idea too, but you know you can’t control the heat coming from the sun (which can even damage the device further), so be sure to monitor the temperature of your device – too hot is not too good.

Step 6

Put battery in. Watch closely to see if anything is different from before. Flashing, smoking, flames, and booms are all bad things. Normal is good. If it turns on completely, check EVERY button so you don’t have a surprise. Test out your salvaged phone. If it works, rejoice!

Others also advice you use a Hair-Dryer or simply open the device and put it in a bowl of uncooked rice as this will absorb all moisture.

Note:
Alcohol is particularly helpful when the liquid was NOT water. It removes the sticky residue from your phone. That sticky residue really kills your keyboard.Good Luck!

DISCLAIMER: YOUR PHONE MIGHT ALREADY BE GONE FOR GOOD. THIS IS JUST AN ATTEMPT TO GIVE YOU THE BEST ADVICE POSSIBLE TO FIX YOUR PHONE. IF THIS DOES NOT FIX YOUR PHONE, IT ISN’T FathomBerry’s FAULT. YOU’RE THE ONE WHO DROPPED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.

BlackBerry in H20

BlackBerry in H20


Other Important TIPS:

  • Backup your data/3rd party apps, and do it OFTEN.
  • Keep your phone in a case or use a pouch.
  • Avoid using wet hands to operate your device.
  • In case of emergency please send a message to fathomberry@gmail.com.
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Source:
crackberry.com
blogs.blackBerry.com
brighthub.com

 

The Nigerian Blackberry Blog**

Hey Everyone. Its been like forever, but The Nigerian BlackBerry Blog is back in business.
Firstly lets start by saying sorry (yet again) for the long silence, we’ve just been busy trying to make sure we bring you the very best this year, and yeah this year is for you our dear readers.

We have introduced some new stuff to FathomBerry and believe it when we say that your Blackberry experience should and will be different this year.

So here’s what we got….

* Fan Of The Month
Every month we shall be sponsoring one of our readers/followers BIS plan, all you need to do is read our posts as they come and give us your 2 cents, then also make sure you tell your friends about us.

* Friday Quiz
We’d be conducting Quizzes on random fridays on Twitter and the follower with the most correct answers will get Airtime for the weekend. 🙂

* Contact Of The Week
Every week one of our BBM contacts will be given airtime just for asking us questions, yes, anything BB goes, (stupid questions are welcome) because we’d also like to broaden our horizon so as to be able to help others with a similar problem.

and lots more…….

Our BBM Help and Assistance is still free of charge, so feel free to add us and share your Blackberry problems with us.

Our weekly dose of all the Blackberry news around the world ‘FathomWednesday’ will kick of next Wednesday with ‘Week 8’ so be sure to check here often for the latest Blackberry news.

That’ll be all for now.

Shoutout to everyone who has really been supportive and yeah Happy Lovers Day to everyone.

#KeepMoving

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The Next Big Thing For BlackBerry 10**

Yeah, you read that right!! It’s been in almost every Blackberry blog, forums and almost every tech website, so we’ve tagged it The Next Big Thing for Blackberry 10, it’s the Blackberry OS 10.2.1. Its still in a Beta testing (not official yet) but has been installed by many Blackberry 10 users already, and we at FathomBerry have compiled a couple of of features that come with this leak.

Now there are lots of new stuff that came with this OS update tho its just a little addition in the number (from 10.2.0… to 10.2.1..), some people have even said that the official release might just be 10.3 but as of now the leaked version is at 10.2.1.1055 for all Blackberry 10 devices.

We’ve done our best to compile, break down and explain these features. We’ve also added lots of images, so go through them and just incase we missed something, your comments are always welcome.

BlackBerry 10.2.1 will support the Android 4.2.2. Jellybean runtime and with that comes increased Android compatibility improvements which include:

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BlackBerry Has Been Sold???

Hey folks. Its just a catchy title, nothing to worry about 🙂
Its November 4th, and in case you didn’t know, BlackBerry may or may not be sold to Fairfax Financial today.

Let’s shed more light on the word ‘Sold’. About 6 weeks ago BlackBerry and a consortium of investors led by Fairfax Financial came into an agreement where the latter offered to acquire the former subject to due dilligence, and here’s what was in the agreement :
1) Blackberry shareholders would receive $9 per share in cash.
2) The transaction is valued at approximately $4.7 billion.
3) Fairfax Consortium was permitted (by Blackberry) to conduct due diligence.
4) Blackberry was entitled to still go-shop for buyers during the due dillgence period, subject to payment of a termination fee in the event alternative offer accepted.

So today ends the 6 weeks period of the due diligence and if Faitfax has the $4.7 billion they might just take Blackberry private. But also, there’s been news and rumors that ‘Fairfax might not be able to raise the funds’ for this bid, so what if they don’t come up with the money what happens? Well, according to Crackberry.com there are a couple of other possibilities and we made a summary :

  • They (Fairfax) may ammend the terms of the deal, that is, if nobody else is interested in bidding for Blackberry @ $9 per share.

 

  • Another bidder might come up with an offer,which we don’t know yet, but if this happens Fairfax may have to convince investors that their offer is superior or NOT! But you should know that this is possible since we have Cerebrus Capital Management (a private equity firm), the co-founder of RIM Mike Lazaridis and any other technology comapny who may be interested, like Facebook, all on the list of possible bidders.
  • Things might just get delayed to a further date since there’s no rule that says they must conclude due dilligence by the 4th of November.
  • Nothing might happen. Things have been looking pretty good for Blackberry since the launch of the cross-platform BBM. Recently we got news that BlackBerry regained some lost marketshare in Australia while android was hit with a loss.

Well, let’s keep our fingers crossed and see how things go. To get live updates and up-to-the minute gist and news you can follow us on twitter @fathomberry or you could holla for our Blackberry PIN.

Later.

#KeepMoving.

FathomBerry.

FathomBerry (Nigerian BlackBerry Blog)*

Hello everyone, Its Fathomberry here. Its been a while we posted some major news here, especially our weekly Fathom-Wednesday and we sincerely apologise for this, we’d hate to give excuses but for circumstances beyond our control we’ve not posted in a while, but hey, we’re back (almost) and today we will bring you up to speed on everything BlackBerry. So lets just say this is everything from Fathom-Wednesday Week 36 – 38. 😉

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BBM for iOS and Android is Here (Almost)***

Hey people.
So we just got air that BBM for iOS and Android is due to be released pretty soon. Since its in ‘Beta Testing‘ its safe to assume that in no time our iOS and Android cousins will be ‘pinging’ with us.

READ:

“It seems that BlackBerry are moving forward with the cross-platform version of BBM as we have learned that there are a small number of users that are getting the chance to test out the Android, and iOS versions of BBM.

The program is not available for everyone, but if you have received an email like the one shown below, you’ll find it available under Eligible Programs. Much like it will be when it goes official, the beta version of BBM for Android requires v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich); while the beta BBM for iPhone requires iOS 6 as a minimum requirement.

We do know that internal testing within BlackBerry is ongoing, so it’s great to see them open it up to, at least, some members of the public.

Have you been invited to the BBM beta programme? What do you think of Android and iOS users getting their hands on BBM? Let us know!”

Source: BlackberryOS

*We’ve been off duty for a while now but we promise you guys we’ll back and better.* 😦

In our next ‘Fathom-Wednesday’ post we’ll bring you all and everything you’ve missed in the Blackberry niche.

Fathomberry.

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BBM on iOS and Android?? Whats your take?!**

Its no news now that BBM is going cross-platform soon and we @ Fathomberry are pretty excited for a couple of reasons which we’d like to share. Though we got comments and replies about how bad-for-business it could be for BlackBerry. Well, let’s see, we think its a good idea for the following reasons

1) We all know whatsapp and how ‘good’ it is (next post talks more), BBM being so secure and all will definitely be the number 1 in mobile IM.

2) A whole lot of people think that blackberry will lose its customers since they can still retain their BBM contacts on an iOS or Android device, but I don’t think so, I’m a nigerian, and unless I don’t just know what to do with money I won’t dump my Z10 I just bought last week to grab an iphone 5 just coz I want BBM in an iOS device with many apps *rme* NO! We think those that wanted to ‘port’ have ported since.

3) To them that just hate Blackberry et BBM, now we’ll see them rush to check out how our thing runs on their devices and I know for sure that BlackBerry won’t make all BBM features available to all y’all. (Go and buy a BB) :p

4) And did you know, if BBM goes cross-platform it turns it into a full-out social media platform like twitter and facebook and this, my people, should and would increase the value of BBM and add to BlackBerry’s market value. (Statistics dey o)
Well just before we leave, here’s what your BBM can actually do :
You can –
*Make video calls over Wi-Fi or the mobile network on the latest smartphones (BlackBerry Q10 and Z10).
*Send and receive messages with unlimited length.
*Choose a personal BBM display picture and status.
*Real-time confirmations when messages are delivered and read.
*Share photos, videos and more with multiple contacts at once.
*Add contacts by scanning QR Codes, using NFC technology or sharing PINs.
*Send music files.
*Create and join groups where you can share and discuss lists, photos etc.
*Share location.
*Free Call BBM contacts over Wi-Fi.
*With BBM connected apps you can chat with BBM friends within your apps and select BBM contacts right from the app to invite them to download it.
Can anyone beat that????

Our next post is going to be on BBM and other cross-platform IM apps.
Read, comment, share and like.

Later
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Android BBM and iOS

Android BBM and iOS