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I bought Blackberry Curve 9300 in the middle of June for my main mobile phone I’m using daily and switched an account from b-mobile into NTT DoCoMo again by the Mobile Number Portability service. The b-mobile SIM card was what I got together with an iPhone 4 Hong Kong version. Still, the iPhone 4 was not so good for a telephone because its voice quality was not satisfactory and the manoeuvre was a little bit complicating. It’s just for web browsing, taking pictures and motion videos, playing games, and other utilities, not for talking. I think the best device for voice calls is that of Nokia, but Nokia doesn’t sell any mobile phones in Japan any longer. Out of the phones available in Japan, Blackberry is for me. That’s why I’ve got Blackberry again.

Another reason why I chose Blackberry again is that it has a real QWERTY keyboard on the device, not displayed on the screen. You can type the keyboard to enter text, and doing this is much easier than touching the virtual keyboard on the screen. So I’m gonna use it for text messaging and email writing besides talking on it. Text messaging will be much more convenient because sending SMS to other carriers will be available next Wednesday.

Although the iPhone is not so good for a telephone, it’s best for a camera and a communicator with plenty of applications. I’ve got a Softbank SIM card too, so I still use iPhone4 used so far on the main basis with the Softbank SIM card inserted in it.

Now I’ve got three mobile phones carried with me —- Blackberry Curve 9300, iPhone 4, and a mobile phone, my employer, tells me to keep. Next, I want to have some tablets like iPad or Galaxy Tab 😉

SIMロックを外す手順はネット上に簡単にころがってます。まずで19.99ドルを払い自分の端末用の解除コードを入手します(その時、自分の端末のIMEI、電話機の機種、ロックがかかっているキャリア名(NTT DoCoMo)、国名(日本)を入力します)。支払いはPaypalで行うので、数時間後にPaypalのメールアドレス宛に解除コードが送られてきます。次にここの手順に従ってSIMロックを解除します。解除後は冒頭の写真のようにソフトバンクのSIMカードも認識してくれるようになりました(ブラックベリーのプッシュメールサービスは使えませんでしたが・・・)。

I’ve made my Blackberry Bold SIM-unlocked, because the Blackberry I bought in Japan was locked to NTT DoCoMo, a Japanese mobile phone carrier, so when I was abroad I had to fear the phone bill charging highly expensive roaming prices.
Unlocking was easy: I got an unlock code for my device at by paying $19.99 and giving the IMEI for my device, phone model, carrier name locked to and my country to the unlock code provider. Several hours later from paying I got an unlock code for the IMEI I gave. Then I unlocked it by following the instructions at Once unlocked, you can use not only NTT DoCoMo’s SIM card but Softbank’s, as shown in the above picture.
(Blackberry services aren’t available with Softbank’s SIM card, though)




While I was in my parents’ house at Nishinomiya the battery of my Blackberry Bold I carried with me was too low to turn on the phone. Then after returning home at Tokyo I plugged the charger in it to recharge it, but it didn’t turn on even if I pressed the end (red) button of it.
Solution: (1) Pull out the battery of the BB; (2) Plug the charger into the BB with its battery out; (3) If the LED turns red then put the battery into the BB again; (4) Wait until it restarts.
Thanks the URL for solution:

家の無線LANで使えるようにWiFiの設定をし、Bluetoothの設定も終え、Google Syncをインストールして電話帳をGmailのと同期し、twitterberryやらNAVITIMEやら産経ニュースリーダーアプリやら通勤の友になりそうなこまごましたアプリをインストールして、なんとか使える状態になりました。
ここで1つ大きな問題が。USBでPCに接続しても「不明なデバイス」とか表示され、ちゃんと認識されないんです。8707hは普通に認識されるんですけどね。。。これではDesktop Managerを使って音楽ファイルを転送できません。何故だろう。。。Boldの設定の問題か、はたまたXPが動いてるPCではBoldは認識してくれないのか、教えてエロい人。

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Maybe it’s a bit late to be excited to have Blackberry Bold now, but anyway I’ve got one because I had a bonus this week. I ordered it online and this morning a courier delivered it to my house.
These are a cradle, a charger, USB cables and screen protectors I ordered from Hong Kong before hand.
I pulled my SIM card off my Blackberry 8707h I kept so far, put it into the Blackberry Bold and turned its power switch on. After several initial setups, the main menu appeared and NTT DoCoMo network was captured.
One problem occured. I found there was no email settings so I couldn’t set up emails I had used on 8707h. According to manuals, it was necessary to log in to Blackberry’s website at to change PIN and IMEI into ones of the Blackberry Bold, as well as to send a service book to the new device. Doing so, three email icons according to the email accounts I’d used so far appeared on the Blackberry Bold’s screen.
I configured its WiFi settings so that I can use it over the wireless LAN in my room, and set up Bluetooth so as to send files to my Nokia smartphones. I installed Google Sync into it to synchronize contacts into Gmail’s ones. Other than them, I installed twitterberry, a news reader and other utilities to make it more convenient when commuting to and from office.
Now the setups are almost complete, except for one problem with USB connection to my PC. I installed Blackberry Desktop Manager on my PC running Windows XP and connected my Blackberry Bold to it with a USB cable, but nothing was detected. When I connect my 8707h with the same USB cable to the PC, it can be normally detected. Why? Windows XP problem? Or problems with settings of the Blackberry Bold? Please tell me why if you have any idea.

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My Blackberry
The nearest DoCoMo Shop had informed me that a new Blackberry device (Blackberry 8707h) had arrived, so I got there this Monday and bought it. The handset costed 28,000 Yen. Very reasonable.

Setup is very easy. I keep three of my email addresses (including Blackberry-specific one) in this handset. I can catch incoming mails and reply to them, wherever I am. The key strokes are very confortable. Even if you type long emails your thumbs won’t get tired.

I’m not saying that I got completely accustomed to this gadget right now, but soon I will. This must soon become the item that I can’t do without, as many Americans may think.

My Blackberry


キータッチも絶妙な配置で、NOKIA E61に較べれば打ちやすさは極上。これなら長いメールでもいくらでも書けます。なるほど世のアメリカ人たちがCrackberryといわれるほどブラックベリーにのめりこむわけがわかってきたような気がします。