Oh well, I didn’t follow the old adage, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and I tried to do an update on my Blackberry. I backed it up (all the databases) and then started the upgrade process. It went fine for a while, but then hung while reloading the operating system. Attempting to restart the Blackberry got the dreaded white screen of death. I did what I knew, googled a bit, poked thru the Crackberry forums, and gave up and called Alltel for advice. Got a very knowledgeable tech support person, who walked me thru some steps to try and reload a basic OS on the Blackberry. No luck :-(. Fortunately, the device is still under warranty, and they are sending me a new one. It’s due to arrive by the 19th. For now, I’m back to using a dumb phone ;-).
It will take me a while to get things put back together, I fear…I have a list of 20 apps that I want to reload and reconfigure…too bad that the Blackberry doesn’t save the apps as well as the data when you do a backup.