We land in Huntsville, and the Flight Attendant announces the Local Time is am. Unchecking it will keep Desktop Manager from changing your Blackberry time.In the smartphone manufacturer travel sweepstakes, Research in Motion is first to market, beating Apple’s much-anticipated i Travel, in launching the Blackberry Travel app, which comes with an API and travel industry partner program.
And, there's the natural but incorrect tendency to think of pm as pm, wherever you are. The problem is you put the appointment on your calendar in the wrong time zone. It's designed to be right when you cross time zones. With Date/Time source set to Network, the Blackberry pulls the time from the network, but still applies the GMT offset for the time zone you selected. When I save the appointment, it shows up on my Blackberry Calendar (and Outlook) as pm, correct for Eastern time. If this box is checked, every time you connect to Desktop Manager, either to sync your Blackberry or to back-up, Desktop Manager will set your Blackberry to your computer time.
I'm offering this post to elaborate on the Blackberry FAQ, cited below, and to offer a real life example of how the Rim technique works. An ordinary cell phone without an integrated calendar doesn't have to care about appointments and so can automatically switch time zones, by simply displaying the network time. Thus, Blackberry's don't change time zones automatically because that would cause appointments to be shown incorrectly, if the appointments were entered in the wrong time zone. Again, phones without calendars can just display network time and not have to worry about time zones.
I hope it will clear up some of the confusion around this topic, and help new users get the most from their phone. Why would anybody enter an appointment in the wrong time zone? That's why older phones can do this, and naturally, users expect a newer, smarter phone to do it, too.
.148 applications apps bell display free gmail hybrid imap keyboard official optimization os ota paid released rim shareware software subscription telus timezone touchscreen tweaks unlock unreleased verizon vodafone "Why doesn't my Blackberry update the time correctly when I travel across time zones? The calendar and the clock use the same time reference. And the calendar correctly shows I have an appointment at pm Central time.
" This question comes up once or twice a month, generally from a new user who is dumbfounded their expensive new smartphone can't do something their last three dumb phones did automatically. If you change the clock, you change the time reference for appointments. I agree, it would be better if the phone "knew" I changed time zones. All it knows is that there is a 1-hr discrepancy between "time" and "network time." It could prompt you with something like Now that would be smart! Another solution would be to decouple the calendar from the clock.
World Mate founder Nadav Gur says the app’s desktop feature is in keeping with RIM’s push to widen its services beyond the Blackberry and new Play Book tablet.The app, which is available to Blackberry users in the US, UK, Canada and Spain, is drawing participation from major travel industry partners.The free app, developed by World Mate and in beta, features travel planning, booking, itinerary management, and push notifications of flight status updates, as well as Linked In integration to search for the sharing of travel plans with business associates.There is also a desktop component to Blackberry Travel, enabling users to book flights and car rentals from their computers.If you input your appointments using the Blackberry calendar input screen, all the time zones are available to you. A few typical questions and an example will illustrate the problem and the solution. I put the appointment on my calendar in Atlanta for pm and when I got to LA and manually changed my time zone, it changed the time of my meeting by three hours! If you're on the east coast, don't put an appointment on the calendar for pm eastern and expect it to read pm pacific. Even though Outlook 2003 doesn't explicitly associate a time zone with an appointment when you enter the appointment, it's still made with the time zone setting from your computer. I ride to the airport, get on the plane, and turn off my phone, which is still set to Eastern time and Network. If you left your laptop set to your home time zone, then synching will cause your Blackberry to change back to your home time zone.I fly to Alabama, which is in the Central time zone. If you select "Network Time" as your Blackberry time source, you don't need this setting.