August 13 2007
So in getting back into things, I was forced to change the password on my Blackberry Pearl today. As if trying to clean the little trackball just before leaving for vacation wasn't hard enough (I don't think I really got the ball back in there right, and I cracked the silver ring around it), now I seem to have stumbled across a weird feature in my new password.
IBM's 'berry policy requires the usual mix of letters and numbers. I chose to make "08" part of the password. Well, after I type 0-8 when entering the password, I get
"Press SEND to start Emergency call"
How odd! I can type right through that and, with one additional keystroke, finish entering the password, but I was really confused by this prompt.
A little googling around and I found that "08" is an emergency number in New Zealand and Saudi Arabia. But I'm in the US. So what gives?