The BlackBerry Smiley Bug

I’m a huge BlackBerry fan. But there is one thing that has bugged me forever: I’m calling it the BlackBerry “smiley bug”.

Our Exchange Server is hosted and we run the BlackBerry Enterprise Mail Server on it too, which I believe is where this bug has decided to take up residence. When you receive an email or send an email from a BlackBerry and there is a smiley 🙂 the BlackBerry server software converts it to an upper-case J.

So you say something sarcastic, like ‘That’s a really silly idea :)’. But what you really sent was ‘That’s a really silly idea J’. Which doesn’t exactly have the same intended meaning!

Has anyone else experienced this?

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