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post #46 of 141
I'm looking to buy a Blackberry. Anyone have advice for looking for a used Pearl or Curve online?
post #47 of 141
I might be switching carriers and thus would be moving to a Blackberry. If I go with T-Mobile, I don't know whether to get the 8320 or the 8900 if/when it comes out in the middle of Feb..
post #48 of 141
Ive went through 5 curves, i cant believe how easily they break and i treat them very well. Had 3 that just had keys stop working for no reason ranging from some to all. I had one that had a vibrator fail in a week. I just got a new one and the delete key isnt working right from the factory.
post #49 of 141
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Originally Posted by pHEnomIC View Post
Ive went through 5 curves, i cant believe how easily they break and i treat them very well. Had 3 that just had keys stop working for no reason ranging from some to all. I had one that had a vibrator fail in a week. I just got a new one and the delete key isnt working right from the factory.
odd... my wife has had her Curve for a year, doesn't use a case and beats the hell out of it, and it still looks and works as good as new.

my Pearl is about 15 months old, and the trackball is a little dodgy... but other than that it works fine.
post #50 of 141
Have had a Curve 8330 since the summer, working flawlessly so far and I don't baby it.
post #51 of 141
on my Blackberry Pearl right now, in a conference call, using a Kimber mini to mini to rig my DT880s to it via a Tomahawk to amp ;-)
post #52 of 141
I'm going to try Verizon for a month and get an 8330. If the service isn't up to my standards (which it likely won't be), I'll switch to T-mobile and get the 8900, which should be out by then. Sure, T-mobile isn't known for great service but I really like the wi-fi calling and I would love to get the 8900.
post #53 of 141
there's a rumor that Verizon is getting the 8900 this spring
post #54 of 141
Tmobile should be getting the 8900 Curve on Feb.11. Supposedly some stores in the U.S. are getting stock of the phone already.
The Tmobile version and ATT's version will not have 3G upon initial release. On a later date in the year (ATT atleast) will get an updated version with 3G.

I currently have an 8300 Curve with Tmobile, and my contract ended last month. Hopefully the new Curve will be less than $200 with a new two year contract.

The Curve was my first smartphone. I purchased it used/unlocked from Ebay. The reason I wanted a smartphone was because I wanted the ability to have medical programs for school/work (like drug guides) and have a phone all in one (less bulk). Even though the Blackberry is larger than my previous phone (Motorola Razr) - it is actually much lighter.
The only gripe I have with the phone is the lack of multiple ways to scroll through the screen rather than having to use the track ball. There is no page up or page down keys, and the track ball is very limited on how quickly it can scroll through text. There should have been an option like holding down the shift key (or whatever) while scrolling with the trackball that would multiply the scrolling speed. It would have been very useful when checking lengthy lists of messages or using my medical software.
post #55 of 141
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The only gripe I have with the phone is the lack of multiple ways to scroll through the screen rather than having to use the track ball. There is no page up or page down keys, and the track ball is very limited on how quickly it can scroll through text. There should have been an option like holding down the shift key (or whatever) while scrolling with the trackball that would multiply the scrolling speed. It would have been very useful when checking lengthy lists of messages or using my medical software.
there actually are shortcut keys for page up and page down, as well as top of page and bottom of page... not sure what they are for the Curve, and i don't know if they work for all programs, but they definitely work for email and web browsing.
post #56 of 141
I talked to a rep at T-mobile earlier today and basically confirmed the Feb 11th date. I'm going to sign with TMO a couple days before the 11th and then switch my phone for the 8900 when it goes on sale. I'm excited!
post #57 of 141
I'm with my Bold right now, functions as my music player too. The sound actually rivals my Sony A829 surprisingly. It naturally has quite a bit of noise through the headphone jack, but I soldered in some resistors on my Freqshows and now it is quite. I love the Bold!
post #58 of 141
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Originally Posted by intoflatlines View Post
I'm going to try Verizon for a month and get an 8330. If the service isn't up to my standards (which it likely won't be), I'll switch to T-mobile and get the 8900, which should be out by then. Sure, T-mobile isn't known for great service but I really like the wi-fi calling and I would love to get the 8900.
I have usually been very unhappy with Verizon's service over the last 15 years, but my 8830 is a company phone with Verizon being the provider.
I hate to say it, but the service, including e-mail, internet, GPS, and phone, is excellent!
post #59 of 141
Noob question here:

How can I take names/phone numbers and transfer them from my laptop to my 8330? I have ~200 contacts that I want to transfer, but I don't want to add them manually on the device.
post #60 of 141
I just switched from a palm centro to a bb curve. Not quite sure what I think.
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