bold ma man, nokia e71 is a very nice phone, but blackberrys software and features are tried and tested, and with the blackberry app store out its a far better choice, thats why ive got one ;)
The best phone i've ever owned, I am such a proud owner, this phone is outstanding. Looks, feature wise etc. It is a little on the chunky side but that is not a problem with what it can do. The camera isn't as bad as the reviews claim it is, it is decent enough for the role of the phone (business/smartphone) - it has a great screen in terms of quality and sound and what not. I just love I can watch movies on it straight from my laptop or if I want the best quality I would convert it on PSP Video 9 Blackberry converter! I would most definetly recommend this bad boy!
nik, 22 Apr 2009has videocalling but no secondary camera? how's that possible?who said that it has a video call capability? it says there Video Yes (so, it means that the camera is capable of recording video), doesnt say anything about video call..
GeeKay, 20 Apr 2009I have the windows live messenger app...and before when i was on BIS it was workin fine...now ... moreYou need BIS active to use all blackberry data services. You can still access the internet on the browser over Wifi, but without the BIS service on your account then you cant use instant email, Blackberry pin to pin IM and no app based internet services. Simple enough mate, with a Blackberry you need BIS, otherwise its no more than a pretty looking Nokia 3310 haha.
Very good business phone, good reception, good sound, handy in use, e-mail sync super.
But poor battery life, with intensive use last only one day! :-(
But all round very good phone.
realy bad software...everyday i have many problems that the software stacks!uncaught exeptions appeared when i have a heavy use to my blackberry.the last problem was that my blackberry couldnt open its opperation system and i was in a need to flash it.nice appearance but weak software
Mike_MP, 19 Apr 2009You should be able to use the wifi fine with the mobile network switched off. The only thing ... moreI have the windows live messenger app...and before when i was on BIS it was workin fine...now dat i disable the BIS whenever i try to connect to windows live messenger app it keeps sayin cannot connect to server. The web is workin fine when on wi-fi but windows live messenger not...is it somethin wrong wit the settings or i just can't use it when im not on BIS? Thanks in advance!
gsmarena said that it could video call but practically it can't be although it supports 3g even 3.5g,,
bheki, 16 Apr 2009I am getting myself new phones for myself and my wife has to be a blackberry we had 8310. can ... moreHello guy, look in my point of view i think that it's better the bold 9000, because it's a 3G BBR, and u can use the video call, and muct faster processoer than the 8310BBr
why the charging of my bold9000 often cannot use?when i doing charging my bold9000,the bateray and the charging its become heat,and the sign of charging its gone,,i have twice bought the charging,and always like that. please help me,,,,thx
GeeKay, 08 Apr 2009First off thank you mike for relpying i thought noone was watching! Now i was connected with t... moreYou should be able to use the wifi fine with the mobile network switched off. The only thing i can think of for the data charges is either:
1 - you may have an intermittent wireless connection, unlikely without you noticing, but it could be what is causing it
2 - The GPRS charges could be syncing with the BIS server. It has been known for the bold to connect to the wireless for internet browsing, but if it is busy or you are loading data, when it needs to check for your emails, it will use the GPRS. I dont know if there is a fix out there for this but it has been known.
What i would recommend is you contact your service provider's technical help desk and see if they can identify when the GPRS charges were levied, from here you would be able to correlate from known time on wifi or if it was a time you were away from your home network.
If it a case of it preferring the GPRS to the wifi connection (Which is very unlikely), then a wipe of the handset and a firmware recovery would be in order, unfortunately as something would have gone very wrong there