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hey i m a newbie,can someone tell me that whether the OS of this lovely phone is upgradable?i mean upgrade to BB OS V.5~thanks in advance~

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  • 2010-04-15 10:59
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This is one awesome phone. Love it, but only battling with the bluetooth.....

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  • 2010-04-15 09:33
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some of my friends said that it is not advisable to drain BB battery. Based from their experiences charging BB should be done when it is already in low bat. Is it truw?

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  • 2010-04-15 08:24
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-04-15 03:33 from Qxpq - click to readWell, I haven't been able to find any thing on the device itself for that, but I have seen an app that measures that. Forgot what its called but you can find it searching on
As for the PIN, there isn't any way to change the PIN, as far as I know. That number is what the BIS servers use to identify each device. Which is why if a device has been used with a BIS account you need to make sure it is released from the data base before using it with a different BIS account.

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  • 2010-04-15 06:41
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> In reply to Daniel @ 2010-04-14 19:00 from fw91 - click to readbro,
i've been using this great machine for 3 months now..since then i've been a regular name in this forum..i already help a lot of friends here along with my other friends name JRF n safoo..i also not just helping pple but sometimes i also seeking for answers about anything regarding this fone..its fun man, when u find friends who r using a same device n sharing a new things,about this fone what can i say :

1)its a great damn awesome fone..although the device doesnt has a 3G but the EDGE (2.75G) is not takes only 1 or 2 seconds to open a page..
2)cam is only 2MP, but the clarity is no doubt..i mean,even though when u take a pic under the direct sunlight also the quality is still there..
3)speaker is awesome..i never set the volume to the max, maybe 7/10,still the ringtone n all other alert tones will be heard loudly..but if u want to listen to the music via mp3 player i suggest u better use the headset..its superb..
4)it has a dedicated music key on the top of the device along with the speaker..u can listen to the songs without also a short cut key to open ur Media(that contains music,picture,video n etc)..
5)MMC can be expanded up to the 32GB (max)..
6)internal memory is 256MB..but after deduction for the usage of the system it left about another 130MB(with this memory,u can install a lot of apps too..dont worry)
7)like the iphone which has the "iphone apps store", BB also has their own portal to the 3rd party software called "BB apps world"..

and there are a lots more but i guess the rest u need to find out urself bro..although this is great machine i can tell u but still it also has a "weaknesses",be patient while using it..any devices in the world no matter what their brand n names have their own strength n weaknesses..

what u must do is,b4 u decide to buy this device,plz go to the nearest hp shop n ask the retailer to show u the demo set..then play around with it first to get some ideas..then make a good research..BB is quite complicated but it is not complex too..u just need to know ur device..then only u will enjoy it..good luck bro..

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  • 2010-04-15 05:42
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hello everybody today i m going to take this phone,so kindly help me,is it a good deal or not

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  • 2010-04-15 05:29
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I have to ques want to ask;

1) Where can I find in my device to check back how many gb/mb I have used
Monthly?although I have an unlimited BIS plan..

2) Is the PIN for BB can be changed?I know that every BB devices,got their own
Unique the PIN is already fixed in the device or given by carrier?

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  • 2010-04-15 03:33
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> In reply to Daniel @ 2010-04-14 19:00 from fw91 - click to readI just bought this phone and the internet isn't quite 3G, but it's no sloth either. As far as the phone's performance go, I'm very pleased with it. Very convinient. Myself and my girlfriend both have this phone now and the bb IM makes comuniicating alot faster and easier!

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  • 2010-04-14 20:33
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> In reply to vicky @ 2010-04-14 10:56 from utTM - click to readhelp me out on this issue ..i can send someone music from my phone but i cant receive music for someone else phone via bluebooth

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  • 2010-04-14 19:10
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Hi. I realy want to get the 8520 bb for me and my gf.I really like this phone. and the BIS system it uses. but people trying to change my mind bcoz it doesnt hav 3g internet and telling me its a slow phone... I just want to know is it realy such a big deal i mean u get free unlimited internet so its not like ur getting charges to wait for the page to open. but honestly is it a big deal or are they just being difficult? and the bbm is it instant or does it freeze sumtimes? please sum1 answer

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  • 2010-04-14 19:00
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> In reply to newbieBB @ 2010-04-12 06:12 from FMYk - click to readdear to receive via blutooth u need to pair it first n thn u can able to receive any of the data u want n its vry simply bt only for who r used to bb ok.....

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  • 2010-04-14 10:56
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> In reply to safoo @ 2010-04-13 11:46 from i8wS - click to i get it..hahaha..hey safoo,check this out bro..if u able to install n use the BB apps world try to install this app,"quickpull free"..this app is damn awesome is reboot app..after u install it u never have to pull out the battery again to reboot n get back ur "lost" memory, one thing "buzztincan"..this app u can use it to assign any color that available as ur alert LED no more red colour..hahaha..

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  • 2010-04-14 10:26
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> In reply to @ 2010-04-13 17:28 from P@dI - click to readdude,can u make ur own research??plus me,JRF n a few fellas here have already gave our "best knowledge" about this fone quite a long ago..juz refer back to the last ten pages! u can find a lots of info there bro..

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  • 2010-04-14 10:18
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Hi athena, 2 get ur files up to ur blackberry via ur bluetooth, first get on to ur menu, do select d options menu, there go over 2 ur bluetooth enable it n pair it with d device u want 2 share ur files with. then go over 2 ur media icon n click, once there it depends on d file u want 2 b transferred 2 ur blackberry, if its a picture file go over 2 ur picture option on ur media menu(note: if ur sending a music file go over 2 d music, if its a video file go over 2 d videos option), when there click ur menu n u'll have a 'receive using bluetooth' option..n there cutey u have...cheers!

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  • 2010-04-14 10:17
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this phone is really nice!

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  • 2010-04-14 09:15
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Have this phone 1 month now. Have to say its brilliant.

Texting with whole previous conersation shown!
Easy to download apps
Sound quality great
Tracker ball savage
button layout easy
short keys very handy!
Battery life not the best
Poor camera

Having said that I dont particularly mind about the camera is it's more for business but battery is a big thing!

Overall I'd give this phone 9/10 for both features and reliability (so far)

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  • 2010-04-13 18:11
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hi im not that techy but i want to buy this phone., can anyone tell me about this bb? cos and pros., im thinking to buy samsung's corby pro over this., but im still thin king., pls help.,

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  • 2010-04-13 17:28
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Im having trouble sending files from my n97 to my blackberry 8520 via bluetooth. Any advice? thanks!

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  • 2010-04-13 16:24
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yuppyyy!!! i got brand new blackberry ;) it's great...

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  • 2010-04-13 15:46
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> In reply to blackberrian @ 2010-04-12 20:33 from v3xu - click to read I installed this program (whatsapp), and automatically once installed u get all ppl on your contact book who have i-phone in that Download application & u start chatting with them using wi-fi (or WAP)

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  • 2010-04-13 11:46
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