BlackBerry Curve 8520 - user opinions and reviews

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6.8
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> In reply to Bev @ 2010-03-30 19:49 from 3J7W - click to readhi! it depends on ur personality if your a techi person and u always txt better buy the other unit but if u love internet well better buy bb... dpend rili on the personality

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  • 2010-03-31 11:11
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Can I use this device for internet with APN phone operator? I mean w/o BIS?

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  • 2010-03-31 09:03
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Hi guys, does anybody have any idea of how to send contacts from another phone to the BB 8520 via bluetooth? I have tried all the tricks in the book, but to no avail. Please help cos it's driving me nuts.

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  • 2010-03-31 08:45
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> In reply to Bev @ 2010-03-30 19:49 from 3J7W - click to readI just bought the BB8520, i did look at the nokia x6, but since it has the same interface as 5800, i don’t like the way it handles text messaging and in many ways nokia is trying to get into the touch screen market with its s60 operating system, which was predominantly designed for keypad, they are still struggling. Don’t take me wrong, i love s60 operating system but for me it works much better in E72. 8520 is not a fancy phone, camera is 2 mp but in good light it works well (having said that i never use my phone as camera). Messaging is absolutely amazing, this is my very first BB, i wanted a phone with good voice quality, a smart phone which is reliable (i.e. does not hang or freeze), good battery life and ‘qwerty’ key pad for texting etc, not for business use. I have been using it for 10 days and am very happy with the voice quality and the phone never froze on me. Battery life is not as good as i wanted it to be, but not bad either. However, i think keypad could have been better. I hope this is helpful.

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  • 2010-03-30 21:43
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Hi, I am about to change my phone this week, and can't decide between the X6 and a Blackberry Curve 8520, anyone had expereince of both? if so which is better in your opinion? I'm not a business user, and wanting to send alot of txts, browse the internet, and access Facebook, but also take reasonably good pictures with my phone, the music side of it would just be an added bonus.

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  • 2010-03-30 19:49
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> In reply to Nicky @ 2010-03-30 12:59 from RtJf - click to readwell,i never use a HTC phone so far n also winMo b4..so i cant comment much about it..but one thing for sure..this gemini is really great..make ur research wisely pal..

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  • 2010-03-30 17:15
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According to the posts I have read it seems that the BB is really a gr8 phone. Would you all say the BB 8520 is better to take than the HTC Snap?

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  • 2010-03-30 12:59
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Hi guys, I just got the BB 8520 and I'm trying to download some stuff. But each time I try, an error message usually comes up. Is there something I haven't done? Thanks for your help.

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  • 2010-03-30 11:40
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> In reply to blackberrian @ 2010-03-29 21:24 from v3CL - click to readThanx bro... :)

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  • 2010-03-30 09:51
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> In reply to michael @ 2010-03-30 03:11 from PI0V - click to readYes you can, but you need to check with your carrier if your plan supports it. And use Desktop Manager, the newest version from RIM's website. And use the option "IP Modem".

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  • 2010-03-30 06:34
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Can your tether the BlackBerry Curve 8520? like the iphone? Use it as a modem for my laptop?

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  • 2010-03-30 03:11
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> In reply to justin @ 2010-03-29 21:52 from 2wID - click to readUnhide? I'm guessing folders/apps, right?
Hide/Undhide apps and folders:
Press menu, hightlight the app/folder and press menu again. Select Hide.
Or, select Show all, and hightlight the app/folder and press menu, and select Unhide.

If you mean a picture that you've hidden for privacy, then I'm not sure since I've never really done it.

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  • 2010-03-29 23:45
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> In reply to Amitabh @ 2010-03-29 18:49 from TS7B - click to readn for the camera thing,i forgot to add..mine is great..whenever i took a picture,the quality is superb..even though under the direct sunlight..the only thing that this device is missing is only the flash..so u cant take a "good" quality pic at night or dark place!!

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  • 2010-03-29 22:09
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> In reply to justin @ 2010-03-29 21:52 from 2wID - click to readwhat do u mean by unhide??

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  • 2010-03-29 22:04
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> In reply to michael @ 2010-03-29 08:57 from PI0V - click to readwell bro,im tired to tell u or others if this is what u ask for! bro,just check the specs from both of the devices (instead of asking!)..then u can see the differences..whether it is huge or small differences that is ur brain's job to think n decide..

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  • 2010-03-29 22:02
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how to unhide in this phone?

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  • 2010-03-29 21:52
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> In reply to Amitabh @ 2010-03-29 18:49 from TS7B - click to readdude..think it again!!!..dont just becoz of this silly thing(like ur silly picture thing here),ruins everything bro! the device that u r talking about is the great BB curve 8520 aka GEMINI..this is BB bro..not some cheap other products from other manufacturers which are so-called "smartphone"..once u got a BB n also Iphone then according to my "dictionary" is the real SMARTPHONES..bcoz this two products are the best..2MP pic is 2MP pic..nothing more nothing less..what u see is what u get..so dont ask more bro..if u r really so enthusiastic about CAMERA y buy this device at the 1st place??go n buy other "smartphones" that offered u a 8 or 12 MP la bro!! im totally 100% sure u must have made ur research n go through all the specs that hv in this device rite?or u havent do that?just buy only without knowing anything!! u just made me piss off..i dont know what n y u r facing such a problem..to me i dont care about the MP!..as long as it has 2MP onwards then it decent already..im sick n tired about this damn little thing about camera n so on..this is BUSINESS base phones..not a camera fone..so dont expect more!! got it pal!!

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  • 2010-03-29 21:40
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> In reply to Shubham @ 2010-03-29 20:23 from ut0F - click to readbased to my experienced,the music quality is ok when u listen by loudspeaker..n it sometimes not "as loud as what u want" especially when there r so noisy surround u..but if u use the headset then i can say the quality is damn superb bro..

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  • 2010-03-29 21:24
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How is the quality of Music of curve 8520..??

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  • 2010-03-29 20:23
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My 8520 works very well, but the picture quality is very poor - it takes almost 1/10th of 2M photos. I have, of course, set it at 2 M in the settings. Even the size of the captured image is only a few kb as opposed to in 100's kb for a 2 megapixel image.

Has any one else faced this problem. Please help - I am to the point of dumping this new phone just because of this....

Thanks.

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  • 2010-03-29 18:49
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