BlackBerry Curve 8520 - user opinions and reviews

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> In reply to Ayo @ 2010-03-31 08:45 from fuTK - click to readu can either use google sync from your old phone to ur new phone or u can export the contacts to ur outlook contacts and from there again on to ur BB through the desktop manager.

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  • 2010-04-01 21:59
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@JRF
bro,actually what vid format that can be played in gemini??i try to install .flv but cant play at all..also only certain movie clip can played in my gemini..others cannot..y is that huh?

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  • 2010-04-01 21:47
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> In reply to Amitabh @ 2010-04-01 02:44 from TS7B - click to readdude,
well..i dont know y u having this kind of prob..but for ur peace of mind better check back with the shop where u bought the device..maybe something wrong..coz mine is superb bro..huhu..

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  • 2010-04-01 20:09
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Can anybody suggest me a good Antivirus for BB mobile...???

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  • 2010-04-01 17:18
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I personly think the blackberry is a awsome phone and i recomend it to anyone who has the money and needs a new phone.

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  • 2010-04-01 11:37
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Hi all...does anybody know how to silent the numerical keypad ( 0 - 9)in NORMAL profile not QUIET profile because when i want to make a call i have to use the numerical key pad and it's so noisy in normal profile...the alphabet keypad is fine without sound but the numerical keypad piss me off >:<
please anybody know please tellme how to silent it in NORMAL profile...

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  • 2010-04-01 11:14
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> In reply to wondering... @ 2010-03-29 13:05 from MfxH - click to readHi. Without a subscript
ion you won't be able to use your'e BB for anything else than sending or receiving an sms or making or receiving calls. I love my BB 8520 no problems of any kind!!!

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  • 2010-04-01 09:56
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> In reply to Yakooza @ 2010-03-18 18:06 from 0Cn7 - click to readNo you can not

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  • 2010-04-01 09:43
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-03-29 10:56 from uT%b - click to readThnks so much for the update.....i would like to know if there is any recommended Anti virus that we can install in 8520..i always use net browsing in my phn..if u can or anybody can suggest...

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  • 2010-04-01 05:26
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> In reply to blackberrian @ 2010-03-29 21:40 from v3CL - click to readBlackberrian,

Thanks for the reply - please believe I love the blackberry. I am expecting its camera to perform at 2MP level, not more... Its pictures are worse than a VGA camera. I have loved results of my previous 2MP cameras and I know what I am expecting.

Is it s firmware problem? In the setting it shows picture size to be 1600 x 1200, but actual result is 1/10th of that.

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  • 2010-04-01 02:44
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> In reply to Anonymous @ from HHHH - click to readWhich is why it needed so many FW updates (late at that) to get its camera usable, kinetic scrolling and the newer homescreen that the cheaper 5530? Haha, the 5800 is an ok phone but Symbian S60 isn't optimized for touch, if you had the N900, well then, yeah thats a whole different story.

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  • 2010-03-31 18:35
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> In reply to I Love Blackberry!!! @ 2010-03-31 15:43 from u1y7 - click to readIt's great to see younger people getting into smartphones, soon everyone will own one as the need to keep in touch (email, chat, internet) isn't fully satisfied with simple feature phones. Blackberry's are perfect for messaging, be it SMS, email, chat, or simple FB comments... it works great with real-time push notifications. If I were a parent I'd be introducing smartphones to my kids as well, most likely a BB since I have one and BBM would come in handy since in my country there aren't any family plans. Enjoy your BB and don't get into trouble at school with it or they'll take it away!

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  • 2010-03-31 18:32
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> In reply to Anonymous @ from HHHH - click to readsorry..typo..
the statement should be like this..
"erm,bro if YOU dont like BB plz dont come here n try to show u r something"..

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  • 2010-03-31 17:57
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Well I see that it is most 'natural' type of BB in the sense that it is less businessy and more fun type. The trackpad may not be as good as the trackball but you can throw around your phone like I used to do with my Nokia without fear. It may take a bit of getting used to. Its music keys are situated on the top which allows easy access from the pocket. Also, you can expand memory and use BB Browser which is a great attraction. You can also have good looks with 8520 cases which come in rubber plastic metal leather and almost anything and colour desired which adds to the beauty. Also, I am in school so all my friends have BB's so I can BBM them for free. I was also considering the Nokia 5800 but later thought about its ugly looks and bad touch sensation and + I already have an Itouch so I do not need a touch music phone and because of Apple's awesome touch sensation I cannot adjust to any bad resistive touch screen phone. How sad you cannot use a stylus on the Itouch. BASICALLY I AM TRYING TO SAY GO 4 BB GEMINI. Did i mention it has a gr8 price and is sold at cost price.
SORRY FOR DIS LENGTH>>>>>>>>>>&g­t;>>>>>>>

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  • 2010-03-31 15:43
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please can someone help me find the answer i am looking for. i wish to download the game catchphrase to my bb 8520 curve but the on the the blackberry world app is not supported by my phone. does anyone know where i can find this game that will be supported my my device. thanks in advance for your help

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  • 2010-03-31 15:40
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This is a very good machine. Excellent photo and video, nice screen( the higher res of 8900 etc is not really needed), better user interface and keypad than an e71.

On the minus part, i did not like the trackpad as much as i thought. I have a feeling that ball is better. Having used Ibm/lenovo thinkpads - possibly the only laptops that come with trackball kind of thing, i know personally that it is fast, precise and easier to use than a trackpad, once you learn the trick.

But the most important reason for having a buyer's remorse about blackberry as a whole is that I realised that I dont need email/ messenger all the time and it is a big pain typing in the tiny keyboard. So my advice is -unless it is really really important to have email access all the time, dont go for bb. I found out that even my most important mail can wait a few hours until i reach office in the morning or home at night (both places i have dsl connection). Viewing my spreadsheet in my hp laptop is infinitely more satisfying than having it in blackberry. No, I dont need to carry my office in my pocket. You think you do? Think twice or thrice before spending money on any smart phone. My honeymoon with blackberry and e71 did not last two days.

I havent tried bb messenger etc. Maybe its good. But Im an office executive and dont have all the time to chat. Dont get an e71 either (i mention this model as i know that lot of people spend hours, like i did comparing both the fast selling, highly rated models.)
Rating is another story. "Experts" and c

I bought a poor nokia 2700 after getting tired with blackberry. It costs one third of the BB. Got 2000 phone book memory, practically everything that I need ( i dont need wifi and internet), and is a lot more easier to use.

Get a normal non-smart phone and you will lead a smarter, happier life.

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  • 2010-03-31 14:38
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This is a very good machine. Excellent photo and video, nice screen( the higher res of 8900 etc is not really needed), better user interface and keypad than an e71.

On the minus part, i did not like the trackpad as much as i thought. I have a feeling that ball is better. Having used Ibm/lenovo thinkpads - possibly the only laptops that come with trackball kind of thing, i know personally that it is fast, precise and easier to use than a trackpad, once you learn the trick.

But the most important reason for having a buyer's remorse about blackberry as a whole is that I realised that I dont need email/ messenger all the time and it is a big pain typing in the tiny keyboard. So my advice is -unless it is really really important to have email access all the time, dont go for bb. I found out that even my most important mail can wait a few hours until i reach office in the morning or home at night (both places i have dsl connection). Viewing my spreadsheet in my hp laptop is infinitely more satisfying than having it in blackberry. No, I dont need to carry my office in my pocket. You think you do? Think twice or thrice before spending money on any smart phone. My honeymoon with blackberry and e71 did not last two days.

I havent tried bb messenger etc. Maybe its good. But Im an office executive and dont have all the time to chat. Dont get an e71 either (i mention this model as i know that lot of people spend hours, like i did comparing both the fast selling, highly rated models.)
Rating is another story. "Experts" and c

I bought a poor nokia 2700 after getting tired with blackberry. It costs one third of the BB. Got 2000 phone book memory, practically everything that I need ( i dont need wifi and internet), and is a lot more easier to use.

Get a normal non-smart phone and you will lead a smarter, happier life.

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  • 2010-03-31 14:37
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can we install document viewer and editor (MS Word, PDF etc) software in it?????????

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  • 2010-03-31 12:26
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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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