JRF, 29 Dec 2009Well, in terms of performance, this is a great phone. I've never owned a BB but my gf had the ... moreI accidently deleted something. The great thing is that in my country I have the possibilty to use the BIS service through prepaid services and I don't have to go into a contract. I change phones often and didn't want to have a contract and be stuck only to BB phones. But the great thing is with the prepaid service I can use my Gemini plus a Bold and have 3G and Edge with the 2 phones. Then I just cancel the subscription and change my phone for any other I want later. If you can do this than, I'd definitely use it. But, like I said, it's mainly for email and messaging. Emails, instant messaging and facebook were great on the EDGE connection. But if you have a contract with 3G services than I'd think of getting something else.
Anonymous, 29 Dec 2009Hey buddy.. Ya,i agree with what u said..act,i also hv thought bout this(buying bb and signed... moreWell, in terms of performance, this is a great phone. I've never owned a BB but my gf had the Nextel one,8350i, and I liked it. So I decided to get this one since the Curve 8900 and the Bold 9000 are more expensive (8900= $600 Bold= $700 dlls). This has been one of the most stable phones I've used. My SE P1i (Symbian UIQ) was a great phone but it did have it tiny flaws like restarting after a few hours of usage but only like 1 or 2 times a month. Before this I had the N85, and it had so many bugs that it deleted my pictures and songs for no reason and I sold it for 100 dlls after paying 600. I've had other phones but the only smartphones would be the P1i, N85, and this BB. Being an entry phone I didn't expect much but in reality it surprised me how stable it was. The camera is great in good lighting but can't do much compared to my n85. Music quailty is loud enough and clear enough, and screen is excellent under the sun. The one and only thing I thought I'd have trouble with was the BIS with EDGE. But, this phone, as most blackberry's, exists for email and messaging. The edge connection was great for emails (arrived in seconds even with a picture from the camera) and my facebook and msn messenger were just as fast. Websites also loaded fast enough since the web goes through BB's servers to minimize the data flow, Wi-Fi was faster but not that much a difference. The great But, I would mainly recommend this for emailing and instant messaging. If you have a contract with 3G then I wouldn't go with BB having so many other options.
Anonymous, 29 Dec 2009were u able to install the blackberry apps?I am not able to install any app on my BB.
I tried to use Singtel's internet service to add my 2 email accounts. I register my device but not get any confirmation yet. After setting up the email accounts, the icon does not appear in Home Screen either.
For those ppl having problem installing BB world app in their own country... especially in MALAYSIA...
I tried on 3 nos. of BB 8520 curve phone, everything ok but 1 of the phone might need to install more than once... not sure what's d problem but the rest phone no problem.
U NEED A PC or LAPTOP, BB phone + USB cable...
Maybe this link will help u solve the problem...
hey guys i need yr suggestion i want to buy a phone m confused in blackberry curve 8520 & nokia e63 so plzz help me which is d gud phone 2 be purchased
im going to buy tbb curve 8520 tomorrow .
it's kinda cheap .
but , is it worth buying ?
fyi , im in high school .
im scared that i'll be frustrated after buying the bb .
answer please .
I just love it for my e-mails its great I would recomend this fone mainly for mails
Jrf, 28 Dec 2009Hi. Actually, I just meant that the price was too high because it's for the less memory one an... moreHey buddy..
Ya,i agree with what u said..act,i also hv thought bout this(buying bb and signed up for bis)..but since i hv two 3g devices..it is not necessary for me to get another fone..in fact,not worth it at all..but since the bb has grown popular all around the globe day by day,it makes me feel want to have a try and know what does this bb has that makes pple nowadays crazy n talking about bb all the time dude..thats y i thinking of getting the entry level 1st..but like u said this bis thing is really disturbing me man..haha..so,in terms of performance,what else can u describe bout this gemini?i need to know real experience frm real users so that i can make up my mind..thanx dude..
abukas, 28 Dec 2009JRF..
dude..thanx coz replying for my post..its been a little helpful here..but,one thing for... moreHi. Actually, I just meant that the price was too high because it's for the less memory one and I forgot to mention that I already had an iPod touch. So, 1000 dlls isn't worth it. But I do agree, the 3GS is a great phone.
Also, yes, streaming is for youtube and other sites. But, being that you apparently own 2 3G phones, I wouldn't recommend a BB. You'd have to activate the BIS in order to use the services provided by BB so, having a line with 3G internet activated (if you have internet and if you plan on using the same SIM card)you should look for something else. It just wouldn't make sense having BIS if you can buy any unlocked or locked to your carrier phone that is 3g capable.
Navin, 28 Dec 2009Hi JRF, The gmail issue was raised to service provider and they did take it up with rim can... moreThat really is a weird problem. Hope you work it out, maybe it's just not capable of handling gmail? Oh well, good luck!
Jrf, 28 Dec 2009Well, it depends. If you're in to streaming vids and picture taking then I would recommend som... moreJRF..
dude..thanx coz replying for my post..its been a little helpful here..but,one thing for sure im totally disagreed with u when u said that "iphone 3gs is not worth 1000 bucks in ur country"..which is approximately RM3500 in my country..i do own this..but mine is 3g version not 3gs..it cost me around 2500 when i first bought it back in april 2009..and i can say it is working flawlessly and superb..if u own one then u will find what it is all about iphone dude..never comment or think badly about something that u have not owned it yet..becoz u need to feel it like u feel the "in thing" in ur gemini..ok,back to our topic..currently i own two devices and i tell u i love them so much(of coz my wife is more valuable than anything)..the iphone 3g n nokia E63..the reason i admire the gemini is becoz it is cheap n have some stylish looks..thats make me feel like to own one..apart frm that i like the javelin b4 this gemini came out..but i dont want to pay such an expensive as RM1500 for that which has similar looks and capability like gemini..of coz i knew javelin has more features than gemini..but my point is like u said,if i bought this gemini this will be my 1st bb device..thats y im not keen in buying the high-end bb device..in fact,i do have 2 devices which is high-end product already..thats y i chose gemini..i just want to know what is bb all about n feel it..and maybe i'll go for better one after that who knows rite..becoz money is not big deal for me now..1 more thing,i have a doubt about this streaming vids that u talking about..what u mean by streaming vids?is it somekind like u can watch movie,or video clip in youtube or what?i hope u reply soon..
would anyone tell me how to install BB App world onto this phone. When I installed, it says "the phone does not meet system requirement of the software". Does it mean hardware or BB O/S? It will be very disappointed not be able to use App World on this phone. Help!
JRF, 17 Dec 2009Hey Navin, I guess it would be better to ask your phone service provider for help with the gma... moreHi JRF,
The gmail issue was raised to service provider and they did take it up with rim canada people, all agreed with this unique problem...but to no use. we had a conference call and also token no. was issued by rim and they got back sayin thr system is working fine...i need to delete all messages n try again for all accounts... would do tht and see..
issue (for reference) was as mentioned below ------
another issue i face is i haev configured 3 email accounts say firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org....now when i compose n send mail from email@example.com i do receive it in both the other mail inbox of BB...when i send to gmail from abc@ymail i do receive it in gmail inbox on BB but when i send a mail from a.b@yahoo to firstname.lastname@example.org i dont receicve the mail in my inbox of gmail on BB ... also when i try to send a mail from my official address email@example.com its doesnt appears on my gmail bb inbox...what i found is this gmail account is havg same id as of others i.e. a.b@... but yahoo a.b@yahoo receives all mails from similar id of other domains...
bukas, 27 Dec 2009im about to buy this device as my first blackberry..so can anyone who had or currently use thi... moreWell, it depends. If you're in to streaming vids and picture taking then I would recommend something else. If you use just email and instant messaging mostly then, yes, I would recommend this. I think that edge and bis is ok for this because emails and IM work fast. My chats and emaila were never delayed. The only and biggest dissapointment would be that you can't stream vids through edge, 3g is what you need. But, something the review doesn't take into consideration is that this, being an introduction phone for people who want a Blackberry but don't want to spend as much on one, has great features for the price. An example, when I wanted to buy a blackberry (bold 9000 = $700 dlls in my country) I said "wow! What if it's not worth it?" then the 8900 came out and I decided to spend my 500 dlls on an n85 (which I regretted) and then decided to pay the 290dlls for this one. Half the price of others and similar features. Of course, it lacks a good camera, 3g, and others small thing but for the price, I'm very satisfied with the value for money. Of course, now I'm looking for something more, of course at a greater expense; the Motorola Dext (700 dlls) is what caught my attention being that I dont want to pay the 999 dlls of an iPhone 3gs or nokia n97, the iPhone isnt worth 1000 bucks, and nokia has been really buggy lately. So, bring on Android and Motoblur. Think befor you buy! And, if possible, play around with phones before purchasing.
im about to buy this device as my first blackberry..so can anyone who had or currently use this device tell me whether it is a wise decision or not to make if i buy this device?i really amaze by its design..
I just got mine yesterday. Working for me well so far. It's my first blackberry so i didn't wanna spend too much money on higher models like the bold and storms.
I want to tell GSMARENA team that they have mentioned two different things for one product
In specification the expandable memory is Up to 32 GB and in latest review it is saying
Up to 16 GB. And I don't agree with GSM review because I am using 8520 from last ten days
All I can say that this is a very good phone if some one is looking for
I will give 08/10