ppl.... the battery life will be a problem, cause these phones are using a processor, how much battery life do you get when your laptop isn't plugged? the same applies to the bb, and other phones the has almost the same features... duuh
can any one help me to decide which phone should i buy ?
BlackBerry Bold 9000 or curve 8900 ?
or should i wait ?
i've never used a B.berry .. is it easy ?
This is my 3rd Blackberry,having used the 8300 and the 8320.Nice phone. Downloads and picture quality much improved probably due to 3G. The fonts are to tiny and the Battery life sucks.
Looking forward to using the Storm only after an upgrade to include WI-Fi.
Performence is ok, but DISGUSTING BATTER, it doesn't really sucks, but KILLS, cannot rely on this handset completely, battery can ditch you any time. I have to keep home charger and car charger with me all the time. Battery doesn't last more than 1 hrs even after complete charge, and this issue is not only with me, but same with my other business colleagues
update the software on the bb then it will not hang, mine too was having the same problem but then an upgradation on the software did the trick. now its awesome :-)
it's not always about the number of pixels, but also about the sensors etc.
for example, curve has also a 2mp camera, but the pics a much worse.
Arjun Seth, 23 Nov 2008this phone keeps hanging!!@ Arun
Then youve def got a defective set mate!
This phone is really amazing, has every thing I need, i just wonder why an expensive phone has just a 2.0 mp camera, very poor!, 100% better than Bb 8320 curve
iLUVZtehIPOWNZ, 23 Nov 2008You can use any email address as long as you know the POP settings. If you want to use an emai... moreThanks,i do know all my work and home settings,our service providor say's that i need to pay an extra £12.00 per month on top of what we already pay to be able to use it,is this true
Anonymous, 23 Nov 2008can you only use blackberry email,or can you set up your own pop3 email for work and homeYou can use any email address as long as you know the POP settings. If you want to use an email address running on an Enterprise server, it gets a bit complicated, but nothing that a technologically-inclined person can't do.
I just love how it makes Yahoo and Gmail email PUSH, and if you have special domain names connected to Google, you also have PUSH on it!
can you only use blackberry email,or can you set up your own pop3 email for work and home
owned blackberry bold for 1 month,good gadget,and very fast on data download.but can not do video call and batery live isn't good.
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2008you can use this w/o blackberry service
just tell your phone company that you want the sms an... moreThere are two mobile phones in the world.
BlackBerry devices, and Non-BlackBerry devices.
Why? Only BlackBerry phones work on the BlackBerry infrastructure, PUSH service.
You can't have INTERNET and MMS on a BlackBerry without connecting to the Infrastructure.
You can, but why did you buy a BlackBerry in the first place? L0L
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2008can i use this phone without blackberry service,you knowjust as a regular phone.you can use this w/o blackberry service
just tell your phone company that you want the sms and mms to work (i would assume yo uwould want text and pic msging if you have a camera on your phone and a full qwerty keyboard there!)
if they try to offer you the plans tell them flat out no and you'll switch to another phone company that'll let u use your phone w/o the plan.
(that usually gets them to fuss up and give it to you because it IS possible. they just want to make more money. then again, who doesn't?)
Rockstar, 16 Nov 2008OMG! I saw the Blackberry Bold on T.V. and I instintly fell in love with it. Are they out yet ... moreavailable by at&t but u can get it unlocked.
my father in law bought this phone last night and i like it
it has a very sleek design - the battery cover is leather (or so it looks. so i'll just say it is)
and the front is absolutely flat besides the trackball.
the buttons are flatter than the pearl/curve and i must say the design, in my opinion, is stunning. however, with all phones there are downsides.
this phone loads up like any other blackberry phone - SLOW AS HELL.
other than that i guess it's reliable but i don't know it's business reliable.
u can see websites in it's fullest (similiar to iphones)
but everything is so stinking tiny, even the zoom doesn't help. I could feel my prescription getting worse as i helped my father in law use his extremely over technical phone.
if you are not phone-tech-savvy
don't get this. it has way too many options and it'll take you forever to adjust.
unless you want to spend your money on paying 400 something for a two year activation OR 550 at the AT&T store (or if u can find it cheaper on craigslist.com - though they're still pretty pricey) then go for it.
Honestly, in the corporate environment its the best device I've used hands down. It's fast and reliable, and the ability to push settings from BES reduces support costs by a huge margin.
Because you can channel internet traffic through BES you can download losts of stuff at a really low fixed 3G data rate.
Finally the screen quality really is quite amazing.
Yes, 04 Nov 2008Major problem with US AT&T release. I purchased the AT&T branded phone and as of 3 days after ... more3 weeks later no resolution form Blackberry. Ticket number opened on first day... no updates.. Unbelievable.
They have told me three times now that the problem has been escalated but no one ever calls with a resolution.. How useless is this phone if it wont sync with the BIS??