Sanjay, 26 Dec 2010i am planning to buy a blackberry phone for the 1st time.
from my observation i have found ... moreHi Sanjay,
Are you sure that the ONLY different between 8520 & 9300 is 3G???
Kindly use the "Compare" Tool available at this site, Im sure you will fine numerous differences.
If I also talk about 3G....Isnt that a huge difference...
As I can make out that 7K difference is making you think twice...then Im sure if you any handset you wont be changing that pretty soon. Right??
So, sine 3G is out here in India now...what will you do....You just bought a handset worth arnd 11K which IS NOT 3G compatible & you CAN NOT change that soon....What will you do???? Keep Sulking as you CAN NOT experience the Fast Internet Speed on ur handset coz of 3G Non-Compatibility!!!!!
Anyways...other notable difference & MAJOR ones -
1) 8520 is with Old OS & 9300 is with OS 5.0 & Upgradable to 6.0. Even OS 5.0 is Huge Different From Old OS.
2) 256 MB RAM & 256 MB ROM in 9300 & not in 8520(must needed for OS upgradability)
3) 667 Mhz processor as compared to 512 Mhz processor in 8520.
4) A-GPS support in 9300 & NOT in 8520.
5) 9300 was released in Aug 2010 while 8520 was released in Aug 2009.
6) Better battery life.
Check out the price again, you may get the same for arnd 17-17.5 K in market with bill & 18 months warranty.
purpley, 24 Dec 2010I used this phone for about 3 weeks n experience the uncomfortable trackpad. What should I do?... morehad the same experience when i bought mine. i returned it right away and they replaced it with a new one. i guess some units have dysfunctional track pad.
i am planning to buy a blackberry phone for the 1st time.
from my observation i have found that curve 8520 and curve 9300 are almost identical except 3g and body things.
but price difference is very high between these 2 phones, in india BB8520 is available at 11 K and curve 3g is available at 18 k.. difference of 7000/- Rs isnt too much for 3g ?
are there any other major differences between these 2 phones.. i like curve 3g but i feel being cheated by RIM by demanding 18 k for curve 3g..
please comment on this
Anonymous, 24 Dec 2010does the 9300 have a back light on the keypad Yes it has a backlight
Ive had the phone for a mere 3 days and im really loving it. Being a Nokia fan, this phone is user friendly and not too complicated. It has a stunning screen, a cool navigational trackpad, instant email/facebook/messaging AND Gps!
The 2mp camera is good for what its worth.. if youre after a real camera then buy a CAMERA :-)
Anonymous, 25 Dec 2010Hey,bought the bb 9300 last week,now i just want to know how to upgrade to OS 6 like you said
... morehey,download it at https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/browseSoftware.do;jsessionid=B12CDE6AC320BE6A9707FBD3EAAD65EB.node2
copy &pate it into your adress bar.
if you have any probs just reply to this and i`ll post a complete tutorial on how to install it ok
vernon, 24 Dec 2010could you please mail me the link and procedurehey vernon download os 6
copy & paste it in ur addrs bar.
if you have any probs reply on this ok
9300 owner, 24 Dec 2010Hi all I downloaded and intalled bb os 6 for my 9300 it works like a charm and if you thought ... moreHey,bought the bb 9300 last week,now i just want to know how to upgrade to OS 6 like you said
Anonymous, 24 Dec 2010does anyone know when os6 will officially be released for the curve 9300?
thanksOS 6 was launched since last week, just googling it. It's multilanguage and the vendor is Starhub, the details is 9300jAsia_PBr6.0.0_rel1478_PL188.8.131.52_A184.108.40.2060_StarHub_Ltd
But, i should tell u before that this official is bad!!! i thought, that it just OS 6 base 380 leaked but tagged as an official. Iam still using 6.418. better than any OS 6 leaked or hybrid for 9300/Curve 3G, try it and feel OS 6!!! awesome...torch feel.
I used this phone for about 3 weeks n experience the uncomfortable trackpad. What should I do?? I already go to screen and keyboard to setting the sensitivity of the trackpad both horizontal and vertical to 70. And also setting the key rate to normal
i managed to get it sorted turn phone off take back off and battery and leave it a few mins. Put it all back together and it resets the software and put the back light back on.
hey people have you ever seen a tourch and seen how it works well then the only difrence between the 9300 with os 6 and the tourch is you do not have a touch screen ans you do not have 5 mp camera and the screen is smaller that is the dif. so upgrade your 9300 to os 6
Hi all I downloaded and intalled bb os 6 for my 9300 it works like a charm and if you thought the phone is cool with os 5 you have not yet seen it in os 6.
my opinion the 9300 is better,no much better than the tourch in os 6 so if you have a 9300 reply on this post and I will give you the download link for os 6 and also a step by step tutorial on how to install it so please reply you just have to feel the phone with os 6.
and remember you can alwayse downgrade it back to os 5 if you don't like os 6.
and nun of your data will be lost because bb desktop software will backup you software and data otmaticly.
kyle, 24 Dec 2010Any time I try to get the update it only says no updates available, but I have os5 what should... moreHey Kyle,
Are you facing any issues with OS 5.0?
I think OS 5.0 is just superb.....nothing much needed & also through one of the forums I read that OS 6.0 is nothn different from the 5.0 one...just a couple of more multimedia features...
So enjoy with what you have.
Any time I try to get the update it only says no updates available, but I have os5 what should I do??
Anonymous, 24 Dec 2010hmm ok thanks,
what does the bb service inclucde apart from bbm?
well BB service is the GPRS or the mobile office that u want to use...as normal GPRS doesnt works on BB unless used by BB service..which comes at a bit higher cost.
Normal GPRS might work, but then not on BB browser..u hav to install 3rd party browser n also limited surfing.
so BB service is GPRS/Mobile Service to use internet on BB handsets.