Ummm, in response to the question below. BB's don't ever come with Windows.
I would like to know which model of black berry is de best. I want it to have windows, mp3, camera, etc...
This unit does NOT have a GPS receiver, it only has the blackberry maps aplication.
hi, i got the 8300 AT&T unlocked and im using it with tmobile,
although its a quadband phone i am getting so many dropped calls
what should i do to change the band selection on it? or any other suggestions?
adil, in answer to your question is yes it does have ad gps receiver as well does the Blackberry 8800.... but the blackberry gps works properly unlike certain other manufacturers and you dont get hit with massive GPRS charges.
it says that this phone has blackberry maps, does that mean that it has a built in GPS receiver like the 8800, or does it mean that it just has random maps like the 8100?
I have been waiting for this phone to be launched for over a year. Now that i finally have it i must say i am impressed. So far its been very reliable and call quality is very good. features are great and the only thing that i can think it lacks is a full motion video camera but the 2meg pix camera with flash is more that satisfactory. The thumb wheel took some getting used to after using a thumb wheel for years but now im used to it. All in all i am very impressed especially with the media player, the amazing LCD screen and the keyboard.
Just a reminder to all of you complaining about teh phones features...this phone isnt marketed towards you..it is marked to the worlds businesss ppl, ones who need to read their email in three seconds and dont need to listen to the radio or take pictures..in reality 3G isnt going to make a difference for the ppl who are actually using this phone. Many are still using old versions of blackberry's because OF the lack of crap stuffed inside them. If you want 3G, wifi, radio, 22mp camera then go buy a damn nokia, RIM wants you to thats why they created Blackberry connect for Nokia smartphones!
On another note I had the pearl and just switched to the curve and they are basically teh exact same phone the only real noticable difference is the keyboard, the camera seems a little less focused then the one on the pearl. However the speakerphone and audio level during video playback is much louder and clearer. If you are debating whether to get teh pearl or curve it is as simple as what keyboard style do you want. The curve will feel noticable in your pocket but still feels about teh same as the pearl in your hand.
Thanks to the feedback. Has anyone who has both the Blackberry Pearl and the Blackberry Curve 8300 noticed that the Curve is not as reliable as a phone to receive incoming calls? I have read that the Pearl is a very solid phone- do you think that the Curve matches up in that area? Thanks Emma
Unless you're getting a really good deal on this phone, opt for the E61i. It has a better battery life, wifi, 3G, and a wonderful keyboard. No click wheel, but it's world's better for business than a blackberry.
This phone is good and I feel that this black berry will going to regain its position regarding camera mobile !!!!!!!!!!keep going bb
Hi there I am debating whether to buy a Blackberry Curve or a Blackberry Pearl and I wondered if anyone knew if the Curve will be less reliable as a PHONE then the Pearl? I love the idea of a bigger screen but if there is more chance of a dropped call with the Curve I will get the Pearl. Thanks, Emma
dont you all get that this isnt a replacement to the pearl? god everyone's like is it updated yada yada but no it isnt it really is just the pearl with a little more pizzaz and like all of the blackberry phones they make a small suretype version and they make the full form exact phone pretty much everytime.
in response to the comment below - why would you want touchscreen and an fm radio? it is a phone/email device for business use. if i wanted an fm radio - i'd buy a radio. if i wanted a touchscreen device - i'd buy a pda. i agree on the lack of 3G support. but i have not found a device that is comparable in reliability for email than the Blackberry devices.
Sreiously pathetic!!! No 3G!? No touchscreen. No FM radio!!!!
hi people is it possible to use msn instant messaging on the blackberry 8300 curve if it is how do you do it???
Got it this morning and i am in love with it has every thing that one would need, i have used almost all the blackberry hand helds for nextel and GSM but i think after pearl this is really great..the key board is nice and the bigger screen is for sure a + point.
I have owned a treo forthe past 5 yrs. I'm now switching to BB Curve and hope I'm not making a mistake. I did like the look and feel and will miss the touch screen of my old phone, but I've been told that I'll get over that and appreciate the reliability of this new version on BB. I'll see ans let you know.
okay, so i found this pick of 3 different blackberrys with full keyboards and trackballs.
left: blackberry 8800
right: blackberry 8300 curve
middle: ???; maybe the blackberry 9000?