Errm, pardon me, but why the heck would I wan to get a BlackBery without the email package? I mean, that just baffles me. In the UK now, some stores make the email package mandatory.
The phone just isn't fun without the push-email facility.
'''What I don't use: email/blackberry internet pack (can't justify the cost, really) - some may say that defeats the purpose of having a bb, but I really wanted a phone with a qwerty keyboard so that I don't spend ages making entries in the calendar; I do use the calendar a lot."""
I just want a phone that I can slam the calendar regularly, with lots of info (full keyboard)... a phone that has great voice and signal quality... GPS to boot would be good but not necessary. Help!
??Currently with AT&T, can I activate/use the 8310 without having to have a internet package on my plan? Today in AT&T's store the rep told me I could not. However recently customer service told me I could activate/use a Treo without the internet package. Thanks in advance for any help.
Had this phone for about 3 months now, so for those thinking about getting one, here are some good/bad points:
- great to have the qwerty keyboard! From now on I won't have any other phone without one!
- Works well with my various bluetooth devices (various headsets, incl 2x helmet mounted Scala Rider, tomtom unit)
- trackball is easy to get used to
- there's more but go on and discover them yourselves :)
What I don't use: email/blackberry internet pack (can't justify the cost, really) - some may say that defeats the purpose of having a bb, but I really wanted a phone with a qwerty keyboard so that I don't spend ages making entries in the calendar; I do use the calendar a lot.
I didn't use the GPS so can't comment on that
Now for the bad and downright ugly:
I don't know if it's just my handset (I'm thinking it could be, in view of how extatic other people on this site seem to be about the 8310), but the sound quality is unbelievably poor! My 3yold Nokia 6230i sounds much much better! So if you're thinking of buying one, make sure you make a few phone calls in the shop (noisy area) to see if you can live with such poor sound. HTH
So does it have video or not because thats what ive been trying to figure out myself
I have this phone and I can't figure out how to use the video camera on this phone.
Is there even a video camera on the phone or does it simply have video support
I got the phone last week and so far so good. I have used alot of PDA's etc but always fancied a Blackberry so thought what the heck.
Definatley a great benift for e-mail, qwerty keyboard that you can even use with one hand, no sliding keyboards out etc.
Only downside I have noticed is you are unable to to video messages. (or so I beleive, I would love to be proved wrong as I would very much have liked this feature).
GPS I thought was not too good, but it's a phone, comes in handy if your out and about walking I must say - leave the big daddy GPS in the car where it belongs.
Overall - I love it, miss a few of the things you would get on a regular phone but this baby does a lot more than a regular phone.
For those who are hesitent about buying it, don't be (I was) but just went for it and think I am going to keep it now.
Enjoy it if you get it.
Anyone know how to get MSN on it? I have tried downloading from a link I have previously seen but this did not work on my handset. Any help would be appreciated.
Blackberry 8310 Curve : Can anybody tell me if and how video's can be taken ? Thanks feed-back. Regards
I Am Looking for a new handset and this is top of my list but I am a bit worried because of all the miss information.
Can someone tell me if you are able to use the record fuction?
Thank you guys
the gps works with google maps its kinda slow but its better than nuthin if i can use it in the middle east & africa u can use anywhere theres a cell signal awsome
iv had it 4 3 mos now & by far its the best phone ive ever owned bar none its worth its weight in gold wont give it up 4 nothing
This phone is an excellent purchase. The Blackberry function negates the need for wifi or G3 unless you are 12. The functionality and usability of the phone, especially the qwerty keyboard only becomes evident with ownership. The GPS is usable and there are other great funtions like messenger and voice notes (allows you to send a voice message by mms) but none comapre to the superb email/calender abilities. Being able to sync your calender with an office PC remotely is very valuable especially if you have an assistant. This is not just a business phone but suitable for anyone who relies on email daily. Blackberry have resisted camara functions as it concentrates on the US market where business phones often come camera-less for security reasons.
I have just convinced a colleague to get it. It has been fun watching his excitement over how easy it is to use and how capable it is.
Buy this phone, you'll love it.
Great phone...only problem I've had is with it cutting out during conversation. Its a small trade off though, afterall, email is its main function, and it does it well.
Hi everyone this is my second post from my phone and I have to say this phone is absolutely amazing. Does anyone know if the camera can record video's? Also I am not able to view vids from websites like youtube I'm actually blocked from getting onto the site! Is this because of provider settings or can I dl an app for this? Thanks in advance
I LOVE THE CRACKBERRY!! I will admit I am an addicted. I just upgraded my last blackberry to this model. It should be coming tomorrow, cant wait. Anyway, in response to the question about having one and being a student. I would say go for it. I had it one college. It was convenient. I could type mini notes, send emails, I basically put the syllabus to every class in it so that I know what was due when.
Can this blackberry 8300 cUvre sync with my BMW 530I 2004??cAN ANY BODY HELP???