Sushi, 20 Nov 2010Apparently, you haven't used Gravity application that lets you stay connected to linkedin, fou... moreTrue, you can't store applications on the memory card or the onboard 2GB memory (Storm 9550) but my phone hasn't slowed down. I've used Gravity on my N85 and it sucked, but then again, I blame the n85 because I had so many issues with I decided to hate it and pawned it lol.
And, I'd like to add that the way the BB integrates your messages into one location and gives you instant access from within different apps, is what makes me prefer the BB platform. But, as you said, it's all personal preference. The Android and iOS platforms are great as well, just for different things.
Every single time I open the bb app world it says that its not availible in my country and closes... Isn't there a way to get around that to make it open
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2010Hi JRF,
You seem to be the BB Curve expert, so I hope you can help me. My 8520 is still run... moreHey!
I was able to upgrade to 5.0 through the blackberry website. I had to subscribe to the BIS for a day to make it happen. My curve 8520 now is much better as compared to when it was running 4.6. Everything is way cooler! The UI, the mp3 player, the search options, EVRYTHING! It's like i'm using a brand new fone.
I enjoyed using push email, bb maps and bb messaging, I just wish it was free. My Nokia E series phones have it but the BB experience is more enjoyable. The only reason why I rate Nokia higher than the BB is because of the added price.
If you can afford it, GO BLACKBERRY! You won't regret it. You know what they say,
"Once you go Black(Berry), you never go back!"
OLD OLD OLD why do people still buy this curve?..OS outdated slower than new bb's crappy gsm signal..... if u want a curve get the new curve 3G much faster phone gps OS 6 when updated its worth buying
Hello, don't listen to people who say that facebook is slow, if you have edge the internet overall is pretty quick,even gsmarena only takes seconds to load, the camera is not great but will do the trick. Mxit is not up to standards yet but they will hopefully bring out a version that works soon, please just be careful with your screen, I hardly did anything to mine and it pushed in and the plastic around the trackpad is not popped up and they want R700 to fix it but otherwise not a bad phone at all and DVIX is great
this phone has been good,it introduced me to the BB world and i must say...i dont i'll ever use another make....i'm addicted to the unlimmited web and free chat zones,,,i give it a 7:10
xander, 21 Nov 2010which one is better? BB bold 9000 or BB curve 8520?Bold is better...But price is more than double that of Curve..But to reveal the full functionality of BB dont go for Curve.
BB FaceBook application suxx.its very slow.if ur frnds list has more that 300 frnds ur BB will die processing it..
IM applications are good.
I couldn't find any use of BB messenger.
LinkedIn application is fine.
Could try much games in it.
I would suggest yu people try BBs with more clock speed. Even the normal android phones hav 600mhz speed.
I have been using BB8520 for past 6 months.
I could find a lot of cons.
1) Battery backup suxx..max 24 hours for normal usage
2) The rubber lining came off.lost de volume control buttons.:-(.. Need to pay RS.1000 min to get new housing.
3) Says to be 512 mhz processor, its slow.
4) BB internet service is a min of RS.400 per month for prepaid gsm.
We cud use android or iphone gprs for just 95 rs.
5) I am facing probs in accessing youtube through BB service
6) Camera is pathetic
7) Price is 12K. Better to get samsung galaxy 3.
8) No 3G
1) Brand name
2) The BB signature in mails :-)
3) Nice key pad.
4) Nice trackball control
Try other BB products. I hope this is the most cheaply available model.feels like this is de most basic model.I am targetting an android or nokia..
Who ever says the 8520 does'nt have a document editor is acutely mistaken or doesnt have a clue about it. its available very much what it lacks is ability to create a document which can be resolved by placing a blank doc on the memory card and opening it everytime u need to create a doc.And talking abt WM fones, the asus wm fone i used before did nt have the doc create feature. only available in the wm professional editions. And those of you worried about BIS charges, dont, surfing with the BIS is the fastest that i have ever experienced. worth every penny.Lots of mail and messenger only plans are available too with operators check!What i though miss is the 3G that came out in the later ver, after i'd already got the non-3G.
JRF, 13 Nov 2010Hi. I just wanted to give my opinion on your post. As a phone usar for the past 11 years, I've... moreApparently, you haven't used Gravity application that lets you stay connected to linkedin, foursquare, twitter, facebook, myspace and couple of other social networking mediums.
Yes, you have to purchase this applications license but, it guess its worth it cuz around a million people use Gravity on a daily basis trust me when I say you can get in touch with the developer of the application via twitter and if you have a problem on the application they come up with solutions within a few minutes of you tweeting the issue. Server shutdown takes time.
Try downloading few more applications on your BB storm and see how it freezes all my friends who have a storm curses RIM for this fatal problem of unable to store application on a memory card.
Any way u like your BB storm I will not comment about it any more happy BBMing!
Blackberry Wannabeee, 14 Nov 2010Your review and insightful elucidation in relation to the BB 8520 deserves a two thumbs up! I ... moreHey BB Wannabee thanks! That was my review of the BB8520 its more or less a personal decision when it comes to anybody who wants to purchase a new phone. Some people look for utility as an option other look for style and the rest look for usability, utility and style.
The review I gave was basically my personal experience with the phone and don't want somebody to be mislead by it if they wanted to get a BB for them self.
JRF, 13 Nov 2010Hi. I just wanted to give my opinion on your post. As a phone usar for the past 11 years, I've... moreHey, what you have pointed out about wm phone is fairly right and wrongs as well, honestly its the higher processor you can afford to buy for a phone is the faster the task is completed. Unfortunately I have a problem with BB8520 the phone doesn't offer document editor like the high end phones this I compare with most other wm phones in the same price range which offers applications.
Its more of personal choice if you know BB suites you best keeping in mind your activities you'd go for it whether or not I or anybody gives a bad review about the phone. I felt I should speak up cuz these are a few problems I've faced with the 8520.
I want to buy the BlackBerry Curve so much but I don't want to pay a monthly fee in order to use the BBM.
So, is it possible just to download the "WhatsApp" application and use it with smartphones that have the same application without paying the monthly fee ?
Thanks in advance