onesmartwoman, 02 Jun 2010hey hi again.. I have started going thru this phone n i am so loving it.. very unlike the noki... moreSure, to update your device you'll need to download the OS from either a forum (I got mine from crackberry.com) or you could try the official BB website. I got my OS from crackberry, the version is 18.104.22.1689 from Wind Hellas (Greece, you could go to blackberry site, choose Greece and then Wind Hellas and look for 8520). There is another version but from what I've read, games and other stuff disappear so I haven't tried them. When you download the software to your computer, open it (double click) to install it. When it installs, go to the folder it installed in (should be something like Common files/ResearchInMotion) and look for the Vendor.XML file. You could just do a search through your computer if you can't find the folder. When you find it, delete it. Then, from that same folder, open the Loader.EXE file. This will tell you to plug the phone to your computer. I turned off the internet on my laptop because some people said the program didn't read the new software because of the internet connection. Once you plug it in, it'll start to load. Press next when you need to and just let it do it's thing. It didn't take me more than 20 minutes to upgrade. Also, the software does a backup of everything but I still recommend doing a back up of your own using the Desktop Manager program.
I am going to buy a blackberry 8520.Any one can tell about this phone? any problem is there like sending file through blutooth,battery life,expandable memory how many?.Please,tell your opinion immediately. Thank you
Hey i'm looking out for a BB Curve or Bold within the price range of 18k..i've used the BB pearl before and i'm quite satisfied with the experience!Only if someone could suggest me which phone i should purchase coz i'm really confused between the 8900 and the 8520 curve!! The 8520 doesn't have flash and is only 2mp whereas the 8900 has flash wid 3.15mp camera.and no 3G in both the phone's.can someone plz suggest a BB which is a total value for money!!thanks and do reply
Hi i am planning to buy BlackBerry Curve 8520, can anyone plz tell me if this phone could support word/ppt/pdf viewing and editing option ?
blackberrian, 01 Jun 2010hey mates, first of all i want to say welcome to the club,if u really have the guts to be a n... moreNice one...to sum it all... You want e-mail and messaging go for BB. You want e-mail + messaging + ease of use + all the things a phone can do without going deep ..go for Symbian. You want eye candy try iPhone and Android and finally if u rank yourself as the geeky one and love customization plus full fledged office functionality go for a WIndows mobile. I have a BB 8520 for msgng as all other BB specs of Bold 9700 etc are knocked to dust by my other Symbian(E-52) and WM(Omnia Pro B7610) phones. I did not go for iPhone as it is more of a fad for serious powerusers like me. Conclusively DECIDE what you want and READ the manual + prior posts on all phones before you guys start ranting on these forums....
blackberrian, 01 Jun 2010hey mates, first of all i want to say welcome to the club,if u really have the guts to be a n... morewow.. tat's like tutoring from scratch... A, B C, etc... cool... u sure have some patience to do tat... awesome...
JRF, 02 Jun 2010Geez, thanks :) I only try to share what I learn and help others. If you ever need anything j... morehey hi again.. I have started going thru this phone n i am so loving it.. very unlike the nokia mobiles bt so much like a comp n so much fun... I need to know how to upgrade to a 5.0 version from a 4.6 version...thanks.. n i shall trouble u again...cheers..
got my phone yesterday and i have no idea how to use it. i would like to set up my email and chat! please help.
onesmartwoman, 01 Jun 2010hey JRF and Blackberrian,
hi...finally bought this phone after reading all the good things u... moreGeez, thanks :)
I only try to share what I learn and help others. If you ever need anything just let us know.
ufh...i pick nokia e 63, lower price,higher functionality, 3g,deeper colours,has fm radio. 8520 is better in form factor only....peace...
blake, 01 Jun 2010hey,,all my life i used nokia phones becuz its eazy to uze,,,but all my frenz have blackberry ... morehey mates,
first of all i want to say welcome to the club,if u really have the guts to be a new blackberrian..hahaha..
but,u need to do/to know a few things such as,
1)make a good research about BB devices..NEVER EVER simply buying a thing (in this case - BB devices) w/out knowing a thing..
2)dont just buying a BB just becoz u see other peoples have one (so u also want one)..u need to know what is exactly u want from a devices..so,i suggest go to the nearest phone shop n play around with BB devices n get the "feel" or 'play' with ur frenz BB for a while to get some idea n how it works..so,u need to equip urself with a new technology..
3)BB is not complicated n yet not easy either..u need to learn more..but for beginners,u MUST HAVE AN IDEA what is BB is all about..
4)BB devices need a BIS or BES to function well (to get the best experience using it n also to get all the features that u should get as a BB owner)..
5)BIS is Blackberry Internet Service..it is a data package that allows u to connect to the Internet 24/7 without hassle..although this device doesnt has 3G,but no worries..the EDGE is strong already..it can load the page quickly like 2-3 seconds..
6)this device has wi-fi for u to use to connect to the internet for free..but u need to know if u use the wifi,the connection is damn limited (only connected while u in the wifi area) n u wont get the chance to get the push emails,n other notifications such as FB,YM n so on..u can view ur emails,FB or ym by going to the mobile site only..
7)BIS is important to any BB devices i can say..coz,w/out it - u cant get all the benefits u should get..u also not able to d/load the "portal to the 3rd parties apps" called BB apps World..then u cant d/load or install the FB for BB,BBM,YM n so on..so its sucks dude..
i hope thats help..
onesmartwoman, 01 Jun 2010hey JRF and Blackberrian, hi...finally bought this phone after reading all the good things u... morehahaha..thanx for the praise onesmartwoman..well,i just helping for those who needed..thats all..n i am totally glad that if u really took the words written by me or JRF as a reference..well,enjoy ur new device..if anything just gimme a call (in here)..huhuhu..
hey,,all my life i used nokia phones becuz its eazy to uze,,,but all my frenz have blackberry curves,,,and i wana buy 1 so i can BBchat wit them,,,,also i want to go on msn messenger,,facebook,,,etc....will this phone be the best 4 me??....can a tru blackberry user please reply ,,,thanks
JRF, 01 Jun 2010So, you bought a phone with a spec sheet already released and only after buying it you realize... morehey JRF and Blackberrian,
hi...finally bought this phone after reading all the good things u'd written say abt it. I've been going thru a lot of ur posts here.. must say tat they were pretty informative... I shall certainly follow the advice doled out by u guys.. Thanks n keep up the good work...
Anonymous, 31 May 2010What a huge mistake buying this phone. All the features in the world, but GPRS speed most of t... moreSo, you bought a phone with a spec sheet already released and only after buying it you realized it wasn't a 3G device, didn't have a great 5MPX camera with flash and decided it was wise to come and complain about it?
grande soba, 27 May 2010Gents,
I can not receive file by bluetooth but I can send. Can somebody help me on how to fix... morego to media then highlite music if you will send a mp3 file, pictures (photos) or videos..
then click the blackberry logo..
it will show you "RECEIVED FILE VIA BLUETOOTH"..
it will fix your problem as soon as possible..
im using BB curve 8520 too.. color white.. :)
What a huge mistake buying this phone. All the features in the world, but GPRS speed most of the day. It's beyond me to think phones are still operating at these speeds. Camera takes photos at VGA quality.