Was going to buy the 9700, but what put me off was the price. It is a fantastic handset, but when it comes down to the cash... an extra €250 between the 8520 and 9700 it was not worth the few extra features. Only real extra features are 3G a slightly faster processor. Nervously I got the 8520 and am so happy I did not waste the extra cash. If money is no concern 3G and the processor are great, plus the 9700 looks amazing astatically but 8520 is still the better buy for the money, which is always my most important decider for me!
Love my BB. Used to be a Sony Ericsson fan, but really really happy with this one. Took me a while to get into it, particularly with the tiny buttons, but now i've got it 100% covered. Brilliant for email, huge storage capacity, I wouldn't change a thing. I went Black, definitely not going back... ;-)
Anonymous, 04 Mar 2010Bro,it tooks u 4 days to get into it?haha..it tooks me only 2 days to get into this device..3g... morei only took couple hour to get into,,, hehe... anyway, 3G still could be a big deal... 2mbps way too fast,,,, but the + side of 3G absence was that i dont use BB to get online primarily, so give me some distance to mobiles nightmare,,, the downtime aka charging haha LoL
staysweet, 03 Mar 2010This phone is definitely going places. My only problen is that its not 3G. I have bluetooth pi... moreBro,it tooks u 4 days to get into it?haha..it tooks me only 2 days to get into this device..3g is not big deal bro..although it only runs in edge but the performance so damn superb..not slow at all
This phone is definitely going places. My only problen is that its not 3G. I have bluetooth pictures and music from and to other phones without any problem. To recieve via bluetooth you have to select recieve via bluetooth.
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2010great phone....its size and sleek looks make it one of the most handsome phones on the market ... moreThe phone sends pictures etc via bluetooth to all phones including BB. You need to take time out andexplore the phones capabilities. It took me 4 dyas to know this phone. The Phone is great.
JRF, 03 Mar 2010I haven't given up on blackberry. I just a phone that won't give me as much problems. I still ... moreyes dude..im agreed with what u said..i got ur point homie..now i feel a bit comfortable as i know u also facing the sme problem..meaning it is not me only who faced the prob..yes,my ym also does not always login..sometimes it logout itself..but that doesnt bother me as it only happen 4-5 days once..but th FB things is what im worry rite now..u know what bro,let us wait n see how does the aspen works..im kinda like the aspen..heheheh..but it running on winmo as i never use any winmo yet..but,y not giving it a try..who knows it maybe a worth shot..hehehe..
blackberrian, 03 Mar 2010relax dude..u sound like u give up already..to me this is the great fone..although i have ipho... moreI haven't given up on blackberry. I just a phone that won't give me as much problems. I still don't know which one, they all have defects. BeBuzz works for missed calls. The full version lets you change the led color and frequency for all your notifications (email,incoming and missed calls, texts, etc). The free version only lets you switch the led for incoming and missed calls. Its enough for now. What bothers me is the App memory being "lost" when I use it. No other phone does that. I can't install UberTwitter because it takes away even more memory. From 120,1 mbs I have 109,7 mb after one day. I wish I didn't have to keep pulling out the battery. Now Facebook isn't working properly (again) and my MSN messenger doesn't always login or gives me errors after chatting for a while. I'm thinking of getting the Nokia e75 or a black e71, I'm just checking out nokia's messaging service. It now offers Windows Messenger. The iPhone is too expensive for me right now and I hate its battery life. The only Android phone in my country is the Motorola Dext. I like it but don't want to create a Google account just to use a phone. Meanwhile, Blackberry needs to fix its small yet annoying defects.
JRF, 03 Mar 2010I know. I've had issues with my Facebook app as well. Facebook has always been unstable. A lot... morerelax dude..u sound like u give up already..to me this is the great fone..although i have iphone but after i had purchased this gemini i always play with it compared to my iphone..i also plan to get a new one for my 3rd phone..i just cant figured it out yet..but i think it far away from now..in fact i do hv the plan to buy the onyx but i plan to get it after 1 year from now..hehehe..till that time i think that i want to make a full use of this device n study all aspect about it..n who knows i will hack it 1 day LOL..if i do buy the onyx,i think i still wanna keep this gemini..
as u said that the fb app is unstable,i also noticed that when i open my fb via gemini the page seems not same like when i open it via laptop..is it normal?
about the apps world im still waiting when does it will be available in my contry..although i have my BIS availability but without apps world it sometimes seems useless to me as im difficult to search n install any apps that suits to me..its like iphone w/out apps store..haha..argh damn..so does the be buzz thing suits u?is it great app??
blackberrian, 03 Mar 2010erm,well jrf..i think its kinda sucks man when i had to open a FB via opera..coz,if that the t... moreI know. I've had issues with my Facebook app as well. Facebook has always been unstable. A lot of people don't use it but I do because it was a great way to stay in touch with my Facebook contacts. If they don't create a stable app soon I'll probably just use the mobile site. BeBuzz Free is working for me with blinking LED for missed calls. I just wish it would do it natively and not wth an app. I might buy a new phone soon so I won't complain in the meantime. I'm getting tired of having to pull out the battery to recover the 10-19 mb of memory lost during daily use.
JRF, 03 Mar 2010You are correct, the battery will always be misread if you use it a lot. For instance, I charg... moreerm,well jrf..i think its kinda sucks man when i had to open a FB via opera..coz,if that the things,makes well i open it by my laptop at home rite?b4 dis,dis thing not happened u know..only recently this issue came up..ok,in my previous post,ive posted that when i open the msges it seems that all comment needs to open up via links..but as i try it again today i found that if someone post to MY OWN WALL then only i can straigh away chat n see the others comment..but,ive post to someones wall's n get the notifications,to view that i need to click to the links..y was tht huh...its fussy u know..damn..about the LED still not knowing the best solution as the results still remains the same..when got the missed calls the LED will not blinking at all..arghh..
dasparion, 03 Mar 2010tryin answer ur question: 1) i dont use gemini for FB etc cz its kinda battery squeezin,,, 2... morehahah..i dont see u for ages dude..where hv u been?however thanx coz u answered my ques..come on man,u always try to be funny but in fact u r not damnit..hahaha..so plz stop with ur sarcastic play dude..LMAO..hahah..although u r no safoo no jrf or whatever..but still u r consider my friends what..after all u r also gemini user..thanx for da info dude
dasparion, 03 Mar 2010tryin answer ur question:
1) i dont use gemini for FB etc cz its kinda battery squeezin,,,
2... moreYou are correct, the battery will always be misread if you use it a lot. For instance, I charge my phone, unplug it. Then, I listen to music. The screen dims. I check my phone after a while and all the bars are filled. But, if I go to menu>options>status it will say something like 8
95%. If I turn it off and back on the first bar will go away. Its the same on most phones.
As for Facebook, I too am getting those messages, mainly from when I write from wall to wall or a discussion forum. Facebook has always had issues, I still use it but kinda get tired. I think these messages have to do with the Facebook page update. We lost connection and now it just seems to be more instable than before. Just use opera mini for those. By the way, I've been told not to worry about the LED, still I know it should blink. But they recommended using BeBuzz Free. I got it from app world, try looking in the forums if you can't find it.
blackberrian, 03 Mar 2010to my friends JRF n safoo and other gemini users,
dude,i have facing another issues here fo... moretryin answer ur question:
1) i dont use gemini for FB etc cz its kinda battery squeezin,,,
2) bout battery drainin phenomenon theres 2 things; 1. in every boot up effort theres some power consume spikes to 'ignite' the set instrument; 2) after a long time of handset uptime, theres a miss calculation of battery activity cz its all bout power 'particle' in the battery that cant be accurately measured.
3) im not sure can answer this cz im not jrf/safoo guy LoL
to my friends JRF n safoo and other gemini users,
dude,i have facing another issues here folks..help me man..i just dont know how but it seems we r facing issues one after another..ok,forget about the blinking stuff..
1) now,my gemini seems like it doesnt link 100% directly to my FB..when i had a notifications frm my FB basically it will push to my email n then i just check it from messages(instead of checking on my email client)..when i click the FB msges,normally it will goes direct to the chat,rite? but now,when i opened the msges it will showed me the text written n a link to it(which b4 dis the link doesnt exist)..then,if i want to read all the texts i need to click on the link..it will asked whether i want to open either from the opera or native browser..this is sucks dude! it is like u open ur FB mssges from ur email by using a laptop..arghh,wtf is going on..i re-install back by FB n then rebooted it..the problem still there my friends..y is that ha?do u hv this kind of issues lately bro?
2) another thing that i dont ever like when turn off or reboot my device is,the battery is definitely drained..for instance,b4 turn off,the battery is 30 %,after that it will be 20%..this thing has caused a question marks in my head since i own a hp(10 years ago)..it just not happen to BB but to all hp as well..y on earth when u turn off/reboot the device,the battery must be draining ha?i though it will save the battery n the battery level will stay same like b4..but,anyway the best thing when rebooted ur device is,it is like a cleaning process that gave u back ur unused memory..increase the memory space whether internal or mmc..
3)to JRF n safoo plz check for me plz regarding this issues
blackberrian, 03 Mar 2010yes,it is damn awesome n handsome dude..dude,who said this gemini cant transfer files via blue... morei think there should no mean security to make data transfer a bit complicated, RIM should consider user friendly setup n automatic set.... in fact, there r nothing to fear of security if ppl know the way of their data transfer.... Even by normal set like nokia SE htc iphone etc... Anyway RIM still updating their technology,,,,,
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2010great phone....its size and sleek looks make it one of the most handsome phones on the market ... moreyes,it is damn awesome n handsome dude..dude,who said this gemini cant transfer files via bluetooth?says who??u can transfer n receive songs,pictures n so on via bluetooth..ok,for security reason that is y it is designed that way n a bit complicated using the bluetooth compared to others..however this prob will no longer be a problem if u always play with it n has own it for a while..to use the bluetooth,first open ur menu > manage connections > tick the B.T (n make sure that other device also on the B.T) >scroll down to B.T options (if u had paired ur device before,it will shows the name of the device..delete it make sure that the box is empty..then exit n go to set up B.T..i think u r able to continue ur self then..then go to media>menu>receive using bluetooth..u just dont know how thats y u said like that..but if u know how to use it,then i will said simply bye2 the nokia,se or others except iphone..hahahaha
Amazing phone... really good screen....music is decent...camera is really good for kodak moments considering its a 2 mp... bluetooth is a slight issue...but you can transfer files if u go to multimedia menu and select receive using bluetooth option... if u want a business cell with multimedia in a budget...This is it
great phone....its size and sleek looks make it one of the most handsome phones on the market
the downside is that why does the phone have a bluetooth feature if you cant receive files from a bb or any other phone?..another issue is that you can't change the screensaver..which is a clockface you have to live with.Other than these flaws everything else works perfectly...Sweet phone but if you like exchanging music and photos via bluetooth this phone definitely is a no no