Hi, i really don't know which one to buy between 8520 (Gemini) and 8900 (Curve). Since 8900 Curve is an evolution of the curve series, don't know which one to go for. Though, Gemini is the latest, which is good but, the camera is way too low 2.0 mp, in this era of 5/8/12 mp. Even, my Samsung S8300 camera is 8 MP. compared with the Gemini 2.0. Although, Gemini & 8900 are both feminine. which one should i go for.... somebody pls, advice on what to do.
TJLT, 22 Feb 2010Is the BIS thing for free? 'Cause I really want to have a facebook app on my phone.no dude..the BIS aint free..its a data package plan..which needs money..u can asked ur carrier what will it fees..
blackberrian, 21 Feb 2010of course it does has the facebook apps n can play youtube..but u must to sign up with the BIS... moreIs the BIS thing for free? 'Cause I really want to have a facebook app on my phone.
safoo, 22 Feb 2010my Question is almost like yours! how about Missed Calls? Does the Red light continue to blink... morebro..mine is working perfectly without hassle..but the only things is the red star on top of the icon..but my red light indicator always lighting whenever ive got alert..
Anonymous, 22 Feb 2010if we get the sms,mms,n all others alert..i noticed that the red star alert thing must be at t... moremy Question is almost like yours! how about Missed Calls? Does the Red light continue to blink??? Mine doesnt, but I;ve seen other BB's (Not 8520) that do!
if we get the sms,mms,n all others alert..i noticed that the red star alert thing must be at the top of the icon to shows that u got a sms,mms, n so on..but i noticed that when im in the menu,this things work..but when im at the home screen i notice that this red star doesnt come up..sometimes when i have an alert coming i simply cant tell which one is it either it is sms/mms or messages(which include all the mssges except the sms/mms)..is it normal or what??coz sometimes when i reboot my device it shows even if im at the hme screen..but after a long time,it doesnt shows..y is that?other than this all superb working like a champ..
Z, 22 Feb 2010im wondering should i buy d 8520 or a laptop which one is betterhahaha..r u doing a joke?or sarcastic perhaps..dude,no matter how great the smartphones are u also need a laptop/pc(which one suits u)..becoz using a smartphone itself doesn really helps especially when u in a critical stage that need a laptop/pc dude..smartphone cant do all the things..it needs backup also dude..hahaha..u make me lough..
1-When I have a missed called, the LED flashing does not repeatedly flash until I view the missed call; is this the case with this phone? I tried all settings but there isnít anything. Therefore, I canít tell if I have a missed call or not!
2- Same issue with SMS, however the LED flashing goes on for a while then stops. Any way to set it to keep LED flashing till I read message?
Phone is usually on Dim; so if I donít have the phone with me for a while, i have no indication after getting it that i have a missed call or a sms, unless I actually check!
Anonymous, 22 Feb 2010i need a unbiased opinion on this question blackkberry has 65k colour screen, while other p... moreThe main difference is the resolution: Gemini has 320x240 (standard screen res for most phones) and the bold has 480x360 which means that more pixels fit inside the screen, creating a nicer, clearer view of pics and texts. The amount of colors (65k,256k,16m) really only matter when viewing things like a picture with different gradients of a color. Example, a light blue turning to darker blue. You'll notice little waves or blocks of colors when you have less colors in your screen. Or when something is exposed under bright light, like the sun. You'll see the picture get spots of washed out colors. Normally you wouldn't notice this between a 256k vs 16m screen, but its easier to notice on a 65k color screen. I honestly think that the Gemini's screen is brighter and easier to read under sunlight compared to a Nokia N95. But the pictures are nicer on a Bold.
i need a unbiased opinion on this question
blackkberry has 65k colour screen, while other phone manufacturers have 16 million, blackberry curve 8520 has 65k and the quality is not really good, but bold 9700 is 65k and has a really good screen quality, is it not logical the more colours the better? or am i missing something here?
would really like a unbiased and factual answer please, thanks.
Samyt, 20 Feb 2010Can anyone tell me if BB8900 is a higher end phone or BB8520? what is the basic diff b/w these... moreOfficially, the 8900 was the updated/modernized/make-over to the Curve series. From 8300 to 8900. The 8500 series is in the middle, more of an upgrade for price. The 8500 is newer, trackpad instead of ball, but lacks 3 main details to be considered higher-end. Screen res (360x240, a common res for screens from other companies but was used since like 2007) against 480x360 I think from the 8900. Nicer clarity for picture details and text. I thought that it wasn't a big deal, but when I saw the screen of the Bold next to my Gemini, I realized it does look nicer. The second, camera resolution. 2 mp is way to little for a camera phone, but then again, this isn't one. The 8900 has 3.2 mp and is a better resolution to be using in this era of 5/8/12 mpx cameras. 2 mpx is ok for email and mms but nothing to brag about, although in good lighting, the camera is awesome. And the 3rd, and probably the most controversial, flash and autofocus. Depends on your usage, really. I miss autofocus and flash because my n85 had a great camera and the flash was helpful. My friend's Bold 9000 and my mom's 8350i both have 2mp with flash and it really helps. That was a loss if you "upgrade" from a 8300 series phone. But other than those 3 details, the 8900 and 8500 are the same. And the 8520 lacks gps, but the 8530 doesn't, but that is a matter of your preference of carrier (gsm or cdma). Hope this is clear enough!
Samyt, 20 Feb 2010Can anyone tell me if BB8900 is a higher end phone or BB8520? what is the basic diff b/w these... morethe 8900 has better software and design, the 8520 is designed for the cheaper end of the market, because of the material used to make the phone it self, although it is the newer one out. the best blackberry out at the moment is the 9700
I just bought the BB8520 yesterday, It is a pretty inexpensive phone for the features it has, Moreover, it is million times better than any Nokia Business Phone.
I recommend people to buy this phone as it looks better than the previous models.
Good job to the Blackberry team! My suggestion, keep Nokia out of business
Samyt, 20 Feb 2010Can anyone tell me if BB8900 is a higher end phone or BB8520? what is the basic diff b/w these... moresamyt,
i would give u some of the differences between these two devices based on my experiences n knowledge..n u will look for urself which one suits u..
1)newer version of curves compared to javelin
2)its lil bit cheaper than javelin
3)it has touch pad [which gave a new look n cool in BB's new product same like Onyx(bold 9700)]
4)the camera is only 2MP w/out flash (to me its decent already coz under the sunlight,the pic captured is still superb)
5)speaker is awesome for calling,listen to songs n also alerting
6)use same software n has same CPU like javelin
7)plastic but QUALITY..
1)old version of curves compared to gemini
2)its expensive than gemini
3)it used trackball same like other BB's old product
4)the camera is 3.2MP but has the autofocus n flash
5)speaker is awesome for calling,listen to songs n also alerting
6)has same CPU like gemini n also use same software
so folks..thats a few differences between them..cheers!!
TJLT, 21 Feb 2010Does this phone come with Facebook application and YouTube app too? Answers are needed badly. ... moreof course it does has the facebook apps n can play youtube..but u must to sign up with the BIS for the preloaded facebook apps n then install it into ur device..but if u not sign for the BIS then u only can use facebook via web browser!
Does this phone come with Facebook application and YouTube app too? Answers are needed badly. Pls. Im gettin one tomrow. :)
Can anyone tell me if BB8900 is a higher end phone or BB8520? what is the basic diff b/w these except for the trackball and trackpad thing.
FatCat, 20 Feb 2010Brilliant post, except now I own a Nokia and a blackberry. LOL. The BB does most of what I nee... moreThanks! I honestly had to go back and read the post as I wasnt sure about what post you were commenting about xD
I too would buy a Nokia, the black e71 still calls my attention. But I know that blackberry has the best push email service, and others are catching up. Android, for instance. But I don't use gmail. I have an ipod touch for games, so the iPhone doesn't really suit me. But Android does. Samsung has been creating a lot of cool devices. The Jet was a favorite, but OLED screens are hard to read in the sun and I read their forum and saw too many complaints. For now, the 8520 + ipod covers my needs, and soon I'll be looking to buy the 9700 'cause its really nice and has a great keypad. If samsung gives a good service and a great qwerty phone without WinMo, I'd be glad to try it! Windows phone 7 also might be worth a shot!