abukas, 28 Dec 2009JRF..
dude..thanx coz replying for my post..its been a little helpful here..but,one thing for... moreHi. Actually, I just meant that the price was too high because it's for the less memory one and I forgot to mention that I already had an iPod touch. So, 1000 dlls isn't worth it. But I do agree, the 3GS is a great phone.
Also, yes, streaming is for youtube and other sites. But, being that you apparently own 2 3G phones, I wouldn't recommend a BB. You'd have to activate the BIS in order to use the services provided by BB so, having a line with 3G internet activated (if you have internet and if you plan on using the same SIM card)you should look for something else. It just wouldn't make sense having BIS if you can buy any unlocked or locked to your carrier phone that is 3g capable.
Navin, 28 Dec 2009Hi JRF, The gmail issue was raised to service provider and they did take it up with rim can... moreThat really is a weird problem. Hope you work it out, maybe it's just not capable of handling gmail? Oh well, good luck!
Jrf, 28 Dec 2009Well, it depends. If you're in to streaming vids and picture taking then I would recommend som... moreJRF..
dude..thanx coz replying for my post..its been a little helpful here..but,one thing for sure im totally disagreed with u when u said that "iphone 3gs is not worth 1000 bucks in ur country"..which is approximately RM3500 in my country..i do own this..but mine is 3g version not 3gs..it cost me around 2500 when i first bought it back in april 2009..and i can say it is working flawlessly and superb..if u own one then u will find what it is all about iphone dude..never comment or think badly about something that u have not owned it yet..becoz u need to feel it like u feel the "in thing" in ur gemini..ok,back to our topic..currently i own two devices and i tell u i love them so much(of coz my wife is more valuable than anything)..the iphone 3g n nokia E63..the reason i admire the gemini is becoz it is cheap n have some stylish looks..thats make me feel like to own one..apart frm that i like the javelin b4 this gemini came out..but i dont want to pay such an expensive as RM1500 for that which has similar looks and capability like gemini..of coz i knew javelin has more features than gemini..but my point is like u said,if i bought this gemini this will be my 1st bb device..thats y im not keen in buying the high-end bb device..in fact,i do have 2 devices which is high-end product already..thats y i chose gemini..i just want to know what is bb all about n feel it..and maybe i'll go for better one after that who knows rite..becoz money is not big deal for me now..1 more thing,i have a doubt about this streaming vids that u talking about..what u mean by streaming vids?is it somekind like u can watch movie,or video clip in youtube or what?i hope u reply soon..
would anyone tell me how to install BB App world onto this phone. When I installed, it says "the phone does not meet system requirement of the software". Does it mean hardware or BB O/S? It will be very disappointed not be able to use App World on this phone. Help!
JRF, 17 Dec 2009Hey Navin, I guess it would be better to ask your phone service provider for help with the gma... moreHi JRF,
The gmail issue was raised to service provider and they did take it up with rim canada people, all agreed with this unique problem...but to no use. we had a conference call and also token no. was issued by rim and they got back sayin thr system is working fine...i need to delete all messages n try again for all accounts... would do tht and see..
issue (for reference) was as mentioned below ------
another issue i face is i haev configured 3 email accounts say email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com....now when i compose n send mail from firstname.lastname@example.org i do receive it in both the other mail inbox of BB...when i send to gmail from abc@ymail i do receive it in gmail inbox on BB but when i send a mail from a.b@yahoo to email@example.com i dont receicve the mail in my inbox of gmail on BB ... also when i try to send a mail from my official address firstname.lastname@example.org its doesnt appears on my gmail bb inbox...what i found is this gmail account is havg same id as of others i.e. a.b@... but yahoo a.b@yahoo receives all mails from similar id of other domains...
bukas, 27 Dec 2009im about to buy this device as my first blackberry..so can anyone who had or currently use thi... moreWell, it depends. If you're in to streaming vids and picture taking then I would recommend something else. If you use just email and instant messaging mostly then, yes, I would recommend this. I think that edge and bis is ok for this because emails and IM work fast. My chats and emaila were never delayed. The only and biggest dissapointment would be that you can't stream vids through edge, 3g is what you need. But, something the review doesn't take into consideration is that this, being an introduction phone for people who want a Blackberry but don't want to spend as much on one, has great features for the price. An example, when I wanted to buy a blackberry (bold 9000 = $700 dlls in my country) I said "wow! What if it's not worth it?" then the 8900 came out and I decided to spend my 500 dlls on an n85 (which I regretted) and then decided to pay the 290dlls for this one. Half the price of others and similar features. Of course, it lacks a good camera, 3g, and others small thing but for the price, I'm very satisfied with the value for money. Of course, now I'm looking for something more, of course at a greater expense; the Motorola Dext (700 dlls) is what caught my attention being that I dont want to pay the 999 dlls of an iPhone 3gs or nokia n97, the iPhone isnt worth 1000 bucks, and nokia has been really buggy lately. So, bring on Android and Motoblur. Think befor you buy! And, if possible, play around with phones before purchasing.
im about to buy this device as my first blackberry..so can anyone who had or currently use this device tell me whether it is a wise decision or not to make if i buy this device?i really amaze by its design..
I just got mine yesterday. Working for me well so far. It's my first blackberry so i didn't wanna spend too much money on higher models like the bold and storms.
I want to tell GSMARENA team that they have mentioned two different things for one product
In specification the expandable memory is Up to 32 GB and in latest review it is saying
Up to 16 GB. And I don't agree with GSM review because I am using 8520 from last ten days
All I can say that this is a very good phone if some one is looking for
I will give 08/10
i got my BB 8520. activate BIS frm service provider & keep enjoying BB services. BB targets Niche, not like Nokia tht evry kid plays with it.
Review is much pathetic.
mine's touchpad, music keys & battery time all good :)
the traction pad is crap, it doesnt work, no 3g, no gps, except for the bis, its pretty crap, i might as well use a sony
the phone is a great size looks stylish..however the phone is pretty much just meant for that. it does not have 3G which is a bit dissapointing as it is meant to be a smart/business type phone.
wow! wow! i have 8520 in my hand right now. and it`s...............
Not the best phone I have had :)
however it's decent and responding
much better than my old storm :)
i have this bb 8520 phone and its a wrong discition to purchase this,
how to set password or lock all the media files both video audio & pictures so that nobody can see it without entering the password? plz help it.
Bobby, 25 Dec 2009just brought a Black Berry 8520 Curve in Thailand and moved over to maldives. Unfortunately th... moreHey, if your carrier doesn't support BB's Internet Service (BIS) then you won't be able to recieve any notificacions or push email or anything really, the only thing I'm sure you can do is use a wi-fi connection to browse web pages, either with the default or Opera browser. Just make sure that the web browser's settings are set to connect through public access points or something like that.
Anonymous, 24 Dec 2009how do you use the bluetooth on this phone i can tell you that if you want to receive a media file, you have to go to menu and pick your media file, press the menu button again and receive file from bluetooth device. of course you should pair first with the other bluetooth device