patrick, 13 Mar 2009does anybody know if u can get a skype app on the 8900?try i-skoot. but check your data plan first. this program is increasing the data traffic
GSM is the standard (80% of all phones) in EVERY country except Japan and Korea and I guess soon to be Australia.....so RIM should start putting out #G phones because 2 1/2 countries run by 3G, are you kidding. Most people want 3G for the sake of saying "my phone is #G" and in many cases the average person theat buys a phone for 3G not only don't need it and couldn't tell the difference.......
its amazing that large companies like RIM are still producing phones that are non 3G. Especially when you have countries like Japan and soon to be Australia that have switches off their 2G networks. Ridiculous.
blackberry is a good phone but they're known for not combining 3G and wifi under one model which i think too illogical thats why not all fellas wants to buy it desperately unlike the newer units like omnia and the like. We should pay for the right model and useful tools.
Ive just had my first blackberry on a upgrade,its not as hard as i thought it would be to use,which is great..love bb messenger
the screen resolution is mad. i own a bold, which has absolutely fantastic screen, but considering the screen of the curve is a bit smaller and with more pixels, it will be a great joy for the eyes.
this BB Curve 8900 is called Javelin as well ayt??!
thank you for your prompt response.
Mat, 11 Mar 2009No 3G in this day and age? I wonder why the left that out? Its not like the phone is cheap or ... moreThis is a truly amazing phone. I never really thought I'd own a Blackberry they seemed like they just weren't stylish enough and lacked the multimedia abilities that I like. However this isn't the case with the Curve 8900. This phone is very fast considering it lacks 3G. However this phone that i tested and the people at T-Mobile tested showed that its on par with most of the 3G enabled phones out there and this is only on the EDGE system. The Wi-Fi is so simple to set up and seamlessly connects and changes modes without a hitch. The speaker is outstanding this between this and the Blackberry Bold 9000 both are very loud however it seems like the 8900 has a small ammount of distortion, but then that could just me how I'm hearing it. You don't miss calls with this phone, unless you're in a very loud area. A 3.2 Megapixle camrea is begining to become out of date but it still performs nicely for every day shots and the LED flash is very bright. It took me a lil while to get used to it because this is my first PDA phone but its one I'll keep for a very long time. All in all this is a very good device that won't dissapoint. The phone hardware and a few added applications, make this one of the best phones out there. It dose lack 3G, but unless you honestly need that extra second or two it won't dissapoint. Its a very stylish device and excellent performer. And for everything its able to do and the speeds it dose it in, the price ain't half bad either.
No 3G in this day and age? I wonder why the left that out? Its not like the phone is cheap or anything.
Can you open and view standard Office documents on this that get e-mailed to it?? Word, PDF etc...
hmmm i wanna know about the wifi capabilities of the blackberry curve is it good, what about the camera, does it take good pictures?. And the blackberry to blackberry chat how does it work really.
******8900 BATTERY ISSUE*******
If you are experiencing poor battery life....Its the Pouch!!! I have used mine without the pouch (got a skin for it) and im getting 4-5 days use...brill...
See blackberryforum.com thats where I found out about the pouch!!!
Anonymous, 07 Mar 2009how do u open the key lock, is it touch screenI had the same problem on the top of the phone there are two other buttons one has a picture of a lock press that and it should unlock and relock. The other is a mute/stand-by key
i really love the blacberry service. in fact, i never went back to any other phone model since i first tried them two years ago. but their phones' operating system is always buggy, especially the one on the bold. i just got hold of the new curve 8900 last friday and it's already showing much of the same glitches. the 8800 was ok, and the 8300 was great except for some minor hiccups, again, on their os. also, rim should also watch out for quality problems. the new models are not as tough as the 7000 and 6000 series anymore.
can you edit micro. word and excel documents on this phone. i'm thinking of getting a blackberry and i like the looks of this and the storm, but one thing that would slide my decision is a document editor so i could do my college work. could a blackberry owner please reply soon. thanks