This is for 8900 proud owner.
You have said you work for CPW and have taken all the phones home from CPW with you and tried them?????? CPW do not sell vodafone which would mean they do not sell the storm, so i wouldnt really class ure opinion as being correct!!
TUT, 28 Jan 2009Phone fully charged yesterday at 9am , haven't made or received any calls , haven't sent or l... moreWhat's your area like for reception? If your signal's weak, the phone will use a lot more power to link to the network.
hi all, i have now had the 8900 for over a month, as all of you are mentioning the battery life WAS poor lastind only a day, what i have found is that the more that you use the phone and the more that you charge it it seems to extend the battery life..... weird i know!!! my battery is now lasting 2 days + and that is with constant WIFI and bluetooth on!!
as for what is a better bb.......... well if you want to have a bb that is easy to use without reading the manual front to back 3 times then get the 8900.... if you want a bb that you need a degree in mobile phone tec then get the Bold....... and if you want a bb that you have to carry your own power gen with you then get the Storm......... dont forget the other problem with the storm....................ITS ON VODAFONE ONLY!!!!!
as i work for CPW i have taken all of these phones home and tried them all so i do know what i am talking about..... also the return rate on the storm is 1 in 4 due to bad spec and faults
Phone fully charged yesterday at 9am , haven't made or received any calls , haven't sent or looked at any emails or text messages.
Now it is 9am 24 hours later , the phone was in complete standby without any usage what so ever for 24 hours and everything is turned off (WiFi, GPS , Bluetooth , Location GPS ) and guess what .. it is down to 1 par only ... Totally Unacceptable.
how do i use the built in gps on the 8900 just got it but manual is not in english
Anthony, 26 Jan 2009Definitely not, just slide it all the way out and then turn the phone upside down and shake th... moreThanks for the advice Anthony. However its the sliding part that I am having difficulty with...It just won't budge.
I have the Curve 8900 for a week now , very good phone with a good size and good screen, i have got most of the previous Blackberry models (Pearl 8100 , Pearl 8110 , 8707 , 8310 and Bold 9000)as part of my job.
I have to say this is a very good model with only one problem BATTERY LIFE IS CRAB , it only last for just over a day with very minor usage , and it has been fully charged for at least 15 hours and been charged 3 times over the past week with the battery fully discharged before charging, and before you ask , yes everything is turned off like WiFi, GPS , Bluetooth , Location GPS , Screen brightness 70%.
So i am afraid for a bussiness user it is not good as you are going to have to charge it everyday keeping in mind that the USB charger is not backward compatible with other Blackberry models as it uses uncommon micro USB connector.
So sadly it is going back to Vodafone UK and i will be going back to the Pearl 8110 which last for about 4 days between charges and until newer Blackberry models arrives sometime this year which i hope it will be better in terms of futures , battery life and size.
Anonymous, 26 Jan 2009Id go for the bold, I sell both and would always suggest the bold to any buisiness customer...... moreIt does worry me that you sell phones but dont actually understand 3G, you said it was better as you could email while making calls?!?! that is just missing the point of 3G completely. 3G (UMTS) is a much faster data transmission helping users download attachments faster and increasing the browsing speed when it comes to email on the blackberry if they are not sent in HTML file then the actual size of the email is so small that downloading it with 3G will be practically the same as using GPRS. The bold is a much better buy simply for the quality of the handset itself the curve is too cheap and plastically there is no sense of quality or realiability with it.
Anonymous, 26 Jan 2009BBNovice, I have used it for web browsing on EDGE, and it is pretty fast, not super fast thoug... moreI'm no expert on either the Bold or the 8900, but I think where the 8900 may gain some advantage on the Bold to partially compensate for the lack of 3G are the use of HSCSD, and that it has 256MB of RAM vs. 128MB on the Bold.
I love my 8900! Check out my video where I compare it to the Storm and the Bold. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shm5T0zL0hQ
Anonymous, 26 Jan 2009Does anybody else find it virtually impossible to remove the memory card from this phone? Damn! Definitely not, just slide it all the way out and then turn the phone upside down and shake the phone up and down and it will fall out.
BBNovice, 25 Jan 2009Anthony, how do you find the web-browsing and email attachment download speeds strictly using ... moreBBNovice, I have used it for web browsing on EDGE, and it is pretty fast, not super fast though. It is definitely faster on my last phones that I used with EDGE, also it is full HTML so it is reasonably fast for that much data.
As for comparing to the bold, I'm sorry I can't say. I've read though that this is almost as fast if not the same as the speed of browsing on the bold with 3G, I'm not sure how that's possible though.
Does anybody else find it virtually impossible to remove the memory card from this phone? Damn!
Comparison, 26 Jan 2009How does the Curve 8900 compare against the Storm?the storm and the curve are two different devixces completely, if you are consumer and looking for a flash device then you want to go for the storm, if you looking for a business solution then you need to go bold or curve
blackberry fan, 26 Jan 2009Can someone tell me which phone is better between the 8900 or the Bold. I am planning to get a... moreId go for the bold, I sell both and would always suggest the bold to any buisiness customer.... as youve said the bold is 3g enabled which means you can make calls whilst emailing too !! much better