om56, 02 Jun 2010 I have an unlocked BB8220 flip ,I bought it through future bazaar.com .I am using this phone ... moreExactly the same thing has happened to me - can't enable Bluetooth anymore. This and the battery drains super fast. It even drains with the device turned off. I am going to switch to an Android.
Hello Everybody. I own this mobile and the others, my BLUETOOTH too has failed. It seems there is a hardware problem fro sure.Redington is not providing me service and the repair costs are very high. Dont buy this phone.
Anonymous, 27 Jun 20091. whats the point of having a phone when its turned off? 2. get a bold and you would regre... moreFirstly i think you have never heard of any other company apart from RIM. HTC makes much better phones than black berry
I love this phone!
so easy to use, light, clear voice and blue tooth works great.
The phone is actually ok. I enjoyed it, but it is now time to upgrade. I got a good use out of it. It's built tough. I dropped it on Marble floor on several occasions and nothing happened to it! It froze up sometimes, but only because you are supposed to reset the phone every so often in order for it to function normally.
Pls DONT Buy this. Bluetooth doesn't work. Major issue is : it gets shutdown every now and then.
Problem arises after 1 yr of use. My BB pearl is 18 months old and I'm gonna throw this in thrash soon.
A very bad phone. Very unlike Blackberry. Have been using a curve without any problems however the Pearl Flip 8220 is a piece of #*&$. The phone keeps rebooting at random. Have tried everything possible. Upgraded the firmware too but the restarting problem persists...DO NOT BUY !!
Have had an 8220 for 12 months. yet another one that Bluetooth has failed. Cannot enable through menus. removing and installing battery does not fix. Upgrading or downgrading software operating software does not fix. Wiping the handheld through right clicking security options does not fix. The only fix it to send it back to the supplier. Mine came back but now the voice prompts don't work in the car. Looks like they cracked the board in it when they fixed the bluetooth because if you twist the phone in your hand like wringing out a towel, it works. I am sure they have to change the guts to fix the enable problem and they have busted whatever they did to fix the last probl;em. So that's six weeks without a phone now. Unlike Nokia that seems to have franchised repair centres everywhere, Blackberry don't have anything in place and you just have to wait for some third party repairer to get the parts it then fix your phone. i really hope Apple gets up and challenges blackberry with a proper business phone and I don't mean an IPhone.
Guys c'mon tell me I am going to buy this phone if it's cooool so far then I am going to buy it
I have an unlocked BB8220 flip ,I bought it through future bazaar.com .I am using this phone since last 2 months and it worked great. Well yesterday I tried to enable the Bluetooth but it did not enable –with no error message whatsoever. I tried reset ,wiping off all application data ,switch off & battery removing and restarting but the Bluetooth simply does not enable anymore. the rest of the phone works great but this Bluetooth problem. I tried calling the toll free number at Redington customer care but it is busy. The software in the phone is also the latest till date(V126.96.36.199).
When I go to "Manage Connections", Bluetooth has a red X. So I highlight it and click my ball and it greys out with a checkmark for a few seconds, then goes right back to having a red X with no message.
When I go to "Set up Bluetooth" I tell it to either listen or search, both of which automatically sends me to "Enabling Bluetooth..." After a few seconds, that message simply goes away and the header remains on "Bluetooth: Disabled" with the rest of the screen blank white. Clicking options and going to "Enable Bluetooth" does nothing. No messages or error reports.Clicking on "Bluetooth Options" sends me to a blank white screen with a header saying "Bluetooth: Disabled". Going to options and clicking "Enable Bluetooth" does nothing (no error, no sign anything happened).I've tried reading these forums but I can't find anything like this. I tried pulling my battery out while the phone was on, and it did reboot and do that reloading thing. However bluetooth still gives me problems.
it has everything that i need and is simple yet very useful, hats off to BlackBerry for creating an awesome fone, thanks guys
Its a great phone, user friendly and has strong signal, one of the best phone i ever had, highly recommended, trust me i've had this phone for a long time and it never gave me any problems at all!!!
Great phone, meets my expectations, I have owned it for 18 months. CPU is a bit underpowered for the 4.6 OS, and the early versions of this OS were slow. The phone is fast enough for moderate use if you update to at least OS 188.8.131.528 and have reasonable expectations of the phone. Makes a great nav system when paired with a Bluetooth GPS and Garmin Mobile.
Pros: flip form factor, UMA calling over Wi-Fi, audio and video playback, wide variety of 3rd party apps available through App World, standard BB features.
Cons: underpowered CPU, early OS versions were slow.
Bottom line: buy it for the form factor and features, not for performance. Wait for the 95xx clamshell if you want a BB flip with snappy response.