I got my new BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 at Christmas . I love the phone and all it's features however I miss all my calls as the ringer is way to low. I have all the correct settings on it set to loud but alas no solution to be found . So on average the phone is great for it's styling , features etc. But Unfortunately you will never hear it ring regardless. All calls will be missed.
Anonymous, 12 Jan 2009Has anyone used the voice recorder to record lectures? Will it use space available on the memo... moreHey, looks like you can use it as a voice recorder and it records up to the memory limit
I think this phone is very very good, the email is great, the instant messaging and the internet is good also!! Lovely phone
sounds like a headache, really want this phone too http://supportforums.blackberry.com/rim/board?board.id=8200
I got this phone at Best Buy free with an individual minute plan and not a data plan. And can't use the Instant Messaging and Email with the Wi-Fi all set up and running. This is a big disappointment on this BlackBerry. The browser it's slow only useful to watch Youtube videos, that you can't with Opera Mini.
Ankush, 12 Jan 2009will i be able to use it in canada pls reply soonI believe this is a Canadian company, so there should be no problem.
Has anyone used the voice recorder to record lectures? Will it use space available on the memory card?
Shirad , 07 Jan 2009I have no clue how to use the Wifi blackberry website has a user manual easy to understand
class handset. stylish and full of fun. this handset is a must have! Ive had mine for just under a month and still cant put it down.
where can i upgrade the blackberry os?
nokia had an automatic upgrade,is BB the same?
or do i have to search it in the internet?
how do u get the OS download so that the battery isnt negatively affected and for optimum browser experience ??????????????
J, 01 Dec 2008this phone has no 3g capability, youtube will take forever to loadno i have it youtube is pretty quick
Just picked this up at costco for 29.99 with special member discount. I must say this is an awesome rock solid phone. Big upgrade from my last. Wifi on this is amazing for web surfing and instant messaging. My only complaint is the t-mobile browser is rubbish. Lot's of lag when you try to do anything, Opera mini is a great app to install when you get the phone. Also the speaker for the phone is ridiculously loud. As well as the ring tone, I can hear it over the air compressor at my work. Pick it up, if you have the chance its a rock solid phone.
I've had this phone since 19 November, and have used Blackberrys for a while.
My conclusion is it's a really nice phone, a solid Blackberry, but it needs a software update to address the slow BB browser. It's odd because surfing on Opera Mini on this phone is good, and only the built-in browser seems affected.
It is small enough (when closed) and light enough that you won't even feel it when it's in your pocket.
The keyboard is bigger than the ones on the other Pearls, which is a personal preference. As for me, I like it because it's easier to type.
The screen is excellent and very bright even under direct sunlight, not something you can say for all phones.
The sound is loud and clear, for phone use as well as speakerphone use.
You can watch videos full screen on this, but you have to transfer the file across using the Media Manager on Blackberry Desktop Manager. It rotates your converted file properly for full screen 240X320 viewing.
If this is your first Blackberry, then everything about it will be awkward. I wouldn't recommend it as your first Blackberry, you should maybe start out with one of the Curves which has been around long enough for it to be very stable, hardware and firmware wise.
Also, as with all the newer Blackberrys, the first thing you should do is upgrade the OS. The one that ship with the phone is known to be slow and may even contribute to problems such as overheating battery as mentioned in one of the reviews below. It is similar with the Storm, which is another Blackberry first-timers have been having problems with, where the problems are resolved after the firmware update. Even the Bold was widely slated when it first came out, but after OS 190, you hear less and less complaints.
As for me, I find the Flip 8220 excellent in all respects, bar the built-in browser which I feel can be corrected via an OS upgrade.