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of customers recommend this product
The phone and wifi and gps work great! only flaw - no camera. its strictly a business model. Other than that its great for apps and emails and messaging. The keyboard fits so perfectly in your hands and typing with it is very easy. I recommend this product to people who are new to the Blackberry world.
The BlackBerry 8820 offers exellent design thanks to the pearl that sits in the center of the cell phone and acts as the joystick to select menu items. Access to the Internet, multiple e-mail accounts, GPS locating, expandable card memory, voice activated dialing and WiFi. Long time life battery! Fantastic cell!
I sold mine and my wife's iPhone 4 because we were just tired of it and weren't using it enough to justify having such a phone. I still wanted a smartphone and new Blackberry's were good since I've owned one before. It is a great phone for the price and it gets the job done.
Blackberry's are known for the great keyboard and email handling abilities. If I was to be really picky I would say Blackberry OS could handle text messages a little bit different. But it isn't too bad. It just feels primitive. The real bad thing about this phone is battery life. If you don't use it, it lasts. However, even a handful of quick phone calls will drain the battery dramatically.
I think the Blackberry is a great alternative to iPhone and Android. For someone on a budget this is the right phone. However as stated before Blackberry needs a redesign on the text message area and improved battery life. I know the newer Blackberry's have a nice improved browser and it is very good but don't expect a smartphone web browsing experience.
I love this phone, it's keyboard is nice and buttons make it easy to text and email. Call volume and quality is above reproach. Speakerphone works great, comes with wi-fi and loads web pages quickly. Great phone could be better if it had a camera but as usual RIM technology is above the rest~~~~
This phone is really great for business and for personal use. Keyboard feels good in hand.. Since it's WiFi cabable you're able to use free wireless internet for faster download. Great for Mp3 since it gives you a room to use a micro SD card. all you need is headphone for blackberry 8820 you can find it on ebay. Great phone for applications. facebook works great on it too.. :)
This phone can be purchased for as little as $70 on e-bay. It is not a fancy android or I-phone, however, you can access the internet through Wi-Fi or a data plan. It can be used to access emails either through your work server or through a web based email like Gmail, yahoo, etc. by using Wi-Fi. The phone has many helpful features like a calenar and reminders, voice dial, media, etc. One can also download various apps, however, I am having some trouble doing this myself for some reason. The phone can also sync up with your desk top/lap top.
This is a somewhat no-frills phone. You won't be the envy of the techy world. But I am very pleased with it.
Product works well! If I did not have Verizon in the states I would use the phone all the time. However, I bought the phone for international travel.
For those interested in buying, be careful to check that your network allows Blackberry functions. Mine did not and I unfortunately had to return the phone (Orange Pre-paid SIM). Also, I found out that the wi-fi only works with a data plan, so if you do not have one, you will only be able to use the basic phone functions. Do not trust You-tube videos and forums that say you can hack it. You cannot.
Great phone with many wonderful futures. load speaker. Great voice guilty. best for pretty much any kind of applications. GSM which makes it easy to operate and even batter when it's unlocked to work with any GSM sim card. that way you will have the ability use services such as T-Mobile or use it abroad.This phone got a great Mp3 player too. all you need is a micro SD card and headphones and you got yourself a Mp3 player. So far this is one of my favorite smart phone.
Like: the price and features as WIFI and Bluetooth capable. Many replacement parts available. I haven't tested ROMs or software on it yet. Comes with Gmail and other similar software.
Dislike: RIM Software and access to phone to restrictive and intrusive. No camera or FM Radio. Cries for File Manager and better bluetooth sync.
It is a good quality phone, although not bring camera has a very good performance. It's a team with a stylish and modern Siedno one of the first models of blackberry with wifi recommend it.