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Very good phone. battery life is pretty good. Charge every night if you use your phone constantly, every other night if used moderately. If you are a social network junkie and an IMer this will work very good for you. you can receive e-mails and IMs from several different accounts and stay loged into them all the time. All your Messages (e-mail, IM, text, MMS,) come in one message folder to view then in one click wich is nice. don't have to go through menus to view each one. Works really good if you run a buisness also, like a contractor for example, like I am. got an app to to create and e-mail Ms office documents like job estimates and invoices right from this phone. BBerry has TONS of apps for every kind of person for this phone. MP3 player works great. Camera works and takes good clear pics and vids. Dispite what some other people on ebay might say, THIS PHONE COMES WITH OS 5.0 and the BBerry program for your computer will update it as soon as a new one comes out. Overall operation of the phone is smooth. does everything that a touch screen phone will do except you have a keyboard and a mouse. It seems to be made pretty durable. I put mine in an otter box! 3g internet works pretty fast for a phone.(not a computer) It can take a while to load apps sometimes but only sometimes. Not alot of space for apps because apps get stored in the phones onboard memory about 120 MB and not the expandable SD card. The SD card on the other hand is 1 GB. I have 168 MP3 songs, about 40 pics, 2, 5 min. videos, and about 60 job documents and it still has a couple of MB of free space. The phone will support 2, 4, 8, and 32 GB micro SDHC cards. Never had a BBerry before but I'm starting to see what all the hype is about. Hope this helps!
I bought this product to tide me over until I qualified for an upgrade discount with my provider.
I like the feel of the buttons and the ease of texting.
This model had older software so I had a few issues with picture messaging, using the browser, and connecting email accounts even after speaking to technical support with my cell provider. I am going to have to go to a retail store to see if the problem can be corrected. I have had several blackberries in the past I cant wait to try a droid.
This phone is definitely better than it's predecessors. I'm very impressed by it's performance thus far. The screen is large enough to be functional. The media player, camera, video player and sdhc enhanced memory storage really helps the phone be more of an all in one tool. The track ball is a nice addition (although it is another point of failure for the phone). And it is filled with the blackberry goodness we have come to expect from RIM.
There are still various issues the phone has, but to the standard user, they may be transparent. The boot up time for the BB os is kinda slow (makes it so you NEVER wanna take the battery out.) Though you have the options of switching to a newer or older version of the bb os in order to get better results with this issue. This is not an international phone. You have to use it in an area that is CDMA 2000 1X compatible and with the appropriate carrier (sprint, verizon, cricket, etc.) With a little tweaking, the GPS works better, but without it you have standard compatibility. There are other, very nit-picky issues, but to the average user, they wont make a difference.
My biggest reason of going blackberry is the push email, and the community of software developers. First, I used to be a Treo smartphone person, but I got a taste of push email and I was sold. this functionality allowed me to be more efficient in day to day operations. Secondly, in the case you do not use the BIS/BES, there is an exhaustive amount of community developed software that simulates (with proper configuration) BIS/BES functionality.
Overall it is a good phone, and I believe that most of the people that purchase and use it, will not be dissatisfied.
This is overall a good phone. It has a nice QWERTY keyboard with buttons easy enough to press for those with bigger fingers. This phone has lots of good features such as the shortcuts on the main screen for messages, email, etc. It has good internet quality and good battery life. When it comes to simplicity, this Blackberry is much easier to understand than the Blackberry Pearl. It can lag a little bit when scrolling with the tracker ball, but other than that, everything is great. This is an efficient, reliable, and easy phone to use.
Design - Very good
The Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330 differs little from the recent Verizon Wireless version of the same device, but that's not necessarily a bad thing (compare Curve smartphones). The same soft touch paint accents are there, though they stand out less against the phone's drab grey exterior. The interface bears many of the same features, but the darker colors of Sprint's default screens make the icons a little harder to read than on Verizon's device, which had a bright, white backdrop. Still, the differences are minimal, and an intrepid user will have no problem finding the right theme available for download if the Sprint and default BlackBerry themes aren't your thing. Overall, we like the design of this phone very much, and found it comfortable to hold during long calls. The full-QWERTY keyboard was large enough, without forcing the phone into gigantic proportions.
Calling - Very good
Call quality on the Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330 was about the same as on the Verizon Wireless version. In fact, we had both of them in our labs this week, and we couldn't hear any quantifiable difference between the two. They both could sound better, and the Sprint version seemed to have the same deep, bassy quality we found on the competitor device. Thankfully, it also gets all of the great calling features, including a fine speakerphone, Bluetooth for handsfree calling, conference calling and speaker-independent voice dialing. Most importantly, though, the Sprint BlackBerry Curve maintains RIM's impressive track record for battery life, easily topping eight hours of talking. It died a few minutes before the Verizon Wireless version, but it also got consistently better reception, so we consider this an even trade.
Messaging - Very good
In messaging, we begin to see some of the advantages of the Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330. Sprint throws in loads of useful software, starting with some great instant messaging support for AOL, Yahoo and Google. Not to nitpick, but in addition to Gtalk we also use MSN in our offices, so we would have liked to see just one more client, but we were happy to find a good selection on board. In addition, Sprint also packages a Facebook app for BlackBerry, so Facebook users can keep in touch with their online friends and update their profiles from the Curve. Otherwise, RIM's standard BlackBerry messaging suite remains impressive, with support for up to 10 personal e-mail addresses, configurable from the phone. SMS and MMS are also present, and work as effortlessly as we'd expect.
Scheduling - Very good
The calendar on the Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330 is improved over the original Curve. It's still fairly basic, but it looks smoother than before, with some nice color accents that make it easier to read. In classic rival carrier fashion, the only difference between this version and the Verizon calendar is the color choice: yellow on Sprint, red for VZW. Though the phone packs support for Outlook's calendar and RIM's own BlackBerry Enterprise Solution, it still isn't as feature-rich as a Windows Mobile phone paired with an Exchange ActiveSync solution. We're constantly inviting attendees to appointments and meetings, and that's one feature we haven't seen matched on another breed of smartphone, even RIM's BlackBerry. Still, the menus have been pared down a bit for this iteration of the Curve, and the entire scheduling app is friendlier ov
Compact, nice for calls, keyboard easy to use but screen is too small for the internet.
I bought this phone because my Droid drowned in my cupholder.
I used to have a Blackberry and liked it so I bought this one to tide me over till my contract runs out and I can get a larger screen Droid type phone that is more user friendly. Blackberries are easy to use for the most part but when you are trying to change something it is difficult to go through all the instructions. Things never seem to be where U expect them to be. ARG! Even the address books are hard to find or change. The screen is tiny so get out your reading glasses LOL. Recommend for calls and texting but not for the internet.
I've had the same phone for almost 3 years. It's been dropped countless times, scratched, water poured on it (accidentally of course)... twice, stuck between couch cushions, sat on, dropped, stepped on, and dropped. Yet, the dang thing just keeps on working.
There was a time I had to pull the battery at least once a day but I'm thinking that was more the service than the phone because I only have to do it once a week or so now.
The phone is easy to figure out (didn't even use the manual) & easy to use. There are plenty of cases/covers to be found & the battery life is great. I use it as my alarm clock and it has only failed twice in 2 years and one of those times I can't promise I set the alarm. :)
There aren't many negatives with the Blackberry. Lets see... You can't store very many apps on the phone which is a bummer. Don't try using a theme because it will just slow everything down. The camera takes grainy pictures unless the sun is shining brightly... behind you. The internet browser runs pretty darn slow but I can't be sure that's not just (again) a service issue.
I am planning to upgrade this year and will purchase another Blackberry. Sure, there are much cooler phones out there but I need to know I can count on my phone when I need it. Blackberry has proven itself to me.
Phone was fine for what I paid for it. Its outdated, I'm sure the newer blackberry modals are much better. I'm not crazy about it. Really easy to use after you understand how to use a blackberry, if you don't know how they are set up it takes some getting used to. The camera is pretty poor quality in comparison to newer phones. And the scroll ball drives me crazy. I love the keyboard, works nice. I feel like my battery on my enV 3 lasted way longer, but thats probablly because I play games on this. The apps are outdated but they are still very useful.
BlackBerry Curve 8330 is one product that can make the CDMA operators can come into play in the BlackBerry service. The phone is equipped with light sensing technology. This feature will automatically adjust the display light, according to the conditions around
As a messaging device, the BlackBerry Curve 8330 also multimedia ready. In addition to a resolution of 2.0 Mp camera, multimedia player, and universal 3.5 mm jack slots, one product is also equipped with GPS feature.
SMART CDMA operator in Indonesia to be the first to launch this Blackberry Curve 8330. By bundling package with the card and the services provided by SMART.
So I feel happy to use this BlackBerry
I purchased this phone as a replacement for my droid. ( Water damaged only 4 month into a contract, I did not want to spend a lot to replace it. )
I didn't expect too much from this Blackberry - the price was right - if it would perform the minimal tasks I needed.
It is a pretty standard phone. Seems a little too "light-weight" like it is made of a lot of plastic... I would probably not purchase it if it costs too much more than what I paid for it ... but what do you expect for $40... right?
I can text, email and use the phone. To use web ... I haven't figured it out. It is a little old-school and doesn't work as well as a smart phone.
After three months of daily use - so far so good !