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Blackberry's - June 14th 2010, 07:56 PM

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I'm currently thinking about getting a Blackberry... But there are so many!
Any thoughts on which are the 'better' ones, or are they worth it?
If not, what are any phones that are similar but cheaper or whatever?

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Re: Blackberry's - June 14th 2010, 08:07 PM

I just got a nice cheap old one on amazon for 60. You can update the technology from the internet and I think one of the main differences is the music and photo quality? I'm not sure. Don't expect brilliant photos from the older ones. But a blackberry is a blackberry and I <3 mine.



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Re: Blackberry's - June 14th 2010, 08:07 PM

I have a blackberry 8520, Its ok, but I wouldnt recommend it.

Id much prefer a touch screen.


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Re: Blackberry's - June 14th 2010, 08:18 PM

I have a touch screen at the moment and it's alright, but I think a Blackberry has more of the stuff that I would use/need at the moment.

And thanks Hannah (: I'll have a look on Amazon now.

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Re: Blackberry's - June 14th 2010, 08:33 PM

I have the blackberry curve 8520 and I love it.
It really depends on how much you're willing to spend and if you're going on contract. Alot of the features are the same on all of them though.



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Re: Blackberry's - June 14th 2010, 08:38 PM

I have the blackberry smartphone 8350i in black.
I really like it, and it's really useful too, but I want to upgrade to the newer touchy one, you may perfer that one because it's part touch but still has your keypad and what not.
   
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Re: Blackberry's - June 14th 2010, 09:17 PM

Well sneaky idea to hopefully get past my dad
We get it on a fairly cheap contract. I keep the Blackberry and my current contract, and my brother gets the Blackberry contract and keeps his phone. Both happy!




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Re: Blackberry's - June 14th 2010, 11:51 PM

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Well sneaky idea to hopefully get past my dad
We get it on a fairly cheap contract. I keep the Blackberry and my current contract, and my brother gets the Blackberry contract and keeps his phone. Both happy!
Not so sure how that works, as blackberry is only meant to work on the blackberry data plan. :S


Anyway, I have the curve 8900 and I love it although I wish I got an iPhone, they are so much more fun to play with!
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Re: Blackberry's - June 15th 2010, 01:39 AM

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Not so sure how that works, as blackberry is only meant to work on the blackberry data plan. :S


Anyway, I have the curve 8900 and I love it although I wish I got an iPhone, they are so much more fun to play with!
Correct , Blackberry's work a bit differently, and to properly use a blackberry you need a special blackberry data plan, if you want to be using things like BB messenger, push email etc...

Blackberry's all run basically the same, its more often than not a case of the more you spend the better you get, and he rest is down to you, if you want touch screen or hard keyboard. To be honest if you want a touch screen get an iphone lol. Blackberry's don't have multi touch (as far as I know) so they're beaten hands down for flashiness there! If you wanted an iPhone, wait till June 24 when the new iphone comes out, and either get that or get the year old 3gs at a reduced price

That said if your hearts set on a blackberry, and they are amazing phones, personally I would spend more. This may or may not matter to you, but they have a new OS coming out, and its debatable as to whether much of their current range will run the new 'OS 6'. Even the flagship 9700!!

If that really doesn't bother you, and it will likely be toward the end of this year so a bit of a wait, look at the lower end of the range and spend less . There IS a new pearl 3g out, known as the 9100, which looks amazing, but does have a 'condensed keyboard' making typing a little different, but in time it'd be fine! If you want to buy premium I'd look at the higher numbers, like the 9650 or the 9700 etc...

To be honest however the 8520, 8530 will all do the job fine, and blackberry's make awesome smartphones throughout the range, although if, just like me, you choose to get rather caught up in the whole range the slightly more expensive seem SO appealing!

All that said, it looks like some epic contracts are coming out for the new iphone, if you can afford the initial price, I got caught up in the blackberry craze, and I love it, I do, but its nowhere near as pretty as an iphone 4 the apps are nowhere near as good, on the flip side, I have BBM, apps that an iphone couldn't have unless jailbroken, and freedom from Apples Dictatorship

By the way I'm rocking a 9700



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