Blackberry Curve 8900
I'd never been the type to want a Blackberry before. In fact, whenever I thought of 'blackberry' I thought of a big, bulky phone that'd practically require a full workman force to carry it. Ok, so my thoughts were a little
exaggarated, but essiantally - wasn't it a businesspersons phone?
So there I was, looking in the phone shop. Then suddenly, I saw it. A Blackberry Curve 8900. But when I saw it was mostly on contract, I'd gave up my hopes, as I'd never had a contract phone before, and how could I convince my parents to give me one now?
Well, after 3 days of pressuring them, drawing up spreadsheets showing how the contract worked out cheaper than my usual pay-as-you-go phone, they'd gave in. I'd won. I was getting my Blackberry Curve!!
Advantages of the Curve
- The Internet Browser. It was far more 'advanced' than I thought it would be. It's clearer than what I'd thought, compared to what I was used to with my WAP phones. Infact, I would never use the internet on my phone due to the costs, though with my contract I got unlimited internet access.
- The Camera. Don't let the fact it's only 3.2 megapixels fool you. I find the photo quality very clear and the auto-focus is one thing that gives it a major boost! I would post a picture to prove, but I'm not at all sure how too.
- The wide variety of applications. Though, I don't even use most of them due to the fact you need to pay for certain apps. However, all depending on what your use for them is, they're worth the money!
- Games! I love the games available on the phone. I'm in love with Solitaire, and I just can't stop playing it.
- Blackberry Messenger. Know someone else who has a Blackberry? Find out their pin and you can talk to others via the messenger.
- Deleting pictures. Whenever you delete a picture on the curve, it doesn't delete it. It won't show it's there at all, but whenever you delete an application all the photos show back up again, but it'll show as a "read only file", and if you try to delete them - they won't. The best solution I can come up with to this is a battery pull. Just take the battery out for 30 seconds and put it back in.
- Complicated-ness when first used. Anyone I've let use the curve finds it far too confusing to work and can't even get on to the menu, but I suppose it depends because I found it alright to use when I first got it.
- Sometimes I find when I don't lock the phone, it mysteriously calls people. Or, when I do lock the phone and sit it in my pocket, it phones people.
- The pouch it comes with. I advise you don't use it at all, I've noticed it drains the battery life quite a bit.
All in all, I love this phone, but it's the type that you either love it or hate it.
Also, sorry of this review is a little rough around the edges, I'm trying to babysit my nephew and he just tried to take his first steps !