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Community Level 7plipplopfr...

plipplopfromdooyoo

Curvacious, Cunning and Cool Review with images

AdvantagesLooks great, easy to use, massive improvement on previous models

DisadvantagesBattery life not fantastic, can't compete with iPhone

"==My Blackberry History== I've had a few Blackberry handsets now and having got used to each one for either 12 or 18 months, the enormous improvements in the handsets have impressed me every time. My most recent upgrade has been to the Curve 8900, which is, without a doubt, the best Blackberry that I've had to date and, probably, the best mobile phone I've had, full stop. Most businesses currently use Blackberry handsets, due to the ease with which ..." Read review
16.02.2010

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You can't put this Blackberry in a Pie! Diamond review

AdvantagesSleek Design, Fabulous batter life, range of functions

DisadvantagesNone

"== Blackberry Curve 8900 == === Introduction === Way back in 1973, mobile phones were only just being invented, and very basic they were too, not to mention uncannily large. Who would have thought that nearly forty years later, modern day mobile phones are at the forefront of the technology world. With every year that goes by, mobile phones are becoming massively more advanced, and more and more people are joining the mobile revolution. I remember ..." Read review
20.09.2010

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highs and lows of owning a blackberry!

Advantagesblackberry messenger service, highly popular

Disadvantagespretty much everything else!

"...PAYG just for the infamous blackberry service until about feb this year when it finally went kaput. When I first purchased this phone, it was during the growth of blackberry's popularity. There are a lot of pros and cons with this phone, a lot I would say not specific to this model but related to blackberrys in general but I will go on to explain why I am on the fence. Description It is a neat, small little smartphone, which is very lightweight ..." Read review
25.07.2012

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Community Level 4bilbobagin...

bilbobaginz123

BlackBerry Brilliance!

AdvantagesGood quality materials, controls, ability is great!

Disadvantagesslow video streaming.

"I've owned my Blackberry curve for around 5-months and before I go into any depth with this review, I'd like to announce its had no problems since purchase. So despite what many people say about these phones, here’s one persons positive opinion of their reliability. Do bare in mind though, that I have kept my phone in its protective pouch when not in use to preserve its exterior. A clear and precise high resolution screen makes for ..." Read review
14.07.2011

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Blackberry Curve 8900 - is it worth it?

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"...I have never owned a blackberry or a smartphone before (although I do like to play on my brother's nokia e71) so I cannot compare it to other blackberries and smartphones, but as a new user only. key features: * Camera (3.2 MP) * Wi-Fi® Support * Built-in GPS * Enhanced Media Player * Video Recording * BlackBerry® Maps * Wireless Email * Organizer * Browser * Phone * Corporate Data Access * SMS/MMS so why I chose blackberry? I had ..." Read review
02.09.2009

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Community Level 1Aimoh

Aimoh

Ode to a Curve...

Advantageslots of features, easy to personalise, easy to use.

Disadvantagesnot the best camera, internet not the fastest, applications are limited

"===History=== The blackberry curve was the first phone that i had on a contract, which i bought in January 2009. Before that i owned a Sony Ericsson w850i, so for anybody that knows phones you will know the massive degree of difference between the phones. But at the time i figured 'hey, it does internet and it looks good' sorted. ===Cost=== I purchased this phone on an orange contract from phones for you, and at the time it was £35 a month ..." Read review
12.08.2010

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Community Level 1jondesouza

jondesouza

Doesn't throw you a curveball!

AdvantagesGreat for phone for business and personal use.

DisadvantagesThe trackball breaks a little too easily

"...current device I have, the BlackBerry Curve 8900. This is my 4th BlackBerry after my first broke and numbers 2 and 3 were stolen (not at the same time I hasten to add). This is certainly the best of the devices. The handset maintains the QWERTY keyboard that is one of its key strengths. Now that I'm used to it I can type on the BlackBerry as quickly as I can on a computer keyboard - a good 40 words per minute. The keys themselves are of a good enough ..." Read review
11.01.2011

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Dialling Wand Not Included

AdvantagesLooks great, some nice features, well-integrated social media.

DisadvantagesFiddly keypad and touchpad, no touch-screen.

"...plenty of pluses to the Blackberry Curve, but for the fatter-fingered amongst us, it can be a bit of an ordeal trying to find them. As clever and handy as it probably is having a whole keyboard tucked in beneath the screen, composing a message or e-mail tends to be a chore. My thumb covers half the keys, and mashing out a sentence takes a while. In the absence of a dialling wand, filing your nails into pin-sharp points also does the job. The tracker-pad's ..." Read review
20.12.2011

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Blackberry Curve - changed my life. (or at least made me lazier)

AdvantagesFeature packed, easy to use, nice big screen, good for everything.

DisadvantagesMakes you lazy, short battery life.

"...the times, what with the Blackberry storm, the Iphone 3g and all the other new phones out at the moment, but i recently got my hands on a Blackberry Curve, for free via vodafone. I have a to say, i love it. I was worried it might be a bit poncy or "business man"-like, but it isn't really. I mean, it could be, but that's not the way i use it. I use it for the simple things in life, listening to music, making phone calls, sending texts, taking pictures, ..." Read review
11.09.2009

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This is what dreams are made of

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"== 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, ..." Read review
03.07.2009

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Community Level 1Speakeeze

Speakeeze

Blackberry Curve 8900, unbeatable, does everything!!

AdvantagesRange of features, battery life, ease of use, constantly evolving applications

DisadvantagesNone

"...hands on a brand new Blackberry Curve 8900 everything became so incredibly easy. When I assessed the merits of the Blackberrys I narrowed my choice down to the Curve but had to choose between the keypad or touchscreen versions. I'm glad to say that I made the right choice with the keypad version as pictured here. This box of tricks does everything I need. The Blackberry Curve 8900 has its own very specific way of operating which is very different ..." Read review
24.08.2009

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Community Level 1Luc2oo9

Luc2oo9

Review - The New BlackBerry Curve 8900

AdvantagesGood looking, great battery life, great email function, good QWERTY keyboard

DisadvantagesLacks 3G, not a great camera

"== The New BlackBerry Curve 8900 == Blackberry have released several new email friendly handsets in the last few months, including the hugely popular BlackBerry Storm and BlackBerry Bold, RIM have now introduced the latest edition to the BlackBerry family, the Curve 8900. == Design == I'm not usualy a huge fan of how BlackBerry handsets look, they just seem to lack a little imagination where design is concerned, but there is something quite ..." Read review
13.07.2009

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Community Level 2beetleblur

beetleblur

The Blackberry Curve is an excellent, well-balanced phone

AdvantagesOne ofthe best Business phone's with great leisure features in one solid, attractive handset

DisadvantagesLack of 3G may put some people off and WiFi can be temperemental.

"I've recently obtained the Blackberry Curve 8900 after using a Blackberry Pearl for around 2 years. The first thing I noticed about this phone was its very sleek and appealing look, making it the most attractive Blackberry RIM has produced thus far. Its chrome edging, full QWERTY keyboard and 2.44 inch screen amount to one very attractive phone. One feature I particularly liked upon using the phone for the first few minutes was the 'hidden' lock and ..." Read review
07.12.2009

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The phone is like a trusted companion, cannot be without it.

Advantagesblackberry instant push service, classy looking, all the features you expect in a smartphone

Disadvantagesrollerball is temperamental

"i have been using RIM Blackberry phones for many years and currently the 8900 is by far my favourite. The 8900 fit my requirements perfectly due both the WIFI and bluetooth features. If you are new to the blackberry world you're in for a treat as true push email is fantastic, with support for multiple document types such as Doc, XLS, PDF and much more.. in the past blackberry phones have been ahead with both data and email service but a little behind ..." Read review
23.09.2010

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Community Level 1hammok1

hammok1

Blackberry Curve 8900, my handheld lifesaver!

AdvantagesAmazing range of free features! Perfect for any busy person. Has memory for everything I need.

DisadvantagesEasily scratched, I had to replace the headphones because they didn't fit snug.

"I can honestly say that I feel as if this small black and silver phone is the perfect replacement for all my scruffy notepads, my miniature diary and my laptop all in one. Contrary to popular belief I don't think this is a device for a middle-aged-business-type-man. Instead I feel it is the perfect device for anybody who is quite 'technically-literate!' At first I was overwhelmed with all the different programs and features that were available, but ..." Read review
30.11.2009

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