Excerpt: Overall, I really do like my blackberry. When the time comes, I will definitely be upgrading to the newer model. My only complaint with this actual phone is the roller ball gets stuck a lot. I just have to fiddle with it and play with it and it will eventually fix itself. It's just a pain when you need to do something on your phone and the ball is sticking. I know this was a pretty big problem because the newer version don't use the balls anymore.
Summary: Still use it,came in locked,had to get a code to unlock it.It loses service and I have to keep doing a battery pull each time to reset it.Still using it but I would still recommend it as a good product.
Summary: Great product. It was a bit difficult to setup to work as a gsm of another cell phone company. However, once it was set up it worked great and it was a reasonable price too. Especially for a blackberry, which usually goes for hundreds of dollars unlocked.
Excerpt: I love my BlackBerry. I do everything with it. I didn't give 5 stars because I am not able to take pictures with it. :( Also, when I get a picture sent to my phone from someone, I am not able to view it directly on my phone. I have to log into a website to view the picture. :( Other than that, I do everything on it!
Excerpt: I almost love my 8830 because it's almost great. Solid service with Verizon, except for the carrier's refusal to enable the GPS without a subscription. Good phone except for an occasional lockup and an inability to hang up after flashing over to a waiting call. Nice display but no camera. But overall it's reliable for email and reasonably well built.
The Blackberry 8830 is phenomenal when it works properly
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Blackberry 8830 is phenomenal when it works properly! The features that it offers I think puts it above the other smartphones. However, one could experience some aggravating glitches at times; such as the trackball not registering the downward action when you have a lot of messages or e-mails stored. A good way to remedy this is to keep up with your regular discarding routine for all your different message types.
Excerpt: very easy to use. great signal strength in areas where the verizon would not have service. Love the camera and video camera functions. I also love the address book and calander functions. Love all the apps you can download for this phone. Only complaint no lock button.