Reviews and Problems with BlackBerry 8830 World Edition
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Liked it - one minor issue
13 March 2013
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: 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 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.
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!
Lightweight with great business features - not an iPhone
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I love my Blackberry 8830 and would not buy another phone on the market. That said, I still have plenty to complain about. First, the multimedia access is severely lacking. Yes, you can play MP3s...but has anyone at RIM seen a real MP3 player lately. I don't expect it to be an iPod, but maybe a Zune?
Excerpt: I really liked the blackberry. It is my first phone that i use the internet on. I cant believe how easy it is to use especially for a beginner. I would highly recommend the phone. i purchased the phone on ebay and it is just so much fun to use. The applications you can choose fun the music you can download .. its so much fun. They even have games are a huge variety. My color phone is a pinkish color. I also got a cover for it to protect it.
Excerpt: The Blackberry 8830 World edition is a smart phone with global capabilities. I bought it because I needed a phone I could use at home and abroad, and it worked efficiently. I am a first time Blackberry user and am fairly satisfied, but I still might switch to an iPhone. To use it overseas cost extra, but I got great service for phone calls, texts, and email.