Summary: I bought this 8520 used from ebay, and it was defective. although it was on, I could not see the screen due to the fact that there was no light on the screen. once a day the light on the screen would come on but then it shuts off. to make this phone useless..not recommended.
Excerpt: I HAD a Blackberry for about a week and the microphone went out on it. I would call people and they would say that it sounded like I was in a tunnel. I didn't find the phone "all that", like some people do. I didn't like that I had alot of junk on it that I was never going to use or ever need. I never got ALL of my emails on the phone, I would only get a few. I would get on my laptop and find out that I had a lot that never came through on my phone.
Excerpt: Fantastic phone, does everything one would want it to do, at a fraction of the cost of an iphone. Keeps me organized and in touch with all my friends, family, and colleagues. Awesome phone! Highly Reccomend!
Excerpt: The Blackberry Curve 8300 does just about everything well. Camera's pretty good, Blackberry software is great, sound quality is just outstanding. Apparently Amazon already has the phone on sale for $50. The only real problem is the tiny keys, the not always great AT&T/Cingular service, and fact that it doesn't sync with iTunes. I don't think they could have solved any of these problems.
Excerpt: I purchased the BlackBerry Curve in June of 07, and I don't know how I went so long without a phone like this! It's just the right size for me (compared to the Treo), I have square tip nails so typing is a breeze. Being able to access the internet at anytime is a huge plus. The phone itself came with a decent selection of ringtones and backgrounds, so you're not stuck listening to a ringtone that doesn't fit your style.
Excerpt: The Blackberry Curve 8300 has many features,but these are some that makes the phone worth the price of about $300-400This phone has a great wi-fi reception.One can surf the web without having to pay a contract or waiting for the signal, rather one can go to a hot-spot and recieve wi-fi for free.Another great aspect is that it has office mobile which is essential to students andbusness people.Its mouse-like navigater allows one to flow through the menu with such ease.