Summary: The selling point for me was that I could replace my old Blackberry without having to pay an upgrade fee or sign up for a data plan I didn't want with my provider. Just put in my SIM card and it was good to go. I like the QWERTY keyboard-could have bought a touch phone with provider but would have had to pay for upgrade, and sign up for 2 more years. Battery life is not as long as I would like but I leave the phone on all the time so that is probably why.
Excerpt: I got my curve a few weeks ago and spent an entire day setting it up, installing the apps I wanted etc. My husband has one as well which I have to admit is one of the main reasons I got it (24/7 tech support) but it was between it and the iPhone. I can do just about everything I want to do with it. Downsides are no HTML email on browser based email and it can almost be too customizable with the profiles.
Excerpt: I love that the blackberry curve makes so many more things possible. I never imagined you could do so much with a cell phone! The blackberry makes texting easier, faster, and more efficient. It makes reading emails on the go no problem at all, and internet access makes life much easier. It is also very durable! I have dropped it countless times and it is still in good working condition.
Excerpt: My Blackberry curve is my favorite "portable" computer device. I never have any reception problems and I can switch applications easily. I use it for my calendar, my reminders, my alarm, my contacts, calling, texting, searching the internet and everything else under the sun. It's great with only one drawback in comparison to iphone type phones. There are some web functions that are limited versus the unlimited ones on the iphone.
Excerpt: I had a blackberry curve for three years, I upgraded to a touch screen phone. I want to go back to the blackberry so bad. I like touch screen but the next time I will get it with the keyboard. Blackberries have security features that I just love and not to mention the BBM. Love it!
Excerpt: Although my 5 year old wishes my phone would "swipe" like an apple iphone or android, this is the standard for business. The apps are excellent, the color good and its ability to work with exchange servers is unparalleled. I havent used it as a media player, but it takes decent photos and video for a phone. I look forward to the new firmware update, as the biggest downfall is the clunky web access. In any event, if you use exchange at the enterprise level, then this...
Excerpt: The Blackberry curve is an excellent gagdet for getting your email, surfing the web, and sending text messages to friends and family. The full keypad allows for fast typing and easy communication. The sound quality when speaking on the phone, however, is not ideal. Often times it is not very loud. The speaker phone or hands free set are a good fix for this, though. Overall the phone is great and definitely holds up under wear and tear.