Excerpt: I decided to go smart phone a little over a year ago. AT &T has awful service around my area so I wasnt able to go IPhone (unfortunatly) so I decided on a Blackberry 8330. At the time, these phones were free so I thought why not. At first I LOVED my phone.. then I started putting applications on it.. from Blackberry App world. This is when it began!
"Lag, Freeze, lag, Oh No... Restart? another 20 minutes"
12 September 2011
Pros: QRTY keyboard is good, however you have to have small fingers and no nails to press the tiny buttons. The track pad is great, dominates trackballs that get dirty and stick. Great internal speaker for music. pretty durable so far...
Cons: It's soooo Slow. It often freezes in the middle of trying to txt. The max characters for a txt is not enough, so i end up blowing up my friends phones with like 5 short txts coming thru at once. If you have to power down it can take a good 5-10 mins lit
Pros: Good keyboard. Easy set-up. Decent battery life even with frequent daily use. The case with which it was sold protected the phone's exterior quite nicely and it seems to be relatively resistant to daily abuse.
Cons: The phone became progressively more glitchy as its life dragged out. Towards the end I had to restart the phone once every several days because it would freeze. Also, the trackball is a bit of a nuisance, and does not allow a lot of maneuverability on web
Pros: I like the apps and the ease of use. It is a time saver to access emails while traveling and handle them immediately.
Cons: I got my first one in January. Keyboard prob after about 4 months. Got it replaced at no charge, but aggravation of it. My second Blackberry crapped out November 14.the answering key quit working. Replaced Nov 17, Nov 19 keyboard died totally.
Pros: Great product design, good size, easy to use for messaging. Idea device design.
Cons: GPS requires purchasing VZ Nav service for $15. They should tell you this upfront. They locked down the GPS function on this device to only work with VZ service so freeware like Google Maps will not work very well, if at all. 3G also false.
Excerpt: I have had this phone for almost 10 months, have gone to a few "training sessions" and altough I want to like this phone I have to admit I don't. I find it difficult to use, and the battery life is really anemic. It does what I want it to do...sort of...but there are a lot of better products on the market.
Excerpt: Second, if you want to spell something (lets say if you phoned a company, got a directory that asked you to spell the last name of the person you want to reach) you are screwed! Because the number pad doesn’t correspond with that of a regular touch tone phone. So you are left with figuring it out on your friends phone or having to know the direct phone number. I probably will never buy a smartphone again unless these features are fixed.