Summary: This item was advertised as "new." It turned out to be re-manufactured in China. The device works fine, no glitches so far, but it was misleading to advertise it as new instead of refurbished or something similar.
Excerpt: For a "Smart Phone", my Blackberry did more Thinking than anything. I was very excited when I first got it but the longer I had it, the more issues I had with it. I loved how I was able to search the internet whenever I wanted (so long as I had signal of course) and the Facebook app was my favorite. Another feature I liked was how all the texts were on one screen. Sent and Inbox were all together.
Excerpt: So I am really torn with this phone. I loved the features such as instant access to all of my e-mails especially Microsoft Access e-mails from work and school. It's sync'd to Facebook and Twitter so I had instant access to that too but it was slower than dirt. The internet speed was awful. The apps were next to nill and the apps that it had were not that impression.
Excerpt: As my title states, the Blackberry 8330 in Red was my first "smart" phone. My wife got the silver phone. I did not have very many problems with the phone. I changed a few key apps that ran, and knew how to shut down the apps that stayed open in the memory, so the phone ran quite well. My wife downlaoded apps like crazy, and her phone began to glitch up.
Good for an entry level smartphone but not very user friendly
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I bought a smartphone because I needed some specific applications for my job in the medical field. Ok, and because I wanted texting, internet, the whole nine yards like the rest of the world (I'm always the last to jump on the bandwagon). But I specifically bought a blackberry because I thought it would be the easiest for me, a total non-techie, to use for those specific programs I wanted to download. It was a great honeymoon, but only lasted for about 6 months.
Excerpt: This blackberry started out wonderful but anything new is wonderful. The first week I had the phone, I was having a conversation with another blackberry user who said the phone "thinks" too much. I didn't experience this fact until recently and I've had the phone for a little over a year. Also, this phone isn't compatible with alot of things that I would like to do online.
Excerpt: I owned the Blackberry 8330 for about 3 months and my husband still owns it for lack of a better opportunity with our cell phone company. I think its stupid that you have to pay so much extra for a data plan that isn't all that great when we already pay a ridiculous amount for the phone itself. Shouldn't the plan be part of the whole deal? In my opinion, I just think it's another way to suck another dollar out of the customers. I also don't think the apps are that great.
Excerpt: Last year around Christmas my husband and I purchased our teenagers their first cell phones ever. We were planning on getting the cheap phones, but Blackberries were on sale buy one get one free so it ended up being cheaper to get them. We were so excited, because we never get anything technical while it is still in the fad stage. It is usually too expensive. We got our phones home and began using them.
Excerpt: This was my first phone transitioning into the "smart phone" fad. It was a great phone when I first got it but over the months, it just made me more and more frustrated. It is a great little device for fetching email, sending emails, and texting. Calls were fine as well. I did love the full qwerty keyboard and it was a very light and compact phone which fit well in my pocket.