Excerpt: I am an avid user of my Blackberry. The Pearl is too small to type on and often does this smart typing which is good but bad because it doesn't know when to use "see" instead of "are". You end up doubling back to re-do your email. This takes time. This phone does not have a case I can find that fits it and is magnetic. So it calls people from my purse. This particular phone is designed to be in a magnetic holster so all the features work. I can't find a holster to...
Excerpt: I've had many high end (aka expensive) phones in the past but I so very much regret buying this one. Can't remember how much I paid for it...over $200 or so. It is a terrible phone in every single way. The only plus is that it is slim and pretty. That's about it. First, they switched up the keypad so that if you want to dial 800-CALLME1 for example, you have no idea what # letters correspond to (C would be 2 on every phone but this one.
Summary: I'm not sure as of yet. I was emailed for a request to send the phone back for an exchange. It had a white screen. I've been waiting about two weeks or more for the exchange. I do see they did a refund. Does that mean I'm safe to purchase another phone? I can't get a reply from them at this time. If I'll update, otherwise I'm stuck wondering if they're doing the exchange or if I start looking elsewhere. I courtesy reply concerning this would be appreciated.
Cons: erases text messages and call history randomly, won't stay connected to the network, endless software upgrades are necessary for basic functionality, small keys, camera isnt great, very very unreliable!
Cons: Poor user interface (difficult to use), extremely slow (sometimes 5-7 second response time), drops many calls, weak battery life. Phone tries to do too much without successfully performing the most basic functions. You get what you pay for...
Cons: the ball has a water log sticker under neath the cover of the phone. and the repair man who looked at my phone said that condensation from my fingertips could have caused the sticker to become red, therefore voiding out my warenty. no phone now.
Summary: I see so many people say how much they love their new phone, however, I also see they just got their 8130! My husband and I have both got the 8130 and are both having the same issues. The phone randomly erases the call log, the battery works some times and goes dead others, the phone sometimes completely clears itself (emails, call logs etc). I have two other friends with this phone and they are having the same problems.