Product Type: Blackberry mobile phones
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A Beeping Great Blackberry!!
Member Name: sparkle1004
Advantages: Does everything you need a phone to do and more
Disadvantages: The screen could be bigger
The phone is shiny and black. The exterior is very smooth and classy looking and it has some silver detailing. The keyboard is a Qwerty style which makes it simple to text and it has the Blackberry logo on the front and back in silver. The same phone is also available in white.
The phone itself is small and girly, and fits into my hand perfectly. The phone measures 109mm in length, 60mm in width and only 11mm in depth making it extremely slim and sleek. It weighs 99 grams so it's not even very noticeable when you have the phone in your pocket. The screen is fairly small, especially if you're used to having a touch screen phone. This hasn't been a hindrance to me but it would be if you like using your phone to see pictures and videos.
The phone is pretty simple to navigate, even for a newbie like me! There is a button to switch the phone on, which also ends calls and a button to make calls. A backwards arrow allows you to return to what you were previously doing and a blackberry symbol allows you to access the main menu. A smooth square in the middle allows you to scroll across the options easily.
Phone Calls and Texting
Phone calls are extremely easy to make. You can hear the other person speaking with good clarity although the speakerphone is not very loud. You can choose from different ringtones or upload your own and you can assign a different ringtone to different people. Ending the call is also simple.
Texting is also simple and the messages come through in a chain so you can reread the entire conversation that you have with one person from the time you buy the phone to the time you finish with it. This is nice for memory lane but not so good for those who like keeping secrets. If you are in the middle of texting someone, you can quickly exit and it will save what you've written so far and if you are in the middle of texting someone when another message comes through, you can read the new message at the bottom of the screen. When you have a text or any notifications, a little red light flashes at the top of the phone.
The phone comes with a 5mp camera which was a major selling point with me. The pictures are of a good quality and come with a range of options which allow you to get the best from your photographs. Somehow the phone already knows where you are when you took the photograph and will tag your location onto it!! You can make different files in which to store your pictures and you can quickly and easily upload them to your social network pages.
Internet and Social Networking
You will never be lonely with this phone. There are actually Facebook and Twitter logo that link you straight to your pages so you can always keep in touch. The internet is easy to navigate and quick to use. You can link up your emails so that they come straight through to your phone as well. It also has a button to take you straight to YouTube allow the videos are pretty small on the screen,
I must admit that I was a little disappointed with this. I'd heard people raving about it but it seems to be little more than texting, although I think it's free to do. You can only message people using this if you have friends with a blackberry or those who have downloaded an application.
This is an amazing feature and you won't need to get a TomTom to find your way around anymore. I was lost recently while driving and I used it to find my way easily. It quickly tells you where you are and how to find your location. You can't use it when driving however as it doesn't speak to you but it is still handy. You can use it when you are lost while walking too. Genius!
The phone has a great alarm clock which lovely tones if you don't fancy uploading one of your own. It has voice dialling, a calendar for your appointments, a calculator, voice notes and a memo pad. Basically, everything you need to keep your self organised.
The phone costs about £230 to buy. I got mine as part of an 18 month contract with the Carphone Warehouse on the Orange Network. I think mine costs £25 a month with insurance, 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 750mb of internet. There may be better deals around but I wanted the phone as soon as it came out so I didn't really shop around.
The phone has a good battery life although it could be better. It lasts for 5 hours of talk time. You can't actually turn the phone off, you just put it on standby but when you do this, it should last for 14 days. You can charge the phone using a normal plug or by a USB using your computer.
All in all, I am very happy with my phone. I like how it looks and I enjoy how it allows me to quickly get in touch with everyone and to do all my jobs, as well as keeping me super organised. I wish the screen was bigger but then that would mean a bigger phone which I didn't want. If you like little phones that do a lot then you can't do far wrong with this one.
Summary: A great phone that allows you to keep in touch with everyone and everything
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