Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
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Great organiser, can be slow, good for internet, battery runs out quickly
Blackberry Bold 9780
Member Name: feather101
Blackberry Bold 9780
Advantages: Internet browsing, social networking, instant messaging, organiser
Disadvantages: Blurry camera in certain lights, errors and slow
I have had a black blackberry bold 9780 for around a year. I chose it because of its capabilities as an organiser, for internet surfing, instant messaging services and its camera.
So far it has been fairly reliable, although the battery runs out extremely quickly! Not sure whether this is because I charge it every night or just the phone.
It's brilliant for messaging and social networking because the qwerty keyboard makes it extremely easy to text unlike a fiddly touch screen phone. Blackberry messenger is a great free alternative to texting between blackberry users if you have internet usage too.
It has quite a simple operating system which is great as it is simple and easy to get used to.
However recently I encountered an error which resulted in me having to totally wipe the phone. This was due to a fault in the set up of 'apps'. This has put me off blakcberry's slightly as I hear this particular error is quite common. I did manage to recover most of my files after the error and it was my own fault for not backing the phone up onto my laptop. Downloading a few apps significantly slows the phone down, quite often the phone gets stuck on an eggtimer for a few minutes.
The camera is of good quality when it's in the right light. Photos using flash can be quite blurry, although I personally like the effect it makes.
The calendar is great, simple to use and i'm now lost without it. Along with this the documents you can save, create and edit on the phone is brilliant for doing work on the go!
Summary: A great phone most of the time, but with some disadvantages.
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