Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
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Blackberry Curve 8520
Member Name: gemclarke13
Blackberry Curve 8520
Advantages: Great for checking emails facebook and twitter on the go.
Disadvantages: Slow and can't trust it to work all the time.
This is my first contract phone and its nearly 2 years since I first excitiedly opened the box to not only a phone but a whole host of social networking activites. The extremely popular BBM, facebook, and twitter to name just a few. The phone worked brilliantly for the first few months, could not find anything to complain about however after the initial 4-5 months it becmae very slow and started to frequently freeze when I tried to open facebook notifications for instance.
As the months passed it would sometimes work sometimes not, which isn't great especially as you just need to send that text or really want to view that newly tagged picture! Also after about a year the battery completly broke and would only last for about 2 hours when had been fully charged over night. If I rang anyone even for just 3 minutes the battery would instantly drain and I was left phoneless. After going back to the shop where I set up the contract and argued that it wasn't working, they refused to give me a new phone and said I'd either have to upgrade or buy a new battery myself for at least £25 (however they didn't actually stock them). I was fuming.
Luckily my mate suggested a small family run phone shop and to ask them for a battery. I did so and bought it for just £10. It was a miracle my phone worked wonderfully again!!
In the future I will not buy a blackberry again they are simply not built to last!! Friends of mine have also had this problem and many have never got to the end of their 2year contract with the same phone.
Summary: Glad I've tried it but won't buy from the brand again.
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