Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
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Unreliable and breaks easily
Blackberry Curve 8520
Member Name: ahudd2407
Blackberry Curve 8520
Advantages: Simple to use
Disadvantages: Breaks easily
I have never been completely fussed about keep up to date with the latest smartphones, so when I upgraded my pay monthly contract I decided to go for a slightly older model to save myself some money. I chose Blackerry because I knew many of friends had them and as they were such a huge brand I expected a phone that was great quality and reliable.
I was bitterly disappointed with this phone however. After having it for only six months the phone stopped working, all of the buttons wouldn't work and the phone was practically useless. Luckily as I had taken out insurance my phone company replaced the phone with an identical model, and as I still had 18 months left on my contract I was forced to accept that I would have to carry on with this model.
The replacement phone lasted about a year. My job requires me to work outside in a variety of weather, and one day when I was at work it was raining slightly and I chose to use my phone. Whilst I understand phones are not waterproof I didn't expect a tiny bit of water to effect the phone. However, yet again the phone stopped working.
I am not an expert with phones so will not attempt to relay any technical details to you, I generally just use my phone for the bog standard texting and calling, with the occasional surfing of the internet. Whilst this was phone was able to manage though tasks successfully, I think Blackberry should have made the phone slightly tougher and more reliable.
I definitely would not recommend this phone to a friend, and if I'm completely honest I have been put off purchasing a phone from Blackberry again in the future.
Summary: A simple and cheap phone, but is unreliable
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