Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
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Smartphone? Maybe not so smart after all
Blackberry Curve 8520
Member Name: countdracms13
Blackberry Curve 8520
Advantages: Super cheap, reliable, good for emails and texts etc
Disadvantages: Far behind the times and makes your life more of a pain then a help!
I got this phone iny my first year of university. I thought this is going to be a great phone and it was first real 'smartphone' so I was excited. To begin with I thought wow this is really amazing, and I was SO anti iphone. I liked the way you had keys for everything and I hated the whole touch screen thing because I didn't understand how people could use that faster than pressing actual buttons. i would often use my friends iphones and i always found my blackberry easier to use.
I loved the email layout, it was super easy to see incoming emails and I could access other sorting folders I had.
BBM was a great thing, and this was the main reason I kept mine (as you know it's now an app for any phone)
They keys were great!
Super light weight and not too big which is great when putting it in your pocket
MEMORY - Being able to add a memory card was a huge bonus and not many phones have this feature!
Now onto the cons...
The silver detail on the back comes off really quickly
I had to replace my phone as it had 'water damage' - when the only time I used it was in the shower on the side to listen to music - nowhere near water!
Not all apps are blackberry friendly, and ones which are are so hard to use! - I never realised this until I got my iPhone!
And the main CON: An iphone is literally better in everyway. Sure, if you only want a phone for calls, and texts, and maybe, MAYBE the internet then great get this as it's super cheap and you normally get things free with it! - I got an Xbox360!!
If you want a phone that can do all that, and online surf, then this really isn't for you. Although all the butons always worked for me, they just arn't as human friendly as a touch screen, and yet again I diddn't realise this until the iPhone!
There was a time where i'd say yes blackberry is the way forward! However in recent years they have dropped so far off the scale I'd never suggest it as a phone for someone!
Upgrade, pay extra is what I say! You may think it's a bargain but in reality your get more out of your pound if you spend a little more!!
Summary: Not a smartphone, a pretty useless one at that!