Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
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Excellent for texting, email and phone calls!
Blackberry Curve 8900
Author Name: Acidmouse.com
Blackberry Curve 8900
Advantages: Very quick to send emails, texts
Disadvantages: Not got the spread of applications some iphone users have
I have had my Blackberry 8900 for a few years now. You could say I like my blackberry and my wife kept pestering to use mine so I decided to get her one too.
One thing people should realise is its not an Iphone, sounds obvious but these days it seems people want more than a phone. I personally want a phone that does what it says on the box, make calls and sent texts!
The main features of this blackberry are the excellent qwerty keyboard, texting is really fast with this mobile. Becasue the keyboard is qwerty it means writing longer texts or even emails is not a problem. The noticable thing with the keyboard is the tracker ball in the middle. I like this and it makes navigation alot faster but it can get a little sticky and I have read alot of people complain that this breaks or simply stops working for them. A tip is to give it a good clean and ruff it up so it is abrasive again.
The camera is nice and functional for normal snaps, I use mine alot and have an application to auto send them to my facebook account for me. Ofcourse if you want super photo's I would recommend a digital camera.
Like all Blackberrys it had the push email feature, this allows you to have numerous email boxes pushed through to your phone and alert your when a new message has arrived. I have both my google and hotmail email pushed through to my phone and under most contracts this is free.
It also has a default facebook application that alerts your when something has happened and you can browse a mobile lite edition of the website.
App world is the website where you can download lots of different applications to use. Becasue the 8900 is not a touch screen I feel its strength is not the fancy games or applications but key features of text, phone and emails.
The speaker and mic are very sensitive, I can use it on speaker phone and talk with it away from my mouth and be easily heard and understood.
I also like the shape and how slim the phone is. It easily fits into a shirt poket and is hardly noticable. It comes in a very TIGHT fitting case that takes a few weeks to break in, but acts as a effective protective tool for the phone.
Blackberry in general and particually the 8900 can pretty much do everything you need, although I dont often browse the internet with the phone I dont think it does a bad job the odd time I want to look on the BBC or other news sites.
I have used the inbuilt gps a few times whilst out walking and even downloaded the google maps application that has real time tracking and mapping feature. Again this is a nice little tool the phone has but not everyone will use.
Summary: Great phone for the business user or person who text/emails alot.