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BlackBerry Curve 9300 Review
Blackberry Curve 9300
Member Name: IHeartYou
Blackberry Curve 9300
Advantages: Lightweight, Easy to use, Good for social networking,
Disadvantages: Bad apps, Alarm tone is dreadful,
I've had my BlackBerry since last April, and it's fair to say that I know mine inside out now. When people say that BlackBerry's are crap, I often wonder why.. I have had no trouble what so ever with my BlackBerry and getting it to work.
Key board - I find the keyboad easy to use, of course I use the computer a lot so I am very familiar with the placings of a keyboard, but I still find it very easy to type on and can type fast aswell.
Camera - The camera is quite good quality, but what confuses me is that when you go back to look at your pictures, by zooming in once on a photo makes it much better quality! I find that absolutely stupid, but its a good tip if you want to make a photo a bit of a better quality.
Video Camera - The video camera facility is of a good standard and quality, I don't really use the video camera often, but from the little times I have used it, I can tell that the quality is fine and it's not some shocking camera!
Web Browser - The web browser I find is good for use when you need to find something out! It's not really the kind of thing you could use to replace a computer or laptop, but it works fine for a short term if your just 'google-ing' something!
Email - The emails pop up on your phone immediately, sometimes even faster than they appear in your inbox on the computer. Sending and receiving emails is very simple and perfect for anyone to use.
BlackBerry Messenger - BlackBerry Messenger is great, it's a great way of getting in touch with friends without texting or calling. This is obviously better used for those who are on a contract, not pay as you go. With a contract, you basically get unlimted BlackBerry Messenger, but with pay as you go, it's a standard £5 a month even if you don't use it a lot.
Calling - Calling someone is easy, on the home screen you simply start to type their name, and it will pop up and you press the call button.
Texting - Texting is kind of the same concept, except you go onto the texting screen, click send new message and then type in their name, click on it, and start typing your message.
^^^ Sending and receiving both calls and texts is very easy with this phone.
Apps - This one of or the only thing I find a flaw with the BlackBerry. Im a girl who loves apps and games and this is where BlackBerry have really slipped up. To be perfectly honest, the apps on offer with BlackBerry are basically crap. If you take a look at the Apple/iPhone app store, then look at the BlackBerry one, you see a massive difference. With BlackBerry, there are very few apps available, also, if you want a somewhat decent game or app, it costs a lot of money!
My last dig at BlackBerry is that the alarm is awful. Next time BlackBerry bring out a new phone, please make it so you can change your alarm tone!
Overall, this is a great phone for anyone who is really into their social networking! - That is why this phone is perfect for me.
Summary: BlackBerry Curve 9300 Loses 1 Star For The Awful Apps On Offer!