Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
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A good mid-range Blackberry
Blackberry Curve 9300
Member Name: DollyEclair
Blackberry Curve 9300
Advantages: QWERTY Keyboard makes it easy to type
Disadvantages: Not much memory for apps
I've been a Blackberry user for years for work and have always found them to be a great way to keep up with your emails while out of the office. I was looking for a new phone in September when I renewed my contract but didn't really know what to choose amongst the wide range of Androids, Iphones and Blackberry's out there. I didn't want to spend a fortune on my monthly bill and don't really like touch screen phones so I kept coming back to the Blackberry but had always seen it as more of a work phone - do I really need instant access to all of the spam emails that pop into my hotmail account on a daily basis?
I eventually chose an exclusive version of the Blackberry 9300 on O2 in a metallic purple colour rather than the standard silver edging. For only £20ish per month the phone is free.
The phone arrived choc full of apps - Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, BBM and lots of other messenger apps. This doesn't leave a lot of phone memory for other apps if that's what you want to use your Blackberry for.
The QWERTY keyboard means that its much easier to write longer emails and this also means texting and updating your social networks is easy and error free.
After a few months my Blackberry suffered from a black screen problem. It was still working as the red message light was flashing when I received an update but I couldn't see anything on the screen or use it. O2 were unable to repair the handset but replaced it and the new handset has been working perfectly ever since.
The fact that the Blackberry syncs easily with your email contacts and can be backed up with the desktop software meant that even though I had a new handset the only difference was the BBM pin as everything else was quickly restored.
Summary: A good smartphone for not very much money.