Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
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BlackBerry Curve 9320
Member Name: Scarybird2009
BlackBerry Curve 9320
Advantages: Good battery life, easy to see e-mails and contact details
Disadvantages: Not touch screen
I have two mobile 'phones, one for my part-time business, which is the Blackberry. I had the Blackberry Curve 9300 for two years, and loved it. When I was due an upgrade, I didn't want to pay a great deal more than I was already paying every month, and I couldn't afford to pay for a really good new handset, so I decided I'd only go up a notch to the 9320. I should say at this point that I am absolutely anal about backing up my data, so I had already registered with Blackberry, as you can't save anything to the SIM card once it's in a Blackberry.
I received the 9320 just under a week ago and have fallen in love with it, just as much as I loved the 9300. My other 'phone is a Galaxy SII, so I don't have any issue with touch screens, but the two are quite different and useful in different ways.
First off, when I moved my SIM into the new handset, it automatically started transferring my data across - contacts, etc. That was such a relief, because my whole address book is saved to my Blackberry and I didn't relish the thought of having to manually re-enter it. (I really like the way the contact list lets you scroll down to see the person's address data on the BB. This alone would probably keep me with them.) So, apart from my photographs, which I'd already transferred elsewhere, everything went across.
The settings and the way it works are pretty much the same as the 9300 but this one is much more updated. It allows for more apps to be downloaded, although I don't need that many on this handset. The battery life is good too - I always drain the battery completely four times when I get a new handset, and am still going through that process. I found it was pretty good on my last BB too. If you are not a BB lover, nothing I say will persuade you, but I like the fact that I can see all the e-mails in my inboxes for the last month (I find that I can only see them properly when I have a signal on my Samsung). The 9320 is much better for internet searches too (that was a complaint I had with my old one, before the software upgrades).
The 9320 is a bit thinner and not quite as deep as the 9300, and is a bit lighter too. Whenever you download anything, it wants to link into BBM, but you can decline this. I've downloaded Dropbox and Evernote (two of my bit favourite apps). I can write to Evernote on this one (couldn't on the 9300) but not Dropbox (but then I can't write to existing files on my Samsung either). The games already pre-installed are different - none of them suited me but it was easy to download others. (The pre-loaded games are Brick Breaker, Word Mole, Tetris and Uno Trial.) I downloaded Flow and the solitaire games - just be careful which ones you go for, I found the first one intensely irritating because of the way it worked, but as it was free, I just uninstalled it when I found what I wanted.
My old one was a lovely red, and I was reluctant to let that go, but the 9320 is made in a number of colours - black, white, hot pink, vivid violet, classic blue. I chose the pink, which is lovely.
If I only had one handset, I wouldn't choose this, I'd stick with my Samsung, but
Summary: A lovely little 'phone that allows you to check the internet and e-mails
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