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Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8330 Pink HIGH CDMA
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It rocks! Hello,I am surprised to read the other reviews of this great product.Firstly, let me attest, this is a new Blackberry curve 8330 in mint working condition.Yes, when it came it did not have a lot of features etc on it, like apps, ability to set up multiple emails, etc. I had to just call Verizon to set it up, and they made me update the software on it, and everything was all set in seconds. It had ability to set up several emails, had a browser, camera, video recorder, media player, voice memo recorder, some basic games, blackberry messenger, memo pad, alarm clock, ability to set my own ring tone (which I cant do on my iPhone), etc.1) Myths from reviews:- Yes it is a CDMA phone, not a GSM phone. So to the spanish writer’s comments, if you cant read english, then thats not the product’s or the seller’s problem. It clearly states in the description “Verizon Smart phone” and Verizon is CDMA>- It doesnt have a browser! LOL. yes it does have a browser! It’s browser is Blackberry browser for smart phones, nothing like what you can expect in a Motorola Droid or an Apple iPhone, but it does have a working browser. I checked it, went to google, amazon and a host of other sites.2) What it doesnt have:- Facebook app-Youtube app-Fancy schmancy apps.-SD card slot-GSM card slot3) Who is it for:-For a person who wants a functional smart phone with robust email capabilities, good quality voice quality on phone calls.4) My personal take:For $35 you are getting one hell of a deal here. It is a Verizon Blackberry Curve 8330. If you want to see real reviews, look up the grey colored 8330 curve which has 4.5 stars in 50 reviews.The reviews here (till Nov 6th 2011) have been by 3 non-english speakers and one questionable source. Sadly all of them are bogus and ill-informed.You get a discounted price on this one because the color is pink. But apart from the color, it is one hell of a phone that I actually prefer over my iPhone 4 which I have from work.I have a tendency to lose phones, and this phone was meant for being a work horse, no worries phone that I wouldnt care too much if I lost. Dare I say, it meets / exceeds my expectations!All in all, dont worry, purchase with confidence.Thanks,Kaushik.
Awesome phone for the price!!! I have never owned a BlackBerry and I am extremely impressed with this phone. This phone is great! I just got it delivered today and I am in love with it. I love that it tells you when you have a text message by the flashing red light. The camera on this phone is amazing and it has zoom too! The pictures look like they are professional!
This can be a good phone if ordered from the right people. I’ve read over a lot of reviews, and spent about three days trying to decide if I wanted to purchase this phone or not. Eventually, I did, and it’s a pretty good little phone. I’ve noticed a lot of negative reviews are from those that ordered this that live outside of the country (CDMA doesn’t work there), those that don’t understand that this phone doesn’t come with a slot for an SD card, or don’t understand that this is a VERIZON phone and that the company doesn’t use a “sim” card.Also, anytime you purchase anything from a seller on Amazon, you really need to check out the reviews for that business. My rule of thumb for electronics is that I rarely, if ever, buy anything used, and the seller that I choose has to have a 97%-100% positive rating. 95/96% is pushing it, but sometimes if there are no other options, such as with this item, I’ll select one with these ratings. Also, never ever EVER buy a cell phone or other electronic device refurbished or used from these business on amazon; it’s too much of a risk.I ordered this phone “new” from a company that had a 96% rating, with over 17,000 reviews. It sounds like some people have either bought used or refurbished phones, phones that aren’t from a company with a 95-100 satisfaction rating, or a combination of both.I’ve had this phone for about a month now with no issues. I had a Droid Incredible that was knocked out of my hand, cracking the screen and causing it to “act up” some. Not wanting to risk being phoneless, I ordered this one to hold me off until my contract is up next year. So far, it’s a good phone. Takes a little getting used to, but it’s good.1- it DOES have internet; once you activate it, it should update itself within an hour or two. Or at least mine did2- the fact that it’s CDMA and a VERIZON phone is clearly stated in the description, shouldn’t give something a bad rating for your mistake3. “New” may actually mean “New, but someone has usedit before very, very briefly”. Someone who lived in South America (go figure!) must have ordered this one and returned it, as one contact and a “verizon welcome” was still in the inbox when I first turned it on. Either way, the phone looks VERY new with no scratches.4. If you’re coming from 2010-2012 smart phones, this will take some getting used to. However, I swear you’ll fall in love with the qwerty keyboard. I forgot how much I loved having it.5- the smallness of the phone will also take some getting used to.6- it’s not the sellers responsibility to tell you that you need a data plan for this, it’s Verizon’s. If you are switching from a basic phone to this smartphone, you HAVE to have or add a data package. period. If you already have a smart phone, than you won’t have to add anything; this phone is still allowed on smartphone plans.7- If you’re a clutz like me, buy a case. They’re cheap now because this phone has been out for so longBottom Line:This is a VERY good phone for how much it costs. Shell out the extra money to pay full price for it (45-50 dollars) versus the cheap way out and paying for a used or refurbished one. In my experience used/refurbished means “Will only work well for up to an hour or two weeks”. I expect this to last me till next year as long as I don’t do anything to physically to harm it, but I will update this if something does end up going awry with the phone that’s not my fault. If it’s a year from now and you’re reading this, and I haven’t added a negative comment, than know that this phone still works. Because I’m QUICK to hop on Amazon and update a review if a product doesn’t do what it’s supposed to.cheers*update* 3-23-12It’s not been two months since I’ve had the phone. It still works great, however, I want to caution those who want to buy it about getting different backgrounds for this device. In experimenting with the phone, Ive found that downloaded different backgrounds causes this phone to slow down SIGNIFICANTLY. Therefore, I don’t use them anymore.Another little thing I’ve noticed about this phone is that it’s help to limit my previous excessive internet use. With my android, I was constantly on Facebook, surfing the web, and uploading picture to various social networks. Now that it’s a bit more tedious to search for things on the blackberry browser, I find myself paying more attention in my classes and completing my work on time. I have a laptop, but it’s a bulky mac. Not gonna bring that to class everyday!So in conclusion, phone still works great, be leery of backgrounds.