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BlackBerry World Edition Smartphone

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Blackberry is my new best friend


I have had my Blackberry phone for two years now and I would never go back to a flip phone.  It took me awhile to get used to my phone and all of it's functions but now I am sold.  My favorite things about it are its capabilities to internet, facebook, and orginizing all of my things.  I use my calender to function for everyday life.  It tells me when  have an appointment or need to call someone.  I love the Pandora radio and I use that all of the time whether I am driving or running at the gym.  The Facebook program is very quick, sensible, and useful as well.  The interenet is reasonably fast and very easy to navigate.  This phone is so much more than a phone.  It is my personal assistant and organizer.  I don't know how I ever got along without it.  I hope to see what else it can do and how I can learn to use it more.  I also enjoy the games and media that can be used on this device. Thanks!!

Sugarcreek, OH


Great phone- just missing a camera


This was my first Blackberry and one of the best phones I've ever had. The battery life was decent. I loved the screen and LOVED the qwerty keyboard. I always got good reception and was able to travel overseas with the phone (need to call the phone company before international travel and also must have a SIM card, which I wasn't aware of until I left the country!). The first downside for me was the fact that it doesn't have a camera. I really missed getting random candids of my kids (which is why I traded up for the BlackBerry Tour). The second downside was the port where you charge the phone. I went through 3 of these phones because of the charging port coming loose. Something inside of the port would come loose, thus not allowing the phone to be charged. The phone company couldn't fix it, so I had to trade in for a new phone 2 different times. I finally upgraded to the BlackBerry Tour and haven't had any problems with the phone and I now have a camera. This is certainly a great phone but I prefer the Tour or the Curve.

Jonesboro, GA


Can't go wrong with the Blackberry 8830!


I have had this phone for a year now, and I have yet to have a problem with it.  The blackberry is perfect for professionals in the business world.  It allows me to send and receive emails extremely easily, and I can manage my contacts and emails right on my phone.  I am always connected to my computer, even if I am nowhere near it.  I also love the fact that it has a full keyboard, unlike the iPhone, which is only touch screen.  I am not able to be as efficient and fast on a touch screen (my iPod is touch screen and I have trouble typing things).  I am able to write full emails and even open and revise documents all on my phone.  One feature that is unique to Blackberry only is the Blackberry Messenger (BBM).  This is one of my favorite features of the phone, because it allows you to instantly talk to someone else who has a blackberry.  You can use it worldwide. You can see when your text message is delivered and opened, and it also allows you to have group chats for all your friends/contacts with blackberry phones.  I couldnt have picked a better phone for everything I need.

Lake Zurich, IL


Liked it - one minor issue


Overall, I really do like my blackberry. When the time comes, I will definitely be upgrading to the newer model. My only complaint with this actual phone is the roller ball gets stuck a lot. I just have to fiddle with it and play with it and it will eventually fix itself. It's just a pain when you need to do something on your phone and the ball is sticking. I know this was a pretty big problem because the newer version don't use the balls anymore.

Birmingham, AL


I wish I never attempted to upgrade from perfection!


The only negative about this phone is there isn't a camera.  I went from this version to the Storm and I have wanted to run the darn thing over for almost 2 years.  The World Edition is sleek, easy to use, light-weight and I miss it so much!  The only issue I ever had with this phone was the roller ball got stuck...when I went to have it fixed, I got "upgraded"...the worst day EVER!

West Warwick, RI


This phone was about as easy to use as a rocket ship


I hated this phone.  I had to get it for work and I went from an I-Phone, which I personally think is amazing, to this blackberry.  It was difficult to understand, especially because set up is so weird.  You have to put icons on the screen, but half of the things you need are missing, and you can't figure out which icon you need to be able to get them.  And that is not even the half of it.  Texting is horrible.  You would think with a full key pad that it would be easier,  but no.  The buttons are small, and if you want to capitalize anything you have to hit the arrow up button (which is close to the alt button which you will always press instead!)  My company has the phone through T-Mobile, which doubles how poor it is.  It is slow to download, and is difficult to see once something has been downloaded.  The little rolly ball is not very responsive, and makes for an awkward user experience. Maybe others will like this phone, but for me the touch screen is the way to go.

Salt Lake City, UT


Pretty good but slightly outdated


The Blackberry 8830 World Edition is a basic phone with some advanced features.  It has a QWERTY keyboard, which I appreciate, but it is taking me a while to figure out shortcuts and how to get to certain symbols.  The phone itself works fine, as does the email speed and internet access.  I don't like that you need to go through the main screen to turn it off, as it is easier to have a switch on the front or side of the phone in my opinion. There are a number of functions, such as calculator, notepad, contact books, etc that help improve functionality.  From what I can tell, there are no apps for getting local information or gps services as the Apple iphone does.  However, for a functional business phone, it has everything you need.  The downloading of Excel and Word attachments is a bit clunky as well.  Overall, the phone is the right size, but a little heavier than I would prefer.  Overall a decent phone for business, but not very stylish.

Arlington, VA


I am addicted to my CrackBerry!


I love my BlackBerry. I do everything with it. I didn't give 5 stars because I am not able to take pictures with it. :( Also, when I get a picture sent to my phone from someone, I am not able to view it directly on my phone. I have to log into a website to view the picture. :( Other than that, I do everything on it!

Phoenix, AZ


This really is a smart phone


This phone has all of the functions that one would need, to get email, view documents, browse the web. This phone has more functions than I need, but works great for I do use it for ! Would highly recommend this phone !

Lakewood, NY


Easy to use


This is my first BlackBerry and I chose this one for a couple reasons. One is that I travel a lot and wanted one that could be used overseas. I was surprised to learn that not all BlackBerry's could be. Also, I liked that this model had a good, regular, old-fashioned key pad with just one letter on a key. This makes typing super simple. I guess if there is one thing I haven't liked about this model it's that the number keys are very small so putting in a new number often turns into a guessing game. But if one keeps a large a large phone book, putting in numbers is only an infrequent occurrance. I have also been very happy with the reception of this device. Even when traveling abroad in out of the way places, it has given at least e-mail reception and that has been very helpful. Overall, I definitely would recommend this device over the Storm and other BlackBerry's that have 3 letters per key.

Norwalk, CT


BlackBerry World Edition Smartphone

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