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Hey all, I'm a new user to the BlackBerry world. How many of us here have and/or use them on a regular basis?

Bear in mind, this isn't a bash the other thread. I haven't used the iPhone, Treo, or Windows Mobile thing, but I'm diggin' my new Curve 8330... when the keyboard is working(this will be told later).

So, any Blackberry users here?
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yeah i have to use one. i have a curve 8310. the new storm looks pretty cool, i think it's coming out in a few days.
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I have a basic cell phone.........
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I have the pearl 8130, and hopefully ill be getting the Storm when it comes out. Just be careful not to get too addicted to your crackberry


erm...i mean blackberry
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8330 user here. I'm pretty much a junky when it comes to phones. The longest I have ever owned one phone is about 9 months. I've had my BB for about two months now and it's a keeper. I have gone through all the smartphone platforms and the BB is the most stable I have found. WM phones are just like Windows software, buggy and works when it wants to. The Palm platform is pretty much dead and they have been running the same old OS for almost 3 years now. The Symbian platform works great also, but the unlocked Nokia and SE phones are so freakin expensive and being here in the US I can't really take advantage of all their features.
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I just got a Sony Ericsson P990i PDA phone last month. Don't subscribe to data plan cuz it has wi-fi And it's not connected to any push-email for work.

I am finding that I rely on it for more and more, like MP3, FM radio, camera, day planner, contacts list, etc.
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I just got a Sony Ericsson P990i PDA phone last month. Don't subscribe to data plan cuz it has wi-fi And it's not connected to any push-email for work.

I am finding that I rely on it for more and more, like MP3, FM radio, camera, day planner, contacts list, etc.
Man, that's a nice phone. I had a chance to play around with the P910 a few years back which is the older brother of your phone. Is there any reason you didn't go for the P1i?
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Man, that's a nice phone. I had a chance to play around with the P910 a few years back which is the older brother of your phone. Is there any reason you didn't go for the P1i?
It's a wee heavy and thick but it is packed with features (2MP camera is nice to have).

The P910i has the keyboard on the underside of the flip out which makes it tougher to hold the phone steady while texting:



Whereas the P990 has the keyboard on the body itself:





I started off with the front phone pad cover in place, but after a couple weeks felt it was more convenient to have the full keyboard exposed at all times, which also allows me quicker access to all the phone functions via the touchscreen.

I didn't go for the P1i because:

- very few used ones (my P990 was 10 months old when I bought it) around, and going for well north of $200
- don't like the dual letters-per-button keyboard distinguished by a rocker-switch motion
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<waves> 8310 Curve here, too.

I just upgraded the OS on it from 4.2 to 4.5 on Friday - it's not an earth-shaking upgrade, but it's well worth doing.

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Thankfully my work hasn't assigned me one yet (only a matter of time )... I hate those things.
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<waves> 8310 Curve here, too.

I just upgraded the OS on it from 4.2 to 4.5 on Friday - it's not an earth-shaking upgrade, but it's well worth doing.

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I have a Mac, how do i go about downloading the updated OS for my pearl?
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I have a Mac, how do i go about downloading the updated OS for my pearl?
I suspect I know the answer...

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I have a curve as well and I really, really love it. I guess a large part of my affection for it stems from the fact that its for personal use and work doesn't harass me on it. I do sometimes get iPhone envy, but its generally a passing feeling. And yes its addictive.
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I have the Pearl 8110 and honestly, I LOVE this phone. Easy to text, pretty decent features (although the media features definitely leave something to be desired). I want the Curve or the new Storm (but alas I have AT&T and quite frankly can't stand Verizon).

Screw the iPhone too BTW - that stupid touch screen keyboard is a pain in the butt to use (IMHO). I fat finger all the time, and it's not accurate enough for me. My Pearl has tiny keys too (and the Curve as well); Apple needs to modify their input methods heavily.

Addictive? Yes - hence being called the Crackberry.
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I'm just as bad with mine, but its an iPhone, not a blackberry.
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yeah, didnt think about the fact that you have Windows
anyone out there from the mac world that knows how to run the update?
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yeah, didnt think about the fact that you have Windows
I don't have Windows on my main machine. That's why I'm fairly certain that's going to be their answer...

I did my upgrade from a different lappy, with Windows. I think it's going to be your only option, to be honest.
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I don't have Windows on my main machine. That's why I'm fairly certain that's going to be their answer...

I did my upgrade from a different lappy, with Windows. I think it's going to be your only option, to be honest.

Unless you use crossover...
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Unless you use crossover...
Mmm. Not sure it's going to work that well - the BBerry makes quite bizarre demands on USB. It certainly doesn't work that well trying to get a VM to talk to it, so Crossover/WINE/whatever is going to be painful, I suspect.
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