If you do not leave the Canada or the United States regularly, then the BlackBerry 8830 Curve will be of little interest.
The big claim to fame for the thin, but larger, BlackBerry 8830 is that it can be used throughout Europe. For you stuffy Globetrotters who need the best in phone technology, you’ll appreciate the 2.5 inch, 320 x 240 pixel display and the now iconic full and fully contoured QWERTY keypad.
Quite frankly, the big selling point of this particular BlackBerry is its dual-mode functionality, the ability to switch between CDMA and GSM, an issue relevant only when one travels internationally.
For the rest of you, you’ll find that other BlackBerry phones offer far more in features and functionality, such as the absent camera on this device, and a smaller overall phone footprint. That said, the 8830 comes with BlackBerry maps, media player, organizer, document viewer, voice dial, speakerphone and other mid-range features.
Clearly, this BlackBerry is trying to fill a niche for perhaps military and international travelers, but offering little incentive for the general consumer.
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The user interface might seem a bit vast and archaic
There is no denying that the RIM BlackBerry 8830 is a nice device, especially for CDMA users that need to leave North America. It is modern looking, yet still offers the same smartphone functionality and the push email system of the older BlackBerry phones. Its user interface might seem a bit vast and archaic to the uninitiated, but I think that the typical road warrior will manage to adapt to it quickly enough. But RIM still has a long way to go before it can expect mass acceptance of their phones by Joe Consumer.
With that said, I still think that the 8830 is a good phone. Save... Full review
Good basic BlackBerry
We LOVE the Blackberry 8830...
This is for the Treo and Q users...Are you kidding me?!
Overall, this is a great blackberry that I would d...
Horrible Bluetooth Signal; Otherwise Tolerable
Keyboard buttons different / Former 8700 and earlier should read for detailed differences GREAT GPS
Keyboard buttons takes little getting used to / Former 8700 and earlier should read for detailed differences.
Great email functionality ... Sprint customer service is hit & miss
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