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Mar 20, 2009, 10:42 AM

Get this Curve or wait for bold or new curve?

I am really in need of a Blackberry and wonder if I should just get this one that is already available or wait for the new releases. This one is $99.99 which would be great because I would pay ZERO dollars since I am due for an upgrade, but I wonder if the newer curve or BOLD will be out within the next month . However, I do worry about what the pricing would be for those.

I also considered the STORM but so many have issues with those that I am worried about that one. Please let me know asap. I want to order this weekend UNLESS the newer versions are coming out REAL SOON!
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Mar 18, 2009, 8:14 PM

Email Push Question

Looking at my first smartphone and the BB's are in the mix ... what I'm curious about is the whole email push thing. My work mail is not an exchange server. Also, if I want to check my email when I'm not at work I have to log in via a dedicated website, much like if you check your comcast or verizon personal email, you have to go to and log in w/your name and password .... can this type of email be "pushed" to the BB? Or, is it only if you have the whole exchange thing going on?

I'm pretty technical, but this completely outside of my realm of info since I don't use it, I work for a small company.

I was thinking that a BB might be a waste if the email push thing doesn't work w/o exchange? Thanks.
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Mar 21, 2009, 3:50 PM


Can I put any and all of my ringtones on the blackberry just like I do my regular cell phone? I use a memory card. I never use GET IT NOW but does Blackberry have something similar to it for this curve?

Jan 13, 2009, 1:34 PM

Looking at the Curve... question about VZW

I am looking for a new phone, and was checking out the Curve... but is it true that Verizon has disabled the GPS and Wi-Fi on this phone?? Eh?
2 replies

Jan 31, 2009, 10:47 PM

Is Metropcs getting this phone?

I heard that Best Buy will be doing exchanges/repairs.
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Feb 24, 2009, 3:41 PM

Email Settings

Is there a way to get rid of the tag line "Sent using my Verizon Wireless Blackberry" from every email?

Also, when replying to an email, it puts '
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Feb 26, 2009, 5:03 AM

Camera Error

I keep getting an error message every time I try to start my camera. "Could not start the camera. Close other applications and try opening the camera again." What does this mean. What apps would I have to close, and how would I close them. Any help would be great. Thanks
1 replies

Feb 24, 2009, 9:27 AM

Lock/Unlock Keypad

Is there a quick way to lock and unlocko the keypad?
3 replies

Feb 20, 2009, 2:22 PM

car charger

Hi, does anyone know if it matters if you buy a oem car charger or a cheap one off ebay, will it damage your phone?? Thanks Wink
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Feb 18, 2009, 6:32 PM

Putting Icon on Verizon curve

Hi, I just bought a new curve from Verizon today. While I was in the store their phone had a weather bug icon when you push the menu button. It was in with like the browser, media, message etc. Does anyone know how to get it there?? I would love to just click on that instead of going on the browser itself. Any help would be great! Thanks so much in advance Very Happy
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Feb 8, 2009, 11:17 PM

4.5 os update mms help

I'm confused. People are saying there mms is working? I have three blackberry and with me sending the mms with pictures looks right. but when the other person gets it says you have picture mail click on the link to view it. Is this how are mms is suppose to work. Or are people able to see it like other carries mms. Please help. thanks
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Feb 12, 2009, 9:34 AM

MMS finally here for Sprint

After downloading and installing operating system 4.5 MMS is finally here.

MMS Finally!
Documents to Go
Clearer screen
Upgraded Music player-louder and has great EQ
Ability to hide pictures
Wireless software Update through Advanced Options although still prefer update through Desktop manager for back-up safety.

No Default Preloaded pictures
No Blackberry Sample Video

This is a major operating system upgrade especially for Sprint users. Also, Blackberry Desktop manager version 4.7 is available for download.

Go for it!

Feb 5, 2009, 5:44 PM

OS 4.5

OS 4.5 is now available on the Curve 8330 and Pearl 8130. Update to get MMS and HTML on email.

Very Happy

Jan 23, 2009, 2:02 PM

Sprint Blackberry Data Plan Question


I have been trying out a few Sprint phones and have been very disappointed so far. I was coming off a Blackberry and tried the Instinct (liked minus a few things), Palm 800 and Touch Pro (dislike both, especially freezing and battery issues).

So I find myself looking to go back to a Blackberry but am not to happy with what I am hearing about the data plans.

It seems I will have to upgrade my $15/mo data plan to a $30/mo Blackberry data plan and then add an additional $20/mo to get on my companies Blackberry Server. So, it looks like I am going to pay an additional $35/mo to get the same data I have been getting for $15/mo with the Treo and Touch.

Is there anyway around this? It seems a lot to pay. I guess I could go ba...
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Jan 22, 2009, 9:53 PM

WOW! This curve is amaz'n!

And I can't believe I'm posting a msg w/ it! Wow!

Jan 19, 2009, 2:28 PM

Sprint or Verizon?

Hi guys, I'm about to grab the 8330 but wondering if I should switch to Sprint from Verizon. I'm no longer under contract w/ Verizon but I loved how fast the 3G was on Sprints version of the phone. Should I make the switch?
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Jan 11, 2009, 11:15 AM

need honest opinions

i finally get to upgrade after dealing with the env phn and the razor phone.the dealer at the store reccomended a lg voyager,but well i hate lg and motorola is not far behind.and i dont want to get a phone from the insurance co.

so i was wanting to from people who have had te 8830 for a while how they like it and how its held up like the trackball and keypad wise,i dont trust some verizon dealers,not saying all dealers are horrible just the one who didnt know how to activate my phone! Laughing

i dont like touch screen phones but i like keypad phones,so that make my choice a lot easier,but just wanted to see what the veterans thought thier blackberrys
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Jan 19, 2009, 10:39 AM

Logging in to a web site

There are some web sites that I can access on my Curve, but I cannot seem to log in to the site, whereas I can with other web sites. I can get to the log in screen, but I cannot get my cursor to highlight the log in in order to do so. Is there a setting I have to change? Am I just out of luck on certain web sites?

Jan 16, 2009, 2:07 PM

4.5 os

Can someone tell me if the new 4.5 release is safe to download into your sprint curve. Also does the docs to go allow you to create a new document right off your phone? and Finally is there a way to sync offic documents from your phone to your computer and vice versa?

Thank you in advance.

Jan 5, 2009, 3:06 AM

Computer not detecting device

Hi, i have the 8330 for sprint and I am having trouble getting the computer to detect the curve. I am running windows vista 64 bit on my computer and everytime i connect the phone via USB the charging icon on the phone shows up for a few seconds and disapears. Blackberry desktop manager isn't recognizing any device when connected to the computer via USB.

I tried calling sprint tech support but she said it isn't compatible with 64 bit computers. I have a feeling she didnt know what she was talking about because it DID sync before on the same computer. That's how I got all my contacts, calendar events, tasks and notes in my phone.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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