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    melros
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    Well I need to upgrade my phone, but the line of ATT phones don't look too promising. The Blackberry Curve looked like the best phone, but I really have no need for a lot of it's functions as a PDA.

    So, I was wondering if I purchased a Blackberry Curve and used it just as a phone (no blackberry data line) do you think it would be a waste? Should I just settle for another phone? And what exactly am I missing out on if I don't have the data line? I know I won't need emailing or wireless web, but will I be able to connect to the internet any other way with my Blackberry?

    Lastly, what's your opinion on buying a refurbished Blackberry curve? They're 150 cheaper, and don't seem like too bad of a deal if I just want it as a phone.


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    wirelessfan
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    Re: Blackberry Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by melros
    Well I need to upgrade my phone, but the line of ATT phones don't look too promising. The Blackberry Curve looked like the best phone, but I really have no need for a lot of it's functions as a PDA.

    So, I was wondering if I purchased a Blackberry Curve and used it just as a phone (no blackberry data line) do you think it would be a waste? Should I just settle for another phone? And what exactly am I missing out on if I don't have the data line? I know I won't need emailing or wireless web, but will I be able to connect to the internet any other way with my Blackberry?

    Lastly, what's your opinion on buying a refurbished Blackberry curve? They're 150 cheaper, and don't seem like too bad of a deal if I just want it as a phone.
    This doesn't make much sense to me. Why buy a product designed with principal features you don't need or want? There are some awesome phones out there priced a lot less than the Curve. Get one of them. Heck the new AT&T platinum version of the Razr is a pretty cool phone. If I didn't need or want the features of a Blackberry, that's what I would do.

    The Blackberry service options are also overrated in my opinion. I may well get a Curve when T-Mobile releases their version (which will be MUCH cooler than the AT&T version) but I'd be doing so for two reasons: 1.) My current phone is well over a year old and that's a L O N G time for me to have a phone; and, 2.) The form factor and keyboard of the Curve are pretty well designed.

    In reality there is precious little a Blackberry can do that a well programmed Razr can't do. Now understand, my Razr is probably in the top 1% of all tweaked Razrs in the world. It does more things than most people ever considered possible from a Moto. For example, I have no musical ringtones in my Razr. All incoming calls have a voice announcement of the person calling me. Unidentified callers have a special announcement too. I also have an Opera browser and several cool Java apps. I've never sat down with a Blackberry user whose Blackberry could really outdo my Moto. The one area that a Blackberry user can whup me is on data entry. The Blackberry keyboard is easier to use than a standard phone keyboard.

    So with all that said, I don't recommend a Curve for you. It would seem to be a waste of money. You simply don't need its features.



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