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Blackberry Curve Review

The Blackberry Curve has been a great smartphone for me. It is light weight, full of features and easy to use. I previously had a Blackberry Tour which was a good phone, but the trackball was absolutely terrible. The [ad#Blackberry Curve (9330)] replaces the traditional trackball with the touch-sensitive optical trackpad technology which offers the same navigational function as the trackball but is more reliable and is a HUGE improvement. The Curve seems to navigate the web faster than the Tour did (must be the 3G) and I even like the keyboard better. The only thing I would change would be the camera. The image quality is not great and it does not have a flash. Most importantly though, my Curve has never crashed! [ad#Blackberry Curve 9330 image] I was forced to upgrade my phone when the trackball on my Tour finally stopped working completely. Even though my [ad#Blackberry Tour 9630] crashed and lost my data, I do love Blackberry. The fact that I was easily able to easily restore everything, including all of my contacts and messages to my new phone using the desktop manager is ultimately what made me decide to stick with Blackberry rather than considering a Droid or myTouch 4G. Some of my favorite features include; Touch-sensitive Optical Trackpad Technology For Navigation Surf The Internet At Broadband-like Speeds With A WiFi Hotspot Or 3G Data Connection 2 Megapixel Camera/ Camcorder Integrated GPS Provides Support For BlackBerry Maps and Other Location-based Services Dedicated Media Keys On Top For Easy Access To Music and Video Controls Attachment Viewing (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Bluetooth Wireless Technology.  Connect Wirelessly To Other...

Blackberry Crash

  If your BlackBerry crashed then you need the BlackBerry Crash Helper!  Get it now for free! Today I tried to install a new app called Social Beat on my Blackberry Tour 9630. Verizon had “conveniently” pushed a link to my device.  I’ve been doing a lot of social networking and the app seemed like it had promise.  I started the install and then set my phone down to work on something else.  When I looked at my phone again it had the white screen with a clock that I am used to seeing when I reboot the device.  New applications frequently require a reboot, so I didn’t think anything was wrong despite the fact that it didn’t require me to approve of the reboot like it normally does.  Within a few minutes the clock was replaced by a new icon and “Reload Software:552”, AKA the Blackberry “blue screen of death”. A battery pull usually solves most issues on the device, but that didn’t work this time.   After a little research I learned that the problem was either that I had run out of memory, or that my current OS was not compatible with the new app.  I found very few posts from people who had successfully resolved the issue.  Most people recommended wiping the device and starting over.  This would not be a big deal if I had been backing up like I know I should.  Unfortunately I have never backed up my Blackberry. When things work the way they should it is so easy to forget to prepare for disaster.  I had tasks, memos, bookmarks, text messages...