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Well I can tell you that the Blackberry 8530 has to be the WORST phone I have ever owned!!! PERIOD, The screen began to go out about a month ago, and just last week, the phone call speaker blew off of the PCB (yes it literally exploded off of the board during a phone call) and is just hanging there by the copper wire, so it barely works. I can guarantee you that I am through with Blackberry phones forever...

Finally, after poking and prodding my dad to get me a new phone, I finally suceeded. This time I made a rock solid choice. The HTC Evo 4G, my dad has one and I have to say I prefer it over iPhone (don't flame me for saying that, just my opinion)

I mainly posted this as a warning that the quality of the Blackberry phones have gone down the toilet, even the Torch was an epic fail, my family members have had serious problems with theirs.

The older Blackberrys, like the one with the old style LCD, were made well, I am not sure if I can say that for the later models. Anyone want to share some horror stories about the Curve series?
Edited by raidmaxGuy - 5/25/11 at 6:27pm
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I had to live with my 8330 curve for way too long to end my 2 year contract plus time to set up for a new family plan for a different carrier. But I was ready for a new phone for sure by the first year. As with yours, my speaker came off and made a terrible rattling noise like it was blown, and the speaker function was terrible. The blackberry on sprint though was the worst thing ever.
no MMS support at all for a looong time. Then finally my "smart" phone would allow me to send a picture text...but receiving them took a series of links and browser connections and the internet speed was so terrible lmao my god, I am traumatized.

Just got a droid pro. Wow. I haven't put it down yet. (Its been weeks) not only night and day, it is...life and death difference. Love me some Droid. Wow.
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My 8530 got so bad I went to an 8330 I found laying around somewhere...

I heard that my Evo was delivered to my house yesterday... my dad is going to have to forward it to me because I am out of town.. I might have it Weds. or Thurs.
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4G=3G with a wider reception
Been break through in the world of phone technology and the features on them but the battery business and development stays the same for years. The faster the connection and the bigger the reception the more battery it munches.
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