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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 review

6.1/10 AVG.
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6.1/10
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The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 currently has an Informr score of 6.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 53 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
BlackBerry
Processor
312 MHz
Screen Size
2.6"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


CrackBerry

With the BlackBerry KickStart it seems RIM has managed to achieve a form factor that is both Small yet BIG. It's actually a little bit weird to experience at first. Sitting on the desk next to a pile of other smartphones (a few BlackBerrys, a Treo 680 and even an iPhone 3G) with its flip closed, the...

- Kevin Michaluk, CrackBerry
Dial-a-Phone

Whether you’re a new smartphone user or a longtime Blackberry fan, it’s likely that you can find something positive to say about the experience of using the Blackberry Pearl Flip.

- Kathryn Vercillo, Dial-a-Phone
MobileBurn

I was a very big fan of RIM's original mainstream consumer device, the BlackBerry Pearl 8100. It offered good functionality in a nice form factor, and had a great trackball for navigation. The Pearl Flip offers much of the same goodness in a new form factor.But while the Pearl Flip 8220 has a great...

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn


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BlackBerry released the Pearl Flip 8220 on July 31, 2008.



BlackBerry backs up the Pearl Flip 8220 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.6"

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220's screen size is 2.6 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
312 MHz

There is a Intel XScale 312 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
128 MB

Internal memory is 128 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
900mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 900 mAh battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 14 days standby time.

Pearl Flip 8220 Specs

Overview
Release date July 31, 2008
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor Intel XScale 312 MHz
Internal Storage 128 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.18 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 900 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black, Red, Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.1 x 5.0 x 1.8 cm (4 x 2 x 0.7 in)
Weight 102 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (TFT), 128 x 160 pixels, 65k
Sensors Ambient Light
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type SureType / 20-key
Navigation Type Trackball
Predictive Text Entry SureType
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Blackberry Connect
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
240 x 180 pixels
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps Blackberry Desktop Software
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): BlackBerry Kickstart, BlackBerry Pearl 8220

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CrackBerry

Small enough to fit into most people's pockets inconspicuously

from CrackBerry

With the BlackBerry KickStart it seems RIM has managed to achieve a form factor that is both Small yet BIG. It's actually a little bit weird to experience at first. Sitting on the desk next to a pile of other smartphones (a few BlackBerrys, a Treo 680 and even an iPhone 3G) with its flip closed, the KickStart "seems" small. With the exception of the Treo 680, the KickStart is definitely the thickest of the bunch, but the width and height of the device is obviously much smaller and the black face with chrome-colored edging makes it look tight. Despite the extra thickness added to the device from having a flip, the KickStart should be small enough to fit into most people's pockets inconspicuously. Busting out the measuring tape, with the flip closed the KickStart comes in at ~ 4" long, just under 2" wide and about 11/16ths of an inch thick....

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With the BlackBerry KickStart it seems RIM has managed to achieve a form factor that is both Small yet BIG. It's actually a little bit weird to experience at first. Sitting on the desk next to a pile of other smartphones (a few BlackBerrys, a Treo 680 and even an iPhone 3G) with its flip closed, the KickStart "seems" small. With the exception of the Treo 680, the KickStart is definitely the thickest of the bunch, but the width and height of the device is obviously much smaller and the black face with chrome-colored edging makes it look tight. Despite the extra thickness added to the device from having a flip, the KickStart should be small enough to fit into most people's pockets inconspicuously. Busting out the measuring tape, with the flip closed the KickStart comes in at ~ 4" long, just under 2" wide and about 11/16ths of an inch thick.

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Dial-a-Phone

The Blackberry Pearl Flip takes this advanced phone and makes it easier to carry and to use through a unique flip phone design

from Dial-a-Phone

People who have already discovered that they enjoy the multi-functional abilities of the Blackberry Pearl line may take a strong interest in the Blackberry Pearl Flip if they tend to prefer the design features of a flip phone. Additionally, those people who have chosen not to try out Blackberry p...More

People who have already discovered that they enjoy the multi-functional abilities of the Blackberry Pearl line may take a strong interest in the Blackberry Pearl Flip if they tend to prefer the design features of a flip phone. Additionally, those people who have chosen not to try out Blackberry phones because of the fact that a flip phone was not offered in the past are people who may now want to make the leap to Blackberry with the introduction of this phone. Whether you’re a new smartphone user or a longtime Blackberry fan, it’s likely that you can find something positive to say about the experience of using the Blackberry Pearl Flip.

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MobileBurn

It just doesn't feel as rugged or easy to use as the original Pearl

from MobileBurn

I was a very big fan of RIM's original mainstream consumer device, the BlackBerry Pearl 8100. It offered good functionality in a nice form factor, and had a great trackball for navigation. The Pearl Flip offers much of the same goodness in a new form factor.

But while the Pearl Flip 8220 has a great feature set and a pretty large SureType 20 key keypad, it just doesn't feel as rugged or easy to use as the original Pearl. It's a decent phone, it just doesn't seem to be the great messaging phone that the Pearl and Curve models are. With that thought it mind, we give the Pearl Flip 8220 a "Recommended" rating and feel that there will be many people that love the device - just not everybody....

More

I was a very big fan of RIM's original mainstream consumer device, the BlackBerry Pearl 8100. It offered good functionality in a nice form factor, and had a great trackball for navigation. The Pearl Flip offers much of the same goodness in a new form factor.

But while the Pearl Flip 8220 has a great feature set and a pretty large SureType 20 key keypad, it just doesn't feel as rugged or easy to use as the original Pearl. It's a decent phone, it just doesn't seem to be the great messaging phone that the Pearl and Curve models are. With that thought it mind, we give the Pearl Flip 8220 a "Recommended" rating and feel that there will be many people that love the device - just not everybody.

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User Reviews


Phonedog

I will never buy a blackberry ever again

from Phonedog
Pro: music player works nicely, track ball is smooth Con: blackberry customer service is awful, scratches easy, breaks easy, freezes easy, phone volume is not good, t9 word choice is strange (it doesnt adapt to how you type), no way to change message ringtone, sometimes changes phone ringer on its own...More
Pro: music player works nicely, track ball is smooth Con: blackberry customer service is awful, scratches easy, breaks easy, freezes easy, phone volume is not good, t9 word choice is strange (it doesnt adapt to how you type), no way to change message ringtone, sometimes changes phone ringer on its own and the time, battery life sucks, i have never had this phone last close to a whole year. Using experience: 1 years I bought this phone about a year and 6 months ago and it is the worst phone ive ever had. Ive had to replace it twice already which took me about a week o do because the blackberry ppl wouldn't just replace the thing. i was even willing to pay any fees and they still tried to avoid it. i once spent about over 6 hours on the phone tryin to get them to realize that the programming on it was screwed up and they were trying to tell me i dropped it. which i never did they didnt even have the phone so how would they know. it tends to do things on its own with out you doing anything, its constantly freezing and dying and i can never hear anyone when im on it. the battery dies fast so charge often and thats with out bluetooth on. for me set up was easy and fast to get used to but after you set it up it will randomly change things you did on its own. recently i cant even send or receive anything from messages to calls. its just there to hold numbers Less

not bad!

this phone is alright. it does what i need it to do, which is call, text, email, and wake me up in the morning when i use it as an alarm. i wasnt really looking for something super high tech, so i wasn't let down by this phone when i ordered it from gsmallover.com. i really do like this cell phone. it's not bad at all.
this phone is alright. it does what i need it to do, which is call, text, email, and wake me up in the morning when i use it as an alarm. i wasnt really looking for something super high tech, so i wasn't let down by this phone when i ordered it from gsmallover.com. i really do like this cell phone. it's not bad at all. Less
Amazon

The phone is absolute garbage!

from Amazon
I own this phone since October 2009. it is only April and the problems have started. No good reception, always the hour glass, terrible t9 that does not remember words you use constantly, camera sux, you cant send videos anywhere they appear to be too big, when the battery gets low the antenna shuts do...More
I own this phone since October 2009. it is only April and the problems have started. No good reception, always the hour glass, terrible t9 that does not remember words you use constantly, camera sux, you cant send videos anywhere they appear to be too big, when the battery gets low the antenna shuts down - absolute nightmare. i wish i could exchange it! I would most definitely keep using my bb pearl - best bb ever. Less
Amazon

lemon

from Amazon
I owned this phone just over a year. I loved it originally. But as soon as it hit a year from purchase problems started to happen. 1) First it randomly stops sending text messaging. Takes several re-starts for the problem to go away 2) Bluetooth capabilitiy died a week after my warranty expired. So,...More
I owned this phone just over a year. I loved it originally. But as soon as it hit a year from purchase problems started to happen. 1) First it randomly stops sending text messaging. Takes several re-starts for the problem to go away 2) Bluetooth capabilitiy died a week after my warranty expired. So, of course TMobile will not replace it and noone can fix it. 3) Last but not least, the phone will sometimes die in a charger. Battery gets very hot and if you turn the phone back on it shows battery dead, even though it was charging all night. Less
Amazon

Great phone - for me

from Amazon
With T-mobile for several years; decided to stay. Bought the 8220 "not through" T-mobile so I didn't have to extend my contract. Put SIM from my prev. phone in, called T-mobile, added the required data plan; T-mobile was very courteous and quick and helpful. What I was looking for in a phone: 1 - Goo...More
With T-mobile for several years; decided to stay. Bought the 8220 "not through" T-mobile so I didn't have to extend my contract. Put SIM from my prev. phone in, called T-mobile, added the required data plan; T-mobile was very courteous and quick and helpful. What I was looking for in a phone: 1 - Good text keyboard for e-mails and texts - ideally qwerty - with buttons big enough for my large thumbs. Normal Blackberry keys are far too small and annoying for me. 2 - Small form factor. Normal Blackberrys and touchscreen smartphones are simply too big for me; I have no interest in "touch", and I don't watch videos, browse the web, or play games on my phone. Nor do I care about thousands of time-wasting "Apps". 3 - POP3/SMTP/IMAP e-mail. I have several of my own personal/business e-mail accounts, and need a phone that can handle them instead of constraining me to the phone company or the "big three" (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo) 4 - Ability to tether to my laptop for internet access where there is no wi-fi 5 - 3.5" headphone jack and decent music storage 6 - Bluetooth stereo 7 - Wi-fi capability 8 - Sync contacts and calendar with Outlook 2007 on my laptop 9 - Voice dialing Reasons for choosing the 8220: 1 - The SureType works really, really well and the keys are nice and big. A+ for the 8220. 2 - Awesome. Can put it in my pocket without distending my pants, and don't need to lug a large "corporate drone brick" on my belt - yet still get all the Blackberry features. 3 - The 8220 (and all Blackberries, I think) handles up to 10 such e-mail accounts. 4 - T-mobile allows this as part of the regular Blackberry data plan. Verizon requires an addiitonal $30/month just to do this. The "IP Modem" option is right in the Blackberry Desktop software main screen. 5 - Yes, got it. 6 - Yes, got it. 7 - Not only does it do Wi-Fi (I hooked it up to a SSID-concealed, WPA-PSK, MAC-filtered wireless network in a minute after adding its MAC to my router - so that part is easy) but it does UMA, which means your calls go over wi-fi so you don't use up your minutes. The 8220 can be told to prioritize mobile or wi-fi networks in either order in case you're on a bad wi-fi signal. 8 - Downloaded Blackberry desktop software. Sync worked perfectly, immediately - and much faster than Windows Mobile sync with my previous (Windows Mobile 5) phone, same laptop. 9 - Voice dialing worked immediately. After I synced contacts, tried voice dialing (shortcut button on left) and it immediately recognized the name I said and dialed them. Works really, really well - actually I love this, much easier to do this one-handed than dialing numbers or scrolling through contact list. I did a lot of research and considered the iPhone and Droid, but went with the 8220 for a couple of reasons: - Tethering is impossible or really, really expensive with those phones/carriers - Phones simply too big - Droid feels rough and unfinished to me, and apparently will not be compatible with future major-version Android OS upgrades (only minor ones) - 3G was not a factor to me, since I don't browse the web on my phone; this phone "only" does GPRS/EDGE and wi-fi - T-mobile customer service has always been great: responsive reps on the phone, flexibility about you "doing your own thing" with phones procured through non-T-mobile channels, etc.; I have heard lots of bad things about the other carriers (and have experienced the absolute hell that is being a Sprint customer - never, never again); I did not have incentive to switch away There is more that the 8220 does, but this was my "need/want" list and the 8220 got 'em all. Some people here and elsewhere complain that the 8220 is slow, or that it is low-quality. I haven;t had it long enough yet to judge the quality (i.e. things start failing), but after having a couple of the normal Blackberries incl. a Bold 9000, it is definitely cheaper-feeling - but I don't care. As to the speed - again, I came from a Windows Mobile 5 phone, compared to that the 8220 has been lightning-fast. It is a bit slower than the Bold 9000 - but you know what, it's livable with. It boots quickly enough (much faster than my WinMo), commands and clicks get responded to within a second, and voice dialing etc. were certainly snappy enough to not get me tapping my feet - and I am a *very* impatient person. It's too bad RIM is phasing out the 8220 form factor. I do hope they will come out with an improved flip phone, because I know lots of people besides me who just do not want to carry around a large slab of scratch-me-please; we want small, useful devices, not status symbols or keys designed for midgets. In fact, if they *do* come out with a "better" Flip (though again, I like this one fine so far) then I will definitely get it after this one unless they do something really dumb. If you - like me - don't want to commit to 2 more years of contract, are comfortable buying open-box or mildly used to save hundreds of dollars, can switch a SIM, and have a need/want list similar to mine... I can only recommend the 8220. Less
Amazon

Very pleased

from Amazon
I bought this phone for my wife (I use an HTC Touch Pro 2). After a few months of use, it's safe to saw we are both very pleased. She wanted a phone that was easy to use but could support web\e-mail without being too complicated, play music, all while being 'pretty.' The Blackberry Pearl Flip was the p...More
I bought this phone for my wife (I use an HTC Touch Pro 2). After a few months of use, it's safe to saw we are both very pleased. She wanted a phone that was easy to use but could support web\e-mail without being too complicated, play music, all while being 'pretty.' The Blackberry Pearl Flip was the perfect choice. This is a sleek and sexy looking phone from the burnished red exterior (which reminds me a a lot of Samsung's 'Touch of Color' monitors) to the excellent lcd screens. It is also a very light phone, and not to big for a woman's jean's pocket. It's not a bulky phone at all, something that she really appreciates. Functionally, the phone works very well and is super intuitive for the non-nerd. I didn't even have to help her get the phone up and running with the exception of setting up her POP3 e-mail settings. Web browsing is easy to navigate using the scroll wheel and keypad. The keypad itself is a bit strange, using a QWERTY layout but with 2 letters per button. It took a little getting used to coming from a standard cell phone keypad, but she is now able to type at a reliable 20 words a minute--more than suitable for brief e-mails and texts. We live in Chicago, and T-mobile 3G coverage is pretty good here, so no complaints on coverage. If you want the feature set of a blackberry without the weight and size, this is a great option. My wife loves and considers me a hero for having picked it out for her. Less
Amazon

Pearl 8220 is a bad paper weight at best

from Amazon
After a phone and sim card replacement I still have service issues. T-Mobile rep told me that it is like a computer and the battery and sim card need removed once a week. I gave up playing some of the games preloaded on it because they would lock up the phone and you would have to remove the battery....More
After a phone and sim card replacement I still have service issues. T-Mobile rep told me that it is like a computer and the battery and sim card need removed once a week. I gave up playing some of the games preloaded on it because they would lock up the phone and you would have to remove the battery. Try entering a number to quick and it skips the first # entered. There are other bugs I just cant think of right now. Less
Amazon

I'm very pleased with the Blackberry Flip 8220

from Amazon
I spent a lot of time researching cell phones when my contract at T-mobile was up. I decided to stay with T-mobile, and I was most impressed with the Blackberry Flip 8220. After about a month of ownership, here are the features that I commonly use and my comments: 1- Voice recorder --> I can record...More
I spent a lot of time researching cell phones when my contract at T-mobile was up. I decided to stay with T-mobile, and I was most impressed with the Blackberry Flip 8220. After about a month of ownership, here are the features that I commonly use and my comments: 1- Voice recorder --> I can record for as long as I have memory. I've recorded for more than 5 minutes with just the standard memory card that came with the phone. It's great. 2- Calculator --> nothing special, but it works well. Also, I was able to set-up the phone so that a single button takes me to the calculator. 3- Bluetooth --> I have an iMac (purchased new Aug07) and I was easily able to download songs, pictures, and voice recordings to my Mac. All I had to do was turn on the Bluetooth and it found my computer. I then set a password/key and it worked. This was my first experience using Bluetooth, and it was great. 4- Phone --> All calls have been clear and crisp. It works great. 5- Battery life --> No troubles at all. I probably charge it once every 3 or 4 days. I do not use it to browse the web, but I use almost every other application. 6- Operating system --> It does have a little lag as you scroll thru menues, etc... but this is not a big. You just get used to it. It was also not immeditately intuitive. Finally, I found the HELP materials that came with the phone very poorly organized. However, after several weeks, I felt that I was familiar with all of the menus and knew how to get to the options I knew existed. 7- Music player --> works great. I do need to get a larger memory card so that I can hold more songs. But it's worked great, though the "shuffle" feature does seem to repeat certain songs a lot. I love the std headphone jack. I do wish that it had some external fast forward controls, but I can live without them. 8- Camera --> Standard pics look better than I'd have thought for close-ups. The zoom is pretty much a waste of time. I like the flash. But it takes the best pictures in natural light. The color is good at the end of the day, but very washed out with the flash. Overall, I'm satisfied, but I see room for improvement. 9- Ringtones --> I've been able to use any music as a ring tone, including what ever I voice record. Very satisfied with this. 10- Durability --> I was worried at first, but it's been great so far. I'm not worried about it being scratched or "delicate". It's in my pocket almost 24 hours a day, and no problems so far.I ride my bicycle to work, and still no problems. I would whole-heartedly recommend this phone. It's been everything that I need. I have NOT yet used it on Wi-Fi - I plan to try that soon. Less
I can honestly say that this phone forces one to deal with more bugs then a weekend camping trip to Northern Ontario in the early summer! Well, maybe not that many bugs...but its definitely a disappointing phone. To think Blackberry even put its name on something of this caliber...or lack thereof! S...More
I can honestly say that this phone forces one to deal with more bugs then a weekend camping trip to Northern Ontario in the early summer! Well, maybe not that many bugs...but its definitely a disappointing phone. To think Blackberry even put its name on something of this caliber...or lack thereof! Six days after first getting my 8220 (last November), I had to return it to my local Rogers store because it would freeze up and I couldn't the battery to hold a charge. They were quite understanding and simply sent it into the company as a "DOA" phone. They replaced it with a brand new one off the shelf from the store and I was up and running (after resetting all my email accounts, etc) within a couple of hours. Since then I have simply tried to ignore the problems I have with the phone. I rarely make outgoing calls until I started to attend postsecondary in January of this year. The calls I was making weren't important, but still the phone would simply drop the call and try to reset itself. Anyone that has ever owned a Blackberry can attest to how long it takes itself to reboot! I also managed to get used to how slow the phone was at typing. I would type an entire sentence and the phone wouldn't display anything until roughly 15-20 seconds later (when it would even miss some words, then). The deal-breaker came just recently when I had engine troubles with my car on the side of the highway and I simply couldn't make an outgoing call to CAA to get assistance. I actually had to wait for someone kind enough to pull over to offer my their cellphone to make the call! I would not recommend this phone to my WORST enemy. Do not be tempted by the *NEW* flip feature. Do not get taken in by the Suretype keyboard. ABOVE ALL DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE! Cheers :) Less
Amazon

Worse Blackberry ever

from Amazon
I totally hate this phone. I wouldn't advice anyone to buy this phone. This was the worse phone I've ever bought, two weeks after I bought it; it started to freeze. I'd be in the middle of calling someone and the phone would stop functioning; then I would have to take battery out to restart it. If you'...More
I totally hate this phone. I wouldn't advice anyone to buy this phone. This was the worse phone I've ever bought, two weeks after I bought it; it started to freeze. I'd be in the middle of calling someone and the phone would stop functioning; then I would have to take battery out to restart it. If you're looking for a decent blackberry phone THIS ISN'T IT, DON'T BUY THIS PHONE... Less

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