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Old 27th May 2010, 17:37   #2221
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Thinking of upgrading to a BB, either 8900 or 8520. Need help in decision making:
1. Currently on E71. So need minimal adjustment hassles. Which would be better from this viewpoint?
2. Is Optical Trackpad better than Trackball?
I have been doing some research on BB and as per my budget, only these 2 phones fit the bill. (planning to buy in coming months)

8520 = 12k approx
8900 = 17k approx + 8gb card + a bluetooth (at ezone blr)

My requirements are 3g, GPS, Wifi so the only one that fits this criteria is bold which is beyond my budget. Nokia E71 / 72 are OK but blackberry is a choice straight from the heart.

So i narrowed down to the following imp features:
8900 = 2g + 3mp cam + gps + wifi + 480 x 360 pixels, 2.4 inches
8520 = 3g + 2mp cam + WiFi + 320 x 240 pixels, 2.46 inches

For me 8900 is a better deal as it has more features and a bigger screen + gps + Wifi + decent audio (planning to get RAZER earphones)

Hope this helps
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Old 27th May 2010, 21:00   #2222
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Just an update on the 8520 price.

It was last bought by a known person in delhi with B&W from Redington at a rock bottom price of 12600 Rupees. This is as low as it gets.

Rumours are that 8520 is sold out in most metros and are now being sold at as high as 15k in smaller cities.

The addition of White & Violet is creating buzzes amongst the females

I have now had my 8520 for 2 months and I must say IT ROCKS !!!

So if someone is planning to get a 8520 - get it now, Prices are not going down and might even go up a bit. First time I am seeing a mobile which actually came down and is going up now !
Any clue on the latest price? Ebay lists it at Rs 13.5 odd.

Did your friend know anyone at Redington?
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Old 28th May 2010, 13:23   #2223
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Yep he knew the territory manager there

It still has a going price of 13k or so as far as I know.

The phone is a really good one. Have had it for 5 months now and I am loving it. Never felt the need for a 9700. ALthough the camera is just about average. Everything else about the 8520 rocks !
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Old 28th May 2010, 13:55   #2224
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Default 9700 bold2 white

guys the 9700 bold 2 white is here.
see it to beleive it.
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Update : My BBBold (9000) is back in tip-top condition and come to think of it, i was thinking of buying a new phone and had nightmares of spending 20K et.all

It costed me a total of Rs.700 ( 250 for chemical wash, 450 for replacement of something that went short and with water seeping in it had almost melted away, not the IC keypad which he mentioned was good)

I highly recommend this service center in Hyderabad as he was prompt in service and professional too ( issuance of job card, calling me twice to inform the problem and pick-up call)

I am happy to get my beauty back in its original condition

@Nandish, IMO, BB9000 is way to good looking than the latest version.
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Old 28th May 2010, 15:01   #2226
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Great reporting there mate. Now please close your car's cubby holes for good !
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Old 28th May 2010, 15:56   #2227
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On a serious note, i found an excellent reparing center referred by another tbhpian ( Hillram) who got 3 BB's repaired in the past that got effected in a similar way ( they falling in water, sambhar, etc...LOL)
I dont have the falling in liquid problem, but the trackball of my BB has gone bust.
Can you pass the contacts of the repairing centre for me to go to a reliable person.
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I dont have the falling in liquid problem, but the trackball of my BB has gone bust.
Can you pass the contacts of the repairing centre for me to go to a reliable person.
Mobitech Service Center
In a complex right next to Taj Belsons, Secunderabad
Contact Info : 040-27845365
Contact Person : Parvez

You can refer my name if you'd like
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Guys i need a little help here. I have a Bold 9000 running on OS 4.6.0.247 release. I downloaded 5.0.0.1004 Airtel version from Blackberry website. I deleted vendor.xml and i tried to update my device software using Loader.exe found in the same directory as vendor.xml. But when i run Loader.exe all i get is a screen which lists already installed programs in the Berry and i see no option to update the software to 5.0.

I tried updating with BB Desktop Manager, i have the latest DM installed in my laptop. When i connect my BB to the laptop and start Desktop Manager it says there is a newer device software available for my Bold and asks if i would like to update it. I choose yes and it goes to application loader screen. But then it says the device software is already the latest version and no need to update.

Does it matter that i don't have BIS enabled yet?

Please ask if you need more details. I'd really appreciate if BB gurus can guide me on this.
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Does it matter that i don't have BIS enabled yet?

Please ask if you need more details. I'd really appreciate if BB gurus can guide me on this.
Yes, it do matter. I had a hard time updating my 8900 to 5.0 too.

It's tricky. Switch off your bb, remove battery from bb, make sure vendor.xml is deleted.

Now you have to be really fast, attach usb wire with BB, add battery to mobile, quickly start Loader.exe, it will show "unknown" port (Most important step to watch out), click next-next-next, now you can update it.

Note: Be Fast
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Yes, it do matter. I had a hard time updating my 8900 to 5.0 too.

It's tricky. Switch off your bb, remove battery from bb, make sure vendor.xml is deleted.

Now you have to be really fast, attach usb wire with BB, add battery to mobile, quickly start Loader.exe, it will show "unknown" port (Most important step to watch out), click next-next-next, now you can update it.

Note: Be Fast
Ashish, thanks for the tip! Did that and loader worked and it it said update succesful.
But during the restart the Blackberry progress bar stops at around 3/4th mark and nothing happens for couple of minutes. Is this normal behaviour? Should i reflash?
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It's a normal behavior, keep patience !!
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Yep he knew the territory manager there

It still has a going price of 13k or so as far as I know.

The phone is a really good one. Have had it for 5 months now and I am loving it. Never felt the need for a 9700. ALthough the camera is just about average. Everything else about the 8520 rocks !
Yes, I agree. 8520 is most recommended these days. Esp more so for a newbie to the BB world.

Can someone confirm if Vodafone Mobile Connect (i.e. Advanced GPRS) can be activated on top of BB Lite 299 plan (in Mumbai)?
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Can someone confirm if Vodafone Mobile Connect (i.e. Advanced GPRS) can be activated on top of BB Lite 299 plan (in Mumbai)?
Not sure, logically it should not. Else they'll start loosing their "899 plan" customers
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It's a normal behavior, keep patience !!
The waiting sure did worry me a little.. but mission accomplished
Now the Bold is on 5.0.0.592!

Thanks for your help mate
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