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Old 17th May 2011, 16:08   #3361
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Just updating about BB service. Moved to DoCoMo for the BB package they have. Costs 399Rs; unlimited 3G + BIS. Reception is bad; Airtel rules here.
Thanks a lot for that info. Is it on prepaid or postpaid?
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Old 17th May 2011, 16:33   #3362
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guys,

one quick question. I am looking to upgrade my dad's fone. from E72 to BB. we check Bold 3 yesterday for him. He found it over priced for his useage.

I asked at Mobile store for Bold 2 and they told me that it is discontinued. is it true? I find the Bold 2 quite enough for his use. I also showed him the Curve series, he didnt like any of the 2.

was quoted 23,xxx for Bold 3 and 28,xxx for Torch.

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bold 2 is still available and the current price is around 18-19k. Check with few dealers you will definitely get a good deal and ya mobile store prices are always steep. FYI- touch is around 24-25k.
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Old 18th May 2011, 23:15   #3363
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The only difference (AFAIK) between Bold 2 and 3 (9700 vs 9780) is RAM. The former has 256 MB while the latter has 512 MB. Even I feel 9780 is over prices for the features and the price differential between the two is weird. I dont think 9700 is discontinued

In addition to above 9700 has 3.2MP while 9780 Comes with 5MP Camera.

@Harshal, Bold 2 is not discontinued yet afaik.

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Old 19th May 2011, 10:29   #3364
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Hello friends,

Iam using BB9780, 6 months old. Iam facing a peculiar problem that while typing from the keypad, the keys are pressed twice or even thrice. It really becomes quite irritating as it reduces the typing speed.
For ex - typing a word "Speed" it may type "sspppeeed"

Has anyone else also faced the same issue? Pls suggest what to do.
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Old 19th May 2011, 10:39   #3365
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Hello friends,

Iam using BB9780, 6 months old. Iam facing a peculiar problem that while typing from the keypad, the keys are pressed twice or even thrice. It really becomes quite irritating as it reduces the typing speed.
For ex - typing a word "Speed" it may type "sspppeeed"

Has anyone else also faced the same issue? Pls suggest what to do.
I face a similar problem in my 8520 but only with the "N" button. Rest all are proper. Also the "O" button on my 8520 needs to be pressed with a bit of a force.
Sorry don't know any remedy though.
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Old 19th May 2011, 11:32   #3366
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A very simple question , how do I use blackberry maps. Do I need to download anything? I have a curve 9300 3G.
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Old 19th May 2011, 13:14   #3367
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@uneet the easiest remedy for that is to go under screen and keyboard and change key rate to something slower. Generically it should be set to (normal) but someone may have changed it or it maybe too fast for they way you use the phone.

@strangewizard if your handset is still under warranty get it serviced they will do it for free.

@inder BB maps do not function in india. They do not have the maps. Use Google Maps or even waze.
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bold 2 is still available and the current price is around 18-19k. Check with few dealers you will definitely get a good deal and ya mobile store prices are always steep. FYI- touch is around 24-25k.
Thanks. I checked around and got quotes for Bold 3 @ 23,xxx and Torch @ 28,xxx.

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In addition to above 9700 has 3.2MP while 9780 Comes with 5MP Camera.

@Harshal, Bold 2 is not discontinued yet afaik.
I confirmed with a few dealers around and was told that company has stopped supply Bold 2 and only the dealers with stocks are selling it. But, the Bold 2 is @ 22,250 and Bold 3 just 1K more.
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Thanks. I checked around and got quotes for Bold 3 @ 23,xxx and Torch @ 28,xxx.



I confirmed with a few dealers around and was told that company has stopped supply Bold 2 and only the dealers with stocks are selling it. But, the Bold 2 is @ 22,250 and Bold 3 just 1K more.
Last I inquired the Bold 2 was retailing for 18k without bill and 20.5k with bill and bold 3 for 23k.

At the same place called Alpha, the Torch was available for 25k without bill and 28k with bill.


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@strangewizard if your handset is still under warranty get it serviced they will do it for free.
@ valhallen--My phone is not in warranty anymore and there are quite some issues with it. The issues are really minor and I can live with them but still I think its time to change the phone in a couple of months. I bought it from a grey market.

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@harshal Blackberry does not abruptly stop supply of handsets. In fact until very recently the old 83xx series handsets were still available despite the 89xx/9xxx and 85xx/96-7xx gen handsets coming out. Please check with a service provider store. My vodafone store guy still has lots of handsets.

@strangewizard grey market+old+issues is a recipe for 'you should replace soon' though I would wait another 2 months and buy from the new OS7 series handsets. Despite the high cost. Or a second hand 85xx/89xx or the bold 2 if you can get it
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Guys, i have an 8520 locked to airtel, how do i go about unlocking it, any pointers ?
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Latest rumors state that T-mobile will be launching the BB Bold Touch 9900 on August 17th.

Cant waiting to get my hands on it !!
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[quote=valhallen.282;2357658]@uneet the easiest remedy for that is to go under screen and keyboard and change key rate to something slower. Generically it should be set to (normal) but someone may have changed it or it maybe too fast for they way you use the phone.

Hi Valhallen,

I have changed the option from normal to Slow and it has helped to rectify this problem to some extent.
Thks for the info.

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@strangewizard grey market+old+issues is a recipe for 'you should replace soon' though I would wait another 2 months and buy from the new OS7 series handsets. Despite the high cost. Or a second hand 85xx/89xx or the bold 2 if you can get it
I inquired for a used bold2 and bold3 and they are available for 14k and 18k respectively. But i guess I'll use my curve for some months and then buy a phone from the new ones that will be launched with OS7.
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[quote=valhallen.282;2357658@inder BB maps do not function in india. They do not have the maps. Use Google Maps or even waze.[/quote]

And do I need to download google maps and store on device or
Also What are the postpaid BB plans currently available for mail,IM and browsing package .Any idea folks?
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