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Old 29th September 2011, 19:00   #3676
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3G has no connection with your BB plan and you would need to activate it separately.

and yes the new curve is a beauty! hope the battery life is good
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Old 30th September 2011, 11:51   #3677
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the new 9360 is launched & launched @ a great price,the phone is very slim & the qwerty keypad has the feel of a REAL Blackberry,most of the 8900 javellin users will love this phone,
phone is launched at 19100 in Bangalore & is available only in black,
note - no holdster is provided in the sales package
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Old 30th September 2011, 11:54   #3678
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8520 curve full body with keypad is available for replacement,available in 2 colors & priced at 2100,once you change the body the phone is good for another year & a half.black & white are the colors available
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I have a BB 8250 Curve phone and the panels have worn off in 20 months! I wanted to replace the full housing and I called up the RIM Service Center (Run by Remington ) in Bangalore, Jaya Nagar 3rd Block and they told me that it will cost Rs. 4100. I bought the phone at work, for Rs. 9500 in Jan 2010.

I checked eBay India and I found this for Rs. 850. OEM Blackberry Curve 8520 Full Housing But I'm not sure of the quality.

Is there an option?

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Old 2nd October 2011, 00:10   #3679
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Hi Pranavt,

I'm on BB599 plan on vodafone, it provides the same services as BB899 plan except the access to the enterprise email. When i applied for the plan i was told that the applications like youtube (online streaming) are not included in the package.
Youtube utilizes vodafone live and hence you are charged for it. In case you stream lots of videos on your phone, opt for unlimited vodafone live pack of INR 199.
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Old 3rd October 2011, 12:14   #3680
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Got the BB 9900 a few days back. I quite like the phone. It looks very similar to BB 9000 and feels quite sturdy too.

The touch is very iphone like and smooth, however the touchpad has a lag. There are massive issues with the battery which does not even last a day. Last week I was travelling to Hyderabad for work and within 12 hours the battery was down to 15%.

To sum it up, at Rs. 31, 250/- I think the phone is not a real value for money.
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Old 3rd October 2011, 13:07   #3681
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have you updated the firmware? also remove useless preloaded apps if any from your phone. and battery backup during travelling seldom gives a good indication of the actual backup due to the variation in network signals.

that said you should be able to get one day of backup with normal use.

get an extra battery and charger and have fun
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Old 3rd October 2011, 17:22   #3682
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Got the panel of my 8520 replaced from a small repair shop on CMH road Indiranagar. He had a "like original" casing for 1150 and it works well. Couldnt distinguish the quality from the one which was there on it originally, didnt replace the keypad or the front Panel (they do come with the package and have kept them in case i need them later).

Phone is as good as new If anyone is interested, this shop is just after eye sense on the CMH road.

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Old 3rd October 2011, 18:20   #3683
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have you updated the firmware?
I did not bother doing that or even checking if there exists an upgraded firmware since I bought the phone within the first few days of the launch. I presumed there might not be any updated firmwares. I guess I have to check now.

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and battery backup during travelling seldom gives a good indication of the actual backup due to the variation in network signals.
+ 1 to that, but I must add that my 8520 had spoiled me on this point. It easily lasted through the day even when travelling.
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true and i do agree that RIM could have put up a better battery for these specs :(

a 1230mah battery just does not cut it for a phone like this.

let me know if your firmware upgrade works
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let me know if your firmware upgrade works
Tried the update thing. There's no update on the firmware yet. That means the touchpad lag stays for some more days! Any one else facing a similar problem with the Bold touch?
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Guys I'm getting the Curve 9300 3G at a great price online. However, I just need confirmation on one thing - are all 9300s shipped with OS6 these days? A friend had bought 9300 sometime back and he said they are.

This would be a (minor) upgrade from my 8520, purely because I need GPS and 3G. Cannot afford to spend 20k on getting a 9360/9780!
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Tried the update thing. There's no update on the firmware yet. That means the touchpad lag stays for some more days! Any one else facing a similar problem with the Bold touch?
could you check if this is what you have on your phone?

"Software For BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone

BlackBerry Handheld Software v7.0.0.1346 (Asia)

Package Version: 7.0.0.1346
Consisting of:
Applications: 7.0.0.261
Software Platform: 5.0.0.464
File name: 9900jAsia_PBr7.0.0_rel1346_PL5.0.0.464_A7.0.0.261_ Redington__India__Limited.exe
File size: 197.43MB"
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Guys I'm getting the Curve 9300 3G at a great price online. However, I just need confirmation on one thing - are all 9300s shipped with OS6 these days? A friend had bought 9300 sometime back and he said they are.

This would be a (minor) upgrade from my 8520, purely because I need GPS and 3G. Cannot afford to spend 20k on getting a 9360/9780!
yes now all curve 9300s are loaded with OS 6.0
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could you check if this is what you have on your phone?

"Software For BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone

BlackBerry Handheld Software v7.0.0.1346 (Asia)

Package Version: 7.0.0.1346
Consisting of:
Applications: 7.0.0.261
Software Platform: 5.0.0.464
File name: 9900jAsia_PBr7.0.0_rel1346_PL5.0.0.464_A7.0.0.261_ Redington__India__Limited.exe
File size: 197.43MB"
Yes this is what I have on my phone. That's the latest one AFAIK.
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oh ok.

Have not heard any issues other than to do with the battery over the past few months.

Try and get a Dead On Arrival certification and get a new handset before a month is over.
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