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FerneyZan posted on 08 Jun 2008, 01:34
Really Good, but not great..
My wife have had this phone for over 6 months already and other then network issues, this phone has shown to be more then expected. Not something I would ever consider for my self, but for sure something that my wife could count in getting things done when they counted the most.
DESIGN – In comparison to PALM, it seemed to be OK, but could get very confusing at times. Not very user friendly.
FEATURES – Plenty of everything on the phone, but no camera or 3G.
SOUND QUALITY – Sound quality was good as long as you were near good signal. No complaints at all.
RECEPTION – This part was carrier dependent. The phone seemed to performed very well in that department, not as good as our ATT phones, but heck, what can we ask for since this is a work provided phone.
VALUE FOR MONEY – FREE for my wife to use, but even if we had to pay for it, I would had asked my money back to get me a PALM or WM phone instead.
Design 7/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 7/10
oogie posted on 23 Jul 2007, 16:52
The best phone ever!
2 words--> Awesome phone!! This phone is amazing, I love the size and the design, it has a sophistacted look, excellent for email use, I call it my mini assistant, because it reminds me about all my appointments and keeps me on task!!Design 9/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 10/10
J posted on 05 Aug 2006, 16:54
Best Smart Phone Yet
I've owned the Treo 650, Treo 700w, Verizon VX8700, and a bunch of other misc "smart phones." I had pretty much given up on the idea of combining the functionality of a good PDA with a good cell phone until now. The Blackberry 8700c is what I've been looking for this whole time. It's not the greatest when it comes to bells and whistles: no camera, no memory expansion, no wifi, etc. But what it does have works great! The phone functionality is excellent. The interface is wonderful (once you figure out the Blackberry way of doing things). The screen is crisp, and very readable in the sun. The email client is the best I've used so far. The browser is good enough. The calendar and task manager are great. The software for syncing with your PC was a billion times less hassel than Microsoft's Active sync. Also, Google Talk and Google maps are awesome on the Blackberry. Additionally, the Bluetooth functionality is the most intuitive I've used so far.
For what it lacks in bells in whistles, it makes up for in solid functional features. This is the first smart phone that I think I'll keep around more than four months.Design 10/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 10/10
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Natalie posted on 22 Jun 2006, 17:05
The BlackBerry 8700g, is a delightful piece of technology. It has everything i need when i need it. THe best part about it is the high speed internet, its a major improvement than the sidekick II, Which is way slower than this. The texting is incredible as well, but i must say that the texting on the Sidekick II is beter, in my opinion. Overall this is the best phone i have ever had, and i got an excellent deal on this phoneDesign 10/10Features 10/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 10/10
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dave posted on 16 Jun 2006, 22:03
RIM 8700c over the Treo 650
I have been testing the 8700c for awhile with our BES system. What I have found and being a former TREO 650 user is that the phone is supperior to the treo and I get signal in places my treo or razor does not. It lacks the application set of the TREO/Palm but with the BES and MDS it does email, contacts and calendar better than most. It is not for everyone but if all you need is phone, email, contacts and calendar this is better than the treo.Design 8/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 6/10
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Manasota posted on 18 May 2006, 14:43
Why do they not offer voice activated calling with their package through Cingular on the 8700C BlackBerry?
It virtually knocks out the need for a bluetooth ear piece.Design 6/10Features 6/10Sound Quality 6/10Signal Strength 6/10Value for money 6/10
Anonymous posted on 14 Mar 2006, 14:15
Poor instructions for Blackberry Operation
My Blackberry 8700c did not come with an operations/instruction manual. It does not have a "getting started guide." Cingular and Blackberry do not have any operating manuals available. They keep referring to a Product Information booklet and a License Agreement booklet which do not tell you how to operate the Blackberry. Downloading their PDF file that is supposed to show operations is a waste of time. The results is not detailed. The icons are too small to read. I was looking for something to save time. The Blackberry is costing me time.Design 6/10Features 6/10Sound Quality 6/10Signal Strength 6/10Value for money 6/10
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