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Old 11-01-2009, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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the wife and i just bought 2 blackberry curve 8330's. been a year since i owned my last one, i just had to come back after being with winmo. okay, so i have a few questions since the phones will be here by tuesday.

whats the newest and greatest blackberry os to flash?

what apps can you guys recommend for screen capture, im , texting...etc?

also will the opera mini beta 5 work on the curve?


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Old 11-01-2009, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the wife and i just bought 2 blackberry curve 8330's. been a year since i owned my last one, i just had to come back after being with winmo. okay, so i have a few questions since the phones will be here by tuesday.

whats the newest and greatest blackberry os to flash?

what apps can you guys recommend for screen capture, im , texting...etc?

also will the opera mini beta 5 work on the curve?


thanks in advance!
Newest OS. Is it the greatest, I don't know.
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For the latest 8330 OS, see the Sticky note threads at the top of this 83xx section.

We have an aftermarket software section for you to explore: Screen caps try CaptureIt and ZonaSnap.
IM, get BeeJive. Texting, use your text program loaded on the device as it is.

Opera Mini will work.
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Newest OS. Is it the greatest, I don't know.
thanks, may i ask what the difference is between a sprint 8300 and a 8300m? im not sure which im receiving yet? i assume just a standard 8300.
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I would wait until you get the devices, play with them and see how they work for you before you even think of updating the OS. You may find they really aren't broken and work well just the way they are.
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I would wait until you get the devices, play with them and see how they work for you before you even think of updating the OS. You may find they really aren't broken and work well just the way they are.
im coming from winmo, i have to customize and install the latest and greatest!
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just remember that it's a BlackBerry not a Winmo device.

Hacking, modding, and flashing are typically not necessary to get a great user experience.
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And you can very easily brick it if you don't know what you are doing.
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And you can very easily brick it if you don't know what you are doing.
i owned a curve last year, so i know how to install the update. problem is i don't know which model im getting? the 8300 or the 8300m? what is the difference? this phone will be coming from sprint.
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The 8330 is the Sprint model. The only difference is that there is an 8330 with an ESN or an 8330 with an MEID number. All the new ones have MEID numbers, and you can only install an OS for an MEID model on it.
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The 8330 is the Sprint model. The only difference is that there is an 8330 with an ESN or an 8330 with an MEID number. All the new ones have MEID numbers, and you can only install an OS for an MEID model on it.
so my phone will be the 8330 not the 8300m, correct? thanks btw!
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i owned a curve last year, so i know how to install the update. problem is i don't know which model im getting? the 8300 or the 8300m? what is the difference? this phone will be coming from sprint.
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The 8330 is the Sprint model. The only difference is that there is an 8330 with an ESN or an 8330 with an MEID number. All the new ones have MEID numbers, and you can only install an OS for an MEID model on it.
In that case fixxxer is going to have to install this OS instead of the previous one I posted if he receives a MEID version phone.
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If you get it new it will probably be the 8330m. The 8300 model is a GSM device, and not available from Sprint.
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so my phone will be the 8330 not the 8300m, correct? thanks btw!
No, he said that the new phones are MEID versions and since yours is a new phone then you should be getting a MEID(8330m) version instead of the GSM(8330) phone

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No, he said that the new phones are MEID versions and since yours is a new phone then you should be getting a MEID(8330m) version instead of the GSM(8330) phone
okay thanks, just wanted to make sure.
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For screen capture, i use "Capture It"
Search this application on the forums here.
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Opera Mini 5 beta works fine, it just has some issues with OTA's. For OTA's I switch back to the stock browser.
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