BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-26-2009, 05:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Model: 8330
PIN: N/A
Carrier: sprint
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Unhappy 8330 vs 8330m

Please Login to Remove!

My wife and I just go new sprint phones. I thought they were the same, but her's is an 8330m, while mine is an 8330. I understand that has something to do with picture mail, and serial numbers ... and that's fine. My problem/concern is that the 8330m has 1/4 of the apps available to it that the 8330 has. My wife cannot hardly download anything on bb app world.

Advice?
Offline  
Old 12-26-2009, 08:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
Crimson Tide Moderator
 
JSanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North of the moss line
Model: 9xx0
OS: 7.0sumtin
PIN: t low
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 41,907
Post Thanks: 60
Thanked 244 Times in 182 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (9520; (I'm mobile))

Its already been explained to you in the RIM support forum. The developers who make the apps must designate their apps as available for the 8330m. Many have not.

Good luck

Last edited by JSanders : 12-26-2009 at 08:45 AM.
Offline  
Old 12-26-2009, 08:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
Crimson Tide Moderator
 
JSanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North of the moss line
Model: 9xx0
OS: 7.0sumtin
PIN: t low
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 41,907
Post Thanks: 60
Thanked 244 Times in 182 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (9520; (I'm mobile))

And it doesn't have anything to do with picture mail. The 8330m just simply is considered a different model which few developers have stated in AppWorld as compatible with their apps. Otherwise it is identical to the 8330. Because the 8330 was so popular RIM ran out of ESN numbers and had create MEID device numbered models to satisfy and meet the demand.
Offline  
Old 12-26-2009, 10:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
monkeee2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: boise, Idaho
Model: 8330m
PIN: s and needles
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 101
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffiepoo View Post
My wife and I just go new sprint phones. I thought they were the same, but her's is an 8330m, while mine is an 8330. I understand that has something to do with picture mail, and serial numbers ... and that's fine. My problem/concern is that the 8330m has 1/4 of the apps available to it that the 8330 has. My wife cannot hardly download anything on bb app world.

Advice?
Picture messages (MMS) come into the 8330m with the picture displayed, while the 8330 does not.

Your wife doesn't need apps that are for the 8330M only, she can use the 8330 apps too. When I shop for apps, I never pay attention to the 8330 / 8330m differentiation.

Just don't try to put an 8330 OS on the 8330m, or vice versa.
__________________
LET ME GOOGLE THAT FOR YOU
Offline  
Old 12-26-2009, 12:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
akosnitzky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.333
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 14,484
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

You can probably get a regular 8330 for under $100. Cut your losses
__________________
------
Follow @akosnitzky on Twitter

LET'S GO CANES!
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.