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Old 06-10-2007, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought the 7130c about two weeks ago and its not getting too great of coverage, lots of static and speakerphone issues, and the themes freeze up as well. I am un-decided between the curve and the 8525...Anyone go from the 8525 to the curve or vice-versa?
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just went from a Treo 700p on Sprint to a Samsung - reboot the stinkin' Windows device at least daily - Blackjack to a Curve on the new at&t and couldn't be happier. I knew I hated Windows in all forms, but had to spend 7 weeks with a Blackjack to remind me why!
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I just bought the 7130c about two weeks ago and its not getting too great of coverage, lots of static and speakerphone issues, and the themes freeze up as well. I am un-decided between the curve and the 8525...Anyone go from the 8525 to the curve or vice-versa?
I wont touch anything thats made by HTC. Had horrible experience with 8125 series and their POS 8525. Although there a lot of 3rd party softwares available for these two models, you will have all sorts of issues with WM...

7130C BB is a solid BB so perhaps you might have a bad one.... exchange for another one or upgrade to Curve.

STAY AWAY FROM WM Phones..
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The 8525 is a great business device, no doubt about it! However, get ready for a load of issues when it comes to devices that run on windows! The headaches are just not worth it in the long run. As a former windows user and palm as well, I can honestly say I'd never go back after switching to BlackBerry. The platform is just rock solid.
If I we're you I'd definitely give the Curve a try! The Form Factor is unbelievable, email is superb, web browsing,media, music, etc is on point, plus you get a 2 megapixel shooter!
Definitely worth checking out, you won't be sorry!
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The 8525 is a great business device, no doubt about it! However, get ready for a load of issues when it comes to devices that run on windows! The headaches are just not worth it in the long run. As a former windows user and palm as well, I can honestly say I'd never go back after switching to BlackBerry. The platform is just rock solid.
If I we're you I'd definitely give the Curve a try! The Form Factor is unbelievable, email is superb, web browsing,media, music, etc is on point, plus you get a 2 megapixel shooter!
Definitely worth checking out, you won't be sorry!
I had an 8525 with wm6 and had a few issues, not nearly as many as im having with my curve, had 2 of them so far i want it to work right so bad too :(
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I had an 8525 with wm6 and had a few issues, not nearly as many as im having with my curve, had 2 of them so far i want it to work right so bad too :(
Seems like the 8525 is out of the question... But in this forum alone theirs about 5 posts just on the first page of problems concerning the curve..Is it a hit or miss with these phones? Are some defected?
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Seems like the 8525 is out of the question... But in this forum alone theirs about 5 posts just on the first page of problems concerning the curve..Is it a hit or miss with these phones? Are some defected?
Forums like this one by their nature will always seem to have a focus on problem issues. Most people who aren't having any problems just do not bother to make a comment; some do, but they are the exception rather than the rule. The people who come here to these forums are often those with problems looking for solutions, or looking to vent. That's just normal.

I do think if you read the full body of comments, though, you will see that there are many people who are very satisfied with their Curve.
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Forums like this one by their nature will always seem to have a focus on problem issues. Most people who aren't having any problems just do not bother to make a comment; some do, but they are the exception rather than the rule. The people who come here to these forums are often those with problems looking for solutions, or looking to vent. That's just normal.

I do think if you read the full body of comments, though, you will see that there are many people who are very satisfied with their Curve.

I agree i think it is hit or miss, specially since its first batch. I have full intentions of complaining to cingular to get a 3rd curve and not a refurb. I want to try hard to make this work as the phone is perfect for my needs.
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I will speak very positively about the 8525. I had one and found it to be an excellent phone with some fantastic capabilities. I never had a problem with it but in the end I sold it because I preferred small phones since I carry two (work and personal).

I now have a curve and I am very happy with mine. For now, I am going Blackberry but I also have a Blackjack and V3xx on the shelf for when I am in the mood for something else.

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As I said, you have nothing to loose by giving it a try! If you search you'll find people on here that are just absolutely satisfied with there units! Then you'll find people like me that love it as well, but have had some issues with build quality and what not! It's normal for a device to drop and have some early build quality issues with the first batch or two! Take it from a gadget freak, the Curve is dead on when it comes to size and what you get! And if your OCD and anal about the build quality of your phone, not to worry, at&t offers 30 days to do an exchange! Getting back to the 8525, I don't find it to be practical for everyday use! I'm not a big fan of devices that require 2 hands to operate. And the 8525 with that sliding keyboard is just that, a 2 handed device! But you must go with what works for you, this is just my take on the subject. Hope this helps, good luck!
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I had a Sprint PPC-6700 and I traded it in for the Curve. It was a great phone when I first got it, but the battery life was less than stellar, I could barely make it through 3/4 of a day without having to charge it. Once I started added in some additional apps, I would get frequent crashes and DSODs sometimes *during* calls. On the plus side, it sync'ed with Outlook really well, had a nice feel to UI when it worked. Rendered webpages decently. But in the end, I had to get a more stable device with better battery life.
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you might be posting this question on the wrong forum but I wouldn't touch a WM unit if you paid me to. The curve offers so much more IMHO.

Good luck.
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I am a bb guy, I absolutely love them. I am not a fan of touch screen devices. I needed something with more WM office compatability, but the MDA (just like the 8525 but w/o highspeed data) WAS a piece of crap. It constantly crashed, and rarely worked. I went back to a bb, and was happy again. I have since got a Dash running WM6, and it is PERFECT! BB Connect 4.0 runs like a champ, I get HTML email, it browses the web great, WiFi is perfect for surfing the web while on speaker phone. I honestly have NO complaints! I had to do some registry tweaks, and download some programs, but I did that research and knew it going in. I absolutely love it. You had ought to give one a try.

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