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Old 11-11-2009, 08:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello there all, new to this forum
I have just recieved a new 8520 curve on my upgrade from O2.
I currently have a 8800 for around 2 and a half years... I dont have any problems with this phone and still think i can last it for another year.

From what i have researched, the 8520 doesnt have 3g or GPS.
whereas my 8800 has GPS but still no 3g...sometimes i do use the gps...
The 8520 has a WIFI which i wont use...as i am always travelling.

1 problem i have faced with my 8800 is that when im driving and a lorry, bus passes or i pass under a small bridge, then the phonecall cuts off...
I am not sure this is a problem with the 8800 or is that generall in all phones(bb's).

So my main reason for upgrading to the 8520 would be for this phonecall cut off reason...Is there any difference or improvement in the 8520 that could solve this issue... or does the 8520 have better phone quality, reception then the 8800..


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Old 11-11-2009, 08:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Won't that depend on your carrier?
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thats what i would have thought...but just wanted to ask if the phone's hardware affects this or not?
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Use your upgrade for a 9700, it has 3G & GPS. I'm not sure about the reception problem.
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Would love to but they wont give it.
Well i sold the phone for 160 - dont know if thats a decent price as it was brand new, factory unlocked.

might be looking to buy a 9700 how much can you pick these up for?

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Use your upgrade for a 9700, it has 3G & GPS. I'm not sure about the reception problem.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You could have gotten anywhere between 20 and 50 more for the device.

9700 Unlocked SIM FREE - 389.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/BlackBerry-9...8460298&sr=1-1
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