Originally Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
From your two web pages linked RE: BB web page it is not clear if you found a solution or one was found. Was it cleared up for you and if so could you explain if you have time please.
I am a new BB user and am on the verge of buying the 8820 with Orange as you have. If you dontmind me asking, what made you go for the 8820 and not the Curve? Was it the network or the phone or both? Finally could i ask you, have you had any of the memmory leak/deletion of email problems found with some users of the Curve on the 8820?
As I mentioned in a note in one of links above, Orange said they were making changes to their BB setup and asked me to try logging onto mobile.blackberry.com in about a week. Its been about a week and there is still no change- the site still doesn't work. I will probably give Orange a call tomorrow.
As for why I went with the BB 8820, it was an opportune moment for me. I have been on Orange for a few years and was using the Treo 650. The Treo however is a few years old and Palm seems to have stagnated on the hardware (and Palm OS) front. After looking into other possibilities I came across the 8820 which seemed to meet my needs. The 8820 has Wifi which I believe the Curve does not - and I sometimes go from Wifi hotspot to Wifi hotspot. Wifi is important to me considering the very high GPRS rates in the UK. Luckily after noticing the 8820 on the web, Orange (which are notorious for having a very meager selection of phones) came out with the device on their network. I was up for renewal and decided to get the phone for a small fee. If the 8820 had come out on Vodaphone or T-mobile for example, I probably would have changed networks. The network played no part in my decision- it was the 8820 with the combination of telephone, push email, Wifi and GPS that I was looking for.
I see that vodaphone UK offers the Curve and if you don't need Wifi it sounds like a good option.
I haven't noticed any memory leaks/deletion of emails problems. So far the device has been pretty stable, only freezing a couple times when I was trying some other third party applications. The Desktop Manager has crashed a few times but I am on a Mac and running the Desktop Manager in a virtual WinXP machine under MacOS so I can't really say that the BB software is to blame.