I'm wondering if someone could advise me on upgrading my Blackberry!
I currently have a BlackBerry Curve 8530. I quite like it, but I would like to upgrade to something that is faster and better supported, i.e. OS 7.1 versus OS 5.
I have checked out the BlackBerry 10 phones, and while I think it's a great OS and interface and I was quite impressed by how well the touch interface was designed, I still prefer the classic BlackBerries and their interface.
I was thinking of getting a Bold 9900, but I wonder if there is any newer BlackBerry 7 phone with the Media and Convenience Buttons that my current BB has (they are very convenient!) I do use it as my music player (the only portable player I've ever seen that supports MP3 AND MIDI, and I hear the newer ones support OGG Vorbis as well!)
If the BB 7 phones have ditched these invaluable buttons, is it possible to use those fancy earbuds that have those media controls and 3-4 pole jacks on them like the iPhone has?
Thanks for your reply, but I found the answer here:
That shows compatibility with that sort of earbuds, but there is also a video of them found on YouTube.
Whatever you do, do NOT get a BB 9720. It worked for 9 months to a year, then since then has been a total waste of time: can't use in daylight because the trackpad reacts and the screen goes mental. Can't use for more than a day without it randomly rebooting or reporting battery too low for radio use with 20% remaining. You then try all of the time-consuming "fixes" on the forums to cure it and it starts all over again.
No wonder RIM went bust producing handsets like this. A truly awful BlackBerry, so much so that I'm seriously considering reverting to my old GPRS-only Curve 8520!