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Temporary move from Android to Blackberry - freaking out...

In a vain attempt at not spending lots of money, I attempted to replace a cracked screen on my Galaxy S3 and managed to make it way worse. I've managed to borrow a phone for a few weeks until I can afford to get it fixed properly but it's a Blackberry! I've had an Android phone for the last few years so am used to being able to being able to have a wide choice of free apps. Once I get over the shock of being so limited, what apps to I need? I can't even find a podcast app... It's a Blackberry 9900 and I'm in the UK. Thanks in advance.
posted by joboe on Sep 19, 2013 - 9 answers

What's the best cell phone for texting?

Not your usual question. I'm on a family plan with unlimited everything so I'm not asking about plans or providers. I just want to be able to text a lot without strife. [more inside]
posted by The Biggest Dreamer on Aug 15, 2013 - 21 answers

What is the best phone for an active, mobile senior?

What is the best phone for an active, mobile senior? My mom is 75 and is on the phone all the time when she is at home. What would be the best cell phone for her so that she can keep in touch with people when she's on the go? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Mar 10, 2012 - 18 answers

Let's Go For a Test Drive!!

I want to buy a new "smart phone". (Hopefully smarter than its soon to be owner.) I want to try (or test drive) them out first. Is there a way to try various phones for a few days before actually purchasing one? [more inside]
posted by JohnnyGunn on Oct 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Co-worker from Cairo is stuck here, wants to get in touch with folks back home

Co-worker from Cairo is stuck here with an Egyptian Blackberry that has no service due to the government shutdown of cellular providers; what's the best way to get him un-incommunicado while here in DC? [more inside]
posted by Challahtronix on Jan 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Thes best way to merge multiple phone numbers and possibly use Google voice?

My work is providing me a Blackberry with voice plan that I'm expected to carry during waking hours and I don't want to carry multiple phones or maintain my $50+/month plan; I'm trying to figure out the best way to merge the two. Oh, and one other catch- I'd like to set up Google Voice for work and would really like to use the additional features that come with getting a Google Voice phone number. [more inside]
posted by Challahtronix on Jan 31, 2010 - 6 answers

Starting out with a Blackberry

Attention all seasoned Blackberry users: I just purchased a Blackberry 8220 (The Pearl Flip), and I have a few questions about UMA access [more inside]
posted by Mons Veneris on Sep 10, 2009 - 3 answers

What is this cool Blackberry Curve theme?

Blackberry newbie filter: Can you ID the theme on the Curve shown on this review clip from Attack of the Show? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Jun 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Cheapest way to get a blackberry?

I bought a Verizon Dare about 6 months ago and I've got phone envy. I'm stuck with Verizon (and my wife prefers it) for the next two years. How can I get a Blackberry on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by roundrock on May 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Endless Chatter

Talking on my Blackberry while it was plugged into the charger did weird and horrible things to the battery (battery started bulging a bit and voltage changes made my phone crash a lot), and so I bought a new battery and refrain from doing that. Must I avoid doing this with my iPhone as well or is this problem a quirk related to how Blackberries operate while in charging mode? I have unlimited minutes on my cell plan, other than battery talk-time limits...
posted by Fupped Duck on May 20, 2009 - 13 answers

Should we go with a pay-as-you-go cellphone from kajeet?

We think it would be a good idea for our teens to have (a) cell phone(s) . We're considering kajeet and a pay-as-you-go plan. Good/bad idea? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by misha on Apr 22, 2009 - 18 answers

Should I bother getting a smartphone for law school?

How beneficial would getting a PDA/smartphone be to a first-year law student? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Apr 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Need a little time to wake up. wake up well.

I'm tired of the Antelope alarm tone on my BlackBerry. Does anyone have any recommendations for alarm clock tones I can load onto my SD card? [more inside]
posted by ijoyner on Mar 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Can I use a blackberry with a normal voice plan?

Can I use a Blackberry on Verizon Wireless without the special expensive Blackberry plan?
posted by Maia on Jan 11, 2009 - 10 answers

So I bought an iPhone for AT&T and it is aggravating. I need something else. What do you suggest?

So I bought an iPhone for AT&T and it is aggravating. I need something else. What do you suggest? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Dec 19, 2008 - 19 answers

Narrowed my phone choices down to: iPhone, Blackberry Bold, and Samsung Omnia. Which one should I get?

Narrowed my phone choices down to: iPhone, Blackberry Bold, and Samsung Omnia. Which one should I get? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Nov 29, 2008 - 38 answers

BlackBerry 8330 vs MOTO Q9c vs Palm Treo 800w

Will the BlackBerry 8330 work for me? How useful is wifi connectivity (which the 8330 doesn't have)? Is there a significant difference between this phone and the Motorola Q9c? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Oct 1, 2008 - 10 answers

Blackberry and Motorolla F3 Questions

Should I buy an unlocked blackberry and/or cellphone? And should I wait for the "3G" Blackberry that I am told may come out soon on AT&T? And what about the whole Motorola F3 thing from a while back? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Sep 11, 2007 - 4 answers

What is the best device for cellphone and easy text messaging

My wife and I need a pair of Blackberry-type devices (which also function as cell phones) for lots of text-messaging between ourselves throughout the day. We were thinking we wanted Blackberries, but when we went to the Cingular store tonight (we're locked into a Cingular contract until February 2008) the clerk made it sound as though a Windows Mobile device would be better. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Oct 25, 2006 - 17 answers

Affordable options for cellular signal boosting?

I have a Blackberry 7290 and live in a basement apartment. I intermittently get one bar of signal in most places inside, but full service right outside the windows. What is the most effective option to increase service indoors so that I can maintain phone calls? I've seen the expensive cellular repeaters and I can't really justify spending that much. Thanks.
posted by saraswati on Oct 11, 2006 - 8 answers

Point, Shoot, Talk, Text, E-mail, Listen?

Kind of long and detailed general questions about digital cameras, camera phones, Blackberries and cell phone providers... [more inside]
posted by jcwagner on Aug 31, 2006 - 2 answers

Does a Blackberry make a good pager?

Does anyone out there use a Blackberry successfully as a pager? [more inside]
posted by wolftrouble on Jul 12, 2006 - 10 answers

Should I get a Blackberry?

Which cellphone to replace my Ericsson T39m? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Apr 25, 2006 - 2 answers

Email is the killer app - help me go wireless

I'm looking into getting a Blackberry to have access to support requests via email when I'm away from my computer. However, I'm also going to be outside the US for four months this year, attending school, and I'd like to take it with me. Does anyone travel globally while using their Blackberry, and how is the coverage? This will be email only, I don't need the phone capabilities. [more inside]
posted by annathea on Apr 7, 2005 - 10 answers

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