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