1. walker4's Avatar
    I am joining verizon soon and am getting a blackberry. I am a pervious blackberry owner through sprint (8830 and 8330). I was thinking about getting verizons blackberry 8703e but cannot seem to get a strait forward answer and was wondering if you all could help me.

    First, does the 8703e have BBmessager?
    Second, does AOL instant messanger come on the phone? If not can it be downloaded to the phone?
    Can I download ringtones somehow to the 8703e?
    Lastly, can I receive pictures either through text or email to the blackberry 8703e?

    I am trying to decide whether or not I want this phone or the curve. I do not really use a camera that much, however, I would like to view pictures if people happen to send them to me. I keep getting mixed answers on what this phone can do. I also talked to a verizon rep and he could not even give me a clear answer. If you are a verizon user please help me.
    12-19-08 11:21 PM
  2. walker4's Avatar
    if any of you who have this phone could respond it would be very helpful..thank youu...
    12-20-08 09:46 AM
  3. wegonemakeit's Avatar
    Go curve the 8703e can't do pic in sms online in email and the curve is great and I don't think you can add custom tone to calls or sms

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    12-20-08 09:49 AM
  4. walker4's Avatar
    i would appreciate it if anyone else could chime in too!

    thank you!
    12-20-08 09:18 PM
  5. ykim's Avatar
    I am joining verizon soon and am getting a blackberry. I am a pervious blackberry owner through sprint (8830 and 8330). I was thinking about getting verizons blackberry 8703e but cannot seem to get a strait forward answer and was wondering if you all could help me.

    First, does the 8703e have BBmessager?
    Second, does AOL instant messanger come on the phone? If not can it be downloaded to the phone?
    Can I download ringtones somehow to the 8703e?
    Lastly, can I receive pictures either through text or email to the blackberry 8703e?

    I am trying to decide whether or not I want this phone or the curve. I do not really use a camera that much, however, I would like to view pictures if people happen to send them to me. I keep getting mixed answers on what this phone can do. I also talked to a verizon rep and he could not even give me a clear answer. If you are a verizon user please help me.
    I used to have the 8703e until I recently got the Curve. The phone did have BBmessanger. Not sure about AOL. I was able to download ringtones and receive pics through emails. I hope this helps!
    12-20-08 09:21 PM
  6. adolan21's Avatar
    Doesn't have AOL but you can probably download it. No Picture emails, and I'm not sure about ringtones, I imagine you could.
    12-21-08 09:50 PM
  7. walker4's Avatar
    anyone else have input? i have to make up my mind shortly!! please help!
    12-22-08 11:09 AM
  8. soxfan04's Avatar
    The 8703e does not support picture text messages but you can view pictures through email. It does come with BB Messenger. I am not sure about AOL. You can download ring tones. I have used both the 8703e and the 8130 (Pearl). I am currently using the 8703e because I could not get used to the Pearl keyboard. I am waiting to upgrade to the Curve once I am able to do so.
    12-26-08 08:49 AM
  9. dhaninugraha's Avatar
    First, does the 8703e have BBmessager?
    yes it does.

    Second, does AOL instant messanger come on the phone? If not can it be downloaded to the phone?
    no it doesn't come with one, but it can be downloaded from the blackberry website.

    Can I download ringtones somehow to the 8703e
    you should be able to.

    Lastly, can I receive pictures either through text or email to the blackberry 8703e?
    through email; yes. through text; AFAIK no.


    hope that helps
    01-01-09 06:38 AM
  10. secretagentberry's Avatar
    pics in emails yes. idk bout aol, but i dont think so if i had to guess. go wit da curve, the 8703e is dated, and although im considering getting one, its because theyre cheap on ebay. not because theyre real cool or nothin
    01-03-09 09:17 PM
  11. crackvegas78's Avatar
    Get the Curve. 8703 was great, but it is past its prime. Curve is a bit faster as well, and I think has more memory which is a huge factor
    01-03-09 09:26 PM
  12. blackenedberry's Avatar
    ok, if the remaining options were 8330 or 8830WE which would you fine folks recommend?
    01-05-09 05:33 PM
  13. gtstang462002's Avatar
    ok, if the remaining options were 8330 or 8830WE which would you fine folks recommend?
    I would go 8330. Only reason is the fact that it has more OS memory. Other than that I love my 8830WE
    01-05-09 06:58 PM
  14. blackenedberry's Avatar
    k, 8330 it is. you bb ppl rock.
    01-05-09 11:05 PM
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