1. sydnybru's Avatar
    After 5 months of checking the crackberry site nearly every day. Ive finalyy decided to register! should of done it earlier.. However I do not own a blackberry YET! Im tired of watching you tube videos trying to help me make up my mind. Im 80% sure ill decdied to go with the 8900. BUt afew quezzys, hope someone can help.

    Ok I 'wont' really be using my blackberry for emails to often, and I hope i wont be using it for the net either.

    I will however be using it for the music, the calender and tasks section,
    txting friends with the full querty pad. I guess there the main things. So is it worth me getting one? I have an old samsung g600 worst phone ive ever bought EVER. I never have it switched on as theres nothing to do.

    The kind of apps i would get woud be weather, world maps, games, and radio.

    Also Im used to using radio so was wondering are there good apps so i can listen to all my local stations. Im in the UK and would love to be able to listen to international radio stations from other countrys. That i usually have to open with winamp on my pc. Would i be able to listen to them on a blackberry.

    Other than being a great internet and email phone is it worth it for the average phone user? I want a phone, diary, photo holder, music all in one really but im worried im jsut following the crowed. I have NO blackberry today but am definatly a crackbery blackberry who is having nightmares about them.

    Or can anyone advise me would the bold or wait around for the niagra .

    Oh so confusing :S

    Oh p.s whats the sound quality like on the 8900 music.

    Great to be a member cant wait to joing in the convo
    04-24-09 08:07 AM
  2. errtex's Avatar
    "Niagara"?.... Gonna have to look that up and check it out. I'm guessing you're with Tmo too since you're asking about the 8900... Figures they would be coming out with a new one soon after I bought mine. LoL... I have had my 8900 for about 2 months now and had the storm before it. I really dig the 8900, but I've never seen a radio app for it and I know it didn't come on it new. but that's not to say there isn't one out there.... I'll have to do some "investigating" now. Welcome to the forum and, if u go w/ a berry, welcome to the addiction!!

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    04-24-09 08:28 AM
  3. errtex's Avatar
    Ooops.... 4got to answer ur last "quezzy", lol.... The sound on the 8900 is remarkably clear. I mean, its no bose wave radio, but not bad for a mobile phone. If you have bluetooth on ur stereo its nice too.... It comes with a dual earbud but I recommend buying an aftermarket pair somewhere... These aren't to comfortable after a while if you use the music player a lot (as I do)

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    04-24-09 08:34 AM
  4. cnorton's Avatar
    The Niagara is going to be a CDMA phone for Verizon so it will differ from the GSM 8900. The 8900 is a great phone I've had it for a month and it's just great. The speaker that can play music is pretty good quality for it being the speaker for the speaker phone. It has a headphone jack as well. I'd recommend getting a 1gb or larger MicroSD card for it so you can load it with music. Now the weather apps, radio (Slacker Radio) will require a data plan and you'll probably learn to love getting your email, and web.

    EDIT: Yeah don't use the headphones that come with it, unless you like listening to your music though tin cans.
    04-24-09 08:38 AM
  5. sydnybru's Avatar
    haha thanks huys, ah i would o replied sooner but i lost my post! i couldnt remember where i posted!!! great cheers for that
    04-28-09 06:08 PM
  6. Ziptied's Avatar
    Iheartradio is a free radio client for bb's I'm in south carolina and listening to a los angeles station right now on my 8900, btw go for it. The phone rocks

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    04-28-09 06:42 PM
  7. CatAlex's Avatar
    Sound is awesome on the 8900. When I'm not on calls I'm listening to music. My mp3s sound great on here & iheartradio & Slacker radio are great. I have Pandora too but it's very finicky and doesn't always load.

    Truth be told, the stock stereo headset that comes with the handset is great for listening to music. I still use it sometimes but prefer the Zagg.com stereo headsets. Great quality and comfort for all the BB listening pleasure.
    04-29-09 08:53 PM
  8. jnoon's Avatar
    I say get tha 8900 not just cuz i have one but bcuz it does everything ur askin 4. I wasnt into emailin like that until i got mine (just cuz I find it easier to transfer files and pics that way.) B4 i got mine i was much like urself I had a samsung blast which now pales in comparison 2 tha 8900. I wasnt sure if i should get it at first but I'm glad i did. U may not use tha net so much now but u will after lol.
    Radio is awesum u will have so many options 2 chose from i use slacker and flycast both r good.
    Plus u dont have 2 stress tha earfone thing cuz u can any u love earfone on ya fone for listening to radio and calls!!

    I have a 8gb memory card so when ma mp3 player dies on me i use ma fone.

    I hope i help u out sum. And dont stress about followin a crowd I always great minds think alike.
    Cheers!!
    04-30-09 02:16 AM
  9. wrxm33's Avatar
    Sounds like you need an iPhone 3G instead of a Blackberry... the iphone 3G has a more user friendly interface and easy to use. App Store can give you all the possible software needs.

    A Blackberry would be more customizable phone and business oriented. The main feature for a BB is the Push email.

    Also, if you want to listen to international radio online with your phone, make sure you have a 3G service. Only the 3G service can do streaming and call at the same time. If you are streaming with EDGE (8900), you may lost a lot of phone calls because the EDGE cannot allow data and voice running at the same time.
    04-30-09 02:21 AM
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