1. Omniomega's Avatar
    Hi, I found a blackberry style to sell here in my country and I'm thinking about buying one, mainly for music, however, I have some doubts.
    Can I use it without BIS? (There is no provider that works with CDMA here)
    For music and podcast, is it a good choice?
    thanks already for the help
    05-14-18 12:48 AM
  2. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Hi, I found a blackberry style to sell here in my country and I'm thinking about buying one, mainly for music, however, I have some doubts.
    Can I use it without BIS? (There is no provider that works with CDMA here)
    For music and podcast, is it a good choice?
    thanks already for the help
    Without CDMA, no BIS and therefore little radio compatibility, I’d say poor choice. Other Android/IOS old devices would do better without SIM card. If you decided you wanted data, you'd have the option to enable.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-14-18 12:57 AM
  3. Omniomega's Avatar
    Without CDMA, no BIS and therefore little radio compatibility, I’d say poor choice. Other Android/IOS old devices would do better without SIM card. If you decided you wanted data, you'd have the option to enable.
    Thanks, and another question, can I use bbm on wifi only?

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    05-14-18 12:45 PM
  4. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    You could and can with BB10. I’m not sure with BIS. Going back to my Android/IOS comment, BBM is better supported by the outside company Emtek than BBM on BB10 is with BB. Phones requiring BIS were becoming square peg / round hole devices over the last five years. That’s why they’re so inexpensive. They have such limited functionality outside the BIS environment.
    05-14-18 01:06 PM
  5. Nguyen1's Avatar
    I bought a Style just recently this week. It is an 8 year old, worn-looking device. I have no CDMA access (I use ATT) and the wifi doesn't work at all. Nonetheless, I installed Advanced OS/LED on the Style and my two favorite e-readers, Ypubreader and Kindle. Both work fine (although the Kindle obviously will only read MOBI files I install, since I have no net access).

    The Style feels good in hand, has the usual great sunlight visibility of the BBOS phones, and is a great little flip phone. I use it primarily for little notes or e-reading, and for that purpose, it is very good and will continue to remain so indefinitely, I'd imagine. The battery that was included doesn't last long, but batteries are cheap online.

    I don't use the Style as a media player. For that, I have a Storm 1 which is surprisingly a very solid music / video player! The videos do have to be down-converted a little (I use HandBrake to accomplish this), but otherwise, a fun and clicky little device.

    There are, of course, ancient devices, and I would not recommend either for modern-day smartphone use. However, for the hobbyist such as myself, they still remain useful and are fun to play with!
    Omniomega likes this.
    09-01-18 08:04 PM

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