1. PROTO-PMR's Avatar
    I have noticed on eBay that the 8330 is mor expensive than the 8530 what is the reason for this I am a new 8330 owner and I also have a 8530. Please tell me the reason for the trackball version costing more that the touch pad ????
    11-20-10 02:35 PM
  2. Tripster's Avatar
    Well fir starters with the 8330, you can throw that bad girl across the room and it will survive and its just a beast of a machine. IMHO!

    Thnx, Tripster

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    11-20-10 02:38 PM
  3. bbicons's Avatar
    There could be various reasons on ebay why the price would be higher, so this is a hard question to answer if you don't give us two solid examples to compare.

    The original curve does seem to have more durability, and the software is fairly reliable. Software reliability will likely catch up on the 8500 series over time.

    Do you have examples as to what you're talking about?
    11-20-10 02:40 PM
  4. KoolKeyth5's Avatar
    The Curve 83** series was more of a flagship device when it was first released and now the newer Curve models are more like entry level BlackBerrys.
    11-20-10 03:08 PM
  5. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Durability aside I think it is a good question if that is what the OP is seeing.
    They are essentially the same phone except for the memory bump of the 8530. I'd
    still expect newer to sell for more than an old and "end of life" device.
    11-20-10 03:43 PM
  6. Username00089's Avatar
    I'm almost positive the OP is seeing a new 8330 vs used 8530 on eBay. A newer
    device with a memory bump that uses a trackpad instead of the trackball should
    most likely have more of an asking price when it's new vs new
    11-20-10 03:45 PM
  7. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    I'm almost positive the OP is seeing a new 8330 vs used 8530 on eBay. A newer
    device with a memory bump that uses a trackpad instead of the trackball should
    most likely have more of an asking price when it's new vs new
    That begs the question of how likely is it that there are a bunch of new 8330s
    out there? That device has been on the market for quite a while now.
    11-20-10 03:55 PM
  8. Username00089's Avatar
    That begs the question of how likely is it that there are a bunch of new 8330s
    out there? That device has been on the market for quite a while now.
    Not many. At least on eBay. A search with "Blackberry Curve 8330 new" gave me only
    one page of results. Mostly online retailers.

    Same search for 8530 except that I got at most two pages. But I'm not really
    seeing it being offered for cheaper (while brand new).
    11-20-10 04:00 PM
  9. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    Durability aside I think it is a good question if that is what the OP is seeing.
    They are essentially the same phone except for the memory bump of the 8530. I'd
    still expect newer to sell for more than an old and "end of life" device.

    Does anyone have teardown video's of both phones?

    because I know that the other guys I work with who moved from 8330's to 8530's all are having reception problems that didn't exist before ( I got the 9300 instead of the 8530 cause I know OS6 will be coming)

    The Build quality was awesome on the 8330,
    It was nicer to lock/unlock ( I hate using the media keys)
    TrackBall was easy to clean which works better with gloves than the trackpad
    The Keyboard was Back lit on the 8330 it isn't on the 8530/9300
    8330 has a Flash,


    That is all I can think of that I miss about my 8330
    11-20-10 04:55 PM
  10. rocco225's Avatar
    The 8330 was Rim's best selling device ever recorded. I mean that in terms of pure numbers. That is to say they sold more 8330 units than any device. I'm not sure what would make it more desirable now but I suspect that lots of people want to replace their dying or destroyed 8330 with another one.
    11-22-10 02:12 PM
  11. Duvi's Avatar
    examples of this would be nice...
    11-22-10 02:56 PM
  12. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Sometimes the latest lacks in certain ways. I have a personal 8310 and I had a work 8530. I found that I preferred the *feel* of the 8310. The 8530 felt too plasticky, too light, too flimsy.
    I love my 8310 so much that I still use it sometimes!!! That's saying a lot for me, given that I've used a 9000, a 9700, and a 9800 since I first had my 8310.
    At times it's just a personal preference....seems other people agree!!!

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    11-22-10 03:24 PM
  13. MrP's Avatar
    Wow- I also loved my 8310 but there is no way I would say I liked it more (in any way) than my 9000 or 9700.
    But the 8300 series are good solid phones.

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    11-22-10 03:44 PM
  14. eve6er69's Avatar
    I can't tell you how many times I have thought about going back to my 8330 from my 9650. The bold is in every way better than the curve except for 2 things. Signal stability and battery life.

    If your like "most" blackberry users you only use your phone for email and txt and occasional googling something. For that you don't need the latest and greatest things, the only thing that made me get the bold was because I was using so many apps.

    If there was a way to get the memory of the bold onto the curve I would have never switched, I was tired of hovering around 21MB of memory every night.

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    11-22-10 11:32 PM
  15. lssanjose's Avatar
    That same dilemma brought me to upgrade out of the 8330 to an 8530, or better. Aside from memory, I needed non-castrated GPS, a trouble-free navigation mechanism. These in mind, I went with the storm 2 when I made the decision. I was already eligible for an upgrade, and figured if I'm going to upgrade, I'd better make it worth my while.
    11-23-10 12:10 AM
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