1. Tristin21's Avatar
    Ok, I really want a Blackberry 8330 for Verizon, but I'm wondering if it's really worth it searching everywhere for it because it's an old phone or just get a 9650 or 9630?
    08-28-10 01:34 PM
  2. Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
    Get the 9650.
    08-28-10 01:38 PM
  3. gregnotcraig's Avatar
    Ok, I really want a Blackberry 8330 for Verizon, but I'm wondering if it's really worth it searching everywhere for it because it's an old phone or just get a 9650 or 9630?
    It's only old or obsolete if it no longer meets your needs.
    I have an 8330 and am perfectly happy with it - email, twitter, BBM, full keyboard - all meet my needs.
    Touch screen or OS6 would be nice, but I really don't need them...they are more of a want than anything else.
    08-28-10 01:42 PM
  4. avt123's Avatar
    If you want a BB on Verizon, get the 9650. It will receive OS 6 and is a much better device. The 8330 is no longer supported.
    08-28-10 01:43 PM
  5. Spiral_ouT's Avatar
    Agree with the 9650 comments. It is a major upgrade from the 8330. I loved my curve, but the Bold beats it in every aspect.
    08-28-10 01:47 PM
  6. Nozzles Brewin's Avatar
    I've owned both and can say that the 8330 was a solid device, yes the 9650 is superior in speed and many other ways but the 8330 is not a bad phone.

    op- try the martketplace on here or ebay/craigslist, i wish i still had mine
    08-28-10 04:24 PM
  7. mechanic_joe's Avatar
    Two of my close friends have 8330 curves, and they absolutely love them. The are NOT hardcore blackberry users or abusers, they simply want smartphones they can check email on, check the weather, get good battery life and good reception, and they absolutely swear by their Curves.

    It depends on what you want out of your BB. If you only have basic smartphone needs (the browser is very weak, imo, and painfully slow) the Curve 8330 is an excellent device.
    08-28-10 04:34 PM
  8. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    It's only old or obsolete if it no longer meets your needs.
    I have an 8330 and am perfectly happy with it - email, twitter, BBM, full keyboard - all meet my needs.
    Touch screen or OS6 would be nice, but I really don't need them...they are more of a want than anything else.
    How is your 8330 holding up? I was wondering how many applications you can safely put on the 8330 before it shut down. You mentioned that you have Twitter. What other apps do you have? I'm asking because I was thinking about getting one myself. I love that keyboard. And if I can put a few more applications on it, I would definitely get one. The only thing I would miss is OS 5. I liked the threaded text messaging. But I think I would be able to live without that.

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    08-28-10 04:47 PM
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    ... they simply want smartphones they can check email on, check the weather, get good battery life and good reception, and they absolutely swear by their Curves.

    It depends on what you want out of your BB ....
    I'll second that. I kind of fit that profile, too. Though I'm not quite a user-abuser, I do try to use my Curve to its maximum potential.

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    08-28-10 04:54 PM
  10. pr1nce's Avatar
    I loved my Curve, it's a terrific device, nothing wrong with it at all. But the 9650 is a great device. Plus, it will have BB6 hopefully soon.
    08-28-10 05:29 PM
  11. sampberry's Avatar
    8330 is a good phone. Truthfully you will be ok in the app storage department. There isn't that many good apps for the blackberry. I have 512mb on the 9650 and only have less than 10 apps. IMHO they only run a little snappier on the 9650. Blackberry apps don't seem to be as hardware dependent and blackberry hardware hasn't changed much through the years. You could probably pickup an 8330 pretty cheap whereas the 9650 will cost you (not as much bang for the buck).

    ---edit--- oh wait you got a trackball DOH!!

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    Last edited by sampberry; 08-28-10 at 10:27 PM. Reason: more thoughts
    08-28-10 10:16 PM
  12. rye17's Avatar
    I have the 9630 and my wife has an 8330 and both are happy with our phones. I have no desire to go to os6 and my wife love the version of os5 I put on her 8330.

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    08-28-10 10:27 PM
  13. Xopher's Avatar
    If you're used to the Curve-style keyboard, the 8530 would be a viable option as well.
    08-30-10 10:32 AM
  14. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    Agree with the 9650 comments. It is a major upgrade from the 8330. I loved my curve, but the Bold beats it in every aspect.
    Not true

    The Curve's Trackball is much better fire brickbreaker than the touchpad! :P
    The Curves Body was sooo much stronger

    And the Keyboards are a preference different.
    I love the Bold style keyboard but have friends who love the Curve.

    I just upgraded my second phone from my 8330 to a 9300, and I gotta tell you I do miss my 8330, it was a workhorse of a phone, it's build quality was superior to that of my 9630 and this 9300

    IF all you need is email/BBM/phone, I say get the 8330 if you can find one, probably cost ya less than $100. if you want more out of the phone, the 8330 isn't for you.
    08-30-10 11:22 AM
  15. wiggy999's Avatar
    Ive jammed 30 or 40 apps onto my 8330..and installed OS 5... I AM running low on available memory, of course, but it is a solid phone. I found it had very weak GPS reception, but an external GPS receiver in the car fixed that. I won't be upgrading any time soon!
    08-30-10 11:43 AM
  16. sampberry's Avatar
    If you're used to the Curve-style keyboard, the 8530 would be a viable option as well.
    I wouldn't consider the keyboards the same style. 8530 is much more cramped and not the same tactile feel. 8330 has the best keyboard.

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    08-30-10 12:01 PM
  17. Jude526's Avatar
    I would get the 9650. It is built solid, runs great. Calls are clear, has more memory and it will be getting the new OS and browser. You will have a two year contract and I suggest going with what will take you further. You won't regret having the Bold.
    08-30-10 12:14 PM
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