1. Briarberry's Avatar
    I am almost ready to purchase my first blackberry - a curve. I really know nothing about blackberries. I probably really don't need one but I spend a lot of time sitting in an arena during the winter while my daughter skates and I thought the blackberry would come in handy. I also would use it as a cell phone (obviously). I am totally clueless when it comes to technology so am I crazy for thinking about getting a curve? My daughter is far more savvy when it comes to techy stuff so I figure I can rely on her.
    Please be honest and tell me if you I will be able to use this thing without becoming totally frustrated.
    09-05-08 05:45 PM
  2. fishkat's Avatar
    Hi! I don't think you will go wrong in getting a BB Curve. This is my 1st one & I,ve found it to be invaluable! The folks on here are very helpful, plus there are numerous 'how to's' & helpful hints. Please take the time to browse the site, it will help you get an idea of what is offered, plus the reviews are very informative.
    Have fun!

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    09-05-08 06:04 PM
  3. Ter1990's Avatar
    Great time killer. I am sitting in a resaurant right now waiting on my food.

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    09-05-08 06:20 PM
  4. jhaebre's Avatar
    I don't think you could go wrong either with a curve. I'm the mother of 2 and a full time student I must say it is very handy and keep all of us on schedule. I love my Curve so much I had to have 2 them. There not all that hard to use my mom is using my old curve and she loves it.

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    09-05-08 06:23 PM
  5. CorrinaSays's Avatar
    I think Curves are pretty easy to learn to use, just by playing with them. Whatever you can't figure out you can come here and learn about. This has been a very helpful resource to me when I've been stuck on something with my Berry. I say get one! You'll love it once you get the hang of it. :-)
    09-05-08 07:03 PM
  6. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    You don't have to need one, you just have to want one. That is a good enough answer for me...
    09-05-08 07:08 PM
  7. hearmeoutx's Avatar
    You don't have to need one, you just have to want one. That is a good enough answer for me...
    You took the words right out of my mouth !
    09-05-08 07:09 PM
  8. hal1's Avatar
    similar situation here. Just got mine last month. Other than a phone, it's my toy.. Lots of web browsing, look up weather, gps, memo-pad, email with attachments (read pictures)... just lots of playing, and only 30 bucks a month more for the data plan than my 'regular' phone.

    Like I said, great toy, not used at all for any business applications.

    My latest discovery, it's even a portable radio with moodio.fm streaming if you have the extra $3 per month, you will NOT regret it.
    09-05-08 07:14 PM
  9. ScandaLeX's Avatar
    Briar, 1st - Welcome to CrackBerry!!

    From reading your post, I would advice you to stop doing what you're doing. If you keep that up, you'll intimidate yourself enough that you wont even want one.

    Its a phone. You can make calls, surf the net & play games. At the end of the day, its not such a complex device that you wont be able to figure out. At ANY time you run into a problem, this forum is FULL of members that can help you out. There's no need to have an oxygen take on standby.

    When you get it & set it up, do some of the basic stuff first. Familiarize yourself with its size, shape & apps. Make those phone calls. When you're ready to get into that "techy" stuff....see us....dont give it to your daughter. How's she supposed to skate & sort your issues out at the same time?
    09-05-08 07:15 PM
  10. saechavarry's Avatar
    The Curve is a great device, you will Love it!!

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    09-05-08 08:34 PM
  11. kzshortie's Avatar
    I will agree 100% with the above comments that this site is amazing and will help you through.(They don't call it crackberry.com for nothing haha) My first and only is a curve and I fell in love with it right away. Took a bit to get used to the key board but now I'm a wiz at it. Just do it! You know you want to! And make sure you keep us posted on your progress!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-06-08 12:43 AM
  12. neicy17's Avatar
    Welcome, and I say YES, you need one I have one for work, and used to think that one was "cool" (8700)...but since I got the curve for my personal use, I am in love! I am satisfied with this phone, the many things you can do with it, and the functionality. I think you can't go wrong.
    09-06-08 01:37 AM
  13. cpain94's Avatar
    only had my curve for about 2 weeks.hands down the best phone/device i have ever owned
    09-06-08 12:48 PM
  14. Kinetic's Avatar
    Go for it. I'm on my curve right now killing time at a mall waiting for someone.

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    09-06-08 12:55 PM
  15. PedroTheGoat#CB's Avatar
    The learning curve is actually not that bad. My girlfriend is not a huge fan of complicated gadgets. It only took me a day to get her familiar with her Curve. Now she can't put the thing down! So it's not as tough as you think.
    I also just ordered my Curve too! Woo! So I'm anxiously awaiting the mail guy to show up on Tuesday.

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    09-06-08 01:20 PM
  16. neecee90's Avatar
    I just got my first BB (curve 3880) about 2 weeks ago and just love it! Go get one NOW, you won't regret it.
    09-06-08 02:12 PM
  17. Briarberry's Avatar
    I have decided to call and order my Blackberry Curve on Monday!!!! Thank you for all the positive feedback. I am sure I will be able to figure it all out and if I get stuck I can just ask my questions here. I am so glad I found this site. Skating season has started and I just about go nuts sitting at the arena, now I will have something to do while I wait!
    I love red, I drive a red vehicle so I'm going with a red Blackberry!
    09-06-08 08:26 PM
  18. firedancergurl6's Avatar
    I say do it! I just got my gorgeous pink curve yesterday and couldn't be happier with my first smart phone! I'm on it right now.
    09-06-08 08:53 PM