Lero and I have been playing with the new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9320 for the last month or so and we are going to tell you about what we love and what we don’t about it! We were both sent one to review so that we could give a parents and teenagers perspective on it! This is what Lero aged 15 thinks of it…
In my opinion the BlackBerry is a decent phone with it’s fair share of good and bad points. The app store on the BlackBerry is very useful and very easy to use, and is filled with some really good apps. My personal favourite is the “Advance OS and LED” app. It allows you to be able to add specific coloured LED lights to your contacts so you know who has either text or called you just by looking at the colour of the light ( if you can remember which contact you assigned the colour too) It is quite fun to use.
I really like the design of the phone and find it easy to use but there are a lot of menu’s so it can get a bit complicated; a lot of the things are unnecessary and I will never use. A lot of my friends have BlackBerry so it’s great to be able to go on BBM and not have to worry about it using up text messages. The ear phones it comes with aren’t really the comfiest but other ear phones can be used so it’s not a big problem.
For Internet use the BlackBerry is brilliant; Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all work brilliantly, a lot better than on any other phone I have used those apps for. Also Internet explore is very easy to use and unlike other phones I have used you don’t have to wait a life time for it to load.
The camera on the BlackBerry is disappointing for many reasons, for one you have no option to focus the camera therefore the picture quality is very low and pictures often turn out blurred (unless you have a very steady hand). Many other phones have better quality cameras. On the other hand once you have taken a picture there are many things you can then do with it, for example you can then assign the picture you have just taken to a certain contact and then the picture shall appear when that contact is calling you. Or you could easily post the picture on Twitter or Facebook with a press of a button or there are quite a lot of apps that you can download to edit your photos.
The ” BlackBerry” button or the button for all things I think it should be called is also a very useful part of the phone, instead of having to remember a lot of different “option buttons, this button has all of the options, just press it and a list of about ten options opens for you to take your pick from.
Overall I think the BlackBerry is a decent phone, To improve the phone the game graphics could be improved because they’re very poor, also there is no need for the masses of options; I’m sure a few of them could be removed. For calls, text messages, surfing the web, organisation the BlackBerry® Curve™ 9320 is brilliant; my absolute favorite thing is BBM! A brilliant instant messaging service that I don’t think I could live without now! I think the camera could be better quality but for the price I think it is a great phone 🙂