so i had the choice between an 8520, Bold 9700 and an iPhone, already having an ipod touch i decided to opt for a blackberry. everybody at school has this phone so i tried it out. for me, its sluggish, tempermental, and the internet speed is shocking. the internet however is down to the lack of 3G, so in answer to a previous question, no you cant use a 3 sim card in it. but for me the two biggest problems i had with the 8520 are the screen and the build quality. the screen for starters is shocking in my opinion, icons are fuzzy and text just isnt smothed properly. but the biggest has to be the screen quality. my friend lent me hers to send a text and all i can say is the keys are plasticy, the rubber on the back is tacky and the back case is so easy to pull off. all of these factors led me to getting the bold 9700, which improves all of these downfalls (and i actually mean it) however i do thing this phone deserves ** because to put it simply, it is a blackberry, it does exactly what is says on the tin, email internet music photos videos and it does them all to a reasonable level, especially the former.
so my question i pose to you, is are you desparate for a blackberry?
can you only afford an 8520?
do you have a bb data plan (VERY IMPORTANT)?
is music/entertainment more important than email/internet?
if you answer yes, then go ahead and get this phone, however i found it wasnt right for me (: