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    My Blackberry 8220 Review

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    Kickstart is a great phone for young people like me, since its easy to use. just a flip away! anyways there are somethings i noticed about the kickstart, mostly they are negative things, but what can you do.

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    The phone by itself has a nice outside design with i really like. Its all black and silver around with looks great, and it feels/looks small when its closed. but when you open it u go like "man this is huge" with it is, maybe a little bit. the thing i hate about it is that they could have made the buttons small, they are just too big. there is a huge space wasted below the keyboard where the speaker is. Oh ya the speaker on the kickstart is actually where you talk. There are two openings so you would prolly wonder, oh two speakers, but no its only one. the other one is for talking on the phone. the speaker is really clear and i actually think that its louder than the pearl, but i havent tested that yet.

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    the screen of the kickstart may seem big, right? Yeah it is big but the icons and everything that apears on the screen is freaking small! maybe im not used to it or something but ever the curve or the older pearls have biger icons and stuff. Also the screen is not as crispy as on the bold, but the sharpness of the screen is actually good. The external screen is ok, its kinda bad quality but i let it go. as you get your txt msg it apearss on the external screen with is a really good feature for txt in class (haha jk ) however i still havent been able to "scroll" throught my msgs as i heard it once that you can actually do that.

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    the OS is the same as the bold, 4.6. The kickstart will shipp with .151 on USA T-mobile. This is where the pain is, i dont know if it is the phone, or the OS but this thing is horribly slow. It takes like a min to diall a number or go to icons, folders and so on but especially in Media. Yes it is slow. But the sad thing is that the kickstart doesnt have the fade away thingy in media when u select pictures, music, video or ring tones. moving on..

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    Another thing i like about the Kickstart is how it lays on your eat, cheek while you are talking on the phone, the middle part pretty much goes on ur cheek bone with feels more confortable talking on it than with other flip phones.....

    Ill add more if i catch anything or if i rmr anything else

    Btw this is my first review ever so i might have not metioned something, so if you want to know something just tell me and ill add it or give u the answer


    Front i rly love it



    Icons are too small


    See that space below the keyboard?
    waste....


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    And those are the two speakers on the bottom of the phone

    Last edited by mac14x; 10-14-2008 at 01:23 AM.
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    good review thanks man

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    good review, my manager said the same thing about the delay but it was the same delay with the curve about 2-3 seconds is what i notice.

    great review. remeber you have 14 days with the device, so if you aren't happy bring it back, and don't forget t-mobile is running a promo where the first month of dat service is free so give it a shot
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    good info i didnt know that i wont get mine yet i went to the store guy said my upgrade doesnt go in until july09 so it would be full price 350.. OUCH i called tmo they said i can do it but they couldnt give me an upgrade price so they said go online i went online and its not working lolz. i will try again tomorow see what the price is.

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    great review thanks for all the info. much appreciated

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    Thanks for the review.

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    the slowness/lagging is what made me ditch the pearl, i hope this phone isnt as bad, good review btw.
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    Very Nice review.

    I think if you get the data plan the device will be a little faster. This was one issue I did not like with the pearl was the data speed.

    The icons has to be that size with the resolution. The higher the resolution, the smaller the icons. It's even that way on laptops and computer monitors.
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    picked up the flip last night and have not notcied any delay whatsoever. Seems as fast as the curve or Bold. Has UMA which is a big plus. Love the phone so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by bglawrence View Post
    picked up the flip last night and have not notcied any delay whatsoever. Seems as fast as the curve or Bold. Has UMA which is a big plus. Love the phone so far
    Do you have the bold? Prolly not if you think its as fast, I have the bold, curve and 8100 pearl and the flip is the slowest one of them all. I hop its just the software.
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