"Gutted version of REAL BlackBerry. Only for lite user."2.0 starson by robindustygraves
Pros: All BB security, years of research, SOLID design, BB keyboard, GPS Satellite, Bluetooth device wireless, Wi-Fi device to device, Loud speaker, better than average quality, standard camera, fairly predictable features.
Cons: You immediately notice (if you use Blackberries ) that is a gutted version of previous models! Missing the flash, memory is only 1/4 Gig, and the BB OS (programming)is so bloated with junk that "YOU" can't use the phone- it CRASHES constantly!
Summary: I put a FULL, Quick review on my website, kidbots.com that is 50,000+ characters, and, which has photos of the ERROR SCREENS. This review is at kidbots.com/WEBADD/BLACKBERRY_9300_REVIEW/BB_9300_REVIEW.html This BB 9300 is with WIND Mobile in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, and between the totally unnecessary junk in the BB Operating System, OS6, like 2 full-screen videos every time you turn it on ( memory hogs )and the dozens of "start up" technical problems and even worse, the dozens of MANAGEMENT problems with WIND, the BlackBerry experience is destroyed. I purchased the the 9300 CASH, (over $200 US )and then had to buy the cases, the SD memory cards, 2 spare batteries and 2 battery chargers, etc. etc. and after 2 months all I do is FIGHT with it! I welcome the New Kid On the BLOCK, WIND, and will continue with them and the BB 9300, since Wind's problems can be immediately FIXED, and the BB 9300 is completely "flashable" (like upgrading a computer from Windows 98 to Windows XP ) and with a new operating system that allows the "USER" to "choose" to delete ridiculous Menus, delete ridiculous Memory Hogs, delete ridiculous "FEATURES" ( like full screen videos you do not want every time it turns on ! )delete pages of "words" on lists the BB 9300 has permanently loaded in the OS that take up memory, delete, delete, and more delete, so that you, ( THE CUSTOMER )...can actually "USE" it! I have Pay AS you Go type of PRE paid, UNLIMITED 'everything' including BB, and DATA, and TETHERING ( connecting to my computer to USB to the BB 9300 to give Internet to my computer - that is how I am typing this )Absolutely NO other Cell Phone Provider will give me this for $49 a month! If I had known that RIM was unleashing a gutted DOWN graded cell phone on the unsuspecting public, I would have gladly paid more for a better Blackberry. Too late, there is no upgrade "path" - when I asked a WIND rep what to do with the 9300 if I got a REAL Blackberry, they said to "throw it out" or "Give it to a KID". However, any kid is 10 times MORE demanding than any adult, and would be completely disgusted in less than a day! I hope RIM upgrades the OS 6 so that the "USER" can 'choose' what to delete, to free up memory - as it is, the 9300 continually pops up with hundreds of ERRORS, most of which relate to LOW MEMORY! DO NOT BUY THIS phone, or get it "FREE" on a plan, IF you are an experienced Cell Phone USER -- YOU WILL BE Severely Disappointed! If you have a wretched "OLD" phone with a PQRS7 keyboard, and want something a bit better, this might work. It will NOT do anything Modern like Full Online Internet Video Streaming, longer than a few seconds, and then kicks out into an ERROR MESSAGE! If you have a few more DOLLARS, get a REAL Blackberry - they are likely worth the extra money.