12-09-2010 06:58 PM
I recently purchased a blackberry curve 8330, in fact I purchased several. I was aware of the fact that the phone could not be charged using the usb port. Taking the battery out and charging didn't bother me. Then I found out that data could not be transferred without connecting physically with a usb cable. You can sync the calendar, address book and other Outlook applications using bluetooth, but not transfer music, articles, etc. It is such a shame that Blackberry would build such a find phone, which has the rep of being the workhorse of Blackberrys, but fail to make it possible to fully sync with Bluetooth, especially considering that few curve 8330 over a year old remain capable of usb use. Some think this is a result of abuse to the usb connection, but I don't believe so, because the one I bought from a friend was working fine when he stopped using it and put it in a drawer for three months. Then when he got it out and decided to sell it, he found the usb port was no longer working. I believe the proble is a circutry weakness. Anyway, I am not looking for an answer, just blowing off steam. I probably will go back to my Palm which can be fully sync with cable or Bluetooth...a feature that Blackberry needs to check into.
12-09-2010 07:07 PM
So, you're blowing off steam at RIM because you knowingly bought a device that was broken when you bought it? Okaaaay....
12-09-2010 07:21 PM
New it could not be charged by usb...what I understand is a common problem with 8330, don't know about others. The phone cannot be fully synced because it is broken, but because it was made that way OKAAA!
12-09-2010 07:26 PM
That is NOT a common problem. If there was a problem with the device when new then it should have been returned/exchanged.
I don't quite understand why one would complain that a device that they knew was defective when they bought it, doesn't work.