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11-22-2009 01:27 PM
Hi, I'm LynneSki, I've only had my BB Curve for a week now...starting to get the hang of it! Off to get a media card and maybe a bluetooth today...any tips on picking a good bluetooth that wont break the bank and is fairly easy to use? I've got enought to learn with my BB, don't need it with a bluetooth too!!
11-22-2009 01:46 PM
I would use google for both basic research on media cards and bluetooth headsets and for finding an online retailer. I cannot recall the last time I purchased something for one of my phones at a bricks and mortar store. There is simply too much operating overhead for them to be price competitive. I have had great luck with both Amazon.com and Ebay.
Media card pricing is dropping steadily. If the Curve takes a MicroSD card they can be found readily in the $20.00 for an 8gb card.
Bluetooth headsets are also dropping in price. Bluetooth headsets are generally a safe bet regardless of brand as long as it indicates it is compliant with the same standard as your Curve.
I have to tell my beloved though you get what you pay for in Bluetooth headsets. She always wanted to buy the cheapest she could find and wonder why it either did not work well or was uncomfortable to wear for any length of time.
Good names in Bluetooth are Jabra, BlueAnt, Jawbone and Motorola. They all have good units out there. I generally will find out what is the "second" to newest model. The newest model will be at the highest price and generally the feature set doesn't change sufficiently to warrant the extra money. Since they want to clear inventory they will discount the last previous model.
You want something that is comfortable. Look at how it is worn and whether or not it has a speaker or has an earbud. I find that I like the earbud type over the external speaker but that is just my preference. New technology is making headway in the industry with circuitry to isolate voice transmission and filter out ambient noise. That will add to the cost however. If you find yourself in noisy environments that is a cost you might find worth it though.
As to the media card get the highest gb card your Curve will take and your budget allow. You cannot have enough memory for content. I currently have an 8gb card (one came with and I have a spare) for my Storm. I am waiting for the price to drop a tad more before upgrading to a 16gb card. That is because I am a music fanatic and always as Oliver Twist said "want more".
Most retail shops are way behind in discounting pricing for both cards and headsets. Look at them at a bricks and mortar but buy online. The savings can be substantial.
11-22-2009 08:47 PM
11-22-2009 08:58 PM
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11-22-2009 09:16 PM
Remember when deciding to use "applications" to access things that you don't need an application for: They take up memory!
I have Facebook bookmarked in the browser, I have Facebook as a contact for sending photos. Why waste precious memory for an application?
11-23-2009 05:26 PM
Media card capacity is dependent on the OS you are running on your device: Media Card Compatibility
Go to options-about - 3rd line down will read v4.x.x.xxx and that is your OS.
Bluetooth headsets are very much a personal decision as FA1SGL explained.
This listing may help as well: Supported bluetooth headsets
Keep coming back and let us know how it goes.
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11-24-2009 09:58 AM
Hi, I'm LynneSki, I've only had my BB Curve for a week now...starting to get the hang of it! Off to get a media card and maybe a Bluetooth today...any tips on picking a good Bluetooth that wont break the bank and is fairly easy to use? I've got enough to learn with my BB, don't need it with a Bluetooth too!!
Hello Lynneski, I don't think anyone can give you good advice on picking out a Bluetooth. Your best bet may be to go online, (Amazon.com for one), check prices, go online to Znet or Cnet and look at the reviews and than to a store for a finally look. Pay close attention to the buttons that control you functions (off-on & volume). Some Bluetooth are very small, some are too large. After owning two Bluetooth headsets, I finally went to a stereo wired head set, but that just my preference (great for listening to music). Good luck & make it work for you
I'm rockin the BlackBerry DTEK60, Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook,BT Headset HS-700
11-24-2009 02:27 PM
Good place to look at too.
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I like the HS 500 since it does not get planted into the canal and make your ear sore.
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11-25-2009 12:39 AM
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