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    pre installed apps on Curve 83XX

    I presently have a g'zone commando with android and absolutely despise it. About 90% of the pre-installed apps on the phone I have no use for (youtube, NFL something, twitter, slacker, etc) I am seriously considering going to an older Curve 83XX, I got touchy feely with the new Bold at Verizon and don't like it much, I preferred the Curve. The question I have is since I have virtually 0 experience with a Blackberry, how much bloatware is pre-installed onto them and can any of the preinstalled stuff be removed easily? All I use on my existing phone is email, phone and text message when I'm forced to because of the awful virtual keypad that rarely works. I suspect I'll use text message more with the actual keyboard. Any help would be greatly appreciated before I dive in and order one.




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    Quote Originally Posted by a77ssii View Post
    I presently have a g'zone commando with android and absolutely despise it. About 90% of the pre-installed apps on the phone I have no use for (youtube, NFL something, twitter, slacker, etc) I am seriously considering going to an older Curve 83XX, I got touchy feely with the new Bold at Verizon and don't like it much, I preferred the Curve. The question I have is since I have virtually 0 experience with a Blackberry, how much bloatware is pre-installed onto them and can any of the preinstalled stuff be removed easily? All I use on my existing phone is email, phone and text message when I'm forced to because of the awful virtual keypad that rarely works. I suspect I'll use text message more with the actual keyboard. Any help would be greatly appreciated before I dive in and order one.
    Welocome to a77ssii

    The BlackBerry Curve 83xx series , has all of the features you're looking for, they may not be as advanced as the newer BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370, or the all touch BlackBerry Curve 9380 OS7 devices, but I can promise you that you'll have a easier experience e-mailing anyone, as we all know, BlackBerry devices holds the crown for email features.

    As for uninstalling preinstalled applications, you can easily remove or add any BlackBerry Application, from BlackBerry Desktop Manager which is available to PC, and Mac users.

    If you need any further questions, please post back on , and one of us will try to reply as soon as possible.

    Thank you.

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    Let me make sure I understand this, ANY application (obviously aside from those it must have to operate) can be installed or removed? This is one of the reasons for my hatred of my commando, it is packed with apps that cannot be removed unless I root the phone and even then some are tied into the OS. So I can technically just have an app for email, internet and messaging with no other bloatware plugging up the phone on me?
    Also will the BB freak out by me running email thorough my own domain/server? I have to reinstall all my info on the commando monthly, because it's not gmail and I don't use gmail it deletes all data every month and requests I agree to their contract and get an account with them at the same time.

    As to the other devices you mentioned, I'm staying away from the touch series because I prefer the hard keyboard, I don't really like touch screens that much, and can you explain basically what would be different between the 83XX series and the 93XX series?

    I have a feeling I should have gone with my gut instinct and gone BB in the beginning rather than let the salesman talk me into this phone. All he kept saying is "BB is dead, they won't be around much longer, you get so much more with android". Yup, I get a lot more aspirin and a lot more urges to chuck it out the window with the one I got.

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    Took the plunge. Got an 8530 and Otterbox Defender coming, I should have it middle of next week. Then the questions begin, looking at the manual it appears to be a lot more user friendly than what I have now so hoping the learning curve isn't too bad. I run Linux on my laptop so I think the bigger challenge will be getting the BB software onto my computer and working than me learning how to operate the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a77ssii View Post
    Let me make sure I understand this, ANY application (obviously aside from those it must have to operate) can be installed or removed? This is one of the reasons for my hatred of my commando, it is packed with apps that cannot be removed unless I root the phone and even then some are tied into the OS. So I can technically just have an app for email, internet and messaging with no other bloatware plugging up the phone on me?
    Once you plug in your BlackBerry device into the computer via USB cable,click Applications in the BlackBerry Desktop Software, where you can add or remove languages, messenger services, native or third party applications, etc...

    Quote Originally Posted by a77ssii View Post
    As to the other devices you mentioned, I'm staying away from the touch series because I prefer the hard keyboard, I don't really like touch screens that much, and can you explain basically what would be different between the 83XX series and the 93XX series?
    For more information visit BlackBerry Curve 83xx series, and BlackBerry Curve 93xx series

    Quote Originally Posted by a77ssii View Post
    Took the plunge. Got an 8530 and Otterbox Defender coming, I should have it middle of next week. Then the questions begin, looking at the manual it appears to be a lot more user friendly than what I have now so hoping the learning curve isn't too bad. I run Linux on my laptop so I think the bigger challenge will be getting the BB software onto my computer and working than me learning how to operate the phone.
    Congratulations, on your BlackBerry Curve 8530 device, with the Otterbox Defender, is has been proven that their products use some of the best protection for any BlackBerry smartphone.

    It will take time, like anything else out there a77ssii, to learn something new, in addition to the BlackBerry Desktop Software which is required to update OS, install apps, games, and so much more.

    Be patient, and you will learn to enjoy your Curve 8530.

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    how to get rid off the preinstalled themes on my curve (sprint n verizon)..thx

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    OK, this has been a long and arduous journey but the end is near. Bought a refurbished 8530, it was DOA. They replaced it with another, it will call out and receive calls, no text or web but is not seeing the Verizon network, only "test network". They don't have another replacement so getting a refund. Found a brand new 8530 that should be here on Wed. I'm still using the 2nd phone even without web and text ability, it so much easier to use than that android. The BB actually does what I want it do do rather than what it thinks I should be doing. Hands down this is the first cell phone that I actually like and I've been carrying a cell phone since the first Motorola Micro-TAC came out. Once I get this one up and running I'll start looking for a backup 8530 just in case. I don't want to end up being forced into another touch screen anything. You'll be seeing me around once I can explore more of what the phone can do. Thanks for your help reaper.

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