Updating my verizon blackberry 8830 firmware
The phone has not locked up or frozen yet (unlike the Motorola Q or Treo’s I tested when they were first released).
RIM seems to have tested the phone quite thoroughly thus the stability of the phone.
Like most Blackberries, this was very painless and easy.
Within about 20 minutes of the phone being charged, I was off and using my new BB8830.
Finally, I had my BES admin reset my PIN on the BES and then ran through the Enterprise Activation.im in crystal MI which is over by alma or greenville mi I really wanted a Droid or Droid X but dont want to lose my number when the merger happens.... I am certain Verizon is ready to give their subscribers to ATT in order to take over the better coverage service from Alltel.Here's a general link to install a new OS: Blackberry 101 Another link with more detail, including wiping the existing OS: Detailed How-To The same procedures should apply to your 8830. You will have to get some software that cant really be talked about here (since the only way to get it is to pirate it) and change internal data settings on the phone. You'd be better off buying an Alltel branded blackberry, I thinke the 8830s go for or less.So, does the 8830e live up to the Blackberry name and worth the upgrade from the 8700 series? Packaging/Contents: The Verizon box comes w/the following items: -Blackberry 8830e phone -Leather holster w/magnetic strap -AC Adapter w/several ‘world’ power adapters -USB Cable -CDs w/BB Desktop Manager and VZAccess Manager -User Manuals -Sim Card (optional, only get this if you subscribe to the Global plan (data and voice via Vodafone/SIM card) The packaging is your usual Verizon flair.
No wired handsfree set (which seems to be a common theme these days w/Sprint and Verizon), but the usual AC and USB Cables.
After getting the phone charged up, I had to do the activation part which is pretty simple w/Verizon.