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  • Reception and call quality No comments
  • Display No comments
  • Battery life No comments
  • Camera No comments
  • Ease of use No comments
  • Design and form factor No comments
  • Portability (size / weight) No comments
  • Media support No comments
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  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) No comments
Detailed review
I was worried that I would not like the larger size of the phone as I was moving from a BlackBerry pearl. But, the added screen size, and a better overall screen to boot, made up for any issues I might have had.

The killer app on a BlackBerry is email and the 8900 does it well with its full qwerty keyboard and fast push email. Its easy to keep up with every email account you have including corporate email accounts like exchange and personal email accounts like gmail.

The biggest issues I have with BlackBerries are there lack of a decent browser. I am hoping that with the new OS rev they have planed that this will be fixed. Although installing an alternative like Opera Mini goes a long way to help.