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    My New Curve "Creaks"

    This is my first blackberry ever. I have a 8320 Curve.

    Purchased it brand new, no contract, and of course its not cheap.

    The left side of the phone (near the send key, q key, a key) it creaks and I can see the plastic moving down onto the phone...


    Is this normal? Is my unit bad? Should I request an exchange?

    I haven't even had it for 24 hours and I noticed this within the first 15 minutes.
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    Hi Ryan: I ordered a batch of 25 of them bad boys for one of our new teams. 5 of them had that same problem.

    I would definitely ask for a replacement ASAP before something else happens to it and they decline to honor the exchange.

    If you got it in-store, exchange it there so you can test it before going home with it.

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    I have the same issue in the same place on the left side. I will have had mine 3 weeks tomorrow. Too late to exchange it for me, but you should exchange yours.

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    Its too bad I cant do it in store, it was mailed to me.... took 10 days to get here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by awashi17
    I have the same issue in the same place on the left side. I will have had mine 3 weeks tomorrow. Too late to exchange it for me, but you should exchange yours.

    if you have att you have 30 days to exchange.
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    Also be aware that dust will get in under the screen cover on the right hand side. Has happened to all of my Curves.

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    I want to exchange it but I dont want to be without a phone again, or wait so long to bounce back with UPS... hmm...

    I did stick a piece of paper (4 fold) under the battery on the side with the problem and it seemed to really help.

    My curve was made in Hungary, not Mexico or Canada like most people experience...

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    My 8320 creaked too. I just went and got the 8820. So much better built I cant stress that enough. The curve from last night just felt too plasticky. The 8820 is like a tank compared to it, screams professional too .
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    yea i love the 8800 solid build. i wish i woulda kept it.

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    My 8310 Creaks as well. The problem didnt bother me until I saw dust creaping in to the phone. Now I wish I had bought it from att so I could waranty it.

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    Mine creaks too at the exact same spot. Poor design flaw by RIM, I must say.

    Oh well, just waiting for the Bold to come out and I'm gonna replace the Curve with it.

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    Wirelessly posted (Blackberry 8820: Opera/9.50 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/4.1.11355/308; U; en))

    The bold mixes the features of the curve with the build of the 88xx series which is just perfect. Now RIM just release the phone!

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    The issue seems to have been fixed with the 8330. I had an 8320 with T-Mobile and it had the same issues however my 8330 is very sturdy.
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    If its going to happen on the next one I might as well just deal with it then....

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    My VZW 8330 does the same thing. Hopefully it won't lead to anything worse. I need my Curve to work for two years.
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