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Old 12-06-2009, 06:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by SofisiCat View Post
The thing that puts me off the Bold is the battery life. I wonder if its anybetter in the Bold 9700.
Not sure if speed is important. I want to be able to use the messenger, send photos, make calls, e mail and occasionally check the internet. Do i need 3g for all that?
I just traded in my 8900 for the Bold 9700. Before that I had a Pearl Flip, and an 8100.

Battery life on the 9700 is great, lasts me a couple of days. The 8900 would last 2 days tops...I use it often for web searches, maps, etcetera, and I leave Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on. I also talk a lot. The 9700 can make it almost 3 days, depending on my activity level, but 2 solid, with no recharge.

The 8900 has a better keyboard than the 9700, but the 9700 is better in almost all other respects (speed, build quality, voice quality).

The 8900 is no slouch, I really liked it, but if you can spring for the 9700 it's worth the extra $$.

Last edited by qronos : 12-06-2009 at 07:04 PM.
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