Originally Posted by SofisiCat
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 $$.