Reviews and rating are as good that particular user. Both devices are very similar.
The key point here is the 9650 and 9700 are available on different carriers, if you are looking to purchase one these phones which carrier offers better service? Then make your decision.
8830 -> 8330 -> 9550 -> 9650
Just think about how far BlackBerries have come from then till now... And what else is coming.
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