View Full Version : Anyone with a 7100 regret not getting the 8700?

01-24-2006, 01:39 PM
I know there has been a lot of chat about this, just wondering if anyone wishes they could make the change.


01-24-2006, 02:08 PM
don't want to be too vulger but **** NO. I LOVE my 7130!

01-24-2006, 04:35 PM
My question is "what's the hype behind the 8700"? I currently have the 7105T and I'm satisfied...

01-24-2006, 05:08 PM
Me too, I love my 7105t, first I thought the draw back is the keyboard, but after using it for a while, it is actually very accurate.

01-24-2006, 11:13 PM
I just received my 7100t that I got from ebay and so far I am loving everything this device has to offer. Just finished installing 4.1 and all works well. I still may take a look at the 8700 once it comes to tmo but I am in no rush to pull somethin on amazon to get one faster.

01-25-2006, 09:50 AM
87OO has the full qwerty keyboard, dedicated send and end keys, speakerphone, 64 mb rom 16mb sram, mp3 ringtones. so it seems like a great phone but it is still just as bulky as any other blackberry. i switched from a 7290 to my 7100 and i love it. the phone is better and you can acctually put it in your pocket without looking like you are shoplifting. if an 8700 comes available i might try it out as long as my manager will let me switch back if i decide to. very pleased with my 7100

01-25-2006, 12:36 PM
I got frustrated with suretype about 1 month into owning it. I'll be looking into the 8700's when my contract is up, or when I can get it for <$300.

01-25-2006, 02:52 PM
I got a 7100, I would *like* an 8700 for the faster cpu and edge.

Do I regret it? No, as unlocked the 7100 cost me $169... unlocked 8700 would run me what; like $500.

01-26-2006, 08:29 AM
I ride the rails for far too long every day, so EDGE is really important for me to read news. I tried an 8700 and loved it, but work won't cough up the dough to replace my 7105t. I was able to load 4.1 on the 7105t though, so I at least have a functionally equivalent, albeit slower version. Maybe I'll "accidentally" drop the 7105t or something.

01-26-2006, 08:56 AM
I like the 8700 but it's simply too large (size) for me. The 7100 does the trick and still retains the traditional cell phone size. I am glad i went with the 7100.

01-26-2006, 11:24 AM
Everyone I work with has been switching to the 8700 - I love my 7100 - the 8700 is still a 'pie-plate'. I like the cell-phone form factor-


01-26-2006, 11:42 AM
I want to switch to the 8700. I love the size of the 7100, but sure-type is killing me.

How much could I expect to get for my used 7100? Where is the best place to sell it?

01-26-2006, 11:44 AM
Yeah, I love the SIZE of the 7100, but even though I think sure-type is pretty nice, I'd like full size keyboard, and most importantly EDGE.


01-26-2006, 11:40 PM
See my post about this in the 8700 forum. I am very unhappy with the 8700 after 2 days, and will likely switch back to the 7100t, at least for now. I think the 7130e could be the ticket though, for faster EVDO data speeds, and better reception in the Chicago area.

01-29-2006, 09:38 AM
I went to the store and tried the 8700. Couldn't stand the 8700 keyboard. So I'm sticking with my 7100, and living with suretype. I upgraded to 4.1 and that was helpful.

01-29-2006, 11:15 AM
I have had my 7130e for 2 weeks now and love it! this is my first BB. I have for the most part got used to the keybord.

01-29-2006, 12:46 PM
I just had a chance to hold the 8700 yesterday at a Cingular store and even though I don't regret the 7100, once the 8700 is released on tmo I belive I will have to get it. Its just to nice to pass up imo.

01-29-2006, 03:55 PM
I'm loving the 7105t with the 4.1 os. The suretype thing wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. All in all, once you upgrade the 71 it there is no reason to get the 8700 other than speed and mp3tones. I think that once the price becomes more reasonalbe everyone will switch because of the speed it offers-plus it's the latest/greatest.