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Old 03-14-2008, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, i can't decide whether or not to upgrade from my 8310 to the new 8120. I'm not sure that its worth the upgrade. What are your thoughts?
Old 03-15-2008, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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From what the BB website shows for specifications, the 8120 has WI-FI, but NOT GPS. I would hate to give up my GPS with voice directions and real-time updates. That was second reason I upgraded to the 8130. I think you can get a pretty accurate "GPS-like" service with Google based on Hot Spots, I read an article about it for the iPhone.

Also, I've never used the Curve with its larger screen and keyboard, and I don't know if there are OS benefits, but the main reason I bought the Pearl was that it fits nicely in my pant pocket. I would like a larger screen, but I don't like holsters and I don't carry bags. Less is more for me.

I also like using SureType, but I've seen a lot of complaints about it, so if you like your keyboard now and do a lot of typing, the smaller Pearl might not be for you.

So, unless you want smaller, I would stick with the 8310. I couldn't give up the GPS and I don't want to carry a GPS keychain. Maybe they'll come out with the Pearl 3 and offer both GPS and Wi-Fi.
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welcome to the forums JNHohol. As for the 8120 its basically the 8320 in suretype form. It has the 4.3.0 OS though so you can stream audio/video over the web and record video. voice notes are also ehanced with capacity limited only by your media card. external media card slot and better flash as well.
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8320 can do data and voice over WIFI
8120 can only do data over WIFI
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That's only on TMobile and the OP has an 8310 on AT&T. The 8120 and 8820 on AT&T only do data over wifi.

With TMobile the 8320 (and soon the 8120) do voice/data over wifi.

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