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Old 03-18-2008, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got the AT&T 8120 on Saturday and love it, except for the weak vibrate function. Has anyone else experience this issue on the 8120? I'm wondering if should just exchange it for another one, or if they're all like that?
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would exchange it, or at least test it with another model to see if they all do this. It might be something common with those models (possibly).
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Bratan -
Can you please post some pics of the phone?
i want to see what the att model looks like, and what color.
thank you,
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the pearl 2 devices i have used and have have a stronger vibrate than the 8100 did. its not as good as the 83xx (which in turn is not as good as the 88xx) but still works just fine for me. you may have gotten a bad device. since you are on Tmo, did you pay full retail? if so how did you get AT&T business to sell it to you?
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the pearl 2 devices i have used and have have a stronger vibrate than the 8100 did. its not as good as the 83xx (which in turn is not as good as the 88xx) but still works just fine for me. you may have gotten a bad device. since you are on Tmo, did you pay full retail? if so how did you get AT&T business to sell it to you?
I didn't pay full retail, but bought it through my work's AT&T link and opened a new acct, then closed it when I got the phone
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Bratan -
Can you please post some pics of the phone?
i want to see what the att model looks like, and what color.
thank you,
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I'm at work now so can't post pics, but it looks like this:
http://www.mobilemag.com/content/images/14823_large.jpg
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I didn't pay full retail, but bought it through my work's AT&T link and opened a new acct, then closed it when I got the phone
be very careful with that, if under contract you might get hit with the full price on your card or your company (unless they have a specific type of agreement with AT&T)

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be very careful with that, if under contract you might get hit with the full price on your card.
Thanks, I know about that.
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I'm at work now so can't post pics, but it looks like this:
http://www.mobilemag.com/content/images/14823_large.jpg
cool, what color is it? the dark grey or blue?
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very dark blue nearly black. similar to how the 8130 on sprint is very dark purple near slate grey/black
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cool thanks, i ordered mine today, so i should get it tomorrow. ill post pics when i get it.
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Also, looks like T-Mobile will carry the 8120 in a few weeks:T-Mobile's BlackBerry Pearl 8120 looks ripe for April 14 - Engadget Mobile
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Also, in my experience, BlackBerrys have a softer vibrate so that if in a meeting or other quite location, you are the only one who knows your phone is receiving a message or call...

and I just bought my pearl from at&t retail online. I was in My Account and selected the upgrade link. Now I am not eligible but they offer a 'No Commitment' option. I paid $300 as opposed to $400 - $500 on eBay.

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I noticed my 8100 vibrate is weak, at least compared to a Motorola or Nokia.
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Also, looks like T-Mobile will carry the 8120 in a few weeks:T-Mobile's BlackBerry Pearl 8120 looks ripe for April 14 - Engadget Mobile
damn. of course a few months after i get my 8100.
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I'm at work now so can't post pics, but it looks like this:
http://www.mobilemag.com/content/images/14823_large.jpg
Having a VERY hard time telling....is it a very dark blue or black?
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It is midnight blue. Hard to tell unless you put up against something black.

It is beautiful!

Mine has a softer vibrate than 8300.

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Thank you Gusberry! Not was I was hoping for though! I guess I will have to see it in person. We will see!

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My T-Mo 8120 is a joke compared to my 8100, which in turn was weaker than any other phone I have ever owned..... Are T-Mo 8120 owners finding this the norm?? Not sure if I should have it exchanged or might consider reverting back to my 8100. Missing calls left and right.
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My T-Mo 8120 is a joke compared to my 8100, which in turn was weaker than any other phone I have ever owned..... Are T-Mo 8120 owners finding this the norm?? Not sure if I should have it exchanged or might consider reverting back to my 8100. Missing calls left and right.
I've noticed the exact same thing. I carry mine in my pocket and feel it maybe 40% of the time. I'm considering a holster just so I can wear it on my hip bones and feel the vibrations (BB style, not Marky Mark style). I'm OK with it though because the 8120 is an awesome phone besides this one annoyance.
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