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Old 04-18-2008, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I just got my 8120 in the mail today and I must say that I am very glad I upgraded from my 8100. Here are just a few things I have noticed :

- speaker is MUCH better than my 8100... ringtones are loud and clear

- wifi is very nice and I love it

- bluetooth has more options as far as connectiity

- while the resolution is the same for some reason it appears much clearer than my 8100 did

- spellcheck is nice

- suretype is better

- new fonts make it clearer

- media is setup much better

- few other things I cant think of now.

So... anyone thinking of taking the plunge I recommend it. The only problem I have found so far is my AIM does not work for some reason and says it has not been enabled on my device. I have the service books listed so I'm not sure why that is not working at the moment. If anyone knows please let me know. TMO network.
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Thanks for the information. I am looking to make the transition when I go to pay my bill next month.
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Now I know both you guys have t-mobile, but I just wanted an idea on the whole "cell phone exchange" thing. I want to trade in my 8100c for the newer 8120, but I have a 2 year contract with AT&T and my BB so I was wondering if I could make the transition, but not having to pay for the phone (or atleast not any price with 3 digits).
Thanks to anyone who reply back and congrats on your new phone!
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Thanks for the information. I am looking to make the transition when I go to pay my bill next month.

I have had a 8100 since day one. Wife is contemplating the 8120, but I want a 8130 w/GPS.


Do we think TMO will ever carry this model?
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Now I know both you guys have t-mobile, but I just wanted an idea on the whole "cell phone exchange" thing. I want to trade in my 8100c for the newer 8120, but I have a 2 year contract with AT&T and my BB so I was wondering if I could make the transition, but not having to pay for the phone (or atleast not any price with 3 digits).
Thanks to anyone who reply back and congrats on your new phone!
I have an 8100 on TMo and wanted the 8120. I called them and asked for the best upgrade price they could offer. Customer Care could only offer something like 249 because I had upgraded to the 8100 from an 8700 only 11 months ago. So, I complained and told them I was thinking about going to AT&T. I was immediately moved to another level of customer care, offered the phone for $99 with free shipping and a 2 year extension on my contract from the date of the order (not from what would have been the end of the 2 year extension I agreed to when I went from the 8700 to the 8100). For me, all in all a good deal since I think I can sell the 8100 for about $99, making the whole thing a wash. Not sure this would work on AT&T but, unless you ask, you'll never know.
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I have had a 8100 since day one. Wife is contemplating the 8120, but I want a 8130 w/GPS.


Do we think TMO will ever carry this model?
T-Mobile won't carry this model because it is a CDMA version of the Pearl. You would need to get an unlocked 8110, which is the GSM version of the Pearl 2 with GPS.
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Well, I just got my 8120 in the mail today and I must say that I am very glad I upgraded from my 8100. Here are just a few things I have noticed :

- speaker is MUCH better than my 8100... ringtones are loud and clear

- wifi is very nice and I love it

- bluetooth has more options as far as connectiity

- while the resolution is the same for some reason it appears much clearer than my 8100 did

- spellcheck is nice

- suretype is better

- new fonts make it clearer

- media is setup much better

- few other things I cant think of now.

So... anyone thinking of taking the plunge I recommend it. The only problem I have found so far is my AIM does not work for some reason and says it has not been enabled on my device. I have the service books listed so I'm not sure why that is not working at the moment. If anyone knows please let me know. TMO network.
This are some great observations. I also think the keypad is much better than the original Pearl. My orginal Pearl 8100 had somewhat of a "wiggly" keypad, and the keys seemed to be raised higher than what the Pearl 8120 has. I like the flatter and more solid feel to the keypad on the Pearl 8120.
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add to the list :

- better mute / standby button (which I constantly use to lock my keypad)
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