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Old 08-15-2006, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a loooooooong time TMo user who totally loves my 8700 but wouldn't mind a camera and a slimmer profile for evenings out. I remember that thread in the 8700 forum about having multiple phones. For me, this is the perfect supplement. I HATE suretype (I suffered a 7100 for a few months) but for quick night time messages I could live with it in exchange for the tiny size and camera.

And if it's much quicker and more stable than the 7100, maybe I could learn to live with it full time...

Just a misc. rambling.

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Old 08-15-2006, 04:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hold off until you see the camera quality. Currenlty 1.3 mp. I have seen an image and I wasn't too impressed. Now I am a pretty decent photoshop user (my avatar is my passport photo) so I may demand more.
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Old 08-15-2006, 09:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If i'm not mistaken that photo was from a pre-production device, many protos have camera quality issues and they many times better with the production
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but for quick night time messages I could live with it in exchange for the tiny size and camera.

And if it's much quicker and more stable than the 7100, maybe I could learn to live with it full time...

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I concur. I really love my 'g' but if that phone is $200 bucks that makes a nice alternative device. And hey i think i read somewhere about an improved suretype. I like a qwerty but i didn't find suretype that bad. so we'll see.
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BG - I'd seen in another of your posts that you mentioned something similar about the camera. I hope they improve the quality prior to release, and perhaps the specs too - I saw a post where someone (you?) speculated that maybe 2MP was in the works. We'll see I guess.

To me, the biggest PITA about using two phones like this is swapping the SIM back and forth... but like I said - I'll do it when I go out at night.

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To me, the biggest PITA about using two phones like this is swapping the SIM back and forth... but like I said - I'll do it when I go out at night.

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And having different PIN #'s too.
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Can someone comment on how bad is suretype compared to us who're used to the qwerty keyboard?
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SureType is the death of me. But it just seems so much better on the 8100...RIM is playing Jedi Mind Tricks on me
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i never thought about that, but its a nice idea...i use a razr for when i want/need something small and really hate missing the benefits of my 8700...i could use the 8100 instead of the razr and keep the 8700 for daily use (since i love qwerty also..)
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CZBB,
Sorry for the dumb question, but what's the problem with having two pin numbers? I use BIS not BES - will it matter?

BG,
Someone else asked about whether the keys were actually cut in half, or rocked in some way such that you could more easily press E instead of R for instance. Have you found this to be the case?

MajSingh,
Yeah I came very close to buying a SLVR for this purpose - but the 8100 seems to be about the same size and obviously does so much more!

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Can someone comment on how bad is suretype compared to us who're used to the qwerty keyboard?

I've used both and I prefer the suretype. It's like built-in spell check for me. I have learned to live with the little quirks, which I believe are to be fixed on the 8100
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The picture I took with it was awesome was clearer than my samsung digi camera
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The picture I took with it was awesome was clearer than my samsung digi camera
Which Samsung digicam are you comparing it to? Thanks if you can give us any info on this.
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I'm getting used to the idea of a second BB as a backup. My recently purchased 7105t will be doing backup duty when I get the Pearl. Then I can finally kick my Treo 650 to the curb!
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I will probably use the 8100 as my main phone because of its size and use the 8700 and 7105t as backup phones
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I concur. I really love my 'g' but if that phone is $200 bucks that makes a nice alternative device. And hey i think i read somewhere about an improved suretype. I like a qwerty but i didn't find suretype that bad. so we'll see.
i highly doubt it will be 200 bucks.
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$200 with a 2 year commitment.

And after seeing BG's video review I'm more stoked than ever...

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Anyone know WHY its only $200? Such a great deal for a great phone,.... but WHY?!
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Anyone know WHY its only $200? Such a great deal for a great phone,.... but WHY?!
to lure more new customers on tmobile and to make the old customers sign for another two more years.
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