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Old 08-24-2006, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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was wondering since it looked liek the razor and same size.. by chance is it a metal or plastic housing?
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Based on the other BlackBerry handhelds I would guess that its plastic.
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aww.. i like the metal feel and weight.

BG.. whats better for the reception?.. plastic or metal? or no difference?

my 8890 is all metal EXCEPT the antenna box and it works AWSOME! even when its only a dual band phone but really a sinle band cuz i only can get half of cingulars towers.
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ALSO.. will there be a "white" berry or is is only gona come in black?
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I am curious if the 8100 will come in a different flavor for each carrier. Historically each provider has had a slightly different look and feel for there blackberries. For example, T-Mobile seemed to get the Black ones and Cingular got the gun-metal grey ones. I personally hope that the 8100 is the same for all. I am digging the look of this thing.
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It comes in a black finish. only draw back it shows finger prints really bad.

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why plastic? does that mean if its dropped its not going to last aslong as say the 7290, 8700?
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the plastic is the same high gloss style seen on the typical mp3 player - not friendly to skin oils, but a touch fancier than the mattes and satins we've seen on the recent 'berrys.

having felt one up yesterday, my one line review is:

this is a good phone with blackberry, not a blackberry with a good phone.

it really does cement the 'berry into the niche that the 7100t first created, and is the fully realized (albeit highly evolved) device they were targeting.
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It's a communication device not an iPod...
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It's a communication device not an iPod...
right but it all boils down to sellign the product. by changing the color for example the razor.. it opened the flood gates for a different market and therefore sales skyrocketed and the razor got more than 15 minutes of fame!
thats why i asked + i noticed cingular and TMO or VZ all have a little different color or shape to their BB devices.
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Wirelessly posted (penkberry: BlackBerry7100/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

But the razr hasn't evolved or been bettered by it's myriad of skintone.
You should have an earnest interest in keeping the blackberry away from such marketing gimmicks, lest it travel the same dark path...
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Wirelessly posted (penkberry: BlackBerry7100/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

But the razr hasn't evolved or been bettered by it's myriad of skintone.
You should have an earnest interest in keeping the blackberry away from such marketing gimmicks, lest it travel the same dark path...
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But the razr hasn't evolved or been bettered by it's myriad of skintone.
You should have an earnest interest in keeping the blackberry away from such marketing gimmicks, lest it travel the same dark path...

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Quote:
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It's a communication device not an iPod...
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there are black ipods too.

i would prefer my phone to be plastic though. just incase i drop it!
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when has RIM ever put out a "metal" phone?
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was wondering that myself...
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there are black ipods too.

i would prefer my phone to be plastic though. just incase i drop it!
drop plastic and it risks the possibility of being cracked.. drop metal prob jsut get scratched or ding at most.. not a broken back door that wont stay on
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when has RIM ever put out a "metal" phone?
when has RIM come out with a camera phone? not unitl now.. so why not make it metal!? and compete with the razr... or shoudl i say blow the upcomign phones out of the water not likes its not already.
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Quote:
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when has RIM come out with a camera phone? not unitl now.. so why not make it metal!? and compete with the razr... or shoudl i say blow the upcomign phones out of the water not likes its not already.
why not metal, have you ever left your razr phone in the car? if you have do you remember how hot it was?

the only thing id chang about the new series is i feel they need to be built as solid as the 72xx series.

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