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Old 04-27-2007, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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can anyone tell me some differences between these 2 phones? im borderline about getting them both, but what are the differences between the 2 besides the pearl has a camera and the 8800 has a bigger screen and full keyboard
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Old 04-27-2007, 05:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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size and camera are the 2 big difs for me..I have the Pearl
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can anyone tell me some differences between these 2 phones? im borderline about getting them both, but what are the differences between the 2 besides the pearl has a camera and the 8800 has a bigger screen and full keyboard
8100 vs. 8800
suretype vs. qwerty
camera vs. no camera
no gps vs. with gps
smaller vs. slimmer
consumer vs. business
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Having recently used them both it really boils down to what you want out of the device.... The above posts lists the main differences...

Are you going to type out a lot of emails? Do you want a camera? Do you want GPS? Do you want a smaller form factor or a full qwerty keyboard?

8100 Pros:
Size, camera

8800 Pros:
Qwerty, GPS, larger screen

8100 Cons:
Suretype, no GPS, smaller screen

8800 Cons:
Size, no camera
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Im not sure what the big to do is about suretype v.s keyboard. The suretype in the 8100 works great, I can spit out emails as fast, if not faster, then my 8700g model.

If memory is the same, the winner in my opinion is the Pearl based on it's size and price point.

At tmobile, the 8800 is 549.00, 349 with a new agreement, v.s 199 for the pearl which does the same thing and adds a camera.

GPS on your phone is a tad overrated, as most business travelers by car own independent GPS services (I have a Magellan).

I could see if the processor was much faster, but as far as I can tell, they are the same specs.
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Im not sure what the big to do is about suretype v.s keyboard. The suretype in the 8100 works great, I can spit out emails as fast, if not faster, then my 8700g model.

If memory is the same, the winner in my opinion is the Pearl based on it's size and price point.

At tmobile, the 8800 is 549.00, 349 with a new agreement, v.s 199 for the pearl which does the same thing and adds a camera.

GPS on your phone is a tad overrated, as most business travelers by car own independent GPS services (I have a Magellan).

I could see if the processor was much faster, but as far as I can tell, they are the same specs.
I guessed you missed this part of my post eh???

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Having recently used them both it really boils down to what you want out of the device....
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I guessed you missed this part of my post eh???
Excuse me? What does your post have to do with mine?
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Excuse me? What does your post have to do with mine?
He assumed it was in response to him listing Suretype under a Con, which regardless of what he said at the beginning, personally I think is a bad choice since some people prefer Suretype. Nobody would prefer a small screen over a larger one so that makes sense there. Leave the Suretype alone!

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