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Old 05-21-2008, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Over the last few months I have moved from a Treo 680 to a BB 8700R to an 8300 Curve and am loving the BB platform- totally hooked. Both of this units were new when purchased and are in excellent shape.

My wife who was using the 8700R just got a new 8830 series through work. Long story short as a result of having to cancel a line on our family plan and the ensuing discussion I was offered a retention upgrade to an 8310 for $249.

I'm wondering if it's worth the upgrade to the 8310 . . . any opinions are appreciated.

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Old 05-21-2008, 03:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you going to be using GPS at all? Other than that it is identical to the 8300 (sans color)
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That is the question isn't it . . . I have a GPS in my vehicle right now, so I'm not sure . . . although it would be nice to have the option on the BB. Is the gps a data hog?
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Wirelessly posted (et tu brute'?)

Yes gps uses quite a bit of data
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Worth it to me as that's what I did. One less gizmo to carry around. I can't survive without buit-in GPS anymore. I'm always on the go, in a strange place, so I'm always looking things up and getting directions. I use it to record my tracks when wheeling or hiking too.
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My two bits:
Do you need and use WiFi if you have an unlimited data plan? If yes, buy the 8320.
Do you need GPS outside the car (I understand you have a GPS Puck). If yes, buy the 8310.
Do you need both WiFi and GPS in the device? Wait for the BB Bold!
If its a no to both GPS in device and WiFi, 8300 is just cool!
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Wait for the Bold.
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i would wait for the blackberry bold =)
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Thanks for all the suggestions.

The GPS puck does me just fine . . . so indeed I may wait for the bold . . . now maybe I could turn a profit on the 8310, any idea what they are selling for after market NIB? I can get this for $249 on a retention upgrade without affecting my tiered upgrade.

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wait... GPS uses data? why?! doesnt it connect to the satellites? how does it use data from the carriers.....
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gps is free, to download maps it uses data, although we should soon see some good apps with maps on sd
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my Dad has an 8310 and never uses the GPS, yet refuses to switch with me (new 8300 refurb) because he "wants the newest available". Ugh. Good luck with your choice - I'm still trying to decide if GPS is worth the $200 or so it would cost me to switch, but it's starting to look like I'll just get a Bold in July
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