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Old 08-22-2009, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had my 8130 for around two years now, getting ready for a discounted upgrade through AT&T wireless. I love my curve so much, i don't know how i managed to survive life before it... (kinda like the internet)

I have been looking at the bold and like the idea of 3g, wifi, gps. Now they have the curve 8900 and it has some different things going for it: better camera, smaller and similar styling to my 8130, cheaper price.

Has anyone gotten a chance to spend any time with any of these new models and if you were going to upgrade would you pick the bold or the curve 8900.

My only gripes with the 8130 have been the lack of wifi, not 3g speed, and occasionally the phone gets bogged down with a good amount of crap loaded into it. Although i regularly am using pandora, google maps, trapster, and facebook apps at the same time. does the bold have a faster cpu and does it have the ability to store more programs without getting bogged down?
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8900 has more app memory (256mb) over the bold (128mb)
BUT the 8900 doesnt have 3G. although it has wi-fi.
The bold and 8900 therefore are almost the same, and you have to ask yourself if 3G is really what you need.
If it is, go with the bold.
If it isn't, and you can get by without it, go with the 8900 for the better camera and more app memory.
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ive also read the 8900 has a higher res screen, much longer battery life (the 3g antenna cannot be turned off on the bold apparently) and has a MUCH better camera. decisions decisions...
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actually 3G can be switched to 2G with thr latest Bold OS.
previously AT&T locked this down.

the screen is smaller on the 8900 than the bold but does have a 3.2MP vs 2MP camera (bold)

battery life I think is actually about the same.

but the major question:
is 3G important?
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