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Old 06-11-2007, 03:49 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Ummm...so, I guess "Curve not looking so bad now huh, 8800 owners?".

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Old 06-24-2007, 12:20 PM   #62 (permalink)
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I went from a 7290 to an 8700 and now have had the curve for a couple of days. I love it. I was afraid the keyboard would be difficult to type on, and although it is a little slower to type than the 8700 and the 7290, i love this device. i wish it had gps and wifi, but the form factor blows me away and i love having a camera.
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:50 PM   #63 (permalink)
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i owned a 8800 first before I owned my curve and I like my curve a lot better because its lighter and smaller. Plus it has a camera which I use FAR more than the 8800's GPS. Dont get me wrong, the 8800 is badass, but i use the features on my 8300 more than the 8800.

Also the media program is more organized on the curve.
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:10 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Since my last post, where I said how much more I liked the 8300 over the 8800...I have ordered another 8800 from AT&T as my "backup" (a thinly veiled justification to buy another BlackBerry) device. After years of having multiple devices...I found it hard to adjust to just one phone.

Seriously though, I am looking forward to having both phones to enjoy at the same time. I can and will use the 8800's GPS feature in some traveling that I will be doing shortly, and it will come in handy.

So...I guess I can't pick sides any more, can I? LOL
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:51 PM   #65 (permalink)
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As much as I said I've loved the Curve the last couple of weeks, even with any faults! I've decided to go back to the 8800 series. Just too many issues with the Curve! The loose rubber sides, the loose mic piece, the creaky corners, static on the line (sometimes), and dust getting inside the screen is just too long of a list. Some may relate, some may think the device is the best thing since sliced bread, all preference. I still like many things about the device (Form Factor), but I feel RIM is really letting products take a hit on quality just to get more units out of the shoot.I Hope this is not a sign of things to come from them and their newer devices down the line, because the quality is less then average at this point.

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Old 06-25-2007, 12:19 AM   #66 (permalink)
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I decided to switch back to my 8800. I haven't had any problems with dust or any other build quality problems. I just like the GPS more than the camera.

My wife loves her 8300. After a day with the 8300, she gave her pearl to her brother.
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As much as I said I've loved the Curve the last couple of weeks, even with any faults! I've decided to go back to the 8800 series. Just too many issues with the Curve! The loose rubber sides, the loose mic piece, the creaky corners, static on the line (sometimes), and dust getting inside the screen is just too long of a list. Some may relate, some may think the device is the best thing since sliced bread, all preference. I still like many things about the device (Form Factor), but I feel RIM is really letting products take a hit on quality just to get more units out of the shoot.I Hope this is not a sign of things to come from them and their newer devices down the line, because the quality is less then average at this point.
sean76,

Several months ago I submitted a post that asked the question whether or not BlackBerry users should be concerned if RIM would be able to maintain 'Quality Control' on all the new models that they are introducing.

The general response to this question was that RIM 'should keep bringing out new models - the more the better.' It now seems that this is indeed a cause of great concern for BlackBerry users.

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Old 06-26-2007, 09:28 AM   #68 (permalink)
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My 8300 is going back today for the 8800. This 8300 is a replacement for the original 8300. The original had synch issues. That was resolved with the new 8300, but on the new one, the phone sounds terrible. Crackles, low volume at time, dropped calls.

Since the first 8300 d/n have these problems, I conclude that the build quality is questionable on some devices.

I love the 8300, but it has to go back. I c/n spend any more time working with it and I am almost at the end of my 30 days.
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:09 AM   #69 (permalink)
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I am really glad my 8300 hasnt had any of the problems that you guys have posted about, there seems to be many...?
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:25 AM   #70 (permalink)
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I doubt sincerely that the vast majority of 8300 Curve owners are having the construction and performance problems some post about here. I have had mine for over a month...one of the first sold by AT&T Business Services...and have had absolutely zero issues.

Bear in mind that forums are like customer surveys...you never hear a peep from those who are 100% satisfied, but you hear always hear from those who are having a problem. And...device-specific forum folks are always pickier than anybody else in the universe too...
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:39 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Curve is still the better choice for me, even as a corporate user. I found the 8800's keypad small and the form factor a little on the uncomfortable side.

The Curve has a great form factor and keypad. The issues affecting everyone (e.g. Appointments) will be fixed by RIM. I can't say anything about the build quality because mine's been great.

The one advantage for the 8800 is built in GPS, and that almost swayed me. Until I realized that it's always consuming data charges, and when using it in the states, would cost a fortune. So a standalone GPS for me.

Just IMHO, of course.
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Mine is going back too. It worked fine for about a week, then it started rebooting multiple times a day. It's gotten so bad, that I can't even enter a new appointment before it craps out. I'm going back to my 7130 until T-Mobile releases their Curve variant. By then, they should have most of the bugs worked out.
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Bear in mind that forums are like customer surveys...you never hear a peep from those who are 100% satisfied, but you hear always hear from those who are having a problem. And...device-specific forum folks are always pickier than anybody else in the universe too...
very good point
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:10 AM   #74 (permalink)
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Hi
The end result for most 8800 users is that the keyboard is learned as you continually use the device. If the 8800 has a fault I would say it is the keyboard as I too came from all the older devices 7290,7520,7100, 8300 and now the 8800. The first month the keyboard was a bit of a challange but not anymore. Since I get to use all of the devices I can say each one has a list of assets and issues. I say if your getting your calls, email, and calender your doing what the device was exactly designed to do. The rest is icing on the cake.
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I am buying the Curve in a week (moving from the 8100)... for a few reasons. The 2MP camera and full QWERTY (and the newness of it!) being the driving reasons. I played with both at my AT&T store, and put the 8800 down almost immediately. I do adore the idea of integrated GPS... but I could not handle the form factor. I have normal size hands, but holding it and trying to use the trackball one handed would NOT have worked out well for me. It just seems far too wide. The Curve on the other hand felt like it was made for me. I love my Pearl, but when holding it up to my ear to talk if I don't have my headset, it almost feels TOO small.
Of course, I am maybe going to keep my Pearl and switch back and forth, who knows. But I think until the next late great BlackBerry comes out... the Curve is for me.
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If I did switch back it would be to the 8700 not the 8800. I think that most the people who will switch back are T-Mo users!

The 8300 is a good device and will make many very happy.

The 8800 is OK too
I've had both 8800 and the 8300. The 8800 isn't bad! It's a lot larger, physically, in your pocket, even though it'll just look like you're carrying a really thin wallet ;) haha. not to mention mine broke in 3 days? The antena was faulty, and didn't send have the texts, the browser didn't go very well and the phone calls didn't go through. So I just returned it and bought the 8300. Regardless. I prefer the 8300 even though I do miss the GPS in the 8800. But I do have the camera, less weight, and a sexier design! So I personally prefer the 8300. Works great

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I switch back and forth between the 8300 and 8800. the 8800 is WAY better for build quality. All three of my 8300 Curves have got dust behind the screen so do not be surprised when you find it behind yours.

The 8800 screen is more saturated. If the 8800 had the spell checker and camera, I would toss the 8300 for sure.
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:53 AM   #78 (permalink)
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I have both devices, 8800 & 8300. I'm forever swapping between the two! I just want to merge them both.

Give me the 8800, with Curve keypad, and camera, and am good!
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