10-22-2007, 09:09 PM
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I would have really gotten a 8820 cause I want WIFI + GPS but I could not stand the size or keyboard of the 8800 series. I just don't like the way it feels, it feels like a Q (which is bigger though) when holding it to talk. Just didn't like it. The 8800 is taller, and slightly wider than the curve, but it is thinner than the curve by a bit. The 8800s are though a bit taller than your 8700, about the same width (if not a tad slimmer), but it is much thinner than the 8700.
The shape of the 8800s, was just too weird for me, it must have been the height that made it feel so awkard. And I just plain didn't like the keyboard. Prob one of the worst ones on a blackberry that I have used.
As for the keyboard on the curve, it is an improvement over the 8800 IMO. I can't say its as good as my 8700g, its a tough one. The 8300 keys are smaller and the device is smaller (could be a good or bad thing) but the keys are more "raised" than the 8700. I still catch myself looking down or making mistakes on my 8300 after 3 weeks of use. Can't say its as good as the 8700 but its awfully close for such a smaller device. Kudos to RIM.
You really need to go out and compare them. I ended up with the 8320, even though I don't really use @home service, or the camera (I just them now and then only to justify me buying the device) but I am happy with the curve. The expandable memory, and instant messaging is what I really wanted, plus a newer device and something "slimmer." It's almost like a trade off. I really wanted GPS, but as pretty, and as solid as the 8800 series was, it just didn't do it for me when I was using it.
Last edited by BallHawk3 : 10-22-2007 at 09:10 PM.