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Old 02-06-2009, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Love the screen
Love the build, more solid, battery door is a bit, just a bit loose, not a big deal
Faster than 8320, but i still see a clock at times (hourglass) between apps
Love the clock
THEMES ARE boring, i cant wait to pay for a Today Plus or L theme!!
Hate the micro usb,,,i got to buy a bunch of new adapters, not a big deal
Speakerphone is good but the 8320 was a bit clearer
Like the folder options
Love the size
Looks rich and hi quality, very business like
New browser is better
Battery life is not as good as 8320, jury isnt out on this yet, i need to play more.
Love the new User Interfaces for the native BB applications
Love the GPS
Much better flashlight at night vs. 8320
HATE THE CASE THEY GAVE ME...GARBAGE,,COME ON FOR THE MONEY I SPENT YOU NEED TO GET ME A BETTER LEATHER CASE.
Camera is great.

thats it for now. i am very happy,,,i plan on selling my 8320 on craiglist so for the money its really costing me...a great value!!
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Love the screen
. . . Hate the micro usb,,,i got to buy a bunch of new adapters, not a big deal
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alternatively, you can pick-up Mini USB-Micro USB adapters for a couple of dollars and still use mini-USB chargers . . .
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Thanks for giving us your thoughts. I have not bought my 8900 yet.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i really dont know why they changed the USB port....thats really the only thing that kinda pisses me off...now i need an adapter
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MicroUSB made me mad too, but really the reason everyone is moving to it is because of new device to device connectivity and the fact it is about half the height of mini-usb.

Really wish a standard would last more then a few years though, it's nice when everything uses the same charging cable....
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Battery life is not as good as 8320, jury isnt out on this yet, i need to play more.
Think you mean the jury IS out...as in its still undecided When the jury is back then its set in stone.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Loving the Curve. Had three smartphones, N70 was slow but brilliant functionaility, radio was a treat except in Tunnels on the underground LOL. Used txt and Phone, mp3 player, camera which was ok but not brilliant.

M3100 as a direct comparison was better for using the sliding keypad once you got used to it the sliding keypad for texting was very fast although I had two of them rise after excessive use and orange had replace about 5 of these units over the 18 month contract for me. Three occassions the screen went white blank. Totally useless. The phone itself during use was ok but the orangeworld profile gave people lots of problems, i just turned it off was suseptible to knocks because of its size (in pocket) I liked the scrolling touch screen and the direct select and copy and paste feature.

Right obviously it takes time going to a smaller keyboard with my large fingers means its taken a week or so of getting used to but now I'm a proficient berry texter LOL

Love the Screen, it's amazing quality on video is a breath of fresh air now if only the wap/edge could support it during streaming as there is no 3G that i was used to on the M3100 SPV. On comparison it's quite a little complex unit with lots of features and the feel and look is first class. The usb is a pain I hate fiddly connections and would rather have a earphone type jack as it just feels more secure and doesn't leave you wondering has a micro spec of dust caused your battery to drain.

The only fault is the batttery life, had the Phone, charger and battery replaced because of my concerns to Orange about Battery Life and wondering if the harger was faulty.

Previously fully charged and just charged it 24 hours ago used it for the following

38 minutes call time (in and out)
3 hours Wifi Standby,
20 mins Wifi Usage (in house using UMA)
4 hours on/off GPRS web browsing usage Aprrox total time of 1-1.5 HOURS MAX
& Three texts

Dimmer Now of but was on during the last 24 hour
10 Screen Brightness
Not used in Pouch.

Having charged it once before I ran the battery right down until it switch itself off because with these batteries you have to fully discharge otherwise you lose battery life each time you charge for the first say 5 or 6 charges

Overally I like the functionality and althought usability is still me in training mode I think considering the package I got im reasonably happy with it.
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Loving the Curve. Had three smartphones, N70 was slow but brilliant functionaility, radio was a treat except in Tunnels on the underground LOL. Used txt and Phone, mp3 player, camera which was ok but not brilliant.

M3100 as a direct comparison was better for using the sliding keypad once you got used to it the sliding keypad for texting was very fast although I had two of them rise after excessive use and orange had replace about 5 of these units over the 18 month contract for me. Three occassions the screen went white blank. Totally useless. The phone itself during use was ok but the orangeworld profile gave people lots of problems, i just turned it off was suseptible to knocks because of its size (in pocket) I liked the scrolling touch screen and the direct select and copy and paste feature.

Right obviously it takes time going to a smaller keyboard with my large fingers means its taken a week or so of getting used to but now I'm a proficient berry texter LOL

Love the Screen, it's amazing quality on video is a breath of fresh air now if only the wap/edge could support it during streaming as there is no 3G that i was used to on the M3100 SPV. On comparison it's quite a little complex unit with lots of features and the feel and look is first class. The usb is a pain I hate fiddly connections and would rather have a earphone type jack as it just feels more secure and doesn't leave you wondering has a micro spec of dust caused your battery to drain.

The only fault is the batttery life, had the Phone, charger and battery replaced because of my concerns to Orange about Battery Life and wondering if the harger was faulty.

Previously fully charged and just charged it 24 hours ago used it for the following

38 minutes call time (in and out)
3 hours Wifi Standby,
20 mins Wifi Usage (in house using UMA)
4 hours on/off GPRS web browsing usage Aprrox total time of 1-1.5 HOURS MAX
& Three texts

Dimmer Now of but was on during the last 24 hour
10 Screen Brightness
Not used in Pouch.

Having charged it once before I ran the battery right down until it switch itself off because with these batteries you have to fully discharge otherwise you lose battery life each time you charge for the first say 5 or 6 charges

Overally I like the functionality and althought usability is still me in training mode I think considering the package I got im reasonably happy with it.
what OS version are you on? The newer versions are better on battery life.
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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what OS version are you on? The newer versions are better on battery life.
agreed....133 is better and .152 is the best so far for battery life..been using mine all day and only lost one bar!..
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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e100 im on 101, so have yet to upgrade. will down when I get back home on Wednesday TKS alll
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Where did you learn that you have to drain the battery the first 5 or 6 times?
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