BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-24-2009, 05:24 AM   #21 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Model: 8320
Carrier: Tmob
Posts: 120
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Signal Strength

Please Login to Remove!

I have an 8320 and now the 8900. I dont think the 8900 gets a signal as good as the 8320!
Offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 06:25 AM   #22 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Model: 8900
PIN: N/A
Carrier: t-mobile
Posts: 11
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Lose batt cover lose keypad signal not as good as expected but all well everything else
Offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 08:29 AM   #23 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
YMark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arizona
Model: 8900
OS: 5.0.348
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 389
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mas90guru View Post
Been using my 8900 about a week. Also own and use a Bold.

Dis-Like:
- T-Mobile smaller coverage range
This is hardly the fault of the 8900. Not really fair to label this as a "dis-like". Here in Arizona (and a lot of other places I hear), ATT coverage sucks. That isn't a knock on the Bold.
__________________
Mark
Offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 02:34 PM   #24 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Nels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Arlington, VA
Model: 9780
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 29
Post Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I LOVE my 8900. It is the best Blackberry ever - so worth the wait! It feels so good in my hand and the screen is absolutely stunning!
Offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 08:01 PM   #25 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Model: 8900
PIN: N/A
Carrier: TMo
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I just made the move from Palm/ Treo after many years. Played with the iphone and G1 for some time, but the 8900 is the best by far. I love this thing!
Offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 08:19 PM   #26 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Model: 9810
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 26
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by giggsy View Post
I just made the move from Palm/ Treo after many years. Played with the iphone and G1 for some time, but the 8900 is the best by far. I love this thing!
================================================== =

I plan on doing the same this weekend with an 8900 purchase. Have you been able to transfer your contact info from the Treo to the 8900 and if so, how did you do it?
Offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 08:32 PM   #27 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
callcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.545
PIN: UNLOCKED
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 50
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Reception reduction?

I also tinkered around with an 8900 at our local T-Mobile Store and noticed (in a side by side comparison), that the 8900 didn't have the same signal strength as my 8320 (8900 weaker by a couple of bars).
Offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 08:53 PM   #28 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
vinmontRD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NJ, USA
Model: 8900
OS: 5.0.0.238
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 726
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wonder why you'd see that? Maybe OS version? I'm running.152, and RF has been better for me with this than with my 8300.
__________________
Jon
Be water my friend...
www.stronggroup.com
Offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 09:25 PM   #29 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
PressureDrop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Model: dr01d
OS: FroYo
Carrier: Verizon (LTE!)
Posts: 335
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PressureDrop View Post
"pros" are pretty much everythng else, but the highlights for me are:
Reception is better
WiFi has more range
That is from true, live/real time/actual side by side comparison of my 8320 and my 8900. Different SIMs (duh) both with Tmo, both with hot batteries.
The 8900 is at least equal if not better coverage so far
Offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 09:38 PM   #30 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
anoopv16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Model: 8900
OS: 4.6.1.152
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 21
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

battery sucks...
Offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 09:49 PM   #31 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
PressureDrop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Model: dr01d
OS: FroYo
Carrier: Verizon (LTE!)
Posts: 335
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anoopv16 View Post
battery sucks...
I have been texting, browsing, and playing on mine a lot today, all day yesterday, and the day before that some. I haven't put it down to charge since Sunday night (took it off Monday morning when I woke). It is showing 40% battery. It has been plugged into my PC a few times, but never for more than ~2 minutes. How does that suck?
Offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 11:13 PM   #32 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
delmarco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Greystone, NY
Model: 9790
OS: OS 7.1
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 403
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Default

Doesn't the trackball or keypad light up?

Why is the ball black instead of pearl white? And the keypad looks dim...
__________________
9790 Bold
Everything I had before was practice!
9790 9700 8900 8320 8700 7290 7280 7230 6230 all R.I.P!
Offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 11:36 PM   #33 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
PressureDrop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Model: dr01d
OS: FroYo
Carrier: Verizon (LTE!)
Posts: 335
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The trackball is "back lit" so the light leaks around the edge of it.
Quick shot in low light:
Offline  
Old 02-26-2009, 08:54 AM   #34 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
YMark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arizona
Model: 8900
OS: 5.0.348
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 389
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anoopv16 View Post
battery sucks...
Great info.
__________________
Mark
Offline  
Old 02-26-2009, 11:40 AM   #35 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
vinmontRD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NJ, USA
Model: 8900
OS: 5.0.0.238
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 726
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YMark View Post
Great info.
A bit light on details, eh?

Battery life on mine has been great with .152:

Running BBWeather, JiveTalk, Viigo, Facebook around the clock. Lots of IM, Facebook, Email, web browsing and phone calls all day. On battery from about 6:30am until midnight every day -- and just before I plug it into the charger at midnight, I have yet to see the battery charge below about 75%.

For me, battery life does *not* suck.
__________________
Jon
Be water my friend...
www.stronggroup.com
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.