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Old 05-08-2009, 12:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i had an 8100 for 2 years, now i have a 8120 i really like the shared keypad, but im starting to do much more emails and i think the wider screen would be better, is there much of a difference between the 2? will i like the 8900?? i am able to exchange my 8120 for the 8900 with in a few days?? what should i do!!??
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absolutely qwerty keyboard is where its at, plus you get gps and wifi.
and its an overall better device with many improvements
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well my dad has that phone, the gps is an extra thing that you need to buy, and the 8120 has wifi aswell is there anyother reasons lol?? im a very hard sell
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oh gps is free for tmobile, i didnt know.
but the new trackball is nice, as with the improved camera.
and the bigger screen and higher resolution.

but if your dad has it, play around with it for awhile. see if you like it. afterall it is all about prefenrece
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For me, hands down the 8900 is better! GPS, better camera, much more memory, faster, better looking (in my opinion).
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I went from 8120 to 8900 and don't regret it one bit! Faster processor, bigger screen, crisper screen, more memory, integrated GPS to name a few of the positives. I did miss SureType, but have gotten used to the new keyboard and the 8900 rocks!
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well i am now on the 8900 so far battary life SUCKS, trying the .206 seems a lil better. im using gps works awesome hope i dont get charged and much much more happier with this unit! thanks
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Ya I made the switch from 8310 to 8900... I would never look back. The 8900 is just an amazing device. I am with Rogers too btw and I am quite sure that GPS is just part of your data usage so as long as you have a data plan you will not be charged extra fees. The only minor complaint I may have is yes the battery life seems a bit short, I am running .206 but I plug it in each night before bed and I have never had to plug it in any earlier so its really not even that bad, for me anyway.
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8900 all the way with all the extra features.
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I went from 8120 to 8900 and don't regret it one bit! Faster processor, bigger screen, crisper screen, more memory, integrated GPS to name a few of the positives. I did miss SureType, but have gotten used to the new keyboard and the 8900 rocks!
My sentiments exactly. Went from a 8100 to 8900 and don't regret it, either. However, I still think I can type faster with SureType than the full QWERTY.
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i deff liked the suretype pad, but i did hate fighting with the dictionary with uncommon words, im sure ill be just as fast with more practice lol
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I would take the 8900 over the 8120, I love the beautiful screen on the 8900, It has a ton of memory, speedy CPU, I like the keyboard(wish it was the size of the bold), I like that it has GPS and WIFI, I didnt care for suretype on the 8100 series.
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Old 05-15-2009, 04:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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My sentiments exactly. Went from a 8100 to 8900 and don't regret it, either. However, I still think I can type faster with SureType than the full QWERTY.
No regrets here either and I AM getting used to the 8900 keyboard! All-in-all a truly awesome device!
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I had an 8100 for 2 years, upgraded to an 8900 2-3 months ago. The 8100 was very handy and reliable, and good for basic email/phone/limited web stuff. The 8900 is MUCH better screen, really usable for web surfing. Email and communication are much better, as is the camera (for when I don't have my regular camera with me, which is often the case!). I also like the qwerty keyboard and I think it is overall a bit faster than suretype, which is good but not perfect and does require corrections that take time. (I send actual business emails, not just short spelling-and-grammar-don't-matter texts.)

The 8900 is also very thin, doesn't feel much bulkier than the Pearl, and slips easily into any pocket. It feels more like a small computer, whereas the Pearl felt more like a very versatile and compact phone.
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The 8900 gives you some much more than the 8120. I put my older 8100 on top of my 8900 and it's just a little wider, really not much.
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