08-23-2008, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by jgoldenb
ive purchased the last 4 Blackberry's on launch day. i've been unsure if I wanted to BOLD for 3 reasons:
1. i love the CURVE and find it almost perfect
2. I was concerned about the size because I hate the 8800
3. I was concerned about the keyboard also because I hate the 8800
my Rogers dealer got 3 BOLDs in today, and I caved and bought one, and let me tell you, i was wrong about the BOLD
The size is great. Because of the curved back and rounded shape, the BOLD feels comparable to the CURVE in your hand and doesnt feel at all as bulky or heavy as the 8800. At the same time, it feels as sturdy as the 8800 and much more sturdy than the CURVE. the fake leather back feels really good, and the flat surface has a definate iphone feel.
The keyboard is nothing like the 8800. In fact, in comparison to any other BB i've ever had, the keyboard is intuitive and easy to type with from the second you pick it up. Zero learning curve. the keys feel good, there's no slipping and typing is a breeze. I think in a few hours, I'm typing with less errors than on my CURVE
My Rogers store had a dummy version of the BOLD I was playing with last week, and the typing on it was impossible and comparable to the 8800. The retail device is nothing like the dummy.
Lastly, I played some of the high res sample videos the device came with, and it's like watching an LCD tv! i've never seen a display like this on a phone, including the iphone. totally amazing.
If anyone is thinking about not buying the BOLD because of size or keyboard, I recommend you get one and give it a spin, you can always take it back within 30 days, but i doubt you will!
I'd love to take the Bold for a spin.
Thanks for nothing, AT&T. :(