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Old 05-19-2009, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys ..

Im sitting here in a dilemma thinking of the Bold and the old 8330 Curve ... I've read a few threads on how the newer is better with the new faster processor, better screen and new technology and all the new toys..

but .. what if you just want a BB for business use purpose like Emails and reliable phone usage?

i hardly use the internet, wifi and camera to say the least .. i currently own the iphone and that is being sold as we speak .. and from that usage, i find myself using the phone and email and text the most ..

but what is stopping me and hopping over to get the curve is .. is buying old technology worth it? or its just taking a step back ?

please .. i would love to hear your thoughts on this topic ..

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Go with what works for you. If you are satisfied with your current device and how it works, then stick with it. No sense upgrading just to have a new device. Plus you save a few bucks in the process.

IMHO, newer is only better if it allows you to make better use of the device and your time. Sounds to me from your post, that the 8330 fits your needs.
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Thanks for your response Dub ..

since i've noticed that you're also on ATT network .. how are the BB's on it? cuz on my iPhone, its very spotty voice connection and i was thinking of going back to verizon?
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For me so far starting with the 68xx series, older is better in terms of reliability/issues. I still have a user with a 7290 and 8700 that are still trucking. All they do is email/text/phone. Sure its nice to have the latest and greatest, but that tends to come at a price, more fragile, more desired by thieves, more expensive. if I wasn't upgrading for work to support/test units and software, I'd probably still have my 8700. That thing took a beating and kept coming back for more. So get what works for you and what you're comfortable with.
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since i've noticed that you're also on ATT network .. how are the BB's on it? cuz on my iPhone, its very spotty voice connection and i was thinking of going back to verizon?
It all depends upon where you are. All carriers have holes in service. Here in the Northeast, ATT is pretty good, however, I do carry a Verizon phone for those non-ATT service areas (northern NH, Maine and Vermont)and a Verizon MiFi for data to the laptop and handheld.
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Wirelessly posted (8700c)

For me so far starting with the 68xx series, older is better in terms of reliability/issues. I still have a user with a 7290 and 8700 that are still trucking. All they do is email/text/phone. Sure its nice to have the latest and greatest, but that tends to come at a price, more fragile, more desired by thieves, more expensive. if I wasn't upgrading for work to support/test units and software, I'd probably still have my 8700. That thing took a beating and kept coming back for more. So get what works for you and what you're comfortable with.
Thanks Wiseass .. sometimes i do feel buying older technology is taking a step backwards .. but then when i see the price tag .. wow LOL

thats why im torn in the middle, for what i need and the latest and the greatest ..

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It all depends upon where you are. All carriers have holes in service. Here in the Northeast, ATT is pretty good, however, I do carry a Verizon phone for those non-ATT service areas (northern NH, Maine and Vermont)and a Verizon MiFi for data to the laptop and handheld.
Thanks Dub .. im also in the northeast .. NYC actually, to my surprise, the coverage in manhattan doesn't flush with me when i was getting dropped calls and horrible voice connection .. and it seems to me thats the one thing ppl who talks to me on my cell complaints the most ... crackling voice
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Thanks Dub .. im also in the northeast .. NYC actually, to my surprise, the coverage in manhattan doesn't flush with me when i was getting dropped calls and horrible voice connection .. and it seems to me thats the one thing ppl who talks to me on my cell complaints the most ... crackling voice
As I said, it depends upon where you are. In NYC and other cities with tall buildings, coverage can be somewhat spotty and one can expect dropped calls. The buildings tend to shield the signal.

Even my in dash GPS gets a bit wacky in NYC.
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Thanks again Dub for your response
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