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Old 10-09-2009, 08:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well my task force left Nextel and there is no reason to stay on Nextel. I will change to the Sprint side, but should I get the Tour or the 8830, or just wait?
I am told that the Tour will not run Message Alerts that I depend on, but I guess that I can replace that with the Alert Matrix.

I had heard of all the problems that Tour had with the trackball. What should I be looking for in terms of green dots, date on manufacture etc?

Is this a solid device now?
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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in all honesty and to the best of my knowledge- the first batch was the only one that had trackball and fit/finish issues. Most of those went out via tele sales when the devices were shipped before being available at retail units.

i'd say, if you have to make a pick now then go with the tour - you will instantly see if you have trackball issues. waiting - that and technology hardly go together esp in CDMA world. there will probably be a new device within the next 6 mos.
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The Tour is a good phone. There will always be a better phone in the works. Thats the nature of technology
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Message Alerts is a $50 program!

REXwireless' AlertMatrix won't disappoint.
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It is only 24.95 and worth every penny. IMHO. Much easier and more solid that AlertMatrix, I think. I finally figured that if I do a OTA download of the program, it will install correctly and work.

On another note I got the 9630 yesterday and now find that for the first time that using a bluetooth, the phone rings also. Every other Blackberry i have used the phone would NOT ring. RIM tells me that is by design. That sucks for me.

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Just wanted to mention that I got tour recently and loving it. Mine has no trackball issues. This one is nicer feel to it than the 8900.
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My old favorite BlackBerry was the Bold I used on AT&T. When I jumped to Sprint I got a Curve 8330m, and while I loved the size of the Curve I missed the keypad style of the Bold. Along came the Tour and united both of the aspects of the two devices I loved.

Mine had the trackball issue, which I solved with a simple swap-out for a $5 replacement part. Took me about 7 minutes. My Tour was bought on day 1 and was obviously from that early batch with all the issues. RIM addressed this with different trackballs in the second batch to be manufactured and the issue is resolved.
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... now find that for the first time that using a bluetooth, the phone rings also. Every other Blackberry i have used the phone would NOT ring.
My 8830 would ring on BlueTooth.
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I finally got everything working the way I want it. I love this device.
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