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I am sure that this has been discussed before, and equally sure that there is no simple answer, but I wondered if anyone could help me in choosing a BB?
I have decided on T-mobile UK as provider, and it carries the Pearl (I have tried my friend's, but want full QWERTY), the 8310 and the 8800.
I have had a look at an 8800 belonging to a friend of a friend, and it seems to be nice to look at, well-made, and with a nice-sized keyboard and screen.
The guy at T-mobile advised me to think about the 8310. I've had a look in carphone warehouse, although it was a dummy. It could have been BECAUSE it was a dummy, but it seemed a bit more flimsy than the 8800, although keypad etc seemed solid enough. I know it's a girly thing to say, but then I AM a girl, so I can get away with saying that I didn't think it looked as nice as the 8800.
I have had a look through the specs, and they seem very similar, so long as you don't want a camera (I won't use one). The battery life seems longer on the 8800, and I have found specific mention of a document viwer on the 8800 but not the 8310 (although I'm pretty sure it will have one, to read e-mail attachments etc).
So I just wondered which you'd advise? For looks, I'd go with 8800, but if that means losing out on functionality, I'd be happy to go with the 8310.