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Old 11-25-2005, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought the 8700c today at Cingular. The screen is beautiful. I like the speakerphone. It feels better as a phone as it is narrower but the typing is a little more awkward than on the 7290 but it's a good tradeoff I think.

The web browser is much faster but not real fast. A big improvement though.
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I should add that it opens PDF files as it comes out of the box.
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I just connected my Motorola 850 Bluetooth headset. It connected quickly and is much louder than it was on my 7290. Bluetooth seems much improved.
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I've been surfing with the web browser and it is fast enough for mobile web sites.

CNN, Google and the International Herald Tribune all work great. I can comfortably read long articles.

The 8700c is really a mobile office. It's a wonderful tool. I found the web browser on the 7290 so slow that I only used it if I was trapped waiting to take off. The 8700c I can comfortably hold in one hand and go from on page to the next with a short wait in between pages. RIM really improved its product with this model in my opinion.
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