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Old 01-22-2010, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to purchase a new blackberry. What is the newest model in the market? How is it doing, like reviews and do you recommend it?
Does it have any flaws?

What about future models? Any rumours on when they will be released? I dont want to buy a new model within this week just to find out that the new model is going to be released in the next 45 days or so....if you know what i mean.

Thanks for all the advice.
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you want a keyboard, you get a 9700. If you want touch & multimedia-geared stuff, you get a 9550. That is all.
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, but can you elaborate more? Which model is the one which is getting rave / better reviews?

Would you go with the 9550? if so then why? same for the 9700.....is the 9550 touch really efficient? or it gives you a hard time like with my HTC touch diamond? :(

Advice please.
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I would suggest that you read through the model-specific sections here (9700, 9000, etc.) Great insight from users about the pluses and minuses of each.
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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NDUB33, i see that you ve got the 9700 model. Why did you choose this one over the 9550 touch, if you dont mind me asking.... thanks.
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Kumite, different people have different needs. There is no 'best model'.

Ask yourself first which carrier you will be going with, then see what devices they support as not all BlackBerrys will work with all carriers.

Then ask yourself what your needs from the phone are, and narrow it down that way.

New devices often come out, like the 8520/8530, 9700, 9550 and etc. Those all came out late last year/early this year. There is the Tour 2 coming out soon.

If you want the "newest and coolest" you may end up being dissappointed because you have a phone that does not suit your needs. Address those first.
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Take a look at RIM and check out all the latest models. Read Noodle22's post again, it makes a good point.

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Old 01-23-2010, 06:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thank you guys for all your responses.
Noodles, do you know when the tour is coming out exactly? and are there any pics on the net already?

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As said above, pick a carrier first. It would be ashame if you bought a 9550 which is CDAM and EDGE GSM and really wanted to use it on ATT or TMO, and 3G was one of your requirements.

Or you bought a 9700 and wanted to use it on Sprint or Verizon (no can do).

Or you bought a Verizon 9550 and wanted to use it on Sprint (also no can do).

Or you picked a device and a carrier that doesn't provide adequate coverage where you need it.
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As said above, pick a carrier first. It would be ashame if you bought a 9550 which is CDAM and EDGE GSM and really wanted to use it on ATT or TMO, and 3G was one of your requirements.

Or you bought a 9700 and wanted to use it on Sprint or Verizon (no can do).

Or you bought a Verizon 9550 and wanted to use it on Sprint (also no can do).

Or you picked a device and a carrier that doesn't provide adequate coverage where you need it.
Wise Dubdub, wise.

Where can i read about other members reviews on the forum? Is there such a section here?

Also i am more interested to know about the Tour and blackberries planned releases for 2010. Do you know? For other phones, yuo can get that info, but i dont see it possible for the blackberry
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Tour 2 is coming soon, but we don't know when. The only info we get about upcoming BlackBerrys are small info leaks. Crackberry.com has a rumor section with new phones that people are reporting, sometimes with pictures of models they have gotten ahold of.

The newest isn't always the best though ;)
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Tour 2 is coming soon, but we don't know when. The only info we get about upcoming BlackBerrys are small info leaks. Crackberry.com has a rumor section with new phones that people are reporting, sometimes with pictures of models they have gotten ahold of.

The newest isn't always the best though ;)
Yeah thanks, noodle.

I ll check the tour and the tour 2 will probably be similar.

When you purchased your model, what made you think it suits you best? I am asking because i always buy the things which are top of the line, and i usually go with the most expensive is the best.
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noodles, i just googled tour 2 and its actually the same as tour 1 in looks; a bit of improvements.

So what is the most successful blackberry in the market, sales wise
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should i wait for the tour 2 or just buy the 9700 bold 2?
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Who is your carrier going to be? That is the most important question for you to answer.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Who is your carrier going to be? That is the most important question for you to answer.
I know js; but which smartphone will be more powerful?

If you were about to buy a blackberry for the first time, would you wait for a soon to be released tour 2 or just go with the 9700 bold 2 which i really like its looks.
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More powerful doesn't mean a thing if it doesn't have the network coverage. If I say the 9550 is more powerful and you don't get good coverage on Verizon (This is just an example. I know the 9550 can be used on GSM frequencies as well), then you basically have a more powerful paper weight. Coverage is everything. Choose that first and then choose the device. Doing it back-asswards won't get you very far.
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What's the point of buying a phone if the carrier that supplies that phone does not give good coverage where you work/travel/play?

Like js said, expensive paperweight. BlackBerries tend to look a lot better when they work
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