Ok I am totally new to BlackBerries so I am appealing to the experts. My company is offering me a BlackBerry all I have to do is pick the one I want. Here are my choices:
Now I live outside of Charleston, SC if that matters. I am looking for one that will give me the most bang for the buck. Internet usage, IM, being able to connect to laptop / pda for Internet connection, speed, etc. I guess I am asking is if you could pick from the above which would you choose? I need it for email obviously but I am a gadget freak so any extras are great.
7100 series offers a more traditional "phone" look for the Blackberry, and uses the "suretype" keyboard. Some love the keyboard some don't, I am indifferent.
The 7200 series and the 8700 are the more traditional look and feel of the BB. The 8700 is the newest and will offer the best updates to the line. I loved my 7290 but I am waiting for the 8700 to arrive at T-Mobile and upgrade.
If it was up to me, definetly the 8700c for the "Gadget Freak" in all of us.
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I would HIGHLY recommend the 8700C from Cingular. I am a self admitted gadget freak and when I travel have a bag of them. The 8700 can do everything you want and a much better device over the 7290, just faster better screen.
the 8700c screen resolution is mind blowing! i was completely taken a-back... it offers everything that the 7290 does and more.. for example it has a loud speaker.. it has EDGE... you can have mp3 ring tones?
I think you should goto the blackberry website, and do a side by side device comparison.
the 8700c will not dissapoint. although not nearly as fast as a wireless or wired PC connection, it is still a breath of fresh air, compared to pre-edge BBs. Folks are making apps that scream on edge - especially Google local. The screen is so clear I can see the oil spot on the street in front of my house. MP3 ringtones are another good bonus - a little work and you have an enormous library of tones to choose from. plus they made the 8700 a bit thinner than the traditional 72XX blackberries a welcome mod as I came from the 7100g.
My Verizon 7130e is WAY better than my Cingular 7290 -- I thought about the 8700c as well, but decided to jump (back) to Verizon due to coverage issues... I love the 7130's form factor, and the fact that it feels nice and solid and natural in the hand. EVDO is wonderful, and mp3 ringtones are cool too. And, much to my surprise, I find SureType to be just great, and equivalent to full QWERTY for my purposes (and I'm a touch typist on a normal keyboard.) It is much smarter than I'd expected, learns words that I use often, and is just (to me) very easy to use.