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Old 01-03-2007, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have the BB 7130e and I am considering swapping for the 8103e.

I am really getting tired of the sure-type on the 7130e picking up the wrong word and me not noticing.

I'm curious which one people like better. Thanks.
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I LOVE my full keyboard on my 8703...wouldn't change to suretype for anything. But it's all personal preference.
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Where did you find an 8103e? Do you mean the 8703e?
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Where did you find an 8103e? Do you mean the 8703e?

Sorry. You are correct. I mean 8703e. Thanks for pointing that out.
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I had the 7105t with SureType (which I got used to). I now have the 8703e with the full q keyboard and am very happy also. It is a personal preference thing as the Pearl is SureType but many who have purchased are very happy with. I would say go down to the local VZW store and see it in person to get a better idea about it. Hope that helps.
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The main thing I like about the 7130 is the smaller size for sticking in my pocket and I know the 8703 is a bit bigger - which also gives it a bigger screen size which is nice.
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i have both did not like suretype but got used to it but love my 8703 the only way i would get rid of it is when they pry it out of my cold dead hand
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You can't go wrong with the 8703e. I came from 7100i w/ suretype and could not go back to it.
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I'm curious which one people like better. Thanks.
I prefer full qwerty but, again, it's personal preference.
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I changed from a 7130e to an 8703e not only because I preferred the qwerty keyboard, but also because of the screen. The 7130e screen is very poor in bright light and I use my bb outside a lot. The 8703e is much easier to read in bright sunlight. It's not as good as my 7250 was however.

The keyboard on the 8703e is not as good as the keybord on my 7250 - it's quite cramped.
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I have the 7250..do you have ringers on the new one and what do you like about the 8703?
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I currently have the BB 7130e and I am considering swapping for the 8103e.

I am really getting tired of the sure-type on the 7130e picking up the wrong word and me not noticing.

I'm curious which one people like better. Thanks.
You'll find the 8703e isn't that big in size and it makes emailing faster. Depends on what you're using it for...if you don't email alot, the 7130 is the way to go. But, if you need to respond to emails all day or quickly, the QWERTY helps.
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I have the 7250 whats the diff.?and how do you like the 8703e and is this the new one thats out?
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I have the 7250 whats the diff.?and how do you like the 8703e and is this the new one thats out?
The 8700 series is the latest one. It's 87-something depending on your carrier (for example 8703e for Sprint and Verizon). I totally love my 8703 because of the bright screen and updated 4.1 OS which makes apps easier to manage and use. Also, it has dedicated phone buttons although it's not a big deal to scroll through things on the older models. On the other hand, the 7250 and older versions of BB seem to have a better build quality which you can get differing opinions on by searching through this forum.

There's also the Pearl which uses Suretype (meaning no full QWERTY keyboard) which doesn't come in handy IMO if you're heavy into email. The Pearl also has a lot of the multimedia capabilities (e.g. camera, video) that seem to be the big thing with a lot of new smartphones. Depending on your carrier and your contract, you can also wait it out for the 8800 due out from Cingular and T-Mobile sometime this year (maybe Q1/Q2) if you like the full QWERTY and multimedia in one phone.
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The main advantages of the 8703e are:

1. brighter screen
2. speaker phone
3. faster processor
4. extra convenience key

The main advantages of the 7250 are:

1. much,much better keyboard
2. screen works a lot better outdoors or in bright sunlight
3. build quality seems more solid
4. cheaper price
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You'll find the 8703e isn't that big in size and it makes emailing faster. Depends on what you're using it for...if you don't email alot, the 7130 is the way to go. But, if you need to respond to emails all day or quickly, the QWERTY helps.

Happy to hear that the 8703e really isn't that big. And yes, I do a lot of emailing for work, which is why I feel this will be a better way to go.

Well I've ordered my 8703e and it should be here this week. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Happy to hear that the 8703e really isn't that big. And yes, I do a lot of emailing for work, which is why I feel this will be a better way to go.

Well I've ordered my 8703e and it should be here this week. I'll let you know how it goes.
I think you'll like it. It's faster with a better screen, and you'll notice the difference with the keyboard.
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I am actually getting a 8703e very soon.

I went from a 8700c to a 7130c to a 8100 and now to the 8703e.
qwerty hands down. I don't bother to proof read. Ha.

So I am choosing to have a bigger device over suretype. Even if it looks like I am holding a wallet to my head.
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The main advantages of the 8703e are:

1. brighter screen
2. speaker phone
3. faster processor
4. extra convenience key

The main advantages of the 7250 are:

1. much,much better keyboard
2. screen works a lot better outdoors or in bright sunlight
3. build quality seems more solid
4. cheaper price
I'm afraid I don't agree with that at all - the 8703e has a superior screen IMHO, and I like the keyboard much better as well
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