Originally Posted by vickirutt
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.