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Old 05-13-2007, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there,

At work I just won a Blackberry 8100 Pearl (Black) and now I'm stuck with a question. Which blackberry do I use?

I am wondering what everyone else thinks the BlackBerry of choice should be.

I have the following:

Blackberry 8700r
Wireless Handheld (EDGE)
v4.2.1.85 (Platform 2.3.0.67)

Blackberry Pearl 8100 Black
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v.4.2.0.67 (Platform 2.2.0.39)

Thanks for your opinions,
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Old 05-13-2007, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's really a matter of personal preference. Do you prefer full qwerty os SureType? Do you need the camera or media features of the Pearl?
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Although its kinda nice having the media functions and camera on my 8100, I prefer it over the other models because of its size. It looks and feels more like a traditional phone and less like the bricks of the other models. The Suretype keypad takes a couple of days adjusting to it, but after that, its got all the features you expect in your BB.

If you like the size, the Pearl is a good phone. If you don't mind the size, the 8700 is also a good phone. Just no camera.
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Sell them both, buy a Curve when it comes out. Best of both worlds
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I did find the joystick of the 8100 to be a little odd to deal with, with being used to the trackwheel the joystick would take some getting used too. As for the keyboard, back when I only had a wireless phone I got pretty good with the T9 of a wireless phone so I'm sure I will get good with the SureType.

So I'm just wondering which device everyone likes better.

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I am on 8800 now, but really I much prefer the trackwheel, I think it's much better.

For me, I like to hold my blackberry, and I think Pearl is not "holdie". Also I have a digicam in my bag all the time, which I don't need the camera.
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