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Old 10-14-2007, 12:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm currently using BlackBerry Pearl but i want to get a bigger BlackBerry. Which one do you guys suggest i should buy? Which is the best one?
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There is no "best." There is best for you and we don't know what BB is best for you. What carrier are you with? TMo has the new 8320. IMO, it's the best because it's the one I have!
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Yeah i think you have a point there. My carrier is T-Mobile, I'm just looking for a bigger BlackBerry. But there are so many that's why I'm asking.
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The Blackberry 8320 Curve is the best one out there for consumer use.

For business use, you want the Blackberry 8800 since it have no camera and some places will not let you have it.
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This is very much at best opinionated and the previous posters are correct!

8320 is the most current of BB's for TMO

8800 is an option as well but you may have to get it used!

Then there is the trusty old 8700 which is a very nice device! May be able to find it new still I'm not sure!

I would go with the latest and greatest 8320!
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I've been doing some research on the 8320 and it looks pretty good to me. How would the transition be from the Pearl to 8320?
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It'll take a few days, but nothing serious. I really like the 8320 form factor and keyboard. No more Suretype for me.
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Is there really any difference between the Pearl and 8320?
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Is there really any difference between the Pearl and 8320?
Yeah, the keyboard is the main one. Some people love sure type, some hate it.
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Yeah, the keyboard is the main one. Some people love sure type, some hate it.
Can you record video?
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I have an 8320 on t-mo and the call quality is a bit sub par. Previously had vzw tough so maybe part of it. In googling around, seems like reception is great for some and problematic for others. Common suggestion seems to be to "turn the wi-fi off" if when you're not using it....
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Is there really any difference between the Pearl and 8320?
For most users, the ability to make calls with a wifi connection and not using minutes is huge, along with all the Blackberry functions working with wifi. That is the big thing with the 8320. It's a very cool device. AT&T has a wifi BB, but I don't think they have anything like the voice features.

It is $10 a month to use voice without using minutes, but it does allow some people to really drop down their minutes. Plus I think that $10 gives access to T-Mobile hotspots at Kinko's, Starbucks etc.
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Can you record video?
Nope; sorry. I have had no call quality issues with the 8320. I have the H@H plan and love the fact that calls are basically free.
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For most users, the ability to make calls with a wifi connection and not using minutes is huge, along with all the Blackberry functions working with wifi. That is the big thing with the 8320. It's a very cool device. AT&T has a wifi BB, but I don't think they have anything like the voice features.

It is $10 a month to use voice without using minutes, but it does allow some people to really drop down their minutes. Plus I think that $10 gives access to T-Mobile hotspots at Kinko's, Starbucks etc.
The H@H plan is now $20/month. It was $9.99 but that ended on October 2nd.
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I added my H@H on Oct 2nd and I was wondering why I got it for $9.99 other than $19.99. Looks like I just made it under the wire! Out of topic, I just a bought a Titanium Curve last Friday on a good deal, but I really want the Pale Gold one anyone want to trade? Where on here can I post an offer to trade? Thanks.
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I added my H@H on Oct 2nd and I was wondering why I got it for $9.99 other than $19.99. Looks like I just made it under the wire! Out of topic, I just a bought a Titanium Curve last Friday on a good deal, but I really want the Pale Gold one anyone want to trade? Where on here can I post an offer to trade? Thanks.
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Yeah, the keyboard is the main one. Some people love sure type, some hate it.
I also want to add that you also get an improved media player on it too.
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Well, if you're only using the 810 Pearl you might want to immediatley upgrade to the 8100. (BBerry123, check your profile ). I consider the 8800 and 8300 both outstanding devices and IMHO they're neck-and-neck for which is my favorite. It's a question of feel. For me, QWERTY is simply the best layout. Some folks really took to SureType and actually prefer it. But for my money QWERTY rules. Don't get me wrong - SureType is still pretty cool. My weekend BB is my old 7105t. I just love the form factor of that thing. But your best bet is to lay hands on a BB or two and play with them as long as the store will tolerate you.

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Default GPS, Wifi or Camera, depends what two you want

from the research that i have done here is what i understand
Three feautures GPS, Camera and Wifi
no one device has all 3, you can have a combination of any 2 depending on what you want
8310 has GPS and Camera but no Wifi
8320 has Camera and Wifi but no GPS
8800 has GPS and Wifi but no camera

the choice is yours, (the 8800 is also astetically quite different and has better battery life)
for me the 8310 seems lke the best option since i'd give up wifi to have a GPS and a camera
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