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Old 02-09-2008, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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and its nice! i know one of you asked about the baklight on the keys i havent been in the dark yet to see but, instead of it having the blue back light. the back light its white like the track ball. i can already tell its easier to read in the light. i havent tried anything with the volume yet as i have to wait for the battery from my old 8830 to charge up. it was down to 5% lol but it looks like a nice combo the red with the white back light.






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i think thay are easier to see.




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I think that red looks better than the silver! Nice pics
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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excellent comparison shots so you like the red better?
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so far it seems to be better. looks like it will be alot easier to see, and OMG i can plug it in and charge it!
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Nothing like a banana and Marlboro Light in the morning.

Looks good, I may have to switch to this one if the keypad is better in the dark, which it looks like it will be.
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When you get a chance please check to see if the Ringer volume is the same.
I have to wait till the 15th to get mine.
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ringer volume is the same, i tried a couple ring tones. and if you play them at the exact same time it sounds like have surround sound. kinda neat if u time them right.
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ringer volume is the same, i tried a couple ring tones. and if you play them at the exact same time it sounds like have surround sound. kinda neat if u time them right.
Thanks for checking. I'm still going to exchange mine. I like the red.
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i agree it looks ALOT better, you can see in the side by side pics how much easier the keys are to see in day light.
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I want one of these, it seems there is only black one in Europe.
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i thimk im the first on here to get the red if im correct?
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I think anything is better than that silver.
I love the look of my black Alltel 8830.
I must say, red would look good in the Husker Nation!
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That's pretty cool looking. I assume the real color is more the darker red like in the last picture? Some pics I have seen make it look a tad pinkish. Definitely don't want that.

You should take a picture of both with the lights off and no flash, so we can really see the keyboard.
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I am jealous...saw the red in the Newspaper today, I want one...

The black you can buy online and switch the cover out...Black is sharp too...
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Yup, phone is darker red like in the last pic.its a nice color I do have to say. The keys are so much easier to see at night. I was texting tonight with it and its a major difference. It also feels like the build quality is a little higher. It doesent seem like the silver 8830 does no squeaks or anything but that could be because its new. The keys even feel better texting with it. Also could be because its new.
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Wow, that red actually looks really good!
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thats a great looking phone.
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Yup, phone is darker red like in the last pic.its a nice color I do have to say. The keys are so much easier to see at night. I was texting tonight with it and its a major difference. It also feels like the build quality is a little higher. It doesent seem like the silver 8830 does no squeaks or anything but that could be because its new. The keys even feel better texting with it. Also could be because its new.
So it IS easier to see at night? I honestly do not have an issue with mine at night, but during the day or worse yet when I have my driving glasses on, they are polarized and I cannot see crap with those one and this silver light blue combo.

I am going to go to Circuit City tonight and hit the verizon rep up to check out a red one....

My only concern is it's corporate appeal. I mean does this look like I should be going to a club or a boardroom..The Silver has a stately quality to it lol...
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Yeah the silver looks like it should be in a board room the red turns more heads on the street tho, I have been asked twice today where I got the red blackberry from. Everyone says it not in the stores yet. Veven the verizon rep I talk to when my g/f got her vzw phone saturday said thay won't get their shippment till the 15th.
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Hey Bridgecard, when you get a chance can you take some pics of your new red 8830 with the keys lit up in the dark without using the flash on your camera? We'd all like to see how the keys light up in the dark.

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