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Old 06-24-2008, 12:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm about to buy a new phone and wanted to know which was better. Thanks in advance. I have a 8830 now and like it but this will be for the wife.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Neither is better.
They are completely different devices.

Your needs will determine which is better suited for you.

And you made a poll out of this? SMFH.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I voted I hate these polls, but only because this same question has been asked several hundred times...
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Where is beer as an option? Calling the poll police!
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SMFH I voted I hate these polls for the same reason Lunk
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I'm about to buy a new phone and wanted to know which was better. Thanks in advance. I have a 8830 now and like it but this will be for the wife.
The wife will like the 8330 better. It's smaller and the keys have space between them (where the 8830 keys are smashed together).
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Is you will be traveling internationally the 8830 is the phone for you. Otherwise I can't think of a reason not to get the 8330.
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I voted BEER
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Depends entirely upon the user's needs. What is good for me, most likely won't be any good for you.
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Is you will be traveling internationally the 8830 is the phone for you. Otherwise I can't think of a reason not to get the 8330.
and that is the ONLY reason I'm keeping the 8830..you cannot imagine the usefulness of having such a device until you travel abroad and leave CDMA country...
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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We will not be travelling abroad. And as far as this question being asked 100 times I just wanted an updated opinion now that its in the hands of people for awhile.
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I would like a comparison run-down as well. I found the comparison provided by phonescoop (can't post links... yet)

indicating that the blackberry is a better all around device. I will not be traveling abroad either. I have 30 days to take my 8830 back if i don't like it. I have big fingers and maybe the curve works better for that. I also can't figure out why these phones appear exactly the same except for the curve having more features, talk time, standby, lower weight, easier keyboard, and smaller (except for 5 hundredths of an inch thicker).

So is there a reason to hang on to this 8830? Please advise.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:32 AM   #13 (permalink)
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If you are on Verizon and travel internationally the 8830 is their international BB device. Other than that, it is personal preference. I have an 8830 which is great! I came from a treo 700W back in January, WOW what a change.
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I would like a comparison run-down as well. I found the comparison provided by phonescoop (can't post links... yet)

indicating that the blackberry is a better all around device. I will not be traveling abroad either. I have 30 days to take my 8830 back if i don't like it. I have big fingers and maybe the curve works better for that. I also can't figure out why these phones appear exactly the same except for the curve having more features, talk time, standby, lower weight, easier keyboard, and smaller (except for 5 hundredths of an inch thicker).

So is there a reason to hang on to this 8830? Please advise.
Here is a comparison that I wrote: Sprint BlackBerry Comparison - 8830, 8130, 8330 | BlackBerryNews.com
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:52 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Went with the curve. Seems like an obvious choice with the ability to rock an 8g card and a camera. Using both of those features to their fullest at present. I like the pocket for the curve but i feel like two hands are necessary with this phone and i rarely have two hands free. I'd like a solution that is like the pocket/pouch thing but that i can wing open with a single hand...

thanks for the advise
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Wirelessly posted (8830)

I've had the 8830 (VZW) for a while and like it a lot. I did take it with me to Argentina in the spring where it did NOT work (Verizon claims it is one of the few unsupported countries). Many of my friends use the 8330 - I like the fact that it's a smaller, sleaker device with camera, but my battery life seems to be far superior. I also find their keyboard to be a bit flimsy...granted I prefer the keyboard on the non-VZW 8830 (why I have to use so much extra force to press down on my keys I do not know, but I got use to it quickly).
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The 8830 is a world phone, it can be used in other countries.

The 8330 has more memory and a camera with ability to capture video...

Other than that, they are about the same.

If you aren't travelling outside the USA, get the 8330.
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8830 is the best
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:03 PM   #19 (permalink)
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8830 is nice, but no camera. i like the keyboard on the 8330 better anyways.
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:28 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone! My wife is now the proud owner of my 8830 ``I just want a phone I can call and get calls (she says)`` and I will soon have my 8330!
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