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Old 11-20-2005, 11:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For those that have the 8700r how is the phone performance. (ie. Sounds, reception, calls dropping etc.)

How 'bout the speaker phone?

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Old 11-20-2005, 11:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have an 8700c and speakerphone quality is amazing, when you talk on it people can never tell your on speakerphone, and the loudness is great. As a phone so much day to day I wouldn't use it.
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... As a phone so much day to day I wouldn't use it.
Why wouldn't you use it as a day-to-day phone?
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Default I mean as a cell phone

I'm referring to reception as a cell phone for which I intend to use it as. Is reception good that way. Are calls dropping often?

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I have an 8700c and speakerphone quality is amazing, when you talk on it people can never tell your on speakerphone, and the loudness is great. As a phone so much day to day I wouldn't use it.
Boy Genius,

Why woulld you not use the 8700 as a cell phone too? If speakerphone is good then would the phone portion of 8700 not be as good too? I am just teetering here on whether to sink the bucks and get one of these. want to make sure I will not be dissappointed.

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It is better than my treo 650 so far. I am keeping both for a week to make sure. So far the 8700 sounds better to the people I am calling (and yes I am doing tests with both of them as a current 650 owner).
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It is better than my treo 650 so far. I am keeping both for a week to make sure. So far the 8700 sounds better to the people I am calling (and yes I am doing tests with both of them as a current 650 owner).
And the speakerphone? You have same comments on it as Boy Genius states in this thread?
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If your used to using a blackberry as a phone the 8700 will make a great phone, I am used to having a dedicated phone phone, and a dedicated data device, I never liked holding up a blackberry to my ear but I have to use I do use this sometimes...Since i upgraded to the latest handheld software I havn't had much problem with the phone, quality is great, have not dropped calls, so far so good
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Boy Genius,

A little off topic but you sound like you would give a good answer to this. How do you find the physical quality of the device. Have heard it is not as sturdy/reliable as 7290. But overall how would you rate it? YOu think it would get scrathed easily, cracked if dropped easily, etc.

Look forward to your reply on this one too.

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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Like the boy said the speakerphone rocks phone is avg. Not a razr but what can you expect I love the 8700
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I would have to say its top notch. The 8700r is an RF tank to say the least.
Voice quality is very strong and clear. Speakerphone is extremely loud and very audible.
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