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Old 11-25-2005, 10:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had a 7100r for the past year, and the screen is completely unreadable in direct sunlight. Because of that, I find it unusable as a cellphone. Works fine as an email device, but I have to carry a seperate phone because it is just not possible to read the information on the screen if you are making or taking a call outdoors during the day.

Any comments on how easy it is to view the data on the 8700 screen in direct sunlight? Is it as easy to read as a cellphone?
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zero problems reading it in sunlight.
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Old 11-25-2005, 12:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Better than a cellphone and much better than the 7100 models. Screen works great inside and out thanks to the auto backlight.
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Yup, relax. 8700 is amazing. No matter what the conditions, you can read the screen perfectly.
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I have had a 7100r for the past year, and the screen is completely unreadable in direct sunlight. Because of that, I find it unusable as a cellphone....
Completely agree with you. I have a 7100t and it is completely worthless outdoors. The 8700 seems to be the solution!!
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Old 11-25-2005, 01:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Anybody have problems with the 8700 holster. Mine will not put the device to sleep. I can see the magnet and I am putting it in "face in". Also, I have been using RIM devices since '99 from teh 850/950 to the 957 to the 7280 to the 7290 to the 8700... so I know I have all of the profile, screen/keyboard, security settings correct.
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