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Old 04-08-2006, 11:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am right now having a Blackberry 6230 which I bought one year back.. I want to upgrade to the latest version 8700. But I am feeling guilty that I maybe wasting money in upgrading in just 12 months.

Can anyone tell me normally once in how many years are new models released? If I buy a 8700 can I assume that it will be current for atleast the next 2 years? When was the model 6230 first introduced? If you were having a 6230 will you consider upgrading?
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Assume that a new model comes out at least once a year.. There will ALWAYS be something new.

A quick comparison between the 6230 and the 8700:

The 8700 has a newer Intel processor which is much faster
The 8700 supports EDGE high speed network, if your carrier has it
The 8700 has 64MB memory; the 6230 has 16MB
The 8700 has four (quad band) GSM/GPRS edge
The 8700 has a color screen with high resolution

The 8700 supports v4.1 and higher. The 6230 is maxed out at v4.0 if it will run on it at all.

Should you get one? Depends on the cost and your needs. If all you do is a little e-mail on it, the 6230 is fine. If you want to browse the web and have a color BB, then upgrade.

I can't answer what you want and need to do. But I have an 8700c.
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i have an 8700c as well, excellent performance. If the cost is not an issue, definitley upgrade, you will certainly love the new bb!!!
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NJB said it all. Go for it.
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I've heard rumours that in six months, there's going to be a BB 10000, you won't even need speakers anymore because it will generate a hologram of the person on the other end talking to you.

There's always new technology around the bend. The 8700 is not "current" anymore because there are faster, "better" technologies available. The question is, for your needs, does it suffice? You're always going to be being the 8 ball when it comes to technology, that's just how it is.
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I've heard rumours that in six months, there's going to be a BB 10000, you won't even need speakers anymore because it will generate a hologram of the person on the other end talking to you.
OMG, my ribs hurt from laughing at that one.....

Seriously, I agree with the others on this post....if all you require is a way to keep in contact via email, then then 6230 is probably ok. If you want to experience upgraded technology (and perhaps discover something you can't live without), then I'd recommend the upgrade.
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Should I upgrade to 8700?
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The 8700 will be current enough to use for the next 3 or more years. Right now's a tough time to upgrade with 3G rolling out all across North America. I suggest upgrading to the 8700, I just did a couple weeks ago from a 7280, and I don't regret it one bit!
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Thank you everyone for replying to my question.

I have decided to upgrade to 8700g.

I have placed the order!!

Thank you NJBlackBerry and every one ...your comments/suggestions really helped me to decide.
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