Originally Posted by sato
I have a 7780 device, and I'm wondering if it's worth switching to a 7290?
Beside the bluetooth and the device being quadband, there is the possibility to upgrade to 4.1 that the 7780 doesn't have.
And switching to a 8700 is somehow a step backward because of the short battery life, casing durability.
So is it worth having a RIM device running on 4.1 OS?
While the 7780 is a tri-band unit, it runs on the two GSM bands that are used in the US. Assuming that you're located in the US (a lousey assumption perhaps) the only benefit you would get from a quad band device is when you use it overseas. Otherwise, quad band isn't really buying you anything.
From what I saw between the latest version of 4.0 on the 7780 I was using and 4.1 on the 7100g I'm using now, it looks like most of the changes are for eye candy or for hardware that the 7780 doesn't have anyway. The difference isn't much that I could see.
Were it me I would upgrade to the 8700 if I did anything. If you're going to spend the money get the better unit or hang onto the 7780 and wait for the price on the 8700 to fall. Or, if the 7780 is doing everything you want a BB to do than forget the upgrade for now and rock on.