Originally Posted by david_uk
If you'd have said the 9300i, it would have been a really close call as WiFi is very attractive on these devices.
Though there's absolutely nothing wrong with the 9300, I'd say the 8700 (I have the Voda version) is first over the line here.
They both have good screens (the 9300 is full width of course), decent QWERTY keypads, and several operators are starting to offer push email for the Nokia although I haven't tried it and something tells me it won't be as robust as BB Connect using BB hardware.
The software on the 9300, like BB's, is mature and robust. I particularly like the way you can view HTML email, and you have an excellent implementation of Adobe Reader so you can view PDFs properly. Not so the BB.
What tips it for me is that the 9300 carries the overhead of a second screen, hinge etc, whereas the BB is a simpler proposition. And in IT, simple is usually best. Well, on a BB forum anyway.
Hope this helps.
Indeed it does help, thank you.
Unfortunately I don't believe the 9300i is available in the US. Cingular here though does offer the push e-mail on the 9300. Of course the sales rep says it's just as fast as the 8700, but who knows.