Good morning Guys,
I hope you don’t mind me chucking my 2’ worth in…
We sell BB’s and our biggest seller is the 8700 by a long shot; as others have said the Intel processor in the 8700 is first class and outstrips all other BB devices before it. I also heard back from a friend at Vodafone that they had bench marked the 8700 against the 8707 and it was running faster – the only area that made the 8707 better as that a) it works well as a 3G modem and that, if you’re going to do a lot of web browsing, the 8707 would be the better choice. However, downloading/opening PDF’s there was nothing in it.
HappyDays – if you don’t mind me saying it I’d avoid Orange unless you’ve got a large account and lots of users; there Technical Support have a fraction of the knowledge base and capability of Vodafone – if you’ve got lots of users (i.e. 50+) you’ll be OK but they really are not in the same league as Vodafone or o2 when it comes to BB. We sell for all four networks and Orange are 2 years behind the game; id say Vodafone are first, o2 second T-Mobile sell a lot of BB but nearly always through third parties (as like Orange they don’t have much in-house capability).
If you want a good supplier try using YesTelecom – they have just been bought buy Vodafone, they are B2B only and as of October you’ll be able to get a great bundled deal on free landline and mobile calls. Drop me a mail at
if you want some further details…