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Old 08-18-2006, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to buy a T-Mobile 7100 off eBay. I presently have a 7230, but I need a Blackberry that has more memory, and the prices for 7100's are pretty reasonable. Any 7100 series owners care to weigh in on the pros and cons of the 7100? Of the primary interest to me are the battery life and the effectiveness of the predictive text keyboard.
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Battery life on my 7100t is outstanding. SureType has a learning curve if you are used to QWERTY, but I picked it up within a couple of days. Some folks just simply don't care for it, as evidenced in several other threads on this site.
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I'm looking to buy a T-Mobile 7100 off eBay. I presently have a 7230, but I need a Blackberry that has more memory, and the prices for 7100's are pretty reasonable. Any 7100 series owners care to weigh in on the pros and cons of the 7100? Of the primary interest to me are the battery life and the effectiveness of the predictive text keyboard.
why not hold out a bit until the 8100 comes out?
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why not hold out a bit until the 8100 comes out?
very sage advice.

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...because he can get the 7100 on ebay cheaper?
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Hunt around for a second hand 8700...you'd really benefit from going to an Intel BlackBerry.
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...because he can get the 7100 on ebay cheaper?
kind of obvious, some may not be aware and some may appreciate the additional functions that the 8100 will have INCLUDING memory, aside from the fact that he's with T-Mobile already.
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I've always been happy with my 7100 series and have no valid complaints. The monthly plan is a bit steep (imo) but it has done everything i thought it would and i have had no problems with it. The battery life is much more than my old one and it's easy to use.

I've not used the others for more than a day or two so i can't say too much about those other than it was important for me to not carry a large device.
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...because he can get the 7100 on ebay cheaper?
But with the added functions, improved performance, size differential, and (I would sincerely hope) screen visibility improvement, the difference in price would be justified.

Not to mention the 8100 would be new and warranteed.

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Thanks for the input. Price is a major consideration in my decision, and even a 2nd hand 8700 is out of my range. I can get a used 7100 for between 100 and 125 on eBay. I don't mind being behind the curve tech wise. Once the prices come down on 8700s I'll consider one, but right now the 7100 is the best option for me right now.
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Thanks for the input. Price is a major consideration in my decision, and even a 2nd hand 8700 is out of my range. I can get a used 7100 for between 100 and 125 on eBay. I don't mind being behind the curve tech wise. Once the prices come down on 8700s I'll consider one, but right now the 7100 is the best option for me right now.
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I have a 7100t and i have to say i love everything about it...functionality, battery life, i even don't mind the suretype. However, the screen BLOWS. you can't use it outside. in my opinion that would be enough for me to hang on to a 7230 for a bit longer until i could afford a nice 8700 or 8100 provided the screen is better on the 8100
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what is IMHO? Everyone says it. (sorry I feel like a noob again)
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thanks alot!
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I'll be using the device mostly indoors out of direct sunlight so that isn't a major issue. Mostly I'm looking for an inexpensive upgrade to my 7230. There are currently no second hand 8700's on ebay, just new ones and 350 dollars is just too rich for my blood. I'll hold on to the 7100 for a year or so and when the 8700's drop to 150-200, I'll go that route. I just got this 7230 a few months ago and it works fine, but I'm tired of only having 2.5MB of memory free after doing a battery pull.16mb isn't enough
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I've had several of the older QWERTY-style Blackberries (7230, 7730) and finally jumped ship to the Treo 650. I've always been looking to get back to the Blackberries but the lack of expandable memory killed me! I keep far too many spreadsheets, documents, and pictures for the puny internal memory of these devices. And folks will attest to the fact that when a BB starts to run low on free internal memory strange things start to happen. The legendary Blackberry stability goes away for one thing, and stability is my biggest gripe with my Treo. And although it's never been a killer feature for me, the camera on the Treo is something I've gotten used to having and it's helped me out on more than one occasion. Although certainly not a "must have", I do really like having it. Well, the Pearl has me so excited I'm counting the days until I can lay my grubby little mitts on one. So in the mean time, to get back on the Blackberry bandwagon, I bought a new 7105t at a T-Mobile store. I absolutely love this thing! Way lighter than the Treo, which is a brick, plus the screen (indoors) is gorgeous. Sure, the Treo does some cool stuff, and is totally customizable with the bazillions of Palm apps available, but it also resets at inconvenient times. And like I said, it's a brick! 180 grams for the Treo, a relatively svelt 120 grams for the 7105t. That will make a big difference in your pocket. With each passing month the Blackberry gets more and more customizable, too. Of course I plan to have the 8100 to replace my 7105t in a month or so, but maybe I'll just keep 'em both and switch back and forth. I guess it's time to eBay the older BB's in my collection, huh?

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Ill take the 7230. How much will you sell it to me for? PM me
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