Originally Posted by joaquin654
I sooooo agree ! i have had an 8700c since it came out and i have since bought 2 7290 from cingular and unlocked versions just to use that spacious keyboard and form factor of the beloved 7290 . but after a while i notice i need that EDGE and faster reaction of the 8700c so i switch out my SIM and continue with my day .... how i have wished someone would do this very same thing and put the 8700c insides into my 7290 .... i would just love it . honestly if someone did it i would be willing to pay big bucks for ...
You took the words right out of my mouth..... my prediction is that they would sell more of these than they could imagine. I have never used a qwerty keyboard as perfect as on the 7290. Since I prefer to have roominess and a comfortorble keyboard, the size of the device does not matter as much as I'm using it two handed anyway. I love everything about the 7290 if it just had the internals of the 8700. The bright beautiful display, faster processor, etc.
While I understand this trend towards thin, light and small, there's a limit when it comes to the type of device. I think that the proposed BB above would be perfect for those of us that do huge amounts of email. Just make it one, of the several model offerings from RIM/BlackBerry.