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Old 12-27-2006, 08:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am wanting to upgrade from my Cingular 7100g to a Cingular 8700c has anyone out there done this and what is your opinion after using the 8700 for awhile? The 7100 is great for email but the phone part is, to be very nice, horrible. Is the phone quality any better on the 8700?
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the phone on the 8700c is pretty good..i never used 7100 so i cant compare but i have a 8700c as primary phone
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I am wanting to upgrade from my Cingular 7100g to a Cingular 8700c has anyone out there done this and what is your opinion after using the 8700 for awhile? The 7100 is great for email but the phone part is, to be very nice, horrible. Is the phone quality any better on the 8700?

Not the exact scenario you're proposing, but I went from the 7105t to the 8700g and in my opinion, it's all about the Suretype vs. Qwerty keyboard issue and your preference.

I think the 8700 phone is a little better but still not top quality. I don't regret for one second upgrading, but I'm a Qwerty fan.
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Significant improvement all around. Check out my tips doc when you get it and upgrade to the latest OS. Note that the 8800 is just around the corner though. I consider the 7100 a big mistake for me. Liked my 7280 better until the 8700 came around.
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i consider that a DOWNgrade, 8700c -> Pearl might be an UPgrade.
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I upgraded from the 7100 to a 8700 and would never look back. The phone quality is much better plus having a full keyboard blows suretype away (IMO). I think you'll be quite happy with your choice.

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I don't know about the 7100, but the phone quality on my 8700c is at least as good as my Motorola Razor that I just switched over from.

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i consider that a DOWNgrade, 8700c -> Pearl might be an UPgrade.
I guess I can see that if you ignore the fact that the 7100 is GPRS-only and the 8700 is EDGE capable...

Personally, I'd choose full qwerty over SureType any day.

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