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Old 02-21-2007, 05:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I owned the Pearl for a while but could not do the SureType keyboard. The 8800 is a QWERTY Pearl without the camera.

Compared to the 8700, I like the 8800 better. Build quality seem much superior over the 8700 wehich never really felt good to me. Keys on the 8800 are a little tight or close together at first but you get used to it very quickly!

It is a keeper to me.
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build quality is much better. the keys have a very solid, unlike the pearls mushy, squeaky buttons.
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I read the phone does not sound as good as the Pearl.
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I don't think it's a fair comparison, as they are both great models designed for very different segments of the market.

Of the four BlackBerrys' that I own. Two of them are my favorites and that's just my personal opinion based on my needs and how I use them.

In order my favorites are:

1) 7130: Perfect Size, super fast SureType with great keys

2) 8800: Great Keyboard, not bulky like 8700

Others: 8700, dreadful keyboard, 8100, keyboard too small

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the only reason I switched was the keyboard. Glad I did....the 8800 rocketh hard.
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Switched from the pearl to the 8800, noticed that when you name dial from the phone screen the 8800 lags a little compared to the pearl. other then that love the 8800, glad im back to qwerty from suretype.
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Originally Posted by RydeWitM3
Switched from the pearl to the 8800, noticed that when you name dial from the phone screen the 8800 lags a little compared to the pearl.
I'm sure any lags will be corrected in future OS updates.
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I'm sure any lags will be corrected in future OS updates.

...if only I had a penny for every time I've heard an OS or firmware update will fix a phone...only to never see it happen...
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Pearl to 8800 users. What is your opinion so far?

I enjoy the 8800 keyboard, and the ability to listen to my voicemail attachments which is inherent in the 8800 O/S.
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I love having voice dialing and QWERTY at last!

I would be happy witht he 8800 with no updates, in fact I am always a little scared of updates to the OS as they may fix one thing but screw up another. My 8800 works fine.
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I have been using the 8800 for the last 3 days & so far I feel I can type faster on the Pearl (8100), with less mistakes, than I can with the 8800. The keys on the 8800 are so close together I find myself having to backspace, often, to correct wrong letter selection.

I'll give it a few more days but if I find this continues I think I will be back to the Pearl. Every so often, SureType will pick the wrong word but that is a lot less often than the constant wrong key hits on my 8800.

Maybe it's just me & my fat fingers...I'm sure there may be others who do not have this issue....

The Pearl is a lot more pocketable also but a smaller screen of course.

So far I'm leaning towards the Pearl for typing ease of use.
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