Originally Posted by MERK350Z
as an owner of the 8700c and just buying the 8800 i have to say that there isa little differnce. the performance is not a big notice. you will see that the screen is better and the feel of the 8800 is really nice. as for the mp3 and the micro sd card and all the other options are great but not worth the price of the 8800. i found out that the 8800 wont stream the music to my bluetooth headphones so thats out already. the keyboard layout will take a week getting used to i like the 8700c layout its spaced out better. to be honest i would not upgrade to the 8800 or any other phone unless blackberry really added some serious upgrade to there software and hardware. i view the 8800 not and i mean not a major milestone in blackberry just a little step up.
I wasnt very impressed with the media player of 8800... if anything at all, I missed my pearl for the camera.
I guess the main reason why I chose to go with 8700 is
1. $99 for the phone
2. From what I read, its a solid phone where people refused to move over to 8800. Thats gotta say something about a phone where people show loyalty...