03-15-2007, 09:06 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
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I spent the last three weeks wondering a very similar thing. I was shopping for my first BB. Should I get an 8800 from Cingular, an 8703e from Verizon, or just wait until Verizon has some 8800-like thing? Ultimately, I chose the 8703e from Verizon. The feedback I had read from folks seemed to indicate folks almost uniformly loved their 8700-series BBs and feedback on the 8800 was mostly positive, but mixed, nevertheless. The 8800 sure LOOKED cool, but I have an ipod video and I was replacing a cellphone with a microSD card that played MP3s (and almost NEVER used it to actually play MP3s), so the multimedia features were not a big deal. EV-DO on Verizon was a big plus and made up for a lot. Since getting the 8703e, I've been pleased as punch and am not looking back. If an 8800-series comes to Verizon next month, I can't say I'd care; I'm having too much fun with the freedom the new 8703e is giving me.