05-09-2007, 11:18 PM
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my 10 cents...
I used the 8700 for a year, and hands down loved it. Nothing about it I didnt like. The full keyboard, from the home screen, you dont ever need to use the menu. Things like that make it very fast to use after awhile!
Needing to try the next one I got the 8100, and again, I love it but it does lack the full keyboard and it just isnt as durable... I am a heavy user and the 8700 I had lasted me a year, and had no signs of quitting. Ive had 4 8100's so far... 2 with failed trackballs, keys, and one that had a bad side button. If it werent under warranty I would be pissed!
I had an 8800, for about a day. The keyboard isnt for me, the piano keys and the overall look of it... the screen seems to small for the body, I will likely wait for an 8300. Back to the pearl! Now the camera on the pearl, and the fact my gf has one too and we use the camera heavily on bb messenger is the reason Im still using it... with 4.2 on the 8700 I like the improvement, may jump back to it until the 8300 comes out...
hope that helps
my office? 9700 tethered to my MBAir