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Old 05-29-2007, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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GOTTA 8703 on BELL MOBILITY

WANNA 8803 on BELL MOBILITY

Q- is the BUILD QUALITY of the 8803 superior to the BUILD QUALITY of 8800 as is the case with the 87's?

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How is the 8300 superior to the 8803 aside from the camera?

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Old 05-29-2007, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Please try typing with caps off.

The 8300 is different from the 8800. Aside from the smaller form factor and a different keyboard layout, you swap a camera for the GPS. Some like the 8800, most like the 8300. A few weeks after launch, the split would be about even I would think.

As for the build quality, if you fix the squeaky sides, I am quite impressed with the 8800 build quality. Its nicely weighted and looks great. Thats just me, a number of people will tell you just the opposite. I am not sure about build quality of the 8803s.

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Please try typing with caps off.

The 8300 is different from the 8800. Aside from the smaller form factor and a different keyboard layout, you swap a camera for the GPS. Some like the 8800, most like the 8300. A few weeks after launch, the split would be about even I would think.

As for the build quality, if you fix the squeaky sides, I am quite impressed with the 8800 build quality. Its nicely weighted and looks great. Thats just me, a number of people will tell you just the opposite. I am not sure about build quality of the 8803s.
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I ask about BUILD QUALITY b/c the 8700 was far cheaper and 'squeaky' than the 8703 and I thought perhaps it was a CDMA benefit of some sort.

Anyone know when the 8803 comes on BELL MOBILITY?

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have not heard of the 8803s? so far just the 8800/8830 and maybe 8820 in the works with wifi. Im sure if 8803 is just bell's version of the 8800 then it shoudl be coming soon, but i dont know.
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I've never head "build quality" issues with the 8700 or the 8800 so I don't know what you're talking about. There were concerns with early units of each model but you're overgeneralizing the matter IMO.
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I've never head "build quality" issues with the 8700 or the 8800 so I don't know what you're talking about. There were concerns with early units of each model but you're overgeneralizing the matter IMO.
I don't care what you've heard dude. My buddy's 8700 is as creaky as my grandma's rocking chair and my 8703 is as stiff as my rod.

I'm not overgeneralizing anything- I'm stating my opinion. Who made you the authority on this subject?
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I don't care what you've heard dude. My buddy's 8700 is as creaky as my grandma's rocking chair and my 8703 is as stiff as my rod.
Wow...you're a classy dude.

But to answer the question for OTHERS to benefit, the 8830 is a lot more solid when compared to my 8703e on Verizon. The back door of my 8703e was creaky and I had to put a post it note in there to keep it stable. The 8830 doesn't exhibit any of that stuff.
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Wow...you're a classy dude.

But to answer the question for OTHERS to benefit, the 8830 is a lot more solid when compared to my 8703e on Verizon. The back door of my 8703e was creaky and I had to put a post it note in there to keep it stable. The 8830 doesn't exhibit any of that stuff.
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The squeaky sides were fixed with the 8830. RIM switched manufacturers as a result of the complaints on the 8800. FYI, sides for the 8830 fit just fine on the 8800 (for those of you that want to read between the lines).
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I don't care what you've heard dude. My buddy's 8700 is as creaky as my grandma's rocking chair and my 8703 is as stiff as my rod.

I'm not overgeneralizing anything- I'm stating my opinion. Who made you the authority on this subject?
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I don't care what you've heard dude. My buddy's 8700 is as creaky as my grandma's rocking chair and my 8703 is as stiff as my rod.

I'm not overgeneralizing anything- I'm stating my opinion. Who made you the authority on this subject?

Like school in the summer.

No class.
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