Originally Posted by nautican
Thanks for the suggestions.
I have to make up my mind quickly as I would probably be getting the BB either today or tomorrow.
I read somewhere that the 8707g cannot accomodate a microsd card, so its basically stuck with its 64mb memory. Is this correct? However, I do not expect to be using the multimedia properties of the 8800 as I already have a mp3 player for the same purpose. Nor do I intend to use GPS. So would this tilt the balance in favour of the 8707g in terms of memory.
Another thing which I am unsure about is 3G. Since I wouldn't be doing too much travelling, and certainly not to Japan and South Korea, would 3G capability in the 8707g be such an important factor. I was told that in Singapore I probably wouldn't even feel the difference in speed and in fact the 8707g would be slower because of its more 'laggy' processor?
Lastly, I was reading a review of the 8800 online whichs states the 8800 is limited to its onboard IM client. I intend to install Jivetalk so I'm not sure whether I've got this correct..
Hope someone can help
Yes it is true the 8707g is unable to accommodate a SD card and thus its memory expansion ability is zero! But from my experience, unless you intend to store pictures or music in your BB, 64MB is plenty. The only reason I would prefer the 8800 is the internal GPS.
Also if you plan to tether, 8707g would be a better choice since you can download at UMTS speed vs. 8800's edge.
I have not used Starhub but when I am in Singapore, I mostly roam on Singtel and have noticed the 3G BB to be slightly faster when surfing - but not by much.