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Old 07-10-2007, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I just got my BB 8830 Sprint World Edition and I could not be happier. Afrter reading numerous gripes over the keyboard and the trackball, I am releivedto find that the keyboard (in my humble opinion) is nicer then the 8703e. There is a nive tactile feedback/ spring to the keys. The trackball makes navigating around the screen infinitely better, not to mntion editing coduments a breeze. The unit itself exudes quality over the 8703e. I have not noticed any issues with the side portions of the unit. It is rock solid with no flex or leeway. As the GPS goes it works great with Googlemaps and Mapquest navigator (which is still available as a freedownload through AOL mobile). The one thing I am having trouble with is getting AIM to work with the 8830. I downloaded the program off the Sprint home page (directly from the BB browser) and then when I try to log on I get a message asking me to go to Blackberry.com/ AIM to register the device. I was wondering if anyone knew why I was getting this message. Did sprint release the download prematurely? Other than that minor issue, which is of no fault of the blackberry, I am impressed
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So, I just got my BB 8830 Sprint World Edition and I could not be happier. Afrter reading numerous gripes over the keyboard and the trackball, I am releivedto find that the keyboard (in my humble opinion) is nicer then the 8703e. There is a nive tactile feedback/ spring to the keys. The trackball makes navigating around the screen infinitely better, not to mntion editing coduments a breeze. The unit itself exudes quality over the 8703e. I have not noticed any issues with the side portions of the unit. It is rock solid with no flex or leeway. As the GPS goes it works great with Googlemaps and Mapquest navigator (which is still available as a freedownload through AOL mobile). The one thing I am having trouble with is getting AIM to work with the 8830. I downloaded the program off the Sprint home page (directly from the BB browser) and then when I try to log on I get a message asking me to go to Blackberry.com/ AIM to register the device. I was wondering if anyone knew why I was getting this message. Did sprint release the download prematurely? Other than that minor issue, which is of no fault of the blackberry, I am impressed
I'm not an AIMer, so I can't speak to the AIM question.

I'm just wondering...

Did you post using your 8830?

If so, then maybe you have some issues with the keyboard that you haven't acknowledged.

Personally, my thumbs are a bit too big for the 8830's kb *BUT* there is no way I'd go backto the 7100i!!!

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Old 07-10-2007, 04:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Which model BB did you select for the Mapquest? 8703e? It works? Thanks.
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No, I used my computer at work which seems to be adding characters, spaces and odd formats for no obvious reason. Secondly, My thumbs are not large so I do not share you QWERTY whoes. Being 5'9", 165lbs and proportioned properly for a man of my age and size, I find the keyboard a joy. If you look at the devices side by side the center of the keys are pretty much the same distance apart from eachother. Some advice, if I may, use the tipsof your thumbs instead of your whole thumb

All jokes aside, would any of us choose a 8700 over a 8800 ?
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LOL,

You nailed it!

I just pulled my 7100 out of mothballs and was typing with the sides of my thumbs on it.

That technique doesn't work so well on the QWERTY models. ;)

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Hey Ruk,

I'm having the same exact problem with AIM on my 8830. I was wondering if you got that taken care of.

I also just downloaded Sprint Navigation. It's powered by TeleNav and it's awesome!

Who wants to look at maps when you can get turn by turn? Haha.
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