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Old 03-27-2010, 08:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First post on the Forum and I feel I need to come clean

I'm what I guess you would call an intermediate IT fan, have been involved in IT (at an enthusiasts level) for around 14 years at both software and hardware levels (system builds, problem solves with some HTML/Java C++ experience and Microsoft OS experience etc) So I have a little knowledge of IT.

Have just been given a Blackberry Bold 2 9700 for work and have never like them. Always believed they were too small (keyboard especially) and impractical for things like email and internet etc.

A week later, I could not have been more wrong! I love it. Have managed to ditch the 'fat fingers' (they weren't in the first place!) syndrome and am picking up the keyboard quite nicely now.
I can't believe how much you can customize them. The ease of navigating around the device and the speed of applications is fantastic. Very easy to setup email configuration and provides as much menu detail of contacts etc that I need for work.

I especially like the UMA (even if it is rather intermittent for me) as I get a poor signal here at home.

One thing I dislike the the case. I genuinely thought that the case provided was the wrong one. I can't see the need for the top of the device to stick out the top of the case like that when it can be flush (like my PDA) and slid out from the the sides. Thats my only dislike I have to say.

So, having disliked their concept for so long and having used one for less than a week now, I don't know why I didn't upgrade sooner!

Anyway, I look forward to searching through the forums as they look exelent.

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Old 03-27-2010, 08:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Regards,
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welcome to the club . I felt the same way when i was first introduced to them, but after the first week i was really impressed with the performance of email handling also after the first week typing on the keyboard i was a pro it gets better and better the more you use it. i used to have the 9500 storm and i am back on the 9700 and it is so nice to feel the keys.

again welcome to the club and if you have any problems ask but before you do just make sure you use the search.
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Graeme,

Welcome to BBF. Do we know each other from another forum? Think webhosting, but I have a different name there.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Graeme, welcome. You have a great and noble name. :D
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couldn't agree with you more. My friend handed me his old Blackberry 8800 after purchasing an iPhone. I loved it from day one! I tried other phones since and always went back to the 8800. I recently purchased an 8820 which is identical to the 8800 but adds wifi. Now my data reception is blazing fast on my home wireless LAN. The phone has fantastic reception and voice quality is very high IMO.
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