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Old 06-06-2007, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 06-06-2007, 01:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome glad you decided to join us here in the land of BBs. I hope youve found what you have been looking for.


I would love to hear why you liked the old vzw phone better since I was thinking of upgrading from my 7130e
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Welcome Torrey. I am also new to the forum and the BlackBerry. The forums are a great source of information and have answered a lot of my newbie questions already. I am also loving my BB, it's fantastic for business, although I have to be careful not to use it when my wife is talking to me!

I'm not sure what the Bucks are or the Blues but that's because I'm an Aussie. So go Blues anyway.
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Thanks for the reply Dawg and atrueman!

Here's some of the reasons why I miss the 8703e:

- Typing was so much easier with the keys spaced apart.
- Not totally sure why, but the battery in the 8703e that I had lasted longer than the 8830. Although the last two days have almost proven me wrong on this one. I've played with the device a little less and it's lasting all day without getting to 50% battery.
- The trackwheel response was more solid than the trackball on the 8830. After a week now I've really gotten the hang of the trackball, and it's much more helpful navigating, and also playing BrickBreaker.
- The 8703e was black! The gray 8830 doesn't look as sexy.

Mainly the things I liked from the 8703e are just small things that you get used to not having\using with the 8830. I can understand the reasons why they changed some of these features after using both.

atrueman, the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes are college football teams. There's a big rivalry between the two teams and their fans. You should hear the arguing that goes on in the fall.
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Hey Welcome to BBF.. feel free to add me

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Thanks for the reply Dawg and atrueman!

Here's some of the reasons why I miss the 8703e:

- Typing was so much easier with the keys spaced apart.
- Not totally sure why, but the battery in the 8703e that I had lasted longer than the 8830. Although the last two days have almost proven me wrong on this one. I've played with the device a little less and it's lasting all day without getting to 50% battery.
- The trackwheel response was more solid than the trackball on the 8830. After a week now I've really gotten the hang of the trackball, and it's much more helpful navigating, and also playing BrickBreaker.
- The 8703e was black! The gray 8830 doesn't look as sexy.

Mainly the things I liked from the 8703e are just small things that you get used to not having\using with the 8830. I can understand the reasons why they changed some of these features after using both.

atrueman, the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes are college football teams. There's a big rivalry between the two teams and their fans. You should hear the arguing that goes on in the fall.
On the battery deal the more you completely drain the battery the battery during the first couple weeks the better it will hold a charge. When I first got my 7130 it wouldnt last a day now it last almost 3 depending on usage of course
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Hey Torrey--welcome to the Forums.
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