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Old 10-30-2007, 03:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a long time BB user 7290; 8700; 8100; 8800; 8310 - back to the 8700!


As an out-and-out business tool churning the never ending stream of email you just cant beat the 8700 keyboard - what comes after the 8700? When does that get upgraded but keeps the same form factor?

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Old 10-30-2007, 05:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Haven't changed yet. I like the Curve, but don't want a camera. Do agree about 8700 keyboard, however.
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Yep still using my 8700. Want a newer BB but not quite ready to get rid of my trusty 8700 and love the keyboard. Secretly I wish they woul use the 7290 form factor again with 8700 insides!
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yep still using my 8700. Want a newer BB but not quite ready to get rid of my trusty 8700 and love the keyboard. Secretly I wish they woul use the 7290 form factor again with 8700 insides!
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No love for the new devices? I have had a few more quirks with my 8320, but I do love the form factor a lot more. I do agree, though, that the 87xx devices are rock solid.
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Amazingly, I've never used an 8700, but know plenty who still have theirs, for all of the reasons already posted. Love my 8230 thoug, and would have a tough time adjusting to the thicker 8700 body at this point.
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If I could get the better voice quality of the 83xx and 88xx series in the 8700 form factor I would consider going back... If RIM stuffed the guts of a Curve into an 8700 shell there would be plenty of room for a huge battery and a few gigs of flash memory. Throw in a high quality speaker phone and I would be happy to go back to the larger unit.
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I Love My Curve.... But Byfar The 8700 Is The Best Blackberry Ever Made.
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i think you guys are high!

i have had all qwertys from 7290 on....8700 was a great device and huge step forward from the 72xx series and it is indeed a workhorse but the curve is the best overall device to date IMO.

i was a skeptic on the trackball and i ate my words...
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If I could get the better voice quality of the 83xx and 88xx series in the 8700 form factor I would consider going back... If RIM stuffed the guts of a Curve into an 8700 shell there would be plenty of room for a huge battery and a few gigs of flash memory. Throw in a high quality speaker phone and I would be happy to go back to the larger unit.
Yep, with the extra space then we will have both GPS and Wifi in one unit
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