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Old 11-29-2007, 10:41 PM   #41
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I know several woman that have had 8700's moved to a curve and went back to the 8700 for no other reason than its easier to type on when they have longer nails.

I loved the 8700 keyboard, but the Curve size, trackball and media (expandable memory) features make it a clear cut winner for me. Oh ya, and I am a man with short nails.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:12 AM   #42
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I hate my 8700 ONLY because I only use it for work. Great phone though
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:15 AM   #43
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i bet she doens't even use it for email ...she prob just bought the blackberry because it was the most expensive phone in the store
I got a refurb for less than $50 when I upgraded. haha.

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Old 12-01-2007, 10:12 AM   #44
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haha I honestly can't wait to replace my 8700g. Fat and bulky, no camera, no external storage, archaic UI, lame 3rd-party programs/games, etc etc. the only reason i use a BB is for work, and if it didn't handle e-mail as well as it does, I would have gotten rid of it a long time ago. i will most likely upgrade to 8300 in july since we are on BES.

and it's really sad to see people bust a nut over 'OMFG 4.2 UPDATE'. i mean come on folks, your phone is still the same old phone haha. and there's no such thing as a *classic* when it comes to technology-- it's just plain outdated.
I am a newbie who just got a used 8703e VZW and upgraded to 4.2. What am I getting on 4.2 that was not on the phone before?
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:06 PM   #45
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haha I honestly can't wait to replace my 8700g. Fat and bulky, no camera, no external storage, archaic UI, lame 3rd-party programs/games, etc etc. the only reason i use a BB is for work, and if it didn't handle e-mail as well as it does, I would have gotten rid of it a long time ago. i will most likely upgrade to 8300 in july since we are on BES.

and it's really sad to see people bust a nut over 'OMFG 4.2 UPDATE'. i mean come on folks, your phone is still the same old phone haha. and there's no such thing as a *classic* when it comes to technology-- it's just plain outdated.
You sound like someone who has no idea the BB is a business tool, not a gamers play thing.
If you hate the Bb so much why dont you give it back to your boss and ask for a Playstation.

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Old 12-03-2007, 07:14 PM   #46
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Anyone know where to get extra cases and LCD screens for 8700c?
I broke my screen a couple months back would like to replace it.
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:21 PM   #47
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Anyone know where to get extra cases and LCD screens for 8700c?
I broke my screen a couple months back would like to replace it.
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:55 AM   #48
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I must agree with most of the posters here, the 8700g is a VERY solid device.
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:19 AM   #49
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I manage two BES's now, one of them has 5 8700's on it now (including mine), two 8800's, two Curve's and the rest are 72xx's and 6280's. Initially, the one early adopter didn't like the 8700 keyboard compared to his 7290, but he's used to it now. The other has a few 72xx devices on it.

As far as durability, I echo the sentiments of those above who talked about it being a reliable workhorse. I have had ZERO dead 8700's. ZERO. I have had a host of the 7xxx and 6xxx series BB's die though, I've replaced one as recently as last week. The 8700 is also a far more capable device, especially with 4.2 on it, compared to the earlier models.

My next device will probably be the Curve when I'm eligible for my upgrade and my wife will probably end up with this one.

For the person who is critiquing the interface and 3rd party app support: News flash, this isn't Windows. The BB was originally a business communication device, and that is still is primary area of focus. It's "antiquated" UI is efficient and intuitive, and these devices just plain WORK. When the device is used for it's intended purpose, and not just some flashy gadget that happens to do e-mail quite well, there is no real need for 3rd party apps, games and other tripe that would clutter it's simplistic interface and potentially hinder the user's proficient efficiency with the device.

In a nutshell: If you don't understand or appreciate the functionality that a Blackberry provides, my guess is you don't actually need one.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:36 PM   #50
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Not to mention that the price of getting an 8700 still range from $50 to $350 (usually in immaculate condition, but there are the scammers)...

I got mine for $150 flat today.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:03 PM   #51
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I manage two BES's now, one of them has 5 8700's on it now (including mine), two 8800's, two Curve's and the rest are 72xx's and 6280's. Initially, the one early adopter didn't like the 8700 keyboard compared to his 7290, but he's used to it now. The other has a few 72xx devices on it.

As far as durability, I echo the sentiments of those above who talked about it being a reliable workhorse. I have had ZERO dead 8700's. ZERO. I have had a host of the 7xxx and 6xxx series BB's die though, I've replaced one as recently as last week. The 8700 is also a far more capable device, especially with 4.2 on it, compared to the earlier models.

My next device will probably be the Curve when I'm eligible for my upgrade and my wife will probably end up with this one.

For the person who is critiquing the interface and 3rd party app support: News flash, this isn't Windows. The BB was originally a business communication device, and that is still is primary area of focus. It's "antiquated" UI is efficient and intuitive, and these devices just plain WORK. When the device is used for it's intended purpose, and not just some flashy gadget that happens to do e-mail quite well, there is no real need for 3rd party apps, games and other tripe that would clutter it's simplistic interface and potentially hinder the user's proficient efficiency with the device.

In a nutshell: If you don't understand or appreciate the functionality that a Blackberry provides, my guess is you don't actually need one.
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:08 PM   #52
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Switched back to my trusty 8700g after my 8800 fell apart (bad charger slot, screwed up trackball and many other annoying issues). I dug the 8700g out o fmy desk, dusted her off, plugged in, upgraded and installed my apps, was up and going in less than 30 minutes...but my damn thumb hurts again otherwise, 8700 is the most dependable BB out ther IMHO
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:45 AM   #53
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After 3 months on the 8800, I switched back to my 8700c. Better keyboard by far.
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:19 PM   #54
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I'm a former Sidekick LX user and I switch from that to the Curve not once, but twice and couldn't get with the Curve becuz of the keypad and felt it was fragile. I picked up an 8700G Tuesday from a seller on craigslist for $100 and I absolutely love it. I sold my Sidekick LX after using this BB for a couple of hours.
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:19 PM   #55
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I have both a 8800 and a 8700. I really like the keyboard of the 8700, but I really hate the toggle wheel on the 8700. I can navigate 1000 times faster with the trackball.


If they had a device with the trackball and the 8700 keyboard. Life would be good.
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Old 12-25-2007, 07:44 AM   #56
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My niece has a pearl, and I wouldn't trade her if you paid me. I like the crisp clear screen on my 8700. It's great for these old eyes to read. My last Bberry was a 6710 (and yes, it still works, so I keep it as a backup) and there is no comparison. At work, they shipped "the new guy" a Pearl, and my boss took one look at it, and said send it back. He now has an 8703, and loves it. This is his first experience with a Blackberry, and I think he is hooked!
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:38 PM   #57
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I won't give up my 8703e until BB sports a comparable model that has full keyboard and supports xm radio. Until then I love my 03. BTW it is NOT the newest model Alltel supports, you can buy the new 8800 series, I just don't know why you would.
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:59 AM   #59
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I won't give up my 8703e until BB sports a comparable model that has full keyboard and supports xm radio. Until then I love my 03. BTW it is NOT the newest model Alltel supports, you can buy the new 8800 series, I just don't know why you would.
ridiculous battery life, media support, external memory, newer OS, thinner device with full keyboard?
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Still going strong with my 8700 on TMo. Like the previous post, great battery life and it gets the job done, is compact and stable
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