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MrMrMr
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Registered: ‎12-18-2011
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Why is the 9860 not shown on UK site? am I buying a dud?

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The daughter wants to upgrade from her 9300. Shes decided she wants a tocuh phone back, so looked at options. 9380 (too small screen), 9810 (maybe, but bulky), and the 9860.

 

However I'm in UK and the 9860 isnt even listed on the smartphone list of phones. Am I buying a dud here? is it not supported anymore? why is it not shown, was it that bad?

 

I will have to buy this SIM free or PAYG, as shes mid contract.

 

anyone please? and comments on the actual phone?

 

cheers

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jamead1981
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Re: Why is the 9870 not shown on UK site? am I buying a dud?

Do you in fact mean the 9860? The full touch screen Torch model?

 

http://us.blackberry.com/smartphones/blackberry-torch-9850-9860.html

 

I'm afraid I dont recognise the model 9870 or seem to be able to find one on Google etc. 

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MrMrMr
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Re: Why is the 9870 not shown on UK site? am I buying a dud?

Sorry it must be the 9860, my apologises. Here in the UK its not shown on the uk.blackberry.com site if you want to check.

It is the full touch 3.7" version yes
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jamead1981
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Re: Why is the 9870 not shown on UK site? am I buying a dud?

Not sure why its not listed, but you can purchase SIM free from Play.com at least

 

http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/4-/22144649/BlackBerry-Torch-9860-SIM-Free-Unlocked-Mobile-Phone/...

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MrMrMr
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Re: Why is the 9870 not shown on UK site? am I buying a dud?

cheers, seems quite pricey, although quick search an this seems cheapest, but never heard of the dealer on Play. I dont mind using Play store, but how does it work with the 3rd party seller?

Are you protected with Play even though buying off 3rd party seller?

Have you got the phone? is it any good? I've emailed Blackberry asking why its not listed.
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jamead1981
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Re: Why is the 9870 not shown on UK site? am I buying a dud?

I've never had any dealings buying a phone off play.com so I cant comment. 

 

I've borrowed my cousins a few times and its ok, the touchscreen keyboard does take some getting used to but I have always had a preference for a physical keyboard. 

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LCromwell
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Re: Why is the 9860 not shown on UK site? am I buying a dud?

Check eBay too.
THE BITTERNESS OF POOR QUALITY, LINGERS LONG AFTER THE CHEAPNESS OF PRICE, IS SOON FORGOTTEN.
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JSanders
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Re: Why is the 9860 not shown on UK site? am I buying a dud?

Be sure to read this:

 

Buying a BlackBerry off eBay

 

While it refers to eBay, it applies to buying any used BlackBerry.

 

 




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MrMrMr
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Re: Why is the 9870 not shown on UK site? am I buying a dud?

So what phone have you got then? her other option is the 9810, not sure what the keybaords like on this?

 

thanks for the link, I will check, I'd rather buy new from a shop, Expansys, clove, handtec, Amazon, but the phones are really expensive..

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JSanders
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Re: Why is the 9870 not shown on UK site? am I buying a dud?

I have the 9850.

 


MrMrMr wrote:

 her other option is the 9810, not sure what the keybaords like on this?


It's a good keyboard, the 9810 is pretty popular, and I have several friends who love their 9810. The ones I used were great.




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