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smdyson
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Registered: ‎01-06-2010
My Device: pearl8130
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UPGRADE SUGGESTIONS WANTED!

HELP********* I want to upgrade from my lovely pearl 8130 (2yrs - I am attached to it) to another BB model. I use my BB primarily 4 email & txt&FB. Sometimes to record lectures and take photos and lately a lot for searching on the net. Which is a bit cumbersome on the pearl. Although I love the size of the pearl, fits nicely in a clutch purse , I need a new phone. I am a long time Sprint customer 10 years but would consider another carrier. Suggestions from BB community much appreciated. Peace!

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JSanders
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: UPGRADE SUGGESTIONS WANTED!

1. You can compare all BlackBerry devices here:

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/devices/compare/

 

2. If you are thinking of leaving your current Sprint account, Choose your mobile carrier for their coverage of the places you live, work and play -- not for the device. You might love the 9700 Bold on ATT, but not get a signal at home or the park.

 

3. With #2 in mind, do check out the 9700, great device, on ATT and Tmo.

If you look at Verizon, the Storm2 is really cool, great screen, or the 9630.

Staying on Sprint, I'd say look at the 9630 also.




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ericas8120
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Registered: ‎11-20-2009
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Re: UPGRADE SUGGESTIONS WANTED!

I am in the same situation as the original poster. i have an upgrade coming in just 2 months on T-Mobile, on March 6 (replacing a refubed 8120 after my original one died). I need some help deciding which of the following to get. Choosing a carrier (if I wanted to change) is not an issue as all 4 major carriers work where I live:

 

Bold 9700 (played with a friend's the other day and LOVE the trackpad and quality of the device overall)

 

Curve 8900

 

Pearl Flip 8220/8230 (despite what I have read here...other users on other forums love the phone. Also, portability is an issue for me because I'm physically disabled)

 

Curve 8520/8530 (having dedicated media keys on the top of the phone would be nice)

 

My major uses are email, text, IM, social networks, and phone calls. I use WiFi and Blutooth alot. Last time I used a full qwerty keyboard on a bb was an old 7730 I had.

 

 

 

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Re: UPGRADE SUGGESTIONS WANTED!

Personally, I would stay away from the 8520/30 and 82xx, as they are more consumer oriented.

 

I'd steer you to the 9700, 8900, 9550 or 9630




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ericas8120
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Re: UPGRADE SUGGESTIONS WANTED!

[ Edited ]

Stay away from consumer devices?? I am a consumer, that's why I asked which one I should look at purchasing for myself.

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JSanders
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Re: UPGRADE SUGGESTIONS WANTED!

 


ericas8120 wrote:

Stay away from consumer devices?? I am a consumer, that's why I asked which one I should look at purchasing for myself.


 

 

Yep, that's what I said.

 

The 85xx don't have a camera flash. I don't think (my personal opinion) that they are built as solid, they don't have GPS, and other things.

 

I just recommend going with a better device, for very little extra money.

 

You asked for recommendations, right?




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ericas8120
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Re: UPGRADE SUGGESTIONS WANTED!

[ Edited ]

I really don't care about the camera. So, with that out of the way, which one should I get SPECIFICALLY for the uses I posted?

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JSanders
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Re: UPGRADE SUGGESTIONS WANTED!

[ Edited ]

 

For your specific uses posted?

ericas8120 wrote:

My major uses are email, text, IM, social networks, and phone calls. I use WiFi and Blutooth alot. Last time I used a full qwerty keyboard on a bb was an old 7730 I had.


 

 

OK, so all of the current devices will support those needs, and since you use WiFi, that being a requirement, you are open to:

8120 Suretype

8220 Suretype

8320 full

8520 full

8530 full

9000 full

9700 full

9520 touch

9550 touch

 

If you want a more narrowed recommendation refer to my initial post to you, nothing has changed, other than don't get the 9630 since it has no WiFi.




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ericas8120
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Re: UPGRADE SUGGESTIONS WANTED!

Thanks. That's a lot more helpful.

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Re: UPGRADE SUGGESTIONS WANTED!

 


ericas8120 wrote:

Thanks. That's a lot more helpful.


 

 

ericas8120 is right ! JSanders I hope next time you'll answer to someone's question you will use your little brain and make a reply in respect to all the original poster's need.

 

Otherwise you'll be spanked.

In front of your kids.

And your grandparents.




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