- CrackBerry Abuser
04-10-2012, 03:56 PM #5
- 124 Posts
I could not wait and got a great 9860. Pretty happy with it. I bought an unused second hand one with the stickers on it because I did not want to get in a two year contract, very good deal. Great device. I am sure I will sell it and get a BB10 phone as soon as they are released.
If you can wait, I would definetely wait otherwise you will be stuck in a two year contract with a great, but already old phone.
Sorry RIM, it is my humble opinion, just release BB10 ASAP.
- CrackBerry Genius
04-10-2012, 04:11 PM #7
- 4,425 Posts
- BBM is useless to me. Now I can't delete it!
Depends if you can wait until RIM gets it to market later this year (late 3rd or 4th quarter) and than wait for App World to catch up.
I have a 9850 and like it (wife gave me the phone as she went Droid)
From seeing how RIM handled the PB and its offerings I would not wait for BB10 unless
RIM has fully changed its ways and the Devs are on board with BB10.
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I want to buy a new BlackBerry but no one has one for me to look at! Let alone buy! Sad....
- 04-10-2012, 04:19 PM #8
Yes... definitely wait until BB10 is out. In the long run you will be really happy with your decision. 9800 should definitely hold you off for a couple of months now. The BB10 phones will be wicked and make the 9860 seem obsolete. I just cannot wait for BB10 to come out... I mean BB10 has a chance of running on the 9800 as well (there were pics in that pdf Kevin had mentioned going out to partners a while back). BB10 will be absolutely wicked just you wait
- 04-10-2012, 05:14 PM #10
best advice you can get: do not listen to people who tell you to wait.
first, most if not all of them probably already have an os7 device.
second: there will always be something new to wait for.
third: if you do wait till bb10 comes out, people will start advising you to wait till the bugs are ironed out...
so you can wait forever or you can get an awesome 9860 right now.
it is a great phone and well worth it.
Sent from my BlackBerry 9860There are 10 types of people in the world: those that understand Binary, those that don't, and those that don't expect this signature to be in base 3.
- 04-10-2012, 06:25 PM #11
I may be a little biased towards my 9860 because I love it so much so I would say go get it. Its a great phone regardless of what some say. Regarding BB10, I have no desire for it and will wait until it's out for at least six months or longer before I even consider looking at getting one.
I shudder at the thought of reading though the forums once BB10 finally does drop. I fear the potential disappointment of these first buyers and the wave of complaints that will swarm us!
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- 04-10-2012, 10:33 PM #13
If you can, just get a 9860. Or the 9930. Like Sarcasm Detector pointed out, don't go by what people say. Take it into consideration, but make your own decision. Get one because you can and because you want. Enjoy what is out there "right now."
Because if you wait for BB10, all phones are going to have something wrong. Even the iPhone had issues when it came out. And as soon as BB10 takes out all the kinks, you'll still be waiting and when you finally decide to get it, for all we know BB will come out with yet another latest and greatest, like maybe BB11 or BB12
Enjoy life now. Get some.
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- CrackBerry Addict
04-11-2012, 04:22 AM #14
- 862 Posts
I would personally wait for the BB10. I just upgraded to my 9860, and though I'm loving it, suddenly wished that I had waited with my 9780 for a while longer and for the BB10 to be released.
Don't get me wrong. The 9860 is a great device, but judging from all the hype and news around BB10, it will be even better...Curve 8300 -> Curve 8320 -> Bold 9780 -> Torch 9860 -> Bold 9900 -> Z10
iPad 1 -> iPad 2 -> Playbook 64gb
- 04-11-2012, 05:00 AM #15
9860 is a big step up from the 9800, and I really love my 9850. I thought I'd be disappointed with the plastic screen. Not even close. I love the curved contours nd always use a screen protector anyway (ghost armor is clear and remarkably scratch resistant). Itsso much faster than os6, great browser, great screen, mech buttons are just fine (also surprising).
All that being said, at THIS point, I would wait, unless you can buy one on the net. I'm still going to try to jump to os10 when it comes out, even though I'll only have a year or so with the 9850.
- 04-11-2012, 09:07 AM #16
dont listen to all the mumbo jumbo,the blackberry 10 phones wont be out till 2013, trust me when i say this .look at the past bb announcements, they always put things on hold. i just got a 9850 on ebay for 202.00. what a great phone very unxpected.what a differance compared to my 9800.If you wait you will be waiting for quite a while.this 9850 is thinner than the bold 9930.i am very glad i made the switch. my contract ends june 2013.thats when i will be getting bb10. all the bugs and complaints should be known by then. get the 9860 ,it will make you happy sooner than later.
- 04-11-2012, 09:48 AM #17
I was trying to make the same decision as the op. I ended up buying a barely used 9860 on Ebay so I wouldn't lose my upgrade in case the BB10 phones are released on time. I love the 9860! Huge difference from the 9800!
- CrackBerry User
04-11-2012, 04:33 PM #19
- 20 Posts
Torch or BB10?
Its not worth waiting for BB10 since that will be a while and lot of kinks they have to work through like making Android apps capable. 9850 is a nice device and at this point comes as close to Android and Apple we can get. Its not perfect but certainly better than previous BBs. Remember you will never be able to keep up with new devices coming out.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry 9850
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- CrackBerry Abuser
04-13-2012, 07:11 PM #21
- 213 Posts
i also went from an 8530 to an 9850. A lot will depend on your cell phone service provider. I am with Alltel. They told me they will not be getting the Bold 9930, so I went with the 9850. Alltel is slow to get new phone, especially new Blackberrys. I kind of figured I would upgrade now and they might have the BB10's in 2 years when I can upgrade again. The touch screen is different from the physical keyboard I was use to. However I am very happy with the phone. BB7 OS is a lot better than BB5 OS. You will happy with a 9850/9860.Southern Illinois does not start at the southern edge of Cook County! (Chicago) It is about 250 miles South of there!! I really wish Illinois politicians knew this!!! Rockin an AWESOME Z30