02-08-10 10:22 PM
- Ok, so my wife and I are considering upgrading to the Bold 9700....our contract is almost up and we should be able to upgrade in the next few weeks, and we are considering the Bold 9700. My wife is currently using a Pearl 8100 and I am using my beloved Curve 8310... I have read a few posts concerning problems with the trackpad? Leaning, overly responsive. Have these issues been resolved? Also are there any other issue that we may need to address before a purchase. And does anyone know of any good deals out there for the 9700 Our carrier is AT&T, and we are not interested in changing carriers. Wirefly is listing the 9700 for 49.99 with 2 yr contract where as the AT&T site is showing it for 299.99 on an upgrade...kind of crazy in my opinion.
Thanks,02-07-10 11:06 PM
- The 9700 is awesome. I had an 8310 as well and the 9700 is a far superior phone IMO. Will take a bit of getting used to the keypad, but once you figure that out the phone is really good. My phone is not perfect.. has some bezel movement.. but otherwise it's great. As zeteo says.. you won't regret it.02-07-10 11:20 PM
- I don't think the 9700 is for everyone. It really depends what you like in a phone. Some people (Myself included) absolutely love this phone! But for every thread on here loving it, you'll find like 5 threads bashing it. I suggest testing it out in the store, and I also recommend picking it out from a store because that way it diminishes the chances of getting a dud. It's very powerful and has a 3.2 megapixel camera which blows away the 2 megapixel camera on the Curves. I think you'll really like the 9700 because you love your Curve very much. I went from the 8330 to the 9700 and couldn't believe the difference. As for your wife, she might not if she's used to the size of the Pearl, but then again she may love it too because of the bigger screen and trackpad. Regardless go to the AT&T store and test it out!02-07-10 11:40 PM
- 02-07-10 11:58 PM
- had several BB's
8100,8320,8900,9530 and now 9700.
8100 was my starter phone which was good since it was the first.
upgraded to 8320 which was basically bigger 8100 with full keyboard
upgraded to 8900 which was again basically 8320 with a nice keyboard and more features
switched ( did not upgrade ) to 9530, liked the overall phone but touch screen isn't my thing and was hard to get used to.
Just upgraded to Bold II and these are the big things I had to adjust to;
Trackball to Trackpad- At first it was weird but overall you have more control with less movement.
8900 Keyboard to 9700- 8900 is like the 8300 series but the 9700 is a little more crammed and have a weird feel to it when you type but you get used to it. ( the keys are angled weird)
5.0 OS- When I had the other blackberry's it did not have the 5.0 OS and that was the biggest change to me. It was a good change, especially if you like threaded SMS like i do.
You will love it overall it just takes time to get used to it.02-08-10 12:54 AM
- On att as well. My first bb was the xde0 for three weeks. Only picked up the 9700 because I am spoiled by 3g. If you go with the 9700 I doubt you will need to upgrade before two years. This is an excellent device and I am new to bb. No trackpad problem. For me. Also check walmart's in store prices, you may be suprised.
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com02-08-10 09:08 PM
- As someone mentioned above, WalMart does have good in-store prices. I think mine was $150.00 at ATT and I got a few accessories with it as well.
The trackpad is fantastic! I know some people have had problems with them, but it's much smoother then the trackball. I had the 8310 and had no problems adjusting to the trackpad. In fact, when I play with my kids' Curves now they seem cheap and the scrolling is scratchy.
The 3G is great (although I'm not in a big city and don't always have it) and it's really neat to be on the phone and surfing the web simultaneously. The camera is amazing, the screen is fantastic...I can't stop myself from raving about it!
Good luck with your choice!02-08-10 09:14 PM
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