1. laotian's Avatar
    Alright, so basically right now I'm using my iPhone 3G. I was a previous BB 9000/8300 user, and I miss blackberry A LOT. I miss all the functionality and great battery life.
    To my understanding the white 9700 was delayed, and this is what I've been waiting for to make my big switch. Everyday goes by, and I check everywhere I can to see a soon release date.

    My question for YOU is...

    Should I wait until the white 9700 is out to make the switch, or should I just get a black 9700 now, as the bezel can always be changed. As I've heard there are going to be no hardware changes, or upgrades. 9700 is also confirmed 6.0(?) which I've read in various places.

    Thanks in advance guys
    05-13-10 08:37 PM
  2. Jiggavel's Avatar
    I have a black 9700 but then again I think black is beautiful to each is own but the 9700 is a great choice soooo I know this aint answer your question but hey lol

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    05-13-10 08:40 PM
  3. SmakBerry's Avatar
    Something only you can really answer. How important is color? I personally don't like the white ones, they look cheap.
    05-13-10 08:40 PM
  4. Jiggavel's Avatar
    I agree about the cheap part lol

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    05-13-10 08:42 PM
  5. BergerKing's Avatar
    And with the plethora of color options, there's really not much need to wait for someone to wait for a device to release with something as trivial as a housing.

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    05-13-10 08:50 PM
  6. Deu2e's Avatar
    If you miss it, then go for it!!! I can't wait to get one!
    05-13-10 08:54 PM
  7. pilsnermonkey's Avatar
    Decalgirl.com might have a skin for you. Even better than white.

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    05-13-10 08:58 PM
  8. laotian's Avatar
    I mean functionality is the key reason I want to switch, however I just don't want to switch too soon, then seeing the white, and realizing I should have waited.
    A big thing I like about the white, is that not many people will have it. Then again, custom combinations of housings will also create that same environment. I'm so indecisive.
    05-13-10 09:01 PM
  9. laotian's Avatar
    By the way, does anyone know a release date soon for the 9700?
    05-13-10 09:02 PM
  10. dLo GSR's Avatar
    the one thing about the REAL white 9700 that you can never get by replacing parts is the white border around the LCD; the LCD is one piece, and you will have a black one. ex:

    real white 9700:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f146/fi...wner-d-466467/

    black 9700 converted to white:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f146/pe...e-oynx-419310/
    05-13-10 09:10 PM
  11. laotian's Avatar
    Wow that fully converted white 9700 looks really classy. The only thing I don't like about the converted one, is that it doesn't have the chrome finish on the bezel. But I'm assuming you can easily keep that if you wanted to? And how is the quality from sw-box? I see that they're starting to have OEM white parts.
    05-13-10 09:52 PM
  12. Interlude's Avatar
    Converted looks better. White screen border looks tacky
    05-13-10 10:57 PM
  13. porksoda4's Avatar
    Converted looks better. White screen border looks tacky
    +1.

    I agree.. probably better to get a black and convert it to white... how much of cost is involved to convert it for bezel etc? Any preferred place to buy the parts from?
    05-13-10 11:01 PM
  14. StAiChiLLiN's Avatar
    how can get a black now and change it to whatever you want.
    05-13-10 11:54 PM
  15. laotian's Avatar
    So I guess I'm going to go ahead and get black and convert it after my black gets scratched up a good sum. I like the black LCD border a lot more aswell.

    I think you're looking at a cost of around 40-50$ to convert. I've heard great reviews from sw-box.

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    05-14-10 12:02 AM
  16. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    By the way, does anyone know a release date soon for the 9700?
    On T-Mobile, how's May 26th sound...?


    The Phoneking has spoken.
    05-14-10 12:50 AM
  17. weiwei428's Avatar
    White is unique for now, maybe more so for girls
    Black looks more manly
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    05-14-10 01:35 AM
  18. laotian's Avatar
    On T-Mobile, how's May 26th sound...?


    The Phoneking has spoken.
    Is it really going to be released May 26th? If so, I can wait until then. I just hope it's sometimes before June.
    05-14-10 10:29 AM
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