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    Default picking up a 9930 so close to bb10?

    I'm guessing with bb10 right around the corner there may be alot of 9930's available . . How many of you would endorse picking one up? seems silly with bb10 so close but many say its an excellent device . . .
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    On contract? Not a good idea.

    Off contract? You might want to wait until BB10 phones are available. BB7 phones will likely come down in price.
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    Default If you can find a pre-owned one for a great price or a new one on sale,

    I'd recommend getting it. Yes, BB10 is around the corner, but depending on your carrier, the release dates will obviously fluctuate. Caveat: IF you can wait and don't need to get a new BB at this moment, then yes, wait and try out a BB10 phone. But now may be a great time to pick up a 9930, which is still a stellar, solid device. I've had mine for about a year and I still love the phone. No problems. Sometimes it won't play back videos due to the non-Flash ability, but I have a Playbook so it's no biggie, and I use my 9930 for emails and texts and chats and things.
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    If you can wait, I would wait since it's only a week.

    I got my 9930 in Aug because my Droid Incredible crapped out and I needed a new phone. That said, I love my 9930 and don't regret the purchase. However, I'll wait and see how BB10 shakes out when Verizon releases their models, then decide if I want to pay full retail!
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    Go for the 9930.

    Both 9930/9900 are classic and will stand up to any smart phone, I am running Mugen 1500 mah battery and still have 40% left at 10pm after a heavy day of BBM, Email, Web and calls


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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtrap63 View Post
    If you can wait, I would wait since it's only a week.

    I got my 9930 in Aug because my Droid Incredible crapped out and I needed a new phone. That said, I love my 9930 and don't regret the purchase. However, I'll wait and see how BB10 shakes out when Verizon releases their models, then decide if I want to pay full retail!
    I agree. Though I feel like I'm going to have a hard time parting with my 9930. Haha. Of course, I'm loving what I'm seeing with BB10 so I too may decide to pay full retail when it's released. Maybe
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    Don't do it. I love the 99xx phones. But they already feel on the outdated side now. Think of how it will seem in two years time. That's an eternity in the smartphone market; things are churning so quickly right now.
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    Default Re: picking up a 9930 so close to bb10?

    If at all you want to then there will be plenty available for cheap in 2 weeks time. Hang in till then!

    I know my 9900 will be on sale the day I get BB10.
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    Why not? I'm thinking of getting the 9900 in the UK sim free as I simply love the device. Have sworn never to commit to a lenghty contract anymore so pay full retail prices. If you can afford and you find a device for a reasonable price go for it. That's what I want to do.
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    I agree with some other posters. If you can get it at low cost and off contract, go for it. I'm a device hoarder and I love having BB's in my drawer for any accidental drops. But if it binds you for two years, I say pass. Wait and see what's around the corner.
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    Default picking up a 9930 so close to bb10?

    "On a two year contract?" No way! Just get a BB10 when they come out. To mess around with for awhile until BB10 gets a good shake down? Absolutely!
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    I LOVE my 9930, and I think it will make the PERFECT backup to my new BB10 x10 when I finally get it! Like mentioned earlier...we may be waiting a bit for BB10 qwerty to come to verizon...so If you can pick up a non-contract BOLD, DO IT! You wont regret it!! I left my Droid RAZR maxx for my bold...and Ive never looked back! *Grins*

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