BB 8320 vs. BB 8900
So I have a good idea of the spec upgrade difference from the Curve to the Javelin, I don't want an on-paper comparison. What i'm asking here is for the people who have actually upgraded from their berry 8320 to a Javelin to break down the pros and cons of physically having used both devices (especially in light of AT&T's release of the 8320 in sapphire ). Most of us in this part of the forum love the Javelin, so no need to hard-sell it, I want the dirty truth.
Thanks a bunch!
P.S. Sorry if a similar thread already exists, I didn't notice one.
- 12-16-08, 08:49 PM #2
- CrackBerry Master
12-16-08, 09:22 PM #4
- 1,185 Posts
What you're looking for is quite a long shot right now because not many people have the 8900 and the probability of a 8320 ---> 8900 convert is even lower....but I too will like to read such a review.Aspire to Inspire before you Expire
- 12-16-08, 09:23 PM #5
- 12-17-08, 11:30 AM #12
I would be very interested in reception comparisons between the 8320 and 8900 - especially for those in fringe areas. Any issues with calls dropping, going to voicemail, call quality, etc. The rest of the features of the 8900 are really great but without adequate reception I will have to pass on it.
Thanks for any help,
- 12-17-08, 11:59 AM #13
- 12-17-08, 12:07 PM #14
A Corvette and a Cavalier do the same things. I would venture to say one is better than the other. What say you....
- 12-17-08, 01:09 PM #15
- 12-17-08, 02:07 PM #16
The differences between want and need will surface in these types of threads, and those are not the same for all users. Additionally, your ability to justify the expense will also be singular to you.
Lately I've been seeing a lot of threads that make me chuckle. For example, people enraged at the fact that BB's lack certain abilities from the factory that other dumbphones have had for years. Ringer and alarm options just to name a couple.
Why did you buy the device in the first place if you feel these things would be stumbling blocks!? People don't read, don't research and then expect everything to be peachy. If you don't research things then plan on making use of the trial period. Don't blame the mfr, write them prior to buying, perhaps? See if they address your concerns, possibly by telling you an upcoming model or OS release will have said features.
I don't get folks that buy things that obviously don't suit them, then they turn around and complain about it. Didn't you know it going in? No? Return it, learn your lesson, research it better next time.
Analogy: I see this all the time being in Florida, usually some New Yorker will be trashing FL. Why'd you move here!? (job perhaps?) Why do you stay? (find a different job!)
My apologies for the rant.
- 12-17-08, 05:47 PM #18
- 12-17-08, 06:27 PM #19
- 12-17-08, 06:47 PM #21
I think we agree. I was only emphasizing what a couple have said since my post - that people get hung up on processor speed/screen resolution etc. maybe without considering what they need. Depsite the fact that my 8320 does everything I need I will likely upgrade to the 8900 on T-Mobile for GPS and because I love being a bberry dork.
- 12-17-08, 10:23 PM #22
The Bold is wayyy quicker at responding to key presses, searching and menu items etc.
The Bold has a great quality feel about it, the 8900 feels cheap, a little like my old 8320.
The keys on the Bold have a tactile feel to them, the 8900's are just cheap clicky items.
But the 8900 form factor is superb, no complaints there.
I think with a few firmware upgrades the 8900 will make a great phone, it's just not quite there for me yet, but it's size will probably make me Ebay the Bold.