For the people with a 8900 already...
How's the data browsing over EDGE? is it bad or is it decent enough to do some browsing. Luckily I'm in wifi areas, but was curious to know what people think. Trying to think if 3G (Bold) is necessary over the size of the 8900.
Also, if you have/had a Bold and now have the 8900, which one do you prefer? I love the Bold but also love the form factor/looks of the 8900. The trackball on the 8900 looks much more smoother than the Bold since it's really recessed.
Google Maps rocks over 3G (which I use a lot on my Bold) so that's another dilemma.
Luckily I have a upgrade with at&t and can get a 8900 as a backup to the Bold
All input in appreciated. Thanks in advance.
- CrackBerry User
12-11-2008, 01:38 PM #2
- 10 Posts
Hi there. Just got the Cuvre 8900 on Monday from a Rogers outlet in Calgary. Its my first BB and I have wanted one for a long time. I have always had just regular flip phones. I dont mean to jump on the wagon here but I actually love this thing. Its a improvement from my old phone to a huge extent. Personally I dont really want to do lots of online browsing, I have just to see what it is like...and I know that it is not 3G speed but in a important situation or something its seems totally fine to me. I would not call it speedy...more like what I would expect it to be. You have to wait maybe a second longer than say on a regular computer for a plain webiste to load. I tried it with the university of calgary's website and I was neither bothered by the speed nor thought it was overly fast. But really I wont be browsing lots of websites with this phone. My facebook App is very speedy...like when I am writing a message to someone. I dont know if this properly compares to the web browsing...uncertain if that application uses much bandwidth or if its more a like a text or e-mail that is relatively small...anyway...dont know if this answers your question...but the phone itself is utterly fantastic. I love BB messenger for talking with friends and its great to be so much more connected than before
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-11-2008, 05:50 PM #4
- 154 Posts
Just got mine, and waiting till the battery charges before I do too much with it.
However regarding the trackball, it is much the same as my BB 8800. Same mechanical, loose feel, but with a new ball material. It is actually less smooth than the old one, as you can now feel the rollers with the new grippy ball material; but not in a bad way, just feels a bit different. Maybe because my old one is worn out. Anyway, it is no worse than the existing trackballs, but is not the magic laser Atomic Trackball I was hoping for. Time will tell if it will be less suseptiable to gumming up with pocket lint like my old one did.
Overall I think I am going to really like the 8900, and it seems a big improvement from my BB 8800.
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-11-2008, 06:20 PM #5
- 108 Posts
I'm loving this phone, coming from an 8120 there are some noticeable benefits. First off have to say the key board is slick...it does make a slight noise when you type but i dont really mind, it has a great tactile feel to it. the ball is also much smoother then my 8120, it felt gritty this one has a similar feel but the ball material itself feels much nicer
As for speed it seems faster. it's pretty zippy even when signal isn't at its best. I have no comparison vs. 3G but it doesn't feel like you need to put the phone down, do something else only to comeback and be still waiting. its a very comfortable browsing speed, not lightning last but better then expected...i too am going to use wifi for the majority though.
as well google maps, no problem here works very well
Hope that helps ya out a little
- 12-11-2008, 07:24 PM #7
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- 12-11-2008, 10:02 PM #11
Hmmm...You asked for opinions from users and I replied with mine, but yet it was not "good enough" for you?
Now I know words don't convey much humor when typed on a screen but I do believe that is why acros exist to help convey the feelings of ones word..ie lol, lmao, etc..etc...seemingly you didn't pick that up...sorry, not apologizing for how u took it. That is your perception of it..fine, with me.
Didn't like my review..fine with me as well, but I'm sure after this display you'll be hard pressed to find any others who want to share their opinion with you as well, maybe they won't take so kindly to you basically saying their opinion/review sucks as well.
PS: Please keep the language in your posts clean, as per forum rules.
I wasn't looking for opinions. In fact, I don't need anyones opinion on any device. I was looking for INPUT/FEEDBACK from people who HAD/HAVE the Bold. This has been stated 3 times.
As you know there are many people are here who like to post smart a$$ comments. I thought you were trying to sound like a know it all. I took it the wrong way than.
I also didn't say I didn't like your review. I actually did like it. I said it was poorly written. Was looking for other input and not just from one person.