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  1. skeeterman's Avatar
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    Smile Switched from 8900 to 9700

    Like the title say's I sold out the 8900 owners for a new 9700.Its a really nice phone very solid feel.But as strange as it may seem I liked the 8900 keyboard better.Could be because I'm use to it.9700 is only a day old.As far as the trackpad goes WOW!!!!!! Its really nice.At first I tried one on the 8520 and wasn't excited at all.When I got this phone I felt the same but as I used it more and more.I began to really like it. I believe RIM struck gold this time.Now if the keyboard would grow on me like the trackpad I will be one happy customer.

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    Enjoy your new BB!

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    I would join you if I could... just not enough money in the slush fund for two new Blackberry's... but I do get to play with a new 9700 a little myself... I bought one for my wife, and I get to teach her all about the Blackberry world... luckily she is a techie.

    One thing I'm very impressed with right now is the boot up time... I rebooted both right next to each other and the 9700 booted up more than a minute faster than my 8900.
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    Enjoy it and protect it.
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    Haha nice, you didn't sell out. Its still a BB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeterman View Post
    As far as the trackpad goes WOW!!!!!! Its really nice.
    I played with the 9700 last night. Maybe it's something that grows on you or maybe you need to tinker with the settings, but I didn't find myself all that in love with the trackpad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berryite View Post
    I played with the 9700 last night. Maybe it's something that grows on you or maybe you need to tinker with the settings, but I didn't find myself all that in love with the trackpad.
    I felt like that also in fact I made a post on here about how I preferred the trackball over the trackpad.But after getting the 9700 and playing with it.I can honestly say I wouldn't go back to trackball if I had a choice.But this keyboard is killing me.Hopefully It will grow on me

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeterman View Post
    I felt like that also in fact I made a post on here about how I preferred the trackball over the trackpad.But after getting the 9700 and playing with it.I can honestly say I wouldn't go back to trackball if I had a choice.But this keyboard is killing me.Hopefully It will grow on me
    I'm skipping the 9700 and waiting for the next generation device. I love my 8900. I didn't fall in love with the trackpad. I'm on UMA/WiFi most of the time and don't need 3G at this point. I'm not that moved by the 9700.

    No need to worry though, with RIM's rollout program, I'm sure we'll all soon be hearing about the next latest and greatest device.

    9700? Nah.

    Remember, you still have time left to return yours and follow my lead and wait for the next device.
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    The 9700 is cool but I'm with berryite. I'm going to skip the 9700 and get the next bb that comes out.

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    I third berryite's idea.
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    the blackberry 10000 will be announced soon enough, it will have a physical keyboard and a touchscreen.

    oh, and the browser will still have an issue with text wrapping.
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    Thumbs up to dragonsamus & chustle925. The 9700 is a baby step. The next version should have some real beef in it making it worthwhile to upgrade. And don't forget the Torch browser. I suspect RIM will make that a big upgrade selling feature after the 9700.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChumsGum View Post
    oh, and the browser will still have an issue with text wrapping.
    Haha! I hope that isn't true.

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    Yeah. I'll skip the 9700. It's not quite a big leap from the 8900 but they're both still great phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coremark View Post
    Yeah. I'll skip the 9700. It's not quite a big leap from the 8900 but they're both still great phones.
    I got my hands on it last night. Played with it for 15 minutes or so. Was quite surprised. Expected much more out of this trackpad with some of the accolades it seems to be getting here at CrackBerry. Was left scratching my head and wondering what all the fuss is about. I definitely think I can navigate faster with my trackball. In any event, the trackpad isn't any quantum leap into the future of technology and as for 3G ... yeah it was a tad faster than EDGE but my UMA/WiFi still blows 3G away and I'm on UMA/WiFi most places I'm at so no biggee about 3G either.

    I'm starting to look for the leaks about the next device. You know they're going to be right around the corner.
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    Enjoy it! Wish I could get it and still keep my 8900..

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeterman View Post
    I felt like that also in fact I made a post on here about how I preferred the trackball over the trackpad.But after getting the 9700 and playing with it.I can honestly say I wouldn't go back to trackball if I had a choice.But this keyboard is killing me.Hopefully It will grow on me

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    What is it about the keyboard that you don't like?
    And are you still having the text wrap problem? I thought that was fixed with 5.0 'cause its wrapping fine as I type this on my 8900...

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    I would love to have the 9700 you're lucky. I'm very happy with my 8900 it's perfect but sometimes i would like something bigger for internet.. i can't use UMA in France we're ******** lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmanx2g View Post
    Haha nice, you didn't sell out. Its still a BB.

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    yeah I'm paying for that mistake: I got a mytouch 3g now.... it's not a bad phone, but I learned my lesson and want to go back to BB now.
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    I wish I could get the new bold sooner. Prolly next year! Still love my 8900 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChumsGum View Post
    oh, and the browser will still have an issue with text wrapping.
    This issue is fixed with OS 5.0.

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    enjoy your new berry
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxiang View Post
    What is it about the keyboard that you don't like?
    And are you still having the text wrap problem? I thought that was fixed with 5.0 'cause its wrapping fine as I type this on my 8900...

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    The keys sit lower in the phone so to say IMO.The 8900 sits up a little higher and clicks when pressed. The 9700 is much softer.As far as the texting problem all you have to do is remove the - in numbers and your fine.The keyboard is something I just have to get use to.Its growing slowly.

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    I was looking forward to the 9700 and initially bought my 8900 (free refurb deal) to hold me over. However, even though I'm still in my 30-day "trial" period, I think I'm sticking with my 8900. I love it way more than I was expecting. Keyboard is better than I thought, great memory and battery life, screen and camera are great for a phone, the design is slick, lightweight, and the leaked OS 5.0.0.348 absolutely rocks. The only real concern I had- lack of 3G- has been muted by the Wi-Fi, which I leave on all of the time and has been a minimal hit on battery life.

    The 8900 is really a great little phone, and I'm going to wait until RIM's next offering beyond the 9700.
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    Quote Originally Posted by julioangelortiz View Post
    I was looking forward to the 9700 and initially bought my 8900 (free refurb deal) to hold me over. However, even though I'm still in my 30-day "trial" period, I think I'm sticking with my 8900. I love it way more than I was expecting. Keyboard is better than I thought, great memory and battery life, screen and camera are great for a phone, the design is slick, lightweight, and the leaked OS 5.0.0.348 absolutely rocks. The only real concern I had- lack of 3G- has been muted by the Wi-Fi, which I leave on all of the time and has been a minimal hit on battery life.

    The 8900 is really a great little phone, and I'm going to wait until RIM's next offering beyond the 9700.
    I agree the 8900 is a great phone.Either way you go you can't loose.I like both phones a lot.trackpad is a plus on the 9700.And the keyboard is a plus on the 8900.IMO

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