- CrackBerry Abuser
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Upgrade my 9800 to What???
I'm upgrade eligible on AT&T this week. I've been using a 9800 for the past 2 years. 9810 looks good, but I'm feeling a little tired of the slider thing. 99 bucks for a 9810 upgrade, 199 bucks for a bold.
Any suggestions, comments, recomendations? I'm all ears.
- 06-08-2012, 08:42 PM #4
Sell your current Torch for $100-$150 (depending on the condition of it) then pay the rest for the Bold. It's a good device.
I'd say get the 9810 cause of the better camera & bigger screen but since you're tired of the slider just go for the Bold.
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- 06-08-2012, 10:44 PM #7
Can't go wrong with the Bold, but as said before test drive the devices and decide what's best for YOU. Or you can do like me...I've been holding on to my upgrade waiting on the BB10 device the end of this year. Good luck in your choice.
- 06-09-2012, 12:58 AM #8
Both the 9810 and the 9900 have what appears to be identical cameras, but the 9810 wins-out, because it has continuous auto-focus and the 9900 doesn't.
- 06-09-2012, 03:56 AM #11
If you are ok with small screen of 9900 then go for it. The camera could be another deciding factor if you use it often. 9900's core strength is its keyboard.
If you are tired with slider then go for 9900. Its a lovely device. It would be a great change for you.
I came from 8520 so the bigger screen, better camera is what I got tempted with.
Go for any of these phones. Both are great devices.
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Thanks for the responses. Let me provide some additional information.
1. I'm in construction mgmt and have been using "clips" for the past 10 years. I will say the 9800 in it's seidio case with clip is pretty good. I'm assuming there is an equiv for the bold?
2. I have grown fond of the 9800's larger screen. Not sure how I'll feel about going to something smaller
3. BB10? Any peeks at new devices? 8+ months away?
I've played with a 9810 a bit and it's much faster than the 9800 which for me is a big deal. Probably my biggest complaint is the speed of the 9800. I'm also finding the keyboard to be a bit of a bother. Guess it's me. I think I'm going to go and spend some time with both phones and decide which is best for me.
- 06-10-2012, 08:30 AM #14
Thats the new age right ??
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06-10-2012, 10:24 AM #15
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Upgrade my 9800 to What???
I upgraded to the 9900, from the 9800. I do wish I got the 9810.
You're getting a slightly bigger keyboard on the 9900, I was used to the 9800's smaller one. Screen size is nice, and NFC isn't really that special right now.
Last edited by Costa84; 06-10-2012 at 10:28 AM.
- CrackBerry Genius
06-11-2012, 06:12 AM #19
- 3,894 Posts
To the OP, the decision is really up to you, but with all the bricking issues of the 9900 and the lack of a decent camera, and coming from the 9800 getting used to a tiny screen again was a huge deal breaker. Basically they are the same device internally, 9810 has a larger screen and really nice auto focus camera, 9900 has class leading keyboard and NFC(basically useless at this point) and a sh*tty camera. The decision was super easy for me. 9810 all the way baby!!Cell Phone History:Motorola Bag phone > Motorola Star Tac gen1 > Motorola Star Tac gen 2 > Motorola Razr > BlackBerry Pearl(8110) > Iphone gen1 > BlackBerry Curve(8310 Red) > BlackBerry Torch(9800 Black) > BlackBerry Torch II(9810 Gunmetal Silver) > BlackBerry Bold 9900) > BlackBerry Z10(STL100-3 Black)
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- 06-11-2012, 08:30 AM #20
I upgraded to the 9930 from a 9650, and I'm happy I did. The 99xx no longer has a "bricking" issue, and the camera isn't as bad as people would lead you to believe, especially never even using the device. Ultimately the decision is yours so I suggest going to retailers and testing all phones that might meet your expectations and go from there.
- 06-11-2012, 09:50 AM #21
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- 06-11-2012, 01:18 PM #22
As someone else said above, both phones' guts are identical. The OP basically just needs to decide if they prefer a *MARGINALLY* better camera and a bigger screen versus a better keyboard and a *MARGINALLY* worse camera. They're both great devices.
If I was upgrade-eligible right now, though, I believe I'd hold-off and at least try the BB10 when it hits. If it's a buggy mess on release or just not your taste, you can always go back to either the 9900 or 9810 within your trial-period.
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- 06-11-2012, 03:53 PM #23
I will chime in on this one too, but keep in mind this is all just our opinion of your topic. I started on a Curve. When I upgradeed to the 9800 I fell in love with that form factor. When I got my PlayBook last September I upgraded to a 9810 for the 4g, that really was all I was after over the 9800. I looked at the Bold and a few other options but ultimately I kept coming back to the 9800/9810 form factor. I find it suits me perfectly. I love the slider but don't use that keyboard exclusively. Sometimes I use the touchscreen keyboard. It all depends on what I'm doing I guess as to how I use it. It seems to me that the touchscreen portion of it is similar to the 9850/9860 or maybe Storm form factor. You're using a touchscreen with no physical keyboard. But then you also have the slider with the physical keyboard on the 9810/9800. So you get the best of both worlds in my opinion. I realized right away after coming off the Curve that the bigger screen was way better. So to go to a Bold from a full screen phone would seem backwards to me now. Real estate matters to me I guess.
Like I said, it's all a matter of opinion and I think there are those of us who love the 9810 almost to a cult like status. I will say, it does everything I ask a phone to do. I love the camera, and I do have a PlayBook so I can compare those two cameras. The 9810 camera is pretty sweet. But I also didn't buy it for the camera so there is that. 4g, wi-fi hotspot capable, love the form factor, both touchscreen and physical keyboards, nice camera, bridges to my PlayBook like nobody's business, what's not to love?
Also, if you're in construction management, you might think about a PlayBook just for things like viewing pdfs while on the jobsite, emails on the go, etc. I work at an Architecture firm and I love mine! It brings all your mobile connectivity of your phone to a larger screen and then some. I keep finding more ways to use it and cut back on the amount of paper I'm dragging with me to those jobsite meetings.
- 06-11-2012, 09:59 PM #24
I came from 8520 and I can't even think of going for a small screen again... Not even for 9900 form factor though its a lovely device.
Its going to be very difficult what form factor I would use in future. 9810 spoiled me with its lovely design which offers bigger screen with physical keyboard.
I hope rim will come up with similar kind of design on BB10 platform.