1. gt4steve's Avatar
    I haven't been able to play with an 8320 at all, was thinking they sounded good but was wanting to replace my now smashed 8110. Which phone is best and why do you like it. I am now living in a coastal town away from Sydney and I'm currently on a disability pension. how's the speed of the 8320 and the software/gadgets etc available?
    MANY thanks!
    10-17-08 08:47 AM
  2. exelant's Avatar
    I don't know what services your provider has, but I really like the WiFI option. I use my 8320 with my home wireless network. This gives me slightly faster speeds and UMA calling where my calls do not count against my minutes. I also really like the full qwerty keyboard.
    10-17-08 09:28 AM
  3. BlackBerryBob's Avatar
    It's really a personal opinion. Some people like the full QWERTY keyboard while others (like me) go for the smaller size.

    I have the 8120 (no longer use it) and I was perfectly happy with it.
    10-17-08 09:31 AM
  4. gt4steve's Avatar
    Thanks for you replies. I think it does come down to personal preference and I did love the full qweerty KB when I did have it and then LOVED the suretype on my 7100v and must admit I like the Pearl in it's size (in the hand feel) but also loved the "pocket" size of the other qwerty sizes. I guess if the speeds of the processors are comparible then I'd lean towards an 8120. I notice a big difference in my 8130 to my now smashed 8110. the later models seem faster yeah?
    .
    having said that my 8110 is now smashed, I'm looking around for a cheap replacement. would you sell me that 8120 you are not using :-) ???


    PLEEEEESE LoL

    I can pay via PayPal asap with a new cap at US$200 keeping in mind that the postage to Australia is not very cheap and the exchange rate has turned very sour!
    I'm selling my 8130 as the CDMA network in Australia has been switched off in favour of 3G etc. I have it listed on the ebay-com-au eBay Australia site.

    ...thanks to anyone who could help me out (any wealthy people)
    My dropped (wan't a big drop) 8110 has almost no damage, it has a ding on the top left corner and the screen is not cracked, but the screen does not come on although if it's plugged in will boot up and I've been lucky enough to backup everything off the phone :-) very strange. The GPS NEVER worked in the damn thing and I would much rather the WiFi option anyway. The idea of jumping onto my home WiFi network sounds good. I currently use an awesome voIp setup for making calls and was wondering about the UDA thing. Is that provider dependant??? do I have to have a client or something like Skype??

    Thanks, Steve
    10-17-08 10:44 AM
  5. kawi650r's Avatar
    Your provider dosent make any difference as long as the phone has wifi. I have an 8120 with Tmo. I don't have the Hot Spot plan my phone works just fine with my plain old linksys router.

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    10-17-08 11:00 AM
  6. Pete6's Avatar
    Whenever this one comes up in here, there are always two reasons that people cite for Curve preference over the Pearl. They are QWERTY keyboard and bigger screen.

    I have an 8100 and two 8310s. I bought the 2nd 8310 to replace the 8100 as my spare and travel phone. I hate the silly 8100 keyboard even though the actual keys are individually bigger.
    10-17-08 11:51 AM
  7. Crystall09's Avatar
    I personally like that I can fit my pearl into my pocket and not have to worry about it being bulky. I wear tight jeans when I'm not at work and dress pants most of the time at work. I can't look professional and have a bulky phone in my pocket lol I also like the sure type and the speed isn't bad when you have a memory card in it.
    10-17-08 12:20 PM
  8. carter17's Avatar
    I would go with the 8320 bigest reason twice the memory I had a 8130 and it shut off all the time i called uscc and they sent me a 8330 curve have never had that problem again or any other problem and the screen size is so much nicer and the querty key bord is a lot easier to me

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    10-17-08 01:12 PM
  9. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    I would go with the 8320 bigest reason twice the memory I had a 8130 and it shut off all the time i called uscc and they sent me a 8330 curve have never had that problem again or any other problem and the screen size is so much nicer and the querty key bord is a lot easier to me
    Unless I am missing something here you actually have this backwards. The 8130
    has twice the memory of all Curves except the 8330. 128mb as opposed to 64mb.
    It has 32mb more memory than the 8330, which has 96mb.

    There is no memory differential between the 8120 and the 8320.
    10-17-08 02:22 PM
  10. SinisterJunkie's Avatar
    Your provider dosent make any difference as long as the phone has wifi. I have an 8120 with Tmo. I don't have the Hot Spot plan my phone works just fine with my plain old linksys router.

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    Carrier makes a huge difference with UMA, since the carrier has to support it or the wifi is just for data.

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    10-17-08 05:58 PM
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