1. arickinreallife's Avatar
    If you could use any past Blackberry and make it OS7/4G compatible and have all updated internal specs to todays standards, what blackberry would it be?

    i would choose the 8220. i LOVED having a flip phone again, i LOVED the external display and i LOVED the suretype with wider keys (even though i never owned any 81xx devices)

    and here is the rule~ it must be a device you actually owned not one you wanted! if that were the case i'de pick the 9000
    09-06-11 01:10 AM
  2. BriniaSona's Avatar
    My Torch 9800, but again, that's why we have the 9810. And If I said my 8900, that'd just make it the best device ever made.

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    09-06-11 08:23 AM
  3. o4liberty's Avatar
    Pearl flip I love SureType keypad. Plus the flip phone is very convenient.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
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    09-06-11 08:41 AM
  4. Heavy Fluid's Avatar
    8830. The whole reason I fell in love with the BlackBerry.
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    09-06-11 08:50 AM
  5. dkingsf's Avatar
    My current Storm2 9550. I actually love the surepress screen. Gives me room for error without making me 2-tap or backspace as much.

    If this thing had updated hardware specs (processor, memory, gps, and storage options) it could/would be able to run QNX. That would rock.
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    09-06-11 10:53 AM
  6. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    THIS is very hard.

    I think I'd LOVE to see a 8330 with a highrez touch screen, but everything about the body to be the same, the trackball was amazing, the keyboard had amazing feel, the only chicklet keyboard I have liked was on the 8330. the build quality and durability made it bullet proof.

    That said, I really would love to see RIM have released a Storm 2 9550.

    The Storm 2 was grossly underpowered, and the OS was not friendly to the operation, SurePress could have been done better with better underpinnings and a higher resolution screen
    09-06-11 11:30 AM
  7. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Agree...the storm 2 would be my pick by far.
    09-06-11 11:35 AM
  8. Chrisy's Avatar
    Curve 8330. Replaceable trackball, durable, the charging port was in a decent place.
    09-06-11 11:38 AM
  9. xandermac's Avatar
    8220 and 8700...

    8700 was the best keyboard period IMO.
    09-06-11 11:59 AM
  10. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    Curve 8330. Replaceable trackball, durable, the charging port was in a decent place.
    LOL @ Charging port!

    that was ONE of my reasons for choosing the 9900 over the 9800 the 9900's charging port is where the 8330's was
    09-06-11 12:08 PM
  11. Chrisy's Avatar
    LOL @ Charging port!

    that was ONE of my reasons for choosing the 9900 over the 9800 the 9900's charging port is where the 8330's was
    The Tour charging port placement left me bitter. lol.

    The Thunderbolt port is even worse! Ahhh
    09-06-11 01:39 PM
  12. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    The Tour charging port placement left me bitter. lol.

    The Thunderbolt port is even worse! Ahhh
    I agree
    I was rocking a 8330 and a 9630 at the same time,

    I complained extensively about the charging port,
    though the MicroUSB vs MiniUSB I did prefer
    09-06-11 01:54 PM
  13. arickinreallife's Avatar
    haha about the charging ports!

    i see thats 3 or 4 votes for the 8220!! god bless that phone!! so sad to see it go!!
    09-06-11 04:03 PM
  14. arickinreallife's Avatar
    i loved that 8820 too it was my second blackberry
    09-06-11 04:17 PM
  15. schlemer's Avatar
    another vote for the Storm 2. It had the most potential. "For me" it was very good, but not great.
    09-06-11 05:00 PM
  16. king5697#CB's Avatar
    I would have to pick the 8900. Update that thing with a modern processor and a high res screen ani life would be grand. Loved that keyboard.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    09-06-11 06:05 PM
  17. diegonei's Avatar
    Oh boy, a special edition 8830, the metal one... Boy... that running 7, on updated hardware/res...

    Or a Storm2 format with non-clickable screen. We gotta give it to the S2, the design was awesome.
    09-06-11 06:14 PM
  18. csickgrind's Avatar
    Curve 8530
    09-06-11 08:03 PM
  19. arickinreallife's Avatar
    i loved my 9550 as well, probably my second favorite after the 8220. but the main thing i loved about the 9550 was the sure-type that i had grown to love from the 8220 lol which has made me love my 9810 lol
    09-06-11 09:12 PM
  20. CGI's Avatar
    I know my 8703 was thick, but it felt solid. So maybe I'd choose that one.
    09-06-11 09:41 PM
  21. snowindec9's Avatar
    pearl 8100.my first smartphone.wish i didn't sold it for $50 back in 2008.i could have kept it for my memories.
    09-06-11 09:44 PM
  22. tekware's Avatar
    My old 8900 updated to today's specs and I would be just fine - especially if the battery lasted 3 days like it did on my phone. I would even consider keeping the track ball, as I was very good and changing it (you had to take an 8900 right apart to do so) and I had found a little tiny phone place that sold them in Toronto for $5 flat.
    09-06-11 11:45 PM
  23. euro2low's Avatar


    8830 wins for me also. The back of the phone was what made me love the Blackberry. That with a touch screen : o oh baby!
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    09-06-11 11:52 PM
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