1. dvigue's Avatar
    which blackberry is better the 8700g or 8700c?

    both are in my price range, so i wondered the difference? i cant really see any.

    if this helps, i cannot get a BB plan where i live, so i will have to use 3rd party apps for email and such. just wanted to point that out, in case that would influence your answers. I am on a GSM network with unlimited data plan (unicel)

    i plan on buying today so i cant wait for your answers.

    Thanks, great forum!!

    Derek
    06-21-08 07:06 AM
  2. Username5300's Avatar
    Derek,
    The 8700g do NOT come with:
    Color display
    travel charger
    handsfree headset
    wall charger
    It is all on their web site just go to devices select and compare devices. Here is a link BlackBerry - BlackBerry 8700 Series | 8700c, 8700g, 8700r & 8703e Wireless Handheld Devices
    06-21-08 07:13 AM
  3. dvigue's Avatar
    hey, thanks for that info.

    why does the screen show color on the ebay auction im looking at? its not B&W, its all color?
    06-21-08 11:17 AM
  4. jenaywins's Avatar
    hey, thanks for that info.

    why does the screen show color on the ebay auction im looking at? its not B&W, its all color?
    The seller probably photoshopped in a colour screen shot onto the device for the pics... I've heard of a lot of people on eBay doing this...
    06-21-08 11:20 AM
  5. dvigue's Avatar
    ohh, wow, im glad i joined this forum.

    i was about to buy it too. well im off to buy the 8700c. i want WAIT to dump my nokia E62. it froze up 5 times yesterday. i should of got a blackberry in the beginning..
    thanks all
    Derek
    06-21-08 11:23 AM
  6. jenaywins's Avatar
    ohh, wow, im glad i joined this forum.

    i was about to buy it too. well im off to buy the 8700c. i want WAIT to dump my nokia E62. it froze up 5 times yesterday. i should of got a blackberry in the beginning..
    thanks all
    Derek

    WAIT STOP!! Get the Curve!!!!
    06-21-08 11:25 AM
  7. dvigue's Avatar
    why is the curve so much better? and..im kind of on a budget
    06-21-08 11:30 AM
  8. CrackBlack's Avatar
    What price range are you thinking of? Have you looked at the MarketPlace here on the Forum?
    I'm not familiar with your Carrier (Unicel) hence I am unable comment on you using a particular type of unlock phone, But you should be able to get a 88xx phone used at a good price now that all the Carriers now have the Curve.
    Just my $0.02 worth.
    06-21-08 11:31 AM
  9. dvigue's Avatar
    unicel is a GSM network, so it would have to be GSM. my budget is no more then $175.00. that is why the 8700c works
    06-21-08 11:34 AM
  10. jenaywins's Avatar
    You should also try looking on eBay for the Curve.. it's a far superior phone. Great screen size, graphics, full qwerty, just an awesome little phone.
    06-21-08 11:51 AM
  11. branden3112's Avatar
    the 8700g has a color screen what are you guys talking about?!?
    06-21-08 11:59 AM
  12. jenaywins's Avatar
    the 8700g has a color screen what are you guys talking about?!?
    No need to be rude about it............

    I have always heard the g does not come with a colour screen, but if we are mistaken, well, it's just a mistake.
    06-21-08 12:01 PM
  13. dvigue's Avatar
    humm.so does it? any 8700G owners here?
    06-21-08 12:05 PM
  14. Username5300's Avatar
    the 8700g has a color screen what are you guys talking about?!?
    I was stating a fact on Blackberry web site that the color screen is not checked. Therefore BTW I have a 8700g and the screen is more like a grayscale, but definately not color. Just went and looked at it.
    Last edited by Threefive; 06-21-08 at 12:14 PM.
    06-21-08 12:10 PM
  15. Username5300's Avatar
    I'm sure you can find a decend phone on the marketplace or on craigslist for that price. Even check different carriers. Some of the phone a really discounted.
    06-21-08 12:12 PM
  16. fullmop's Avatar
    get the curve!! I have it and absolutely love it
    06-21-08 12:22 PM
  17. branden3112's Avatar
    "Big, bright high-resolution screen optimizes lighting levels for ideal viewing indoors or out" thats from the 8700g page on blackberry.com
    06-21-08 12:48 PM
  18. jenaywins's Avatar
    "Big, bright high-resolution screen optimizes lighting levels for ideal viewing indoors or out" thats from the 8700g page on blackberry.com
    That doesn't mention anything about it being a colour screen.
    06-21-08 12:52 PM
  19. branden3112's Avatar
    ok you win. but i could have sworn that the screen was color
    06-21-08 01:28 PM
  20. jenaywins's Avatar
    ok you win.
    Just like my name says.

    Kidding...
    06-21-08 01:29 PM
  21. branden3112's Avatar
    Main Screen: 65000 colors (TFT)
    320 x 240 px
    that is from the spec sheet at RIM BlackBerry 8700g Phone (T-Mobile) - Mobiledia
    06-21-08 01:43 PM
  22. Duvi's Avatar
    My 8700c has color! I have it. The 8700g, well who cares... Lol. The form factor is better on the 8700c IMO.

    I actually believe both have color...

    They don't even separate the 8700c and 8700g as they are both the same.

    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/compare.php?id[]=832&id[]=1047&id[]=&id[]=&id[]=
    06-21-08 02:01 PM
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