1. cirian75's Avatar
    I have bought a Pearl 8100 off ebay for 100 = $190

    They have sold it accidently already

    offering me a free upgrade to the 8800


    Should I take it ?
    04-16-08 05:55 AM
  2. mzshey2x's Avatar
    Depends on what you want in your Blackberry -

    The Pearl has a SureType keyboard w/ a camera - while the 8800 has a full Qwerty keyboard w/ no camera.
    04-16-08 06:00 AM
  3. Solachica's Avatar
    8800 is also bigger and heavier

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-16-08 06:26 AM
  4. mzshey2x's Avatar
    8800 is also bigger and heavier

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    Very true.

    The BB Pearl is slimmer & smaller in size, while the 8800 has more of the wider, squared shaped. I know people who like the Pearl since it's so small, while others who prefer the 8800 since it feels sturdier.
    04-16-08 06:39 AM
  5. uncheels23's Avatar
    I guess its all in your preference
    04-16-08 06:41 AM
  6. Hazysky's Avatar
    Tough decision!

    I would say that if a Pearl was your first choice of BB then stick with it.

    Don't rush into a decision, why not pop into a store and try the devices out to see which you would prefer.

    Did he send you pictures & a description?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-16-08 06:44 AM
  7. cirian75's Avatar
    Well I have gone for it.

    full querty keyboard appeals to me + GPS

    I have a 7 return anyway with full refund if I don't like it
    04-16-08 06:45 AM
  8. JazzeeJEF's Avatar
    Wise decision. The 88XX series is fantastic!
    04-16-08 07:08 AM
  9. phenyx923's Avatar
    Yeah I would def have gone for the 8800. From the fact that u took them up on the offer, I would hazard a guess that you were settling for the Pearl due to the price. I myself cannot deal with the suretype, plus I feel the bigger BB simblings r just sturdier and better made (asthetically speaking). If it does end up being too big for you, send it back in and get a Curve! (I am biased lol)

    Congrats!
    E

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    04-16-08 08:12 AM
  10. kickinitlive247's Avatar
    i agree
    i had a pearl, i would take the 8800
    i hate suretype and the crappy camera
    04-16-08 08:49 AM
  11. Adlen's Avatar
    Good decision!
    04-16-08 11:30 AM
  12. mzshey2x's Avatar
    good decision
    04-16-08 11:32 AM
  13. lush242000's Avatar
    I've bought a lot of stuff off ebay, but never a phone. I guess i'm old fashioned and want to walk into the store.
    04-16-08 04:40 PM
  14. cirian75's Avatar
    It's here.

    on charge from flat
    04-17-08 04:09 AM
  15. CrackBlack's Avatar
    It's here.

    on charge from flat
    Have fun and enjoy!
    04-17-08 09:44 AM
  16. aapierre's Avatar
    do you know what cameras on phones are good for

    nowt really apart from taking drunken pics of your mates which never really come to much use cos your all too drunk to be bothered.

    i like having pictures on my memory card but not bothered about taking pics with the phone.

    AND

    I would never ever take a pic of a sports star or "celebriddy" with a phone cos it looks like you are such a cheese and couldn't be bothered to bring a real camera.

    Rant over in support of your upgrade
    04-17-08 09:52 AM
  17. kickinitlive247's Avatar
    im the king of the drunken party pic with my phone
    Welcome to the club cirian!
    dont forget to change your "device model" to 88xx
    04-17-08 01:53 PM
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