- 06-17-2012, 06:54 PM #2
I don't see a good reason unless you dislike your 9900. It's smaller, the keyboard isn't as good, it's not as powerful, slower to get updates. Why are you thinking of switching?
- 06-17-2012, 07:03 PM #5
Yup, it is definitely slower. A friend of mine just switched from a 9790 to a 9900, he loves his 9900 (although he also liked his 9790). The only downside was, like you said, the design and the size. The Pros were, Better screen, Performance, Battery, network speeds (H+).
- 06-17-2012, 07:03 PM #6
The only two reasons I would ever suggest moving to the smaller 9790 for are an improved battery life out of the box (software updates should improve the battery life of the 9900) and if you find the 9900 to be literally too big for daily use.
The 9790 is running a faster version of the last generation of processors, which means that even though it runs at 1GHz, it's not up to the same performance as the 9900's 1.2GHz processor. The screen is smaller on the 9790, the keyboard is smaller and more cramped in comparison, for browsing you are running at 7.2 Mbps vs. 14 Mbps, and even though you regain the autofocus camera, you lose your 720p HD video capability.
As the previous user stated, you also get slower OS updates, meaning you will be stuck at 7.0 longer, and any refreshes beyond 7.1 that would be compatible with current hardware would wind up taking even longer to come to the device.
Again, if all you want is better battery life, a smaller phone, and don't care about the down sides, then by all means switch to the 9790. Otherwise, keep your better, more powerful 9900.
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- 06-17-2012, 09:11 PM #7
I own both the 9900 and the 9790, and move between the devices as needed.
I very much prefer the 9790, the keyboard size difference is very minimal as the 9790 uses the full body where the 9900 has more of a keyboard bezel
the "home row" buttons on the 9790 being raised make them easier to use single handed, and without looking causing less mistakes when navigating, the USB location on the 9790 is far superior for use when plugged in,
the only real advantages the 9900 has are the larger screen and louder speaker phone, everything else is moot.oops...
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- 06-17-2012, 10:09 PM #8
Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but take into account that the 9900 is the "flagship" Blackberry and the 9790 is about $100 cheaper.
- 06-18-2012, 01:11 AM #10
Doesn't the 9790 have a larger capacity battery and an autofocus camera?Why is it that when your contract commitment is up, the phone you always wanted is now old and the phone you now want won't be out until the next quarter?
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