1. sixcubed's Avatar
    I got a brand new in the box replacement 8703e from Sprint because the one I had for 1 1/2 years finally died (and it was my fault).

    Since I am impatient and couldn't wait a week for the replacement I bought a brand new 8830 WE from a third party.

    My dilemma is I like many of the features of the 8830 and overall it is a better phone, but my 8703 keyboard was much easier to use (which is what I use the most out of the phone)and I prefer the track wheel over the the track ball. I'm sure I can get used to the trackball because all berries are going that direction. So now I have two new Blackberries and I don't know which one to keep and which one to sell.

    So my questions are-
    Has anyone else made a similar Blackberry switch and thinks that it was the right decision?
    After using the 8830 for a period of time do you still love it?
    01-30-08 08:46 PM
  2. JazzeeJEF's Avatar
    Like anything else you use over time you will get used to it! (the keyboard and trackball) stick with the newer model
    01-30-08 09:04 PM
  3. crashovrride's Avatar
    When I had my 8703e I hated the keyboard on the 8830 and said that I would never use it. Verizon then decided to send me an 8830. I was a little hesitant at first but now I love it. The keyboard is just as easy to type on as the one on the 8703e and I love the trackball.
    01-30-08 09:44 PM
  4. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    There's rumor that the Curve might be coming to VZW. I'd wait unil that happens... the keyboard on that is mo betta in my opinion.
    01-31-08 10:34 AM
  5. freaknyea's Avatar
    You'll like this one better.
    01-31-08 10:51 AM
  6. stephen72's Avatar
    I dumped my 8703 in favor or the 8830 about 3 weeks ago and have no regrets....GPS, sd slot, track ball....I think the 8830 is a much better phone...never noticed much of a difference in the keyboard.
    01-31-08 12:35 PM
  7. sixcubed's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies! I am starting to get used to the 8830 so it will be the keeper!
    01-31-08 08:03 PM