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  1. gilmour93woo's Avatar
    It is just the size, camera, and trackpad? Software can be upgraded correct? So if I could get a Bold for free and wait awhile on the "next gen BB" would you suggest it or would you say no just wait for the Onyx?
    08-27-09 07:45 AM
  2. briankeith513's Avatar
    It is just the size, camera, and trackpad? Software can be upgraded correct? So if I could get a Bold for free and wait awhile on the "next gen BB" would you suggest it or would you say no just wait for the Onyx?
    More memory too, also, the processor may be faster, but that hasn't been determined yet. If you can get a Bold for free, minus a contract, then I suggest getting a Bold, then trying out the Onyx to see whether you like it or not. If the Bold for free, is only with a 2 year contract, I'd forget that and get the Onyx. It's worth it imo. Just wait until you see it, and use it in person, and compare it to the Bold. I have, and Onyx wins, hands down. Looks, size, specs, and usability.
    08-27-09 07:58 AM
  3. fadi316's Avatar
    does Onyx have smaller screen than the Bold?
    08-27-09 10:54 AM
  4. mamma_sci's Avatar
    i am having the same dilemma, but i won't be getting the bold for free i'd have to pay a 2 year contract price around 199 for att. Is it worth waiting for the onyx and paying the extra when they do basically the same things? also if i can get the bold and use it until the magnum comes out (if ever) then i wouldn't mind just doing that either, what do you think?
    08-27-09 12:56 PM
  5. jgaspar89's Avatar
    Free on contract? Forget that. I'd probably go with the Onyx.
    08-27-09 02:34 PM
  6. briankeith513's Avatar
    does Onyx have smaller screen than the Bold?
    Yes the Onyx has a slightly smaller, but slightly sharper screen than the Bold does.
    08-27-09 03:18 PM
  7. zhelf's Avatar
    how do you get a free bold on contract? lol
    08-28-09 02:55 PM
  8. xplode's Avatar
    More memory too, also, the processor may be faster, but that hasn't been determined yet. If you can get a Bold for free, minus a contract, then I suggest getting a Bold, then trying out the Onyx to see whether you like it or not. If the Bold for free, is only with a 2 year contract, I'd forget that and get the Onyx. It's worth it imo. Just wait until you see it, and use it in person, and compare it to the Bold. I have, and Onyx wins, hands down. Looks, size, specs, and usability.
    the onyx will be faster than the bold. but until the release of the Onyx the bold is still the fastest blackberry available.
    08-28-09 03:48 PM
  9. cajunrph's Avatar
    I was going to wait on the Onyx but my inpatient nature got the best of me and I got one off of eBay. Now I know I can wait for the Onyx.......... Cuz I have my Bold

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    08-28-09 04:59 PM
  10. baconcow's Avatar
    When I see the two... I don't look at the price to buy on contract alone.

    I look at (rough/example prices)

    Onyx = $300 + $60/month (for 3 years, in Canada) = $2,460
    Bold = $200 + $60/month (for 3 years, in Canada) = $2,360

    The comparison would be $2.16/day for the Bold and $2.25/day for the Onyx. I would throw an extra ten cents away, daily, for a newer, if only slightly upgraded, machine.
    08-29-09 02:03 AM
  11. SadikP's Avatar
    how do you get a free bold on contract? lol
    All depends on the deal your network offers you,

    I just got myself a Bold for free, 500 cross net mins, unlimited sms, unlimited Blackberry email & internet all for 15/month 18 month contract.
    08-29-09 10:36 AM
  12. juliankueh's Avatar
    All depends on the deal your network offers you,

    I just got myself a Bold for free, 500 cross net mins, unlimited sms, unlimited Blackberry email & internet all for 15/month 18 month contract.

    That is ridiculously cheap for all that. Bold is great. Unless you must have the latest & greatest the speed difference will be negligible.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-29-09 04:07 PM
  13. muse126's Avatar
    And the point of the faster proc is? To scroll through the dated UI faster? It'll most likely just drain the battery faster...
    08-29-09 05:59 PM
  14. crackcookie's Avatar
    When I see the two... I don't look at the price to buy on contract alone.

    I look at (rough/example prices)

    Onyx = $300 + $60/month (for 3 years, in Canada) = $2,460
    Bold = $200 + $60/month (for 3 years, in Canada) = $2,360

    The comparison would be $2.16/day for the Bold and $2.25/day for the Onyx. I would throw an extra ten cents away, daily, for a newer, if only slightly upgraded, machine.
    Why did you make that long drawn out comparison just to say it cost 100 dollars, we all know its 100 more pretty much. But the thing is, WHAT is new about it. Ya get me? Its like saying, is it worth buying the next years model car, for only minor updates?

    Its not like this is the 8310, this is the bold, its not even a year old yet. So Im sure the Onyx wont blow it away, in fact, this may be Rims downfall, to many phones, to soon
    08-29-09 06:59 PM
  15. ALpHa.Q.RoUgH's Avatar
    The ONYX doesn't bl0w the d00rs 0ff the BOLD its meant to coincide with RIM's new design language with the beveled top and the 8900/Tour l00k. If you l0ve y0ur B0LD and d0nt get the 0NYX then wait for the STORM 2 0r the hybrid touchscreen/Qwerty. D0nt be a f00l just because y0ur ego wants y0u t0 have the latest and greatest 0f stuff. If it aint br0ke...Why replace it?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-29-09 10:04 PM
  16. warhed230's Avatar
    if gonna upgrade, always get the latest greatest. if not whats the point of upgrading....?
    08-29-09 10:21 PM
  17. warhed230's Avatar
    When I see the two... I don't look at the price to buy on contract alone.

    I look at (rough/example prices)

    Onyx = $300 + $60/month (for 3 years, in Canada) = $2,460
    Bold = $200 + $60/month (for 3 years, in Canada) = $2,360

    The comparison would be $2.16/day for the Bold and $2.25/day for the Onyx. I would throw an extra ten cents away, daily, for a newer, if only slightly upgraded, machine.
    if gonna be that cheap and count per day usage... get a non-smartphone/bb phone, if you dont need the e-mail...
    08-29-09 10:23 PM
  18. Cyrilmak's Avatar
    The ONYX doesn't bl0w the d00rs 0ff the BOLD its meant to coincide with RIM's new design language with the beveled top and the 8900/Tour l00k. If you l0ve y0ur B0LD and d0nt get the 0NYX then wait for the STORM 2 0r the hybrid touchscreen/Qwerty. D0nt be a f00l just because y0ur ego wants y0u t0 have the latest and greatest 0f stuff. If it aint br0ke...Why replace it?

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    I cringe when I read your posts sir.
    08-29-09 10:29 PM
  19. ALpHa.Q.RoUgH's Avatar
    I cringe when I read your posts sir.
    Is it because 0f my 0's?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-29-09 11:12 PM
  20. ALpHa.Q.RoUgH's Avatar
    if gonna upgrade, always get the latest greatest. if not whats the point of upgrading....?
    But what warrants a need to upgrade?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-29-09 11:13 PM
  21. batmanforever's Avatar
    Upgrading to the 9700 from the Bold is a no brainer, if you can.

    The 9000 is your 2008 model

    The 9700 is your 2010 model
    08-30-09 12:17 AM
  22. JRCxyz's Avatar
    2010? If it is coming out this year (as phonegeek says it should if there isn't any last minute problems [last time I checked CB, though]) then how is it a 2010 model? The Bold, if not mistaken, was released in November of last year and apparently the 9700 is coming out November this year. This means the 9700 is only a year younger than the Bold.

    Of course, this is I'm correct of what I vaguely recall.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-30-09 01:36 AM
  23. batmanforever's Avatar
    2010? If it is coming out this year (as phonegeek says it should if there isn't any last minute problems [last time I checked CB, though]) then how is it a 2010 model? The Bold, if not mistaken, was released in November of last year and apparently the 9700 is coming out November this year. This means the 9700 is only a year younger than the Bold.

    Of course, this is I'm correct of what I vaguely recall.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    No, you are right. I was talking as if they were "car models".
    08-30-09 01:37 AM
  24. JangoFat's Avatar
    Am I right that the BOLD 9000 has a 1 GB Storage for installing Apps + 128 MB RAM

    vs.

    the 256 MB Storage for installing Apps + 256 MB RAM of the BOLD 9700?
    Last edited by JangoFat; 08-30-09 at 04:15 AM.
    08-30-09 04:07 AM
  25. NewCurveUser's Avatar
    I'm using the Curve and like the spaces between the keyboard letters that the Bold and Tour don't have. Will the Onyx keyboard be the same as the Bold in that the letters are tightly spaced?

    Also, sorry if I missed a post, but what color(s) will the Onyx be available in through Verizon?
    08-30-09 09:18 AM
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