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  1. carsmovies's Avatar
    No it is not exactly the same size as the 8900. Its a little bigger than the 8900, yet smaller than the 9630.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I beg to differ. I played with the latest hardware release of the onyx last night and compared it to a 8900. It's the exact same size.
    08-25-09 11:13 AM
  2. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    I beg to differ. I played with the latest hardware release of the onyx last night and compared it to a 8900. It's the exact same size.
    Cars you may beg to differ all you like. I've had every revision made and currently use the 9700 everyday. Both the Onyx and Driftwood are bigger than the 8900. Again, the Onyx is a little bit bigger than the 8900 and smaller than the 9630.
    08-25-09 12:11 PM
  3. carsmovies's Avatar
    Cars you may beg to differ all you like. I've had every revision made and currently use the 9700 everyday. Both the Onyx and Driftwood are bigger than the 8900. Again, the Onyx is a little bit bigger than the 8900 and smaller than the 9630.
    Then show us with pics that it's bigger cause the one I used last night fit perfectly into the 8900 oem rubber skin.
    08-25-09 12:27 PM
  4. ncbuckeye's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure there are pictures on here showing that it is just a little bit bigger than the 8900.
    08-25-09 01:31 PM
  5. knowledge_6's Avatar
    Then show us with pics that it's bigger cause the one I used last night fit perfectly into the 8900 oem rubber skin.
    and how do you argue with someone that has access to every blackberry out there?

    i think he would know...
    08-25-09 02:10 PM
  6. carsmovies's Avatar
    and how do you argue with someone that has access to every blackberry out there?

    i think he would know...
    I can only speak to the fact that I was playing with one last night and was able to physically compare it to a 8900. Other than maybe some edges or lack thereof being different the dimensions in width, height and thickness are the same.
    08-25-09 02:12 PM
  7. carsmovies's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure there are pictures on here showing that it is just a little bit bigger than the 8900.
    Show me please.
    08-25-09 02:13 PM
  8. ifarlow's Avatar
    Just how old are you people? You're arguing over which device is bigger? Holy crap.
    08-25-09 02:22 PM
  9. carsmovies's Avatar
    Here's a pic of the onyx right next to a 8900. They look the same size to me.




    Maybe crucial extreme is thinking of the tour as seen in comparison here. Lol.




    Or he's thinking of the 8520 at the end which is slightly bigger than the onyx.
    08-25-09 02:34 PM
  10. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    08-25-09 02:39 PM
  11. Touch Pro's Avatar
    The Onyx is just a bit wider than the 8900 yet it is slimmer if you want to be exact.

    08-25-09 02:45 PM
  12. mekmek86's Avatar
    I'm still trying to decide if the bold Is too large and if I want to hold out for the 9700. I really wish we knew exactly when it was coming, I'm so anxious.
    08-25-09 02:50 PM
  13. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    The Onyx is just a bit wider than the 8900 yet it is slimmer if you want to be exact.

    As I've stated, the Onyx is just a bit bigger. As is the Driftwood.
    08-25-09 02:52 PM
  14. Super Loopy's Avatar
    "Bigger" is a relative term. Depending on how much slimmer it is, it could actually be smaller in overall cubic inches than the 8900. Without exact specs from RIM we can only speculate.
    08-25-09 02:55 PM
  15. Touch Pro's Avatar
    Agreed on the road now but, I will post some side by side pics.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-25-09 02:56 PM
  16. DustBow's Avatar
    Maybe the final version w/ the trackpad increased its dimensions ever so slightly. Regardless, it's essentially the same size as the 8900 from a practical standpoint, smaller than the Tour and much smaller than the 9000. People need to decide for themselves which size suits them the best.
    Personally, I'm really looking forward to the smaller form factor but better keyboard than the 8900
    Last edited by DustBow; 08-25-09 at 03:04 PM.
    08-25-09 03:01 PM
  17. defcon3's Avatar
    Crucial Xtreme, could you please tell us what are the diff between the onyx and driftwood? And, if possible, is the driftwood or onyx coming to Europe?

    Thank you

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-25-09 03:03 PM
  18. DustBow's Avatar
    Driftwood will support UMA - I believe that is the only difference we know for sure at this point.
    08-25-09 03:06 PM
  19. Afterfire's Avatar
    Driftwood will support UMA - I believe that is the only difference we know for sure at this point.
    Oh man, where have I been? So they are actually gonna support 3G and UMA?
    08-25-09 03:42 PM
  20. DustBow's Avatar
    I think UMA is only for T-Mobile and their 3G is pretty scarce...so still hard to actually have both unless you are in the right area
    08-25-09 04:06 PM
  21. crackcookie's Avatar
    The call button isnt upside down, its a way of saying, take the phone off the hook, while the end button is saying, put it back on the hook.

    This phone will be on Tmobile, called the Driftwood.

    How is the camera Im assuming 3.2mp, and is it autofocus?
    Is the autofocus as slow as the Storm or zippier, like the Curve?

    And how is edge, is it enhanced like the new curve, or normal like the Bold? I know its a 3G device, but when you can't get 3G signal, its nice to have enhanced edge.
    08-25-09 04:23 PM
  22. Afterfire's Avatar
    I think UMA is only for T-Mobile and their 3G is pretty scarce...so still hard to actually have both unless you are in the right area
    I didnt think they were going to do the UMA but just going to have Wi-Fi. I know that people were saying that there was no UMA and 3G cause of the whole trading off between the 2 problem. If they do offer both, and this is the first time im hearing someone confirm it, then thats awesome and I will not miss my 8900 one little bit even if its taking TMO to roll out 3G in my area till Q4.
    08-25-09 04:32 PM
  23. LeeLu's Avatar
    Cool thanks!
    08-25-09 07:19 PM
  24. DustBow's Avatar
    I didnt think they were going to do the UMA but just going to have Wi-Fi. I know that people were saying that there was no UMA and 3G cause of the whole trading off between the 2 problem. If they do offer both, and this is the first time im hearing someone confirm it, then thats awesome and I will not miss my 8900 one little bit even if its taking TMO to roll out 3G in my area till Q4.
    That's true - I have also read that they are having problems with the "handoff" between UMA and 3g. Not sure how that will affect things w/ the 9700 - most T-Mobile areas still don't have 3g but I guess they could disable the feature for everyone. Would there be a way only activate UMA when/if using EDGE? I assume they will fix the handoff issue eventually but you never know...is UMA offered on their other 3g phones?
    08-25-09 08:13 PM
  25. Afterfire's Avatar
    perhaps it will be an option to choose a preferred connection of 3G or UMA. I guess only the people with 9700's know and its more than likely been discussed or beaten to death on other threads. I think I remember reading something about a future tmobile phone motorola morisson's spec sheet containing both the 3g band and UMA support.
    08-25-09 09:32 PM
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