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  1. AlexAllen's Avatar
    Whoops, mjw100, looks like you quoted my post as I was editing it.

    Removed the "crackberry" line in the edit, but my post /was/ from my 9780, which seems to be working fine now.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-14-11 01:50 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    On the plus side for the 9900 you get HSPA+ 14.4 4M!
    08-14-11 02:10 AM
  3. sivan's Avatar
    Yes, but is the 99xx a step up from the 9780 /phone only/? Or, is it indeed a step up from the 9780 + Otterbox + 32g sd + spare battery + skull candy headphones + screen protector + bluetooth headset that $500 would buy?

    My answer is "no." YMMV.
    It's foolish to spend money on accessorizing an old device instead of buying a new one. You almost always get the most value from a stock product. Might as well put the money into the latest.

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    08-14-11 02:54 AM
  4. AlexAllen's Avatar
    It's foolish to spend money on accessorizing an old device instead of buying a new one. You almost always get the most value from a stock product. Might as well put the money into the latest.
    "Foolish" how?
    "Most value" how?

    When you accept -- wholly, consciously, subconsciously accept -- that money is finite, the meaning of "value" becomes clear -- but not universal, of course.

    I'm a cyclist, so I might value a spare battery more than you would.

    I drive a vintage automobile, so I might value a noise-filtering headset more than you would.

    I travel to and work in remote areas, so I might value a large memory card more than you would.

    "New" costs. Some of the price difference of a new model is for the improvements, and some of it is simply for the "new." You might value "new" more than I do.

    "Yeah, but you could get those things for a new phone, too" desregards the certain, scientific FACT that money is finite.

    How many times have you seen a guy in a Cadillac with a cracked windshield and bald tires? /That/ seems foolish to me.

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    08-14-11 10:42 AM
  5. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    Tried this thread once, but mistook my model number. I have a 9780 that needs to be replaced. I like my "baby bold"'s size and have never felt it to be underpowed for my purposes, but having to replace the keyboard membrane is a real turnoff.

    Is the 9900 worth three times the price?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Yes the 9900 is the better buy.
    08-14-11 10:46 AM
  6. nyc_rock's Avatar
    Tough question really. If you are eligable for an upgrade, I would think you could get a 9900 for about the same price as a 9780. I say that becuase I have only seen the 9780's being sold unlocked for a round 400 and used on ebay for about 250-300.

    As far as the phones go, I should have one to play with on Tuesday. From what I reading, the step up could be overshadowed by your fondness for the current form factor.
    08-14-11 10:52 AM
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