1. fitted230's Avatar
    I'm curious what is a better blackberry based on facts and off peoples own experiences.
    09-04-11 06:47 PM
  2. gbsn's Avatar
    They are almost the same but with a different form factor. You would not get facts, but as you said, people's experience and what they think is best "for them". Some like larger screen, others, a larger keyboard. In terms of performance, they are the same.

    9810 - auto focus camera, larger screen, smaller keyboard, slider form factor
    9900 - nfc, smaller screen, larger keyboard, bar form factor
    09-04-11 06:59 PM
  3. fitted230's Avatar
    So there the exact same speed, same memory? what screen is matter? not as in size but what one has a higher resolution?
    09-04-11 07:06 PM
  4. gbsn's Avatar
    So there the exact same speed, same memory? what screen is matter? not as in size but what one has a higher resolution?
    Yes, same everything. They are the same resolution, the 9900 has a 640x480 (landscape), the 9810 is 480x640 (portrait) and tilted to the side it becomes 640x480 obviously. Pixel density is higher in the 9900 making images crisper but at the same time smaller, so, older people would like the 9810, since it has a larger screen and is "easier" on their eyes, supposedly, as both devices can have their font size changed anyways, but it will always look larger in the 9810.
    09-04-11 07:11 PM
  5. Duvi's Avatar
    The 9900 has EDoF which after reading and understanding the differences between that and auto-focus, I realized that for my needs, the EDoF would be suit me. Here is a good article that talks about the pros and cons.

    EDoF versus Auto-focus: Understanding the compromises involved

    Some Pros are:

    • (despite the high technology that goes into making them) probably work out cheaper to manufacture (after the original R&D)
    • are more robust
    • don't need expensive two-stage shutter buttons
    • produce better video output
    • have no 'shutter lag' or auto-focus delay - shot to shot times can be less than a second, making EDoF great for 'action' environments
    • assume no photographic expertise on the part of the phone user - photos can be snapped instantly without worrying about subject movement or focus
    09-04-11 07:14 PM
  6. grant.palin's Avatar
    I'll chip in on the keyboard. I tried the Torch briefly, my mom's 9800 and a 9810 in store. I found that my adult size thumbs don't work as well on the Torch keyboards, which need to be smaller to accommodate the slider design. I got the Bold 9900 which has a slightly larger keyboard with bigger keys, which I find super for typing. If typing is important to you, I suggest favoring the 9900 for the keyboard.
    09-04-11 07:37 PM
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    09-04-11 07:55 PM
  8. Media Warrior's Avatar
    I have the 9900, my wife has the 9810. we both love them both, i went with the Bold because of the form factor, & I read somewhere the Bold has a better/faster modem. I have not tested though.
    *On the Telus website the 9900 is listed as 4g, the 9810 is not.
    Last edited by Media Warrior; 09-04-11 at 11:58 PM. Reason: reference info *Telus / correct model #
    09-04-11 10:57 PM
  9. Duvi's Avatar
    I have the 9900, my wife has the 9810. we both love them both, i went with the Bold because of the form factor, &i read somewhere the Bold has a better/faster modem. I have not tested though.
    *On the Telus website the 9900 is listed as 4g, the 9810 is not.
    Do you mean the 9810?
    09-04-11 11:45 PM
  10. Media Warrior's Avatar
    Yes, thanks for noticing. I edited the post to reflect the correct model #
    09-05-11 12:00 AM
  11. chiefbroski's Avatar
    I believe all the BB7 devices are all HSPA+ compatihle or "4G" as the carriers call it.
    09-05-11 12:06 AM
  12. Duvi's Avatar
    Yes, thanks for noticing. I edited the post to reflect the correct model #
    Lol. I'll edit the quote to reflect it as well. ha.

    What made her choose the heavier device? I do notice quite a few females on at&t choosing the 98xx in my area (NYC) if they have a BlackBerry device.
    09-05-11 12:10 AM
  13. Media Warrior's Avatar
    My wife & I both migrated from the 9700. Debby is really thrilled with the larger screen, the option of vertical/horizontal view. She types on the keyboard smoking fast and uses the touch screen for selection etc.
    09-05-11 12:29 AM
  14. Duvi's Avatar
    My wife & I both migrated from the 9700. Debby is really thrilled with the larger screen, the option of vertical/horizontal view. She types on the keyboard smoking fast and uses the touch screen for selection etc.
    I started doing a hybrid touch/type thing myself with my 9800 and that is one of the reasons I loved the 98xx and did not get the 9780 when I had a chance.

    I can't wait for my 9930 to get here on Tuesday. Still wondering if I'll keep it on Sprint or use it on AT&T. I really don't want to lose 3G, so I may actually keep it on Sprint.
    09-05-11 12:31 AM
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