1. nat750's Avatar
    Ive had every BB bold released (available to UK) & in my opion you can not beat a BlackBerry when your main priority is communication & notification. Each bold (obviously) has got better than the last but at this point as i happily message away on my 9900 i cant help but feel the 9780 has been my PERFECT phone. I love the touch screen & keyboard on the 9900 but i feel the size & Battery life also the camera & a keyboard that is not to far behind the 9900 for typing speed, make this my ideal handset. BB6 & BB7 universal search has been my main favourite new feature & the the fact that Chose to totally give up on the BlackBerry Browser so i dont rely on it for internet means the features i need most day to day ie sms, text email, memopad notifications Calendar are all second to none on the BlackBerry & i just feel that the 9780 with the Better battery & camera & size make it the perfect phone. Just my feelings anyway......
    10-13-11 07:48 AM
  2. chasvs's Avatar
    Yup, you know what they say about opinions being just like...
    10-13-11 07:51 AM
  3. Spawn12's Avatar
    Yup, you know what they say about opinions being just like...
    An ******* which everyone has??

    Cant say my 9780 was any better than my 9900...ive given it to my other half and she likes it purely because of the size but my battery life on the 9780 was terrible, just as bad as the 9900 and i had updated to just about every official OS out there for it.

    Meh each to their own but personally anyone who think the 9780 is a better BB than the 9900 needs to get their head checked
    10-13-11 08:49 AM
  4. lycafe's Avatar
    I have both and I can honestly say that once you tried 9900, you would not want to go back to 9780 due to the size of the screen and the KEYBOARD.

    P.S. Now I know how people with BB 9000 feel when 9700 came out.. lol

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-13-11 08:57 AM
  5. AbstraKt's Avatar
    From a 9000 to a 9800 to a 9780 (current), I have to say that I do miss the screen real estate but i do miss the size of the keyboard on the 9000. Hopefully when **** freezes over then the 9900 is released on AT&T, I can experience the best of both worlds...
    10-13-11 09:27 AM
  6. njblackberry's Avatar
    I guess you didn't have a 9780 that stutttterrrrred! Love the 9900. I carry a spare battery (like I've done for every BlackBerry) so the battery life isn't a show stopper for me. The touch screen and keyboard layout are superb on the 9900.
    10-13-11 09:53 AM
  7. anubis20's Avatar
    Only thing that I found superior on my 9780 over the 9900 was the battery life. Aside from that the 9900 owns it.
    10-13-11 10:23 AM
  8. Hi Tek's Avatar
    I came into the Bold series a little late (see signiture) a lot of my friends had 9000 when I had 8900 (didn't care at the time) but after owning a 9700/97800. I'm happy/prefer 9900. 9780 may have Batt life but since upgrading to .440 the only con I had for this phone was batt life. Which I am now content with (full day and 10-12hrs)(varies)

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-13-11 10:24 AM
  9. nat750's Avatar
    My main point being because im not to bothered about viewing internet or any kind of Multimedia on there (The iPhone deals with that) but as a phone to communicate & a reliable battery i would have no issues whatsoever switching back to the 9780 if needed (In the last year my BlackBerry list reads 9700-9780Black- 9800 - 9780 White- 9700-9900) & like i said My opinion (which is like a***h****) the 9780 is more reliable. I would take my phone off charge at 10pm at night put it on standby during the night & still get a full day out of it & put it back on charge at about 40% battery, my 9900 is back on charge by about 4pm the next day but that is the price you Pay for a touch screen (as BB Torch owners know to well)
    10-13-11 10:29 AM
  10. otacon#AC's Avatar
    I've had a BB going back to when they were just email devices. Taking into consideration I've always been on a CDMA network the 9930 is the best BB I've ever used. I've had it since they first went on sale, been on the stock Verizon OS and have excellent battery life with moderate to heavy usage all day long.
    chasvs likes this.
    10-13-11 10:36 AM
  11. Masahiro's Avatar
    My main point being because im not to bothered about viewing internet or any kind of Multimedia on there (The iPhone deals with that) but as a phone to communicate & a reliable battery i would have no issues whatsoever switching back to the 9780 if needed (In the last year my BlackBerry list reads 9700-9780Black- 9800 - 9780 White- 9700-9900) & like i said My opinion (which is like a***h****) the 9780 is more reliable.
    I'm not sure if this is possible on your carrier, but if you're not viewing the internet much, or streaming any media, have you tried switching to 2G (EDGE)? It will do wonders for your battery life, at almost no cost to your messaging.
    otacon#AC likes this.
    10-13-11 11:28 AM
  12. Terrigno's Avatar
    The Bold will hit AT&T for $300. Wowsers. Hit up Wirefly and get it for $100 and port over to Verizon, before its to late lol.
    10-13-11 11:46 AM
  13. chasvs's Avatar
    I've had a BB going back to when they were just email devices. Taking into consideration I've always been on a CDMA network the 9930 is the best BB I've ever used. I've had it since they first went on sale, been on the stock Verizon OS and have excellent battery life with moderate to heavy usage all day long.
    My experience exactly!
    10-13-11 01:34 PM
  14. skynny70's Avatar
    My main point being because im not to bothered about viewing internet or any kind of Multimedia on there (The iPhone deals with that) but as a phone to communicate & a reliable battery i would have no issues whatsoever switching back to the 9780 if needed (In the last year my BlackBerry list reads 9700-9780Black- 9800 - 9780 White- 9700-9900) & like i said My opinion (which is like a***h****) the 9780 is more reliable. I would take my phone off charge at 10pm at night put it on standby during the night & still get a full day out of it & put it back on charge at about 40% battery, my 9900 is back on charge by about 4pm the next day but that is the price you Pay for a touch screen (as BB Torch owners know to well)
    This may be a stupid question but why don't you charge your phone over night and take it off the charger in the morning so it lasts longer into the day instead of taking it off the charger and placing it in standby mode at 10:00pm?
    10-13-11 01:42 PM
  15. SK122387's Avatar
    the 9780 is a good phone, but once I got the 9900, I just couldn't use the 9780 as much as I did before. It's still got a good, solid feel to it, and is fine for texting and emailing, but the 9900 blows it away in almost every aspect.
    10-13-11 02:42 PM
  16. psiclne's Avatar
    Its a toss up for me, both have their pro's and cons. The 9780 is better at the battery life contest. But it had that annoying keyboard stutter which never went away for me. The camera on the 9780 is better (for my usage at least) than the 9900. I do love the touch screen & an awesome keyboard of the 9900. So for me - its a toss up.
    10-13-11 02:54 PM
  17. Raikozy's Avatar
    I totally agree with your opinion, but in my opinion the difference between 9780 to 9900 is night and day
    10-13-11 03:15 PM
  18. nat750's Avatar
    I guess it just highlights how important Battery Life & the camera are to me. But dont get me wrong i love the 9900 & i actually look forward to writing long messages on it because its a dream to type on, but since the iPhone takes alot of the heat off my BlackBerry use it makes me realise that if i relied fully on my Berry like i used to then the 9900 battery life would be a major problem for me because i like to social network throughout the day ALOT & RSS feeds are also used often & taking photos of documents is also important to me. But anyway that was just a random BB thought i had to get off my chest now im fully back up & running after the horrific 3 day outage. Thanx for your responses.

    BB FOR LIFE F*** A OUTAGE :-)
    10-13-11 03:19 PM
  19. djnick's Avatar
    I had to go back to my 9700 from 9900 for a day and it felt like ****. The 9700 just felt tiny and cheap compared the the 9900
    10-13-11 03:31 PM
  20. ksison's Avatar
    my previous 9780 was a very decent bb... but it is not better than the 9900... pls pass what you're smoking.. it must be very good
    Last edited by ksison; 10-13-11 at 04:30 PM.
    10-13-11 04:05 PM
  21. blackberry-unlocking710's Avatar
    I think that it will be great to see the 9790 out
    10-13-11 06:15 PM
  22. Calotag's Avatar
    My main point being because im not to bothered about viewing internet or any kind of Multimedia on there (The iPhone deals with that) but as a phone to communicate & a reliable battery i would have no issues whatsoever switching back to the 9780 if needed (In the last year my BlackBerry list reads 9700-9780Black- 9800 - 9780 White- 9700-9900) & like i said My opinion (which is like a***h****) the 9780 is more reliable. I would take my phone off charge at 10pm at night put it on standby during the night & still get a full day out of it & put it back on charge at about 40% battery, my 9900 is back on charge by about 4pm the next day but that is the price you Pay for a touch screen (as BB Torch owners know to well)
    I don't know where u get this from but my 9800 goes to charge at 10 pm and doesn't go back on until 10pm the next day and still has 55%.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-13-11 06:52 PM
  23. magician1's Avatar
    I have had a 990 for a week sitting in front of me and have been using it to get a feel of it.
    I really thought that I could not get rid of my true workhorse 9780 as it is just fantastic. After using the 9900 for 8 hrs today non stop it is really just double amazing! I must say that is it like everything, we know what we like and we know what we are used to BUT this is the way forward and much better hardware and software......I am still very excited about checking out the new 9780 which I think will be a massive hit for the 9780 mega fans!
    The 9780 is looking at my on my desk and it very tempting to just reload and use but I must resist and go with the flow!
    10-13-11 06:59 PM
  24. freedomx20a's Avatar
    I think the 9700 is the worst bold ever made. What a POS. Should have been called something below curve.
    10-13-11 08:16 PM
  25. nat750's Avatar
    Update: I love the Bold 9900 but cant take no more of the S*** Battery & REALLY poor Camera so its Back to the Trusty 9780 White Bold for me. FOR SALE BlackBerry Bold UK ONLY Ebay No:230686602724

    Im going to miss that Touch screen & keyboard (even though 9780 keyboard is great).
    Last edited by nat750; 10-17-11 at 01:35 PM.
    10-17-11 01:33 PM
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