1. Nbold9900's Avatar
    Last night my bold 9900 got stolen while i was trying out some clothes at the mall, i'm not exactly sure if it was a pick-pocket-er or if it fell but it doesn't matter as the phone was gone from the dressing room when I returned 10 minutes later. I already filed a complaint at the police station, in a matter of days they will get the recordings from the security cameras, but chances are very low that i'll ever see that phone again, and I already reported it to RIM, maybe tomorrow they will block it's PIN and as I understand this is irreversible ( in case I do recover my phone )

    I get my subscription from the company I work for but I have to buy my own device. They offer me a fixed subsidy from full price on a number of devices, I narrowed down my options as follows :

    1. A new bold 9900 for the price of 416$ USD
    2. A new Galaxy S III for the price of 387$ USD

    I do love the bold 9900 the physical keyboard and the way all messaging and communication is integrated, all the security, but this is outrageous. After being stolen from by a thief now i'm feeling ripped off by rim. I don't understand why this phone is more expensive than one of the best phones out there, hardware and software wise. I would really love to get another bb9900 but paying more than for an SIII ? Comeone....
    I already had some frustrations with the bold, for example I travel a lot and there's no map app for the bold where you can download the map locally.I used to get great maps on my nokia E72 for free, and downloadable by country and continents. Android gets iGo which is brilliant. It's out of the question to use google maps with data services while roaming. I had to go back to paper maps like 10 years ago.
    I'm not much of an app user (only used facebook, flashlight, messenger and tons of email and sms on the bold ), but there are a few quite useful ones that I wish I had, another example would be the Viper Alarm app that is on the iOS and Android. On the BBOS it's out of date and it doesen't work on 9900. My bank has an app for iOS and Android but no BBOS.

    Now for the S3, I hate typing on a screen and the S3 feels like constantly slipping from my hands, too narrow to type with two hands, too big to type with one hand. I'm affraid messaging will not be as good as with the bold and i'm not sure i will use all the multimedia and application potential, and I constantly miss letters when typing, typing is a pain.

    To make things better, I also have a playbook that integrates nicely with the bold but not with the S3.
    Waiting for BB10 is not an option, where I live it will be available with a delay of at least 3-4 months.
    What would you do?
    01-08-13 01:35 PM
  2. Branta's Avatar
    The price you pay for a 9900 is set by the seller, not by RIM so you might find a better deal by looking around. Another option might be to look at a cheaper model or a used device to cover essential needs until the new BB range launches, then review your options again.
    01-08-13 02:58 PM
  3. Deanig_12's Avatar
    Go with what your heart says I'd personally get bold because on the qwerty keybored its fab for typing and grate for emails I've had android and can never get used to one I had android for 7 month and just can't get rid of blackberry my heart says blackberry's a must have ano this may not help atall or much but that's my opinion I'm verry sorry for your blackberry loss
    01-08-13 03:05 PM
  4. greggebhardt's Avatar
    If you really love RIM, get a cheaper RIM model to continuie service. The new BB10 devices will be out in only weeks now.
    01-08-13 03:13 PM
  5. cjcampbell's Avatar
    At this point, hold out for a new BB10
    01-08-13 10:43 PM
  6. jjfad's Avatar
    I bought a 9650 on EBay for $85. It's a little annoying at times but will tide me over until N10.
    01-08-13 11:52 PM
  7. BergerKing's Avatar
    Definitely try to find a good used device, they are out there and a lot better than the subsidized price for a new Bold that is about to be superseded, anyway.
    01-09-13 12:21 AM
  8. emad1995's Avatar
    get the S3

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    01-09-13 12:52 AM
  9. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    Shouldnt you be able to locate your phone by the Blackberry Protect??
    01-09-13 02:26 AM
  10. Nbold9900's Avatar
    My bold was on BES & BIS => no Protect. This is kind of stupid
    I found a 8520 around the office and set it up for now, kind of crappy but it works. I will wait another 2 weeks to see how the reviews are for the new N (i think i need a keyboard). If they're bad, or it's way too expensive i'll buy the 9900 again, if they're good i'll have to wait another 3-4 months till it'll be available here. Also, the guy removed the sim immediately and consequently the device got wiped when he inserted another sim so Protect wouldn't have helped anyway.
    Last edited by Nbold9900; 01-09-13 at 06:35 AM.
    01-09-13 05:37 AM
  11. Redouan El Boujoufi's Avatar
    Buy what you think that the best is ...
    01-09-13 09:59 AM
  12. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    The bold 9900 on ebay are going for 220-250 I believe
    01-09-13 10:05 AM
  13. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    Buy yourself a hand cuff and chain your next device to it so you don't have to worry about it being stolen, nor would you have to ask people what device to buy next because you would still have your BB attached your wrist!
    01-09-13 11:37 AM

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