1. anon(55900)'s Avatar
    I tried out at tmobile, wasn't pleased with softer and cheaper feeling keyboard than on my 9700. Also the touch screen was OK but really didn't feel any more of a web experience than with just the finger pad on my 9700. Have to pass on this model.
    10-23-11 06:05 PM
  2. Fubaz's Avatar
    meh, another thread that no one will care about.

    personally for me, they keypad is the best keypad on a blackberry ever.

    but then again... to each their own.
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    10-23-11 06:06 PM
  3. Dugganm's Avatar
    Everyone has their own opinion, and for me moving from a 9700 to the 9900 the keyboard took about 10 minutes of getting used to.

    I actually had to type on the keyboard of my old 9700 (I have given it to a friend) and it is completely night and day! I have no idea how I typed on such small keys for 18 months!! The keyboard on the 9900 wins every day of the week!

    As for the touch screen, it again becomes second nature to use instead of the trackpad!

    But the 9900 has alot more than just the screen and the keyboard going for it over the 9700...
    10-23-11 06:21 PM
  4. jonathanbb's Avatar
    Everyone has their own opinion, and for me moving from a 9700 to the 9900 the keyboard took about 10 minutes of getting used to.

    I actually had to type on the keyboard of my old 9700 (I have given it to a friend) and it is completely night and day! I have no idea how I typed on such small keys for 18 months!! The keyboard on the 9900 wins every day of the week!

    As for the touch screen, it again becomes second nature to use instead of the trackpad!

    But the 9900 has alot more than just the screen and the keyboard going for it over the 9700...

    i cant agree more with you. 9900 does offer way more than 9700
    Last edited by jonathanbb; 10-23-11 at 07:12 PM. Reason: mistake
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    10-23-11 07:11 PM
  5. albee 1's Avatar
    Yeah its really easy to figure out everything it has to offer in 10 minutes. That's how long it took for me to get married the last 7 times! Hahaha!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-23-11 08:44 PM
  6. Fnord's Avatar
    Forget hardware (although the 99xx's keyboard is easily best in market!), the browser is in a different league from the original 9700. Even a 9700 running OS6.0 is nowhere close.
    10-23-11 08:52 PM
  7. lazerus's Avatar
    9700 blows the doors off the 9900 and will be reintroduced in 2012 and save RIM from doom.
    10-23-11 09:55 PM
  8. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Everyone has their own opinion, and for me moving from a 9700 to the 9900 the keyboard took about 10 minutes of getting used to.

    I actually had to type on the keyboard of my old 9700 (I have given it to a friend) and it is completely night and day! I have no idea how I typed on such small keys for 18 months!! The keyboard on the 9900 wins every day of the week!

    As for the touch screen, it again becomes second nature to use instead of the trackpad!

    But the 9900 has alot more than just the screen and the keyboard going for it over the 9700...
    Having upgraded from the Bold 9700 to the Bold 9900 back in August 9th, I could not agree more! ... The Bold 9900 will take 10 or so minutes to get used to . .. then it is just AMAZING!!! The Piano like Keyboard is Best In CLass!!! .... many other features to love in the Bold 9900 .... The phone to get!
    10-23-11 10:02 PM
  9. netnative's Avatar
    9700 blows the doors off the 9900 and will be reintroduced in 2012 and save RIM from doom.
    The only two things in which the 9700 is superior to the 9900 are battery life and camera. In other respects, the 9900 is better than the 9700.
    10-24-11 05:46 AM
  10. PiotrJot's Avatar
    Everyone has their own opinion, and for me moving from a 9700 to the 9900 the keyboard took about 10 minutes of getting used to.

    I actually had to type on the keyboard of my old 9700 (I have given it to a friend) and it is completely night and day! I have no idea how I typed on such small keys for 18 months!! The keyboard on the 9900 wins every day of the week!

    As for the touch screen, it again becomes second nature to use instead of the trackpad!

    But the 9900 has alot more than just the screen and the keyboard going for it over the 9700...
    +1 to this!!

    I kept my 9700 as my spare phone for now, and soon it will be given to my son:-)
    Just yesterday my 9900 did 507 on me :-( and for one day had to use my good ol' 9700. It is difficult to go back! Totally different keyboard experience!
    10-24-11 07:02 AM
  11. BlackberryFan2009's Avatar
    The softer keys make typing feel like a walk on clouds. I love it!!! If you take it home 2 enjoy the device, you'll really see the benefits. Playing at the store for a few minutes doesn't cut it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-24-11 07:12 AM
  12. sx4dude2013's Avatar
    I have never owned a BB 9700 but do own a 9650 (which I think are similar) and the 9930 is leaps and bounds better than the 9930. Very happy with my choice. Once you get used to the keyboard and the touch screen, the you are good to go! Good luck with your choice!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-24-11 07:12 AM
  13. jabraunski's Avatar
    I got fat fingers. The 9700 was a horrible choice for me so main reason why I had an iPhone since I left the 9000 two years ago. But this keyboard with the combo of the touchscreen was the thing that brought me back! Love this phone.
    10-24-11 08:46 AM
  14. BlackberryFan2009's Avatar
    I love the touch screen cause using the trackpad to select certain things was getting annoying.
    Yes, the 9900/9930 is leaps and bounds better, but i hate that its missing autofocus and better apps.
    10-25-11 09:07 AM
  15. Spawn12's Avatar
    I tried out at tmobile, wasn't pleased with softer and cheaper feeling keyboard than on my 9700. Also the touch screen was OK but really didn't feel any more of a web experience than with just the finger pad on my 9700. Have to pass on this model.
    Cool story bro...seriously well cool.
    10-25-11 09:33 AM
  16. kjjb0204's Avatar
    My 9930 has the best keyboard I've ever used on any smartphone. Its my 6th different BB over the years and I can say its the first smartphone I've ever owned that I've known I will keep for a while. Coming to this device from a Droid Pro, I became very used to the touchscreen along with a physical keyboard, and the 9930 trackpad just adds one more way to navigate. Love this thing.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-25-11 03:07 PM
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