1. stick_slinger's Avatar
    Hello All in BB world

    I'm able to upgrade my handset from next Monday 30th November and am planning on entering the world of Blackberry.

    Now, I'm a little bit confused as to which one to go for. I think I've narrowed it down to either the Curve 8520 or the Bold 9700.

    A good friend of mine has a Curve and I've had a little play and it really looks good. I love the trackpad. Yet, the 8520 does not have 3G.

    I've not yet seen the Bold 9700.

    I was contacted by someone from the CPW and they told me that with BBs, you dont really need 3G because of the way in which they work.

    My current phone has 3G (nokia 6500) and so I dont want to go for a BB without 3G and later regret it, but at the same time I dont want to go for one with 3G and find its overkill.

    So thats my predicament - Curve 8520 without 3G or Bold 9700 with 3G????

    Anyone got any thoughts.

    11-23-09 05:59 AM
  2. Stormy Daze's Avatar
    That's an easy choice 9700. The 8520 is more entry level blackberry. The Bold is the best to date IMHO, get the Bold trust me you will not regret it.

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    11-23-09 06:08 AM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    The only reason to go with the 8520 over the 9700 would be price, and if price is motivating factor you might choose the 9000 also. HOWEVER I would probably get the 8520 over the 9000 because of the extra process memory (RAM). If price is no object, then it's a slam dunk, get the 9700!
    11-23-09 08:02 AM
  4. diegonei's Avatar
    If the phones will be free on he upgrade, get the 9700.
    If you cost is a factor to consider and you're on a budget, go for the 8520.

    Both devices are great, I can tell from my experience with my 8520. And the 9700 is just a bolder 8520. :P
    11-23-09 08:48 AM
  5. dcgore's Avatar
    I think the keyboard on the curve is the best out there period. If the 8520 comes out with a similar one i would consider it and as many have said the price helps too.
    11-23-09 08:52 AM
  6. bluz's Avatar
    the 9700 wins hands down
    11-23-09 11:13 AM