1. jdaclutch's Avatar
    Hi guys, I'm an ex-crackberry addict. I'm thinking to swtich back to blackberry from my tmobile g2x. I like the long battery life, and the awesome physical keyboard of my old 9700.

    I don't think I will be buying the new bold 9900(the camera on the bold 9900 is the real deal breaker for me), and not a fan of the torch either. So I'm thinking to pick up a blackberry 9780 tomorrow for 170. Is this a good deal? New with no box(that's what the seller claims). How is 9780 camera? I don't care about hd videos because i only shoot pictures most of the time. and how is the keyboard compare to the 9700?

    08-13-11 12:59 AM
  2. thaguh4real's Avatar
    no. 9780 are way cheaper now than before. It shouldn't be that much anywhere. Honestly, I'd go with the 9900. OS7.... NBD about a camera..

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    08-13-11 03:12 AM
  3. oshiha's Avatar
    The keyboard is the same on the 9700 as the 9780 :P
    08-13-11 04:54 AM
  4. laurah2215's Avatar
    If it is new without a contract, I supposed 170 isn't too bad. I would ask if the seller could go lower. But, seeing as the new devices are over $500 without a contract, I don't see why around $170 would be bad without a contract.
    08-13-11 07:03 AM
  5. robbg's Avatar
    Agreed, $170 seems like a fair deal. In my area, the 9780's seem to be going for $200+ on craigslist. Your mileage may vary, of course.
    08-13-11 07:17 AM
  6. jdaclutch's Avatar
    170 is like-new without contract, that's the lowest the seller would sell. I don't see myself with the new bold 9900 due to the camera, and I think the sliding factor of the torch is not my thing either. So might pick this up then.
    08-13-11 11:21 AM
  7. AlexAllen's Avatar
    I think it's worth it. 9900 looks great, but I don't think you'll get three times the phone at 3x the price.

    Same keyboard as your 9700 and probably BETTER battery life and camera than the 9900 at 1/3 the price. This is the perfect time to but a 9780, but check for keyboard stutter before you buy.

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    Last edited by AlexAllen; 08-14-11 at 10:46 AM.
    08-13-11 01:55 PM
  8. Tony1988's Avatar
    Just remember though you will have NO warranty and the 9780 has the keyboard stuttering issue.
    08-13-11 07:08 PM
  9. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Just remember though you will have NO warranty and the 9780 has the keyboard stuttering issue.
    Only some of them do
    08-13-11 07:10 PM
  10. Connor-BB's Avatar
    No keyboard shuttering here only the menu button did it for a day then stopped with a drop of magic oil.
    170 $ is very cheap indeed! I sold two 9780 not long time ago for 300/350 € each. I was planning to keep them as a backup devices but I considered it pointless due the new 9900 coming out and the rest of my beloved 9700 that is getting fixed
    08-13-11 07:44 PM
  11. costco1's Avatar
    It depends on where you are. In Canada 9780 is still selling for 499 and therefore even 200 is fair price. I ordered 5 replacement parts for stutter problem for less than $10 so it's cheap to fix or mitigate at least.
    08-19-11 11:13 PM
  12. PALeafs67's Avatar
    9780 here in Toronto by its self new is around 200 plus on KIJIJI.. if you can get a 9780 for 175 brand new go for it..The camera is nice and no issues with my keyboard i purchased mine on KIJIJI for 320 (bnib) telus Works like a charm.
    08-20-11 11:35 AM