06-09-09 04:38 PM
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  1. itsofficial's Avatar
    Hey crackberry nation! I have been searching for days to try and figure out what I should do and I'm still on the fence about it. Anyways I've come to you guys...I've been offered a brand new bold for my brand new 8900 and since I've always wanted one I'm really considering it. So my question is, is it worth trading my 8900 for the bold when ill be using it on tmobile? Is the only thing better about the bold the 3g?

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    06-08-09 10:54 PM
  2. Xpimp's Avatar
    If you're on T-mobile the 3g on the Bold will be meaningless, and you wont be able to use UMA. If you take those to two things into considerations, and it isn't a big deal to you then by all means do it.
    Last edited by Xpimp; 06-08-09 at 11:07 PM.
    06-08-09 10:58 PM
  3. 8ball-mb's Avatar
    forget UMA... it is useless anyhow... the BOLD has faster processor, and BIGGER screen, ///// and 8900 has slightly more APP memory... and smaller size (if that's a good thing...)....


    it is your choice, but do more research and use the SEARCH function b/c this topic has been discussed many times... try searching "8900 vs BOLD" or any variation of such...

    PS --> I would take the BOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    cheers, and good luck.....
    06-08-09 11:08 PM
  4. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    I have always disliked the curve keypads. I absolutely love the bold's. Its a pleasure typing on it. Curve 8300 and 8900 just isn't comfortable for me

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    06-08-09 11:11 PM
  5. 8ball-mb's Avatar
    I have always disliked the curve keypads. I absolutely love the bold's. Its a pleasure typing on it. Curve 8300 and 8900 just isn't comfortable for me
    Good point, for people my size (I'm 6'5" and 230 Lbs), my fingers are just too big to be comfortable on bb curve's of any kind... (but that's just me)...

    (for reference, BOLD keyboard is excellent, and the best I've tried for big fingers (and I've tried EVERYTHING!!!!))
    06-08-09 11:14 PM
  6. CrazyDesi's Avatar
    Get the Bold.
    06-08-09 11:21 PM
  7. typehxr1's Avatar
    Bold all the way. Key feel (size helps too) was big for me. I just can't see paying for the high rate and data plans and not have 3G.

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    06-08-09 11:21 PM
  8. Tronyx's Avatar
    Bold all the way! I've used the 8900 and it is nothing compared to the Bold. I like the larger size of the Bold and the keypad is unbeatable.

    Chris
    06-08-09 11:57 PM
  9. g000se's Avatar
    Bold is more solid.. I was surprised at how weak the 8900 felt in my hands.

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    06-09-09 12:24 AM
  10. jesse101's Avatar
    +10 on the bold, moved from the curve to my bold and the curve keypad would literally slide around...felt Kmartish (if there is such a word)

    the bold is like the BMW 7 series, and the curve/8900 is like the 3 series.
    06-09-09 12:31 AM
  11. wirelessgal's Avatar
    I would definitely pick the Bold. The Bold has one of the best sounding speakers out there.
    06-09-09 12:32 AM
  12. Mista Stringfellow's Avatar
    Go for the Bold there right u won't have UMA feature but the Bold has a way faster processor..

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    06-09-09 01:13 AM
  13. nm1k0's Avatar
    Go with the bold. It just feels better in your hand than the 8900.
    06-09-09 01:14 AM
  14. Xpimp's Avatar
    Now I wonder if you would of asked this in the 8900 forum and the responses you would get
    06-09-09 01:16 AM
  15. skyjackal's Avatar
    The 8900 feels very weak and a bit cheap in my hands. Keyboard, screen, 3G, on and on. Bold, hands down.

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    06-09-09 01:39 AM
  16. jesse101's Avatar
    Now I wonder if you would of asked this in the 8900 forum and the responses you would get
    The same LOL
    06-09-09 02:17 AM
  17. wirelessgal's Avatar
    Now I wonder if you would of asked this in the 8900 forum and the responses you would get

    Stop causing trouble.
    06-09-09 11:13 AM
  18. reckoner's Avatar
    8900 has better camera, MUCH more memory, sharper screen, and fast edge. bold has 3g, faster processor, slightly better keyboard. I can't tell if your on tmobile or at&t because I'm on the mobile site but if you're with tmobile I'd keep the 8900. If at&t I'd take the bold.

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    06-09-09 11:29 AM
  19. gt500driver's Avatar
    Someone already mentioned this, but no one else seems to be listening. Bold 3G will not work on T-Mobile. T-Mobile uses the 1900 Mhz band for 3G, and Bold doesn't have that capability.

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    06-09-09 11:58 AM
  20. wirelessgal's Avatar
    Even though the Bold's 3G won't work on T-mobile's network doesn't mean you still can't use the device. It will just be on 2G all the time. It's not uncommon for people to buy phones that are meant for Euro/Asia frequencies because they really like the device.


    To the OP: if you haven't held a Bold before, I highly recommend you go into an AT&T store and see if you can test one out or atleast get a feel of the device. If you prefer the build quality of the Bold (which you will) over the 8900, then you can add that to your "pros" list of trading for the Bold instead.
    06-09-09 12:13 PM
  21. Username00089's Avatar
    I have both devices. If you get to choose between both to have just one, the Bold would be it.
    06-09-09 12:22 PM
  22. Xpimp's Avatar
    Someone already mentioned this, but no one else seems to be listening. Bold 3G will not work on T-Mobile. T-Mobile uses the 1900 Mhz band for 3G, and Bold doesn't have that capability.

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    You mean the 1700mhz band is what T-mobile usees for 3G which the Bold doesn't support

    I have both devices. If you get to choose between both to have just one, the Bold would be it.
    Same situation as forever with having both. If someone put a gun to my head and said now choose or die . I would pick the Bold in a heartbeat. Not to take anything away from the 8900, it's a great device and I love it also.
    06-09-09 12:28 PM
  23. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    I always give unbaised opinions. But unfortunately I find the Bold better in every way compared to the 8900. And yes, it doesn't feel as solid as the Bold. Even my buddy agrees and he owns the 8900.

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    06-09-09 02:12 PM
  24. megatran808's Avatar
    If autofocus and 3.2 mega pixel camera is not important to you then stick with the bold. Personally I would prefer the bigger screen and 3G than the camera. I have a good Sony Digital camera to do the picture taking.
    06-09-09 04:12 PM
  25. Tlynnsmith's Avatar
    +10 on the bold, moved from the curve to my bold and the curve keypad would literally slide around...felt Kmartish (if there is such a word)

    the bold is like the BMW 7 series, and the curve/8900 is like the 3 series.
    I gotta use that!
    06-09-09 04:15 PM
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