1. dontwalkhand's Avatar
    I was recently offered a BlackBerry Bold, but the offer fell through. Should I look for another BlackBerry Bold, or should I be looking for the BlackBerry 8900?

    I do not like the iPhone, and this is what I am trading away to get one of those two BlackBerrys.

    Though I am stuck between going for a Bold, or an 8900.

    PROS of the BlackBerry 8900
    • Smaller Formfactor
    • Newer device
    • Fits easily into a shirt pocket
    • Future-proofed for a bit.
    • Worth well more than the iPhone 1st Generation


    CONS of the BlackBerry 8900
    • Feels lesser quality than the Bold
    • Lower quality screen than the Bold
    • Lower-end device than the Bold


    PROS of the BlackBerry Bold 9000
    • Has 3G
    • Nicer Keyboard
    • Nicer Screen
    • Higher End Phone
    • Better Build quality than the 8900


    CONS of the BlackBerry Bold 9000
    • Larger than the 8900
    • 3G won't work with T-Mobile
    • No direct MyFaves Access
    • More fragile than 8900
    • "pleather" backplate


    I am stuck between the two, I use T-Mobile, and plan on switching from the smartphone PDA Internet at $24.00 to the BIS @ 24.99. What should I do?
    05-20-09 05:32 PM
  2. skyrider007's Avatar
    You already have a Bold why do you need another BB?
    05-20-09 05:41 PM
  3. anon(1522652)'s Avatar
    I think he is saying he missed out on a Bold and asking if he should look at the Bold or consider a Curve 8900
    05-20-09 05:45 PM
  4. dontwalkhand's Avatar
    I think he is saying he missed out on a Bold and asking if he should look at the Bold or consider a Curve 8900
    You're right on target, my man.
    05-20-09 05:50 PM
  5. Garz's Avatar
    correction on the OP. The 8900 has a higher resolution at 480x360 compare to the Bolds 480x320 but the Bold has a bigger screen which I think is a major plus.
    05-20-09 05:58 PM
  6. Michelle Haag's Avatar
    Hi fellow Arizonian... or whatever we're called...

    This is something I've also struggled with.

    However, I'm getting the Bold, it's in the mail!!

    Maybe you shouldn't limit yourself to one?? LOL
    05-20-09 06:13 PM
  7. grimalkin's Avatar
    05-20-09 06:17 PM
  8. dontwalkhand's Avatar
    Good news guys!

    I just got another offer on a BlackBerry Bold, and I will be getting this phone tomorrow at around 12 noon . I am giddy! Can't wait!
    05-20-09 09:10 PM
  9. drac64's Avatar
    I traded my iphone for a bold. Best decision ever.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-20-09 09:14 PM
  10. Khalnath's Avatar
    I like my Bold, but both are solid. If you make a lot of voice calls, I would get the 8900 for UMA. I type far more than I talk, so I got the Bold for 3G.
    05-20-09 10:45 PM
  11. Christopher387A's Avatar
    I was in the same boat debating between an 8900 and a 9000. Traded my iPhone for a Bold.
    05-20-09 11:20 PM
  12. ddeese8's Avatar
    Personally I like the 8900 a lot better. Yes the Bold has some features that we all would love but it is soo much bigger and heavier than the 8900. When I played with it I felt like I had my old Treo again.. NOT convinced.
    05-21-09 01:22 PM
  13. southjersey786's Avatar
    I would take the 8900 over the bold
    05-22-09 12:54 AM
  14. CrazyDesi's Avatar
    Traded my iphone for a Bold. Love the decision.
    05-22-09 01:08 AM
  15. IceTrace's Avatar
    I like both..but I got 8900...it's pretty good.sexy..
    05-22-09 01:16 AM
  16. noaim's Avatar
    its really a give take type situation the bold has less memory but some people claim its easier to type on the bigger keyboard...

    I mean in all reality the Bold is the high end device of the two...

    Some people like the 3g however some people dont mind edge as they dont use internet and things as much..
    05-22-09 01:45 AM
  17. gregerator's Avatar
    " I use T-Mobile, " -from the OP so no 3G. But, there is a good thread on how to get everything else or at least as much as possible working on TMO. Search for it and enjoy your Bold!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-22-09 02:46 AM
  18. moody6635's Avatar
    I like my Bold, but both are solid. If you make a lot of voice calls, I would get the 8900 for UMA. I type far more than I talk, so I got the Bold for 3G.
    you helped me make my decision thank you imma go with the bold since i text way more and never really do voice call and i know this is rare but i actually like big phones lol i love heavy phone i dont know why but with this i think the bold would be perfect for me = )
    05-29-09 01:53 PM
  19. JohnJohnPhenomenon's Avatar
    I would love a Bold. I also like a bigger phone. I am currently using the 8900. I wish that the bold came to TMo. I guess I'm gonna wait for this driftwood

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-29-09 04:23 PM
  20. noaim's Avatar
    Also I guess some people will say they prefer having edge as its nicer on battery life..
    05-29-09 04:30 PM
  21. giantfan30's Avatar
    Personally I like the 8900 a lot better. Yes the Bold has some features that we all would love but it is soo much bigger and heavier than the 8900. When I played with it I felt like I had my old Treo again.. NOT convinced.
    yea the 4.7 ounces that the Bold weighs will just kill ya [sarcasm off]
    05-29-09 04:34 PM
  22. moody6635's Avatar
    Got My Bold Today And Happy As Can Be
    05-29-09 10:23 PM
  23. Tlynnsmith's Avatar
    yea the 4.7 ounces that the Bold weighs will just kill ya [sarcasm off]
    I don't get this either...folks act like the Bold is a TV set, or something. Why? I don't like really small phones, so if you really want a tiny phone, get a Pearl.

    It's a phone, not a Cheezit.
    05-29-09 10:27 PM
  24. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Good news guys!

    I just got another offer on a BlackBerry Bold, and I will be getting this phone tomorrow at around 12 noon . I am giddy! Can't wait!
    The OP's issue has been resolved.
    05-29-09 10:27 PM
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