1. wgp1987's Avatar
    Hey all! I'm new to the forum and I have never owned a blackberry. I'm not sure if this is in the right place but if it is I apoligize. I'm looking at a few devices and I'm on a budget so this is why I'm lookin for info. I can get an 8520 fpr $249.99, 8220 is 169.99, and I don't care about no camera but the older 8800 is 149.99. I really like the 8800 but the other devices have the newer software. Would I be losing anything with the 8800 other than the camera? Also besides a faster processor is the 8520 better than the 8220? I'm thankful for all feedback.
    05-07-10 01:04 PM
  2. diegonei's Avatar
    If you want a full qwerty, OS 5.0, 256mb app memory, go 8520.

    If you can live with less memory/OS 4.6.1 but wants a clamshell, go for the 8220.

    If you just want cheap and does not mind 64mb app memory and OS 4.5, get the 8800. Oh and remember it does not have Wi-Fi (the 8820 does thou). The pro is the proto-Bold keyboard.

    I guess don't have to tell you what I'd choose in your position...
    Last edited by diegonei; 05-07-10 at 01:28 PM.
    05-07-10 01:24 PM
  3. phonejunky's Avatar
    If you want a full qwerty, OS 5.0, 256mb app memory, go 8520.

    If you can live with less memory/OS 4.6.1 but wants a clamshell, go for the 8220.

    If you just want cheap and does not mind 64mb app memory and OS 4.5, get the 8800. Oh and remember it does not have Wi-Fi (the 8820 does thou). The pro is the proto-Bold keyboard.

    I guess don't have to tell you what I'd choose in your position...
    whats the battery like on the 8520?
    05-07-10 01:30 PM
  4. SLVR6's Avatar
    Best to go with the newest device as it will get new OS updates for the longest. Also best to stay away from the trackball as they can be troublesome. Go for the 8520!
    05-07-10 01:31 PM
  5. diegonei's Avatar
    whats the battery like on the 8520?
    Same as you saw in the 8500 forums. 2-3 days.
    Depends on what/how much I use thou. WillyBoy's hybrid solved some battery issues latest releases had so I am back on that mark.

    Aren't you a hater? Getting back on the BerryWagon?
    05-07-10 01:33 PM
  6. phonejunky's Avatar
    Same as you saw in the 8500 forums. 2-3 days.
    Depends on what/how much I use thou. WillyBoy's hybrid solved some battery issues latest releases had so I am back on that mark.

    Aren't you a hater? Getting back on the BerryWagon?
    a hater hahaha. I guess most would assume i am but i actually use a Blackberry everyday and have been for the past 5 years. Sometimes its my primary device most times its not. My job stopped issueing them so i don't have to carry one around anymore but i will since most of my co-workers use one, I'll just drop it down to an 8520 cause i dont need the camera and all that jazz i have an 8 meg on my primary device why do I need a 3.2 if you get my drift and pay 200+ dollars for a so called high end phone when i already have one that fits my high end needs if you get my drift.
    05-07-10 01:47 PM
  7. diegonei's Avatar
    a hater hahaha. I guess most would assume i am but i actually use a Blackberry everyday and have been for the past 5 years. Sometimes its my primary device most times its not. My job stopped issueing them so i don't have to carry one around anymore but i will since most of my co-workers use one, I'll just drop it down to an 8520 cause i dont need the camera and all that jazz i have an 8 meg on my primary device why do I need a 3.2 if you get my drift and pay 200+ dollars for a so called high end phone when i already have one that fits my high end needs if you get my drift.
    I do. Hope I didn't offend you.

    See you around the 8500 forums!
    05-07-10 02:23 PM
  8. wgp1987's Avatar
    I assume that if I want to multitask the 8520 is best. Ill most likely run pandora in the background. The whole time LOL. Thanks. For. The. Insight : )
    05-07-10 04:19 PM
  9. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    8520 no doubt. The 8220 is a cool BB only thing its slow as molasses running up up hill and you will want to toss it after a few days. 8800 is a tank but quite dated.
    05-07-10 04:22 PM
  10. MrObvious's Avatar
    Get the newest. If you can get the 9700 though since it's better. But that's up to you. It should update to OS 6 either way.
    05-07-10 04:37 PM
  11. diegonei's Avatar
    It's a matter of cheap. or I'd suggest an unlocked 9650.
    05-07-10 10:55 PM
  12. samuelmorgan's Avatar
    I personally love the 8800 series. If it were possible to get o.s. 5.0 on them, I'd have my perfect device. I just love the size of it.
    05-08-10 01:50 AM
  13. beatlesfan's Avatar
    Hey all! I'm new to the forum and I have never owned a blackberry. I'm not sure if this is in the right place but if it is I apoligize. I'm looking at a few devices and I'm on a budget so this is why I'm lookin for info. I can get an 8520 fpr $249.99, 8220 is 169.99, and I don't care about no camera but the older 8800 is 149.99. I really like the 8800 but the other devices have the newer software. Would I be losing anything with the 8800 other than the camera? Also besides a faster processor is the 8520 better than the 8220? I'm thankful for all feedback.
    I totally love the 8800 series! I gave up a more advanced Windows Mobile phone with touch screen (HTC Tilt) for the 8820. Why? Better functionality and way easier to use. I suggest the 8820 which is identical to the 8800 but it adds WiFi. If you want a high quality phone for both business and personal use you can not go wrong.
    05-08-10 02:13 AM
  14. diegonei's Avatar
    I personally love the 8800 series. If it were possible to get o.s. 5.0 on them, I'd have my perfect device. I just love the size of it.
    "BlackBerry 8820e" - same looks, 512mb, 624mhz, trackpad, 480x360 screen res, OS 5.0, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, GPS, silver body.

    I'd sooo go for that device. C'mon RIM, make me one. I'll sell the house to buy it...
    05-08-10 10:10 AM
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