1. agalihaxo's Avatar
    Hello,

    I'm about to upgrade from my 8110 (finally!), and I've been looking at the Bold for quite some time now. Now I'm not sure whether to go with the Bold or the 8900.

    I know the 8900 has a better res., better camera, better ram.. but the Bold is 3G.

    HOWEVER..

    1) I browse the internet all the time on my phone, and even though the 8900 is WiFi, when I'm in my house.. I use my laptop, not my phone

    2) I don't live in a 3G area! I used to have a 3G phone, and only saw the 3G symbol about 3 times in my life (and those 3 times, I was out of state, in a big city)


    I've heard so many good things about both. But I came across 2 good deals. Bold for $75 w/ my upgrade, and the 8900 for free w/ upgrade. So is the 75$ worth it for the Bold if I'm not in a 3G area.

    And would the 8900 be better considering I like a lot of apps and it has better ram?

    Thanks!
    08-23-09 06:51 PM
  2. blkbryadict's Avatar
    hold out for the 9700.
    08-23-09 07:01 PM
  3. PHATSPEED7x's Avatar
    I got the 8900 and it rocks.

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    08-23-09 07:09 PM
  4. aristile's Avatar
    9700 and the Bold are both moot points in your case. If you can't get 3G then the 8900 is the device for you. Go for it and you will be pleased.
    08-23-09 09:00 PM
  5. lavinci's Avatar
    8900 also uses Enhanced EDGE meaning it uses 8 channels to transmit data versus the regular 2 channels that most EDGE devices use. You will not see a major difference in 3G v. EDGE browsing (then again, you don't have 3G).

    If I were you, I'd either hold out for the 9700 or go with the 8900 now.
    08-23-09 09:44 PM
  6. agalihaxo's Avatar
    I went for the 8900.. considering the closest 3G area is over an hour away..

    I would have held out for the 9700, but my Pearl was falling apart.. shutting off all the time, messages randomly deleting, not being able to view received messages in BB messenger.

    I definitely needed an upgrade lol.
    08-24-09 07:32 AM
  7. TgeekB's Avatar
    I went for the 8900.. considering the closest 3G area is over an hour away..

    I would have held out for the 9700, but my Pearl was falling apart.. shutting off all the time, messages randomly deleting, not being able to view received messages in BB messenger.

    I definitely needed an upgrade lol.
    Smart choice. No sense in getting a 3G device without 3G service. You will be happy with the 8900.
    08-24-09 07:52 AM
  8. lavinci's Avatar
    Congrats! Welcome to the community!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-24-09 10:14 AM
  9. Cocotaso's Avatar
    Good choice!!! I have a Bold myself the but 8900 also is the best way to go since it doesn't cover 3G!
    08-24-09 10:26 AM
  10. paperboi's Avatar
    Go with the 8900. I had the iphone 3gs then Bold and now I have the 8900.. The 8900 has better reception, better camera life, better battery life and a smaller phone. GL
    08-24-09 11:01 AM
  11. focussed40's Avatar
    congrads on the 8900 the best blackberry out right now,period.
    09-03-09 03:04 PM
  12. wongalex's Avatar
    Congrats on the 8900 it is a great phone I went from that to the 9700 for the 3G but since you don't have coverage the 8900 is the clear choice. You'll love it.
    09-03-09 03:27 PM
  13. mitchknowsbest's Avatar
    8900 fool

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    09-03-09 04:37 PM
  14. Chris546012's Avatar
    Congrats on the 8900. I have one as well. I love it1
    09-03-09 08:40 PM
  15. ARich91's Avatar
    I think its kind of obvious the answer you will be getting the majority of the time due to where you posted this question. :P
    09-03-09 08:48 PM
  16. Oom Panda's Avatar
    I got my 8900.. and i think its a great fone... Bold is good, but i think i prefer JAV on my hand...
    09-03-09 09:21 PM
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