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  1. godzilla07's Avatar
    Well there's a pic of the mythical BlackBerry Driftwood, well not it's not so mythical. So who is selling their 8900 or getting rid of it for the Driftwood? I know I am. I've been waiting for this ever since I got my 8320.

    T-Mobile BlackBerry 9700 Glimpsed in the Wild! | CrackBerry.com
    08-10-09 08:00 PM
  2. DaveyyC's Avatar
    I dunno if i'd be too keen on the trackpad. After all, one of the main reasons why i got a Blackberry was for the trackball as it is so easy and quick to browse through menus compared to my older phones.

    The Driftwood looks nice, but i think i'll be sticking with my 8900 for a tad longer, mind you, i doubt the Driftwood will be out in the UK anytime soon lol
    08-10-09 08:14 PM
  3. 3CISSBB's Avatar
    Depending on the final specs like processor and memory, I might just sell my unlocked 8900 with all the accessories. I have so much stuff. Black bezel, AT&T and T-Mo keyboard, black batt cover, silicone case, Otterbox Defender case, hard plastic case, etc....and much more.

    But...all depends on proc and mem.
    08-10-09 08:19 PM
  4. godzilla07's Avatar
    Depending on the final specs like processor and memory, I might just sell my unlocked 8900 with all the accessories. I have so much stuff. Black bezel, AT&T and T-Mo keyboard, black batt cover, silicone case, Otterbox Defender case, hard plastic case, etc....and much more.

    But...all depends on proc and mem.
    The Driftwood is the T-Mobile Onyx. This is what Kevin said about the CPU in the Onyx review.

    Processor: Not 100% sure actually, but am hearing its a Tavor processor that may be running even a bit quicker than the Bold's 624MHz processor (definitely seems snappy)
    It's also got the same amount of RAM as the 8900. And that's a ton of accessories. Sadly the 8900 didn't hold its value like the Bold so that sucks for you. It also sucks for me.
    08-10-09 08:28 PM
  5. 3CISSBB's Avatar
    The Driftwood is the T-Mobile Onyx. This is what Kevin said about the CPU in the Onyx review.



    It's also got the same amount of RAM as the 8900. And that's a ton of accessories. Sadly the 8900 didn't hold its value like the Bold so that sucks for you. It also sucks for me.
    Not really. When I got my 8900, I sold my unlocked 8320 on eBay for $250 and T-Mo gave me the 8900 for $99. I'll do fine this time around too. I have a lot more acc for it too. It's all good.
    08-10-09 08:36 PM
  6. r.pad's Avatar
    I dunno if i'd be too keen on the trackpad. After all, one of the main reasons why i got a Blackberry was for the trackball as it is so easy and quick to browse through menus compared to my older phones.
    I played with an 8520 for a bit at a T-Mobile store. I was surprised at how well it worked for me. I just started a T-Mo contract, so I'd be nowhere near an upgrade when the Driftwood comes out. I will be envious of the trackpad though.
    08-10-09 08:39 PM
  7. godzilla07's Avatar
    Not really. When I got my 8900, I sold my unlocked 8320 on eBay for $250 and T-Mo gave me the 8900 for $99. I'll do fine this time around too. I have a lot more acc for it too. It's all good.
    I'm the same way too except I didn't care to sell the 8320 I had, I just gave it to the person on the line that was open that I had. Now my line is open for upgrade.
    08-10-09 08:46 PM
  8. dyllon626's Avatar
    that looks so good anybody know if sprint will have anything like this in the near future?
    08-10-09 08:49 PM
  9. Vidge's Avatar
    Although I've only had my 8900 since May, 3G was just turned on last week in my area, so I'm looking forward to getting this device.
    08-10-09 08:56 PM
  10. JokerKAce's Avatar
    will me selling my 8900 for this nice piece of equipment as long as it keeps up with all the features of the 8900 including the wifi/uma and gps, then plus the 3G and the trackpad, makes it my dream phone...
    08-10-09 09:00 PM
  11. experiment 626's Avatar
    I can't wait. Been OOC with T-Mobile for months and just waiting for something to push me either to close my account or upgrade.So glad I didn't fall for all the Tour hype.

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    Last edited by experiment626; 08-10-09 at 09:19 PM.
    08-10-09 09:16 PM
  12. kudvu002's Avatar
    My 8900 will deff be up for sell when this drops!just got my wife the 8520 and I love the trackpad!

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    08-10-09 10:36 PM
  13. ChumsFuture's Avatar
    so what's the best way for us 8900 owners to upgrade? buy the 9700 at full price then sell our 8900s?

    don't know if that's worth the hassle. i have a feeling RIM will release some info on a real qwerty berry with a touchscreen.
    08-10-09 11:35 PM
  14. aristile's Avatar
    I will give it a once-over when it comes out but I doubt I will give up my 8900 for it - but you never know. The big reason for me is that my current carrier only supports EDGE (I may end up switching pending a buy-out) so if the Driftwood doesn't have the Advanced EDGE technology then that's a big reason for me to stay put. Since it is a 3G device, I highly doubt it is going to have the Advanced EDGE technology included in the unit.
    08-10-09 11:58 PM
  15. ctt0002's Avatar
    this is exciting but i just bought my 8900 only a few months ago. I just might sell mine and a couple others and wait til this comes out.
    08-11-09 01:01 AM
  16. NICKST3R's Avatar
    this is exciting but i just bought my 8900 only a few months ago. I just might sell mine and a couple others and wait til this comes out.
    Traitor!!! lol jk, but I wouldn't get it. Reviewers have said that it is a "Luxe Less" version of the 8900... No gps either. Plus the rubber coating over all of the side and top buttons just looks kinda cheap IMO. I love my 8900. Solid as a rock. No reason or money for me to switch LOL
    08-11-09 01:19 AM
  17. jnoon's Avatar
    I think I might keep ma 8900 just cuz tha only really big plus every1 seems 2 b talkin about tha trackpad and tha 3g.

    Ma trackball doesn't really bother me and T-Mo service sux @ ma job either way. Ma co worker has tha G1 and we have tha same single bar for service.

    So I doubt I'm switchin thus far.
    08-11-09 01:39 AM
  18. ctt0002's Avatar
    Traitor!!! lol jk, but I wouldn't get it. Reviewers have said that it is a "Luxe Less" version of the 8900... No gps either. Plus the rubber coating over all of the side and top buttons just looks kinda cheap IMO. I love my 8900. Solid as a rock. No reason or money for me to switch LOL
    Really? no gps? i think thats a no go for me then. I guess i'll just have to wait until the spec are confirmed. Besides tmobile 3g is not in my area yet so it doesn't really matter. lol
    08-11-09 01:47 AM
  19. godzilla07's Avatar
    Traitor!!! lol jk, but I wouldn't get it. Reviewers have said that it is a "Luxe Less" version of the 8900... No gps either. Plus the rubber coating over all of the side and top buttons just looks kinda cheap IMO. I love my 8900. Solid as a rock. No reason or money for me to switch LOL
    You're talking about the Curve 8520 not the Driftwood. The Driftwood is the device to replace the 8900 as T-Mobile's premiere BlackBerry. There is GPS on the Driftwood.

    Really? no gps? i think thats a no go for me then. I guess i'll just have to wait until the spec are confirmed. Besides tmobile 3g is not in my area yet so it doesn't really matter. lol
    He's talking about the 8520.
    08-11-09 02:03 AM
  20. Milamber's Avatar
    I think ill be sticking with the 8900 for a while... I have. Around 13 months left on my current contract so ill wait for that too finish

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-11-09 02:08 AM
  21. Jeenyus's Avatar
    Just think of the Driftwood as a T-Mobile version of the Onyx. With a bit less in specs.
    08-11-09 03:26 AM
  22. jciskool's Avatar
    sexy phone.. but dont really like the chrome on it.. id rather have the choracol
    08-11-09 04:40 AM
  23. experiment 626's Avatar
    sexy phone.. but dont really like the chrome on it.. id rather have the choracol
    It's just like how RIM handled the Tour.Verizon got the darker plated Tour and Sprint's version received the chrome trim.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-11-09 09:16 AM
  24. YMarkY's Avatar
    How about the screen resolution on this? Is it the same as the 8900?
    08-11-09 10:22 AM
  25. es_bih's Avatar
    I'm not near my contract, but still getting it the week it is available - for the subsidized price. I did the same with the 8900 in March. Signed a 2 year, which extended me a year or so. Since my update wouldve come around November. Same thing this time around.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-11-09 10:54 AM
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