1. aghoward02's Avatar
    I am going to upgrade my Tour with the OS 2.0 release for the Playbook and wanted opinions from others. The price difference is my main driver with the bb10 phones coming out later this year. I can get the Torch for $50 or the Bold for $150. I am going to get it from Bestbuy so i can use the buy back plan to upgrade to the bb10 phone later in the year.
    02-05-12 10:05 PM
  2. Lead_Express's Avatar
    Both of them are great phones. I chose the keyboard over the screen size but it was a tough decision.
    02-05-12 10:10 PM
  3. 80sweens's Avatar
    whats the buy back plan? i have an upgrade later on in like april, i was probably gonna grab the 9900, but i also wanted to maybe wait for the bbx phones, so maybe that would work for me too
    02-06-12 12:25 AM
  4. berryheadsoon's Avatar
    I am going to upgrade my Tour with the OS 2.0 release for the Playbook and wanted opinions from others. The price difference is my main driver with the bb10 phones coming out later this year. I can get the Torch for $50 or the Bold for $150. I am going to get it from Bestbuy so i can use the buy back plan to upgrade to the bb10 phone later in the year.
    i have the no-keyboard Touch. Love it although the on screen keyboard takes some getting used to. Works great with my PB.
    02-06-12 12:37 AM
  5. jamesharmeling's Avatar
    I just recently got a 9930 after using the 9850 for two months. I absolutely love the Torch's large screen......but I just couldn't type efficiently. Been using the Bold for about a week now and believe it is absolutely the best phone I've ever owned.
    02-06-12 05:41 AM
  6. JasW's Avatar
    Unless the $100 makes a huge difference, go with the 9930 so you can have a physical keyboard to pair with the PB on OS 2.0. Pairing a 9850 to use its virtual keyboard is obviously pointless.
    02-06-12 06:08 AM
  7. matt62's Avatar
    I have a Torch 9850 and it pairs up with the PB very nicely. I use the connection mostly to access the Internet via my phone's connection when I don't have a wifi connection. If you aren't going to keep it very long before you upgrade, maybe the screen size and all touch vs. physical keyboard don't matter as much now. However, I have used both and have found the Torch virtual keyboard to be easy to use once I got used to it, especially in landscape mode.
    02-06-12 08:29 AM
  8. robtanz's Avatar
    9930 for sure. The benefits of the screen size of the 9850 are negated by the PlayBook.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    02-06-12 08:39 AM
  9. louzer's Avatar
    If camera and screensize are important to you, then go Torch 9850. If keyboard and NFC are important to you, then go Bold 9930. If camera, keyboard are important to you, you'll have to wait to see if a 9790 variant comes to Sprint. If battery life is important to you, you might have to change your charging habits.
    02-06-12 11:56 AM
  10. Chrysalis1156's Avatar
    If camera and screensize are important to you, then go Torch 9850. If keyboard and NFC are important to you, then go Bold 9930. If camera, keyboard are important to you, you'll have to wait to see if a 9790 variant comes to Sprint. If battery life is important to you, you might have to change your charging habits.
    Lol! Good points but I couldn't help laughing at the "charging habits" comment. Too true!
    02-06-12 12:24 PM
  11. aghoward02's Avatar
    whats the buy back plan? i have an upgrade later on in like april, i was probably gonna grab the 9900, but i also wanted to maybe wait for the bbx phones, so maybe that would work for me too
    There buyback plan uses the full purchase price of the phone and depreciates over two years. So essentially if you wait the 2 years you get approximately $200 back toward a new phone purchase. if you do it 6 to 9 mths, you will get back about $300 to $350 toward new phone. So if prices stay close to the same about $200 or $250 out of pocket for a non contract phone
    02-06-12 08:10 PM
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