1. dpperk29#AC's Avatar
    So I just got a job for a major defense contractor, and cannot have a camera phone on site.

    I own a blackberry bold, so there is a but of a problem here.

    I am thinking of grabbing either an 8700 or 8800 off ebay or something to use at work/during the week.

    Other than the obvious trackwheel/trackball differences, are there any major reasons to choose one over the other?
    05-21-09 06:48 PM
  2. branden3112's Avatar
    8700 is more durable with the trackwheel that won't get super grimy like the trackball, the 8700 is bigger than the 8800, the 8700 has the chicklet keyboard instead of the Bold style keyboard. Hope that helps...

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    05-21-09 10:19 PM
  3. southjersey786's Avatar
    I would get the 8800
    05-21-09 11:30 PM
  4. Jvaf's Avatar
    8800 all the way... classic business phone and Sturdy.. And it looks better than the b8700

    OH and you can use your micro SD card in the phone for music/work documents
    05-21-09 11:46 PM
  5. CatAlex's Avatar
    8800 easy. On aesthetics alone.

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    05-21-09 11:51 PM
  6. savioAMG's Avatar
    I'm going to disagree with the other posters. I'd get the 8700. I personally love the 8700 series models and miss my old one. The keyboard on that thing was awesome.

    P.S. you're going to keep your Bold right?
    05-21-09 11:53 PM
  7. dpperk29#AC's Avatar

    P.S. you're going to keep your Bold right?
    you're joking right?

    I wouldn't get rid of my bold in a million years. well, maybe I will next year when my upgrade comes up, but until then we'll have to wait and see.

    Sounds like I should probably go with the 8800, though the 8700 is tempting.
    05-22-09 01:55 PM