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  1. kevindd992002's Avatar
    I'm planning to buy a blackberry phone but I don't know anything about this brand. What would be the best bang-for-the-buck bb phone available in the market right now?

    Thanks.
    03-14-12 05:22 PM
  2. anthogag's Avatar
    You need to give this forum more information.

    Do you want to get the phone with a carrier

    Do you want to get a used BB

    All the new OS7 phones are very good. The features vary. What do you want
    03-14-12 05:36 PM
  3. berry4life99's Avatar
    In addition to that, what do you need as far as interface? Touch Screen? Keyboard? Trackball? Trackpad? Bar style? Slider? Full touch?

    These are important questions to answer, as it narrows down the different models and swings you towards something that is an easy transition from what you were using.
    03-14-12 08:49 PM
  4. kittencounter's Avatar
    You have to tell how much of "buck" you have to "bang". Easy to decide once you set your max. budget for a phone.
    03-14-12 08:53 PM
  5. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I say if you want the full experience of a BlackBerry phone....go with the 99xx series and be done with it
    03-14-12 08:56 PM
  6. kevindd992002's Avatar
    I want an unlocked BB and brand new. I have a budget around 350-400USD.

    I prefer a BB with a mechanical full qwerty keyboard. A touch screen interface would only be a plus. A slide phone can also be considered but are the BB torch phones positively reviewed?

    99xx series would be the most expensive ones, right?
    03-15-12 05:01 AM
  7. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I want an unlocked BB and brand new. I have a budget around 350-400USD.

    I prefer a BB with a mechanical full qwerty keyboard. A touch screen interface would only be a plus. A slide phone can also be considered but are the BB torch phones positively reviewed?

    99xx series would be the most expensive ones, right?
    Amazon has the Verizon 9930 for 59.99 with new contract. Unlock 99xx go for about $500
    03-15-12 06:14 AM
  8. alnamvet68's Avatar
    I want an unlocked BB and brand new. I have a budget around 350-400USD.

    I prefer a BB with a mechanical full qwerty keyboard. A touch screen interface would only be a plus. A slide phone can also be considered but are the BB torch phones positively reviewed?

    99xx series would be the most expensive ones, right?
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    Anyway, brand new BlackBerry Bold, 9650 GSM unlocked quad band for $271.99.
    03-15-12 06:32 AM
  9. karaya1's Avatar
    The new Curve 9360 is the best bang for the buck without question if you want a "new" phone.

    I bought a 9900 in excellent condition for $350, but i normally buy used devices.

    The new curve smokes the old 9700/9780 in terms of performance and has OS 7.
    If you only want to spend 200-250, you can find new 9780's in that range now.
    I still love my 9700, great device, but OS 7 is a significant step in some ways and worth it.

    I'd say go with the curve.
    LeSteven likes this.
    03-15-12 06:56 AM
  10. anthogag's Avatar
    Go with a new Bold or Torch phone running OS7 (7.1).

    They operate smoothly with no lag and have excellent screens.
    03-15-12 07:41 AM
  11. stackberry369's Avatar
    But ships in 1-2 weeks on amazon?
    03-15-12 07:52 AM
  12. peargood's Avatar
    Be Bold!

    Sent from my BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps using Tapatalk
    03-15-12 08:39 AM
  13. kevindd992002's Avatar
    Thanks for your suggestions.

    So it's between Bold and Curve, what are their main differences anyway?

    Can others agree that the new 9360 smokes the old Bold 9780?
    03-15-12 09:57 AM
  14. BoldPreza's Avatar
    Of the two if you want a new phone on the cheap the Curve is the best route. Its more capable than the old Bolds, but because it is so "basic" it should also be very reliable.

    I actually continue to recommend it because it does everything my old Bold did but also the form factor is a bit better as its ver slim.
    03-15-12 12:55 PM
  15. ichat's Avatar
    The bold 9790 has a nice touch interface with keyboard and trackpad. Try that
    03-15-12 12:59 PM
  16. karaya1's Avatar
    I may of bought a 9790 over the 9900 if Tmo USA had it. Although I am skeptical about the lack of charging contacts. I've had them on every BB I've ever had, and the idea of charging through the USB port for potentially 2 years frightens me, perhaps unjustafiably. I know there are docks for both the 9790 and new curve that probably do a good job keeping the port from getting damaged.

    To the OP. You can compare the specs of the 9360 to the old 9780, you have a better processor, better OS, same RAM, and the small gpu that helps take strain of the CPU when browsing. Its a pretty nice form factor too. I'd get one if I didn't pick up a used bold 9900. I've had outstanding luck with the curve series. My 8320 and 8900 are still functioning perfect and the 8900 is still in use by a family member. 3 years and never an issue.
    03-15-12 01:16 PM
  17. ichat's Avatar
    Wow. The curve doesn't have luck. It has the blackberry power
    03-15-12 01:32 PM
  18. LeSteven's Avatar
    I'd recommend the 9360. The only real difference between the Curve 9360 and the Bold 9900 are the specs (internally) and the feel and keyboard. My opinion is that you are getting the same experience in the Curve for a lot cheaper. I'd get the Curve if you are on a budget. The real difference in processor really won't show in everyday tasks. The camera's are the same and even though the hardware's feel isn't as amazing as the Bold, it still does a great job of being a BlackBerry. So my advice is if you are on a budget, the 9360 will be fine, if you have the extra dough then the 9900 would be nice!
    03-16-12 12:05 AM
  19. mjordan5's Avatar
    You could buy a used 99XX for right around your budget and if you look around you could find one in near mint condition. So I would say that would be your best bet is going that route or maybe look at the 98XX series to.
    03-16-12 12:26 AM
  20. bbmme's Avatar
    I bought a brand new 9790 off craigslist for 340 cdn. Pretty much a smaller version 9900, but the 9900 is better eh
    03-16-12 12:45 AM
  21. kevindd992002's Avatar
    How much does an unlocked 9360 go for?
    03-16-12 10:04 AM
  22. lifediscourse's Avatar
    Get the Blackberry Bold 9900- OS7.1, full qwerty. Works well. Get the spare battery and charger- the best charger is the J series- comes with extra battery and charger bundle from crackberry store. Great for heavy users!

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    03-16-12 10:27 AM
  23. kevindd992002's Avatar
    Get the Blackberry Bold 9900- OS7.1, full qwerty. Works well. Get the spare battery and charger- the best charger is the J series- comes with extra battery and charger bundle from crackberry store. Great for heavy users!

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    But this is not within my budget, right?
    03-16-12 10:34 AM
  24. newcollector's Avatar
    The 9810 provides everything...full qwerty, large touchscreen, all the power of the Bold 99XX for a smaller price. It's a great phone and should be in your price range. Don't Be Bold, instead Light the Torch!
    03-16-12 10:41 AM
  25. kevindd992002's Avatar
    Mixed suggestions here, getting more confused
    03-16-12 10:51 AM
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