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  1. mjordan5's Avatar
    Check out local craigslist and ebay you can find a mint or good condition 99xx for right around 350 US
    03-16-12 11:53 AM
  2. kevindd992002's Avatar
    I'm more keen on buying a brand new unit since I'm from the Philippines and it will further be shipped here.
    03-16-12 11:59 AM
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    I'm always amazed at the cost of these smartphones unsubsidized. I got my Bold 9650 (non-camera model) for $80.00 with contract renewal. But that was at Best Buy Mobile, and I saw later online that the price had gone back up. Maybe it was a mistake on their end to begin with it. Still, someone on here reported 9650's are going for $271.00.
    03-16-12 12:01 PM
  4. karaya1's Avatar
    I think several posters in this thread are not reading the requirements set forth by the OP. He wants a NEW BB, unlocked and shipped for 350. The choice is pretty simple if you just read what he needs. It's either a 9360 or 9780. I would recommend the new os 7 curve as the higher end devices are simply NOT in his budget. Let's stop confusing the op and actually help him.
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    03-16-12 02:02 PM
  5. kevindd992002's Avatar
    I think several posters in this thread are not reading the requirements set forth by the OP. He wants a NEW BB, unlocked and shipped for 350. The choice is pretty simple if you just read what he needs. It's either a 9360 or 9780. I would recommend the new os 7 curve as the higher end devices are simply NOT in his budget. Let's stop confusing the op and actually help him.
    Thank you for that. I was asked on the necessary information about "what I like" but I was amazed that it seems that the suggestions given here don't agree with the information I gave
    03-16-12 08:48 PM
  6. AndrePrev's Avatar
    Bold 99xx by far
    03-16-12 09:22 PM
  7. byul's Avatar
    I would go for the 99XX or the 9790. Be Bold for a fruit.
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    03-16-12 09:32 PM
  8. LeSteven's Avatar
    Thank you for that. I was asked on the necessary information about "what I like" but I was amazed that it seems that the suggestions given here don't agree with the information I gave
    I'm not sure how much the Curve goes for but I am 100% sure that it is within your budget. Here in Canada, the Curve 9360 new goes for about 300-350$ (CAD). Therefore it's well within your budget and is a superior phone compared to the 9780.
    03-17-12 07:42 AM
  9. kevindd992002's Avatar
    I'm not sure how much the Curve goes for but I am 100% sure that it is within your budget. Here in Canada, the Curve 9360 new goes for about 300-350$ (CAD). Therefore it's well within your budget and is a superior phone compared to the 9780.
    Does it have the OS 7? And is it better than the 9380?
    03-17-12 07:56 AM
  10. kevindd992002's Avatar
    How different is the OS7 compared to the OS6 anyway?
    03-19-12 09:44 AM
  11. BoldPreza's Avatar
    9360 does have OS 7. 9380 is basically the touchscreen version of the Curve so it has a bigger screen, NFC chip and a couple of little extras but not significantly better. For your uses the Curve 9360 is the best choice as it will easily be within your budget brand new.

    As for difference between OS7 and OS 6, its mainly in performance. The setup is pretty much the same but the speed at which things happen is much better. The browser in particular is a huge leap forward, at least on my phone.
    03-19-12 11:09 AM
  12. kevindd992002's Avatar
    9360 does have OS 7. 9380 is basically the touchscreen version of the Curve so it has a bigger screen, NFC chip and a couple of little extras but not significantly better. For your uses the Curve 9360 is the best choice as it will easily be within your budget brand new.

    As for difference between OS7 and OS 6, its mainly in performance. The setup is pretty much the same but the speed at which things happen is much better. The browser in particular is a huge leap forward, at least on my phone.
    Ok thanks. Comparing the Bold 9790 to the Curve 9360, is the bold the better choice if my budget permits it? What do you say about the Torch 9810?
    03-19-12 12:08 PM
  13. Vertjoules's Avatar
    Ok thanks. Comparing the Bold 9790 to the Curve 9360, is the bold the better choice if my budget permits it? What do you say about the Torch 9810?
    I had the 9360 but it was faulty, ended up getting the 9790. I'm happy with my choice. The touchscreen is a nice touch and more internal memory. There are some other differences that I can't remember. I would say the Bold is better than the Curve but I think the Curve would be sufficient if your budget didn't permit.
    03-19-12 01:29 PM
  14. kevindd992002's Avatar
    How does the Torch 9810 compare to the Bold 9790? Which is better?

    Thanks.
    03-22-12 01:30 PM
  15. cevag's Avatar
    They are both good choice, if you want a bit more screen landscape the 9810 is really awesome and feels good while holding with one hand at 1.2 ghz you can't go wrong, its a bit heavier and thicker than the 9790 which is also very good, smaller screen nice little keyboard 1.0 ghz would also be a good choice.

    What do you really want? I think at this point its all about the screen size.
    03-22-12 05:37 PM
  16. BoldPreza's Avatar
    Only you can decide between those two, but both are pretty equal in terms of capability. I stay away from the 9810 because I find it way too clunky. But that is just me. Plus its a compromise phone and I didn't feel the need to compromise so I went with the 9860.
    03-22-12 11:30 PM
  17. kevindd992002's Avatar
    When you say clunky, what do you exactly mean? What do you mean by compromise as well?
    03-23-12 09:15 AM
  18. BoldPreza's Avatar
    I say clunky because most new Blackberries are very thin but because its a slider and has two parts the Torch is physically very thick.

    By compromise I mean with a full touch phone like my 9860, I have a big screen. Any all touch device now, you have a really big screen actually. With something like a Curve or the Bold's you have a great keyboard. The Torch tries to compromise on both ends so it has a full screen but its kind of small by most market standards. It has a physical keyboard but it feels crowded to type on.

    Its trying its best to cover two markets. It is up to you to decide if that works for you though, it didn't for me.
    03-23-12 10:02 AM
  19. kevindd992002's Avatar
    I'm trying to buy a used Bold 9900 and the seller indicates in his posts these:

    BIS ready
    BBM ready
    PIN released

    What do you mean by BIS ready and PIN released?

    Thanks.
    03-24-12 09:24 AM
  20. TroyPoseidon'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?
    Check out Anarchy Mobile - Anarchy Mobile

    Traded in my 9780 and upgraded to a 9900.

    They have unlocked 9900 for $400 and they will also buy your old phones and credit it towards your purchase. Everything is unlocked. I bought from them a few times already, so far so good.
    03-24-12 09:57 AM
  21. kevindd992002's Avatar
    Thanks for the info.

    By the way, is it possible to reverse the process of unlocking a once-locked phone? The used 9900 that I'm targeting was bought from Globe Telecom (one of our carriers in our country) but was already unlocked by the seller. That means the warranty is void from Globe (10 months remaining warranty). So is it possible to lock it again?
    03-24-12 10:33 AM
  22. cevag's Avatar
    I believe that once the phone is unlocked that's it, no going back.
    03-24-12 03:32 PM
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