1. Merc1973's Avatar
    I'm an 8330m user here that has worked great for the past 2 years.

    Should I get a new one or just keep using this workhorse? If i were to get one which would be my best bet for Sprint?
    07-30-10 04:27 PM
  2. robkurzd's Avatar
    I'd say the 9650 Bold. I had the 8330 and Palm Pre before and this is a solid phone.

    The 9650 is the only current phone upgradeable to OS6 so far and is the best offering from Sprint. Sprint should be getting a clamshell device soon and will run OS6 but from what I've seen on forums and personal opinion, nobody really wants a clamshell BlackBerry

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-30-10 04:47 PM
  3. Pi Guy 3.14's Avatar
    Definitely the 9650... Their really aren't too many choices to begin with but the 9650 should be relatively new for a while. 512 MB of memory and definitely upgradeable to OS 6.0.
    07-30-10 04:53 PM
  4. dasDestruktion's Avatar
    9650 for sure. x3 so its decided then?
    07-30-10 04:55 PM
  5. michikade's Avatar
    9650 - definitely.

    I upgraded from the 8330m as well - a solid, excellent phone. The 9650 is a definite upgrade, 512mb ram and flash memory, better camera, wifi, worldphone capabilities, OS6 compatible.
    07-30-10 04:57 PM
  6. Merc1973's Avatar
    9650 for sure. x3 so its decided then?
    haha, you're probably right!

    Not sure If I will go through sprint or if there are cheaper NIB ones on ebay?
    07-30-10 05:24 PM
  7. dasDestruktion's Avatar
    haha, you're probably right!
    Not sure If I will go through sprint or if there are cheaper NIB ones on ebay?
    Go through Sprint. If you purchase off the marketplace here or even worse Ebay, you won't qualify for the 1-year hardware warranty (basically if anything breaks hardware-wise and its not because you smashed it over someones head you get a free replacement device sent to you...) You haven't upgraded your device in almost 2 years! You will get a good deal on the 9650 for sure if you re-up your contract anyways!
    07-30-10 05:41 PM
  8. SwsFoe's Avatar
    I'm in for the 9650 as well.
    07-30-10 05:46 PM
  9. Raistlin1's Avatar
    I have been holding off getting the Bold on Sprint because I really want the slider, but I doubt they will be getting it any time soon.
    07-31-10 11:54 AM
  10. TheIgster's Avatar
    The 9650 is the only current phone upgradeable to OS6 so far
    Most likely shouldn't tell people things like this unless you know for a fact and NO ONE knows for a fact yet.
    07-31-10 12:14 PM
  11. ross778's Avatar
    +1 on the upgrade issue, only RIM knows for sure. 9650 rocks, go to best buy, no rebate to deal with.
    07-31-10 02:13 PM
  12. jetman1287's Avatar
    RIMM is a different company from the days of the 8330. Play around with everything out there, including the Evo, and make sure you're ready for another two year commitment.

    If so, I'd recommend the Bold.
    07-31-10 02:21 PM
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