02-29-12 08:05 AM
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  1. husainpatan's Avatar
    Hello everyone.
    I m planning to upgrade from my BB8520 and nokia N97mini and have corner two models: 9810 and 9900.

    9900: I personally like candybar phones but Unfortunately when I had an handon expi of 9900 I was very disappointed. Built quality is crap.

    9810: felt this mobile for the first time this morning. Ws very impressive. Slider is very smooth and isn't too loose or tight.

    M very confused. Pls suggest which one I should go for.
    PS: consider me neutral.
    02-27-12 03:55 AM
  2. inicophone's Avatar
    I am very surprised you found the 9900 to have poor build quality. In my opinion, it exceeds the 9810.

    If you need browsing over messaging, then I'd go for the 9810. However, if you are going to be typing more than browsing the web, then go for the 9900.
    sleepngbear likes this.
    02-27-12 05:33 AM
  3. ALToronto's Avatar
    With a slider, more things can go wrong. I keep my 9810 in my coat pocket, and I've started vacuuming the pocket regularly to keep the dust to a minimum. It gets into the slider and the phone call quality plummets.
    02-27-12 08:30 AM
  4. randall2580's Avatar
    I have the 9810 and love it. I have read a lot of complaints about the battery life with the 9900 - I can tell you I get 2 days and a little more from my 9810 with moderate use. I like the bigger screen as well. The 9810 keyboard is a little cramped compared to the 9900, but I found myself used to it very quickly.
    02-27-12 08:40 AM
  5. sleepngbear's Avatar
    I am very surprised you found the 9900 to have poor build quality. In my opinion, it exceeds the 9810.

    If you need browsing over messaging, then I'd go for the 9810. However, if you are going to be typing more than browsing the web, then go for the 9900.
    This.

    Can't really gage build quality by demo models ... they usually get abused pretty bad.

    I have a 9810 (in a box) and a 9900 that I'm currently using. Build quality on both is great. Nothing at all wrong with the 9810, but I find the keyboard on the 9900 to be infinitely better. I prefer the 9900 for exactly the reasons NicoBerry suggested. But there are some people who prefer the slider. Figure out what you think you'll be doing most, then if you can, go try them both and see which one feels better for what you'll be doing with it.
    02-27-12 08:50 AM
  6. TgeekB's Avatar
    People want to make out that the keyboard on the 9900 is far superior to anything else. May be but I have zero problems using my 9810 keyboard. As previous poster said, try both and choose whichever best suits your needs.
    02-27-12 08:53 AM
  7. anthogag's Avatar
    How will you use the phone.

    If MORE than 50% of your time is spent texting, writing emails, etc. the 9900 is probably the phone you want.

    The 9810 is a 50/50 phone. I think it's a better media device (Ex. music, camera,videos)

    The 9900 has NFC. The 9810 doesn't

    The 9810 has a better camera for close-up shots
    02-27-12 09:13 AM
  8. byul's Avatar
    I'm not keen on the sliding mechanism though, since i use my phone so so much.
    By sliding it whole the time in and out, i'm not sure about that, well i have bad experiences.
    With old sliders phones though (Not BlackBerry).
    But the 9810 looks quite sexy, but the 9900 is much more convient for me.
    Like the majority has inputted their pro's and con's. It's also your own decision to make.
    02-27-12 09:24 AM
  9. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    Hello everyone.
    I m planning to upgrade from my BB8520 and nokia N97mini and have corner two models: 9810 and 9900.

    9900: I personally like candybar phones but Unfortunately when I had an handon expi of 9900 I was very disappointed. Built quality is crap.

    9810: felt this mobile for the first time this morning. Ws very impressive. Slider is very smooth and isn't too loose or tight.

    M very confused. Pls suggest which one I should go for.
    PS: consider me neutral.

    You can't go wrong either way, as someone who has used both form factors extensively, I prefer the 9900, but build quality issues have been seen from device to device, my Black Bold 9900 had a better build quality than my white Bold 9900, the trackpad has more squeak on my White one. and the pad is recessed more.

    I think you need to pick up both again and look at both.
    the Keyboard on the 9900 is better, but the camera on the 9810 is better,
    the battery life on the 9810 is better as well, but the 9900 is lighter and better balanced.
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    02-27-12 09:27 AM
  10. robsteve's Avatar
    I have a 9810 (in a box) and a 9900 that I'm currently using. Build quality on both is great. Nothing at all wrong with the 9810, but I find the keyboard on the 9900 to be infinitely better. I prefer the 9900 for exactly the reasons NicoBerry suggested. But there are some people who prefer the slider. Figure out what you think you'll be doing most, then if you can, go try them both and see which one feels better for what you'll be doing with it.
    I am in the same situation, same reasons, 9810 in Box, 9900 in the holster on my belt.

    Another negative of the 9810 if you do not use a holster is the design does not allow for functional cases or skins. There is very little for the top case to attach to the screen. The top case clips can cause wear with the mechanism that senses whether the keyboard is open or not. When this breaks, you cannot bring up the touch screen keyboard, as it thinks the physical keyboard is open. I had a 9800 repaired for this fault and tossed the case after that.
    Last edited by robsteve; 02-27-12 at 09:34 AM.
    02-27-12 09:32 AM
  11. mmcpher's Avatar
    Good comments above. I've also used both 9810 and 9900 models and was happy with both. If you have a playbook, I might give the edge to the 9900 because the keyboard is just so much better than any other that it is terrific to use to input text to the Playbook.
    02-27-12 09:46 AM
  12. husainpatan's Avatar
    Thank u all very much.
    I was again assessing both the models again.
    Verdict: 9810 looks sexy but the slider doesn't give confidence to a guy like me who loves to constantly fiddle with the device. I am a hardcore internet worm. U all might not believe but I reset my 8520 almost atleast 15 times daily as I keep on experimenting with themes and apps so the new cellphone has to expected the same from me hence the slider doesn't give the confidence.

    9900 --- though I feel its built quality is not up to the mark for it being one of the flagship models from RIM --- is my gene fav as I love candy bar and qwerty phones and would prefer them.
    To be more specific about the "built quality" issue: unlike 8520 9900's trackpad and screen hap a nano gap between them and the demo device's, which I put my hands on, gap had widened and had even tilted unevenly. So I suspect the same thing to happen with mine too.

    People pls just reply with "9900" or "9810" in ur posts. Because I already have seen and analized both the devices I don't wanna get confused again by more in depth pros and cons.

    Winner phone will be the one which gets most votes out of the first 10 replies.
    Does I need to...ehem, bribe u to vote for 9900? ;-p
    02-27-12 10:08 AM
  13. sleepngbear's Avatar
    Winner phone will be the one which gets most votes out of the first 10 replies.
    Does I need to...ehem, bribe u to vote for 9900? ;-p
    9900.

    10char
    02-27-12 10:55 AM
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    02-27-12 11:11 AM
  15. guzprom's Avatar
    9900
    Best
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    02-27-12 11:21 AM
  16. Alex_Hong's Avatar
    Thank u all very much.
    I was again assessing both the models again.
    Verdict: 9810 looks sexy but the slider doesn't give confidence to a guy like me who loves to constantly fiddle with the device. I am a hardcore internet worm. U all might not believe but I reset my 8520 almost atleast 15 times daily as I keep on experimenting with themes and apps so the new cellphone has to expected the same from me hence the slider doesn't give the confidence.

    9900 --- though I feel its built quality is not up to the mark for it being one of the flagship models from RIM --- is my gene fav as I love candy bar and qwerty phones and would prefer them.
    To be more specific about the "built quality" issue: unlike 8520 9900's trackpad and screen hap a nano gap between them and the demo device's, which I put my hands on, gap had widened and had even tilted unevenly. So I suspect the same thing to happen with mine too.

    People pls just reply with "9900" or "9810" in ur posts. Because I already have seen and analized both the devices I don't wanna get confused again by more in depth pros and cons.

    Winner phone will be the one which gets most votes out of the first 10 replies.
    Does I need to...ehem, bribe u to vote for 9900? ;-p
    it really depends on how the device is used IMO. my 9900 has no gaps between the trackpad and screen, where as my sister's 9810 has a noticeable gap where you can see the backlight come through a little. The 9900 trackpad area as far as i can work out is held by adhesive. I once applied invisible shield from SGP on my trackpad area but disliked it, when i pull it out, the trackpad area was lifted up slightly. I think the 9810 is the same, which explains the slight shift in that particular area.
    02-27-12 12:02 PM
  17. husainpatan's Avatar
    So far 9900 in lead.
    Score: 2-1

    Com'on
    02-27-12 12:12 PM
  18. fernandez21's Avatar
    9810, best of both worlds.
    02-27-12 12:34 PM
  19. olblueyez's Avatar
    To me the question should be 9900 or 9860?

    The 9810 taint one or the other. It has a lesser keypad than the 9900 and a less desirable screen than the 9860. Its like that piece of skin between your,,...
    02-27-12 12:46 PM
  20. husainpatan's Avatar
    To me the question should be 9900 or 9860?

    The 9810 taint one or the other. It has a lesser keypad than the 9900 and a less desirable screen than the 9860. Its like that piece of skin between your,,...
    Perhaps a precious vote wud have been more helpful.
    Anyways THANX [noticed the caps?its full of sarcasm].
    02-27-12 01:09 PM
  21. fernandez21's Avatar
    To me the question should be 9900 or 9860?

    The 9810 taint one or the other. It has a lesser keypad than the 9900 and a less desirable screen than the 9860. Its like that piece of skin between your,,...
    Oorrrrr, it has a better keyboard than the 9860 AND a bigger screen than the 9900.
    02-27-12 02:39 PM
  22. olblueyez's Avatar
    Oorrrrr, it has a better keyboard than the 9860 AND a bigger screen than the 9900.
    Try the keypad when viewing in landscape. Something the 9900 and 9860 both do better than the 9810. Truth is when people surf with the 9810 they turn the phone sideways so they can utilize the screen properly and the physical keypad becomes useless. Why flip-flop between physical and virtual keypads when the 9900 has a better physical keypad and the 9860 has a bigger screen? The 9810 just combines the worst traits of the other two, not the best. Smaller screen like the 9900 and lack of a decent physical keypad like the 9860. Its stupid.
    02-27-12 06:15 PM
  23. TgeekB's Avatar
    Try the keypad when viewing in landscape. Something the 9900 and 9860 both do better than the 9810. Truth is when people surf with the 9810 they turn the phone sideways so they can utilize the screen properly and the physical keypad becomes useless. Why flip-flop between physical and virtual keypads when the 9900 has a better physical keypad and the 9860 has a bigger screen? The 9810 just combines the worst traits of the other two, not the best. Smaller screen like the 9900 and lack of a decent physical keypad like the 9860. Its stupid.
    So you have followed around everyone with a 9810 and know how they surf the net with it? Interesting, but may be flawed. I seldom do that so I can surf and use the keyboard without a problem. It's great to have choice and with the 9810 I have a variety of ways to use it depending on the situation. People should use what is best for them and ignore people who attempt to say one device is better than the other for everyone.
    tsells likes this.
    02-27-12 06:34 PM
  24. Ben1232's Avatar
    OP get both and return the one you don't prefer within the returning period.

    That way you will know first hand over a period of time the pro's & con's for 'you' !
    02-27-12 07:39 PM
  25. papped's Avatar
    If you prioritize the keyboard get the 9900, the keyboard is definitely better. Other than that, get the 9810. Screen is nicer to use and the camera is better. Getting a good case on the 9810 is difficult though...
    02-27-12 07:46 PM
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