1. jinxednuance's Avatar
    I recently migrated from 9700 to 9780. To be honest it was not the experience that I expected. I know I should have known better since we all know what major improvements have been made. I thought to post my fndings thus far:

    The good:
    1. Memory: the fact that you can install enough applications is great. Running OS6 on 9700 would limit the amount of apps, but on this machine, I never have to look at my memory bar.

    2. Camera: the 5 megapixel camera is awesome. you may not notice much difference on the phone itself when you look at a picture, but once transfered on to bigger screen, you realize how cleaner it is.

    The bad:

    1. Slow: I cannot tell the difference between the 9700 and the 9780 in terms of speed. They're both sluggish and not up to par

    2. OS6 bugs: OS6 still has a few bugs and needs some tweaks.

    Bottom line: if I was able to reverse what I've done and stay on the 9700 waiting for the Dakota, I would have done it.
    If you can live without a 5megapixel camera and the fact that you don't need all that memory, then you can definitely hold on to getting the 9780.
    01-19-11 10:58 AM
  2. Fubaz's Avatar
    That's what I'm holding out for... The 'Dakota' or another newer device.

    Have you tried using BB Boss and shrinking the crap out of the stock os6 install?

    I've done that on my 9700 and it runs so much better!

    Search the forums for the BB Boss thread and check it out!

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    01-19-11 11:08 AM
  3. jinxednuance's Avatar
    Thanks for the input, will def do that.
    01-19-11 11:35 AM
  4. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    The two things I'm not following you on is:

    A) Memory - they both have the same amount of memory so the amount available for apps and such should be a moot point.

    B) OS 6 - This surprises me as the 9780 was designed around OS 6 whereas the 9700 got it as an "afterthought". I'd have thought the "bugs" would have been worked out.

    Thanks for sharing your impressions.

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    01-19-11 11:49 AM
  5. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Thanks for the input, will def do that.
    Definitely take Fubaz advice. Shrinking the OS is a standard procedure for me and it makes a world of difference.

    If you need any help with it I'd be happy to help.

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    01-19-11 11:51 AM
  6. topherpaquette's Avatar
    ^^^
    Doesn't the 9780 have 512mb of memory vs the 9700 and 256mb?
    01-19-11 11:51 AM
  7. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    ^^^
    Doesn't the 9780 have 512mb of memory vs the 9700 and 256mb?
    Yeah, you're right. The devices are starting to bleed together in my head.

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    01-19-11 12:04 PM
  8. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    Yeah, you're right. The devices are starting to bleed together in my head.

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    you're getting old
    01-19-11 01:52 PM
  9. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    you're getting old
    Getting? That ship has sailed but the only thing worse than
    getting old is NOT getting old
    01-19-11 01:55 PM
  10. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    Getting? That ship has sailed
    touche!

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    01-19-11 01:56 PM
  11. regulardude's Avatar
    That's what I did.

    I am waiting for my 9700 bought from ebay and save the money (about 120 bucks) from buying it instead of the 9780..

    Can't wait for the Dakota!
    01-19-11 10:05 PM
  12. radimus's Avatar
    I must admit that I haven't seen enough improvement between the 9700 and 9780 to warrant switching. It's not as significant an upgrade like the 8700 to the 9000 was. The improvement between the 9000 and 9700 wasn't that great either, but I went for the 9700 to get away from the 9000's trackball.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-19-11 10:50 PM
  13. Evan_O's Avatar
    Sorry you aren't pleased with your devices new features. The good side is once the Dakota drops, you could sell the 9780 for a nice chunk of change torward it. Then you'd have a new (and awesome) device and still be working on that upgrade.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-20-11 01:29 AM
  14. Jake Storm's Avatar
    A lot of people really like the 9700.
    The 9780 isn't drastically different, just more of a good thing.
    01-20-11 01:35 AM
  15. rayzian's Avatar
    At least with the 9780 you can enjoy os6 without having to worry about mem leaks, tiny loading clocks and daily battery pulls..

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    01-20-11 05:12 AM
  16. Fana05's Avatar
    yeah application storage has literally quadrupled.. my phone has been on for 3 consecutive days and i still have 259.8 MB of free space. Whereas, on the 9700, I'd be hanging by a string of a couple of megs at the end of the day. Still, I only upgraded to the 9780 because I had sold my 9700 prior to a short intermezzo with an HTC Desire HD and I wanted to switch back to Blackberry.. If you're willing to put up with an occasional battery pull, sit tight with the 9700 and wait for better things to come.
    01-20-11 05:34 AM
  17. jinxednuance's Avatar
    At least with the 9780 you can enjoy os6 without having to worry about mem leaks, tiny loading clocks and daily battery pulls..

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I totally agree. Os6 on 9700 was a pain! But now, much much better.
    01-20-11 10:42 AM
  18. tanvirul's Avatar
    anyone buying any new bb's are wasting their money, the dakota specs blow every other bb out of the water....
    02-08-11 06:10 PM
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