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  1. joshwithachance's Avatar
    how can RIM even consider the 9700 a "bold" blackberry anyway? if anything, it's an upgraded curve/tour...

    I hope the dakota/magnum comes out soon, like this summer because I'm getting the iPad and leaving my iPhone & want to come back to berryland when that happens and I only like the 9000's form factor, but the device itself is too underpowered after having the 9700 and iPhone 3GS. so yah(:

    anyone else feel the 9700 shouldn't be called the "bold" ?
    Last edited by joshwithachance; 02-16-10 at 11:23 AM.
    02-16-10 11:17 AM
  2. afropoika's Avatar
    Amen, I agree 100%.
    02-16-10 11:19 AM
  3. elvin1983's Avatar
    I also agree, and it would be cool to see a true Bold successor with the same general size and form factor as the 9000, and then release one on a CDMA carrier as well!
    02-16-10 11:34 AM
  4. Reed McLay's Avatar
    High resolution 480x360 pixel color display

    35 key backlit QWERTY keyboard

    802.11b/g enabled

    3G (HSDPA) compatible

    4.30 ounces / 122 grams (including battery)

    ...
    That pretty well defines the Bold.

    The trackpad and increased memory make it future ready, what more are you looking for?
    02-16-10 11:44 AM
  5. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    The 9700 is perfectly named.
    02-16-10 11:44 AM
  6. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    Hate to disagree with my slinky friend, but it's a Curve 3. Great device, but the form factor is lacking in surface area, along with the screen.



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    02-16-10 11:55 AM
  7. Tim_UK's Avatar
    I too cannot wait for a larger device, I love the 9000, and the 9700 is great, it just doesn't feel the same in my hands.

    For that reason I'm holding off upgrading for now until this fabled big berry arrives, I'd love more memory, a trackpad, better camera etc, but without thumb cramp, pleeeaaase?!?

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    02-16-10 11:55 AM
  8. mjbesen310's Avatar
    That pretty well defines the Bold.

    The trackpad and increased memory make it future ready, what more are you looking for?
    x2.... the 9700 IS the new Bold. if you want a big clunky phone again, just stick with the 9000
    02-16-10 11:58 AM
  9. Tim_UK's Avatar
    x2.... the 9700 IS the new Bold. if you want a big clunky phone again, just stick with the 9000
    How on earth is the bold "big and clunky?" it's not like it doesn't fit in a pocket.

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    02-16-10 12:03 PM
  10. mjbesen310's Avatar
    How on earth is the bold "big and clunky?" it's not like it doesn't fit in a pocket.

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    I'm talking about the 9000, not the 9700. The 9000 is big and clunky, which is why it was redesigned
    02-16-10 12:08 PM
  11. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    How on earth is the bold "big and clunky?"
    Face it, the 9000 is a Sumo wrestler in a room full of supermodels
    02-16-10 12:10 PM
  12. exelant's Avatar
    I read these posts and wonder what the OP's point really is...
    02-16-10 12:14 PM
  13. syb0rg's Avatar
    Face it, the 9000 is a Sumo wrestler in a room full of supermodels
    Well said.

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    02-16-10 12:19 PM
  14. syb0rg's Avatar
    I read these posts and wonder what the OP's point really is...


    the world may never know.
    02-16-10 12:22 PM
  15. Reed McLay's Avatar
    vs

    The Sumo weighs half an ounce more.
    02-16-10 12:34 PM
  16. ksison's Avatar
    loved my 9000, but the 9700 looks/feels sleeker.

    i too thought the 9700 was too small initially, but i got used to it.
    02-16-10 12:43 PM
  17. Tim_UK's Avatar
    I'm talking about the 9000, not the 9700. The 9000 is big and clunky, which is why it was redesigned
    The 9000 is bigger than the 9700, but it's far from what I'd call too big, or "big and clunky"

    It's in the same ballpark as the iphone/83** size wise, it's hardly like carrying a small car around with you all day, I'm sure we'll see another larger device so there muse be demand for it.


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    Last edited by Tim_UK; 02-16-10 at 01:02 PM.
    02-16-10 12:59 PM
  18. coolguy78240's Avatar
    i also agree, and it would be cool to see a true bold successor with the same general size and form factor as the 9000, and then release one on a cdma carrier as well!
    uh correct me if im wrong isnt that what the tour and tour 2 is?
    02-16-10 01:08 PM
  19. Reed McLay's Avatar
    uh correct me if im wrong isnt that what the tour and tour 2 is?
    Similar spec for the CDMA carriers and whole new product line to compete in the something for everybody race.
    02-16-10 01:39 PM
  20. Pure1rish's Avatar
    I agree.

    I don't know how many times I have to say it but it is true. The consumer's that come into our stores are STILL into the 9000.

    There are many reasons & yes we sell the 9700, but we still have some blackberry users SEEKING OUT the 9000.

    I still have my 9000 and tried the 9700 for a week. I prefer the 9000. Many reasons that are always mentioned but It needs to be recognized that there are plenty of people still buying the 9000 and plenty more who are waiting for the exact phone the op is refereing to.

    To be honest, I have never had a phone this long and love my original bold. But a change is in the air. I hope RIM has something ready to go, or alot of people like me will be looking elsewhere.

    Keep in mind, I'm a former Unlocked Phone guy, Had an I Phone, have tried Windows Mobile and know and have used the Droid Model.

    The Bold 9000 smokes them all...STILL.

    But sooner or later, I will find a new device & I hope it is a Blackberry, who knows.
    02-16-10 02:00 PM
  21. StAiChiLLiN's Avatar
    its probably coming with the release of the new web browser.
    speaking about the dakota or magnum.
    02-16-10 02:08 PM
  22. joshwithachance's Avatar
    its probably coming with the release of the new web browser.
    speaking about the dakota or magnum.
    i hope thats around summer time. heck, I might just buy a used 9000 to hold myself off once I get the iPad.
    02-16-10 05:38 PM
  23. snowindec9's Avatar
    1 leaked pic is all i need to start my craving senses.
    02-16-10 11:28 PM
  24. LuvMyBB's Avatar
    Perfect "Bold" for me:
    • Basic 9000 size and weight (I like it)
    • 8 GB *useable* internal memory
    • Faster processor (maybe)
    • WebKit or other better browser
    • Trackpad
    • Hybrid (touchscreen and fixed keyboard combined)
    • Better camera w/autofocus (though not a huge deal for me)
    • BIS with OTA sync of contacts/calendar and remote security admin
    02-17-10 01:05 AM
  25. LuvMyBB's Avatar
    I agree.

    I don't know how many times I have to say it but it is true. The consumer's that come into our stores are STILL into the 9000.

    There are many reasons & yes we sell the 9700, but we still have some blackberry users SEEKING OUT the 9000.

    I still have my 9000 and tried the 9700 for a week. I prefer the 9000. Many reasons that are always mentioned but It needs to be recognized that there are plenty of people still buying the 9000 and plenty more who are waiting for the exact phone the op is refereing to.

    To be honest, I have never had a phone this long and love my original bold. But a change is in the air. I hope RIM has something ready to go, or alot of people like me will be looking elsewhere.
    ...
    The Bold 9000 smokes them all...STILL.

    But sooner or later, I will find a new device & I hope it is a Blackberry, who knows.
    You took the words right out of my mouth. Seriously.
    02-17-10 01:06 AM
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