1. fitted230's Avatar
    I have the option of these 2 phones so, I wanted to know witch one is better?
    I mean 9000
    Last edited by fitted230; 11-19-10 at 04:29 PM.
    11-19-10 04:18 PM
  2. syb0rg's Avatar
    I have the option of these 2 phones so, I wanted to know witch one is better?
    I mean 9000
    Those are two completely different phones. Personally the 8530 would be my choice. The 9000 is big and chunky. The 8530 is smaller, sleeker and the no worries with the track pad.
    11-19-10 04:37 PM
  3. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    The screen and keyboard on the 9000 are awesome. I've never been too fond of the 8530s we've deployed. Also, no camera flash.

    The size too me isn't that much different. It also feels much more solid than the 8530s. The trackpad would be cool but my ball has had no issues. The biggest downside is half the memory on the 9000, but with Shrink-a-OS and the .771 OS, it's not been an issue.
    11-19-10 04:51 PM
  4. fitted230's Avatar
    Can either get even some sort of os 6?
    11-19-10 04:58 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Can either get even some sort of os 6?
    The 9000 will never get OS 6. It lacks sufficient memory. The 9000 barely has enough memory to run OS 5. Shrinking is necessary to run OS 5 on a 9000.
    11-19-10 05:02 PM
  6. fitted230's Avatar
    What about the curve 8530?
    11-19-10 05:05 PM
  7. TechMajesty's Avatar
    No, the blackberry 8530 is not capable of running OS 6. But other than the OS I'd recommend using the Blackberry 9000. It's a really nice phone and has a lot of nice features!
    11-19-10 10:27 PM
  8. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    You should also keep in mind that the Bold 9000 is a GSM device and the 8530 is
    a CDMA device. They use different networks.

    Personally I'd go with the 8530 as it has more memory and is not the size of
    a brick.
    11-19-10 10:46 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    You should also keep in mind that the Bold 9000 is a GSM device and the 8530 is
    a CDMA device. They use different networks.

    Personally I'd go with the 8530 as it has more memory and is not the size of
    a brick.
    Choosing GSM or CDMA also matters if you travel internationally. CDMA is almost non-existent outside of North America. (a few Asian carriers use it, but none in Europe). A GSM device can be unlocked and used on international carriers if you get a SIM card from the overseas carrier. CDMA devices will not work at all in most countries outside North America.

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
    11-19-10 11:35 PM
  10. Evan_O's Avatar
    8530 just cause of memory and trackpad even though they keys ans build of the 9000 seems a it better. Why are you limited to these 2 devices?
    11-20-10 03:10 AM
  11. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    Choosing GSM or CDMA also matters if you travel internationally. CDMA is almost non-existent outside of North America. (a few Asian carriers use it, but none in Europe). A GSM device can be unlocked and used on international carriers if you get a SIM card from the overseas carrier. CDMA devices will not work at all in most countries outside North America.

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
    CDMA is used throughout Central and South Americas as well.
    11-20-10 04:21 AM
  12. fitted230's Avatar
    8530 just cause of memory and trackpad even though they keys ans build of the 9000 seems a it better. Why are you limited to these 2 devices?
    Because I know some who is selling these 2 phones brand new.
    11-20-10 08:25 AM
  13. reubenn's Avatar
    I would go with curve personally. Battery life is longer, more memory so therefore it is faster. Curve has better zoom on the camera but the 9000 has flash. Curve has dedicated media keys. Both have GPS and wi-fi. 8530 has a trackpad and believe me I appreciate the trackpad way over the ball. I would get the curve but if you want a bigger keyboard and screen then the 9000 could be in your future. My friend who has the bold loves the screen and size, but she hates how slow it is and the constant battery pulls. I had the 8520 not the 8530, and they are very similar. My thoughts were that the no flash on the camera was no good but you have to sacrifice something on either devices. I wish you good luck choosing your new BlackBerry.
    11-20-10 09:35 AM
  14. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    I have the option of these 2 phones so, I wanted to know witch one is better?
    I mean 9000
    This highly depends on where you go,

    Seeing as you are Canadian the 8530 will be on Telus's CDMA network, which shared with Bell Geographically covers the largest area in Canada, the 9000 is on the New HSPA network, which population wise covers 98% of Canadians,


    Personally I went from my 8330 to the 9300 which is essentially the same as the 8530, where most of my co workers went with the 8530, NONE of us like our new phones compared to the 8330's the build quality of the 8330 is much better.

    I wouldn't upgrade for the sake up upgrading, unless their is a feature you are looking for specifically, neither of your choices are that significant enough of an upgrade to justify the cost of a new contract.
    11-20-10 11:50 AM
  15. fitted230's Avatar
    This highly depends on where you go,

    Seeing as you are Canadian the 8530 will be on Telus's CDMA network, which shared with Bell Geographically covers the largest area in Canada, the 9000 is on the New HSPA network, which population wise covers 98% of Canadians,


    Personally I went from my 8330 to the 9300 which is essentially the same as the 8530, where most of my co workers went with the 8530, NONE of us like our new phones compared to the 8330's the build quality of the 8330 is much better.

    I wouldn't upgrade for the sake up upgrading, unless their is a feature you are looking for specifically, neither of your choices are that significant enough of an upgrade to justify the cost of a new contract.

    I have 8330, and its the slowest I ever had, and the part were you put the USB fell out some how, so I have to upgrade.
    11-20-10 12:26 PM
  16. vaahtera's Avatar
    Bold 9000. I've owned a 8520 (The GSM version of the 8530) and it's a child's toy compared to the Bold 9000.

    The main reasons why I prefer the 9000 are better looks, quality of keypad, speed, better screen resolution and 3G enabled.
    11-20-10 12:46 PM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Bold 9000. I've owned a 8520 (The GSM version of the 8530) and it's a child's toy compared to the Bold 9000.

    The main reasons why I prefer the 9000 are better looks, quality of keypad, speed, better screen resolution and 3G enabled.
    The 8530 (CDMA version) is a 3G device.

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
    11-20-10 12:47 PM
  18. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    I have 8330, and its the slowest I ever had, and the part were you put the USB fell out some how, so I have to upgrade.
    Check out the coverage maps, of both the CDMA and the GSM networks compared to where you spend your time before making your choice,

    neither phone you are picking are currently top of line, both are end of life phones, Bell has actually already discontinued the 8530 so I suspect telus will be next.
    11-20-10 12:49 PM
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