1. rrivers1's Avatar
    I am getting new phone service provided by my employer, and I need to order a new BB phone:

    My options are:
    AT&T
    Bold 9000,Bold 9700,Curve 8310,Curve 8520,Curve 8900

    Any suggestions, since I am a Blackberry newbie???

    thanks
    rrivers1
    05-03-10 11:48 AM
  2. joker256's Avatar
    depends on wut ur gonna be using it for. but every reply ur gonna get is more than likly gonna say bold 9700. imo its top of the line right now gl
    05-03-10 11:56 AM
  3. Pi Guy 3.14's Avatar
    1st choice) 9700
    2nd choice) 9700
    3rd choice) 9700

    05-03-10 11:58 AM
  4. afropoika's Avatar


    Case closed.
    05-03-10 12:09 PM
  5. rrivers1's Avatar
    Looks Like the 9700 as you said..

    Will be using as an everyday business phone, teathered to corporate email (unlimited).
    Thats about the extent of the business side.

    Other features would be great as well...
    05-03-10 12:43 PM
  6. mciriello's Avatar
    Yep, if they're paying you have no reason not to go with the 9700. I would have done the same but went with the Tour so I'd have a CDMA phone and a GSM phone (my personal one).
    05-03-10 12:51 PM
  7. Bonnie Bonzai's Avatar
    Just one more opinion about the Bold 9700 - keyboard is a bit tight. (keys are very close together as compared to the Bold, or even the curve)
    05-03-10 12:54 PM
  8. F0nage's Avatar
    If you don't need 3G go with the 8900, it rules. If you do need 3G, it's been said in this thread at least once, 9700
    05-03-10 01:40 PM
  9. cdicesare2002's Avatar
    9700 is by far the best phone on th list. 9000 is my favorite personally because of the feel of it. I use the 9700 and I love it.
    05-03-10 01:45 PM
  10. sdmcwilliams's Avatar
    If you don't need 3G go with the 8900, it rules. If you do need 3G, it's been said in this thread at least once, 9700
    Why wouldn't someone need 3G? There is no reason not to have the fastest connection possible, especially if someone else is paying for it.
    Last edited by sdmcwilliams; 05-03-10 at 02:10 PM.
    05-03-10 02:01 PM
  11. cdicesare2002's Avatar
    Why wouldn't someone need 3G? There is no reason not to have the fastest connection possible.
    I agree why wouldn't someone get 3g even if they don't "need it." Its an added bonus, and helps for the occasional none corporate fun. If you have access to a 3g phone take it! You don't wanna be left in the dust.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-03-10 02:19 PM
  12. rrivers1's Avatar
    Thanks for the input, you guys are great! I ordered the 9700, wish me luck!

    Ron
    05-03-10 08:28 PM
  13. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    I see the point F0nage is making. I will say this, the 9700 battery life is stellar even with 3G and you can turn it off if the circumstance requires.
    05-03-10 08:32 PM
  14. californiablackberry's Avatar
    First: Bold 9700
    Second: Curve 8900
    Third: Curve 8520
    05-03-10 09:38 PM
  15. F0nage's Avatar
    Why wouldn't someone need 3G? There is no reason not to have the fastest connection possible, especially if someone else is paying for it.
    Because not everybody lives in a place where there is 3G coverage. For myself, I didn't need it because I already have a 3G phone. I needed the WiFi more and the 8900 costs a lot less than a 9700. And BTW WiFi is the fastest connection possible, it's about 20 times the speed of 3G
    05-04-10 06:55 AM
  16. sdmcwilliams's Avatar
    Because not everybody lives in a place where there is 3G coverage. For myself, I didn't need it because I already have a 3G phone. I needed the WiFi more and the 8900 costs a lot less than a 9700. And BTW WiFi is the fastest connection possible, it's about 20 times the speed of 3G
    I guess I am spoiled because I have 3G all of the time. I came from a 2G/EDGE blackberry. I did not surf the web at all on it because it was so slow! I use Wifi while at home, too. It is faster than 3G but more like 2 times, not 20.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-04-10 07:08 AM
  17. afropoika's Avatar
    Bold 9700 for the very reason that it has stellar battery life. Don't require/need 3G? No problem, turn it off and you get INSANE EXTREME SUPER battery life

    I don't use 3G myself, even though there is coverage (reason being that GPRS data is much cheaper here), but I would personally choose the Bold 9700 over the Curve 8900 or all the other options mentioned here.
    05-04-10 12:57 PM
  18. Username5300's Avatar
    I am going to say the 8520 NOT!! the 9700 is the way to go.
    05-04-10 01:01 PM
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