1. AlfLup's Avatar
    My mom is a librarian and wants a blackberry. She's not a techy, but wants a phone she can email, text, play stupid games on, and, most importantly, read nook/amazon books on. She's on AT&T.

    Thoughts on what model that won't scare her the most?
    12-19-10 01:07 PM
  2. K Bear's Avatar
    I'd say get her the 9100.
    12-19-10 01:10 PM
  3. SCrid2000's Avatar
    9100 for reading?
    If she plans to do lots of kindle reading, she'll probably want an iphone or a android, maybe a torch. I read quite a bit on my 9650, but I'm young with good eyes my dad hates trying to read on his BB. So if ebooks is the most important feature, get her something with a big screen.
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    12-19-10 02:27 PM
  4. K Bear's Avatar
    The OP stated that he wanted to buy a device that wouldn't scare her. The only 2 viable options on AT&T would be the 9100 or 9300. I say 9100 because of its set up.
    12-19-10 02:36 PM
  5. Spiral_ouT's Avatar
    I agree with Scrid. If reading books from the device is important, I'd go with an iPhone. They have huge screens, the OS is super simple to learn, plus there's loads of silly games.

    If she's set on a Blackberry, I'd go with the Torch. Has a decently large screen + OS6 out of the box. It's not that intimidating of a device either.
    Last edited by Spiral_ouT; 12-19-10 at 03:26 PM.
    12-19-10 03:17 PM
  6. sedalia066's Avatar
    Torch is my recommendation. I am no longer young but at least the Barnes/Noble reader allows larger fonts which are fine. OS6 and the combination of touch and keyboard make for one very fine BB experience.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-19-10 03:39 PM
  7. blueyestm's Avatar
    definitely not the 9100, screens way to small, 9300 okay or 9700/9780
    12-19-10 03:41 PM
  8. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    As much as I like the 9100 I have to agree with SCrid and the rest who suggest the
    Torch 9800. If she plans on using the device as an eReader any BlackBerry other
    than the Torch 9800 is going under serve her in a big way.
    12-19-10 04:04 PM
  9. hondateg91's Avatar
    It sounds like your best bet would be to go with an (hate to say it) iphone since the screen is bigger and the resolution makes everything so much easier to read. The app store support for e-books is pretty huge and I think the Torch might be an option for her as well.
    12-19-10 05:37 PM
  10. SCrid2000's Avatar
    Lol, this thread proves BB users aren't (as much of) fanbois (as some other phone users)
    12-19-10 05:46 PM
  11. moiselles's Avatar
    Torch 9800, its simple to use and the large screen will make it easy for her to read on her device.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-19-10 07:16 PM