03-14-10 01:02 AM
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  1. Yevon's Avatar
    I've checked through a few of the "Buying a new BB" Threads along with "Best BB ever" Threads and the majority of folks rave about the 9700...a few go for the 8900. Before I make a decision between those two (Or any other recommended for that matter) Here is what I use my Blackberry for and my situation.

    Calls and Music and some Wifi.

    That's about it. I live in a third world country without any major carriers so I'm not on any plan or contract or package. I don't think we've started to use 3G as yet so that's a bust. I just want a phone with decent memory that doesn't freeze after I add songs/Pictures to it or on a whim like my current 8320 does.

    So with that said, recommend a decent phone with me that I can get, locked, that isn't tied down by a mobile contract or whatever you sign in order to get a phone by a provider.

    Cheers.
    02-11-10 02:13 AM
  2. thymaster's Avatar
    Well if you don't have 3G go for 8520 with dedicated media buttons, 256 MB of app memory and it's affordable.
    02-11-10 02:29 AM
  3. bluz's Avatar
    Well if you don't have 3G go for 8520 with dedicated media buttons, 256 MB of app memory and it's affordable.
    i would go with it.
    02-11-10 04:16 AM
  4. sedalia066's Avatar
    +2 for the 8520 in your state of affairs. In the US and lots of other places I'd go for the 9700.

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    02-11-10 06:58 AM
  5. bluz's Avatar
    +2 for the 8520 in your state of affairs. In the US and lots of other places I'd go for the 9700.

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    completely agree. no point in spending a premium for the 9700 when the 8520 can serve all your purposes.
    02-11-10 09:01 AM
  6. Yevon's Avatar
    Duly noted. I will check out the 8520.

    But I will be going away to Uni in America if all goes well next year.....so I might consider a 9700 then.

    In the opinion of you lot, what makes it so flash compared to the others? What do you like so much about it?

    Cheers once more.
    02-11-10 09:10 AM
  7. blkbryluva's Avatar
    completely agree. no point in spending a premium for the 9700 when the 8520 can serve all your purposes.
    I also agree. For what you need 8520
    02-11-10 10:58 AM
  8. diegonei's Avatar
    Where exactly do you live, if you don't mind me asking?
    02-11-10 11:24 AM
  9. Yevon's Avatar
    I live in the Caribbean.
    British Virgin Islands.
    On a small Island called Tortola.
    It's right next to Puerto Rico.
    02-11-10 01:29 PM
  10. txt4nk's Avatar
    i started with an 8300, went to an 8520, then to a 8900, picked up a storm a couple months ago and hated it, and i am now back with my favorite of them all, the 8900. It's been the best one I've had yet.
    02-11-10 07:23 PM
  11. andi08's Avatar
    8900-solid, reliable, easy-looks great. Wifi good. Lack of 3g not a problem. Where I live no 3g. No problems

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    02-12-10 03:15 AM
  12. TheManicHispanic's Avatar
    If you're coming to the US, then the 9700 would be the best bet. I came from the 8320 and 8900 on T-Mobile. I got the 9700 when it launched and have not been let down one bit.
    02-12-10 08:44 AM
  13. xraytid's Avatar
    8520 is made for low blackberry use with emphasis on media. My girlfriend has one since I dragged her into team blackberry and its not a bad phone just isn't feature filled like the high end 9630 or 9700

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-12-10 09:06 AM
  14. Crackb3rry420's Avatar
    Luke wilson thinks you shoulld get the 9700...LOL
    02-13-10 10:56 AM
  15. Yevon's Avatar
    I got to mess around with a 8520 a few days ago. They seem nice enough. I'll definately go for the 9700 when I'm based in America for studies.

    Cheers.
    02-22-10 01:28 AM
  16. Quan118's Avatar
    What about the Sony walkman phones I am sure they are more suited to you needs probably cheaper too. Blackberry is a regular phone without a data plan.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-22-10 01:42 AM
  17. Olivia_Mathor's Avatar
    Hi Guys what you think about Storm 2, what is its best buying price?
    02-22-10 01:49 AM
  18. Emu the Foo's Avatar
    9700 ftw! It does everything you need it to and everything you don't too

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    02-22-10 01:58 AM
  19. Yevon's Avatar
    What about the Sony walkman phones I am sure they are more suited to you needs probably cheaper too. Blackberry is a regular phone without a data plan.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I was never interested in celluar phones at any point in time in my life until I got my very own Curve 8320 as a gift from a cousin and fell in love with it. I'm spoiled rotten man. Plus money isn't an issue. And ontop of that I walk around with a 120gb zune in my pocket for all my music purposes.

    I think my younger bro has a sony walkman phone, or an ericson. I'll stick with Blackberry.
    02-25-10 06:19 PM
  20. txt4nk's Avatar
    Hi Guys what you think about Storm 2, what is its best buying price?
    I quickly came to hate the storm 1 & 2.. the touch screen is horrible.. and thats all she wrote hahaha
    02-25-10 07:30 PM
  21. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Hi Guys what you think about Storm 2, what is its best buying price?
    I just got an S2 a week ago and love it...I was concerned at first but this thing is better than I thought it would be...get yourself one!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-25-10 09:47 PM
  22. ekim2010's Avatar
    Definitely a 9700, feels much more solid than the 8520/8530.
    02-25-10 10:26 PM
  23. Yevon's Avatar
    I quickly came to hate the storm 1 & 2.. the touch screen is horrible.. and thats all she wrote hahaha
    Did you hate it because you hate touchscreen phones in general Or because you didn't like ther response of the touchscreen on the storm?

    I used the Storm 1 for a bit and got my Uncle's storm 2 for a week.

    While I'm not too much a fan of touchscreen **** because I hate to see them get scratched/cracked/marred in my pockets or when they eventually fall...but the Storm 2 handled quite well.

    The screen seemed as if it was moving in whenever I touched it which made me wonder a bit, and it took some getting used to since I was using the Curve's operating system all the time...but beyond that..I was kewl.

    Wouldln't buy one because of the price and the fact that I'm not a fan of Touchscreen stuff...but it was cool enough.
    03-13-10 11:17 AM
  24. pokerpro's Avatar
    again i reiterate the 8520
    03-13-10 12:21 PM
  25. christopherp's Avatar
    Bold 9000...best BBerry ever made...period.
    03-13-10 08:00 PM
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