12-26-11 02:19 PM
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  1. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    a blackberry style..... please explain to me why you would purchase this device...
    i personally thought that North America was past flip phones....

    People who buy phones for fashion are over flipphones

    There are not many flip smartphones which caused much of the decline in the form factor

    I can have a flip phone on the beach/boat closed with a rubber gasket around it (a 7mm elastic band works as well) and the entire device is protected from getting sand / water inside the device without the added bulk of a big case

    Flip phones don't get scratched up screens thrown in a backpack, they don't pocket dial, and they can open on a curvature for better ear and mouth placement for actual talking.

    I would buy a new style to replace my old one and move carriers costs me $5.25 more per month to keep my style than it would if I could move it to a GSM network like my 9900 is on, but it is worth $5.25 per month to have the style.
    12-24-11 08:58 AM
  2. Powdah's Avatar
    Am eligible for upgrade. Have played with the new os. Am not not impressed. Will most likely moved to the Nexus.
    12-24-11 09:39 AM
  3. Alex_Hong's Avatar
    Yes. i upgraded from 9000 to 9900 last month. just last week i bough a 9810 for my sister. I would still do the same today. The bold 9900 suits my needs, and that's it. Other platforms might have more apps but no point if i have no use for them.

    same for BB10. Next year is still quite some time away, and the only BB10 i would consider is one with a form factor like the bold with physical keyboard, and that would probably take even longer.
    12-24-11 10:36 AM
  4. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    People who buy phones for fashion are over flipphones

    There are not many flip smartphones which caused much of the decline in the form factor

    I can have a flip phone on the beach/boat closed with a rubber gasket around it (a 7mm elastic band works as well) and the entire device is protected from getting sand / water inside the device without the added bulk of a big case

    Flip phones don't get scratched up screens thrown in a backpack, they don't pocket dial, and they can open on a curvature for better ear and mouth placement for actual talking.

    I would buy a new style to replace my old one and move carriers costs me $5.25 more per month to keep my style than it would if I could move it to a GSM network like my 9900 is on, but it is worth $5.25 per month to have the style.
    And best of all, you can hang up in anger lol, SNAP!
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    12-24-11 10:59 AM
  5. justincase1911's Avatar
    I jumped carriers and upgraded from the 9700 to the 9930 about 2 or 3 weeks ago. The 9930 and os7 are fantastic. Sayin "SEE YA" to AT&T was even better.

    ...And yes, I plan to get a BB10 phone when it is released.
    QNX Phone + QNX Playbook = JOY
    12-24-11 11:26 AM
  6. CanadianThomas's Avatar
    i just bought a 9810 so i say yes. its too long to wait for BB10 phones and OS7 is great. not to mention better data speeds make bridge much better. much better.

    go used, i found my almost brand new 9810 for cheap and unlocked it for the big price f 0.99 canadian, lol. cant go wrong.
    12-24-11 11:31 AM
  7. SpaceLump's Avatar
    Yes, a few weeks ago got two 9850 and now I'm rocking 7.1.
    12-24-11 11:47 AM
  8. hoovermac's Avatar
    Well - I jumped to the 9800 from my 8330 in March of this year, so I don't think I will be making another upgrade soon. But I got my son to switch from an Android phone to a Torch 9810, and a friend to upgrade an old Samsung flip phone to a 9380. They both love BB7 - my son says he should have gotten a BB instead of the Milestone when he upgraded before, but at least they are both in the fold now . I have played with both phones and I am really impressed with BB7. I guess I could have waited a little longer to upgrade myself, but them's the breaks. Must admit, I do like my 9800. I have a hybrid OS installed over the carrier's stock OS, and its performance is quite impressive!
    12-24-11 11:53 AM
  9. kemj's Avatar
    Yes. In fact, my mom is in the AT&T store right now to buy the Bold 9900 for me as an xmas present. Ah, and I have the 9800 already. I'm SO excited!!!! :dies:
    12-24-11 12:24 PM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    YES, I would and will buy one in April when my contract upgrade is available. I've been thinking about buying one out right and not waiting, but I'm trying to let all the "kinks" get out of the Bold 9930.
    12-24-11 12:53 PM
  11. melb_me's Avatar
    Have a 9900 and Playbook rockin' on OS2 and just freekin' love it. It's all working perfectly. I got into this gadget thing with a FREE Ipad2, then thought a wonder what that Playbook is like. Got a playbook and the wife stole it from me and put Mahjong on it and I haven't seen that one since, she has literally put weeks on it. I have installed OS2 on it for her and she loves it even more. Soooo I had to get another Playbook for me. I just sent the Ipad2 to my daughter because we sure aren't using it..........

    Oh, yes got a 9900 in September knowing the QNX phones were not too far off at the time....zero regrets and I would do it again right now as well.

    Merry Christmas to all.
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    12-24-11 02:12 PM
  12. enb123's Avatar
    The Playbook was like a Gateway drug. Picked up one up during the firesale, ditched the Android I just couldn't get into (it was nice - dual core, hard keyboard and all that - but just not for me), and am impatiently awaiting the arrival of my 9930 next week!
    12-24-11 03:20 PM
  13. SC457's Avatar
    Yes, 9900 is my ideal phone that will hopefully just get better and better with OS updates.

    Might get a 9790 if it comes to AT&T to replace the 9700 m using ona 2nd line as a work phone. OS7 is awesome!
    12-24-11 03:30 PM
  14. Usernameforbidden's Avatar
    Yep.....I did 2 weeks ago when I got my 9850. Not a fan of apple and I've had android phones for the last 2 years. I've been wanting a playbook for a while now and I knew the torch would suit me better than a tiny keypad like the bold. I do, however, miss swype.....
    12-24-11 08:10 PM
  15. wgr0104's Avatar
    Yes I would.

    My torch 9800 broke so I bought a Samsung focus to use till my upgrade is available. Well that didn't last long so I'm using my old 9000 till I can buy a os7 bb. Wish my upgrade was already available.
    12-24-11 11:14 PM
  16. bbmme's Avatar
    YES!!!
    knowing the BB10 won't be coming until late 2012
    9900 would be perfect until then
    12-25-11 02:25 AM
  17. Xterra2's Avatar
    Yes I would actually I already did - am a 9900 user
    I can't wait for the bb10 phones to be out
    12-25-11 03:27 AM
  18. vhorst's Avatar
    Yes sir! Just got my Bold 9900 last week! Its AWESOME!
    12-25-11 04:27 AM
  19. ichat's Avatar
    Yep! Got one today. My sexy 9860.

    P.S. I was missing the gifts under the tree

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-25-11 05:10 AM
  20. Pilchard's Avatar
    Sure. I love my 9900 and it will do me just fine for the next two years until my contract runs out. By then we will all know if BB10 is as good as we hope it is going to be.
    12-25-11 06:13 AM
  21. anon(4099613)'s Avatar
    My upgrade is actually in a few weeks which is a good thing because I am stuck between the 9810 and 9860. I'm thinking 9810 because I already have the 9800 + some accessories (case). I can definitely use the 9800 as a back up (battery). It's convenient.

    But, I think, maybe, I want something different.
    Then again, I think, is 0.5" of screen worth losing the keyboard?
    Then again, if the on screen keyboard is good, will I miss the physical keyboard?
    Then again, maybe, I'm bored with Blackberry!!

    So I did my research. If I jump ship, I'll go Android but I was never impressed. I was almost sold on WP7 until I read about the non-expandable yet 'sometimey' upgradeable/changeable memory - deal breaker. iPhone is just a heavy-handed NO!

    But, if I jump ship, I'll lose BBM and it all starts over again. It's a vicious loop LOL.
    12-25-11 07:34 AM
  22. Chrisy's Avatar
    Nope. I'm still using BBOS6 until the bricking issue is resolved. Hopefully battery life can be improved too.
    12-25-11 07:35 AM
  23. eve6er69's Avatar
    In a heartbeat off of craigslist, I wouldn't extend my contract for it though, they bb10 is going to be an expensive phone on contract so ill reap the benefits of it when it drops.


    Sent from my BlackBerry 9650 using Tapatalk
    12-25-11 07:49 AM
  24. eve6er69's Avatar
    Nope. I'm still using BBOS6 until the bricking issue is resolved. Hopefully battery life can be improved too.

    I'm still on bbos5. Lol. Running like a dream on my 9650 still.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9650 using Tapatalk
    12-25-11 07:49 AM
  25. CrackBerry Kevin's Avatar
    Definitely would.
    12-25-11 07:52 AM
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