1. tml928's Avatar
    Greetings all. I have had it with my iPhone and finally switching to BlackBerry. I'm looking at the Tour9630 and the Bold9700. As far as I have heard the only real diff is the trackball/pad and the wifi with the 9700. I have a $200 credit with Bell so price isn't an issue.

    Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.
    11-07-09 07:43 PM
  2. Bagums's Avatar
    Size is also a difference as the 9700 is smaller as well as the battery door on the 9700 seems a lot better built compared to the tour and the 9700 has a faster processor. I myself have a tour and really enjoy it, not having wifi isn't a big deal for me as verizon coverage in my area is outstanding. I would say wait a few weeks to see what kind of problems the 9700 has, then go to the store and try both out to see which one you like the feel of more.

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    11-07-09 08:12 PM
  3. elvin1983's Avatar
    What kind of network does Bell run, is it GSM or CDMA??
    11-07-09 11:01 PM
  4. Artemis68's Avatar
    Yes, I would def wait until the 9700 is out so then you can accurately compare both models. It would stink if you were to make a hasty judgment that you'd regret later.

    I think it comes down to personal preference when it comes to size, pad/ball, etc. Make sure to play with WORKING models of both phones to get a real feel.
    11-07-09 11:51 PM
  5. sharky2006's Avatar
    Bell runs CDMA with an HSPA overlay... and I have a 9700 and would recommend it to ANYONE.
    11-08-09 12:19 AM
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