1. VeryBumpy's Avatar
    Love my aged Virgin Mobile BB 8350 but it needs replacement as a side button is broken and headphone jack no longer works properly.

    I can't afford the major carrier fees so a no contract phone is a must.

    I'm down between a VM Samsung Galaxy III or Straight Talk BB 9130.

    BB has much better email but (VERY ANNOYING) it often truncates.
    Samsung has much better hands free work ability in car via Google Now and S Voice.
    Samsung has outstanding navigation ability.
    BB has much better text manipulation.
    BB has much better efficiency due to shortcuts.
    BB has much better calendar.
    Samsung is tons faster and tons better camera/hardware.
    Samsung has much better app availability.
    Samsung reads better but doesn't fit in pocket easily.

    I just can't decide what phone does work best?
    12-24-13 07:28 AM
  2. CrackberryQ's Avatar
    As a work tool best is Q10 hands down.

    Ur concerns bout speed and cam, are actually no longer an issue with new blackberries. Infact bb10 is faster, has less lag, and less "tilts" than S3 and S4, my wife is on samsung.

    For voice commands u should try sayit it's amazing and par with samsungs, as for navigations, it's ok.

    Apps are no longer an issue, most available native on blackberry and if not you can download from android market, I hope ur aware that BlackBerry is now compatible with most apk files in android markets.

    Good luck and hope u choose the phone that suits ur needs best!

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    12-24-13 07:46 AM
  3. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Love my aged Virgin Mobile BB 8350 but it needs replacement as a side button is broken and headphone jack no longer works properly.

    I can't afford the major carrier fees so a no contract phone is a must.

    I'm down between a VM Samsung Galaxy III or Straight Talk BB 9130.

    BB has much better email but (VERY ANNOYING) it often truncates.
    Samsung has much better hands free work ability in car via Google Now and S Voice.
    Samsung has outstanding navigation ability.
    BB has much better text manipulation.
    BB has much better efficiency due to shortcuts.
    BB has much better calendar.
    Samsung is tons faster and tons better camera/hardware.
    Samsung has much better app availability.
    Samsung reads better but doesn't fit in pocket easily.

    I just can't decide what phone does work best?
    1 no longer applies
    2, 3, 4, personal preferences
    5 some shortcuts gone on new platform
    6 BB wins
    7 check out Z30
    8 Samsung wins
    9 personal preference
    12-24-13 07:46 AM
  4. ronfc's Avatar
    Z30 is great for business too. Longer battery life, less dropped calls.
    12-24-13 07:48 AM
  5. VeryBumpy's Avatar
    So there are places that offer the Z30 or Q10 for cheap no contract? In USA btw.
    12-24-13 07:54 AM
  6. frielfanatic's Avatar
    Guys, he is between a 9130 and an s3. I would play with the s3 and see if you can live with the keyboard. If you can go s3

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    12-24-13 07:54 AM
  7. qbnkelt's Avatar
    So there are places that offer the Z30 or Q10 for cheap no contract? In USA btw.
    For cheap, not for a while. It's a brand new phone.

    http://www.amazon.com/BlackBerry-Z30...bUvbUpU9754620

    oh I just saw Matt's comment regarding Virgin....
    12-24-13 07:57 AM
  8. howarmat's Avatar
    none of the new BBs work on virgin. Are you up to other prepad carriers?
    12-24-13 07:58 AM
  9. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    If you are not married to Virgin Mobile and cannot afford to go the direction of a BB10 device there is Boost Mobile. They currently have the Curve 9310 listed on their site for $80 new and $53 certified pre-owned (refurbished). A pretty good deal on a very solid device in my opinion. In fact I were in the market I'd be all over one of these bad boys.

    BlackBerry Curve 9310 Phone Specs | Boost Mobile

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    12-24-13 09:57 AM
  10. Bsbudd's Avatar
    I can't really comment on the BB 9130.

    If you are really looking for an Android I would recommend going with one of the Google Nexus lines.
    All the features you have listed for the Samsung are available on the nexus. Even the older Nexus 4 is a very nice phone with Android 4.4. and you just can't beat the price. Updates will come directly from Google over the air.
    12-24-13 10:12 AM
  11. BoldPreza's Avatar
    Given the budget I would say from BlackBerry the Z10 is a good choice for you. If the sale is still on that is. Main advantages being the keyboard and hub management straight out of the box.

    However android definitely gives it a run for its money with app support.

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    12-24-13 01:07 PM
  12. seanr2478's Avatar
    People clearly aren't reading the post... he is between the 9130 and the S3. S3 wins this hands down!

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    12-24-13 01:18 PM
  13. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    If you are not married to Virgin Mobile and cannot afford to go the direction of a BB10 device there is Boost Mobile. They currently have the Curve 9310 listed on their site for $80 new and $53 certified pre-owned (refurbished). A pretty good deal on a very solid device in my opinion. In fact I were in the market I'd be all over one of these bad boys.

    BlackBerry Curve 9310 Phone Specs | Boost Mobile

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    If you're limited to no contracts, look into Boost in your area. Mileage may vary depending on geographic location though. I can state with confidence that in Colorado, Boost Mobile is probably the best no contact option with a wider variety of device choices.

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    12-24-13 01:18 PM

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