1. MSingh93's Avatar
    Hello from me to all you bb owners on here.
    I have just registered with crackberry as Im hoping to get my first bb around the new year so i need all the help i can get.

    I need help in selecting a bb device.
    I am on a tight budget and the bb i want to get is either a curve 9300 3g or a bold 9780
    Out of those devices, which would you recommend. I had it in my mind to get the 3g but after seeing the bold 9780 crackberry vids, i am sort of thinking of getting that particular one.

    Wich would be more reliable to have, is the keyboard easy to use on a bold 9780. I really need help in helping me decide.

    p.s - sorry for posting in this subfolder, i should have posted in new members section but i thought i get more answers in here.
    12-27-11 08:34 AM
  2. elvin1983's Avatar
    Between those two choices the 9780 is the better of the two devices. Better processor, more memory, better screen, better camera, etc. The keyboard is quite easy to use on the 9780, and in my opinion it's far better than the one on the 9300. You won't be disappointed with the 9780, it's one of the best options out there.

    Welcome to CB as well. The plethora of information on this site makes it one of the best resources for BB information. Everything I know about BB I learned from here, so soak it up! Enjoy.
    12-27-11 08:38 AM
  3. BergerKing's Avatar
    Welcome to the CrackBerry forums! Choice is simple, if you can justify the higher-end device, go with it, your experince should be more satisfying. 9780 is an overall better choice.
    12-27-11 08:42 AM
  4. chanpisan's Avatar
    Welcome to CB
    If you can offer bold 9780 then go for it ,9780 is a great phone ,9300 is a great one but 9780 wins in every ways
    -higher screen resolution to 9300
    -more app memory
    -better form factor
    -bold type keyboard
    -5 mega pixel camera with AF,flash
    -os 6 native
    Bold9790 is a nice one with os7 and touch screen
    And the last one its a Bold ,you will love it and Merry X mas ;P

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    Last edited by chanpisan; 12-27-11 at 10:42 AM.
    12-27-11 10:38 AM
  5. tmelon's Avatar
    Not quite sure what budget you're on, but I'd recommend one of the newer OS 7 BBs instead. OS 7 is significantly better.
    12-27-11 11:53 AM
  6. MSingh93's Avatar
    Not quite sure what budget you're on, but I'd recommend one of the newer OS 7 BBs instead. OS 7 is significantly better.
    Im on a tight budget. Can only really afford the curve 3g, 9780. Can also afford the 8520 and curve 9360 but dont want 8520 coz its not got many great features as 9780 or 3g.
    I was thinkin of getting curve 9360 but have read that battery life is really poor.

    after these responses, might end up going for the 9780. Is the keyboard any good on that device, is it easier to type on a 9780 than 9300 curve 3g.
    12-27-11 01:31 PM
  7. MSingh93's Avatar
    Can anybody else on these forums help me out
    I need all the help I can get.
    12-27-11 02:03 PM
  8. AbuYazeedUK's Avatar
    Curve 9360 is nice it's the newer device as well, battery life is not too bad depends on your usage i guess.
    12-27-11 02:05 PM
  9. chanpisan's Avatar
    About keyboard Bold series is easier to type
    Just my 2 cents

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    12-27-11 11:41 PM
  10. MSingh93's Avatar
    thanks for all your help. After watching the crackberry vids on bold 9780, seeing the gd reviews and you lot on here saying its better than curve 3g have swayed me. I will now probably end up getting 9780, thanks for your help every1
    12-28-11 03:26 AM
  11. chanpisan's Avatar
    The best way is try playing with both devices @ shop ,my old bb is curve 3G my sister got bold9780 and ,9780 is still a great device

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    12-28-11 03:48 AM
  12. MSingh93's Avatar
    does anybody else have any more opinions
    Im reading up on websites with some ppl saying the 3g and some saying the 9780
    however i believe 9780 will be best in the long run for me cos it my 1st bb and im thinking it best to get a more recent and newer bb which i can afford which is the 9780
    which is a more reliable bb series - curve or bold?
    12-28-11 03:59 AM
  13. elvin1983's Avatar
    Either one will be reliable for you, it's simply a question of what kind of features you're looking for. The 9780 is a far better device from a hardware standpoint, but that's not to say the Curve is a bad device either. It's all about what you want and what you're looking for.
    12-28-11 09:29 AM
  14. houshinto#IM's Avatar
    I'd say 9780 as well. The 9300 is really basic and will be slow compared to the 9780. And well if this is going to be your device for a while, which it does sound like, you'll be able to tolerate the 9780 longer before you'll feel the need to upgrade to the newer OS7 devices.
    12-28-11 02:09 PM