1. dyllon626's Avatar
    Which one is better? and why? my brotheres getting one but it's still undecided so i'm leaving it to all the smart crackberry people.
    08-13-09 02:02 AM
  2. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Take the Flip. Newer OS and double the memory of the 8130
    08-13-09 02:08 AM
  3. google123's Avatar
    Flip.......agreed. Newer OS, double memory, easier to type on also.
    08-13-09 05:46 AM
  4. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    Agreed on the flip. It is a very nice device and like AG has stated, double the memory, bigger keyboard, the outside screen is very convenient for checking message importance

    I would say the Flip would be the best choice at this point!
    08-13-09 06:19 AM
  5. clitrenta's Avatar
    If you're choosing based soley on features and specs, it's the Flip. That said, if you prefer the candybar style over the flip, then the 81XX isn't a bad device. I went from the 8120 to the 8220 mostly because the keys are bigger. The 81xx series is not for small fingers. Still, I did like my 8120 when I had it. The flip gave me bigger keys to type on and a brighter screen which always helps my tired old eyes. I would not cry over having either one of these.
    08-13-09 09:11 AM
  6. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    Agreed, go with the flip...
    08-13-09 09:15 AM
  7. brigirl274's Avatar
    well to me, it all depends on if you want a flip phone or not, I wanted to get away from the flip so i just purchased a pearl 8130. but if you don't mind flip phones go for the flip!!
    08-13-09 11:33 AM
  8. BewitchedWitch21's Avatar
    I would say flip since it has a lot more memory (even more than the Curve) and is more current. I always like the older BB's, but there comes a point where there aren't as many OS updates and such for those older BB's.

    Plus, the flip will work very similar to the regular Pearl, so not a huge difference there.
    08-13-09 01:55 PM
  9. NoSpin's Avatar
    Unless you despise the flip format, 82xx wins hands down.

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    08-13-09 02:59 PM
  10. dyllon626's Avatar
    but everybody talks about how cheesy it is??
    08-14-09 04:48 PM
  11. BergerKing's Avatar
    Opinions vary on design and build. Cheesy is usually based on physical preferences, but the flip is a more capable device.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-14-09 04:52 PM
  12. papped's Avatar
    I think the flip looks slick. I hate flip phones, but the BB flip looks pretty good.
    08-14-09 06:05 PM
  13. godzilla07's Avatar
    The Flip is a better phone. It has more RAM, a better keyboard from what I've noticed, a higher resolution screen and a newer OS.
    08-14-09 08:43 PM
  14. SkankBerry's Avatar
    If size matters, the flip is notably thicker than the 81xx.
    08-14-09 10:07 PM
  15. chrikenn's Avatar
    Pearl = 0.6"

    Flip = 0.7"

    I changed from a Pearl to a Flip and I can say that they feel exactly the same in my front pocket. And I was worried about the extra thickness. So I think to most people this should be a non-issue.

    If size matters, the flip is notably thicker than the 81xx.
    08-14-09 10:32 PM
  16. dyllon626's Avatar
    Pearl = 0.6"

    Flip = 0.7"

    I changed from a Pearl to a Flip and I can say that they feel exactly the same in my front pocket. And I was worried about the extra thickness. So I think to most people this should be a non-issue.
    do you like it more? i kinda like the bar type phones better and i'm not much of a flip like person.
    08-14-09 10:39 PM
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