1. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    I see new models come and go but the 83**s are still on offer. Is there a date when they'll be pulled of the shelves?

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    09-21-09 12:38 PM
  2. Radius's Avatar
    Only RIM knows for sure.
    09-21-09 12:40 PM
  3. 12MaNy's Avatar
    Why should they? 83XX series was the most successful RIM device to date and their also the most reliable.
    09-21-09 12:42 PM
  4. fabuloso's Avatar
    Probably not for another year. It's the best entry device on all carriers. Why must you ask such obvious questions? ...
    Last edited by Reed McLay; 09-21-09 at 01:39 PM. Reason: Content moderation
    09-21-09 12:43 PM
  5. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    As long as people buy the Curves, then they will keep making them.
    09-21-09 12:49 PM
  6. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Probably not for another year. It's the best entry device on all carriers. Why must you ask such obvious questions? ...
    It seems that you can't take a joke. I own a 8320 right now. That's what I'm posting this on.

    It's obvious the 8300s series have been the most successful for RIM

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    Last edited by Reed McLay; 09-21-09 at 01:40 PM. Reason: Content
    09-21-09 12:52 PM
  7. Dr.Sadistic's Avatar
    The 8300 series are great devices, and I don't forsee them getting pulled any time soon.
    09-21-09 01:49 PM
  8. cdnefro's Avatar
    they are great devices, i'm an 8310 user myself but one thing i've noticed especially on crackberry is that less and less things are available or targeted towards the 83xx users...most things nowadays are targeted towards the new lines a la tour, bold, 8900, etc...i think it's slowly being phased out
    09-21-09 02:03 PM
  9. Reed McLay's Avatar


    The 8700 series is half a dechade old now, no sign of it going anywhere soon either.
    09-21-09 02:04 PM
  10. lordcliff's Avatar
    They'll sell them until its not profitable anymore. This 8320 is my first blackberry, and I'm hooked. Someday I will get one with more memory, maybe an 8900. Less stuff available as time goes on, but developers probably see it as a shrinking market share, and can't devote resources to it. I think when developers stop completely having anything to do with this series, that might start the clock ticking.

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    09-21-09 02:09 PM
  11. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    I fear that most apps are geared up towards newer blackberrys and they eat too much memory on the older ones. Facebook app is probably a good example. I struggle to keep my 8320 memory clean or it starts freezing.

    I will be changing to a new blackberry in january but only cuz I need 3g. I miss phonecalls if I surf the net or download/receive new emails on gprs or edge.

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    09-21-09 02:19 PM
  12. fabuloso's Avatar
    It seems that you can't take a joke. I own a 8320 right now. That's what I'm posting this on.

    It's obvious the 8300s series have been the most successful for RIM

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    Haha, the jokes on you moot.

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    09-21-09 09:40 PM
  13. Coruptyed's Avatar
    probably a long time from now, They have yet to pull any bb device from sale at my store, and were talking the ones with the wheel on the side etc.
    09-21-09 10:31 PM
  14. Xopher's Avatar
    I think that the only thing which might shows signs of its demise would be when OS 5.0 comes out. If they don't come out with 5.0 for the 83xx series, it is going to get left behind...
    09-22-09 07:44 AM
  15. giantstepp's Avatar
    I personally believe that the 83xx series is the first BB classic! I think that we'll always see these devices in heavy use. For the most part, the 83xx series is the device I see most people using. Eventually Rim will scale back, but they will continue to be around for years to come.
    09-22-09 08:27 AM
  16. Jancy10's Avatar
    As long as the 83xx series keeps selling, I doubt they'll turn the switch off lol... IMO this series is one of the best devices ever made! (Not jus RIM devices)
    09-22-09 08:40 AM
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