1. Bhupendra Warade's Avatar
    Gave up my HTC 8x since my mother couldn't use the Bold 3 properly and her other phone got fried inside.
    Haven't used the Bold 3 since years now. I have a Z10 with me from a long time now. It's been a constant with me while I change other phones quite often.
    Using the keyboard again just made me remember all the days when blackberry was the hype and having a blackberry in your hands in an interviews was a very good sign. Just typed three messages on that old Bold 3 and I am considering buying a Q10 replacing my Z10 immediately.
    No matter what people and technology and the sales of full touch phones say.
    I will never get over a hard qwerty keyboard. Specially a one that blackberry designed. Already out searching for a Q10 on the forums. As soon I get the Q10 I will sell my Z10 to compensate for the cash. Anxiously waiting to go insane with the hard keyboard all over again . Plus the BlackBerry 10 is really going to make it golden for me.

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    04-05-14 10:53 AM
  2. Elite1's Avatar
    I'm loving the onscreen BB10 keyboard personally, but you're not alone in loving the classic BB hardware keyboard, obviously!

    Which model do you consider the Bold 3?
    9780, 9790, 9900...?
    04-05-14 01:50 PM
  3. Bhupendra Warade's Avatar
    Bold 3 is a 9780 for me. . And yeah. I am trying My best to get my hands on that's q10 asap . It's going to be an amazing experience.

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    04-05-14 02:59 PM
  4. meherzad87's Avatar
    Bold 3 is a 9780 for me. . And yeah. I am trying My best to get my hands on that's q10 asap . It's going to be an amazing experience.

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    Buddy bold 2 and 3 were massive game changers in the premium smart phone market. The keyboard was so soft it was a dream but wait till u try a q10 it is the best keyboard phone ever. It's so well spaced out and so bloody comfortable & that glass weave back screams premium and I've heard iPhone users tell me but it's a different thing that they won't buy one Bdw from Mumbai myself and rocking a Z10

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    04-06-14 07:41 AM
  5. tfp's Avatar
    9000 > 9700 > 9650 > 9780 > 9900/9930 > 9790. You're thinking of the 4th generation Bold.

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    04-06-14 07:58 AM
  6. Bhupendra Warade's Avatar
    Buddy bold 2 and 3 were massive game changers in the premium smart phone market. The keyboard was so soft it was a dream but wait till u try a q10 it is the best keyboard phone ever. It's so well spaced out and so bloody comfortable & that glass weave back screams premium and I've heard iPhone users tell me but it's a different thing that they won't buy one Bdw from Mumbai myself and rocking a Z10

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    Hahaha :P am really waiting for the Q10. I have been searching for one in the forums. and am glad there are people from India supporting blackberry. (y) cheers.

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    04-06-14 08:03 AM
  7. Bhupendra Warade's Avatar
    9000 > 9700 > 9650 > 9780 > 9900/9930 > 9790. You're thinking of the 4th generation Bold.

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    Hahahaha. I don't know about the 4th gen and all. But everyone here called it Bold 3 :P

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    04-06-14 08:04 AM
  8. meherzad87's Avatar
    Hahaha :P am really waiting for the Q10. I have been searching for one in the forums. and am glad there are people from India supporting blackberry. (y) cheers.

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    Been a blackberry user since 2008 and never looked back. Can't wait for the next gen of BB10 phones

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    04-06-14 08:18 AM
  9. badiyee's Avatar
    I think, just that, I think that you'll prefer the Q20 over the Q10.

    Well, an extra toolbelt can't hurt if you're willing to wait, right?

    Unless you're very comfortable with BB10 without the toolbelt (to which a lot of Z10 users can attest to)
    04-06-14 08:21 AM
  10. Bhupendra Warade's Avatar
    Been a blackberry user since 2008 and never looked back. Can't wait for the next gen of BB10 phones

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    I have not been a blackberry loyal as such. I have surely tried every possibly platform and phone out there. But I turn back to BlackBerry At the end. Its the best. And I agree. Waiting for the next gen.

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    04-06-14 01:39 PM
  11. Bhupendra Warade's Avatar
    I think, just that, I think that you'll prefer the Q20 over the Q10.

    Well, an extra toolbelt can't hurt if you're willing to wait, right?

    Unless you're very comfortable with BB10 without the toolbelt (to which a lot of Z10 users can attest to)
    It will surely be interesting to use the BB10 with the tool belt I suppose . And yeah man. I will get myself a Q10 now. And I will upgrade to the Q20 whenever it's out. I mostly buy used phones only as I have a habit of switching them too often. So no budget issues .
    Looks like you are very excited for the tool belt and Q20 .

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    04-06-14 01:40 PM
  12. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    9000 > 9700 > 9650 > 9780 > 9900/9930 > 9790. You're thinking of the 4th generation Bold.

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    No he's not, the 9650 was a CDMA variant of the 9700, same generation.


    #believeinfilm
    04-07-14 03:20 AM
  13. ZayDub's Avatar
    The 9650 was really just an updated Blackberry Tour 9630, which included the addition of double memory and wifi essentially. Maybe that's where the confusion arises. It was never really a BOLD -- not even the same form factor. It just took the bold moniker when the Tour was discontinued.

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    04-07-14 04:15 AM
  14. ZayDub's Avatar
    Oh, and it replaced the trackball with the new optical trackpad

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    04-07-14 04:17 AM
  15. Bhupendra Warade's Avatar
    The 9650 was really just an updated Blackberry Tour 9630, which included the addition of double memory and wifi essentially. Maybe that's where the confusion arises. It was never really a BOLD -- not even the same form factor. It just took the bold moniker when the Tour was discontinued.

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    Lol. You people seem to have immense knowledge about the Berry History ! Nice thing am getting educated

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    04-07-14 11:03 AM
  16. tfp's Avatar
    The 9700 and 9650 were not the same phone nor was the 9650 a CDMA variant of the 9700 as someone claimed. The 9650 was bigger than the 9700. The 9900 and 9930 were the same phone and GSM/CDMA variants.

    Just because some in here choose to not acknowledge the 9650 as a Bold does not change the fact that BlackBerry, you know the ones who made the phone, named it a Bold.


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    04-10-14 08:29 PM
  17. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    The 9700 and 9650 were not the same phone nor was the 9650 a CDMA variant of the 9700 as someone claimed. The 9650 was bigger than the 9700. The 9900 and 9930 were the same phone and GSM/CDMA variants.

    Just because some in here choose to not acknowledge the 9650 as a Bold does not change the fact that BlackBerry, you know the ones who made the phone, named it a Bold.


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    It was a CDMA Bold though and most of the world doesn't have CDMA. As far as gsm users are concerned it doesn't exist.


    #believeinfilm
    04-11-14 12:10 AM
  18. tfp's Avatar
    It was a CDMA Bold though and most of the world doesn't have CDMA. As far as gsm users are concerned it doesn't exist.


    #believeinfilm
    In 2009 (when the Bold 9700 was released) and 2010 (when the Bold 9650 was released) 2 of the 3 major carriers in Canada (Bell and Telus) only had CDMA. It wasn't until the Winter Olympics in Vancouver that Bell finally moved into the 21st century and started using a GSM network, freshly created for said Winter Olympics. I'm pretty sure that at that time, at least one US carrier was still using CDMA as well.

    Just because people choose to not accept something, or acknowledge it, doesn't mean it never existed.
    04-11-14 12:14 PM
  19. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    The OP and myself are not in North America, there's very little CDMA outside North America, none at all in UK for example. We never get to see the CDMA models, including the Style. They might as well not exist for us.


    #believeinfilm
    04-11-14 12:54 PM
  20. ZayDub's Avatar
    I live in the U.S. and was on a CDMA network (Sprint). Sprint carried the 9650 (Bold) which is smaller in form than all the other Bolds. In fact, it is almost an exact replica of the 9630 (Tour). I have both phones still. The only discernable external differences is the Tour had a trackball, Bold has a trackpad, and the Bold has a slightly less curved keyboard (smile). Naming aside, the Bold 9650 is really just a Tour 2, as it only resembles the Bold in name only.
    Using the Bold 3 with the Z10-img_20140412_074339.jpg
    Using the Bold 3 with the Z10-img_20140412_074406.jpg
    Using the Bold 3 with the Z10-img_20140412_074613.jpg
    Using the Bold 3 with the Z10-img_20140412_074705.jpg
    Using the Bold 3 with the Z10-img_20140412_074746.jpg
    Using the Bold 3 with the Z10-img_20140412_074804.jpg
    Using the Bold 3 with the Z10-img_20140412_074844.jpg

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    04-12-14 07:48 AM
  21. tfp's Avatar
    I live in the U.S. and was on a CDMA network (Sprint). Sprint carried the 9650 (Bold) which is smaller in form than all the other Bolds. In fact, it is almost an exact replica of the 9630 (Tour). I have both phones still. The only discernable external differences is the Tour had a trackball, Bold has a trackpad, and the Bold has a slightly less curved keyboard (smile). Naming aside, the Bold 9650 is really just a Tour 2, as it only resembles the Bold in name only.
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    The only Bold's that the Bold 9650 is smaller than are the Bold 9000 and the Bold 99x0. It is larger than the 9700, 9780 and 9790. So its actually larger than more than half of the Bold's.

    As for external changes, aside from the track pad on the front, the Bold 9650 also had a more Bold battery cover. Internal though, the 9650 was miles ahead of the Tour 9630 and even ahead of the Bold 9700.

    It was more Bold than the 9700.

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    04-12-14 05:13 PM
  22. ZayDub's Avatar
    The only internal difference is double the RAM (to 512mb) and wifi connectivity. And yes, the battery cover is slightly different in texture. I'm not familiar with the entire spectrum of Bolds. The only Bolds (aside from the 9650) I have seen were humongous and also had a touch screen, which the 9650 does not. Anyways, just sharing my insights with the OP. Not discrediting any other opinions or any one else's experience with other Bold types....but the Bold 9650 is really just a revamped Tour 9630. It resembles this phone more than other Bold phone, and a quick Google search will show that this is the successor to the Tour 9630 -- http://www.brighthand.com/default.as...int+RIMM+Tour2

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    04-12-14 05:40 PM

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