1. hondadriver4life's Avatar
    ok so i finally got my first bb (7100i) and i now want to get a new bb.

    i want to upgrade to the 8300 series but i honestly dont know which one i want

    any and all opinions/suggestions are more than welcomed!!!
    09-09-08 08:30 PM
  2. smaug's Avatar
    Well if you want to stay on Nextel... I believe the 8350i is either out, or coming out soon. Otherwise you could hop over to Sprint and pick up the 8330(assuming you don't want to change carriers completely). I think the only reason to stay with Nextel would be for the push-to-talk, or whatever the heck they call it.
    09-09-08 08:32 PM
  3. jenaywins's Avatar
    Which 83xx series depends on which carrier you have. For example, the 8330 is the cdma curve. (Which boasts 96mb vs the typical 64mb )

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    09-09-08 08:33 PM
  4. pltaylor's Avatar
    Welcome to CB. The 8300 series is great, go to Blacberry's site to compare the devices.BlackBerry - PDA - BlackBerry Handheld Devices at BlackBerry.com The biggest differences are the 8320 has wi-fi no GPS, the 8310 & 8330 have GPS no wi-fi, so which ever fits your needs most.
    09-09-08 08:35 PM
  5. Duvi's Avatar
    Congrats on the berry. You will be limited if you stayed with Sprint/Nextel. For Sprint, 8330, like Jenay says, 96mb of mem vs current GSM models with 64mb.

    CDMA version have GPS, no wifi.
    GSM has GPS or Wifi (8310 for gps and 8320 for wifi.)

    Sprint carriers the 8330. AT&T carriers the 8310. T-mobile (also soon for AT&T) carry the 8320)

    With the Wifi version you can always get a GPS receiver and have the best of both worlds. With the GPS version, you will just have that.
    09-09-08 08:39 PM
  6. ConstantineXVI's Avatar
    If it were up to me, I'd go with Sprint's 8330, simply because the EV-DO helps smooths over the lack of Wi-Fi, and I believe TeleNav is included in Sprint's BB plan (AND you can still use the GPS with other apps). Plus, the extra memory never hurts.

    EDIT: The BlackBerry Direct Connect (Curve 8350i) coming soon has Wi-Fi, GPS, and PTT, but you're stuck with iDEN for data.
    09-10-08 07:31 AM
  7. BuddyL's Avatar
    I had the 7100 for 2 years then 3 months ago bought the 8820 and I'm extremely happy. If you don't want a camera then that's the way I would go.

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    09-11-08 01:35 AM
  8. jm2hill's Avatar
    Welcome to cb!!!
    I would probably pick up tge 88xx series over the curve series however if you want the camera and a smaller phone pick up the curve that nextel offers

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    09-11-08 09:49 AM