1. AddictedLady's Avatar
    So, I am up for renewal and have decided against the 9700 due to the price. Can't justify spending $300 and going on another 3 yr with Rogers. Question is 9000 or 8900? I live in Toronto so not sure if 3G is needed over Edge. Leaning more towards 8900 due to memory. Any help would be much appreciated...Thanks CB
    11-03-09 09:31 PM
  2. bikerman400's Avatar
    have a bold.. Love the speed and resolution. here in vancouver the 3g reception seems to yeild more bars then edge on average so thats a plus.. but the 8900 has uma which is a big bonus imo.. Id go bold tho. just because the size, it's a little bigger and the screen is a little nicer.. but im biased becuase i have one..
    11-03-09 11:39 PM
  3. mnmnmn's Avatar
    I have the 8900 and have no issues. I do like having uma. The size is a little smaller, but I find that to be a bonus. The EDGE seems fast enough for me. I really don't browse much on my 8900.
    11-03-09 11:44 PM
  4. Shacalicious's Avatar
    So, I am up for renewal and have decided against the 9700 due to the price. Can't justify spending $300 and going on another 3 yr with Rogers. Question is 9000 or 8900? I live in Toronto so not sure if 3G is needed over Edge. Leaning more towards 8900 due to memory. Any help would be much appreciated...Thanks CB
    I love the curve 8900!!!! When u finally get the 3G phone they'll have a new network... Basically do u want big and bulky or slim and chic??? LOL. Plus 8900 has a better camera, and the browser isn't. Terribly slow...

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    11-04-09 11:12 AM
  5. Radius's Avatar
    The 8900 stomps the Bold capability wise except for 3G and the processor of the bold is 100Mhz faster. Otherwise, the Curve outperforms the Bold.

    I like Edge, longer battery life and I almost never need the simultaneous voice/data. The Curve can still do that though if you have a Wi-Fi connection.

    And as stated, UMA is the BEST!
    11-04-09 11:15 AM
  6. mnmnmn's Avatar
    I didn't mention the battery life in my post. I've tried a 3G device and had terrible battery life. I'll trade a little speed for battery life any day. Edge is fast enough
    11-04-09 08:05 PM
  7. freddypaya's Avatar
    The opinions can be bias here, but the battery drain with 3G phones is very true. I have had both phones and I prefer the 8900 for its size and speed over the bold.

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    11-10-09 02:57 PM
  8. candy84's Avatar
    Well i was in the same situation about a week ago. went into the store, and played with both, and I fell in love with the bold. I am a girl, and relatively on the smaller side, but I love the feeling of a big phone in my hand.

    The only thing that makes me doubt my decision is the camera, its not that great. But otherwise, moving from a pearl to the bold...i should have done it sooner...i love my new toy.
    11-14-09 06:18 PM
  9. sedalia066's Avatar
    Love my 9000 and recommend the device to anyone. The size fits my hands well. Functionality is just fine.

    Lots of the choice here comes down to personal preference. Either of the two is a fine choice IMHO.

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    11-14-09 06:27 PM
  10. rickyboo's Avatar
    to make the decision, do what i recommend to callers:
    go to a rogers store, ask to handle both devices, the 8900 has 256mb on board memory, the bold has 128+ a 1gb media partition. bold has a 2mp cam, 8900 3.2mp. both use 4.6 OS and like 4.7 desktop manager.i have an 8900, i like how compact it is and having 256mb onboard memory, i just stuck a memory card in it for media,and it's all good. bold does have glitchier OS than the 8900, but 8900 can encounter JVM errors a little more. bolds tend to mess up the most with app error 503...
    11-14-09 08:21 PM
  11. Bazza1's Avatar
    ...and here I am looking at the 'cheap' 8520! Same basic footprint, processor and trackpad as the new Bold.

    OK, may not have OS v5 (yet), but I looked at the 9000 and though I liked what I saw (and I guess if one would be happy considering the bulk of an iPhone, the 9000 is no problem), but the availability of 3G on Rogers' network (and BB's fairly dreadful browser experience) doesn't really warrant its cost or battery draw. Meanwhile, I'm of a mind to avoid the trackball - so that is another negative for the 9000 (and 8900) - while screen resolution seems just fine for my needs on the 8520.

    Then again, given the price of the 9000 or 8900 two weeks ago ($299 / $199), their precipitous drop on a Plan makes for a deal. But they are 'last month's models'....
    11-15-09 12:37 PM
  12. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I love my bold. The 8900 feels so flimsy in my hand. I like the sturdy feel. It is sturdier.
    11-15-09 12:41 PM
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