1. TRMN8R's Avatar
    Just wanted to say hello, found this site by accident actually. Once I found it, I've been pouring over threads. Have a question. I'm about to 'pull the trigger' on a BB. Just don't know whether to go with the 8703e or 8830. I really don't need the world edition except for occasional trips into Canada or Mexico, so my decision is driven by how the BB will feel and work in my hand. I rather like the trackball idea vs the side mounted wheel, and the (slightly) narrower profile of the 8830 vs the 8703e. I also like the sizing and spacing of the top keys (menu, call, etc) on the 8830 vs 8703's. I welcome any and all comments from your deep experience with either or both models. Thanks, and I look forward to participating on the great forum!
    03-09-08 07:38 AM
  2. chaz_cb's Avatar
    Welcome to CB!
    You really need to go to a provider's store and yet them out. Get the feel of the different devices.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-09-08 07:50 AM
  3. Gypsy's Avatar
    Welcome to CB
    03-09-08 10:33 AM
  4. Solachica's Avatar
    Welcome to CB

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-09-08 11:05 AM
  5. jimmers's Avatar
    Welcome to CrackBerry! To make the best decision you really should go to the store and "play" with each one. After doing that you'll have a better idea of which one you like better. Have fun "playing"!
    03-09-08 11:26 AM
  6. cate's Avatar
    welcome to CB!

    btw, your avatar made me giggle.

    yes, giggle. :]
    03-09-08 01:27 PM
  7. wxboss's Avatar

    The 8703e isn't bad, but it is older. The screen isn't that bright, and it doesn't have a lot of the options present on the 8830.

    As others have said, play with them both. But if you start really liking your new BB (and you will ), you'll most likely want the 8830 due to it being a newer model and having more features.
    03-09-08 02:14 PM
  8. crackvegas78's Avatar
    Welcome to CB. I agree with the others on here. The 8830 will most likely suit your needs. My freind has one and he loves it. Just wondering can you use unlocked phones with vzw? If you can I would get an 8310or8320
    03-09-08 02:18 PM
  9. Adlen's Avatar
    Welcome to CrackBerry. All the 'I prefer's in your post I think you've already decided on the 8830
    03-09-08 03:11 PM
  10. TargetShopper's Avatar
    Welcome! All I have to add is that I have an 8830, and it's my first BlackBerry (and smartphone). I absolutely love it!
    03-09-08 03:19 PM
  11. isle.sam's Avatar

    i have neither of those phones, but as a Pearl user, i'm all for the trackball... it's amazing. seriously.
    03-09-08 03:21 PM
  12. Hazysky's Avatar
    Welcome to CB!
    03-09-08 03:23 PM
  13. daddybear's Avatar
    sadly i dont think the trackWHEEL has much of a future...

    i think rim is going to roll out trackballs on all future devices...


    sorry for the pun..
    03-09-08 03:41 PM
  14. TRMN8R's Avatar
    Thanks all! Glad to feel a part of this forum. Great comments and feedback, and yes, I'm leaning towards the t'ball vs the t'wheel esp being a left hander........oh, and cate, it took some work to get the cat to pose!
    03-09-08 03:57 PM
  15. surfcitybum's Avatar
    I agree with wxboss on this one.
    03-10-08 01:53 AM
  16. WifeyMaterial's Avatar
    Welcome...thats a cute pic..
    03-10-08 01:56 AM
  17. TRMN8R's Avatar
    Well, thankyou.............the bottle of Tequila was near by!
    03-10-08 06:15 AM
  18. Teknomage's Avatar
    As a new 8830 owner, I recommend the 8830; however, any Blackberry is better than no Blackberry.
    03-10-08 06:18 AM
  19. JazzeeJEF's Avatar
    Welcome Newbie!!!
    03-10-08 08:52 AM
  20. Bedrock's Avatar
    Welcome aboard.
    03-10-08 11:09 AM
  21. TheAznBradPitt's Avatar
    welcome to the boards
    03-17-08 04:01 AM