1. TAY73's Avatar
    just got my first BB. its a 8130 pearl. it wont be up and running till 2/21 (b-day present). wondering if i made the right choice over the 8830 since that was my only other choice through sprint. any thoughts. for consumer use not business

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    02-02-08 12:46 PM
  2. orle8050's Avatar
    I think you made a great choice. It has a media and video player, camera and video recorders and the 8830 does not.
    02-02-08 12:49 PM
  3. TAY73's Avatar
    know when the curve might come to sprint and how does it stack up 2 the pearl

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    02-02-08 01:06 PM
  4. JazzeeJEF's Avatar
    I think the 8830 bcuz of the keyboard. I dont really care for the missing camera or anything. It does have GPS though
    02-02-08 01:20 PM
  5. TAY73's Avatar
    is that really the only benefit is the full-qwerty on the 8830

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    02-02-08 01:24 PM
  6. lennyj17's Avatar
    I think the 8830 bcuz of the keyboard. I dont really care for the missing camera or anything. It does have GPS though
    ITA agree Jazzee - I would have to have the FULL QWERTY myself, I cant stand SURE TYPE.
    02-02-08 07:59 PM
  7. TAY73's Avatar
    since iv never used a full qwerty i dont think the suretype will bother me much

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    02-02-08 10:10 PM
  8. salesse9's Avatar
    Personally I would go w/ the 8830. I've had the pearl w/ tmobile and I hated it. The 8830 does have a media player for songs and videos. The keyboard and gps are great too. Only this is that the camera is missing but at least you can still load pics using the desktop manager

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    02-03-08 07:01 PM
  9. TAY73's Avatar
    why did you hate the pearl?

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    02-03-08 10:19 PM
  10. runner7395's Avatar
    I returned the pearl and went back to my 8703. Now I have to wait until the curve comes out w/Sprint. The pearl just didn't work for me.
    02-04-08 05:48 AM
  11. salesse9's Avatar
    i hated the pearl because i did not like its size. i was used to talking on a flip phone and i felt the pearl was so darn small to hold and use. i also didnt like the keyboard at all. i only had it for 12 days before i took it back and canceled tmobile....their service sucks as well. i was on vacation in northerwn wisconsin and dropped every call i made.
    02-04-08 03:08 PM
  12. TAY73's Avatar
    other than the size it was a good smartphone

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    02-04-08 03:24 PM
  13. salesse9's Avatar
    im sure if i would have gotten used to the size and the stinky keyboard the data and overall usage of the phone would have been fine. i was just completely unhappy with tmobile itself and having a phone that i wasnt completely in love with didnt help either. i have the 8830 and its by far the best phone ive ever had plus my first official BB. I love it!
    02-05-08 12:35 AM
  14. TAY73's Avatar
    guess iv got 30days to decide. media player onthe 8130 is a plus, though

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    02-05-08 11:30 AM
  15. salesse9's Avatar
    there is a media player on the 8830WE....songs...videos....ringtones...and pictures....
    02-05-08 03:38 PM
  16. TheAznBradPitt's Avatar
    go for the 8830
    03-16-08 06:17 AM
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