1. adam917's Avatar
    I was getting the housing in my 9780 replaced & I decided to give a cheap used 7290 I got on eBay last summer a try, and I was surprised at how much still actually works on such an old unit, as well as how little has really changed in the OS since this unit came out. When the 7290 was new, I didn't have a mobile phone at all, let alone any BlackBerrys, so this was a different experience. I'm used to OS v4.2 minimum (from the 8100 & 8320, my 1st two BBs), so jumping back to v4.1 & on the type of screen was different.

    Web browsing worked fine (stuck my BIS-enabled SIM in), so did Google Maps (an older version, but one that still had Latitude & My Location) & Opera Mini. The keyboard was quite a nice experience to the cramped 8xxx/9xxx keyboards. Shame there was no threaded SMS back then. I see why people miss these old models so much at times. That big wide roomy keyboard sure is nice.
    07-04-11 11:59 PM
  2. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    The 7290 is my all time favorite blackberry.
    07-16-11 12:40 PM
  3. soren203's Avatar
    I remember using my fathers 7290 way back when I was probably like 6, they keyboard on it was amazing and the scroll wheel or whatever it was called was excellent for brick breaker

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    07-17-11 09:51 AM
  4. Abhishek Roy's Avatar
    7290 is indeed a good model
    08-10-11 08:39 AM
  5. tediprude's Avatar
    That big wide roomy keyboard sure is nice.
    I'll bet. (Smiles) You should try the Bold 9000 and/or the Bold 9900. Those two have really nice keyboards too.

    08-10-11 09:24 AM
  6. jack57's Avatar
    Just bought a 7290 off ebay in great condition for 20 GBP. I just wanted to have one of the old ones. It is different. But still use my 9780, will use the 7290 as a spare. Just waiting for the 9790 now!
    10-09-11 03:28 PM
  7. recompile's Avatar
    The 7290 was my first BB. I'm still impressed with the display, which is perfectly usable with the back light off.

    Who didn't love the scroll wheel? I went through two trackball models before I finally stopped "phantom scrolling"
    10-17-11 11:03 PM