1. 2gunnar's Avatar
    I might just have to get yet another line, and activate my 9900 again.
    It is easier to carry around than either my Passport SE or the Z30.

    When the 9900's battery died, I ordered a new battery, even though phone wasn't activated anymore. This just to keep it working in case I needed a spare phone. Even had to use it for a short time, while my Z30 had USB issues earlier this year.

    Was an awesome phone when it was introduced, and considering its age, still an awesome phone!

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    05-24-16 11:21 AM
  2. idssteve's Avatar
    I am planning to get a secondhand 9900 for my brother soon. But a friend of mine recommended that I buy the 9700 instead due to its longer battery life.

    I'm just curious if the battery life of the 9700 is indeed worth passing over the 9900.

    If you can tolerate the added thickness, extended batteries can greatly extend 9900's endurance. The battery cover gets replaced with larger cover to accommodate the larger battery. It makes for a thicker device but I like the added grasp the ledge on back provides. I trust my 5000mAh MPJ batteries to reliably provide 9900 with a solid 3day endurance. Normally.

    The beauty of our 9900s is that we have the flexibility to fit larger batteries on days we might need them OR revert back to the very slim JM1, and 9900's slim OEM form, for less demanding days. Flexibility is GOOD!

    Btw: 97xx are great devices but I, personally, would opt for the processor & ram of the 9900.
    Last edited by idssteve; 05-24-16 at 02:29 PM.
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    05-24-16 02:12 PM
  3. cngriffin's Avatar
    I would love to use my Bold 9900 again but the main issue I have these days as far as BBOS7 goes is the lack of support for multiple Google calendars and wireless sync.
    05-24-16 02:55 PM
  4. mushroom_daddy's Avatar
    The cutout where you put the smaller sim has a film of tape which helps keep the sim in place, but it quickly loses its stickiness after a couple of uses. So when you slide the adapter and sim into the 9900 you have to be careful that the sim doesn't slip. Tricky, but once you do it a couple times you get the hang of it.
    Please be careful if using a SIM adapter in your 9900. I have one for my micro sim so that I can easily swap between my 9900 and Q10, but care is needed when inserting / removing the holder. It's all too easy to snag the pins. See the following CB video to indicate what can go horribly wrong
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    05-24-16 03:02 PM
  5. anon(9721108)'s Avatar

    Btw: 97xx are great devices but I, personally, would opt for the processor & ram of the 9900.
    +1 for this, it is worth a slightly greater battery drain for the speed and power the 9900 processor offers compared to the 9700/9780 which both share the same 624 Mhz processor, literally HALF the 9900's 1.2 Ghz.

    ps. Hey Steve, its getting crazy in here eh

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    05-24-16 03:31 PM
  6. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    I LOVED my 9930! I modded it to white for the verizon version.

    Attachment 400565
    My dream 9900. How did you mod it? Do you mean you bought a complete white chassis for it?
    05-24-16 03:38 PM
  7. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    For those wondering about the Nano SIM card inside the SD sized adapter, here is what she looks like in action9900:Resurgence of popularity!-imageuploadedbycb-forums1464122403.065623.jpg

    9900:Resurgence of popularity!-imageuploadedbycb-forums1464122427.575356.jpg
    05-24-16 03:40 PM
  8. David Tyler's Avatar
    See the following CB video to indicate what can go horribly wrong
    Oh, MAN... I'm hesitant to hit "like," but it's definitely INFORMATIVE!
    05-24-16 03:42 PM
  9. David Tyler's Avatar
    See the following CB video to indicate what can go horribly wrong
    Oh, MAN... I'm hesitant to hit "like," but it's definitely INFORMATIVE! Good for Kevin, too; I probably would have just crawled in a hole and died of embarrassment instead of making a vid to help out others.
    mushroom_daddy likes this.
    05-24-16 03:48 PM
  10. ep1's Avatar
    I took my out lol it makes me want the classic. I keep a message saying the connection is not secure.
    I will take it to work tomorrow hope it last all day.
    05-24-16 04:18 PM
  11. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Please be careful if using a SIM adapter in your 9900. I have one for my micro sim so that I can easily swap between my 9900 and Q10, but care is needed when inserting / removing the holder. It's all too easy to snag the pins. See the following CB video to indicate what can go horribly wrong
    Aaaannnndddddd we JUST scared everyone away from buying and using a 9900 now

    But YES boys and girls always make sure there is a sim card IN the adapter and it should be ok. I never did this before and now I have done it a few times since December

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    Last edited by Ralph Morgotch; 05-24-16 at 05:07 PM.
    05-24-16 04:27 PM
  12. parryberry's Avatar
    My 9720 and back up 9900. Both great devices.
    05-24-16 04:45 PM
  13. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    My 9720 and back up 9900. Both great devices.
    which Keyboard do you prefer? (hint: you HAVE to say "9900")



    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    05-24-16 05:01 PM
  14. parryberry's Avatar
    Prefer the island style of the 9720. Sorry . Just realised my pic didn't upload onto the thread.
    05-24-16 05:15 PM
  15. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Oh, MAN... I'm hesitant to hit "like," but it's definitely INFORMATIVE! Good for Kevin, too; I probably would have just crawled in a hole and died of embarrassment instead of making a vid to help out others.
    +1

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    05-24-16 05:31 PM
  16. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Prefer the island style of the 9720. Sorry . Just realised my pic didn't upload onto the thread.
    Nice looking device, I'm a little suprised that the processor isn't as fast as the older 9900? How is it for speed, any lag?

    http://m.gsmarena.com/blackberry_9720-5625.php

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    05-24-16 05:34 PM
  17. parryberry's Avatar
    Works great, no lag, quite zippy. It's not a high end device like the 9900 so doesn't look as good but coming 2 years after the 9900 you can see the progress BB did on the OS.
    05-24-16 05:56 PM
  18. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    Works great, no lag, quite zippy. It's not a high end device like the 9900 so doesn't look as good but coming 2 years after the 9900 you can see the progress BB did on the OS.
    You can also see how the design elements tie in with BB10 devices.

    The 9720 looks like the love child of a 9900 and Q5.

    Newfangled | C003C2D50
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    05-24-16 06:01 PM
  19. parryberry's Avatar
    You can also see how the design elements tie in with BB10 devices.

    The 9720 looks like the love child of a 9900 and Q5.

    Newfangled | C003C2D50
    You can definitely see how BB was trying to ease BBOS users onto BB10 with the features of the 9720 : swipe up to unlock, quick access to the camera from the lock screen, FM radio, over the air updates.
    05-24-16 06:21 PM
  20. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Guy from Brazil just asked on my YouTube comments if Waze and Wisepilot are available for the 9900. No idea but I told him to join CB
    05-24-16 06:42 PM
  21. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    You can definitely see how BB was trying to ease BBOS users onto BB10 with the features of the 9720 : swipe up to unlock, quick access to the camera from the lock screen, FM radio, over the air updates.
    Wow, you're making me want to pick one up! I had no idea they had customized BBOS 7 so much for it.

    Newfangled | C003C2D50
    05-24-16 06:52 PM
  22. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    You can definitely see how BB was trying to ease BBOS users onto BB10 with the features of the 9720 : swipe up to unlock, quick access to the camera from the lock screen, FM radio, over the air updates.
    My 9780 with OS 6 had OTA software updates but the problem was they usually took 4 hours!!!! The one update that fixed my double typing was the longest, the rest not as brutal. When your only phone is your cell doing massive updates you hope there is no emergency and you don't have to call an ambulance/police

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    05-24-16 07:20 PM
  23. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    so tonite will be 7 days of this thread and thanks for all the input guys! I'm learning a lot.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    05-24-16 07:21 PM
  24. westiewanderer's Avatar
    My dream 9900. How did you mod it? Do you mean you bought a complete white chassis for it?
    Yes, I bought all the parts off of Amazon...I have a post with more photos here on crackberry...it turned out amazing!
    05-24-16 08:14 PM
  25. itsmewil's Avatar
    If you want a 9700 then why not go for the 9780? It is the exact same device EXCEPT the 9780 has a better 5 MP Camera and double the MB of RAM at 512. The 9700 and 9780 both have a slightly larger 1500 mah battery compared to the 9900's 1230 mah (to be thinner and match the devices new thin profile) and of course the processor is Twice as fast on the 9900 so there isn't as much lag when waiting for websites to load. The 9780's battery will get you through more hours in a day but its all dependant on use. I have had to recharge my 9780 during a day and I sometimes could not make it through. Batteries are so cheap for the 9900 off places like Amazon that I recommend getting 2, because sometimes you can get one that has to be "revived" as they have been sitting in a warehouse for years without use. (for this I found it works better with a wall charger, the kind you take the battery from the phone to charge)

    The 9780 is better than the 9700 but the 9900 makes you glad you didn't get the 9780

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    Huge thanks for this comment. You've just convinced me to buy a 9900. I've also watched a few YouTube videos, and yes, the 9900 seems like the awesome choice. Thanks!
    05-24-16 09:02 PM
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