View Poll Results: Should I upgrade to a Bold 9900 or wait for BBX?

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  • Upgrade now

    36 61.02%
  • Wait for BBX

    23 38.98%
  1. MonsterFish's Avatar
    Hi,

    Im due an upgrade on my Bold 9700 here in the UK.

    I would need to take out 18month contract so my question is...

    Do you think I should upgrade now or wait for a BBX device to come out? Im keen to get my hands on the 9900 but will be pissed if a BBX phone launches early in 2012 and I have to wait a year or more to get one.

    Your thought please...
    11-30-11 08:02 AM
  2. deevel79's Avatar
    By the looks of it, RIM wont be releasing any BBX phones till at least 2nd quarter next year. By the time the bugs are worked out once the phone is released, it will be mid 2012. Get the 9900 and enjoy it for now.
    11-30-11 08:18 AM
  3. MISNO's Avatar
    By the looks of it, RIM wont be releasing any BBX phones till at least 2nd quarter next year. By the time the bugs are worked out once the phone is released, it will be mid 2012. Get the 9900 and enjoy it for now.
    QFT.

    I just upgraded my 9700 to a 9900 yesterday, no regrets here!
    11-30-11 08:37 AM
  4. mithrazor's Avatar
    How bad do you want the BBX phone? Bad enough to miss out on the 9900?

    I can wait. Matter fact, I'd rather wait. I just want the goodness of BBX and not have to wait. Something that can compete with the iPhone and Androids. But I also want a keyboard.

    So I'm most likely going to have to wait til a slider comes out.

    But with this new theme I got on my 9700. I'm starting to love it again. So that can hold me over until BBX is unveiled/out.
    11-30-11 12:30 PM
  5. southlander's Avatar
    Get a 9900. First BBX phone is very likely not going to have a physical keyboard. Yet the 9900 (and 9930) have probably the best physical keyboard ever placed on a phone.
    12-01-11 02:36 AM
  6. emirozmen's Avatar
    Get a 9900. First bb10 device will be full of bugs and problems
    12-07-11 07:52 AM
  7. meganVee's Avatar
    I was in the same predictament and I opted to wait.

    I was going to get the 9900 but the camera on it really turned me off (here's hoping they put the auto focus on their 2012 line). My Torch 9800 is doing it's job perfectly for me in the mean time.
    12-09-11 11:00 PM
  8. SRR500's Avatar
    You could compromise and buy a new Curve without a contract. That way you get an os7 device that is better than your current phone and still have your upgrade to use when BB10 hits the scene.

    That's kinda the path that I'm following anyway.
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    12-11-11 07:57 AM
  9. CosmicHeretic's Avatar
    I was tempted to upgrade my 9700 to a 9900 until I heard about the bricking problem with the 9900. I'll wait for a BB10 slider or go with a Droid 4 if the wait for a BB10 slider is too long.
    12-11-11 10:27 AM
  10. bllbored's Avatar
    i'm gonna upgrade to the 9900, then when all the whining n complaining gets the bugs worked out of the 1st bbx bold, i'm gonna buy that one too!
    12-19-11 03:42 AM
  11. bobs415's Avatar
    In my humble opinion, I'd wait a few months. By then, perhaps the iPhone 5 will be available and RIM will probably be out of business, or owned by another company. My contract is up in June, and that's what I hope to do.
    12-20-11 11:43 AM
  12. mundo472's Avatar
    i just pulled the trigger on the 9850. No way bb10 is here before april 2013 (but it is going to rock. of course, i am a Red Sox fan so caveat emptor)
    mithrazor likes this.
    12-21-11 07:56 PM
  13. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I suggest waiting until ALL the bugs are out of the 9930, then upgrade. The BBX due date has been extended until....I have no freakin idea and neither does RIM
    12-21-11 08:15 PM
  14. bubba3595's Avatar
    BB10 will be a long wait, so upgrade now the BB7 phones are aweosme!
    12-22-11 10:21 PM
  15. mithrazor's Avatar
    Yepp. I'd say upgrade to BB7 now.

    By the time BB10 phones have the kinks ironed out. You'll be due for an upgrade again.
    12-23-11 02:55 AM
  16. drum's Avatar
    I'm on o2 UK the 9900 is a great phone that gets things done the best BB I've had, never had it brick on me, the camera is just fine and the battery life no problem I've taken some great photos. Get it bought and enjoy BB7

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-23-11 04:00 AM
  17. dosto's Avatar
    I just upgraded from the 9700 to 9900; worth every penny. Go ahead and upgrade, the 9900 is awesome. Also, it looks like the first BB10 phones will be touchscreen and/or slider. I'm sure RIM is working on a BB10 version of the 9900, but it might be late 2012 before it's released.
    12-23-11 05:57 PM
  18. JAGWIRE's Avatar
    the 9900 is a great phone, my bro has one so ive played around with it a bit. but you will defintly be kicking yourself if you get a 9900 and they come out with a QWERTY BB10 phone...the 9900 will still be around by xmas next year so i say wait it out...unless you really really need one now LOL
    12-23-11 08:39 PM
  19. social_psycho's Avatar
    Honestly.. I'm still on os6 and don't see the real need for an os7 phone.. Have the 9800.. And it's working perfect..
    12-24-11 12:54 AM
  20. emirozmen's Avatar
    Upgrade. BB10 will come who knows when and with what problems, bugs....
    12-24-11 05:27 PM
  21. Ayigto's Avatar
    QFT.

    I just upgraded my 9700 to a 9900 yesterday, no regrets here!
    I did exactly this today, loving my 9900! I had my 9700 for 23 months, I'll keep it as a backup phone
    12-24-11 05:37 PM
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