Bold 9700. Anyone switching?
AT&T is launching RIMs new flagship device, the Blackberry Bold 9700. Anyone plan on switching?
I'd like to give it a try, it looks awesome and BBM and better battery life are something I've always wanted, it's probably not worth losing Safari over, but I want one anyway. Maybe this is one of the grass is always greener scenarios. Anyone else plan on jumping the Apple ship?
Last edited by Slone; 11-14-2009 at 12:49 PM.
- 11-14-2009, 12:47 PM #2
- 11-14-2009, 01:04 PM #4
i used BBs for about 4 years and the browser just simply sucks.
operamini was the only thing that kept me from leaving for the last year or so.
not to mention the options with a jailbroken iphone blow away anything RIM has to offer, imo.
- 11-17-2009, 11:39 AM #6
- 11-17-2009, 01:32 PM #7
I must admit I was tempted, and all the way through 'rumour' phase thought it may be the device with which RIM won me back over.
I changed from an 8900 (running 5.0) to my 3GS in July, and whilst I do miss certain things they're FARRR outweighed by the benefits of the iPhone.
Maybe come BB OS 11.8 I may go back, but all the time it's that same old GUI I'm stayin' Apple baby.
- 11-18-2009, 04:20 AM #8
- 11-20-2009, 09:15 AM #9
- 12-01-2009, 12:08 AM #11
Held a 9700 in an AT&T store yesterday & today.. the small size is absolutely horrible for me. Typing would be nearly impossible for someone with big hands like myself.
Its a shame because the new trackpad looks and performs awesome, and the re-design of the Bold was good except for the small size.
- 12-01-2009, 10:10 AM #12
- 12-04-2009, 10:50 AM #13
- 12-09-2009, 02:46 PM #14
- 01-01-2010, 04:54 PM #15
I hate that the new Bold 9700 is smaller than the original Bold 9000....its like why do all the Blackberry's have to be the same size? The size of the Bold 9000's screen and keyboard made it the best from facing qwerty keyboard phone out there and if you didn't like the size, then you could get the Curve 8900. Now all the devices are almost mirror images of each other....what's the point of having multiple devices then?
- 01-03-2010, 06:05 PM #16
Picked up a 9700 on Tuesday..
Must say I'm pleasantly surprised. Batter life is amazing, keyboard although smaller than the 9000 is still pretty darn good.. in the end though its still a BlackBerry and in need of a desperate UI/OS refresh.
- 01-04-2010, 10:48 AM #17
- 01-04-2010, 07:16 PM #18
- 01-05-2010, 02:07 PM #19
i'm still torn on getting a 9700, i'm afraid that once i started using it, and noticed that it was still the same blackberry i had before i'd get bored again. plus i hate leaving my 3GS. i'm sure i'll just wait. i really want an htc hd2!
- 01-05-2010, 06:06 PM #20
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- 01-06-2010, 01:07 AM #21