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    help with decision please!

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    I bought a 7130g and am happy with it. I have 14 days to decide to keep it or get a different model. The other model available is 8700. Which one would everyone recommend, did a comparison and don't are much difference. Can anyone share any thoughts?
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    Re: help with decision please!

    Welcome to pinstack.

    I like the suretype of the 71xx but prefer the larger screen of the 87xx.

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    Re: help with decision please!

    gojisunrise, Welcome to PinStack.

    Basically the difference between the two devices are simply
    • Size of the device, Tall and Slim vs Short and Squatty
    • Format of the Screen, 240x260 Portrait vs 320x240 Landscape
    • Keyboard layout, Sure-Type vs qwerty

    I'm pretty sure everything else is the same.

    It all depends on your personal preference to which format you are more comfortable with. It might be helpfull to drop by a store and try out the 8700for a few minutes to see how it feels.

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    Re: help with decision please!

    basically if you like suretype then you might stay with the 71xx but if you prefer qwerty then go with the 87xx

    also like rcbjr said just your preference...they basically are the same phone just suretype and qwerty

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    Re: help with decision please!

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    Mobile phone vs waffle sized stylised bag phone.

    Ha!

    I'm biased, but I would suggest the 7130g. The 8700 is so large and cumbersome in comparison.

    But like everyone has already said, the 8700 and 7130g are virtually identical in the "guts", but just with different keyboards and screen sizes.

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    Re: help with decision please!

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    I appreciate everones comments. This site is way cool.

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    Re: help with decision please!

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    I have a 7130 with suretype from sprint and if I had the chance to chage to a qwerty berry I would.

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    Re: help with decision please!

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~i have a 7130 also and I don't think I would change to an 8700. The qwerty keys are cool, but try to put one of those things in your pocket. Just won't fit. And unless you have Bluetooth, talking on the thing is like holding a saucer plate to your head.

    The 7130 is more compact and the suretype, once you get used to it does exactly the same thing and is just as fast to type! That's just my opinion.

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    Re: help with decision please!

    Yea it is all about preference as far a size goes.... both are great BB's. I love my 8700 and the qwerty keyboard, therefore i will not go back to a suretype keyboard style. You need to go to a store or keyosk and touch and hold them both... You want to end up with a BB that feels good to you... and that will work with your style of living and doing things ya know???
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    Well I switched to the 8700g and really like the screen and keyboard. It does seem to be built a little cheaper but functions better for me. Thanks everyone.

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    I Have a 7100I for Personal use and I have a work BB7290 with the qwerty keyboard and I use both of them a LOT I prefer the suretype everything else being equal. Just my humble opinion

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    sure type is the way of the future, full qwerty is old school. Keep the 7130.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rghost
    sure type is the way of the future, full qwerty is old school. Keep the 7130.

    I agree

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