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    8700 vs 7290

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    Fairly soon I will be converting my phone plan to Cingular (from an old AT&T plan). My BlackBerry is on Cingular, so I'm going to ditch my phone and use the BB as a phone instead. I'm thinking about getting an 8700 to replace my 7290, since it has some better phone features (ie. speakerphone).

    Is the 8700 noticeably better than the 7290 in any other ways?
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    Re: 8700 vs 7290

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~OH YEAH!!!

    First let's start with the screen.
    It is awesome. It will make your 7290 look grainy. I know this because I upgraded from. a 7290 to an 8700g. Its also slightly larger.

    Next EDGE.

    What can I say? Its fast. Way faster than the 7290. Pages load so much quicker than they did on my 7290. And they are way clearer due to the screen.

    Next. It comes loaded with 4.1 OS already.

    Next is volume on ring tones. 100% better than the 7290. You will have no problem hearing that puppy.

    It has speakerphone that is just really good. Google maps are really quick to load. Applications run smother.

    Its just an all around better device. Far superior to the 7290. Even if you upgraded your 7290 to 4.1 it would not compare to the 8700 series Blackberry.

    So for my opinion I say go for it. You won't regret it. I promose you won't.

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    Re: 8700 vs 7290

    I agree with John that you won't regret it...

    I kinda look at it like this:

    Compare the Honda Accord and the Acura TL...

    Both made the the same company, yet one is obviously superior to the other...

    Just my 2cents

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    Re: 8700 vs 7290

    Also you don't want to forget about that intel inside.

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    Re: 8700 vs 7290

    If your banking on build quality, be warned RIM missed the boat big time on the 8700. I'm on my third junker of an 8700. They don't even come close to the durability of past 77xx, 72xx etc. devices. No doubt the cheapest and worst BB I've used to date. I'd kill for the 8700 technology with 72xx durability...
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    Fairly soon I will be converting my phone plan to Cingular (from an old AT&T plan). My BlackBerry is on Cingular, so I'm going to ditch my phone and use the BB as a phone instead. I'm thinking about getting an 8700 to replace my 7290, since it has some better phone features (ie. speakerphone).

    Is the 8700 noticeably better than the 7290 in any other ways?

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    Re: 8700 vs 7290

    Get 8700! I too just upgraded from 7290. I love it! Fast and super sexy!

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    Re: 8700 vs 7290

    My new 8700 is pretty bad ***. A few of my friends have the 7290. I let them play with the 8700 for a couple of minutes and they are making the switch ASAP. I really don't think there is a comparison.

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    Re: 8700 vs 7290

    It's all about the Intel

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    Re: 8700 vs 7290

    I just got the 8700g and man this thing is awesome it holds a much better signal for much longer, it's fast Oh man! I'm losing my mind uploading the MP3's I had made for my MDA. I wish I had bought it a lot sooner! There's no comparison to when I had the 7290 none whatsoever. It's like driving a chuckwagon and then driving a Grand Prix! Zoom, zoom, zoom!

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~Welcome to the 8700 club msbrenda64!

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