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    Hi fellow PSers, I currently have a BB 8900 w/ T-Mo. I am thinking of switching to a Bold. I know the "Driftwood" is slated to come to T-Mo at some point in time. Pricing for the Bold isn't an issue, it also seems like the Bold has a more solid feel to it than my 8900. Just looking for some other opinions from Bold users. Also my 8900 isn't as quiet as I'd like it to be a lot of "clickety-clack" is still there too. Thanks everyone, I appreciate it. I'm looking to get a Rogers / AT&T branded Bold.
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    Coming from the 8900 it may take a bit or time getting used to the size of the device and the keyboard, but those go away. I actually type a lot faster than the Curved sized keyboard on my Bold, which surprised me. Overall, I love the Bold. I just suggest you upgrade the OS though, it makes the phone worlds better.

    And being that it's a good amount of time into the production life of the Bold, I'd assume that you wouldn't have any problems with the build quality of the phone. Are you sticking with TMO with the Bold?
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    No downside, I've owned both and found them about equal. I do like the extra app memory of the 8900.
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    BIG DOWNSIDE to going to the Bold!

    It will spoil you!

    They are BOTH great devices but I left my 8900 for the Bold just for the keyboard and larger screen. The keyboard on the 8900 was exactly like my Curve which I always found a little small to me.
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    well i have a storm now but i use to have a Bold and the 8900 as well but just to give my opinion the bold was way better, because of the mem space and of course the size of the Keyboard, I have this tekkie friend who has a storm now (and he tweak the hell out of it) and told me "touch screens are the way of the future so i figured i get on that now, but between the 2 (8900 0r 9000) i would pick the bold....
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    I love the Bold. My roommate traded her bold for a 8900 and a iphone. I think the feel of the 8900 is a little feathery. It feels as if I might break it.
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    Yes Snipes, I do plan on staying with T-Mo using the Bold even though my contract will be up sometime next year.
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    Coming from the 8900 it may take a bit or time getting used to the size of the device and the keyboard, but those go away. I actually type a lot faster than the Curved sized keyboard on my Bold, which surprised me. Overall, I love the Bold. I just suggest you upgrade the OS though, it makes the phone worlds better.

    And being that it's a good amount of time into the production life of the Bold, I'd assume that you wouldn't have any problems with the build quality of the phone. Are you sticking with TMO with the Bold?
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    Thanks for all the feedback post this far. I like it, I'm going to work on getting a Bold here pretty soon. Not to make this a "Tour" thread but I did step into VZW today to check it out. Its nice, I played around with the keyboard that basically made my decision solid about getting a Bold. Its pretty nice though, the 8900 is still smaller than it, the VZW store rep politely directed me to a HTC phone that was not the Tour but I eventually found it lol.
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    The only downside I did not see mentioned here is that although it was WiFi for data, to the best of my knowledge the Bold will not support UMA calls. I considered one but that was a deal breaker for me.
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    I love my Bold. I used to have a curve, and I gave it to a friend of mine when I got my Bold. When she has problems with the curve, she comes tome for help, and lemme tell ya! I just didn't know what I was missing when I had my curve! The Bold is so fantastic, even tho I had some troubles with mine. The keyboard is great and doesn't make that "clickety" sound u were talking about. And the screen? Oh my gosh! What an amazing difference! I think the bold is the way to go! Mist definitely! Good luck in whatever u choose!
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    Gary is right if you thinking to use the UMA feature the Bold doesn't support that, other than that I'd say is the way to go...
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    I had the Bold (still have one for work) and switched to the 8900.. I do agree, the Bold keyboard is better however, UMA, memory and form factor is better for me with the 8900!

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    he only downside to the 9000 is ATT - other than that, great device.

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    Great device , it has everything and is pretty solid.
    Only downside is if you drop it

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    I have a Bold and love it... I am pretty sure you will enjoy it to fulliest ablility!! You will not regret it....
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