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    Bold: not ready for prime time...

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    After one week of truly trying to like my Bold, I'm done with it.

    Here are the problem areas that caused me to give up my Bold.

    1) WiFi performance: Would not connect reliably and stay connected
    2) Browser: Required resetting to optimize use of 3G or WiFi
    3) Batt Door: Poor latch, marginal materials and build quality
    4) Call Quality: Very inconsistent, ranging from great to mediocre at best.
    5) Battery: Life was quite variable, and simply not long enough
    6) Build Quality: Unacceptable for a top of the line BlackBerry
    7) Speed: 3G was slow at times, unlike my other 3G smartphones on AT&T
    8) Keyboard: Soft key presses, lack of tactile feedback
    9) Connectivity: Two much "hunting" between 3G and EDGE
    10) Browser: Poor page rendering
    11) OS: Too buggy, requiring updates frequently
    12) Chrome Surround: Poor material choice, flimsy, prone to damage

    I'm now enjoying my trusty, reliable, 12 mo old, good as new Curve 8310, more than ever!

    Cheers...


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    i agree that the materials used make the bold feel cheap... esp for top of the line.. buuut.. i have a case on mine... and it makes it feel like a tank...

    im very mixed about the keyboard... its just.... different..

    the battery needs work... mine barely lasts the day for me... and even then, i have to go light for the last 2 hours.. but nothing an extended battery cant fix...
    torched!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joewoo View Post
    i agree that the materials used make the bold feel cheap... esp for top of the line.. buuut.. i have a case on mine... and it makes it feel like a tank...
    im very mixed about the keyboard... its just.... different..
    the battery needs work... mine barely lasts the day for me... and even then, i have to go light for the last 2 hours.. but nothing an extended battery cant fix...
    I'm truly glad yours is working for you.
    Please don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing the Bold.
    It's just not to my liking at this time. I stand ready, money in hand for the Bold version 2.0
    That's the one that will have all the bugs worked out, and be a real winner.....


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    mmmmm 2.0 please dont get me thinking about that yet.. mmMmmMmmm..
    torched!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joewoo View Post
    mmmmm 2.0 please dont get me thinking about that yet.. mmMmmMmmm..
    > UNOFFICIALLY <

    Model: Bold ver. 2.0
    When: Q2 or Q3
    How Much: Priced to compete ($199?)
    Importance: Currently on RIM's top priority list.


    I do not take this lightly & I'm not posting frivolously.


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    I made the same observations and sold the thing after one day Archer.
    Waiting for Javelin

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    I love mine. batt latch is fine on mind, browser is great, wifi and 3g stay connected. I agree on the materials but its still a blackberry, they all feel cheap but take a beating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PittsDriver View Post
    I love mine.
    I'm truly happy that you got one of the "good ones". Celebrate that, and Enjoy!


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    wow that sucks to hear that you didn't find the bold all that great archer.

    my money is on the STORM and the javelin. I know your not much for touch screens but we have to agree that the javelin will (hopefully) be a great phone. I haven't heard anything about it since this whole storm craze. anyone have any info on the jav?? still coming? abandoned?

    I never REALLY liked the look of the bold, especially the keyboard. I have not gotten the chance to play with it extensively but from what I have felt of it and seen of it I'll keep my 8330 thank you very much.
    "If you ever lose your keys in a river of molten lava, let 'em go, cus' man, they're gone!!"-Jack Handey


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    Quote Originally Posted by PittsDriver View Post
    I love mine. batt latch is fine on mind, browser is great, wifi and 3g stay connected. I agree on the materials but its still a blackberry, they all feel cheap but take a beating.
    pearls feel solid
    lighten up...life's too short

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    Quote Originally Posted by luciferseamus View Post
    anyone have any info on the jav?? still coming? abandoned?
    The Javelin is indeed on it's way soon. To be called Curve 8900 with EDGE only.
    Then a few months later, a 3G version will be released. This is the one I am getting without hesitation, it will be fantastic! What carriers? AT&T will have the 3G version for sure, other than that, I'm not sure.

    Cheers
    Oh, and remember... the best BlackBerry is the one you have in your hand....


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    why do you feel that the javeline will be better? Since it is basically a smaller version of the bold with the same browser, smaller keyboard and the only differences being visual with a better screen and better camera.
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    Oh, and remember... the best BlackBerry is the one you have in your hand....
    that's for sure!
    as soon as I got my curve in my hand I was truly amazed!

    can't wait to at least check out the javelin and the storm though.
    "If you ever lose your keys in a river of molten lava, let 'em go, cus' man, they're gone!!"-Jack Handey


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    Quote Originally Posted by Capdot View Post
    why do you feel that the javeline will be better? Since it is basically a smaller version of the bold with the same browser, smaller keyboard and the only differences being visual with a better screen and better camera.
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    from what I understand...
    (and correct me if I'm wrong)
    the javelin will have a faster processor more internal memory a sleaker design and more of a curve keyboard then a bold one.
    "If you ever lose your keys in a river of molten lava, let 'em go, cus' man, they're gone!!"-Jack Handey


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    Quote Originally Posted by luciferseamus View Post
    can't wait to check out the storm though.
    lighten up...life's too short

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