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    Anyone go from the Bold to the 8900?

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    Hey guys, should I ditch my Bold for the 8900? Or, should I wait for the Onyx? HEEELLPPP!!!

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    Yup, I did it, apart from the snob factor and smaller screen, I am actually quite happy! Battery life is better ( no 3G) and it doesn't bother. Got a 8GB card so memory is not a issue. I like the smaller form factor and the track ball is real smoooth! Go for it!

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    Robin, Have you seen much of a difference in having 3G or not having it?

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    I did na dback to the Bold I went. The only advantage the 8900 has is a superior camera and memory! MUCH superior camera but not enough to make up for the slower processor and keyboard.

    The Bold is mine and here to stay until the Oynx
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    I did it Friday-its the same to me, other than a very slightly slower process speed. I can't get 3g wheere I live so that was not a factor. I'm liking the 8900, and am not downing the Bold, it was the best berry I've owned. This is just as good.
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    Greg, Any idea when the Onyx comes out?

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    Wait for onyx..... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by silv333 View Post
    Greg, Any idea when the Onyx comes out?
    Likely not till later this year. According to the rumors it will be before X-Mas but they way RIM and AT&T are keeping things secret it could be WAY before. I thought the 8900 was a bit of a surprise. RIM must forget about corporate sales and go for the indivigual owner. I think they are going to rush this to market as fast as they can as there are alot of other devices out there and one thing that both AT&T and RIM have learned is that new inovative hardware SELLS! The market is SO competitive that no MFG can sit back on it past laurels.

    No one here knows so it is all speculation
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    Cool...I'll sit and wait it out. Thanks for the feedback!

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    Most of the rumors I've been hearing are speculating around September or October. All in all though, it becomes a matter of personal preference. Like some of the other posters, I have no need for a 3G phone as I have to go about 25-30 miles in either direction to get 3G access, so I'd much more prefer to have my Wi-Fi feature.
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    I switched from my Bold to the 8900 and after 48 hours & reverted back to the Bold. I like its bigger keys, faster processor and 3G, more for the ability to get messages while on a phone call than the speed factor.

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    I will say I loved the camera on the 8900! Not a big PDA camera user but do use it for work and the images were really outstranding. Being able to focus on close objects was big and I can not wait for the ONYX to bring ALL of these great features intoi one device.
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    i had the bold, and went to the 8900 because of size and look.
    there really is absolutely no difference from the 3g of the bold...it might just be a personal prefrence for some ppl.
    and size does matter...less is more so the 8900 is nice and compact.
    better battery life and amazing resolution.

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    Yes, I did exactly the same and agree with you 100%
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    I love the 8900 resolution compared to that of the Bold though I never owned a Bold. I'm very content with my 8900...it's not perfect, but a big step in the right direction for RIM .
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