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    Question Should I Replace My 8310?

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    Right now i have a bb 8310 from att and its pretty beat up ..the silver ring around the track ball is chipping off and turning black and then the trackball itself hardly moves sometimes..since the morning today i haven't been able to move the ball left or down so I cant even use my bb especially when i' ve been getting alot of texts today (i even tried cleaning it twice with alcohol and still no luck) ...soo im thinking of getting a phone new BB ..should i just get my current curve replace OR i buy the bold...i' m a student in college and so far i love my curve but is the bold really that good ?

    ...what do you stacker's think..i know this is a pretty lame question but would be nice to have some info on what other people think...thanks !

    i just don't want to wait till april for my upgrade to get a new phone don't know how i will last till then...

    I WISH I COULD GET THE STORM BUT SADLY NOT FOR ATT...:cry:

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    Ash,

    You can get a Curve for free these days (WireFly.com) or pay a couple hundred bucks to get the Bold. Personally, I'd like a Bold, too, but am a little hesitant to get one because of all the issues reported here on the Stacks. My two cents, but get another Curve unless you have the money + the time to spend upgrading the OS on the Bold to find one that works for you.

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    i'd buy a trackball kit and replace it.

    black trackball

    white trackball

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    ^^^ LOL! Well, yeah, there's that option, too! Unless you're chicken to do stuff like that like me!

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    Not sure about kind of issues RoGro may be refering to, but I have a Bold and have not had a single problem in the months that I have owned it. That said, if you like your curve a simple new trackball will fix it.
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    Yes, I change trackballs all the time. My Curve is 7 months old and on trackball #4 I don't like when they look dirty....at all!

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    ^^ you should get the black one

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericcif View Post
    I have a Bold and have not had a single problem in the months that I have owned it.
    As have others, Eric! Glad to hear you have a good one! Take a cruise through the Bold threads, though and you'll see folks who've gone through 5 to 6 devices before finally getting one that worked as well as yours.

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    I just bought a pristine 8310 from a fellow Stacker to have as backup till the Magnum's released, or until RIM markets something that has a better browser and a trackball that isn't buried. In my opinion the Curve is the best Blackberry that's ever been produced. Please see the information below in regard to keeping yours in good shape:
    CLEANING v1:
    1. Power the Blackberry off.
    2. Take a Q-tip and dip the tip in rubbing alcohol. Blot on a paper towel to absorb excess moisture.
    3. Swab the trackball with the Q-tip, rolling and depressing the ball in the process.

    CLEANING v2:
    1. Power the Blackberry off.
    2. Pry the retaining ring off with a fingernail, using equal pressure all around to insure that the three
    prongs that hold it in place are not damaged. Drop assembly into palm.
    3. Spray the assembly with Windex, then depress and roll the ball around in every direction.
    4. Using a fingernail, flex the end of each roller away from the assembly a couple of times.
    5. Allow to dry for 20 minutes.
    6. Position hangers to left and right, then drop assembly back into aperture.
    7. Align three prongs and gently depress retaining ring back into place.

    REPLACEMENT:
    1. Power off your Berry.
    2. Lightly pry the retaining ring off as described above.
    3. Drop old trackball into palm. Toss or retain as backup.
    4. Prepare a Q-tip with rubbing alcohol as described above.
    5. Swab the inside of the aperture, including the copper square in the middle.
    6. Allow to dry thoroughly.
    7. Drop the new assembly into the handheld, as described above.
    8. Position the retaining ring with prongs at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock as described above, and gently press
    into place.

    It's good to keep a backup. Here are some sources:
    Atomic Trackball, $9.99 Taiwan: http://cnn.cn/shop/blackberry-curve-...ll-p-3968.html
    Standard, $12.99 incl ship from Albuquerque, NM: www.bbtrackball.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrichiodo View Post
    ^^ you should get the black one
    I do, but I missed the glow already swapped it for a new white one!

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    Thanks for the quick replies people ..i was about to get a new replacement phone but i just ordered a new white trackball because i kind of broke the chrome ring around it as well lol...i might buy the black one later because it doesn't come with the ring and mainly it looks awesome but now bad part i have to wait for 7-10 business days to recieve it ... =/..
    till then i can't use any applications just call and answer a few texts...never thought it would be this hard already going into withdrawal 0_0

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericcif View Post
    Not sure about kind of issues RoGro may be refering to, but I have a Bold and have not had a single problem in the months that I have owned it. That said, if you like your curve a simple new trackball will fix it.
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    I've had several Curves before upgrading to the Bold. I am sorry I did not do this earlier. No offense to Curve. Owners but this is a superior device in every way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokem View Post
    I've had several Curves before upgrading to the Bold. I am sorry I did not do this earlier. No offense to Curve. Owners but this is a superior device in every way.
    Here is where we fall into the "it's a matter of opinion" debate.

    I have, among others, the Bold 9000, the Curve 8330, and the Curve 8900. It is hard to say which is my favourite. I wouldn't want to part with any of them.

    The Bold, as far as speed is concerned, kicks the other two to the curb, BUT.... Were I to be forced to give up 2 devices in lieu of one, I would have to ditch the Bold and the 8330.

    For all it's speed and the 3G, I would have to say it is like holding a deck of cards to the side of my face when I am talking on the phone.

    If someone is using a Curve because they like the size of the device, then I would have to suggest they upgrade to the 8900. Bold featurse in a sexy curve design. My question though is WHY DIDN'T IT COME OUT IN 3G?
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