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It didn't look like a large keypad to me.
They look a little bit bigger when compared to the 8100 for example. It's hard to tell completely though as both pictures are taken at different distances.
8220 and 8100 at Phonescoop.
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The keypad of the 8220 is much bigger than that on the 81xx. I have mine side by side right now and the 8220 is almost twice as big height wise! Width wise they seem exactly the same.
I don't have big fingers, but I love the big keys on the 8220! It's very easy to type one-handed on. :-) I truly love the 8220 for it's size and keys/suretype (coming from an 8120 which I really liked as well). My only complaint is that the processor sometimes does not seem up to the demands of the 4.6OS and I get tired of the hourglass.
I am really torn because I love everything about this BB except that, and I don't know if that is enough to move and deal with the things I don't like about the larger BBs (Bold and 8900 being the options I'm considering).
I would love for RIM to upgrade the flip with a higher processor!!! Anyone heard any rumors of a flip2 coming out? ;-)
Last edited by gritsinct; 02-07-2009 at 05:24 PM.
Totally agree with you about the Flip, I love the new keyboard too!
Originally Posted by gritsinct
Which OS are you running? If it is the original .151, it was known to be somewhat "laggy". I've since upgraded to .200 (now a .209 & .222 are both out as well) and I have hardly any lag at all unless I'm streaming video or audio down over the net.
I love my 8220. I am going to wait untill the 11th of Feb for the 8900 to come out. When that happens I will most likely upgrade to it. Other than that I have loved my 8220 I say if you dont want to wait for the 8900 then do it. Blackberry Heaven here we come!!
I have to vouch for the keys on the 8220 being larger (I have an 8100, 8320, & 8220). Not having the QWERTY will take some getting used to, but you will love 4.6 OS (and the nice screen on the new models)
I am currently using the 8220 but looking hard at the 8900's and have 2/11 circled on the calendar.
Lol circled on calendar! That's funny!
if i were given a choice the 8900 would win hands down. this flip was free to all who attended the dev conf. while i LOVE the big screen on my 8310, i haven't been able to give up 4.6. they keys are definately easier to type on than the 81xx series keys. they are flat and flush almost.
the only thing that i can gripe about at this time is that my suretype typing speed is faster than what the processor can handle. wish they would have made this one with the faster processor too like the newer bbs.
I, too, love the flip its an amazing device but if you had to pick then yeah I agree with everybody the 8900 would win hands down and in my book it did win as thats the phone i have now.
And even before my BBs were stolen, I used to only use my flip for workouts and stuff but the 8900 was always my daily driver.
bikedogrun, I have .222 on my 8220. I've only had it updated a few days but haven't noticed any huge difference. (I updated to .174 as soon as I took it out of the box so I can't compare to OS prior to that.) I'm big on multitasking so I put my BB through a lot, which is probably why all the hourglass instances. And it's really not that horrible, I'm just not a very patient person so any delay bugs me!
For those touting the 8900, could you give me specific reasons why? This feels like the old 'curve vs pearl' arguments. But in those a person was usually pushing the curve because of full qwerty or bigger screen. Those are good points but I really like SureType and I'm fine with my screen size - although I am guessing that the 8900 has a better processor? I'd love to hear more.... I really don't like the size of anything bigger than the pearl - I like sticking it in my pocket the majority of the time. My daughter has a curve that I've played with often and I won't say that it's not a great BB, I just do not like the size!
I hope this inquiry is helpful to Mark Stone as well, since I'm not trying to jack his thread! LOL
I just got a Flip 8220 from my service provider for 50$, my hickup its the Joints that hold the screen and the phone, since i check over a 12 times a day my phone, would like to know who much ware will this reprecent, could it brake easy? will it last?
also betewen the 8220 and Storm, regadles off the Wi-fi,..? what would be the best choice
the hinges are very durable. i open it up 100+ times a day, have been using since oct and no sign of wear
I got the flip for my wife and am now on number two. The build quality is not up to usual BB standard and the OS has lots of lag. In short get tohe bold or 8900. I am on the 9000 and it is the ultimate BB cadillac. Best I've ever owned. Nuff said.~via smartphone~
~via smartphone~in my opinion I would just buy an unlocked bold from ebay and put my sim chip in it from tmobile and boyah! There you have it a brand new BB with full keyboard wifi and GPS but without 3G because tmobile hasn't launched fully into 3G yet but as far as I know the bold still works on edge most of the time anyways atleast in my area for att that is.
Go for the 8900!
I've had the chance to try out the Bold, Storm, 8900, Pearl, and Pearl Flip. Given the choice to pick any one, I'd pick the 8900 for the full QWERTY keyboard and 512MHz processor. My second choice would be the Pearl Flip, but you have to love SureType (having 2 letters per key). Check out my videos and see for yourself:
Bold vs Storm vs 8900: youtube.com/watch?v=Shm5T0zL0hQ
Pearl vs Pearl Flip: youtube.com/watch?v=KDz4PZPc5bo
Either way, you'll be buying a really good device and you'll be glad that you did.
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