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    8800 vs Curve

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    So which is better? I'm sure someone has already posted this thread but I must ask. Which is better?! And why?!

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    Re: 8800 vs Curve

    people can tell you which one THEY like better, but the fact of the matter is you need to go out to the store and give them both a try. that is the only way your going to find the perfect blackberry for yourself

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    Re: 8800 vs Curve

    True, well i know i dont really like 8100 because of the keyboard it makes me angry >:O

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    Re: 8800 vs Curve

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    True, well i know i dont really like 8100 because of the keyboard it makes me angry >:O
    Agreed. 8100 keyboard is kinda 'small'. Maybe it's time for you to change to either one above

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    Quote Originally Posted by s16ri View Post
    Agreed. 8100 keyboard is kinda 'small'. Maybe it's time for you to change to either one above
    Haha, thats the whole point of this thread is to find out which is better of the two so I can grab the new one

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    Re: 8800 vs Curve

    I would suggest you the Curve. 8800 no camera, no fun

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    Re: 8800 vs Curve

    also, when 4.3 comes out for the curve, you will be able to record video.

    if you like the pearl because of the size, go with the curve as its not 'much' bigger

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    Re: 8800 vs Curve

    Quote Originally Posted by s16ri View Post
    I would suggest you the Curve. 8800 no camera, no fun
    Whoa I didn't realize that, s16! Thanks for that input.

    Quote Originally Posted by glehman85 View Post
    also, when 4.3 comes out for the curve, you will be able to record video.

    if you like the pearl because of the size, go with the curve as its not 'much' bigger
    Thanks glehman, I will think more about this. I am supposed to by a brand new 8320 from a friend for $325 dollars plus my pearl.

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    Thanks glehman, I will think more about this. I am supposed to by a brand new 8320 from a friend for $325 dollars plus my pearl.
    to be honest, that is kind of steep in my opinion. i bought my 8320 for $300 brand new. i would offer him $300 with the pearl if you really wanted to do that...

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    Re: 8800 vs Curve

    the keyboard on the curve is by far the best out there.. 8800 is not even comparable

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    Re: 8800 vs Curve

    Quote Originally Posted by glehman85 View Post
    to be honest, that is kind of steep in my opinion. i bought my 8320 for $300 brand new. i would offer him $300 with the pearl if you really wanted to do that...
    Hmm, well I mean he has to make his profit... which I understand.

    Quote Originally Posted by rand0m View Post
    the keyboard on the curve is by far the best out there.. 8800 is not even comparable
    Really? Is it that great?... I feel I'm leaning towards the 8300.

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    Re: 8800 vs Curve

    get the curve. its the latest and greatest...it will only get better. (now im going against my original post haha)

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    Re: 8800 vs Curve

    Right now, I have an 8700g, a 8800 and an 8300 Curve. I bought all of them on eBay and they are all unlocked, mainly being used with T-Mobile. Had the 8700g for about a month, then I got the 8800. About a month after that, I got the Curve. I never had a problem with the 8800 keyboard like some do, but the Curve does have a camera (don't use it much though). The reason I guess I'm more stuck on the Curve is that it is a little smaller than both the others and if I really DID need a camera, I'd have one. For the most part, the 8700g would work just fine for me, but mentally I just feel like I have to have the memory card and the ability to play videos.

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    It took a little searching and waiting for the right deal, but here is what I paid (with shipping):
    8700g...$90
    8800.....$137 (plus $13.99 to get it unlocked)
    8300.....$210 (plus $13.99 to get it unlocked)

    As far as getting them unlocked, I just did a "buy-it-now" search on eBay, lowest price first, for "8300 unlock" and found a dealer that had great feedback.

    The 8310 & 8320's are really high right now and if you're not planning on using GPS or the "home calling" WiFi feature, it will save you a bundle to just buy an 8300.

    I actually just bought another unlocked 8300 on eBay, for $150 (including shipping). It's got a few dings, but works perfectly. A friend of mine is test driving it right now, but I may re-sell it on eBay.

    If you are careful and look for the deals, they are out there.
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    Re: 8800 vs Curve

    Quote Originally Posted by finder216 View Post
    Right now, I have an 8700g, a 8800 and an 8300 Curve. I bought all of them on eBay and they are all unlocked, mainly being used with T-Mobile. Had the 8700g for about a month, then I got the 8800. About a month after that, I got the Curve. I never had a problem with the 8800 keyboard like some do, but the Curve does have a camera (don't use it much though). The reason I guess I'm more stuck on the Curve is that it is a little smaller than both the others and if I really DID need a camera, I'd have one. For the most part, the 8700g would work just fine for me, but mentally I just feel like I have to have the memory card and the ability to play videos.

    General Information
    It took a little searching and waiting for the right deal, but here is what I paid (with shipping):
    8700g...$90
    8800.....$137 (plus $13.99 to get it unlocked)
    8300.....$210 (plus $13.99 to get it unlocked)

    As far as getting them unlocked, I just did a "buy-it-now" search on eBay, lowest price first, for "8300 unlock" and found a dealer that had great feedback.

    The 8310 & 8320's are really high right now and if you're not planning on using GPS or the "home calling" WiFi feature, it will save you a bundle to just buy an 8300.

    I actually just bought another unlocked 8300 on eBay, for $150 (including shipping). It's got a few dings, but works perfectly. A friend of mine is test driving it right now, but I may re-sell it on eBay.

    If you are careful and look for the deals, they are out there.
    WOW! Thanks man, you're smart.

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    Re: 8800 vs Curve

    I'm a 8800 owner and I am very happy with the device. It took a little time to get used to the keyboard coming off a 7290, but it is good now. To me the lack of camera is offset by the built in GPS capability. When you hook up to Google maps, you've got a great tool - Directions, traffic, phone directory etc. I think the battery life is a little longer for 8800. I also like the more business like sleek look of the 8800. I think it is the best looking BB made.

    On the other hand, I wish the 8800 had the WIFI capability of the 8320.

    In my opinion. You can't go wrong with either device. Take care.

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