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    So I have made up my mind(with help from the GF...AKA the boss) that my Storm is going back and I am done with crappy Verizon service. I am going back to T-Mobile as I know their service and plans as well as their phones have UMA which is a MUST for me, couple that with Myfaves and I will use 10 min a month.

    The problem being is I am torn between the 8320, 8120, and the upcoming 8900. I am waiting to see Amazon.com's price for the 8900 but I'm not totally convinced that the 8900 is worth the money vs the 8320 or 8120 that I can get for .01. And get $100 back on the 8320 or $50 back on the 8120. When you compare the phones side by side for software features, they are identical but obviously the 8900 is faster and better screen.

    I have the 8800 siting on my desk waiting to sell it and I ADORE this phone. I was perfectly happy with the speed and features of the phone but I did not have BIS with Unicel so I opted to go for the Storm. The camera is nice but VERY rarely used. I have used the Storm camera 1 time since buying it. I used to have the 8100 and barely used that camera. I was in LOVE with 8100 but I wanted GPS which come to find out I never use but thats why I opted to get the 8800 back in the day.

    The problem I have is making up my mind with which phone should I buy.

    My list of my personal Pros/Cons of each phone:

    8320 Pros:
    Full Keyboard(used to it)
    Not horribly big
    Stable OS$100 back if bought off Amazon
    Cons:
    Keys don't seem very good
    Doesn't seem very sturdy

    8120 Pros:

    Small Sleek Design(LOVE IT) I loved not having a brick against my face
    Stable OS
    Well built phone
    Cons:
    Used to a full keyboard so would take time to get back into rhythm
    Only $50 back on Amazon

    8900 Pros:
    Very well built
    Full keyboard
    Used to the form factor
    VERY Nice Screen
    Cons:
    Price as of now
    Don't really use many of the new features

    So I am torn, is the 8900 really worth it or should I go back to something familiar and Stable because only time will tell if RIM is even going to do anything to continue to improve the new BB's

    Any input is appreciated!
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    wait for the 8900. don't fall for all these anti RIM shananagans that you've been reading
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    Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
    wait for the 8900. don't fall for all these anti RIM shananagans that you've been reading
    Eh. But is it really worth spending the money on it vs getting the other 2 for free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotCelica View Post
    Eh. But is it really worth spending the money on it vs getting the other 2 for free?
    that would be a personal choice. to me it would be because i like to have the new shiny toy,but to the others may be the way to go.
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    I own an 8320 9which is quite sturdy and reliable) and an 8220 (love the size, memory, and 4.6) and I believe that sometime around Feb 11 the 8900 will become my primary device. You missed 4.6 OS, GPS, smaller than the 8320 with more on board memory and I believe a hot swapable/external media card bay in your positives.

    If price is your primary concern, then the 8900 may not be for you. No doubt it will be 1/2 the price in a few months. If this is a new line....you may, however, want to wait and see where sites like lets talk come out (or even the new PS sales site)- they are typically cheaper than the TMO prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryF View Post
    I own an 8320 9which is quite sturdy and reliable) and an 8220 (love the size, memory, and 4.6) and I believe that sometime around Feb 11 the 8900 will become my primary device. You missed 4.6 OS, GPS, smaller than the 8320 with more on board memory and I believe a hot swapable/external media card bay in your positives.

    If price is your primary concern, then the 8900 may not be for you. No doubt it will be 1/2 the price in a few months. If this is a new line....you may, however, want to wait and see where sites like lets talk come out (or even the new PS sales site)- they are typically cheaper than the TMO prices.
    In my pros/cons I put them as my personal ones based on the devices use to me

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    don't short yourself and get the 8900. Maybe a little more but a quality phone.
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    In all honesty, the best thing to do is to go to the store and get a feel for all of the devices you named (I may even suggest the 8220 since you used a Pearl before). The one that's the best for you is the one that you find the easiest to navigate, hold and type on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EricaJ1073 View Post
    In all honesty, the best thing to do is to go to the store and get a feel for all of the devices you named (I may even suggest the 8220 since you used a Pearl before). The one that's the best for you is the one that you find the easiest to navigate, hold and type on.
    Easy said than done. I live in Maine and there isn't a T-Mobile corporate store here at all and the authorized dealers never carry the blackberry's unless they are super overpriced. I know how both the 8320 and the 8120 both feel as AT&T carries the 8310 and 8110 and same casing just diff features. Either way I am going to order the phone off Amazon just IDK which one to get. I am leaning towards the 8900 as I would assume it should be nicely priced on Amazon, I am just sick of waiting lol

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    Out of all of those, I'd probably recommend the 8900, but only after reading the reviews that come out. The extra memory would be worth it to me. I went with a Bold over the 8310 or 8320 mainly because of the memory (and partly for the screen and so I wouldn't have to choose between wifi or GPS).
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    i can say that when the bold comes out for verizon, i will be upgrading but the curves are great and i have one and love my curve
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