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post #1 of 80 (permalink) Old September 2nd, 2011, 07:14 Thread Starter
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I currently have a terrible phone and am strongly thinking about updating to the new Blackberry Bold 9900. There's a deal on right now with Telus to get the phone for $100.00 on a 3-yr term.



What do some of you think about that phone and blackberries in general? I'm debating about getting an Iphone but I'd say I'd use my phone more so for work and for txting. To me, the txting on an Iphone is quite difficult, while the Blackberry keyboard seems a lot more convenient.

Any other recommendations for a new phone? I don't really want to have to pay a lot and I think I'd be better off with a phone that has a qwerty keyboard, whether it still has a touch-screen or is more of a Blackberry-type model.

As you can probably tell, I don't know a great deal about cell-phones.

I've heard that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro is pretty good:



Also, the Motorola Droid 3:



Samsung Epic 4G:



This website has some of the others recommended:

http://www.reviewgist.com/best-cell-...werty-keyboard

Anyone know anything about any of these phones? Any advice would be appreciated.

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keyboard phones? Sorry can't help you.


Just to give you a heads up. Stay away from RIM OS, lucky for you only the first phone has RIM OS.

Out of those phones the Droid 3 will probably be the best spec wise. Dual core 1Ghz CPU with Gingerbread(Android 2.3) right out of the box and a nice 8MP camera. Xperia is also Android 2.3 out of the box, but a single core CPU. The Epic 4G if you were to get it from Sprint it's one of the most buggy phones of the Galaxy S variants so I would stay away from it. If you get one of the European versions than it's a different story. I have a different variant of the Galaxy S and it's a nice Android (smart)phone. But it was a good phone last year. If Xperia is cheaper, get that. Anyway I suggest you try them all if you can.

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Thanks Doctor, I appreciate the advice. I'm not sure I could 'try them all' but this gives me a better idea.

One question though: why stay about from RIM OS?

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For the same price, would you buy the Iphone 4G 16gb or the Blackberry Bold 9900?

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I've had Nokias, Samsungs and the Apple -I4 ..I very easily transitioned to the i-Phone 4 because in the last 10 years I had been a user of their I-Pods..

Their phone gives me that plus countless other features. To me there is NOTHING better out there than Apple..

We also own and I Phone 3 and an I Pad-2.

My i-phone is just amazing !!

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I got a Samsung - I9000 two days ago and I am over the moon.
What an amazing phone: slim, nice design, works amazingly, so many apps to play with.


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For the same price, would you buy the Iphone 4G 16gb or the Blackberry Bold 9900?
Iphone, but you can wait till Iphone 5 is out that one is going to be 4G(internet wise). I'm assuming they don't change much in price the iphones were you live. Blackberry doesn't really appeal to me. All business and no fun.
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I got a Samsung - I9000 two days ago and I am over the moon.
What an amazing phone: slim, nice design, works amazingly, so many apps to play with.
welcome to the club, ta gezofsh

S1 is nice, S2 much better

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I have a Torch 9800. Love it. I use Blackberry Bridge between my Torch and my Playbook tablet.

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Well, I ended up buying the Blackberry Bold 9900. I really like the phone and I think it suits my needs. I'm mainly using the phone for work, txting, etc. Not much of a tech-geek, so, I think this should do the trick.

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Nokia N9 seems interesting, though the OS issue is a concern

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I really hate to say it but I don't think any phone is as great as the iPhone. Wait for the iPhone 5.
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I use N8, Like the phone a lot. Small and handy, Super Camera 12mp etc

2 dislikes :
the Wlan drops, needs to be reconnected manually all the time.
Symbian is dying. My next phone must have android.
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I really hate to say it but I don't think any phone is as great as the iPhone. Wait for the iPhone 5.
fanboy loser. Apple has to sue the other phones in order to compete.

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No, it's the Megoo thing, but intel is considering not backing it anymore.

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fanboy loser. Apple has to sue the other phones in order to compete.
No, I do not like almost everything that Apple is about, but it is hard to deny they almost always have the best products, including the iPhone.
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Iphone, but you can wait till Iphone 5 is out that one is going to be 4G(internet wise). I'm assuming they don't change much in price the iphones were you live. Blackberry doesn't really appeal to me. All business and no fun.

welcome to the club, ta gezofsh

S1 is nice, S2 much better

Hey thanks indeed. Faleminderit shume. Samsung telefona te hatashem ka prodhuar.


I agree, S2 is the best smart phone ever made until the moment I write this. It was way beyond my budget so I had to settle for the current one.
But I don`t regret, this S1 fulfills my needs!

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No, I do not like almost everything that Apple is about, but it is hard to deny they almost always have the best products, including the iPhone.
I don't think so, it's more of the hype and the "cool" part. Spec wise they're always inferior to the competition especially when it comes to the Macs. They got the looks but are so 2 years ago.
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Hey thanks indeed. Faleminderit shume. Samsung telefona te hatashem ka prodhuar.
vertet jane nice. I've had the S1 for a year, lovely phone. Which version do you have out of the box? Android 2.2?

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The fact that everybody has a blackberry is enough for me to hate it. I too have one but it was not my choice. It has a brilliant design (physical, packaging and look and feel) to it (must admit, the best ive seen), but its not easy to use. So it sucks. I got a $10 Nokia aswell which I want to use and chuck the BB away. Its rugged, easy to use, and can call and SMS.

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