BlackBerry Curve 8900: Perfect Match for Apple Unibody

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Kardashian, May 6, 2009.

  1. Kardashian macrumors 68020

    Kardashian

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    Just this past hour taken delivery of my brand new BlackBerry 8900.

    Amazing, amazing. Despite lacking in 3G it kicks the Bolds ass in my opinion. Nicest looking BB ever.

    Silver metal and glossy black, looks *awesome* next to my Unibody MBP and silver 4G Nano.

    Maybe we should start a PIN sharing thread? :)
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    pics or it didnt happen

    damn im lazy, i couldn't even be bothered to google it myself.

    Yeah, it looks nice, but too many buttons, I reckon.
     
  3. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    I was sent one of these as an upgrade by my carrier. It was a really nice phone, I would have kept it but my 2G iPhone is still fine and I managed to sell the Curve for £350.

    The Curve is one of the few phones that I've used that compares to an iPhone in the 'feel'.
     
  4. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes, its very sleek, considering all the buttons (QWERTY), and the fact is has removable battery.

    I wanta physical QWERTY keyboard, so there's no way around that. The phone itself operates from a trackball, and 4 other buttons: connect, disconnect, menu and back.
     
  5. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    That's a pretty sexy phone, I like the recent blackberry products. Though I probably just like iPhone killers. Keeps up the competition, just wish the carrier plan was less...:(
     
  6. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

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    Verizon, por favor...

    I like this phone...the newer BlackBerrys are the only smartphones worth having other than the iPhone, IMHO. But RIM, WTF...no Verizon CDMA love? Grrrrr. :mad:
     
  7. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    ur getting the niagra aka tour in a few months. Simmer down.

    and its nicer looking but not better than the bold.
     
  8. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Basically what I said. The Bold is only better b/c of 3G and slightly faster proc.

    This has a better camera (a LOT), nicer keypad, better screen.

    I don't notice it as being slower - and I came from a Bold.
     
  9. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    I still can't believe, as we approach the middle of 2009, that people settle for non-3G phones. I honestly can't believe it. The 8900 is a great looking phone, but I prefer to get things done, and if I don't have WiFi reception (or it's being flakey at the moment), you can bet I can hop on 3G and get my stuff done fast.

    It's almost like hearing of someone still using dial-up for their computer.
     
  10. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Ha! I chose to buy a 2G iPhone over a 3G. My experience of 3G has been poor battery life, call drops and often not that much of a speed increase to show for it.

    I felt 2G was a hell of a lot more reliable, and after 18 months of 3G going back to a 2G phone was bliss. No call drops, perpetual signal, no battery paranoia :)
     
  11. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't get 3G where I live or spend most of my time so for me, it makes no difference.

    I have wifi pretty much everywhere, which my 8900 has.

    And, there's more non-3G phones on the market than 3G, so to go by your advice it would seriously limit my/other peoples choice of handsets, and more importantly, networks.
     
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