Played with a Bold yesterday

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  1. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    It was nice and sleek...Felt nice in my hand...Very iPhone-ish...The leather on the back was a really nice touch.

    The screen was a HUGE improvement...

    When I showed the blackberry exec my iPhone he said, "not only does this look nicer, I can actually type." So I challenged him to writing an email dictated by another person - from standby to compose to send and I beat him...Let's just say he was kind of embarrassed :)

    Great device that will spur some great competition and innovation in the market!

    Has anyone here tried one that can share their experience?
     
  2. gloss macrumors 601

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    Nice job with the e-mail competition.

    The Bold looks like a pretty great device, though. If I were a Blackberry type I'd probably be all over it.
     
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    I got play around with my friend's blackberry as well. I liked it (I used to own an 8700), it was a good size, weight, shape etc. The screen was really nice, the interface was good as well but I found myself getting annoyed that I had to scroll to icons - I felt inclined to just tap the screen instead. Not to mention, the whole time in the back of my mind was, "I bet I can't remote-control my laptop with this... I bet I can't stream my movies to this and use a cable to output them to my TV... I bet this is a pain to sync with my mbp"

    Overall though it is a great phone and would probably tell people to look at it if they were in the market for a stylish and functional smart phone (as well as saying to look into the iPhone...)
     
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    I gave it a go, but I couldn't wash that "nastiness" out of my hands! Never touch a BB-B the rest of my life. :eek:
     
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    Where did you find a Bold? Do the stores have them yet?
     
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    For me it was just friends that work at RIM that had them for whatever reason.
     
  8. The General macrumors 601

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    :D That's hilarious. I was at the AT&T store with my friend, and some AT&T guy was trying to talk him out of buying an iPhone. Saying it didn't have 3G, this and that. I challenged him to load www.wikipedia.com faster than me, on his 3G phone (I forget what kind it was, it was ugly, I know that much) and even though he had 3G, I beat him. :D His crap phone maybe have downloaded it faster than mine, but mine rendered it a billion times faster, and it actually looked like Wikipedia, not some crap mobile site. :rolleyes:
     
  9. TStewart422 macrumors member

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    Yet ANOTHER reason that I'll be getting the iPhone 3G instead of any other phone! :apple::D
     
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    you may want to fix your sig....


    iPhone 3G 16GB (June 11th, baby!)
    iPod Touch 16GB
    MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM
     
  11. TStewart422 macrumors member

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    D'oh! Thanks, brah!
     
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    The OP reply:

    For me it was just friends that work at RIM that had them for whatever reason.
     
  14. stevehp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A friend of mine works for RIM.

    I definitely think the UI needs improvement, but it's a big change over current BB platforms.
     
  15. davidlw macrumors 6502a

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    I don't suppose that they said when we can expect to see the Bold on the street?
     
  16. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    one time i touched a LG voyager, and my fingers burnt off and now i have prosthetics, trust me, if you love your hands, dont use the voyager
     
  17. alejovh1 macrumors regular

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    some say in July for ATT and september for the rest? looks nice except for the small screen:p
     

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