BlackBerry Forums Support Community
              

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-20-2009, 04:57 PM   #21
Kimberlee
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Kimberlee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Canada
Model: Z10
OS: 10
PIN: Ask Me
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 27
Default

Please Login to Remove!

To me the new 9700 does not even feel like a Bold. My 9000 just feels like a classy phone. It has substance and is sexy. The 9700 is just a glorified 8900 with 3G. Rim should of released a proper replacement for the Bold. I cannot justify paying $299.00, I will keep my 9000 until something better comes along.
Offline  
Old 11-20-2009, 05:44 PM   #22
leicashot
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Model: 9800
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 60
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimberlee View Post
To me the new 9700 does not even feel like a Bold. My 9000 just feels like a classy phone. It has substance and is sexy. The 9700 is just a glorified 8900 with 3G. Rim should of released a proper replacement for the Bold. I cannot justify paying $299.00, I will keep my 9000 until something better comes along.
Agreed....I'm considering to go bakc to the Bold 9000 from the 9700 for the keyboard, screen and feel/design. The only thing stopping me is the smaller size for my pocket and better battery life, not that the Bold was bad.

Possibly the new white 9000, that things is pimped sweet!
Offline  
Old 11-20-2009, 07:30 PM   #23
torberry
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: May 2008
Model: 9780
Carrier: Pigeon
Posts: 250
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimberlee View Post
To me the new 9700 does not even feel like a Bold. My 9000 just feels like a classy phone. It has substance and is sexy. The 9700 is just a glorified 8900 with 3G. Rim should of released a proper replacement for the Bold. I cannot justify paying $299.00, I will keep my 9000 until something better comes along.
CLASSY! LOL.

Are you even listening to what you're saying?

I get that you like the slower, bulkier and poorer camera phone, but it's not classier!

People, you are so influenced by marketing you have no idea!

Last edited by torberry; 11-20-2009 at 07:32 PM..
Offline  
Old 11-20-2009, 07:42 PM   #24
MidnightDraven
BlackBerry Mensa
 
MidnightDraven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chester,UK
Model: 9000
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Tesco Mobile
Posts: 9,481
Default

I find the Bold's chrome buttons in the bezel looks "smarter" or even "classier" than the rubberised black buttons in the 9700.
To me the rubber makes it look a bit cheap.

Id rather have proper buttons than the rubber "over a button" look.

I also find the screen, with the bevelled shaped sides looks slightly less appealing than the bold's smooth flat screen.
__________________
~Midnight Draven

"That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings... and call off Christmas."

Last edited by MidnightDraven; 11-20-2009 at 07:44 PM..
Offline  
Old 11-20-2009, 10:17 PM   #25
flash24
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
flash24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Antonio, TX
Model: 9930
OS: 7.1
PIN: 3319688F
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 2,178
Default

One other thing that I found appealing is the size of the 9700, it's almost identical compare to my 8900.

And I never thought I would say this since it's a bold, but the 9700 keyboard is amazing!
__________________
http://twitter.com/billydasco

Proud to Serve USAF
Offline  
Old 11-27-2009, 01:43 PM   #26
rontiu
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: May 2007
Model: 9800
OS: OS 6
PIN: N/A
Carrier: ATT Wireless
Posts: 98
Default

I am divided, as I like the bigger screen on the 9000, but I have to admit the extreme better battery power consumption is a definite winner for the 9700, in addition for the unit to run things somewhat faster than the 9000.

Anyone upgrading from something else than the 9000, I cannot imagine that they wouldn't like the 9700.

Just one minor headache, new accessories are required e.g. new usb/sync cable, car adapter...as the newer blackberries are now using a micro usb!
Offline  
Old 11-27-2009, 01:50 PM   #27
J
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NJ/NY
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.296
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 337
Default

Yes.
__________________
Do not boast old woman, your death sits in that cage...
Offline  
Old 11-27-2009, 01:55 PM   #28
mas90guru
CrackBerry Addict
 
mas90guru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Connecticut
Model: 9800
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 655
Default

At first I couldn't get over how much lighter and "plasticy" the 9700 felt. It's grown on me though and I like the increased camera as well as more application memory.

If it makes the mid-day "out of memory" problems disappear then I'll deem it a worthy upgrade for my usage pattern
__________________
http://www.s-consult.com
Schulz Consulting
Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 Support and Consulting
Offline  
Old 11-27-2009, 02:02 PM   #29
NJBlackBerry
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: SGS7
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 27,948
Default

I'll alert the media.
Offline  
Old 11-27-2009, 02:47 PM   #30
ifonline
Magic Bananas
 
ifonline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Braselton, Georgia
Model: iP4S
OS: 5.1
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 2,350
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by torberry View Post
People, you are so influenced by marketing you have no idea!
Thank goodness you aren't though, right? I mean, it must be nice to be so pure an individual... such a free thinker. Count yourself lucky that you aren't burdened with the inability to think for yourself like the rest of us "common folk" are.

I long for the day that I can break myself free from these chains wrapped around me by major marketing departments around the world. Just once I want to buy something because I want it, not because someone else wants me to want it. Of course, how would I convince myself that I want it not because someone else wants me to want it, but because I want it just because I want it? Well, I guess one day I'll have an enlightened experience just as you must have, and it will all make sense.

Torberry, just know that you are my hero. Although you probably can't see me because I am lost in a sea of robotic consumers guided by marketing, know that I look up to you... and not because some flashy marketing campaign told me I want to.
__________________
Ian

Semper Fi 3/2/2
"Wow" is now overused. Therefore, I will use "Magic bananas" instead.

Last edited by ifonline; 11-27-2009 at 02:50 PM..
Offline  
Old 11-28-2009, 10:35 AM   #31
NJBlackBerry
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: SGS7
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 27,948
Default

Quick everyone, run out and buy a new iPod. Because they have new colors.
Offline  
Old 11-28-2009, 10:42 AM   #32
ifonline
Magic Bananas
 
ifonline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Braselton, Georgia
Model: iP4S
OS: 5.1
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 2,350
Default

I'm already headed there. I saw a commercial last night for them, and once I finished wiping the drool from my mouth, I decided that I must have one. Or possibly two.
__________________
Ian

Semper Fi 3/2/2
"Wow" is now overused. Therefore, I will use "Magic bananas" instead.
Offline  
Old 11-28-2009, 10:43 AM   #33
NJBlackBerry
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: SGS7
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 27,948
Default

See, you are totally controlled by advertising and marketing.
I KNEW IT.

While you are out (and, by the way, you should have been out YESTERDAY), pick up something else you don't need.
Offline  
Old 11-28-2009, 10:54 AM   #34
ifonline
Magic Bananas
 
ifonline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Braselton, Georgia
Model: iP4S
OS: 5.1
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 2,350
Default

I went out yesterday and picked up some new fluorescent tubes for the kitchen overhead. Strange, though, as I don't have a fluorescent light fixture in the kitchen. I'm still scratching my head over that one, but it sure seemed like the right thing to buy at the time.
__________________
Ian

Semper Fi 3/2/2
"Wow" is now overused. Therefore, I will use "Magic bananas" instead.
Offline  
Old 11-28-2009, 11:44 AM   #35
Wavester
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Wavester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA/Southern NJ
Model: 9900
OS: 7.1.0.xxx
PIN: the tail on a donkey
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 164
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry View Post
See, you are totally controlled by advertising and marketing.
I KNEW IT.

While you are out (and, by the way, you should have been out YESTERDAY), pick up something else you don't need.
I am waiting for Madison Avenue to tell me what I don't need but need.
Offline  
Old 12-02-2009, 04:21 PM   #36
rscaron
New Member
 
rscaron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Southern Maine
Model: 9700
OS: 6.0.0.344
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 9
Default

I never get all that excited about electronics but now that I have the Bold 9700, I am hooked. I absolutely LOVE this phone. The new trackpad is amazing. I got used to it in about 5 seconds and never looked back to the trackball, no more dirt, an gunk on the trackball. The phone is fast as lightning on downloads. Wi-Fi and 3G work great! I get 3G almost all the time even here in Maine. It's feels smaller than my Curve. In fact my 9700 sits veru loosley in the belt cliip leather case I was using for my Curve. I don't like to make predictions but I think the 9700 is where it's at right now and will be "the" phone to have.
Offline  
Old 12-02-2009, 05:11 PM   #37
Shaun
Retired BBF Moderator
 
Shaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.296
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 2,384
Default

I would really like to know the statistics on the following:

How many early adopters, of the 9000, that complained about its size being too large, are now also part of the group saying the 9700 is too small.

Though very few would ever admit to such a reversal in opinion, because preference and opinion never waiver, it would be interesting to to know.
__________________
Offline  
Old 12-02-2009, 08:10 PM   #38
JRawlinson
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.405
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 41
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ifonline View Post
I'm already headed there. I saw a commercial last night for them, and once I finished wiping the drool from my mouth, I decided that I must have one. Or possibly two.
I saw that same commercial and was also overcome with an irresistable urge to buy one, but my wife and I were in the woods relaxing in separate bathtubs at the time, so I couldn't justify getting dressed and going to the store.
Offline  
Old 12-02-2009, 09:27 PM   #39
ifonline
Magic Bananas
 
ifonline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Braselton, Georgia
Model: iP4S
OS: 5.1
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 2,350
Default

Nice!
__________________
Ian

Semper Fi 3/2/2
"Wow" is now overused. Therefore, I will use "Magic bananas" instead.
Offline  
Old 12-03-2009, 08:39 AM   #40
msteadman
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Model: 900
PIN: N/A
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 35
Default

Wirelessly posted

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaun
I would really like to know the statistics on the following:

How many early adopters, of the 9000, that complained about its size being too large, are now also part of the group saying the 9700 is too small.

Though very few would ever admit to such a reversal in opinion, because preference and opinion never waiver, it would be interesting to to know.
I would also be curious to hear this. I was an early adopted of the 9000, purchased it the day after it was released on AT&T but never had a problem with the size. Even now after having switched to the 9700 as of last Friday, I appreciate the 9700's smaller form factor but the 9000's size was never a problem for me. Perhaps it is because I have ridiculously big hands, but I am almost prefer the 9000 in that single aspect. Though I am accustomed to the 9700 now and have no regrets in switching to it, in my opinion at least nothing beats the 9000's keyboard. Also I didn't think the 9700's smaller screen size would be noticeable, but to me it is.

That all said I love this phone and am glad I made the switch. Especially so given the price I paid for it, $125 after MIR and only 1 year into my 2 year plan. The increased memory is great, haven't had to battery pull once. Also the battery life is amazing. Perhaps my 9000's battery was faulty as this one seems to last at least twice as long.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

siemens 6ed1 025-1fb00-0ba6
$45.0
siemens 6ed1 025-1fb00-0ba6 picture11 - SIEMENS 3TC4417-0A CONTACTOR COIL 24VDC (VERY NICE TAKE OUT)
$10.0
11 - SIEMENS 3TC4417-0A CONTACTOR COIL 24VDC (VERY NICE TAKE OUT) pictureINDUCTION SENSOR Siemens 3RG4041-6AG01 / X1X # 2 1155
$72.0
INDUCTION SENSOR Siemens 3RG4041-6AG01 / X1X # 2 1155 pictureSiemens E0816ML1125S Surface Mount Load Center
$24.8
Siemens E0816ML1125S Surface Mount Load Center picture12 - SIEMENS 3RT1017-1BB41 CONTACTORS (VERY NICE TAKE OUT)
$10.0
12 - SIEMENS 3RT1017-1BB41 CONTACTORS (VERY NICE TAKE OUT) picture






Copyright 2004-2016 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.