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    Forgive my noobie-ness, but what's the difference between the 9900 and 9930?




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    Quote Originally Posted by biggsd View Post
    Forgive my noobie-ness, but what's the difference between the 9900 and 9930?
    One is CDMA which can run on networks such as Verizon, one is GSM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    One is CDMA which can run on networks such as Verizon, one is GSM.
    Didn't say which one was which Joe

    The 9900 is a GSM device (think AT&T and T-Mobile and the rest of the world pretty much) and the 9930 is a CDMA device (Sprint and Verizon)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentBlackBerry View Post
    Didn't say which one was which Joe

    The 9900 is a GSM device (think AT&T and T-Mobile and the rest of the world pretty much) and the 9930 is a CDMA device (Sprint and Verizon)
    Thanks sir!

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    Thanks guys!

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    biggsd, thanks for the topic!

    In times of anger, the keyboard alone kept me loyal to RIM; it's the only thing that's never failed me on a Blackberry device. I cannot use any other device because the BBs have me jaded.

    I absolutely loved my original Bold 9000's wide & flat keyboard. I had used a Curve and then a Pearl, so the joy of a full keyboard without annoying gaps between the letters, to me, was phenomenal.

    I touch-type on my Blackberry (meaning the same thing as on a computer, that I do not look at the keys because I no longer need to), and my WPM [Words Per Minute, a common typing speed benchmark] decreased significantly when I purchased a 9700 with its condensed keyboard.

    My current 9800 doesn't even have a bona fide keyboard, but rather a softer mold insert into the bottom slide.
    It is even smaller than the 9700 keyboard! It feels like texting on an old Motorola Razr (I only went through 6 of those...:no

    Anyway, I guess my point is to give it time*, and try to compare your usage.


    You are SO lucky that you even have a carrier that offers you a 9900! AT&T is too busy removing NFC from my future device, or something... :crazy:


    *Each device took me about a full month (two for the Torch) to adjust... I love my 9800 Torch that so many here in the USA detest!! I hated mine for 5 weeks and now I won't even sell it when I move on... If that can happen with a Torch, imagine what you can get out of a 9900!

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    Having had mine for a few hours

    it's so much better then the bold 9700. The touch screen you can pinch zoom when on the web like Apple's iphone makes it quicker to read the pages.
    The metal ring around the outside makes the phone feel solid.
    The key board is the best for typing as the 9700 was not too good.
    Don't want or need a super big screen, that's what will save you battery life.
    The speed of the processor really shows over the 9700.
    The phone is thin and wide, this makes it easier to hold and remove from the holster with better control then the 9700.
    Oh yeah, the on board 6gig memory blows me away, plus my 16gig removal card, plenty of storage now.

    If not for this phone,(9900).... after looking at the 9780 awhile back, I was thinking about a Android.
    Rim really did it right, I think the 9780 was a band aid for the 9700 when they saw how well os6 ran. My 9700 with the latest leaked software ran great and I didn't feel a need for a 9780. This 9900 is a whole nother animal!...oceanghost

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    Great points, ClubStudios and OceanGhost!

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