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    biggsd is offline BlackBerryOS Noobie
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    9900 - Not sure I like it

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    Had a look at one in the Carphone Warehouse and compared it to my 9700. Although thinner, its got wider and IMO less comfortable to hold. Also the screen size doesn't seem to have benefitted from the increased footprint of the unit, nor are the keys any easier to hit so the extra size doesn't seem to have that many upsides on first acquaintance.

    I only hope the 99xx series isn't my only route to v7 'cos I'll be a bit stuck as to my next upgrade when the time comes.

    Does anyone else feel the same or am I just being picky?




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    Unfortunately, I haven't had the honor of playing with a new 9900 yet. I really can't wait though. I'm hoping
    I won't feel the way you do. I've waited so long. It would definitely be a disappointment if I didn't like it. Maybe you need some time with it. I remember when I upgraded to my first full keyboard from a Pearl. I loved that Pearl sooooo much that it was difficult to enjoy the larger BB. I was soon won over though after spending several days with it. Probably wouldn't like the Pearl anymore as silly as that sounds

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    The Torch 9800 was a pain to get used to, as I had the 9700 and 9780 before it. But, with time, I began to really love it. Still love the physical keyboard. The integration of a touch-screen took a while before I stopped cursing it (and began using it :P) and I learned to used the lock button to prevent pocket-dialing and inadvertent message deletion, etc...

    Any current users of the Bold 9700 9780 that had a Bold 9000 previously, really wished they had the old 9000 form-factor. I believe many new 9900 owners will really enjoy the bigger real-estate (and the blinding speed) of the new Bold

    Thank god its not a huge adjustment (like switching to Android or others) the keyboard shortcuts, etc, will still be there.

    Ditto on the Pearl sentiments :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggsd View Post
    (Stands-by for flaming...)
    Had a look at one in the Carphone Warehouse and compared it to my 9700. Although thinner, its got wider and IMO less comfortable to hold. Also the screen size doesn't seem to have benefitted from the increased footprint of the unit, nor are the keys any easier to hit so the extra size doesn't seem to have that many upsides on first acquaintance.

    I only hope the 99xx series isn't my only route to v7 'cos I'll be a bit stuck as to my next upgrade when the time comes.

    Does anyone else feel the same or am I just being picky?
    Welcome to BBOS. Everyone here is definitively entitled to their opinion so there will be no flaming here. I think you brought up some pretty valid points regarding the size differences. The 9900 is a little bloated compared to the 9700, and after a while of using it could become cumbersome.

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    SAY NO TO FLAMING! That being said, I completely disagree lol... I remember when the Bold 9000, the device the 9900 was modeled after, came out, it was such a change from previous BlackBerry devices that some people, even yours truly, considered it to be the best BlackBerry back then. It might be that that has had an influence in how we feel about the device but most likely not. I personally love the big keyboard and was SO happy they brought it back.

    Others though don't like the big keyboard though and this is why RIM is better than Apple. BlackBerry gives you choices. If you don't like the Bold 99xx series but what OS 7, guess what? You can get the Bold 9790, which will be coming out later and get the best of both worlds. If not, you can also pick up a BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360, or 9370 instead.

    Either way, BlackBerry = #winning

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    Thanks for the replies folks. I'm a few months off being able to upgrade my handset , but by the time I do it looks like I'm going to be spoilt for choice . I'm a fairly recent convert (using a BB for just over 12 months), but I can't see myself going to another make anytime soon; I just love my 9700 (just wish it was a bit quicker).

    Roll on upgrade time!

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    I love it

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    I know a lot of users with larger hands like the larger keyboards. I for one am one of those users. I had a hard time using the keyboard on my 9650.

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