8900 vs Tour
realistically... what are the differences other than gsm and cdma...?
Tour - no wifi with 1XEV, 8900 - wifi with EDGE just for starters
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Originally Posted by Spade
I have never held the 8900 but from what I understand the tour is a little bit bigger but still smaller then the bold.
It has a new keyboard which I love but I have nothing to compare it to. I also have a storm.
The stock os is outstanding! And the screen is beautiful.
Over all I'm very happy with the tour!
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Tour size is between 8900 and Bold (bigger than 8900, smaller than bold).
Tour has KB similar to the Bold
Tour has lower resolution screen
so whats the final say? they similar thats all... i would say the 8900 is just alot better... only cause of a brighter display and wifi!
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Originally Posted by chrapojr
Actually the statement about the Tour having lower resolution is not correct. Take a look at the following chart taken from RIM's website:
Default themes and dimensions for screens and application icons on BlackBerry devices
Just my opinion but I have both and find the screen display to be identical. I like the keyboard better on the Tour as it is a little bigger than the 8900. The Wifi on the 8900 is nice, especially when traveling overseas. But for everyday use I prefer the Tour because it is on VZW's network. TMO is ok, but overall VZW just has better coverage and better call quality. If I could choose only one it would the Tour.
Originally Posted by Spade
One thing everyone seems to forget...
8900 has UMA, Tour does not.
Nothing beats free calls.....lol.
Good point, we can all agree on free
Originally Posted by 306buddyluv
How much app memory does the 8900 have? I'm going to replace my wife's Pearl 8100 on TMO and it seems the 8900 is the way to go, though she likes the 8330 sunset because it's red :no: I think I have her convinced to let me pick this out since I'll have it tricked out before she knows it
essentially there the same (for those people that are going to say there different. i no, but there basically the same). the screen is i believe identical. 8900 has wifi, tour does not. tour as 1XEV(3g) 8900 does not. tour has a different style keyboard. personally if your on verizon go with the tour. if your on tmo, at&t etc. i would go with the 8900. because if your not on verizon then you cant use 3g, just EDGE/edge. 8900 has no 3g, so it would be the same but since 8900 has wifi and tour dosent i would go 8900 if not on verizon
Tour vs 8900 Curve
Originally Posted by jlevy73
I have to agree with jlevey73. I love everything about my Tour and do not miss Wi Fi
Originally Posted by Storm5150
Device Memory is 256mb
I chose the 8900 because it has wifi plus my carrier (centennial wireless) doesn't have 3g network and not sure when they will have it .
my ultimate goal (if at all possible) is to marry up a tour keyboard/bezel with my 8900. I love the tour keyboard but I hate CDMA and no wi-fi is a no go
any guinipigs out there?
Last edited by alfonz; 09-24-2009 at 03:40 AM.
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