Blackberry...which one is the best...?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones Forum' started by burnleypingu, Apr 26, 2007.

Tags:
  1. burnleypingu

    burnleypingu
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I've currently got a Nokia N80 and i'm very happy with it but a few of my mates have both got a blackberry and they do nothing but praise it as they all say its a must have device/phone

    I'm not to sure as i'm not 'clued up' on phones really but i'm getting very tempted to ditch the traditional looking phone and join the black berry revolution

    From looking at the t-mobile site (as thats what netwwork provider my mates have the device with) they have a few models but i'm after the ones which have the 'instant email feature' as this would be very useful to me

    So with that in mind, it looks like is either one between the below:

    BlackBerry 7130g

    [​IMG]

    The BlackBerry 7130g provides complete features and functionality, including:

    Phone.
    Email.
    Text messaging (Short Messaging Service and Multimedia Messaging Service).
    Web browser.
    BlackBerry Internet Service™ Instant Messaging.
    Integrated address book, calendar, memo pad, task list.
    Speakerphone.
    SureType keyboard technology with QWERTY, QWERTZ, or AZERTY-style layout.
    Bluetooth® capability for hands-free dialogue via headsets and car kits.
    Integrated attachment viewing.
    Compatibility with popular Personal Information Management (PIM) software.
    Polyphonic ring tones for personalizing your device
    Bright, high-resolution display, supporting over 65,000 colors.
    Dedicated Send and End keys.
    64 MB of memory.



    Blackberry 8100g Pearl

    [​IMG]


    The BlackBerry Pearl provides complete features and functionality, including:

    Phone.
    Email.
    Text messaging (Short Messaging Service and Multimedia Messaging Service).
    Instant Messaging.
    Web browser.
    Camera.
    Media Player. Audio and video playback in a variety of formats.1
    Push-to-talk (only available from Cingular)
    Integrated address book, calendar, memo pad, task list.
    BlackBerry Maps™, the best way to find your way.*
    Speakerphone and voice activated dialing.
    SureType® keyboard technology in a QWERTY-style layout.
    Bluetooth capability for hands-free dialogue via headsets and car kits.
    Integrated attachment viewing.
    Compatibility with popular Personal Information Management (PIM) software.
    High resolution, light sensing screen that adjusts lighting levels automatically for ideal indoor and outdoor viewing.
    Dedicated Send, End and Mute keys, a pearl-like trackball navigation system, plus user definable convenience keys.
    64 MB of memory and expandable memory via microSD card.2




    Blackberry 8800g

    [​IMG]


    The BlackBerry 8800 provides complete features and functionality, including:

    Phone.
    Email and text messaging (SMS and MMS).
    GPS-enabled for location-based services.*
    BlackBerry Maps, the best way to find your way.*
    Integrated address book, calendar, memo pad, task list.
    Web browser.
    Instant Messaging.
    Media Player. Audio and video playback in a variety of formats.1
    Full QWERTY keyboard.
    The tethered modem capability lets you use the device as a wireless modem for your laptop or PC.
    Speakerphone and Voice Activated Dialing.
    Bluetooth capability for hands-free dialogue via headsets and car kits.
    Stereo headset capable.
    Integrated attachment viewing.
    Compatibility with popular Personal Information Management (PIM) software.
    High resolution, light sensing screen that adjusts lighting levels automatically for ideal indoor and outdoor viewing.
    Dedicated Send, End and Mute keys, a pearl-like trackball navigation system, plus a user definable convenience key.
    64 MB of memory and expandable memory via microSD card.2



    Which one would you say is the best and which one would you reccomend and why?
     
  2. Ataripower

    Ataripower
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2005
    Messages:
    3,153
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    North London
    Ratings:
    +343
    Good choice, the Blackberry. I used to have an N80 and to be honest didn't think much of it.

    Bought the Blackberry Pearl 8100. Its the only Blackberry that can pass as a standard looking phone in terms of size, weight etc. It looks great and the instant push email works a treat. Highly recommend

    Cheers

    Andy
     
  3. coffee break

    coffee break
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Messages:
    185
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +14
    burnleypingu

    I think you have the wrong picture for the 8100 Pearl.

    Try this link:
    http://na.blackberry.com/eng/devices/device-detail.jsp?navId=H0,C101,P203

    The pearl is a really nice handset, and quite small, especially compared to the other blackberries available. Unless you are going to be a heavy user, typing long emails, it'd definately be the one to go for. It's a good compromise between an phone and an email device.

    Simon
     
  4. burnleypingu

    burnleypingu
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks for your quick responses

    Yeah i agree. I love the N80 but i'm getting to a stage now where the internet/email sides of things are getting more important/useful so thats why i'm considering the switch

    I like the pearl but the keyboard looks like a horror to use as i will be using it for long and short emails. Thats why the 8800 struck my eye due to the easy to use keyboard on it. But the downsize to that phone mainly is the size of it compared to the pearl (which is like andy said more of a phone).

    Another problem i could have, i'm stuck with three till feb next year. Is there anyway i could use my 3 sim in a blackberry or would i have to wait till my contract runs out to get one...?

    BP
     
  5. jian

    jian
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2001
    Messages:
    2,576
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Ratings:
    +77
    The Nokia E61 has ood reveiws and is apprently better than the Blackberry. You can get them pretty cheaply off ebay as well as it has just been superceded by the E61i.
     
  6. burnleypingu

    burnleypingu
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I think you've just solved my problem mate.

    Thanks :smashin:
     
  7. fizl

    fizl
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,164
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Not in London
    Ratings:
    +460
    I use the pearl and once you get used to the kepyboard it is absolutely fine in my opinion for typing on. Its predictive text is amazingly good

    Shaz
     
  8. burnleypingu

    burnleypingu
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I've spotted a E65 on ebay but its from ireland and simlocked to vodaphone ireland - is there anyway this simlock can be lifted so i can use it on 3..?
     
  9. apolloa

    apolloa
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    6,219
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,350
    If you want to use email. I would still recommend the Blackberry. The 8100 Pearl gets fantastic reviews and by god is it sexy, I sudgest you pop in your local phone shops and take a look, it's much narrower then an E61.
     

Share This Page

Loading...