blackberry bold 9700 or nexus one....


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  1. adamlovesu

    adamlovesu Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    im going to college soon and i need a device that will last at least a year..... now after reading the nexus issues with returns and screen cracks and hardware issues and software issues it makes me think the device wont last...... but blackberrys are proven to last years and years..... need some serious help on this one guys.... im getting either one on feb 12th.....
     

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  2. rubi76

    rubi76 Well-Known Member

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    enjoy your blackberry dude. good luck with the screen and the software as well .....let me know when you want to customize anything....
     
  3. huntington

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    go with the blackberry. being in college you tend to lose a lot of things and if you happen to lose a blackberry....it might get returned.
     
  4. adamlovesu

    adamlovesu Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So being an ass helps dude. Damn stupid fanboys jeez. Anyone can tell u that a nexus won't last long.... Look at it's probs everywere but it's a great device .....
     
  5. konman795

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    I've been using Blackberries for the past 5 years now and I recently made the switch from my Curve 8900 to this Nexus One. First of all, both of these devices are great in different ways, but a few things I miss a lot from my Blackberry

    1. Keyboard, I could type without looking and FAST without any mistakes. Composing emails, text messages and stuff was easy and efficient.
    2. Push notifications, literally everything is instantly "pushed" to your Blackberry, not much syncing.
    3. Battery on the Blackberry is much better compared to my Nexus One.

    Overall though, the Blackberry is a productivity machine mainly because of it's superior keyboard. But since you're a college student, like myself, I would go with the Nexus One... there's much more customization and entertainment value in the Nexus One.
     
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    The Nexus One is made by HTC, so is my Sprint Hero...absolute garbage (the hardware anyway). I would stay away.

    I loved by Blackberry Pearl, but I hated the Tour (home lights didn't shut off & crappy reception)


    BB > Nexus One
     
  7. adamlovesu

    adamlovesu Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks sir well said but I won't be a college student till jan 1st..... So I'm saying the nexus won't last that long due to al of it's quirks how's yours do you think t will last??
     
  8. rubi76

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    you gotta compare apples to apples. It's like asking if you should buy an SUV or Sports car..... it depends what you need.
    If you want productivity, physical keyboard, something you will heavily use in the business world get the BB
    If you want freedom to customize, a beautiful screen for media, and you are into touch screens get the N1.
    As for the N1 not lasting long... I don't think this hardware will fall apart in a year, the screen is sharp and the built is strong. Obviously if you read the forums the 1-2 people who got a broken screen will post. The same is true for every phone though, including BBs.
    So I wouldn't worry too much about the N1 falling apart within 1 year....
     
  9. g_patrick15

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    I just left the 9700 for the nexus one. Take that as you may. But I'm not gonna knock the 9700 because it was a damn good device. It was my second blackberry. I left the the curve for the G1, the G1 for the 9700, and now the 9700 to the N1. I think its because I personally enjoy Android better than the blackberry os. Personal preference, but both are pretty solid choices.
     
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    I would agree... as a previous Nexus One owner, STAY AWAY from the Nexus One and all the HTC'ness of it... OP - you'll REGRET the day you ever bought one when you actually have to deal with HTC customer support... TRUST ME....
     
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    you'll be back.. the day you have to deal with HTC on customer support... or you get frustrated with the Nexus battery life vs that of the 9700... ;)

    despite its archaic OS, i've had a much more pleasant experience with my 9700 (i finally got my hands on a Made in Canada one that has been flawless so far... running OS 5.0.0.442 now... solid 3G service... as a phone and messaging device, it cannot be beat!)
     
  12. adamlovesu

    adamlovesu Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks this helped me alot sir now I have 1 more question people with the phone do you guys think it will last a while even with these probs... like does it feel like the hardware will hold up.... I'm not worried bout customer service because eric tseng said on engadget that there working on it and that he's aware of the issue.
     
  13. g_patrick15

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    You sure i'll be back? I'm not too convinced. Have no problems so far with the Nexus One. I like blackberry, but its exactly the same as it was when i left, minus a little polishing. Nothing new. If I ever left Android my OS of choice would be BlackBerry, but just because YOU went back to the blackberry doesn't mean that everyone else will. The 9700 had kick ass battery life, but my N1's battery isn't too bad. Worse than the 9700 certainly, but not a deal breaker. Everything else, IMO, is better on the N1 minus messaging, because nothing beats a physical keyboard. But Better Keyboard is pretty good, and the stock keyboard wasn't that bad. I left blackberry because I relied heavily on the mobile internet, and the 9700 left a lot to be desired. Blackberry internet sucks. Even when I had full 3G coverage (Atlanta is pretty much well covered with T-Mobile 3G), the browser(s) would not connect to the internet sometimes. Between Opera, Bolt, and the stock Browser, everything involving the internet was not up to par. Even email wasn't as good as it should have been, given the sometimes weekly outages. Like I said, I'm not here to bash the 9700, its a very solid device. But for media? Internet? Modernness? No. In 2008 when I had my 8320, I thought it was great. Its a shame that everything is essentially the same, minus some spit-shining and polishing. Some may look at that as a good thing, but its not always a good thing to stand pat while the rest of the industry is passing you by. That's what RIM does: stand pat. The whole industry is being transformed, and RIM is oblivious. They've got headphones on. The innovations that Android, Apple, and even Palm have made has left the regulars like Nokia and RIM seriously look at the way they handle things. Hell, after years of forcing users to use crap browsers, RIM is developing a webkit browser with their acquisition of torch. There devices certainly look great on the outside, and perform fairly well on the inside. But all blackberry's look and act the same on the OS side. The only difference I see between my 8320 and 9700 is that the 9700 doesn't leak memory like the curve did. Otherwise the only difference is an updated theme and better hardware. OS 5 feels just like 4.5, the last OS i had on my Curve. They may have added minor details and things on the back end, and a few directly to the end user, but all in all nothing new. Android grows everyday. Its intuitive, customizable, and works pretty well for me. I love the integration with Google services, as I use the Calendar and Contacts along with GMail and it certainly makes setting up the phone easier. In all seriousness, going from the G1 to the 9700, from a usability standpoint, felt like a step back. But at the time my G1 was on the fritz and I knew and trusted Blackberry. Would I do it again? Probably so, but I'd still take an N1 over a Blackberry. Probably won't be going down that road again, as I am sure my OS of choice will be Android for the foreseeable future. I don't consider myself a fanboy of anything, I go with whats best for me, and right now thats Android for my phone needs, OSX for my laptop, and Xbox 360 for my gaming.
     
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    How about you get a Razr v3 and call it a day?
     
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    I have a BB user for almost 10 years. Still use my Bold 9000 for work. Got a Nexus One and am slowly transitioning away from the BB.

    There really is no benefit to a BB other than physical keyboard which is a personal preference thing. As a college student, I would think the typing speed of a virtual keyboard should be sufficient for the quantity of email / texts you will be spending. Also as a student, I would want more screen size, better browsing experience and better apps. The Blackberry fails miserably in all those categories. BB software is wack and RIM cannot upgrade software efficiently relying too heavily on wireless carriers.

    I heard RIM is working on v 6.0 of their software yet the Bold 9000 is still on 4.6 (official). Epic fail.

    Perhaps in 2+ years, RIM software will visit the 21st century. For now ,it is still using the same core software it had in the 90s and definitely the same browser.
     
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    mi_canuck Well-Known Member

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    You might want to lay off the coffee... it was tongue-in-cheek...

    You might also want to use paragraphs to get your points across...

    And I don't disagree that a BB is a terrible multimedia device.
     
  17. Fatal Exception

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    Nexus by a mile. Blackberries are old tech.
     
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    I cant understand the argument between these two phones. First of all, the nexus one is a very solid device hardware wise. Its half metal, and it doesnt feel like there is anything that could possibly "break down" hardware wise. These phones have COMPLETELY different user experiences. The 9700 is closed source BB, and with that you live the BB way. The N1 is android, and therefore you have alot more customization. You have more apps, games, etc, and some decent business apps as well.

    The N1 has push email.. dont let anybody fool you, ive gotten email to my phone before faster then receiving it through gmail online. Software bugs are software bugs, and that has nothing to do with the phone "holding up." Bugs ge fixed, and right now with my rooted N1 i have all the bug fixes, plus a total of 250 megs free ram with running applications.

    N1 is the obvious choice, unless you are a legitmate business user, which you obviously wouldn't be in college.
     
  19. adamlovesu

    adamlovesu Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Good words sir. I'm just nervous because people are already on their 2nd units due to touch screen issues and screen cracks.......
     
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    The screens don't just crack for no reason haha. Ive had the nexus one since launch with no problems. There are such things as bad apples, on all sides of manufacturing.

    Why do you think that t-mobile is starting a trackball replacement porgram for blackberry's? At least the nexus one has a tuouchscreen when the trackball goes bad, with the blackberry its toast.
     
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    adamlovesu Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    derf thats why the 9700 has a trackPAD.

    have you seen the dust under screen thread lately.... kinda makes it a dealbreaker unless its fixed.
     
  22. acjei

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    yea i accidentally broke my BB curve 8520 last friday and i do miss it a little but i gotta admit....BB was NOT cuttin it for me..internet was slow as hell and the OS was extra dull/boring...it had the best battery life out of any phone ive ever had but besides that..i cant say i miss it too much...i had a G1 and i dearly missed the Android OS when i got my BB...so yea im gettin a N1 soon...cant wait....but yea it really just comes down to personal prefernce..get whichever you like more!
     
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    adamlovesu Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    well of course i like the nexus one more!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but its probs are so severe....your nearly guranteed to get dust under the screen and crap like tht which makes my worry about its longevity.... how long did you have your bb?
     
  24. acjei

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    i got it as a gift in mid Oct...so like 3 months lol

    and bout the dust issue...just get an invisible shield for it..i always had one on my G1 and it worked fine
     
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    i doubted the n1 at first, but after using it since jul 7, and coming from the e71/e72, i'm feeling quite satisfied with the product.

    dust won't kill the longevity, i seriously doubt it could accumulate so much that it inhibits the screen's visibility. i've exchanged the phone twice for dust under the screen, but both times it didn't affect visibility... i just hated having the imperfection for a 530 usd phone.

    i doubted the longevity of the technology, but as long as android is continuing to get software development, the tech life will continue. i'm confident about it's potential.

    n1 does everything i want it to do, and basically flawlessly. things are quick. one could worry about the trackball but it's used so infrequently i'm not concerned. multitouch is on the essential apps now. the screen is sharp. maybe one could want a bigger screen, but this is satisfactory.

    i don't pay for data now, and i don't know if i ever will. but if i do, it certainly won't be for t-mo 3g. this is the only tech limitation i can think of. if it comes out for ATT like it seems like it will, we're covered on the good carriers in the u.s. (att/vzw).

    hopefully this thing will be good for me over the next 2 years. kinda like my old w810i...

    maybe this helps.
     

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