Weekend Contest ‘Will You Upgrade to the Blackberry 8700′

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This weekend’s contest is entitled ‘Will You Upgrade to the Blackberry 8700′. The big news this week was obviously the official announcement of the Blackberry 8700c, even though spy pictures have been released months prior the information on the device was sparse. Now we have a better gauge on the Blackberry 8700 and the reviews were very favorable for the new Blackberry family member. The New York Times states ‘the 8700c is a welcome development and deserves to be the new standard model.’. So the question is, will you upgrade when it the new device finally hits the store on November 21st or are you content with your current model.

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  • Keith Adest

    I will not be upgrading to the 8700. Although whenever the verizon 7130 comes out i will be upgrading to that.

    I will however deploy 8700′s in my company.

  • Keith Adest

    I will not be upgrading to the 8700. Although whenever the verizon 7130 comes out i will be upgrading to that.

    I will however deploy 8700′s in my company.

  • http://homepage.mac.com/blueeyedphotographer gary conrad

    this will be my first blackberry. i will be switching from the treo 650.

  • http://homepage.mac.com/blueeyedphotographer gary conrad

    this will be my first blackberry. i will be switching from the treo 650.

  • Xavier Gordillo

    I definately am upgrading to the 8700c.
    I am very pleased with Cingular and I look forward
    to working with the EDGE network that they provide.
    I currently have the 7100g…but for a guy who is use to having 2 phones a year this is just in time for my Holiday gift!

  • Xavier Gordillo

    I definately am upgrading to the 8700c.
    I am very pleased with Cingular and I look forward
    to working with the EDGE network that they provide.
    I currently have the 7100g…but for a guy who is use to having 2 phones a year this is just in time for my Holiday gift!

  • Tiago S.

    I think im going to hold out until I see the device in real life. Supposedly the screen is out of this world and speeds almost like a laptop. Actually who am I kidding, i’ll probably buy one the first day they are available.

  • Tiago S.

    I think im going to hold out until I see the device in real life. Supposedly the screen is out of this world and speeds almost like a laptop. Actually who am I kidding, i’ll probably buy one the first day they are available.

  • rob s.

    I will definately be getting a 8700. The way I see it will be like going from a 133mgz 28.8k pc to a 1800mgz 300mbit high end . Zoom Zoom!!!!!

  • rob s.

    I will definately be getting a 8700. The way I see it will be like going from a 133mgz 28.8k pc to a 1800mgz 300mbit high end . Zoom Zoom!!!!!

  • Todd S.

    I will definitely being upgrading as soon as Rogers (Canada) gets the device…rumours are are there will be a press release on Nov 9 with shipments starting late November….I thought the 7100 had good features but they missed the boat by changing the keyboard so now that they’ve gone back and kept the cool features of the 7100 – I’m Sold!!! Can’t Wait.

  • Todd S.

    I will definitely being upgrading as soon as Rogers (Canada) gets the device…rumours are are there will be a press release on Nov 9 with shipments starting late November….I thought the 7100 had good features but they missed the boat by changing the keyboard so now that they’ve gone back and kept the cool features of the 7100 – I’m Sold!!! Can’t Wait.

  • Graham R.

    I just got my first BB in july and i’m hooked, if there is anyway i can swing getting a 8700 i will, even if it costs me money and i loose the fact that my company pays for everything now ;)

    they are amazing

  • Graham R.

    I just got my first BB in july and i’m hooked, if there is anyway i can swing getting a 8700 i will, even if it costs me money and i loose the fact that my company pays for everything now ;)

    they are amazing

  • Graham R.

    I just got my first BB in july and i’m hooked, if there is anyway i can swing getting a 8700 i will, even if it costs me money and i loose the fact that my company pays for everything now ;)

    they are amazing

  • Graham R.

    I just got my first BB in july and i’m hooked, if there is anyway i can swing getting a 8700 i will, even if it costs me money and i loose the fact that my company pays for everything now ;)

    they are amazing

  • Graham R.

    I just got my first BB in july and i’m hooked, if there is anyway i can swing getting a 8700 i will, even if it costs me money and i loose the fact that my company pays for everything now ;)

    they are amazing

  • todd b

    I have owned or used every BlackBerry via Cingular since its inception. ( 900, 6000,7000,7100,7200 series) of course i will upgrade. ALthough, you should have kept the Electron name, it added flare.

  • todd b

    I have owned or used every BlackBerry via Cingular since its inception. ( 900, 6000,7000,7100,7200 series) of course i will upgrade. ALthough, you should have kept the Electron name, it added flare.

  • Alex D.

    I was lucky enough to go the Cingular release party for the 8700c the other night and got to see it in action. It looks great. I definitely want to upgrade if I can talk my company into paying for Cingular Service (we currently use T-Mobile USA).

  • Alex D.

    I was lucky enough to go the Cingular release party for the 8700c the other night and got to see it in action. It looks great. I definitely want to upgrade if I can talk my company into paying for Cingular Service (we currently use T-Mobile USA).

  • Vince T

    I am a recent Blackberry 7100g convert from the great unwashed masses of mere cell phones. Since I have yet to figure out all of the features and capabilities of the 7100g it may be a while ’til I get to the 8700C.

  • Vince T

    I am a recent Blackberry 7100g convert from the great unwashed masses of mere cell phones. Since I have yet to figure out all of the features and capabilities of the 7100g it may be a while ’til I get to the 8700C.

  • Chris King

    I will not be upgrading to the 8700. Well, at least not immediately. I just got my 7520 and it is performing like a champ for me. I keep my entire life in the crackberry and it would be kind of hard to part with this model.

    Besides, there’s nothing like waiting for a sale or for the pricing point to come down before jumping on the bandwagon. Sure, I may be a generation behind the times, but when I buy mine, all potential bugs in the OS will have been figured out and patched for a trouble free experience.

  • Chris King

    I will not be upgrading to the 8700. Well, at least not immediately. I just got my 7520 and it is performing like a champ for me. I keep my entire life in the crackberry and it would be kind of hard to part with this model.

    Besides, there’s nothing like waiting for a sale or for the pricing point to come down before jumping on the bandwagon. Sure, I may be a generation behind the times, but when I buy mine, all potential bugs in the OS will have been figured out and patched for a trouble free experience.

  • John C.

    While I’d like to go to the 8700, the likelihood is slim that I’ll have the option to upgrade. (unless of course, my current one craps out and I can convince the insurance people to move me up)

  • John C.

    While I’d like to go to the 8700, the likelihood is slim that I’ll have the option to upgrade. (unless of course, my current one craps out and I can convince the insurance people to move me up)

  • http://www.SkylineComputerRepair.com/ Justin Worthington

    Our 7100t’s have held up very nicely over the past year, and serve my company very well. I won’t be upgrading our units until they make a model that can do wireless file sharing via Bluetooth.

  • http://www.SkylineComputerRepair.com Justin Worthington

    Our 7100t’s have held up very nicely over the past year, and serve my company very well. I won’t be upgrading our units until they make a model that can do wireless file sharing via Bluetooth.

  • Barry Friedman

    I have continously upgrade my Blackberry from the 7230 through my current 7290. In fact I had he 7100 but was very unhappy with the keyboard and so I passed it down to my wife as a phone only.

    Without question I despised the Treo 650 issued by my company and after 6 months into the deployment project, IT Security mandated the 650 was out of compliance due to the camera. Never know who might be taking pictures of internal documents.

    I will be upgrading on day 1! I must the support the technology platform I like so that there are funds for R&D and new products.

  • Barry Friedman

    I have continously upgrade my Blackberry from the 7230 through my current 7290. In fact I had he 7100 but was very unhappy with the keyboard and so I passed it down to my wife as a phone only.

    Without question I despised the Treo 650 issued by my company and after 6 months into the deployment project, IT Security mandated the 650 was out of compliance due to the camera. Never know who might be taking pictures of internal documents.

    I will be upgrading on day 1! I must the support the technology platform I like so that there are funds for R&D and new products.

  • Gregory Evans

    As soon as my contract allows it I will upgrade. I am very pleased with RIM technology!

  • Gregory Evans

    As soon as my contract allows it I will upgrade. I am very pleased with RIM technology!

  • http://www.crandalls.net/ Justin Crandall

    I would love to upgrade, but I’m not willing to spend a bunch of money, so I’ll have to see what kind of a deal I can get. :-)

  • http://www.crandalls.net Justin Crandall

    I would love to upgrade, but I’m not willing to spend a bunch of money, so I’ll have to see what kind of a deal I can get. :-)

  • http://www.dominodude.com/ Tony Kelleran

    Yes. Fed up with the SureType…

  • http://www.dominodude.com Tony Kelleran

    Yes. Fed up with the SureType…

  • Scott C

    As soon as it is available, I am upgrading.

  • Scott C

    As soon as it is available, I am upgrading.

  • Adam

    I will upgrade only if it is as fast as the 7250. I switched from the 7290 (Cingular) to the 7250 (Verizon) due to the annoying delays of most push operations (i.e. the lapse between selecting a contact and the informaton appearing on the screen). The 725O has been better in every way (speed, data and tel quality). Therefore, I will have to see what the 8700 can do -and just how powerful and as fast it is compared to the 7250- before I upgrade (and switch back to Cingular).

  • Adam

    I will upgrade only if it is as fast as the 7250. I switched from the 7290 (Cingular) to the 7250 (Verizon) due to the annoying delays of most push operations (i.e. the lapse between selecting a contact and the informaton appearing on the screen). The 725O has been better in every way (speed, data and tel quality). Therefore, I will have to see what the 8700 can do -and just how powerful and as fast it is compared to the 7250- before I upgrade (and switch back to Cingular).