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    Blackberry Bold, Curve or Iphone?

    Soo its my time to upgrade my old LG Viewty for a new phone from o2.

    They have given me some offers but im not sure which phone I would prefer so I am looking for some info from people that have had or used these phones etc.

    So theres the Blackberry Bold 9000, Blackberry Curve 8900 and the iPhone 3G.

    Ive read reviews but id like to hear from you guys :-)

    So what do u think is the best? Any problems etc?

    Any info would be great thanks.

    29 Comments

    I got an iPhone 3g 16gb and its great just better to get a brand new one if im honest alot of probs with preowned ones.

    iPhone absolutely every time.

    HTC phones are brill and whilst they are different from the ubiquitous i-phone, they have features the i-phone doesn't (such as being able to do more than one thing at a time) and, at least with my touch diamond, are much smaller

    unless you get tons of emails for work purposes,iphone all day long

    new one due in june though so I would wait until then

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    boothy;5238907

    unless you get tons of emails for work purposes,iphone all day longnew … unless you get tons of emails for work purposes,iphone all day longnew one due in june though so I would wait until then



    yes looks a lot better
    http://www.geekologie.com/2007/08/29/rotary-cell-phone.jpg

    dog_cop;5238938

    yes looks a lot better



    thought you might like this one with doughnut
    http://news.cnet.com/i/bto/20070327/Simpsons_dangle_270x359.jpg

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    boothy;5238984

    thought you might like this one with doughnut



    thats rubbish where is the coffee holder .. Boothy your rubbish :thumbsup::w00t:

    iphone, theres a reason why everyone loves them

    skellysgirl;5239242

    iphone, theres a reason why everyone loves them



    I'll second that my friend

    Original Poster

    it sounds like the iphone is a winner. not sure whether i should wait until june though for the new one as id probably end up having to pay loads for it when id be getting it free just now as an upgrade.

    iPHONE!

    nokia 3210..... ringtone composer !

    If you want a multimedia device then get an iPhone. If you want a phone, then get a blackberry. They're far and away the best phones ive ever used, even without all the additional email functionality (although this is nice).

    Ive had both, and just couldnt get to grips with the touchscreen on the iphone. I gave it two months then sold and bought a Curve. I find the tactile response of actually pushing a button in, rather than just touching a piece of glass...

    Original Poster

    Ok, I have been offered this deal, can someone tell me if they think its any good

    Iphone
    £30 per month
    18 month contract
    1200 minutes, 500 texts and unltd wifi and internet access

    any thoughts? i have 5 days to decide.

    shopaholic_blond;5257017

    Ok, I have been offered this deal, can someone tell me if they think its … Ok, I have been offered this deal, can someone tell me if they think its any goodIphone£30 per month18 month contract1200 minutes, 500 texts and unltd wifi and internet accessany thoughts? i have 5 days to decide.



    Personally, I wouldn't take that offer because a new iPhone is rumoured to be out next month. If it does, prices of older iPhones will drop massivly.

    iphone, no debates!

    Original Poster

    kewldeals;5257088

    Personally, I wouldn't take that offer because a new iPhone is rumoured … Personally, I wouldn't take that offer because a new iPhone is rumoured to be out next month. If it does, prices of older iPhones will drop massivly.



    The only thing is Im not that bothered about the new one cos id probably have to pay over the odds for the handset which im just not willing to do. not really sure what to do now.

    shopaholic_blond;5257017

    Ok, I have been offered this deal, can someone tell me if they think its … Ok, I have been offered this deal, can someone tell me if they think its any goodIphone£30 per month18 month contract1200 minutes, 500 texts and unltd wifi and internet accessany thoughts? i have 5 days to decide.




    Hmmm, the monthly line rental can be justified considering that you are getting a lot of minutes, a fair amount of texts, unlimited wi-fi and a brand new high-end mobile phone. With respect to the handset, I suggest you get the Samsung Omnia - it does everything the iPhone does and more courtesy of opensource WM applications/programs. I doubt they will charge you extra for the Omnia handset but if I was in your position I would try to haggle the monthly line rental down to £20, and if that failed stick to your guns at £25.

    Another iphone vote......

    Although I'd wait for the new one even if you want the old 3g, you will get a much better deal on the old iphone when the new one is released.

    Original Poster

    thanks for all your comments, i dont know what will happen if i choose to wait because my upgrade is due now.

    not too sure what to do as at the moment my contract is
    unltd texts
    1000 mins
    free calls to other on same network
    £20 a month so its a good tariff just my phone is sooo old.

    shopaholic_blond;5257686

    thanks for all your comments, i dont know what will happen if i choose to … thanks for all your comments, i dont know what will happen if i choose to wait because my upgrade is due now.



    Nothing will happen. You don't need to upgrade immediately after your contract length is finished. You can upgrade months later if you wish.

    Wait a month imo.

    dcx_badass;5257267

    My sister just got from Carphone Warehouse:24 month contract (ouch!)Free … My sister just got from Carphone Warehouse:24 month contract (ouch!)Free Sony Ericsson C905600 mins20,000 texts£25 a month.



    20,000 texts - unlimited to all intents and purposes!!!

    shopaholic_blond;5257686

    thanks for all your comments, i dont know what will happen if i choose to … thanks for all your comments, i dont know what will happen if i choose to wait because my upgrade is due now.not too sure what to do as at the moment my contract isunltd texts1000 minsfree calls to other on same network£20 a month so its a good tariff just my phone is sooo old.



    Yeah, you have no obligation to upgrade by a certain deadline. If you are happy with your existing tariff, why don't u purchase your desired handset from Fleabay - you'll probably get it cheaper there as opposed to tying yourself into a lengthy 18-month contract.

    Original Poster

    yeah i didn t really think about buying it from ebay
    would i still be able to get insurance on it?
    i might give them a phone back and see if theres any lee way with the tariff :-)thanks

    edit: ok, looks like they are £300 off on ebay, wont be doing that! lol

    kewldeals;5257088

    Personally, I wouldn't take that offer because a new iPhone is rumoured … Personally, I wouldn't take that offer because a new iPhone is rumoured to be out next month. If it does, prices of older iPhones will drop massivly.




    OK! This is driving me nuts now and I'll imagine it's largely those who don't own iphones just piping in with what they've mis-read!

    THERE IS NO NEW IPHONE NEXT MONTH, there is a new Firmware (3.0) which is highly believed to come in July but nothing has been announced yet and there is supposedly a new iphone coming early next year, again, no announcements yet so will peple please stop giving rubbish advice whenever somebody asks if they should get an iphone, everytime I see a thread for the last 5 months there has been the imminent response of, hold on, new one next month.

    Apple aren't going to announce it then sell it the next day, it'll be months before it hits the shops AFTER announcement

    ms2005;5260237

    OK! This is driving me nuts now and I'll imagine it's largely those who … OK! This is driving me nuts now and I'll imagine it's largely those who don't own iphones just piping in with what they've mis-read!THERE IS NO NEW IPHONE NEXT MONTH, there is a new Firmware (3.0) which is highly believed to come in July but nothing has been announced yet and there is supposedly a new iphone coming early next year, again, no announcements yet so will peple please stop giving rubbish advice whenever somebody asks if they should get an iphone, everytime I see a thread for the last 5 months there has been the imminent response of, hold on, new one next month.Apple aren't going to announce it then sell it the next day, it'll be months before it hits the shops AFTER announcement



    Source?

    Original Poster

    Bloody o2 have now said that the offer they gave me before is wrong

    now im getting offered
    35 a month
    600 mins
    500 txts
    unltd wifi,
    free iphone 8gb

    shopaholic_blond;5290695

    Bloody o2 have now said that the offer they gave me before is wrongnow im … Bloody o2 have now said that the offer they gave me before is wrongnow im getting offered35 a month600 mins500 txtsunltd wifi,free iphone 8gb:(



    Ask for a PAC and play the waiting game with them:thumbsup:

    the new iphone will be announced at the wwdc on june the 8th 2009 and released 17th july 2009 . apple didnt order a few hundered thousand 32gb flash memory chips and invest in oled tech for nothing :thumbsup: if u wanna source goolge's ur mate

    * 32GB and 16GB storage (up from the current 16GB and 8GB models)
    * $199 and $299 price points to be maintained
    * 3.2-megapixel camera (up from the current 2-megapixel camera)
    * Video-recording and editing capabilities
    * Ability to send a picture & video via MMS
    * Discontinuation of the metal band surrounding the edge of the device
    * OLED screen
    * 1.5 times the battery life of the current models
    * Double the RAM and processing power
    * Built-in FM transmitter
    * Apple logo on back will glow
    * Rubber-tread backing
    * Sleeker design
    * Built-in compass
    * The camera, GPS, compass and Google map combined will identify photo and inform about photo locations
    * Turn-by-turn directions
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