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Blackberry at its finest

 

Oct 8, 2006 by sbuitend

First, I am giving this phone a 4.5 because I believe that no product is perfect. But the 8703e is about as good as it gets for a phone / messaging client.

Pros:

- Build quality.
- Screen resolution and display.
- Keyboard layout.
- Call quality and reception. Just as good as the Motorola Razr.
- Blackberry operating software - boy, is it stable (compared to the Motorola Q)

Cons:

- None that I can think of right now.

If you are looking at a Motorola Q, then get the 8703e. You will be sorely disappointed with the Q. RIM has a winner on their hands, and the 8703 is the perfect update to the 7250.

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8703e

 

Nov 8, 2006 by coltar

Great 8703e berry, but coming form the 7250 were i had an extended battery i find that the battery life on the 8703e is really bad! It's even worst when you use it with a bluetooth ear piece.

I can't believe I'm the only one seeing this. I'm looking forward to having somebody come out with a heavier battery.

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Very solid phone, but for me, not the right phone...

 

Dec 17, 2006 by sdgmcdon

I had this phone for about 4 weeks...Previous to this I had always had the top of the line, a few smartphones, high end non-smartphones etc.

BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT:

If you have no pre-concieved notions of what a "smartphone" should be, how one works etc and you just want your calendar, email and contacts on a reliable cell phone then this IS THE phone for you.

If however you are aware of what other smartphones can do and those "extras" interest you, then this is probably not the phone for you.

For me, I went back to a Treo700W - Yes it locks up, yes it crashes - yes; it has issues. But for me, I greatly preferred the "today" screen, the way it displayed/searched contacts, calendar items etc. The fact that I could type into search "portland oregon costco", hit return and the first thing that popped up on the screen next was the address and phone number for Costco in Portland (or any other business for that matter).

My main gripes about the 8703e were:

SCROLLWHEEL! Give me a touch screen instead any day of the week! Man! My thumb was killing me after the first week!!!

No "today" like screen. To get to your calendar, navigate the menu system, to get to your contacts --> navigate the menu system...to get to dial a number via name....That's right! navigate the menu system. On the 700W it's intuitive, if you start typing in a phone number it just dials the number you typed in. If you start typing a name, it pulls it up from your contacts etc...8703e doesn't work that way.

Where the 8703e does excel and the reason I am giving it a 4 is as a phone and a PDA it is ROCK SOLID - IT JUST WORKS! ALWAYS!

It's a GREAT phone and it does contain your calendar, contacts, email etc...it's just getting to it, back and forth between them, etc that's a pain on the BB 8703e...

I loved it's ability to just work, but in the end I preferred the way the 700W works over the way the 8703e works so much so that I am content dealing with the lockups on the 700w.

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Blackberry 8703e

 

Sep 25, 2006 by bbfan

This phone will not yet sync to mac. Having just taken delivery of my 8703e for Verizon, it does not appear to be supported by either RIM, Verizon or Pocket Mac. None of them will take responsibility for the device not syncing to a mac! Stay away Mac users until this issue is resolved!

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Documentation is a problem.

 

Jan 5, 2007 by metalwood

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