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8703e compared to 8700c
Looking at the specs (http://www.blackberry.com/products/blackberr y8700/blackberry8703e.shtml#specs), it appears that the 8703e is slightly thicker than the 8700c (http://www.blackberry.com/products/handhelds /blackberry8700c.shtml), and has a significantly weaker battery (8 days standby & 3.3 hrs talk time, vs. 16 days standby & 4 hrs talk time for the Cingular version). Given that the poor battery performance is one of the biggest complaints I've heard about the 8700c, this makes me worry. I had been holding out for the Verizon 8700, but now I'm thinking ...
See Mossberg's review in WSJ
Very positive: http://ptech.wsj.com/archive/pte ch-20060907.html