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Smartphone March Madness Continues: Help the BlackBerry Bold 9700 Beat the Palm Pre Plus!!

By Adam Zeis on 29 Mar 2010 11:57 am EDT
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BlackBerry Bold 9700 FTW! Vote Now!!
 

* Update: It's coming down to the wire and it looks like Palm owners can be just as crazy as BlackBerry owners. The 9700 needs all the help it can get on this one. Vote now! *

It's no secret that among the CrackBerry Podcast team our favorite device is the Bold 9700, so it saddens us to see it get beat by any other smartphone - especially the Palm Pre Plus. So we're rallying the troops and asking you to cast your vote in Laptopmag.com's March Smart Phone Madness. We can't stand to see the 9700 lose, and if the Tour can beat out the iPhone, there is no way we'll let our hero go down without a fight. Cast your vote above or hit the link below to jump over to Laptopmag to read the reviews and vote, and be sure to show the power of the CrackBerry Nation!

136 comments

mikechawla

So far..125 votes out of 175 already went to Bold 9700 :-)

Pathtek4

Seems like we have a bunch of people on this website currently cheating to get them Pre to win :p

http://www.precentral.net/pre-plus-still-it-march-madness#comments

312

What a bunch of LOSERS! Who the hell has time to sit here just to cheat at an internet poll?? Are you serious?? Goes to show you what kind of idiots use Palm Pres.

Pathtek4

I think they finally have something worthwild going on in their life over there lmfao! Not much happening theses days for them, so why not raise the epeen if you know what I mean. Its sad, haha

YourMobileGuru

But the thing is it isn't that special. The form factor has been done before (VZW Blitz for one) and WebOS is more or less what iPhone OS 1.0 was only with a bit more polish and more apps...

used1127

I highly doubt the 9700 is going to need help in this fight but I did my part anyway!

YourMobileGuru

You may want to take a look at the totals... they are neck and neck every vote counts!

shankeith

hd2 vs bold 9700
im a huge fanboy of bbs
but i think we might lose that round
(we're def going to win this round tho)

YourMobileGuru

as a side bite the Tour kicked the iPhone 3G S's butt lol

Crackberrier09

hahahaha love that screen capture..GO ROCKY! GO BOLD 9700!

Screw the Palm Pre...Palm is so dying!

Bold 9700 FTW!!!

tripleOGvip

No way the 9700 will lose!

eduardo.objio

Supported my fellow Crackberrians!

colavitacurvelover

literally voted until they told me to stop and take a cooling off period go BB!

Crackberrier09

I said it, Pre is a JOKE.
My friend got a Pre and I played with it for a while and there's NO WAY on earth it can come close to Bold 9700's performance.
I'm a hardcore BB fan.

aris20

Oh yeahhhh I own a 9700 amd totally love it, and i never liked palm pre, so for who should i vote.... Some 1 help me !!!!!

Kevin Michaluk

oh Adam... I don't think we **needed** to help the Bold 9700 on this one. But hey, that photo was worth the post!

07thking

BB Bold 9700 FTW! Enough said.

dcattran

Sadly, I think the WebOS is almost at the end of the line.

ur0fficialboy

the bold is already whopping ass! lol

springbreak98

just voted, here is what we got so far.........bold 780, pre 315!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

djjohnson

I voted mine in and not because I own one, just to see Blackberry being superior over the rest.
Its high time people got to know that!
Amen.
:D

farico

of course...my vote is for the bold 9700...:)

BB FTW! I voted for tour last week too D:

jorGeorge

That tournament is going to come down to the 9630 vs the 9700. We will have a civil war on our hands!

HipPo13

tried voting on my 9700's browser as well but couldn't. did via my pc though

YourMobileGuru

That's actually really sad... I was able to vote several times in this race from my Android browser... c'mon RIM hurry up with the new browser!

nathanielwilliam

I would think that there were more AT&T Bold phones out there. i may be wrong though.

I have a Tour and love it. What do we do when it comes down to the Bold and the Tour? I would probably rather have the Bold if it was CDMA but since ive never used it, how can i vote that way?

312

Back again for more trolling I see?

KMB4

Where were you all when the Storm2 got crushed? I'm a little hurt by that. For the record, the Storm2 is really the most underrated phone on the market today even from you guys here at Crackberry.

I played with my friend's Bold and it is a fine device. That battery is 85% of the back itself. No wonder you're getting great battery life. But he took a good look at my Storm2 and is envious of the screen and UI.

So I'll help your little campaign to reach smartphone bragging rights but you owe us Storm2 users some kickback for the trouble. ;-) LOL

Crackberrier09

understandable. But given the bad tracks of Storm: terrible screen, sluggishness, it's hard to vote for it. Honestly I'd vote for ANY BB devices, because they're simply the best smart phone for me in generals.
Other touch screen "toys" are short term hypes. People will get bored out of them quickly.

SLVR6

I've owned a Storm2, yuck, sent it back! OS was buggy, hard to type on. Love my Bold 9700. Sorry, I love BB, but I would never vote for the Storm. A BB slider now with a fixed screen.....

KMB4

My experience has been quite different. No problems at all. No sluggish response. And don't think I'm lucky. I think you were lucky...unlucky with your purchase. As I said the Storm2 is the most UNDERRATED of the line. There have been a few issues with the phone by some customers who are of course more vocal than those with no problems. But the numbers I'm sure tell a different story. There are fewer unsatisfied customers than happy ones.

boondocker

DROID VS. TOUR FINAL = DRIOD. SORRY :(

mlm5em

What are we going to do when the Bold goes up against the Tour? I think this one is obvious Bold > Tour.
wifi, processor, trackpad

SLVR6

That could get interesting with the Crackberry Nation involved....but of course the Bold is the best!

Flawson

Having used both a little, I can say the bold is definitely a more solid package and easily gets my vote...I have to add that its funny how much trouble I've had using that site on my bb, throughout this competition- RIM's #1 biggest fault and challenge is always on my mind when I'm voting. I am just hoping they get it together and give us the all-in-one device we all want.

aris20

Bold vs Tour, of course that bold, but i dont know, i think that theres still more tour users than bold, but even if tour wins, they know that the bold is way better....

Cap_172R

Bold 9700 all the way... it's pretty close right now tho... come on Bold/BlackBerry fans.. vote!

mespinoza99

The Pre is starting to close the gap. Gained 3% in the last 15 min. I've been stopping in to to vote all morning long.

littlemike1957

The 9700 is kicking butt so far, let`s keep it that way!!

diegonei

BlackBerry Bold 9700 (TMO) 57% (1,605 votes)
Palm Pre Plus (VZW) 43% (1,217 votes)

Funny how the Tour had such an easy time against the iPhone and the Pre Plus is hard on the 9700's tail...

YourMobileGuru

Well the iPhone is old hat, haven't hardly changed it in 3 years. Pre is actually "innovative" so yeah it has a radical following. Not enough to save it though :-(

abolds4397

The BB Bold 9700 will hold its own without help! It is awesome!!!!!

AgentScribe

I got my g/f the iPhone this weekend (it's what she wanted! And I'm still recovering from having bought her the Sprint Instinct for Christmas two years ago...)
But, I digress.

We bought her iPhone at Wal-Mart and I put my grubby little fingers on the Palm Pre for Sprint (they didn't have the Pre Plus for VZW, but I imagine the form factors are identical) and the Pre just didn't feel good at all. I'm sure with practice & use, like anything, it would have become easier to use, but I like my Curve 8330 so much better than the Pre...heck, it's even better than how the Tour feels, in my opinion. Here's hoping when I upgrade to the Tour2/Bold or even the slider, I can adjust to a new keyboard, or they've improved them by then.

tony bag o donuts

but it's not a landslide......Dieter and his gang must be going strong at precentral to get themselves a win after an early round exit with the pixi!

YourMobileGuru

Yep and they are twittering up a storm (not that Crackberry isn't...)

YourMobileGuru

It's 51-49 % everybody get out and VOTE!

YourMobileGuru

Yep and they are twittering up a storm (not that Crackberry isn't...)

stussmachine#CB

Thanks for reminding me. Just voted for Palm. Palm might be dying but the Pre is a much better phone.

sd.87

The Pre is catching up

maniac2403

We dominated the iPhone battle. But the palm pre is giving a tough fight. They are 90 votes behind us !Lets kick some ass !

HondaCop

http://www.precentral.net/pre-plus-still-it-march-madness

Everyone is posting 40 times at a time! Let's all start doing the same and defeat that bunch of fanboys! GO 9700 BOLD!

YourMobileGuru

I just voted for the 9700 from Pre's own website LOL

Adobz

You guys! the palm pre took the lead!

Keep voting! The Bold 9700 will not lose this way...

tony bag o donuts

that Palm sold 2200 pre's :)

saintj

Guys hurry and vote because the PRE is winning

Hakura

Bold is behind ;-; vote ppl!! XD

maniac2403

Awesome ! Results changed within 15 minutes ! Love CB and Bb !

kullkid92x

WOAH! WOAH! wth happened to all those crazy crackberrians who voted for the Tour it had 5000+ votes .. we need those crackberrians, come on show your pride!!!

williamsbh76

Just a question, why put the Bold up against the Pre Plus or the Tour against the iPhone? It's like comparing a minivan to a truck. Anyway, BlackBerry rulz, hands down!

YourMobileGuru

I think the matches were random as none of them have made sense...

coolguy78240

Im super stoked that the tour beat the iphone. take that att.

maniac2403

THis is what they are doing at precentral

FYI i just made a QTP script to vote.. how much should we win by? lol

Submitted by PreMaster on Mon, 29 Mar.

DonJoseofOrange

Pretty Tight race man, Bold FTW!!!

Markisss88#AC

bold 9700, just a better phone overall

Crackberrier09

Lol
look at Pre’s page for their voting campaign.. they use a WWE picture..hahahaa how “Fake and Gay” can that be.

mastercko

Way to keep it classy. smh.

BigSacAttack

These are the dumbest polls I've seen yet about mobile phones. They're comparing 2 completely different phones. This is beyond dumb.

Gallia

Yes, but that's what makes it so much fun!! It is stupid, it is senseless, but you gotta love the fanboys going beserk!

seerg

I put my vote in! Come on let's bury the Pre Plus!!! We know that it dosen't compare to the Bold in any way!!!!

jbdale

I try to be fair and objective when it comes to my opinion of comparing devices. But seriously, if you think the Pre is a better device than the 9700, you have never tried the 9700 and should seek professional help.

dmglakewood

It all depends on what you would like to do on the device. If you like a nice web browser and a wonderful OS then the pre is far better then the bold. If you like a better keyboard, more stability, better security etc then the bold is far better then the pre.

I own both device and I honestly use my pre plus more then all my other blackberries. It just works out better for that I need on a daily basis.

froggy1

The Storm2 is an awesome phone. Bought it unlocked and am running it on T Mobile. I have no issues at all with the phone. No freezing, no battery pulls, nothing. The keyboard is fantastic. Voted for the Bold 9700 of course and loved my 8320 when I used it and love BB's in gerneral however, 9550 is the phone for me.

Gallia

Regardless of anything, I'm really looking forward to seeing how well the Bold fares vs. the HTC HD2. The Palm Pre should have been ousted by the Nexus, and the Tour should have been ousted by the iPhone imho (ducks and hides).

I would have loved to see a brawl amongst the iPhone, 9700 Bold, HTC HD2 and the Nexus. Would have been extra awesome if the Tour had to come out vs. the Hero and beat that in the quarter-finals.

For now, the big fight for me is the HD2 vs. the Bold. Would be great if we had an all-BB finals for bragging rights.

armon_p

when i voted, the numbers were split right down the middle 644 for each lol

LayoJr

Have any of you noticed that if you vote several times in a row the number of votes for the BB actually go DOWN???? Similarly, I am PERPLEXED that the more I want to vote for the BB, the more votes the Palm gets!!!

What the BLEEP?!?!?!

Crackberrier09

the kids at Pre central are using a voting script. lol nice

aris20

Guys WTF how come pre is winning.... Everyone vote !!!!

bmc1217

Wtf we r down by 200 votes

caligto

Are we really going to let the kids win?

Fredstar

I just got mine but i love it... Super fast on wifi...

SumthinNew

We are losing to a palm??

Boswell

I honestly and truly don't believe we're losing to the palm pre plus. Whats going on??????

LordOfFreedom

We need people to see this and we need to get the Bold's momentum back. WE MUST NOT FAIL

Adobz

Come on CB nation! Everyone needs to vote!

HondaCop

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE THIS ARTICLE TOP OF THE PAGE!!!!!!!!

AS SOON AS THIS ARTICLE STARTED DROPPING OUT OF THE TOP OF THE PAGE, THE PALM PRE STARTED GAINING MOMENTUM BECAUSE COINCIDENTLY, THEY MADE THEIR ARTICLE STAY ON TOP OF THEIR PAGE.

THE MORE PEOPLE SEE THIS ARTICLE, THE MORE VOTES WE GET! COME MODERATORS, PLEASE MAKE THIS ARTICLE/POLL THE TOP MOST ARTICLE FOR THE SITE AT LEAST UNTIL THE POLL ENDS!

HondaCop

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE THIS ARTICLE TOP OF THE PAGE!!!!!!!!

AS SOON AS THIS ARTICLE STARTED DROPPING OUT OF THE TOP OF THE PAGE, THE PALM PRE STARTED GAINING MOMENTUM BECAUSE COINCIDENTLY, THEY MADE THEIR ARTICLE STAY ON TOP OF THEIR PAGE.

THE MORE PEOPLE SEE THIS ARTICLE, THE MORE VOTES WE GET! COME MODERATORS, PLEASE MAKE THIS ARTICLE/POLL THE TOP MOST ARTICLE FOR THE SITE AT LEAST UNTIL THE POLL ENDS!

HondaCop

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE THIS ARTICLE TOP OF THE PAGE!!!!!!!!

AS SOON AS THIS ARTICLE STARTED DROPPING OUT OF THE TOP OF THE PAGE, THE PALM PRE STARTED GAINING MOMENTUM BECAUSE COINCIDENTLY, THEY MADE THEIR ARTICLE STAY ON TOP OF THEIR PAGE.

THE MORE PEOPLE SEE THIS ARTICLE, THE MORE VOTES WE GET! COME MODERATORS, PLEASE MAKE THIS ARTICLE/POLL THE TOP MOST ARTICLE FOR THE SITE AT LEAST UNTIL THE POLL ENDS!

SORRY FOR THE SPAMMING, BUT IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO CONTACT ANY OF THE SITE ADMINS, PLEASE HAVE THEM PLACE THIS ARTICLE ON TOP OF THE SITE. EVERY TIME THE ARTICLE IS THE TOP MOST ARTICLE OF THE PAGE, WE GET A TON OF VOTES FROM CASUAL READERS.

The Me

I'm with HondaCop. This is insane. We need every vote. Since it wasn't a featured post anymore, they caught up the 400 lead we had on them. Also, they are using scripts.

BRING IT BACK TO THE #1 SPOT!

Thank you!

dapnumber9

i cant believe my wifi less tour 9630 (but i still love it) beat the glorified icrap (iphone) but the 9700 is having trouble with the Pre?? i know webOS might be all nice and all but seriously whos voting for it? nobody even has 'em!

STR8WESTCOAST

U guys have nothing better to do with ur time than to poll a phone. That's pathetic. Get a life. Put the bold against the iphone or the droid. Yes palm is doing bad and u guys act like a bunch of damn kids will ur idiot phone polls. Has any bb shut down a server like the iphone? Have any of u spent the night outside to get a phone? So let's be real and make the comparison real instead of a joke

aris20

The guys at pre central has to be doing something, cuz the palm pre has no chance againts Bold, so I agree with the ither 2 users, a admin please put this at the top of the blogs section, so more ppl vote !

SpaceMonster

You all seriously sit around and worry about stuff like this?? K.

oap81

the bold is one of the newest berries out and it might go down to the pre. can the admins put this at the top of the page??

sgtmilstack

I voted the opposite. VzW was the deciding factor. So sry

aris20

The gap is only 176, is back to 50/50, come on guys VOTE !

The Me

Yaaaaaa! Since it went on the top, 9700 is at 50-50!!! We need to beat them by a couple hundred!!!! I'm counting on you people that are in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia and to the night owls in North America as well as South America!

Yes, and Antarctica!

9447 9700
9600 Pre

Let's change it!

evanoliver#CB

Alright, so as a former BBer (storm), I don't understand why everyone keeps shouting that the precentral peeps are scripting. Earlier in teh comments on THIS thread, someone from CB said that THEY were scripting the vote - however - polldaddy has changed their logging system to prevent the whole scripting thing.

An insight into why the palm is doing well in the vote atm - We've got a really active homebrew community at precentral, and there's a new and exciting O/C kernel that just came out. As such people are slamming the precentral site for info about the kernel patch, seeing the vote and hitting it up.

Blackberry OS and Webos are both great in their own way.

You guys beat the iPhone and that's something to be proud of... let us have our moment in the limelight too?

Thanks,

Pre Central Users.

Moe2005

Dude, get over it! I can't believe you guys are coming over to tell the people over here to let you win. That's funny......

maniac2403

If Palm win's then it deserves the limelight. But we are surely gonna give a fight :)

aris20

Yeah but we will win anyway, no matter what they do.....

DJLILM

its a tied lets goo bold!!!!!!

thymaster

The Palm Pre has nothing on the Bold 9700. The Palm OS is laggy and the hardware breaks down fast. I wouldn't be too concern. Everyone I know who got a Palm pre ends up with a hatred for the Palm brand for the rest of their life. Try one and don't say I didn't warn you.

evanoliver#CB

According to the pre|central forums, 9am. Not sure what timezone though...

dogr304

Bold 9700 FTW. I love this phone I have been using it for a couple months now. Its amazing
XD

hungry89

Hate to say it because I loved my bb, but I have had a pre now for a few weeks too, the pre is just better. I'm not going to go over all the reasons again, you guys have all read them. I hope Palm doesn't fail because this thing is just great! Better hardware is all it needs. I love the style, just needs to be a little sturdier. Maybe if bb updates their os to something similar to Palms and a little more style. I'm not voting because I still have a special place in my heart. Probably getting rid of the bold though.

raameen

black berry vs palm pree, you guys gotta be kidding me.

Black berry for Lifee. :)

LordOfFreedom

This poll's lowered my impression of Pre users somewhat. A lot of them keep saying stupid stuff like: the Bold isn't a smartphone because it doesn't have a touch screen, we're using scripts (even though someone on PreCentral admitted to making one - look in the comments), the Bold doesn't have "real" multi-tasking, whatever that means. The Pre Plus is a great smartphone, but some of these comments I expect to hear from an iPhone user.

Ok that's stereotyping a bit, but the Bold can still win this!

danie53595

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diegonei

BlackBerry Bold 9700 (TMO) 50% (12,314 votes)
Palm Pre Plus (VZW) 50% (12,385 votes)

How come the Tour won over th iPhone but we can't get the 9700 o beat a Palm??

Saukrateaz

its not looking good. I just cast 5 votes from each of my computers to help out.....

moosc

dam where was the love for 9700.. sorrry pre won..

SLVR6

How could the Palm Pre win?? Ouch, good for them I guess. Al l the CB supporters better get out there and help the Tour crush the Pre when that vote comes!!

tony bag o donuts

by the HTC.....
I feel a tour vs htc final with htc coming out on top.....

codychanel

I love my Blackberry Bold 9000 it has been my favorite phone for a very long time. That being said, I think RIM really needs to step up its game in the mobile phone world my Bold appears to be more outdated everyday, i mean the games look awful, the apps are really bland, the camera is not the best, the browser just doesn't cut it, to be honest the only thing holding me to my Blackberry is my BBM.

I hope RIM will help me rekindle my love for Blackberry soon!

ICMTM#CB

At one point I loved my Blackberry so much that I was a crackberry for Halloween.

I'm a former BB owner and certain things the BB does than the Palm can't do, BUT the overall user interface is not good at all. Push technology rules in so many ways, but the web browser on my BB's was horrible. The media player...horrible. Camera...horrible. PDF Viewer....horrible! Now I had the 4.5 version of the BBOS and never used the Bold. I'm on Sprint anyway so my option was the Tour.

Anyhow NEITHER phone is a bad phone overall. I just feel the Pre is a better phone overall. WebOS is better than the BBOS. BES/BIS is what makes Blackberries special. After that there's no real comparison.

Sorry.

BajanDude2

well if the iphone was beaten by the tour and the bold 9700 beaten by the pre i guess the HTC hero will be champ! :) aha

bblover82

I am a tech support agent and I work with blackberry's and the palm pre plus' all the time. I am a blackberry addict and I love them. On the other hand.. I effin' hate palms. especially the pre plus and pixi.

smrapp56

This blog is amazing....all the comments about Palm users and most of them show just how stupid most BB users really are! Most of you can't spell, can't put together a sentence correctly, and obviously you have never used a Palm (other than to play with yourselves with)

I have a BB Tour that I bought 9 months ago through Verizon...after being a Palm user for 12 years....I have not used the new Palm OS system found on the Pre but I have to tell you that Blackberry sucks! The calendar and contact management are the worst I have ever seen.....Palm may seem basic to many of you but I have never missed an appointment while using my Palm based phones, I have never had 4,5 even 6 duplicates of names, phone numbers and addresses on Palm like I get with Outlook and the BB....

Wake up, there are a lot of great systems out there and BB is not one of them!

They have saturated the market with buy one get one free and now every teen who's parents make $25K plus a year are carrying one....need I say more when the system slows?

I can not wait to get the IPhone from Verizon when it comes out and give this piece of shit to by 16 year old daughter!