1. kbz1960's Avatar
    Hi, need a new phone and those are my choices or a "gasp" android. Anyone have either phone and a playbook?

    Does one work better then the other? I know the curve has less specs.

    Thanks
    11-23-11 03:57 PM
  2. 2ys4u's Avatar
    Yep, I have a 9850 n i love the speed. Probably wouldn't notice that much of a difference with the curve....i think the Torch probably feels betta n the hand though. My Storm2 worked well with the Playbook but things got a lot faster with 0S7! Anyways, both will work well....njoy!
    11-23-11 04:18 PM
  3. kbz1960's Avatar
    Thanks, hope to hear from someone with a curve too.
    11-23-11 04:23 PM
  4. chi-town311's Avatar
    Thanks, hope to hear from someone with a curve too.
    9850 is great. if you want a keyboard i would go with the bold 9930 over the curve. the 9850 is great when using bridge. Bridge seems to be better on os7 coming from os5. more reliable.

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    11-23-11 07:20 PM
  5. kbz1960's Avatar
    9850 is great. if you want a keyboard i would go with the bold 9930 over the curve. the 9850 is great when using bridge. Bridge seems to be better on os7 coming from os5. more reliable.

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    Carrier doesn't have the bold
    11-23-11 08:19 PM
  6. ricket79's Avatar
    Last week I upgraded to the Torch from my Tour and although I was concerned about losing the physical keyboard, I have to say it is a very slick device. I wanted a 9930, but I just couldn't wait for US Cellular to get it (if ever) and miss out on the $100 after rebate offer they have going on for smartphones this week (price matched Mon). Overall, I am very happy with it and find it very user friendly. Drastically different experience than my 8330 and the Tour. OS7 Is a big step in the right direction and I'm happy with my decision. I played around with the curve in store, but it just didn't feel very substantial when I held it. Too light and just felt cheap to me, not to mention the keys are too small for me to type comfortably. I have been pleasantly surprised with my typing experience with the Torch. If you had the time, I definitely recommend stopping in and playing around with one. I've had mine bridged only a couple of times and I've noticed a speed increase as well. Will put this to more use tomorrow at the inlaws... lol. Hope that helped some.
    11-24-11 12:23 AM
  7. stevepar's Avatar
    I have both and love them both :-)
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    11-24-11 12:51 AM
  8. Brianflys's Avatar
    Have the 9850 and PB64. Perfect combination when using Bridge or Tethering. I use Bridge 90% of the time to access all PIM apps. Use Tethering (on Verizon) when I want more bandwidth for streaming of video.
    Highly recommend this combination. Wish RIM promoted such bundles; it would add perceived value to both.

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    11-24-11 01:22 AM
  9. kbz1960's Avatar
    Thanks all. Looks like I will probably get the torch if I like it.
    11-24-11 07:32 AM
  10. CracklePot's Avatar
    I have a Torch and a PB32. No complaints. Both devices running rock solid and when paired the combo can't be beat!

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    11-24-11 07:33 AM
  11. NinerJet9's Avatar
    Another 9850 + 16gb pb user here. I love the combination and flaunt it to my android and iphone buddies who have to pay for tethering! For me the pb sold me on going back to bb for a phone. I was a DROID x and galaxy tab user prior to this. I just couldn't stand the android open market and lack of security.

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    11-24-11 09:40 AM
  12. blkyanni's Avatar
    Same as a lot folks here. I have the Torch and pb. Love the combination and love each one separately. The Torch is fantastic. I upgraded from the Storm 1 (Which I actually liked) But the Torch is a tremendous leap forward. And what can I say about the PB, it's fantastic! Don't think you can go wrong with that combination.
    11-24-11 11:13 AM
  13. tstrike34's Avatar
    Checking... Good combo... Love my Torch.
    11-24-11 11:22 AM
  14. claffeeba's Avatar
    loving both but really wishing zinio was available and working for PB OS or Android player. use bridge non stop with minimal issues even with 2.0.
    11-24-11 12:09 PM
  15. torchdom's Avatar
    i have a Torch and a 64GB Playbook. i think its the 9800, the one with both a touchscreen and a keyboard. Everything works flawlessly.
    11-24-11 12:49 PM
  16. blackjack93117's Avatar
    Carrier doesn't have the bold
    No curves! Get a new carrier immediately! Bold is a minimum...even an old 9700

    Ok fine Torch - just depends how much typing messaging you're going to do - keep in mind with 2.0 you may be using it to type on the playbook!
    Sliding out the keyboard all the time I would find annoying
    Last edited by blackjack93117; 11-24-11 at 12:54 PM.
    11-24-11 12:52 PM
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