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  1. P1ayerWun's Avatar
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    Default New Phone??? Bold 2, Curve 8900 or tour? I'm lost

    Hi guys

    I'm confused I was about 10 seconds away from buying a bold, then I started to have a look around and now i'm stuck as to what phone to get obviously as the phone has been around for a while now, so I looked at the curve.

    I like both had a play with them, have never own a blackberry before but my bro has one that I found myself setting up for him.

    My choices were between htc and blackberry, I might have considered an iphone if i didnt have an ipod touch, it just doesn't function as a phone to me just a fun device that makes calls. I was also tempted by the palm pre but that quickly went down the drain, now i'm sure I want a blackberry and sure I will use all if not most features on the phone, it had everything I need in a phone.

    Anyway it comes down to this, Rim rep has mentioned that bold 2 will be out early next year feb/march. So that took the bold out of the question for me, so I looked at the curve, it seems to be more popular but both phones are between £200 and £300 from ebay. I was thinking maybe I should go for a Tour as I understand that is in the lower end of the spectrum until the new bold comes out.

    My current contract has finished so I'm currently getting 1/2 price line rental, plus £10 blackberry addon will take me to £25 unlimited everything so that i can get started.

    So I guess my real question is what are the downsides for the tour compared to the curve and from the curve and bold. Personally I like the keyboard on the bold, but the size of the curve, but size doesn't really matter and I can live without 3G.

    I've been looking at this site for the last few days and am getting annoyed that every time I choose a phone I see a review for another that just makes me want it.

    Whatever happens i'll end up with bold 2/onyx/dakota or whatever it will be called but want a blackberry in the mean time before I renew my contract.
    So putting that in mind please help me choose a phone. I need help.

    BTW i'm new to bbs but not smartphones. I started on the SE P800 and worked my way up with them to the P1i which failed me miserably.

    Tour £100, Curve and Bold £200-300
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    whatever you do, dont get a htc.
    i bought a htc and regretted it. it was VERRRY UNRESPONSIVE!
    i suggest go for curve 8900 or 8520. because thats what i gonna get too. =)
    bold is too bulky and the back design sucx
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    Wait for the Storm 2 to come out later this year... Actually the S2 isnt for Freshmen get the Curve 8520, its a great entry level device.

    If you decide to go with Blackberry, I welcome you to the family in advance. You will not regret it.
    You would have to pry my BB from my cold dead hands!!!!
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    For ATT the Bold is the best price. You can get it for free online. As long as its a BB your good. Just find one that's right for you.

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    Get the Tour
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    Just stay clear of the 8900...while it looks nice and has a good screen, its held together just barely and with subpar parts. The Tour looks a bit better and seems to have a higher quality.

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    I have the 8900. Most of my friends have BB Pearls and they always want to mess with my 8900.
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    Wait for the second generation Bold to drop, but skip the Curve 8900
    While it has a good form factor, the keys feel loose and the paint chips
    off. I had one earlier this year and got rid of it. HTCs design some decent
    phones, but they would become boring over time.
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    get the Bold 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe50 View Post
    Just stay clear of the 8900...while it looks nice and has a good screen, its held together just barely and with subpar parts. The Tour looks a bit better and seems to have a higher quality.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I woudl beg to differ... the 8900 is solid without being bold sized...
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    The Tour is an excellent phone.

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