View Poll Results: Is a Storm1 for an 8900 a fair Trade?

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  • Yes

    3 18.75%
  • No

    13 81.25%
  1. cherryjuice's Avatar
    Is this a fair trade? I've never messed witha Storm..

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    Last edited by cherryjuice; 04-19-10 at 07:01 PM.
    04-19-10 06:56 PM
  2. denison1g's Avatar
    I'd keep the 8900 if I were you. Just sayin..
    04-19-10 06:58 PM
  3. cherryjuice's Avatar
    No that's what I'm asking... Cause I dunno muich about Storms so Thank You for your input.

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    04-19-10 07:10 PM
  4. pkcable's Avatar
    Yes, it's a fair trade, memory is equal, both have 3.2 cameras. Both are at the end of there life cycle. Hardware Storm IS better, except it does not have a physical keyboard, but the Storm has more radios, it's GSM & CDMA, AND has 3G, 8900 is GSM & EDGE (2.5G) and below only. HOWEVER the 8900 has a better reputation. I'd say all and all it's a fair trade.
    04-19-10 07:24 PM
  5. cajunrph's Avatar
    Depends on if you want a physical keyboard or not. But performance wise they should be close.

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    04-19-10 07:29 PM
  6. StAiChiLLiN's Avatar
    Its up to you. Is a physical keyboard worth it. Do you like the bigger screen of the Storm? Only you should come up with your answer.

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    04-19-10 07:33 PM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    I added a poll
    04-19-10 07:41 PM
  8. cherryjuice's Avatar
    Well I've never had a touchscreen so I don't know if I'll like it better or not which is why I'm trying to gather some opinions..

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    04-19-10 07:44 PM
  9. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    Is this a fair trade? I've never messed witha Storm..

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    it is fair, but I think that the 8900 is better. Just because it has a keyboard and doesn't have the known issues of the Storm. But on paper they are pretty close to being equal.

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    04-19-10 07:45 PM
  10. killswitchX13's Avatar
    It's not fair in my opinion. The 8900 is a good phone while the Storm is RIM's beta phone.

    The 8900 has twice the memory, more stable OS, WIFI, and better battery life. Keep the 8900. Someday you'll thank me for advising you.
    04-19-10 07:49 PM
  11. pkcable's Avatar
    Many/most of the issues with the Storm have been resolved with the 5.0 OS. It's a pretty decent phone with that OS. You might want to go in to a verizon store and play around with one, IF you can find one. Or a Storm 2 which will give you an idea, BUT the Storm 2 screen IS better.

    It's not fair in my opinion. The 8900 is a good phone while the Storm is RIM's beta phone.

    The 8900 has twice the memory, more stable OS, WIFI, and better battery life. Keep the 8900. Someday you'll thank me for advising you.
    He's right, I mis-spoke, the 8900 has 256MBs, and the Storm only has 128MBs. Disagree on the OS thou, with 5.0 419 the Storm OS is very stable. He's right on the wifi. The Storm has a better CPU which include a graphics processor with Open GL.
    04-19-10 07:52 PM
  12. hondateg91's Avatar
    It would be a decent trade if both phones are in same condition. My storm was an awesome phone, but wouldn't really recommend it. The 8900 offers more like wifi, more memory, and keyboard. 8900 would be my choice.
    04-19-10 07:58 PM
  13. killswitchX13's Avatar



    He's right, I mis-spoke, the 8900 has 256MBs, and the Storm only has 128MBs. Disagree on the OS thou, with 5.0 419 the Storm OS is very stable. He's right on the wifi. The Storm has a better CPU which include a graphics processor with Open GL.
    Too bad Open GL is useless on the Storm due to its limited RAM of 128MB. And I was going by "out of the box". Out of the box, the 8900 is the clear winner, even with the Storm's 3G capability.
    04-19-10 08:02 PM
  14. Fubaz's Avatar
    I would keep the 8900 no questions asked
    04-19-10 08:10 PM
  15. Matt_25's Avatar
    8900 is worth a lot more, selling-wise. I would make the Storm owner add some cash or something, if that is your question is terms of "fairness".
    04-19-10 08:27 PM
  16. Masahiro's Avatar
    I went from the 8900 to the 9530. I do not regret it. It took some getting used to, but the Storm is absolutely stellar once you get a good hybrid OS loaded up on it and you get used to the typing.
    I was worried about the memory at first, but with proper management, it's hard to actually run low on memory. I do miss the Wifi, but I rarely used it on the Curve. Copy and pasting can also be quite difficult, but its a minor setback. Besides, I'd rather not deal with the trackball ever again.

    In terms of dollar value, they're both around the same. I paid 100 for the Curve in average condition and 150 for the Storm in better condition.

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    Last edited by Masahiro; 04-19-10 at 09:18 PM.
    04-19-10 09:16 PM
  17. killswitchX13's Avatar
    Crap. I voted yes by accident!
    04-19-10 09:22 PM
  18. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    For me it depends on the direction of the trade.
    If you are giving up a Storm to get the 8900 it is more than fair.
    If you are giving up the 8900 to get the Storm you have lost your mind
    04-19-10 09:31 PM
  19. killswitchX13's Avatar
    For me it depends on the direction of the trade.
    If you are giving up a Storm to get the 8900 it is more than fair.
    If you are giving up the 8900 to get the Storm you have lost your mind
    Well said.
    04-19-10 09:35 PM
  20. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Crap. I voted yes by accident!
    Edited the poll to reflect your vote intention
    04-19-10 09:38 PM
  21. cherryjuice's Avatar
    Well although I'm used to a Pearl which fit perfect in my little girl hands I find the 8900 harder to txt on. I'm gonna stick with the 8900 for for now. Thank you to every1 that responded...
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    Last edited by cherryjuice; 04-19-10 at 11:22 PM.
    04-19-10 11:15 PM
  22. Xpimp's Avatar
    I'd stick with the 8900 but then again I prefer an actual keyboard
    04-20-10 12:06 AM
  23. darkmanx2g's Avatar
    8900 hands down. Storm 1 doesn't have open gl? I thought it was only the Storm 2 and 8530. My coworker has a Storm 1 and he's always dangerously low on app memory. He only has 4 apps with 5 mb left. I have around 20 with 85 mb left. Screen real estate is nice until I started try to text on the thing. Talk about clunky. If u want a touchscreen go Droid incredible on verizon.

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    04-20-10 03:49 AM
  24. thymaster's Avatar
    Storm 2 would be a better trade.
    04-20-10 04:18 AM
  25. pilsbury's Avatar
    Ive had both, and I believe the 8900 is a superior device
    04-20-10 07:06 AM
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