1. grm67's Avatar
    I currently have a Pearl with Verizon. I hate the small buttons.
    What should I do?

    1. Keep for now and wait for better BB down the road.
    2. Get a Storm now.
    3. Wait for a little while before getting the Storm (until more bugs are
    worked out).

    03-25-09 12:24 PM
  2. John Yester's Avatar
    If you want to keep the pearl it's up to you. New VZW blackberries are coming down the pipe the newest will come by june-july at the lastest.

    But I would suggest you go to the storm mess around with the devices and see which one you like. If you got a buddy that has one barrow it for a day or so and use it. See if it's you.

    You are paying for the device and the monthly service. Get something that YOU, like and you want to use. everyone now day's is so different and it's tough to say to everyone to get the same thing.

    Good luck.
    03-25-09 12:28 PM
  3. edge231's Avatar
    Agreed. Don't buy a new phone just because someone tells you to. If you're interested in the storm, go to a verizon store and play with the floor model.
    Research the specs and consider what you will use the phone for then decide from there.

    That being sad, I'm enjoying my storm very much. If you're ok with the pearl you would probably like the storm.

    Best of luck with your phone hunt

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-25-09 05:11 PM
  4. kuroshio's Avatar
    First thing to ask yourself HONESTLY:
    Can I handle losing my keyboard?

    If you can't answer unequivocally "Yes", then I'd advise against any all touch device.
    03-25-09 05:45 PM
  5. edge231's Avatar
    Excellent point. If you're too used to keys then the storm is probably not for you. On the flip side though...if you text a lot the storm has a huge advantage over the pearl in convenience and speed. If you still like physical keys though you would probably enjoy a new curve better.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-25-09 05:54 PM
  6. Exorcist's Avatar
    If you want physical keys than wait for the 9630, if not I would say the Storm is a good phone, I havent had a problem yet, I miss my keyboard from my 8330, but love all the apps, and the screen is tops!
    03-25-09 11:15 PM
  7. danger450's Avatar
    I liked the keys on the pearl, and how I could type a reletively effective message quickly using SURETYPE with one hand. I am so used to that now, I still find myself doing THAT method (phone in vertical position, rather than horizontal) with the touch screen. Keys in that mode requre fewer "keys" so, the "keys" are bigger, and to me, I couldn't WAIT ot get a full keyboard (I Had the first two version of the ENV before the Pearl !).

    I am still getting used to the STORM (Owneed for three weeks), but now, I don't really miss my Pearl, it was a great device when I had it, loved it then, and sorta miss the small form factor, but I really appreciate a lot more features of the storm than what I thought I would ... very cool device !

    I wouldn't want to have any other phone at this point.

    I am an IT Professional, and a gadget geek ... and I like it, working out the quirks now with apps. MAIN one: ha ha, hitting SPEAKER and HANDSET while talking on the phone , but than can be cured if I use a bluetooth headset in the house ... no biggie !
    03-26-09 02:16 PM
  8. jeffmvr's Avatar
    Wait for the 9630.
    03-26-09 03:24 PM