1. Enderend's Avatar
    Here is my difficult question: If you were on Verizon's network, would you buy a Storm or a Curve (8900)?

    My concerns about the Storm mostly center around it's durability (button life and screen gap).

    As for the Curve, I don't love the buttons or the trackball.

    Please advise
    12-02-08 05:24 AM
  2. howardb's Avatar
    Explain your usage case more.... Who are you and what are you connecting to? Do you make calls all day? Do you answer emails all day? Do you just sit on your device watching goat porn all day?

    Its hard to give an answer and not have it based solely on who we are unless we know more about you.
    12-02-08 05:26 AM
  3. Clover86's Avatar
    Explain your usage case more.... Who are you and what are you connecting to? Do you make calls all day? Do you answer emails all day? Do you just sit on your device watching goat porn all day?

    Its hard to give an answer and not have it based solely on who we are unless we know more about you.

    Goat porn? Really is that what this world has come to?... So sad.
    12-02-08 05:29 AM
  4. trebb's Avatar
    Here is my difficult question: If you were on Verizon's network, would you buy a Storm or a Curve (8900)?

    My concerns about the Storm mostly center around it's durability (button life and screen gap).

    As for the Curve, I don't love the buttons or the trackball.

    Please advise
    I don't see what's not to love about the Curve buttons or trackball. Those two things are the things you'll be using EVERY time you use the device though...so, if you don't like either one, I wouldn't recommend that phone.
    12-02-08 05:46 AM
  5. insanely's Avatar
    lol i am cracking up @ 6:45 and i'm sick as **** coughing YUCK.

    anyway...ahem
    i had the curve for a "30 day trial" while i waited on the storm to rls, i had it for about 15 days before the storm was actually released, i did like the curve a lot, but it was a big jump from the 8703e that i use for work still.
    after getting the storm it took about 2 days to get used to typing. then the firmware leak came out, and it seems to be even better now. in time i'm sure i'll like the storm more and more...
    if i were you, try them both out like i did, you can always go back to the other, they charge you a 35 dollar restocking fee or something like that though.
    12-02-08 05:48 AM
  6. Nevadadrifter's Avatar
    Goat porn? Really is that what this world has come to?... So sad.

    Don't judge us! Besides, the loving relationship between a man and a consenting goat is a beautiful thing!



    But seriously...

    If you are a hardcore business user who will be reading and responding/sending many emails or text messages every day. I may be tempted to stick to something with a tactile "Qwerty" style keyboard. None of us can say for sure, but I am curious to see how the storm's touch screen holds up over time to being pressed several hundred times a day. It might be an issue, it might not.

    I went with the storm because I needed a device that would be capable of reading (though not responding to all of) my emails, and also keeping track of my schedule. True, any BB device (and plenty of other no BlackBerry smartphones) can do this, but for me the selling point was the large screen I can use to show off some photos and videos (NOT of porn, be it goat or otherwise!). I will be the first to admit that I wanted an iPhone, and would have readily hopped on the Apple bandwagon had the iPhone been released on Verizon's network. The Storm seemed like the first touchscreen device that truly compared with the features I liked in the iPhone.

    Another concern I have as a Storm owner is software. It seems like I am wrong on this one, as many developers have released or announced they are in the process of releasing current BlackBerry OS applications that are not only compatible with the larger screen size, but the touch screen interface as well. I was afraid that with so many mediocre reviews of the Storm coming out, developers would see it as a novelty device, and decide that sinking so much time and money into developing software for one particular phone may be a waste. In retrospect however, that approach seems to have worked out well for developers working with AT&T and Apple with the iPhone app store.

    So in choosing the Curve, you would be choosing a device with an established reputation and (for now) larger software choices. The Storm is a beautiful device, but choosing it now means you in the boat with the rest of us waiting to see how the software situation pans out, as well as how durable the phone proves itself to be.
    12-02-08 06:05 AM
  7. Clover86's Avatar
    Don't judge us! Besides, the loving relationship between a man and a consenting goat is a beautiful thing!
    Oh, that's ok then...? I thought he meant just two goats going at it. That's dirty lol
    12-02-08 06:12 AM
  8. Nevadadrifter's Avatar
    Oh, that's ok then...? I thought he meant just two goats going at it. That's dirty lol
    Anyone seen that "2 goats one cup" video yet?

    DISTURBING!!
    12-02-08 06:15 AM
  9. Enderend's Avatar
    I went with the storm because I needed a device that would be capable of reading (though not responding to all of) my emails, and also keeping track of my schedule. True, any BB device (and plenty of other no BlackBerry smartphones) can do this, but for me the selling point was the large screen I can use to show off some photos and videos (NOT of porn, be it goat or otherwise!). I will be the first to admit that I wanted an iPhone, and would have readily hopped on the Apple bandwagon had the iPhone been released on Verizon's network. The Storm seemed like the first touchscreen device that truly compared with the features I liked in the iPhone.
    This is similar to my potential usage of the Storm and my reasons for liking it.

    I am somewhat disturbed about the app computability issues. Do the Google apps (GMail, Maps, and Calendar sync) currently work with the Storm?

    As for what I don't like about the Curve's keys and trackball: I found the keys to be somewhat small and the trackball was annoying with Opera Mini 4 beta (too much scrollin'!)
    12-03-08 03:00 PM
  10. bbcruiser's Avatar
    I loved my Curve and the new one looks AWESOME! (Storm owner)
    12-03-08 04:17 PM
  11. FUSIBLE's Avatar
    The Curves qwerty is way to small for my fingers. The Storm aren't that much larger but it has been a better fit for me. The gap is pretty well sealed from any outside debris or liquids.
    12-03-08 05:41 PM
  12. Enderend's Avatar
    Just bought a Storm. It hasn't arrived yet. Thanks for all of your advice.
    12-06-08 09:47 PM
  13. Enderend's Avatar
    Hey, everyone. Thanks for all your input on my Storm vs. Curve question. I have a question about Missing Sync, if you have any thoughts let me know.


    forums.crackberry.com/f35/missing-sync-2-way-syncing-111652
    12-09-08 07:29 PM
  14. Paden501's Avatar
    In response to the app compatability issue... it seems to me (a relatively new BB Storm user) that the app market is working quickly to solve the problem. I've been to a lot of app sites and most of the big hitters (viigo, etc) either have storm compatable betas available already or have posted on their website that they will be fully supporting storm soon.
    12-09-08 07:44 PM
  15. bigbirdlarry's Avatar
    id take the curve but then again i like a huge screen.
    12-09-08 07:45 PM
  16. imransaeed's Avatar
    I went from Iphone to LG dare to Instinct to Curve and finally to Storm. The selling point for me was the big screen, resolution and picture quality .. not as good as Iphone but better than the others. Texting was much much easier on the curve though I am getting use to the sure type. Storm is an awesome piece of technology and it will just get better with he updates. I would go with the Storm.
    12-09-08 08:16 PM
  17. DroidExpert007's Avatar
    Anyone seen that "2 goats one cup" video yet?

    DISTURBING!!
    Bahhhhhhhhh
    12-09-08 08:25 PM
  18. csiguy1's Avatar
    Love my VZ Curve but getting Storm tomorrow.
    12-09-08 09:19 PM
  19. Melissa Hoffman's Avatar
    I do heavy texting... and i'm not sure the storm is easy enough to use.... curve or storm... ? (as of now i have a flip phone that's dead)
    03-25-09 07:34 PM
  20. Pharaoh45's Avatar
    I do heavy texting... and i'm not sure the storm is easy enough to use.... curve or storm... ? (as of now i have a flip phone that's dead)
    I've had both and while it takes a little time to texting on the Storm, I like it better.

    If you like to text while not looking at your phone, go with the tactile keyboard of the Curve. If you don't mind looking at you phone, and I definitely like looking at mine , then you will like the Storm.

    The keyboard is bigger on the Storm in landscape mode and I can type just as fast on it as I could on my Curve.

    The apps for the Storm are coming out every day and there are some really great ones right now. I use all of the Google apps (calendar, sync, Maps w/ latitude) and they work okay. There are some quirks with sync when you try to sync it with EVERYTHING, but they can be overcome. Maps is pretty awesome, especially with Latitude. If you have friends who use it, you can pretty much just show up wherever they are. This will allow you to find out if they like you or not.

    Poynt is pretty wicked too. Yellow pages with GPS is the bomb!

    Viigo is an incredible time waster at work. You can spend 6 solid hours reading about whatever it is you want to read about on your Storm.

    Try it out, you will never go back!
    03-25-09 08:05 PM
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