1. vyrenee's Avatar
    I currently have the Verizon Curve 8330. I am being offered a free upgrade to either the Verizon Tour or the Verizon Curve 2.

    The advantages of the Tour seems to be a better screen and camera,as well as being a world phone.

    The advantages of the Curve 2 seem to be wifi, the optical trackpad, and OS 5.

    Any advice on which I should pick?
    12-07-09 06:56 AM
  2. lastraid's Avatar
    The one that fits your needs. Curve 2 does not have a flash for the camera either. means you loose out on a good flashlight as well. trackpad is awsome.
    12-07-09 07:04 AM
  3. GG1's Avatar
    I think you have answered your own question. All you need to decide is which advantages between both fits your needs.

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    12-07-09 07:05 AM
  4. Terradactyl's Avatar
    I had a S1 and was eligible for an upgrade. I got the new curve and took it back after about 12 hours. The keys were so small I couldnt do anything. I traded it for a tour and love it
    12-07-09 07:47 AM
  5. Xquisite30's Avatar
    go for the tour and upgrade the OS to 5.0.230
    12-07-09 08:37 AM
  6. Terradactyl's Avatar
    How do u put 5.0 on here?

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    12-07-09 08:40 AM
  7. xooxlisaxoox's Avatar
    I never owned the Curve2 but played around with it in the store..

    I noticed that the screen quality doesn't seem that sharp and the key pad wasn't comfortable in my hand. The Tour's keypad is raised on the edges of the keys a little bit to fit your fingers more comfortably. That was a big turn off for the Curve2.

    I would go with the Tour. The colors and screen are sharp and bright. The kaypad is great and I think it seems like a sturdy phone.

    You can always try the Curve2 for the 30 days and take it back for the Tour if you don't like it!
    12-07-09 08:58 AM
  8. mjbesen310's Avatar
    the screen resolution on the curve to is much less then the Tour. The Tours screen is fantastic compared to the curves.

    the curve is just a entry level into the Blackberry world
    12-07-09 09:18 AM
  9. highdesertrose's Avatar

    the curve is just a entry level into the Blackberry world
    My thoughts too. Tour all the way!
    12-07-09 10:37 AM
  10. kjjb0204's Avatar
    TOUR! Superior display, better camera and the best bb keyboard ever built.
    12-07-09 11:34 AM
  11. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    Agree, go with the Tour...
    12-07-09 11:42 AM
  12. dpercia's Avatar
    I have used both and I think the tour is a great device, but I prefer the form factor of the new curve. It is very compact and fits well in the hand. As far as wifi goes, I don't use it very often, so I wouldn't base your decision on that. The trackpad is great and its nice to not have to worry about cleaning the ball.

    I'd suggest you try both and don't let the fact that the tour doesn't have 5.0 yet deter you from getting the device.

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    12-07-09 11:52 AM
  13. jkpitcher's Avatar
    Try waiting for the Tour 2 which is supposed to come out early next year. It will have the trackpad and wifi.
    12-07-09 03:36 PM
  14. eric02SpecV's Avatar
    How do u put 5.0 on here?

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    It's not nice to threadJACK, but check my sig for all your 5.0 leak/hybrid answers/downloads/install instructions
    12-07-09 03:45 PM
  15. bigwill1223's Avatar
    I would say tour over the curve 2, but in 2 months of so they will be releasing the tour 2 which has the optical trackpad and WiFi also.
    12-07-09 04:07 PM
  16. sawedust's Avatar
    If you can wait, then the Essex would be your choice.

    If not, get the Tour and install a 5.0 hybrid OS until an official release comes out (and even then, a hybrid may be the preferred OS of choice).
    12-07-09 04:49 PM
  17. chris8105's Avatar
    Does the Tour and the Curve 2(8350) have the same guts? Just curious if the tour is going to be quicker than the 8350 on the internet and just in general. Thanks
    12-07-09 05:21 PM
  18. bassfisher2021's Avatar
    absolutely the tour
    12-07-09 05:42 PM