1. zclark918's Avatar
    Yesterday I bought an 8830 WE and I love it. However, I did not know that it doesn't support streaming media. I also would like to get a stereo bluetooth. Just a little worried that the Pearl is too small. Might go to Sprint tomorrow and check it out. Few questions though:

    Is the 8830 OS supposed to upgrade sometime to the same as the Pearl?

    Has anyone ever done this? Would Sprint let me switch?

    I got this mainly to replace my iPod Touch. I don't want to carry around both that and my phone. So I would like to listen to music. Is the Pearl a bit better for that?

    Finally, the GPS. I really like Sprint Navigation. Would it work just as well on the Pearl? Or does it look weird on the smaller screen?

    05-04-08 04:31 PM
  2. Duvi's Avatar
    It wouldn't look weird on the screen, but it would be smaller.

    I like my Pearl and love it over the Curve, typing wise. If the screen is a concern, then stick with the 8830. I actually like the form factor of the Pearl as it doesn't feel like a brick.

    05-04-08 05:13 PM
  3. reeneebob's Avatar
    I have both an iPod Touch and a Pearl. LOVE them both!

    I use the Pearl for music if the battery on the Touch goes dead, and the sound quality is fantastic. Also, I love using a standard headphone on the Pearl, as opposed to having to find a compatible connector like I had with my Krzr - the Pearl has the same headphone jack as an iPod.

    I do not like typing on the Curve - I love the Suretype. If you prefer the qwerty though, go with the Curve. It's basically the same as a Pearl just bigger.
    05-04-08 05:17 PM
  4. mattburns9999's Avatar
    05-04-08 05:35 PM