1. elischanicole's Avatar
    I have had a BB for the last several years... before they were even a big hit. I had the Pearl for awhile then upgraded to the 8330 Curve. Love it, wouldnt go back to a regular phone if someone paid me, but my boyfriend and I are thinking of making the switch to Verizon since the rumor is we can do that now without a cancellation fee from Alltel. If this is true Berry's are buy one get one free. I really like the Storm but am a little leary on the all touchphones (even tho it is a berry). I also really like the Tour... I was just hoping to get some opinions on people who actually have them or have had experiences with both so I can make the right decision. I know I will be happy with either I am just in debate mode still.... All opinions welcome... Please!

    Thank you in advance!
    09-23-09 08:18 PM
  2. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    The only real differences between the two, IMO, are screen size and input method. Although I loved the large screen on the Storm, I really hated the touchscreen input, well typing I should say. The touchscreen is great for clicking on a button or giving direct input, but lacks the precision you can get from a trackball. Trying to get to a certain place within a sentence can be very difficult, for example. Also, I found myself thinking of every letter of every word I typed, as I made sure that the touch keyboard was lighting up the right key as I typed. Even though I don't type by touch, I don't get that same feeling on a physical keyboard. Part of my issue is that I prefer to type things correctly as I go and hate to rely on Spell Check to fix things after the fact, which would probably make typing easier.

    If you have a Curve, the Tour is just the smoother, faster version of it, for the most part, right now.
    09-23-09 08:33 PM
  3. Apploader's Avatar
    Tour is a better phone. Less bugs and works as it should. NO need for hybrids with it whereas the Storm does.
    09-23-09 08:49 PM
  4. elischanicole's Avatar
    I am really considering the Tour just because I havent had any problems with the Curve and the way its set up... and I just dont think I would like the touchscreen. I need to go and talk to Verizon because from what I am hearing I should be able to switch to Verizon even though my Alltel contract isnt up and just buy in like I was a new customer. No cancellation fee. Does anyone know if that is true or not?
    09-23-09 08:57 PM
  5. BewitchedWitch21's Avatar
    I would say Tour. I used the Storm and ended up returning it just because it had those weird quirks and that drove me nuts. I love my Tour.
    09-23-09 09:00 PM
  6. Coruptyed's Avatar
    I like the storm minus it does have a few bugs so I would go with tour for the full keyboard .. If the storm 2 was out then I would pick that hands down

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-23-09 09:19 PM
  7. elischanicole's Avatar
    Thanks for all your helpful input. I'm guessing none of you know about the Alltel/Verizon stuff huh?
    09-23-09 09:33 PM
  8. AtlsFavoriteLady's Avatar
    I had to pay the cancellation fee when I cancelled.. So i doubt that you get excused. The merger really sucks ***. I hated how they did it. So i cancelled both lines.. And got another account with Alltel

    I heard people HATE the clicking with the storm.. But i loved it..
    I would wait out for the Odin.. (its pure bliss)

    The tour, which I have, I LOVEEE it.. its perfect.
    Last edited by AtlsFavoriteLady; 09-23-09 at 09:37 PM.
    09-23-09 09:35 PM
  9. BewitchedWitch21's Avatar
    I do on some level...
    09-23-09 09:35 PM
  10. elischanicole's Avatar
    Did you do it before the transition or during?
    09-23-09 09:36 PM
  11. elischanicole's Avatar
    Whats the Odin? I'm really interested in the Tour but I have to switch to Verizon to get that I think... I would stay with Alltel but I'm a phone junkie and have had my Curve for a year and want something different... and I dont think you can get the Verizon phones through Alltel yet... but you have the Tour with Alltel as it seems is that correct?
    09-23-09 09:42 PM
  12. elischanicole's Avatar
    Ahh Storm 2 I just looked it up... very nice! I'm still very interested in the Tour though...
    09-23-09 09:44 PM
  13. BewitchedWitch21's Avatar
    I would ask in your local store cause certain parts of the country are further into the merger than others. Plus, I know some regions have promos going to port over to Vzw. Thats who you should check with so you know exactly what you are eligible for.
    09-23-09 09:49 PM
  14. AtlsFavoriteLady's Avatar
    Did you do it before the transition or during?

    During the transition..

    The odin.. its like a louis vuitton.. the improved storm.. Look it up in google..

    ITS AMAZING!!!!!

    I love my tour though, cant say it enough
    09-23-09 09:52 PM
  15. elischanicole's Avatar
    Ya Ive seen that on tv and online about porting over for free thats why I was wondering....

    How did you keep your Tour and still have Alltel?
    09-23-09 09:57 PM
  16. elischanicole's Avatar
    I just dont think I would like the touch screen... Bc I am so happy with the Curve, its just getting beat up and the screen is cracked, lol... and I want an update!
    09-23-09 09:58 PM
  17. jeffvangene's Avatar
    I'm new to the whole Blackberry thing, this is my first one. I bought a Tour from Verizon and it's the most AMAZING phone ever. The screen is great, the browser rocks, and the camera is sick. I love the apps and app store and how easy it is to use. My vote is for the Tour!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-23-09 09:58 PM
  18. AtlsFavoriteLady's Avatar
    I just dont think I would like the touch screen... Bc I am so happy with the Curve, its just getting beat up and the screen is cracked, lol... and I want an update!

    Then I promise the tour is for you.. My curve was the exact same way.. scratched up and such.. But I love the full keyboard..
    09-23-09 09:59 PM
  19. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    The Tour is a great device, a total powerhouse...
    09-23-09 10:02 PM
  20. elischanicole's Avatar
    I'm in love with my blackberry its with my at all times... plus another reason I want somethin else is bc I have the 8330 n its #4 on the radiation list:S n I have it on me at all times... in my Apron at school in my hoodie pocket, by my pillow when I sleep... so yeah...
    09-23-09 10:03 PM
  21. dman1281's Avatar
    ok heres the busiess first off if your eligible for a upgrade on oe line you can upgrade all of them without switching to a verizon plans in which you would lose some of your circle calling if its a shared plan. I just did it and my brother who is the 3rd line on my phone wasnt eligible for another yr and a half is now eligible for a upgrade with the same option keep alltel plan or get verizon plan.
    now about the phones, if you already have a curve then go with the tour because the only difference is that you can use the tour international and it has a better camera! Other than that there is no difference no running smoother not faster or anything. Had a curve currently on a tour and my only complaint is how long it takes the tour to snap a pic. hope this was helpful and any other questions about the tour PIN ME cause i'm trying to take advantage of bb messenger!
    09-23-09 10:05 PM