1. randommom's Avatar
    Which one do you recommend and why?
    10-16-08 08:54 PM
  2. cruisethru's Avatar
    I have the 8830 WE and it is great so far....have had it for 3 months and I am still learning new things every day....good luck....
    10-16-08 09:08 PM
  3. fishkat's Avatar
    Hello & Welcome to the CB family! I have the 8330 curve & really like it. As Cruise mentioned, still learning something new everyday. I understand the 8830 WE is a great phone, esp if you're traveling overseas. I think it now depends on what you want to do w/it. Good luck

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    10-16-08 09:16 PM
  4. jeffh's Avatar
    The 8330 Curve is newer than the 8830WE, has a camera and 50% more memory than the 8830WE. The 8830WE has a SIM card slot that enables its use on overseas GSM networks.

    I have an 8830 that's provided by my employer. If I were buying one for personal use, I'd likely buy the 8330, just because it's newer, has more memory, and will likely be supported longer. But the 8830 is an excellent phone.
    10-16-08 11:17 PM
  5. process's Avatar
    If your not gonna be traveling the world. I wld suggest the Curve.

    I have an 8830 & its cool.

    But I don't travel like that so I wish that I wld have bought the Curve.

    Its much lighter (weight). But kinda feels like a Bic (clunky & plastic). Where the 8830 is hefty like a Zippo (there's a noticable difference).

    Not to mention the memory & camera options.

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    10-17-08 08:05 AM
  6. randommom's Avatar
    My VZW rep says he has gotten complaints about the volume or microphone on the curve. Anyone?
    10-17-08 03:50 PM
  7. jeffh's Avatar
    There is a known low-volume issue with the 8830 and OS 4.2. I tend to forget about it because it primarily affects music ringtones and I just use the built-in ringtones. JRSCCivic98 has found a work-around that works for OS 4.5 on the 8830 only. The Curve may have a similar issue, but I don't believe it is as severe.

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    10-17-08 07:35 PM