1. SmokeEater85911's Avatar
    hey all, new to the boards and I dont have a BB yet, ive been looking for a good phone i can check my email with on the go, i have a couple friends with BB's and they love it, so my wife and I want to get them when our 2 year plan is up (about Jan)...

    we both check email and chat like a fiend so i think a BB is perfect. so what is the best one I can get? We are forced to use Verizon because of our current location for now, so I think the curve is the best?
    05-16-08 12:54 AM
  2. Duvi's Avatar
    Welcome to the family....

    It's preference... The most popular is the Curve at the moment, but I have both Pearl and Curve in which I like them both for different reasons.


    The Pearl for email/SMS as I like typing on SureType a lot more than QWERTY. Easier for me after the BB learns your words/names in the dictionary.

    The Curve for Media/Web Surfing. I don't watch much videos, but I do surf a lot and the screen size is a big plus.


    The decision is yours... Go into a Verizon store and play with them.
    05-16-08 04:24 AM
  3. yogi's Avatar
    Hi and welcome.
    05-16-08 06:20 AM
  4. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Hi and welcome (to what I think is a brother/sister FF)
    Last edited by amazinglygraceless; 05-16-08 at 09:35 PM.
    05-16-08 06:40 AM
  5. Gypsy's Avatar
    Welcome!
    05-16-08 06:59 AM
  6. Jeanetteh1960's Avatar
    Hi - Welcome
    I love my Curve
    05-16-08 07:03 AM
  7. SmokeEater85911's Avatar
    I dont mind the QWERTY typing, I had an enV for a long while, and now I have a Samsung U740 which is a qwerty type of pad, whats the main differences in the pearl and the curve? any news on the bold?
    05-16-08 04:08 PM
  8. joopster's Avatar
    I like the suretype also. I can type much faster on my pearl. Go check them out.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-16-08 04:42 PM
  9. brothamoveson's Avatar
    Welcome to CB I like the Curve.
    05-16-08 04:43 PM
  10. latina berry's Avatar
    Welcome to CB.I like the pearl 8130.

    Bienvenido a casa!
    05-16-08 04:57 PM
  11. Duvi's Avatar
    The bold isn't going to be out for Verizon when your contract is up. Verizon does have a exclusive BB coming out that is supposed to be all touch screen like the iPhone and is said to be out before years end.


    I'm not sure if you'd be comfortable with an all touch and if not, the curve would probably be your best options.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-16-08 05:52 PM
  12. CrackBlack's Avatar
    Welcome to the Crack!
    05-16-08 08:08 PM
  13. garbagefairy1967's Avatar
    Hello, and welcome, I love my pearl, good luck with whatever you choose!
    05-16-08 08:11 PM
  14. crackvegas78's Avatar
    Welcome to CB
    05-16-08 08:18 PM
  15. JJ3's Avatar
    Hi, I'm new to this board also and I have the 8830 and I'm thinking about the new Bold when I renew with Sprint/Nextel.
    05-16-08 10:34 PM
  16. shadygrady's Avatar
    Welcome to cb! As long as its a bb you can't go wrong.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-16-08 10:40 PM
  17. BHarvey202's Avatar
    I just got my first bb (8820)a few months ago and love it. I played with a pearl in the store and couldn't get used to the sure type after using a razor for texting for the last two years.plus I work for the gvt and can't have a camera on my phone.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-16-08 10:50 PM
  18. fantom1023's Avatar
    Welcome to "Crack"berry. Just wait for the 9000. You can't go wrong with that.
    05-16-08 11:30 PM
  19. SmokeEater85911's Avatar
    okay so what kind of cool stuff can I do with a smart phone? ive never used a smartphone before so..

    I noticed different apps and such but regular phones have those..? how about homebrew? how hard is it to change themes or something on it? any mods out there? just trying to see whats out there that makes it so much better other than email (which my regular phone can do) and wifi..
    05-16-08 11:52 PM
  20. CJH315's Avatar
    Welcome to CB!
    05-17-08 12:05 AM
  21. JazzeeJEF's Avatar
    Welcome to CB!!!!
    05-19-08 09:03 AM
  22. five4three2fun's Avatar
    i think it's a personal thing, but i really don't like the pearl. the qwerty and the big screen are what sold me on the curve, and i love it. the spacing between the keys is awesome and makes it easier to type fast accurately.

    when i went to get mine (i'm an at&t user), it came down to the curve and the 8820 (the 8820 is more expensive and sophisticated). i haven't yet regretted my choice!

    if you're a social user who plans on getting an unlimited data package, the curve is for you.
    Last edited by five4three2fun; 05-21-08 at 02:41 PM. Reason: spelling error :-)
    05-19-08 03:30 PM
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