1. las28's Avatar
    im a cingular user and eligible for an upgrade this term and i'm on the verge of buying a blackberry. the thing is i cant decide between an 8100 (pearl) or the newer 8300 (curve). im leaning toward the pearl because of its smaller design but ive read a lot of negative reviews. help me make a decision!!
    06-10-07 01:04 PM
  2. Gleff42287's Avatar
    Negative reviews?
    Well you have to consider if you want a full QWERTY keyboard or if you want compact design. The Pearl is proven phone it has the suretype so that might take some getting used to.
    But go to a store and try them out to see how they feel in your hand.
    What are you going to use it for?
    06-10-07 01:23 PM
  3. kasperapd's Avatar
    Both are great devices with very similar capabilities. It realy comes down to if you want SureType or full QWERTY.
    06-10-07 01:46 PM
  4. brucejr's Avatar
    Kasper has it right. With the 8300 you get the Qwerty and a fully functional keyboard. With the 8100 you have SureType. I had the 8100 and now ave the 8300. Love them both. For me the 8300 is a combo of the 8700 (had the 8703) and the 8100. The Curve (for me) is form combined with function.
    06-11-07 12:33 PM