1. elegantescape's Avatar
    I currently have an Env Touch, and I'm taking the step of upgrading to a smart phone sometime this month. I'm going to order it online, and so I have the option of getting a Bold 9650 (Certified Preowned) for the same price of a Curve 9330. I've heard Bolds are much better, but which would YOU reccoment I get?
    12-04-10 11:04 PM
  2. the_sandman_454's Avatar
    I think I would go with the certified preowned 9650 Bold.

    You get better screen resolution, and a few less important things. The Bold is their flagship line and the Curve is more the entry level line. This Curve brings the lines a bit closer than previous versions though.

    Go play with each since they are slightly different in screen resolution, keyboard size/design/style and one might work better for you.
    12-04-10 11:31 PM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    I would get the Bold, no question. It has a better camera, better processor, more memory, and access to a faster 3G (Rev A). Much better screen resolution too!
    12-04-10 11:33 PM
  4. elegantescape's Avatar
    I think I would go with the certified preowned 9650 Bold.

    You get better screen resolution, and a few less important things. The Bold is their flagship line and the Curve is more the entry level line. This Curve brings the lines a bit closer than previous versions though.

    Go play with each since they are slightly different in screen resolution, keyboard size/design/style and one might work better for you.
    Yeah, today I went and looked at the phones at the store for a little awhile, and I seemed to like the feel/keys of the Bold a lot better. But is getting a certified preowned device a waste of money, since there is still the 1 year warranty, etc. I just don't want a scratched up phone.

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    12-04-10 11:43 PM
  5. the_sandman_454's Avatar
    Yeah, today I went and looked at the phones at the store for a little awhile, and I seemed to like the feel/keys of the Bold a lot better. But is getting a certified preowned device a waste of money, since there is still the 1 year warranty, etc. I just don't want a scratched up phone.

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    I had to get a CPO Tour once and when it showed up, beyond it being in different packaging than a new one, it pretty much looked new. I guess I can't guarantee they're all like that but I wasn't unhappy with how the CPO I got looked.
    12-05-10 12:00 AM
  6. elegantescape's Avatar
    I had to get a CPO Tour once and when it showed up, beyond it being in different packaging than a new one, it pretty much looked new. I guess I can't guarantee they're all like that but I wasn't unhappy with how the CPO I got looked.
    alright, thats probably what ill go with then, thanks so it doesnt come in the new box, what does it come in?

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    12-05-10 12:08 AM
  7. stackberry369's Avatar
    The 3g curve is rev.A.

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    12-05-10 06:27 AM
  8. elegantescape's Avatar
    The 3g curve is rev.A.

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    what is rev A?

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    12-05-10 04:31 PM
  9. markhunsaker's Avatar
    what is rev A?

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    Rev. A is the fastest of Verizon's 3G. Sorry PK, but the 9330 does have Rev. A. The Curve 8530 is a Rev. O phone.

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    12-05-10 04:33 PM
  10. whymista's Avatar
    I just got a cpo 8530 and its perfect.
    12-05-10 05:03 PM
  11. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Yeah, today I went and looked at the phones at the store for a little awhile, and I seemed to like the feel/keys of the Bold a lot better. But is getting a certified preowned device a waste of money, since there is still the 1 year warranty, etc. I just don't want a scratched up phone.

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    That will not be an issue. Replacing all the plastic components is normal refurbishment procedure.
    12-05-10 05:54 PM
  12. pkcable's Avatar
    Rev. A is the fastest of Verizon's 3G. Sorry PK, but the 9330 does have Rev. A. The Curve 8530 is a Rev. O phone.

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    Ok, be that as it may, the 9650 is STILL a much better phone. HOWEVER, the 9330 is also a great phone. But since in this case the costs are equal, I advise the OP to go for the CPO, 9650.
    12-05-10 07:21 PM
  13. JRZLocal's Avatar
    Go with the bold 9650 definately... Global phone, flash on camera, nicer keyboard.

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    12-05-10 07:42 PM
  14. markhunsaker's Avatar
    @PK, that's true . If the price were the same, the Bold is the OBVIOUS choice. I do love my Curve 3G but why wife lives for her Bold.

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    12-05-10 08:48 PM
  15. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Has things gotten so silly that "Certified Preowned BlackBerry" is now a euphemism
    for the much more accurate "Refurbished?"
    12-05-10 10:19 PM
  16. lssanjose's Avatar
    I guess it's the stigma refurbished still presents. But, I'm getting more comfortable with getting refurbished stuff.
    12-05-10 10:34 PM
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