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edwrx 10-12-2008 10:06 PM

Leaving iPhone, going BB - Curve or Bold?!
Hey guys, I'm sort of new in the forum!

I'm currently in the search of a new phone, had my iPhone 2g for a few months now, but I'm kinda bored of it, 2.1 fw isn't the last wonder, it still has bugs, still call dropping, and it isn't 3g.

So decided to switch to bb's because of the blackberry messenger, many people here in Venezuela use it as a very powerful comunication tool, as well as the business features, and also looking for the reliability I used to have when I had Nokia's.

The big question, Curve 8320 or the new Bold? I like the slimness and light of the curve, the wifi, I dont use gps, but I understand the curve has blackberry maps and it works similar to gps services. The Bold has all that, new software and bla bla, gps + wifi, but that device is huge, so carrying that thing in your pocket must be a PITA.

Help me decide guys :)

JSanders 10-12-2008 11:06 PM

Is it really all that much larger?

ifonline 10-13-2008 06:37 PM

Huge? No, it's not. It's just slightly wider than the iPhone, and only slightly thicker. What you get for that size difference, however, is huge.

holden 10-13-2008 07:08 PM

Congrates on switching... (y)
What ever you wind up with, the browser is the only thing your going to miss...


fiffer 10-21-2008 09:46 AM

Well it depends if you really want more functionality with a phone. The Bold sounds like a better off smartphone than the Curve.

jazza 10-22-2008 11:31 PM

I would recommend the Bold if you are still looking. Since it supports HSDPA and has better keyboard in terms of larger buttons, i would choose it.

Tell us which one you got in the end. ;-)

arivera2 10-27-2008 09:01 AM

The curve 8330 is awesome phone...i read about the BOLD, is excellent too, think a little much is your budget, and what you expect..

happy hunting!

hnwosu 11-06-2008 01:44 PM

Whats kind of funny is that CNET doesn't either consider the iPhone a smart phone. Look here: Best smartphones - CNET Reviews It is considered a MP3 phone Best MP3 phones - CNET Reviews.

The iPhone is nice, but its not as "Brilliant" as I thought it would be. Maybe thats why its not considered a smartphone.

hyedipin 11-06-2008 02:17 PM

It is not worth paying a big difference for Bold. I think Curve is like $99 ? now . If so, go with that, Bold is just too expensive, since it is new and all. Wait until after christmas, they may give $100 use it or lose it rebate card.

Oops since you are in venezuela, I have no idea how much it costs there, but it should cost much less, -- so it depends on the price.

urvec 11-23-2008 01:28 AM

I would just get the curve, great phone

ArgonNJ 11-23-2008 01:33 AM


Originally Posted by hnwosu (Post 1159987)
Whats kind of funny is that CNET doesn't either consider the iPhone a smart phone.

CNET is obviously is pretty clueless about smartphones it would seem. The iphone is the reason for the recent popularity of smartphones in the consumer market.

holden 11-23-2008 11:51 AM


IMHO - had the 8310 and went to the 9000 - Bold is Great phone!

Now if someone with the 9500 would chime in - I am sure there are other opinions - and I have not seen the 9500 yet...

Bold has fast fast menuing, beautiful screen, wifi speed when attached to ap's, great sound, good phone characteristics, 3G speed, great keyboard once you get used to it (took about a week)...

Now, if you can still get the deals at Walmart etc... for less money or the same money as an 8310, you may be able to get a Bold...


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