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Old 04-20-2009, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if any Blackberry users on TMOBILE have a sidekick and if so how it compares to the curve. I own and run my own business and my phone/pda is basically my life. I have been using the curve for 2 years and like everything about it except for the keyboard which I find rather small. Since I am emailing/texting all day it getst tiresome. Im tired of waiting for the storm and saw that TMOBILE is putting out a new smaller, sleeker Sidekick LX. Is this worth a look? or should I just bite the bullet and buy the new Curve?

EDIT: After reading more on this forum my biggest concern is email. I need to get/send emails asap. Seems like thats still a big complaint to the Sidekick.

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Old 04-20-2009, 10:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a Blackberry Curve 8300 as well as the Sidekick 08 (LX only a little better) and I also run a business. I honestly like the curve much better. The sidekick doesnt really offer much as far as business friendly applications, although you could probably find some in the app store... The blackberry is much easier to navigate around and use as a business phone. The Sidekick is more of a phone designed for sms messages and myspace. Needless to say, the email system on the sidekick is very convenient though. I hope this helps.
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I heard that the Sidekick is a legend of sorts. I don't think the new Sidekick will make that big of a splash however, given that there is so many slider qwertys from Samsung and LG alone hitting the market with all carriers. LG alone shipped nearly shipped 13 million slider qwerty devices in 2008, an increase of nearly 400% from 2007. In Sprint, they sold as many of the Voyager devices they can bring in.

Some of these new phones are impressive like the Samsung Impression and LG Xenon. They're really not smart phones as they lack an OS like Windows Mobile or Symbian. Its all proprietary OS with a Java API on top. Even in a site that specializes on PDAs and smartphones like Brighthand, the preview/review of Samsung Impression is getting more web hits than those of true smartphones. These new genre of machines pose a threat not just to RIM but all smartphones altogether.

Still, when it comes to email, I would suggest sticking to a smartphone, especially with RIM, though I find the email in other platforms to be nearly just as good. The quality of the email systems in these proprietary phones like the Sidekick, Impression, Dare, Xenon, etc,. are all unknown territory.
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