03-15-2008, 06:21 PM
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From what the BB website shows for specifications, the 8120 has WI-FI, but NOT GPS. I would hate to give up my GPS with voice directions and real-time updates. That was second reason I upgraded to the 8130. I think you can get a pretty accurate "GPS-like" service with Google based on Hot Spots, I read an article about it for the iPhone.
Also, I've never used the Curve with its larger screen and keyboard, and I don't know if there are OS benefits, but the main reason I bought the Pearl was that it fits nicely in my pant pocket. I would like a larger screen, but I don't like holsters and I don't carry bags. Less is more for me.
I also like using SureType, but I've seen a lot of complaints about it, so if you like your keyboard now and do a lot of typing, the smaller Pearl might not be for you.
So, unless you want smaller, I would stick with the 8310. I couldn't give up the GPS and I don't want to carry a GPS keychain. Maybe they'll come out with the Pearl 3 and offer both GPS and Wi-Fi.