Originally Posted by michaeljwild
I was holding out for the Curve from Verizon, and couldn't wait any longer so I went with the pearl. The only opinion I have that hasn't already been said is keep in mind the key spacing. If you have big fingers, it's a little clumsy trying to type fast on the Pearl's keyboard. Other than that, I say it's small, light and just as capable so why not go with it!
I was worried about this as well and I played around in the store with the Curve considering a switch from the Pearl. To my surprise I found it easier to type on the Pearl. The Curve isn't much bigger at all and it adds a bunch of keys in order to get full QWERTY, so I found that the Curve keys actually seemed smaller and harder to hit. I ended up getting the Pearl, however I had already gotten used to typing on it when trying the Curve, so who knows, the Curve probably becomes easier after a week too. The only reason I would consider the Curve is because of the screen size, but this is personal preference.
If the key size is a concern and you're considering the Curve because of this I would strongly suggest trying it out in the store before deciding.
Either way you win.....both AWESOME devices!!