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traveling guy 07-07-2008 09:57 AM

7130e Verizon user considering upgrade
My contract is coming up in a few weeks so I'm considering an upgrade to the Pearl. What are your favorite likes and dislikes of this phone?:smile: (I like the Sure Type but the Curve looks like a pretty nice phone too)

Foxglove 07-07-2008 11:57 AM

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My main reason for getting the Pearl was its size and it has been a good choice for me.
Suretype is a breeze when you get used to it too.
There isn't really anything that I dislike about my device at all. That said my next BB is unlikely to be a pearl type mainly cos I'm not too keen on the KickStart.
The curve is a good looking device but after trying it out I decided it wasn't for me as I found typing easier on the pearl but that's just me :)
Perhaps you need to try them out too before making a final decision. You may prefer the qwerty keyboard and
Bigger screen after you have a play with it.

Good luck!

Teksu 07-07-2008 11:59 AM

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Their both great devices, I have the vzw pearl. I wanted a full keyboard, but the curve is a bit wide for me. There is not much I dislike about the pearl at all. It has a memory leak that causes slow downs, but as long as you don't need to keep all your SMS messages for ever your ok. I delete my texts every 3 or 4 days and do a batery pull once a week.

I am extremely happy with my first BB, and as long as they come out with slim devices, other than the kickstart, I will be a user for life.

david9962000 07-07-2008 12:18 PM

It will be a great upgrade from your 7130, you will love the Pearl.

Dawg 07-07-2008 02:23 PM

Ive had the pearl and now have the curve I thought I wouldnt ever leave the pearl but since having the curve I cant believe I waited so long.

traveling guy 07-07-2008 02:28 PM

Leaning toward the Curve
Thanks for your feed back. I was at the Verizon Store today and had a chance to try both out for awhile. The Curve is very nice with a larger screen and very similar in size to my 7130e. It's only a tad wider but only about 1/2 the thickness and about the same height. While I've mastered the Sure Type a full size key board is a plus for me but I'll have to get used to the numbers for dialing on the key pad. And having spell checker too is a nice feature.

Dawg 07-07-2008 02:37 PM

and all the shortcuts youll pick up with the full are way cool. I dont show the browser address book, calendar, BBM, or options on the screen because I can use key shortcuts

Punkd 07-07-2008 11:06 PM

I've had the both, the Pearl and the Curve. Buy the Curve. The only drawback to the Curve is the location of the microSD card slot.

PKIronMan 07-07-2008 11:12 PM

After fumbling through the Pearl transition and being confident I wouldn't go back I went back and can't go back again. ;-)

Get the Curve or if you can hold out then wait for a Bold or Thunder release.

traveling guy 07-08-2008 01:56 PM

Got the Curve today! Set up was flawless and I really like the size and screen clarity.

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