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Old 12-09-2007, 02:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just ordered my 8310 but have owned neither just always phones like razors and stuff. Which is you guys favorite of the Blackberry 8310 curve or the Palm treo. Just curious.

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Old 12-09-2007, 02:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Asking that question here, I can say the majority answer would be the BlackBerry. I have had Treo and am much happier with the BlackBerry.
Old 12-09-2007, 07:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah...BBF is the wrong place to expect anything but a pro-BlackBerry vote.

But, having had a long relationship with Treos before coming to BlackBerry...I can still say that, although I really did like my Treo 680...I really do prefer the BlackBerry in almost every single area. I was actually one of the few Treo owners that never had a single problem with my 680 being buggy or acting weird...but, I got tired of the bulkiness of the phone itself, the "plain" display, the difficulty using it one-handed, the build-quality...and the open-platform that allows for many Treo-modified apps that can and will sabotage the phones reliability and make it buggy and quirky. The "closed"-platform of the BlackBerry that will only accept made-for-BlackBerry apps, keep the BB safe and sound...and although I have quite a few 3rd-party apps on my still runs as fast as it did when it was "clean" and never misses a beat or freezes. It remains stone-cold reliable...a BlackBerry trait.

I must admit that I prefered the qwerty keyboard of the Treo over that of my Curve...but that is personal preference, and many would disagree. The Curve's keypad layout is great, but the Treo has it's keys just spaced a little farther apart and the shape of each key is just more condusive to typing quickly and error-free.

Overall though...the BlackBerry is the clear winner. I would never go back to the Treo. In fact, having had pretty much every smartphone to come down the pike in the last few years (many much more expensive than either the Treo or Curve) I can honestly say that I am not even considering another device other than BlackBerry at all now. That's a pretty big statement from a confirmed "phone junkie" like me!

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Old 12-09-2007, 10:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would have to agree with davistld01. I just migrated from the Treo 650 to the Pearl 8130 and there is no looking back. The only reason that I did not migrate sooner was that I enjoy having a camera on my phone for those quick pics. The only thing that could have made the migration easier would have been to get the Curve with the "complete" keyboard as apposed to the condensed keyboard on the Pearl.
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I used a bunch of Treos (600, 650, 680) before getting a Blackberry and I can say from experience that Treos suck in general. The one thing Palm-based Treos have going for them is threaded SMS. That's sweet. But it's not worth carrying such a brick, especially one so unstable as it resets/freezes/crashes with regularity. Blackberrys just work, all the time, and work well. If you want a serious communication tool then the only real choice is Blackberry. I've fooled around with Nokias, SonyEricssons, Treos, and a host of others. None equal the Blackberry.
Old 12-09-2007, 11:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I concur. I have had the following phones:

Treo 650 and 700p
Windows: PPC-6700 and AT& 8525
Blackberry 6510,7510, and 7250

Now i have the 8320. I have found my new curve to be the best of both worlds. I very much liked my Blackberry 7520 but it lacked the extras like a speakphone or MP# player. When i swtiched back to windows pocket PC phone to obtain those features i missed the stability and simplicity of the Blackbery. I was very happpy to be able to return back to the BB world.

As a tech geek I can humbly say one thing about Blackberries in general. Although they may do less than other cutting edge smartphones, they do waht they do much more reliably. Most of the things on other phones can be adapted to the BB. An example would be SimulSays to incorporate visual voicemail.
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DEFINITELY go blackberry.

I had the palm treo 700 and I got sold on it because it had a lot of features like camera and touch screen that the BB didn't have. Within 3 months I was on my 3rd replacement treo before I traded it in for a blackberry 8700 (with less features, no camera) and I was much happier because IT ACTUALLY WORKED ALL THE TIME and didn't do things like cut my internet, and not answer calls (I thought it's primary feature was to be a phone?)

Now I have a 8310 and it has a camera and everything else I could want so I'm even more happy.

I too had a razr before the treo and I warn you, don't make the mistake of buying a treo.


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