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Old 07-09-2007, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I am getting the itch to upgrade my Pearl. I am big on form factor and that is why I want to stay away from the 8800. I would like to get back to a full qwerty keyboard though. I am worried about upgrading an then a better berry coming out. I would like Wi-Fi but it sounds like I will have to wait until the end of the year. I would like to stay with at&t too. So what do all you curve owners think?
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Old 07-09-2007, 12:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i've had my curve since last thursday and, besides an issue i was having with my signal and mms messages (fixed when i "downgraded" the os, to the latest at&t os) i really really like it...

i had the 8700c before and, i couldn't see myself with a different phone... i BRIEFLY thought about getting the iphone but, after having my 8700 for a year, and having ABSOLUTELY NO problems with it, why change to a different manufacturer? i love my curve...

bottom line, you will NOT be dissappointed
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Technology changes every single day. As soon a new berry that you like comes out, a new one will be already in the works. No matter how much you try to catch up to it, you never will. And if you do, you will be doing so with your pockets empty. My opinion? If the Curve fits all of your daily cell/data needs in a wireless device, go for it! If it doesnt, I say hold off. My 2 cents.
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I actually traded my iPhone (w/o opening it) for a Curve. It's worked out pretty good. Wi-fi would've been nice, but everything else is cool. Go for it.
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I agree with everyone here. There will always be something with more features coming down the pike. Keep in mind, whatever we do know about what's being released is completely rumors, none of which involve a new BB for AT&T anyway (other than a wifi 88, which you said you don't want).

If you're happy with AT&T, I strongly recommend the Curve. I flirted with one briefly and can say without reservation it is a fantastic device that you'll be happy with for at least a couple of years.
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These devices are not forever. I got a drawer full of older Blackberrys. If soemthing new were coming, you would have already heard about it here. The 8300 and 8800 is going to be it for a while. If anything new does come out for AT&T, we will not see it till end of the year or even next year.

How bad of an itch do you have?

I could not stand it. I am on my 2nd 8300 and owned a 8800 in between!
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These devices are not forever. I got a drawer full of older Blackberrys. If soemthing new were coming, you would have already heard about it here. The 8300 and 8800 is going to be it for a while. If anything new does come out for AT&T, we will not see it till end of the year or even next year.

How bad of an itch do you have?

I could not stand it. I am on my 2nd 8300 and owned a 8800 in between!

Hey, Greg! I see you are back to the 8300. I thought for a while you said you had reverted back to the 8800. What happened to bring you back to the Curve?

BTW...for the OP: You will not be disappointed, like others have said. I currently own an 8300 and an 8800. I actually bought the 8800 after having my Curve for awhile just for some diversity...but I just sold it last night (tenatively...) to another BBForums.com member because I just like the Curve so much better. The 8800 is an tremendous device, and I was all set to use the GPS w/TeleNav on my upcoming vacation...but I figure I can buy a GPS puck pretty cheaply to serve the same purpose...and have a camera to boot. I will actually hate to see it go...but the 8300 is more "me" than the 8800 anyway, so it'll work out okay.

Go ahead and get the Curve...you won't be sorry.
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Hey all,
Well I am getting the itch to upgrade my Pearl. I am big on form factor and that is why I want to stay away from the 8800. I would like to get back to a full qwerty keyboard though. I am worried about upgrading an then a better berry coming out. I would like Wi-Fi but it sounds like I will have to wait until the end of the year. I would like to stay with at&t too. So what do all you curve owners think?

i thought that the pearl was a pretty modern device. most people are itching to upgrade their phones to something like a pearl. I say enjoy what you have for now and save up for next summer when the iphone (or a newer BB) will be affordable.
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I, too, traded my iPhone for the new BlackBerry Curve. I had the Pearl previously and thought I could "trade up" by going with the iPhone. Boy, was I wrong!!! The iPhone had NOTHING near the capability of the Pearl. Made me a lover of BlackBerry! You WON'T be disappointed with the Curve if you love your Pearl. It is slicker, the screen is bigger, and the internet capability is much better than the Pearl. I'm glad I got the Curve. It is slightly different than the Pearl, but only in better ways!
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Definitely, I love my Curve.

I am happy to see that some people ignore the prettiness of the iPhone and make it a point to say that the Blackberry has more functionality instead of being blinded by all else.

Not to say the Curve isn't sexy...it is!
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simple solution: Buy a curve now, and when something better comes out, get that... it won't be for a while anyway.
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simple solution: Buy a curve now, and when something better comes out, get that... it won't be for a while anyway.
This is my first bb and I'm HOOKED!!! I've seen other bbs and wondered what all the fuss was about (I'm big, sony ericsson fan: about 6 phones deep) and now that I finally have one, it's going to be hard to go back to anything else. I tried the iPhone but why would I get something with missing functions. I like the touch screen but everything else is media based. The curve on the other has everything you would want. You want wifi, for what. It drains battery like crazy! The opera browser is amazing and edge has been pushed up in speeds significant. So forget about wifi. You like the pearl, you"ll fall in love with the curve. The form factor is amazing. It's so thin and light and doesn't feel cheap like other bb's. I can't stop playing with my bb, I think I'm obsessed!!! All I need is for "Documents to Go" to be released, than it's perfect!!

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I'm very satisfied with my 8300. While I was frustrated with a calendar synch problem, RIM fixed it promptly with an over the air patch and now the phone is rock solid. I also spent the weekend with an iPhone and could not wait to return it. The 8300 is so much better in every way, from software operations, e-mail handling and even form factor.
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One advise:
Buy your gear when you need it, don't wait for the next big thing as there will always be one more next big thing to wait for. Buy it and enjoy unless you know for sure there is something coming out next week, then it might be worth the wait...I do so with all my gear and am happy with it.
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Wireless would be cool but once that arrives you'll think 3G and then of course touch screen....... and on and on........ Go for the curve now you wont regret it!
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I already got the curve, but I will be upgrading to 8320 once it hits my tmo this September.
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Hey, Greg! I see you are back to the 8300. I thought for a while you said you had reverted back to the 8800. What happened to bring you back to the Curve?

Yep went back to the 8800 and then even the 8700 but just switched back to the 8300. I will stick to it for a while as the spell checker and camera DO come in handy
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I love the curve. Best BB to date, in my opinion.
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Yep went back to the 8800 and then even the 8700 but just switched back to the 8300. I will stick to it for a while as the spell checker and camera DO come in handy
I agree...

I just like the 8300 better in many ways. I find I can type twice as fast of faster on the Curve than I can on the 8800...and with less effort and concentration.

And...although I might not use it much at all, knowing I have a camera onboard is a handy thing too.

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I went through the same scenario and ended up getting a Curve this week. So far I really like it, then again, I really liked my Pearl. If they come out with something that does 3g or WIFI or both, I'll upgrade again. To make myself feel better, I can generally get 33-50% of the Curve cost back by selling my Pearl.

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Well I am getting the itch to upgrade my Pearl. I am big on form factor and that is why I want to stay away from the 8800. I would like to get back to a full qwerty keyboard though. I am worried about upgrading an then a better berry coming out. I would like Wi-Fi but it sounds like I will have to wait until the end of the year. I would like to stay with at&t too. So what do all you curve owners think?
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