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Old 03-07-2009, 03:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Yesterday, one of the operators here announced that they are bringing the storm and it its free with a two year contract.

At the moment I have Curve 8320 and I am seriously looking into going to the bold. I've read on this forum, as well as other places different reviews about the storm and now I'm debating if getting the storm will be the right move.

I have a few questions that I would like to ask and hope to get first hand answers.

1. I consider myself power user of the curve and I love the keyboard shortcuts. How did the power curve user adjust to the storm, which does not have key board shortcuts.

2. How durable and resistant is the screen? A buddy of mine dropped a touch-screen phone and it went to pieces. My 8700 was extremely durable, the 8320 is durable. What about the storm?

3. I use IM very often. I know that Jivetalk is not released for the bold, but i presume that the native MSN and Google apps are there. How easy do you find it to communicate using IM and the touchscreen.

4. What are the odds of RIM getting out a newer ( and better device) in the next two years?

5. Finally, now I am on unlimited generic plan and do not use push on the curve. The provider that offers the bold only gives you 10 MB of data per month. Using Mini-Moni, I can see that I use about 150 MB per month of regular GPRS. Having in mind that BB data is compressed ,how would this 10MB compare to the 150 of generic data? The additional MB is about 60 cents.

That's it for now. I truly appreciate your help.
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1. The keyboard will be different. I just demoed it at a verizon store and I got used to it in about 5ish minutes. I'm not sure on the shortcuts however.

2. I didn't get a change to drop it, but the screen and device seem very sturdy. I would suggest a case of some sort for it tho.

3. Jivetalk works fine on the bold. I have 1.1.1 set to my right convience key and it works fine

4. They prob won't release anything worth buying for about 2ish years. I mean, new curve, bold, store, and new touchscreen bold (maybe) in the states. I think they are good for a while

5. Ouch. 10 mb is nothing. Especially with push email. You can eat that up very quickly... There is no unlimited data plan? The other option is to use the generic data plan and use 3rd party apps for everything and channel it thru the apn. (Opera mini, gmail app). None of the regular blackberry will work on the geberic plan tho. That's a big problem for you. =(

(Btw, I usually use anywhere from 100,000 to about 600,000 a month depending on how addicted to this forums I am...
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Wirelessly posted (My New Bold)

5. Ouch. 10 mb is nothing. Especially with push email. You can eat that up very quickly... There is no unlimited data plan? The other option is to use the generic data plan and use 3rd party apps for everything and channel it thru the apn. (Opera mini, gmail app). None of the regular blackberry will work on the geberic plan tho. That's a big problem for you. =(

(Btw, I usually use anywhere from 100,000 to about 600,000 a month depending on how addicted to this forums I am...
Unfortunately T-mobile is the operator that offers unlimited generic, but they don't offer BB data plans. Vodafone (verizon in the US) offers the 10 MB data package and the free bold on a two year contract.
I guess i am stuck with a tough decision to make.

Thanks for your help though
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