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Old 06-24-2009, 12:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have a 8330 curve and switching to a storm next week. Just wondering what things I should watch out for.
- How much more fragile?
- do I need a new SD card?
- are the curve after market software compatible with the storm?
- anything specific I should be cautious of?
- what seem to be the most common problems with the storm (so I can avoid them)
-any advise for a new storm user?
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I can answer at least one of them. You shouldn't need a new microSD memory card.
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I currently have a 8330 curve and switching to a storm next week. Just wondering what things I should watch out for.
- How much more fragile?
- do I need a new SD card?
- are the curve after market software compatible with the storm?
- anything specific I should be cautious of?
- what seem to be the most common problems with the storm (so I can avoid them)
-any advise for a new storm user?
1) It has a bigger screen so you need to be more careful. I would get a holster and keep the face facing the holster. I also have the Otterbox when I am at work the only thing I hate about the Otterbox itís hard to type in the corner and the space bar is hard for the touch screen to sense, but it does a great job protecting my phone.
2) It comes with an 8G card you can upgrade to the max of 16G
3) Some software maybe compatible but I would have to say no. Because this is a touch screen phone.
4) The phone can be slow but you will find ways to work with that. Make sure you close apps after you are done with them.
5) Everyone has different problems depending on the apps you have and how you use it. My problem is the battery. It lasts about 10 to 12 hours. I wish it would last longer.
6) Advice be patients with the phone. I love my phone but sometimes it can upset you. Also I would get the 1 year contract so you can buy the storm 2 if it comes out? Itís about 50 to 60 bucks more but worth it. I get a new phone every year.
7) Good luck!
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Nonetheless, its an adjustment. Don't get rid of your Curve.
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I migrated from an 8830 (Alltel) to the 9530 (Verizon) in late May. I'd read as many user reports as possible beforehand, and I updated my OS to .148 right away. I also made adjustments to the keyboard settings (which helped). That being said, there had been many users who really disliked the touch screen for emailing/texting. I would also add that ANY program that utilizes the keyboard (ie calendar, tasks) fall into this category. It's VERY different typing on that screen vs the 8830. You must be very precise in terms of finger placement. As I neared the end of my 30-day trial, I decided to exchange the Storm for a Curve 8330. As much as I really wanted to like the Storm, I found it to be more "fluff" than "stuff". There's a ton of apps that make use of the larger screen in landscape mode. That screen is a pleasure to look at as well. But you can't grasp the Storm by the screen (like you can with the 8830/8330) when holding it. And even though I didn't have the problems some folks have with freezing and random reboots, I just found it wasn't a very "functional" device for me. The Curve fits in my pocket nicely, and I can do all my keyboard things with one hand if I want. The camera works well (my camera in the Storm didn't always). Bottom line is that even though the Curve may be "boring" to some people, it GETS THE JOB DONE with no muss or fuss. That's my 3 cents, YMMV.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I switched from the Curve to the Storm.
After some adjustment time, I can type almost as fast as I did on the Curve.
Plus, the touch interface is great, and I love the larger screen.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have a storm, but sometimes wish I had a Curve for the keyboard. I love the Storm for its auto focus camera, makes a big difference for up close pics. Maybe I'm biased because I take lots of pics of receipts (I work at ProOnGo Expense).
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Actually i fat finger the storm as much as I did the Curve to be honest. LOL
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i would never recommend the storm unless you have the patients for it. the curve is a great device and much more durable. its faster andf more user friendly. if u don't need the storm don't get it!
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