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After researching and playing with a Storm2, I am ready to buy one as I want a larger screen. If there are any Curve owners who have done the same thing, I'd appreciate your comments!

I know I could just go with a Tour, as that would be my fall back position.
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I'm in the same position. I'm eligible for an early upgrade but am waiting for the N-E-2 to kick in to save some more dough.
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I am coming from a Bold 9000 - love the big screen and getting quite fast with typing.

Give it a shot.
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But I have been to two different Verizon Stores and they say I'm eligible now, so I guess they are pretty hungry to keep me in the Verizon family.
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After researching and playing with a Storm2, I am ready to buy one as I want a larger screen. If there are any Curve owners who have done the same thing, I'd appreciate your comments!

I know I could just go with a Tour, as that would be my fall back position.
Not sure if you already jumped but, FYI, I went from a Curve to a Storm 2 almost 2 weeks ago.

At first, I was seriously considering returning it. My main concern was the weight and size. It seemed so much heavier than the Curve (in fact, it is). I still think it's large/heavy but I'm starting to settle with it. It's something you will definitely notice coming from the Curve.

The second issue was going from a physical keyboard to a virtual one. It took some time but now I really like the Storm keyboard. You have to give it a chance.

The third issue was the click. Not the feeling, the sound. It is louder than the Curve. I still get a little concerned when I'm in a quiet space but...

The screen is magnificent. Major upgrade from the Curve. You will LOVE it after working on the Curve's smaller screen.

There are little issues with using a touch screen over the ball (sometimes I wish I had the ball) but I think it's all a matter of getting used to it.

WORST CASE - you get the Storm and after a week, you exchange it for the $35 fee. Just keep it in good shape.

My guess is you will appreciate the upgrade.
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I am going from the Curve to the Storm and just ran across this thread. There was a comment by the above poster that the storm is bigger, well for me that's a huge plus!!! I mean sure we don't want to go back to the phones of Ferris Bueller, but I for one want a phone that won't slip out of my large hands anymore. Phones have been getting smaller from the day they were introduced. I just saw an I-Touch Nano, that was so small your dog might swallow it by mistake....ok maybe not. LOL But I am really looking forward to the storm 2. I also ordered the full Otter Box Defender case, which will make it an even bigger phone. I had a chance to try the phone out for a couple of days since my Niece has one, and I have to say, I really like it. Waiting is torture, but I'm not even opening the box until the Otter case gets here, I want this phone to last for a long time. I do have a question for anyone that might know. Why did Blackberry make the mini USB plug different? And besides the obvious which is to sell a whole new line of accessories, is there an adapter that goes from the old style to the new style so I can use all my chargers with the new phone. Seems a waste to have to buy all new stuff again.

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I went from TMO 8900 to Verizon Storm 2. (I also have a Verizon Tour for work.) I love the screen but to be honest, after a week I was ready to take it back because I couldn't adjust to the keyboard. (See link below for my message string on the topic.) After giving it an additional week, I have made the adjustment and decided to keep it. I just want to caution you that it may take a bit of time to adjust -- don't expect it to be immediate which is what I think my main problem was. I'm not quite at the "I love this device" stage but I do like it a lot. There are a lot of great things -- the additional screen space, the touch screen, etc. But it is different. I expect to like it even more as time goes on.

How long should I give the touch screen?
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I do have a question for anyone that might know. Why did Blackberry make the mini USB plug different? And besides the obvious which is to sell a whole new line of accessories, is there an adapter that goes from the old style to the new style so I can use all my chargers with the new phone. Seems a waste to have to buy all new stuff again.
It's the new standard. Most devices are going to the mini USB plug. (Including the lastest WD portable HDD I bought last week! That was a surprise.) If you will seach, there are several strings, probably in the general forum, about an adapter you can get for about $2 to convert the micro to the mini. I believe it is made by Motorola.
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Thanks TXLady, that was the news I wanted to hear. I'll look into it. ;)
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It's a micro-usb. You can google mini to micro usb adapters.
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Not sure if you already jumped but, FYI, I went from a Curve to a Storm 2 almost 2 weeks ago.

At first, I was seriously considering returning it. My main concern was the weight and size. It seemed so much heavier than the Curve (in fact, it is). I still think it's large/heavy but I'm starting to settle with it. It's something you will definitely notice coming from the Curve.

The second issue was going from a physical keyboard to a virtual one. It took some time but now I really like the Storm keyboard. You have to give it a chance.

The third issue was the click. Not the feeling, the sound. It is louder than the Curve. I still get a little concerned when I'm in a quiet space but...

The screen is magnificent. Major upgrade from the Curve. You will LOVE it after working on the Curve's smaller screen.

There are little issues with using a touch screen over the ball (sometimes I wish I had the ball) but I think it's all a matter of getting used to it.

WORST CASE - you get the Storm and after a week, you exchange it for the $35 fee. Just keep it in good shape.

My guess is you will appreciate the upgrade.
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