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Old 02-13-2008, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking into getting my first BB (or PDA for that matter). Unfortunately for choices I am stuck with Verizon. My question is should I just get the 8830 or wait until the curve comes out in the spring?? I don't really understand all the tech specs on all these phones UMA or that stuff. I will primarily be using the BB for email and browsing. Anyone weigh in and help me out with the pros and cons?
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There is no wifi device coming out any time soon for CDMA/Verizon. If you're stuck with Verizon then you might as well forget about UMA.

Also, there is no guarantee that Verizon will come out with the Curve. I would choose the 8830 or the 8130. Might not hurt to wait a bit longer and see what happens, though.
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Do you want or need a camera? The curve has a camera. If your going with VZW you won't need UMA.
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I don't even know what UMA is so I have no problem forgetting about it!!

I guess I am asking if one phone (8830 or curve) is a better phone. (if curve comes to VW.)
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UMA is voice calls over a wifi connection. Verizon doesn't have any wifi BB's.

It just depends on what you want. The Curve will have a camera whereas the 8830 does not.
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I don't car about a camera, I have a camera for that!!

Is that about the only real difference in functionality between the two?

I do like the looks of the curve a bit better.
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That's about it. The keyboards are slightly different and the 8830 is just a little bigger than the 83xx devices.
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Thank you for your help!
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