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Old 04-17-2008, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm coming from a 8800. I like the device but the keyboard sometimes gives me the creeps. Something about the small keys squashed against each other. Before that, I had the original Pearl and it was simply "ok".

Now I am torn. The 8820 seems like a nice device. If it had a camera and updated software I'd consider it. But it doesn't, so that leaves me between the Curve and the Pearl 2. The Curve's keyboard feels ridiculous and silly to me. But it has the larger screen. The 8120 looks REAL nice, and the truth is the larger keys are better for my hands. I don't mind SureType. They both have a camera although the Pearl's must be better, right? How about performance, call quality, etc. Anyone have any experience with both? Is the SD card slot on the Curve external? Both have Wi-Fi, etc.

What do I do???!

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go to the store and play with the keyboard. IIRC, the camera is the same. I've noticed no difference in call quality / performance.
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Test drive and feel it. Either way, good luck!
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They keypad on the Pearl 2 is, IMO, much better than the 8100, at least on T-Mobile. Now that I have been using it for about a day I noticed that the 8100 keys seems to be much looser and would wiggle around. The 8120's keypad isn't like that, and the keys feel bigger.

I have used both and do like the size of the Pearl at this point. But the performance and call quality seem to be the same. Both have a 2MP camera, so that is the same. However, the Pearl 2 offers voice recording and video recording. The Curve will get this eventually with the 4.5 OS update.
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If you have bigger fingers you might find the suretype keyboard on the 8120 better. I had a 7100t and that keyboard was easier to use than the full QWERTY because the keys are larger since each key has two characters. It will take some time to get used to the suretype but it really isn't a big deal once you are used to it.
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