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Old 06-17-2008, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I dont know anything about BB and I got one cause I do a lot of texting and I need to be able to check my school email when not near a computer. I got a BB Curve last night but I am not sure if I like it. I dont know how to rell use it. This may sound like a dumb question but are all BB the same? Is there a simpler BB that I can use? Maybe the Pearl?

Please help and I am sorry that I dont know the correct lingo for this stuff!
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you need to do lots of texting, you probably got the wrong device, since the BlackBerry is designed to do much much more. It will be just fine for texting, but it would be similar to buying an 18 wheeler to drive to school 5x week, and then wondering why there is no place to park, and why the fuel costs so much.

Nevertheless, most of the core Operating Systems for all BlackBerrys is much the same. You might like the Pearl better to use, but it will all be in personal preference. Some users find the Pearl more difficult.
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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...all blackberrys are not the same. each one has certain variants that make it unique from the rest. for instance, the curve uses a full querty keyboard whereas the pearl uses a modified querty keyboard and suretype software to mimic a full querty (e.g. - two letters to a key and the software "anticipates" what you are trying to type out). Some offer cameras, some don't. Some have more memory and the ability to add external microSD cards, some can't. You get the idea.

All of them do offer always-on, push email solutions as well as certain organizational type software (e.g. - calendars, notes, tasks etc.). Most of the newer versions also all offer internet browsing capabilities.

Bottom line, you need to assess your needs and then match them up to the BB that fits your requirements the most.

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Well here is the situation. I went to the store and needed a phone to access about 3 email accounts. And the guy told me to get a blackberry and he told me the best one to get that is updated and all that jazz is the curve. I have never used a blackberry and have no idea what I am doing. Will i just get used to it? Should I just get the pearl?
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With some time with the device you will get used to it. When I switched from windows mobile smartphones to a blackberry I was confised and didn't like it. But after a week or so of really using it and setting it up I was hooked and never looked back.
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OH you have three email accounts to access... you skipped that part in your initial post. Then a BlackBerry will be perfect for you. There's a steep learning curve for any model. Choose the one that suits you best. Try them at the dealer and decide what fits your lifestyle the best.

Good luck.
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Keep playing with it, and keep reading/searching here at this site.

The resident geniuses are quite helpful!

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