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Old 07-28-2008, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currentley do not have a blackberry, but I am on a quest now. i am a stay at home mom with two children. Between school ativities, doctor app's and soccer practice the refrigerator calender just doesn't cut it. I would like to have a great organizer and something god to text with. i am not that interested in the web that much as it is very costley. what do you reccommend to me. The pearl or curve. I feel that the curve may be to high tech for what I need but i do like the full key pad.Any suggestions?

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Old 07-28-2008, 02:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Between the Pearl and Curve you are really only dealing with a size issue. The OS is the same and features are the same on the Pearl 8110 and Curve 8310.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The pearl is a nice little full featured product.

All BB's have phone and specialize email, tasks, calendar etc. All of them can be a bit pricey. At the risk of enraging my colleagues, if all you want to use a device for is calendar and texting, perhaps any BB is overkill.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't think they are that pricey. If thats what you want go for it. Any device with a decent calendar is going to come at a higher price.
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Welcome to BBF laryn41!
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Welcome to BBF. The 8110 will be retailing for $30 with 2 year contract, for ATT, at Radioshack starting tomorrow.
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I loved the texting and calender of the palm but i didn't like the touch screen. If a BB isn't the way to go what do you all reccommend?
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Texting/Calendar is just as easy on the BlackBerry but it isnt the same. Go to a store and play with one of the live models there, see what you like. You do have a trial policy with ALL US carriers. Definately take advantage of it.
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i am afraid it will be too much phone. I am pretty tech savy but if i am not going to use the web will it still be worth it to me/
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personally, i like the pearl for it's size and functionality, does the same stuff as the curve, just on smaller physical dimensions.
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i am afraid it will be too much phone. I am pretty tech savy but if i am not going to use the web will it still be worth it to me/
If using or not using to web is a factor then you won't lose out be getting the BB. It is available on most phones these days and won't detract from its use. Compared to all the other functionality not using the web is only a minor consideration whether or not to get a BB.
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Welcome to BBF! I would have to agree with Sith, go to a store and just play around with the phones and see what you feel most comfortable with. Myself I have the curve on T-Mo and I love it. I am not tech savy at all but It was extremly easy to learn, and with a support system like BBF, you really cant go wrong!
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...your biggest decision is going to be full querty (curve) verses modified querty (pearl). the pearl uses suretype, which can be quite effective and efficient, if you allow yourself the time to get used to it. many, though, advocate the full querty keyboards. its a personal choice kind of thing.

good luck and let us know which one you choose!
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The pearl is a nice little full featured product.

All BB's have phone and specialize email, tasks, calendar etc. All of them can be a bit pricey. At the risk of enraging my colleagues, if all you want to use a device for is calendar and texting, perhaps any BB is overkill.
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(posting away from my computer across the house on my bberry 8100.)

I have had the pearl since April and was used to the suretype after a week. It was wired going from a moto razr to it, but it is very efficient and I can type very fast with it now with no or little mistakes. I am currently replying from it now!
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So you think that with what I want this for it is a better choice then the palm? Or is it a bit overkill as the one commented?

Thank you all for your help.
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Wirelessly posted (8310 Curve)

I need to agree that if all you want is a calendar and phone then a BB is a little much. So is a palm.

Are you going to Sync with Outlook or another application.

After all phones have Calendars (well most phones) and I think a Razer is a good choice.

Still a 8110 is a good deal for $30.00 is something to think about.

What type of plan are you going to have? I guess if internet is not going to be used then you don't need a BIS. Seems a waste to me IMHO

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I really don't understand why people are saying its over kill. Its over kill if you get the data plan because it would not be used. For as cheap as these devices are now its a perfect fit.
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Agreed Troy, if you just like the design and functionality why not?
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