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Old 07-10-2009, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an i760 (worst phone I have ever purchased) and I am trying to work out a situation with Verizon to switch to a new phone/PDA. I am interested in moving into the Blackberry family most likely the Storm or the Curve. I have heard that there is a new version of the Storm being released, but I am not sure when nor how good it would be. How is the Storm fairing these days now that it has been around for a while and would it be worth holding off until Storm2? Not sure if Verizon will let me though. They have also mentioned that the Pre is coming very soon as well, but that is another topic altogether.

Thanks for the input.......
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Get the Tour 9630 if you can swing it. Otherwise, get the Curve 8330.
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If you look at both the 8330 and 9530 Forums you will see a lot of pros and cons about both. However, I think the Storm currently has the most negative posts now. It seems to be a device that you will either love or hate. Personally, I think the Storm is such a big leap from the normal BB, that there are a few bugs still tobe worked out and also people may be expecting too much.

On the otherhand, the 8330 is pretty solid and is the BB standard right now.

My advice is to get a Storm and try it out for a few days and make up your own mind. You really are the only one who can decide which is better for you. I think Verizon will let you do that for 30 days or so, at least that used to be their policy.
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you look at both the 8330 and 9530 Forums you will see a lot of pros and cons about both. However, I think the Storm currently has the most negative posts now. It seems to be a device that you will either love or hate. Personally, I think the Storm is such a big leap from the normal BB, that there are a few bugs still tobe worked out and also people may be expecting too much.

On the otherhand, the 8330 is pretty solid and is the BB standard right now.

My advice is to get a Storm and try it out for a few days and make up your own mind. You really are the only one who can decide which is better for you. I think Verizon will let you do that for 30 days or so, at least that used to be their policy.

I think that Verizon charges you a fee to return the phone within the first thirty days. I do like the design of the Storm it is the stability that I am concerned about. I don't want to experience any more phone hassles as I have had my fill with the i760.
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Hi,

I have an i760 (worst phone I have ever purchased) and I am trying to work out a situation with Verizon to switch to a new phone/PDA. I am interested in moving into the Blackberry family most likely the Storm or the Curve. I have heard that there is a new version of the Storm being released, but I am not sure when nor how good it would be. How is the Storm fairing these days now that it has been around for a while and would it be worth holding off until Storm2? Not sure if Verizon will let me though. They have also mentioned that the Pre is coming very soon as well, but that is another topic altogether.

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Please do not double post.

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Get the Tour 9630 if you can swing it. Otherwise, get the Curve 8330.
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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[quote=Dubdub;1425853]Please do not double post.




My intention was not to double the post, but rather ask my question to other audiences within the forum to get a good sampling of responses. I would think that not everyone who looks in the general discussion forum searches all the other forum topics and those that search the Storm forum view all the others. I am trying to gather as much information before committing to a purchase as important as this and thought that maybe the Storm forum might add insight that the general wouldn't. I don't understand how asking a targeted question that could be relevant in more than one forum adversely affects the Blackberry forum itself. I belong to many forums and the purpose is the exchange of ideas, opinions and expertise. One discussion board within the larger forum might not have the opinions or experience that another might. My apologies for causing any issues as I am trying not too throw good monety after bad.......
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Definitely try the Storm before going that route, and make sure you're happy typing on it. My biggest quibble with it is that the required click for each letter limits my typing speed on it.

It's great for 3rd-party apps and surfing the web though!
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Definitely try the Storm before going that route, and make sure you're happy typing on it. My biggest quibble with it is that the required click for each letter limits my typing speed on it.

It's great for 3rd-party apps and surfing the web though!
Have you experienced any issues that have come up with the storm or is it working well for you?

Thanks for your help......
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I have had my Storm since Black Friday 2008 and I love it. I consider myself a moderate user. I know that all Storm owners will not have that same sentiment for the Storm. It is a "new" device/technology for RIM and as with anything that is new, there will be some bugs. To be quite honest, I have seen very few myself but I went in knowing I may have to be tolerant. The recent OS upgrade to .148 has made a world of improvement.

Some of the other posts in this thread give what I believe to be the best advice. Go to the store and spend some hands on time with the devices. It is the best way. And once you decide, you will still have the 30 day period with big red. Yes, there may be a re-stock charge should you change your mind but it is certainly less than an ETF. I will promise you this....once you own a Blackberry, you will wonder how you ever made it without one.

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I have had my Storm since Black Friday 2008 and I love it. I consider myself a moderate user. I know that all Storm owners will not have that same sentiment for the Storm. It is a "new" device/technology for RIM and as with anything that is new, there will be some bugs. To be quite honest, I have seen very few myself but I went in knowing I may have to be tolerant. The recent OS upgrade to .148 has made a world of improvement.

Some of the other posts in this thread give what I believe to be the best advice. Go to the store and spend some hands on time with the devices. It is the best way. And once you decide, you will still have the 30 day period with big red. Yes, there may be a re-stock charge should you change your mind but it is certainly less than an ETF. I will promise you this....once you own a Blackberry, you will wonder how you ever made it without one.

Good luck

Much appreciated for your feedback...........
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