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Old 08-24-2009, 09:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to replace my Storm after it took an unfortunate fall off of the counter. This is my work phone so I will mainly be using it for work related email.
I will admit that I never became a very big fan of the Storm after I got it to replace my Palm Treo.
I am currently on Verizon but am not sure if I will stay with them or move to another provider.
Any comments are appreciated.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There are thousands of comments here on the Storm and other devices. Read up, check out the Tour, also.

And, the BlackBerry versus... section will help you out.
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I'd start with what is the bigger issue, the carrier or the phone. If the carrier is gonna be the biggest factor, decide on the carrier first since not all carriers have the same phones. Then compare the phones from the carrier you select to see what is going to fit your needs. Its really a subjective issue that only you can answer. We have sub-forums for all the devices made my RIM so you can go thru them and do some research on the pros and cons of each device.


I know its not alot of info but I hope it helps.
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Both comments help....I will go spend some time looking around the other forums.
Thanks!
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After you've selected the best carrier for you (always the #1 priority), then decide on the keypad style you want.

Storm: virtual/touch screen
Curve/88xx: Full QWERTY
Pearl: SureType

It's all personal preference, but it's one of the most important factors in choosing a model. Best bet is to go to a carrier store and play around with the different models. Get a feel for each style keypad, and be honest with yourself about how you use your BlackBerry. The Pearl is a nice small device, but SureType is just not for everyone. Likewise, the Storm, with it's touch screen interface, may not be good for you if you send tons of emails/SMS/MMS each day. It sure wasn't for me!
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Choosing the carrier is probably more important than not. But let's face it, not everyone has hands on experience to all the carriers out there. To test whether a network service is good or not can't be done in the store. Best way is to grab a few friends for a house gathering and borrow their phones to test whether their network is good at where you idle the most. Or you can just bite the bullet and go for a carrier based upon online reviews and other consumer feedback.
Then choosing the phone would be another dilemma. There's touchscreen, full qwerty, or Suretype.

I ruled out touchscreens ans Suretype phones as I needed a versatile keyboard, for my needs. Your needs will obviously be different.
Hope it helps.
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