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Old 10-30-2009, 05:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Everyone, I am new to this site as I have just purchased my first Blackberry Yippeee.....

I have ordered the Storm 2 which should be arriving today, from Vodafone. Though I am a little concerned and confused! I was having a closer look at the Blackberry Website this morning and I wondered if anyone could tell me the difference between these four models....?
9550 - 9520 - 9530 - 9500

I maybe being a little stupid, but I believe the 9550 and 9520 both seem to be the Storm 2 and the others Im guessing are the Storm 1? But what is the difference?

I live in the UK if thats any help!!!

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you!!

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Old 10-30-2009, 06:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Clearly Im being thick... and everyone is reading this thinking that there is no point replying cause this girl doesnt have a clue whats shes talking about....

But I have done some more research, and found out the reasons behind these random numbers... I feel like a member of the Lost cast having no idea, lots of numbers and no one helping me!! Oh well.... Looks like Im clever enough to find out these things on my own then!! Woo.... roll on the phone which.... have I mentioned... ARRIVES TODAY!! I hope I like Blackberries!!! =o)

I shall carry on enjoying other peoples posts and learning more about Blackberries!! Keep up the good work!
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Let me get this straight. You posted at 5:30AM (East Coast US) and replied back less than an hour later because no one replied. At 6AM in the US, where most of the forum members are from.

Wow.

The BlackBerry.com web site has a comparison page. Drag the devices in the to page and it will compare them.

Here's a summary (you seem to be in a hurry):

9530 - Storm - CDMA and GSM - primarily sold in the US
9550 - Storm 2 - CDMA and GSM

9500 - Storm - quad band GSM
9520 - Storm 2 - quad band GSM

Two different models (Storm and Storm 2); two different mobile frequencies (CDMA/GSM and GSM only). The Storm 2 models also have WiFi, which the original Storm does not.

I encourage you to explore blackberry.com where there is lots of information to be found.
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Always give at least a day for replies on any discussion forum site. It's not like people are sitting and waiting for new threads to pop up.
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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And it's not like this was some earth-shattering question either.
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I am certain that the only way the device has significant differences is when the second number in the model number is different

so 8330 is different from 8900 but not much different from 8320
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And that would be so very wrong.

8320 - Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE with Wifi and UMA for some carriers
8330 - CDMA; no WiFi

The similarities are that they look the same.
Not significantly different? Sorry, I dsiagree.

Reread post #3 here.

Check out the comparison pages on BlackBerry.Com
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Thanks everyone.....! No need to be so harsh though, crikey. There was over 200 peopele on line when I posted and being new to these things I didnt know if that was a lot or a little or if my questions genuinely was a stupid one!!! =oD Everyone on Forums gets so heated so quickly, dont take everything so personally!! Have a kit kat!!

I am new to this thing and I was just worried I may have ordered the wrong phone.... easy thing to get a big panicy about, and I wasnt getting in a stress with anyone, just wanted to find out, and couldnt, but then found it for myself!!! Yay =o)

Thanks for all the info, got my phone now, love it and trying to get used to everything on it!! Def better than an Iphone, so much more original!!!

Thanks NJBlackberry for your positive and useful advice!! and xgm541 for replying with a sensible answer!! Much appreciated!
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Not to hijack the thread or anything but I heard the storm to was going to be its own mifi unit. Anyone else heard this? And you would be the first person I have seen with one already so if it does have mifi I am curious as to how good it is.

Oh and I love the way ya talk...er rather type strawberry. Lol.
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I haven't heard that.
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Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
I haven't heard that.
Well I haven't heard much about it latley but check out this link.

http://techvi.com/rumors/2009/10/blackberry-storm-2-to-have-mifi-capabilities/
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Since the BlackBerry Storm 2 is already out, you would think we would have heard more about it. So, I don't believe this is true.
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Yea I'm beginning to think the same.
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