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Old 03-01-2010, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help when choosing a BB: Storm or 8520?

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Hi, I'm planning on buying one of these 2 smartphones, but I can't seem to decide on which one.

Which one would you guys choose?

Thank you very much for your opinions.
Old 03-01-2010, 01:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What do you intend to use the device for? Each device has it's own pro's and con's.
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You have to think about whether you prefer touchscreen or the tactile feel of a keyboard.

Many differences between the two, has a neat tool you can use that will help you compare the technical stats. Click Smartphones, then click "Compare Smartphones". You can drag and drop different models and compare.
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With the Storm you have to be ready for an entirely new BlackBerry experience. That virtual/on-screen keyboard is a completely different animal compared to any other BlackBerry you've ever used. Make sure you can deal with it before you buy. That means going to a local store and playing with it for as long as they'll tolerate you fondling their demo unit. I personally couldn't get used to the Storm 1 and that keyboard. I was enthralled with the huge screen, but lack of the physical keyboard (which drew me to BlackBerrys in the first place) turned out to be a deal-breaker. I owned one for just over a week, and that on-screen tap-and-pray setup ruined my productivity. And isn't productivity why we use BlackBerrys in the first place?

The Storm 2 is supposed to be much better, but I'm not going down that road again!
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