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Old 05-12-2010, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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new to blackberries! not sure which one to get. im a verizon customer.
i prefer a FULL QWERTY keyboard. thats it, really.
i would like something fairly user friendly.

i was holding out on trying to get an iphone but i am not sure if verizon is getting the iphone.

any thoughts on which blackberry would be best?
i have 3 email address i would need to access. which screen is the best for navigating the internet as well?
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What are your real needs and requirements? How do you plan to use it? Have you visited a store and checked out all the models? Have you perused the forums here for info? Have you checked the specs of each on the Verizon wireless website?

"Best" is in the eye of the beholder. What is best for me and my bad eyes might not be so good for you. The "best" advice I can offer on screen readability is go see for yourself.

I really think you answered your own question though, re: QWERTY keypad. If that is the biggest driver, the the TOUR is the answer.
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yes i definitely want a full keyboard.
i guess the full use of it will be for email, go online, FB, blackberry messenger, etc. i am in no way a business person so dont need it for aspects like that.

ive been searching the site. everyone has different needs/wants.

is BBM like ichat/aim?
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BBM is instant messaging between blackberry devices.
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perfect...so thats really all i'll be using the phone for.
the verizon online chat lady told me to get the curve. lol.
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You can probably get by using the new Curve, they're cheap as well. But if you're looking for something that won't be obsolete in a year (as the Curve likely will be) you might want to opt for the 9700. A little more expensive but at least it will be able to run OS 6 when it gets released.
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Don't forget that Verizon will add a BB data plan to your account, whether you want it or not. And if you plan to use email. BBM, etc., you will need it. Cost is about $30 a month over and above the voice plan.
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im still a bit confused as to which one i should go with. the main reasons for wanting a blackberry are to access my email, anywhere.
- facebook
- email
- BBM
- and maybe some fun apps.

etc.

i am ready for an upgrade so as far as cost goes, i would rather buy something that i will like and use. something user friendly, etc.
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So go tot he store and play with each one. You can probably get a 15 or 30 day trial as well.
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