Originally Posted by penguin3107
If you're switching from an 8830 to an 8820... the only thing you'll lose is EVDO speeds.
EGDE is noticably slower than EVDO.
However, you'll gain WiFi and unlocked GPS, which are BIG advantages over the Verizon 8830.
That's my big deal. I held my friend's Tmobile Curve next to my 8830 and noticed little difference on a lot of sites and on Google maps. Probably because of latency time. Once my phone gets going, it's speedy. Still, I don't think the Berry is fast enough to keep up sometimes.
I'd wait for the Bold, but I've been hearing enough mixed things about it (build quality, battery life, not a 'real' Berry, etc), and that it won't be out until August/September. Not saying it's bad, just not sure I want to wait, personally. And right now I have an easy shot to get out of Verizon for free, given my lengthy list of problems I've had over the past year.
Any more thoughts?