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Old 01-12-2008, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For my personal device I currently use a Pearl and I am thinking about making the jump to a Curve. Why? Pros: Pearl Size - Cons: Pearl No QWERTY keyboard to type on. I wanted to see if any of you have already made the jump and can provide me with some feedback. What do you think?
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oooh tough I liked both devices eually well
I can actually type faster on the pearl tho. but I still like the qwerty

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Didn't make a jump but the wife has a Pearl where I have a Curve. I can't type on her Pear to save my life. Much smoother for me anyway on the Curve.
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Welcome to the group, jjovinski!

I'm still using the 8700, so can't comment on your dilemma. But I may leap to whatever comes after the current QWERTY selection, depending (I like the curve, but a camera causes problems for me).
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For my personal device I currently use a Pearl and I am thinking about making the jump to a Curve. Why? Pros: Pearl Size - Cons: Pearl No QWERTY keyboard to type on. I wanted to see if any of you have already made the jump and can provide me with some feedback. What do you think?
i have the same problem.. i have a bb 8120 and im thinking of moving over to a curve any advice...

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It's a trade-off.

Pearl has bigger keys, so good for large thumbs and fingers BUT you have to learn predictive-QWERTY typing.

Curve is full kboard, so no predictive input, but as more keys on device they are a lot smaller and more fiddly.

Only other differences are size, and Curve has a marginally longer battery life.

You just have to work out whether it will be harder for you to master predictive typing or small keys. Also whether you want the screen in "portrait" orientation (pearl, longer than wider screen) or "landscape" (curve is wider than longer screen)
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you do under 10 e-mails a day use the Pearl,for over 10 e-mails it's nice to have a full keyboard.
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