02-08-2009 10:25 PM
i'm looking to buy my first blackberry device. i'm on the verizon network and i'm due for an upgrade this month. i want to get a blackberry because i want to organize my life, and i want to avoid windows mobile because i have a mac. however, i'm 17 years old and naturally text messaging is the most important thing to me in a mobile device. everything else is relatively unimportant to me, however i'd like to have a decent amount of features
02-09-2009 01:09 AM
02-09-2009 01:20 AM
thanks a lot jforce
i don't believe that verizon carries the bold (at least according to their website), or the 8900 but they do have the curve 8330, pearl 8130, 8703e, and 8830 world edition. now they all have full qwertys except the pearl, which has this suretype thing? how does that work? do you know which of these is the most powerful/feature packed?
again, thanks a lot for the help i really appreciate it
02-09-2009 02:33 AM
The 8330 is definitely your best bet. Suretype is a full keyboard on about half as many keys. Its acually quite accurate and easier to type quickly due to the larger button size. The downside is that you'll get a number of options for different key combinations. For example, "boy" and "not" are typed using the same buttons. So you have to select the word you want using the trackball. I had a Pearl for 2 years and totally loved it. If you like the small size and don't mind the Suretype, go for the 8130. If you like having the accuracy of the full qwerty, go with the 8330.
I'm always glad to help! Don't hesitate to ask any other questions you might have.
02-09-2009 05:04 AM
02-09-2009 10:08 AM
thanks so much for thte help
yeah i like the curve from what i've seen. is it a problem that its two years old? i mean is verizon/rim going to come out with new device(s) soon that are going to replace these seemingly outdated devices? from my understanding the storm is the only one that seems to be new.
sorry for all the annoying questions haha but i really appreciate it and again, thank you
02-09-2009 01:08 PM
02-09-2009 03:41 PM
02-11-2009 12:33 AM
It looks to me, from the quick research I just did, (http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Information-on-upc
If I were you, I'd make sure that there aren't any new BB's coming in. Maybe check with a store employee or do some more research. Then if there isn't any hope and if you have to stay with Verizon, as opposed to switching to T-Mobile and grabbing the 8900. THEN I'd say get the 8330. Its your best bet for now. Totally reliable and fully featured. Just my $.02.