So I have a Blackberry Pearl but it has failed on me and I am now trading it in for the older generation Curve which came out at the same time as my Pearl. I love all the features that the Pearl had to offer and having wifi! But alas, something was wrong with the phone's mic and it could not do what it was conceived to do, which is to make phone calls. Well, I was able to make them but not calls in which the other party could hear me at all. It was very frustrating and involved some shouting and a little crying in my heart. I looked it up on the Crackberry forums, a very good resource for Blackberry users and those in the market for a Blackberry, and apparently the mic being shoddy is not an uncommon occurrence, but it is not like it happens to every other person who gets one either. I figured something would go wrong with the phone I received because nothing I ever get is completely technologically sound. Let us just say I have a little thing called a curse when it comes to electronics. I am especially sad to let go because I already started adding apps. Wah.
So, instead of risking another bad microphone, I am going to try the Curve, also because I went to the Sprint store with my friend last week and held the Curve and the Pearl in my hands and the Curve just felt so nice. It's like a size that is harder for you to drop, if that makes sense. I always feel like the Pearl is going to slip out of my hands and plunge to its death/injury.
The Suretype keys of the Pearl take some getting used to but it is actually not that hard once you get the hang of it. The QWERTY keyboard on the Curve is pretty cool because the keys are separate and not cramped together, making it easier to not press the wrong key, but overall this didn't make a big difference when I was deciding between them because I don't imagine it being much easier to type on a QWERTY keyboard with my thumbs when I normally type with all my fingers. What I keep wondering, though, with all these new phones, is how you are supposed to dial those numbers that make out a word like 1-800-GOOG-411 or when you need to text Google or ChaCha. I suppose you just have to do it by memory.
Well, if you are in the market for a Blackberry but you want something a little smaller that does all the same things as the bigger guys, I think this phone would be a good idea. :D
Anywho, goodbye dear Pearl. You are being shipped off to Hong Kong today. Don't think I didn't care for you during the week that you were in my hands. I hope they repair you and send you off to another who will give you a good home. I am sorry you were involved in my co-workers' teasing because I chose not to buy you a data plan.