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best blackberry for verizon
« on: August 04, 2011, 11:54:47 AM »
I am looking into a new blackberry for my father. wondering what peoples opinions are on the current blackberry's out by verizon

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Re: best blackberry for verizon
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 12:35:16 PM »
Very limited. Verizon has 3 Blackberries:Bold (newest one); Curve (essentially a cheaper and worse  Bold) and the buggy Storm which I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole.

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Re: best blackberry for verizon
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 01:20:50 PM »
I am looking into a new blackberry for my father. wondering what peoples opinions are on the current blackberry's out by verizon
Curve would be the best.

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Re: best blackberry for verizon
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 01:24:17 PM »
Curve would be the best.

Why curve over bold?

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Re: best blackberry for verizon
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 01:26:57 PM »
Why curve over bold?
they say its a faster phone, freezes less

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Re: best blackberry for verizon
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 01:30:56 PM »
I would personally go with the Bold because it has better battery life, better build and a better keyboard. I had both and didn't notice the Curve freezing less or more than the Bold.

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Re: best blackberry for verizon
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 01:40:05 PM »
they say its a faster phone, freezes less

Did not know that... AFAIK the bold is better quality and has better internals. I can only comment on the Sprint Curve though and that one had a noticeable difference from the bold (slower and felt not as well built, IMHO).

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Re: best blackberry for verizon
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2011, 03:12:47 PM »
i would go for one that has a sim card, so if he travels he can switch to a local sim

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Re: best blackberry for verizon
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2011, 04:29:46 PM »
i would go for one that has a sim card, so if he travels he can switch to a local sim
that would be the bold

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Re: best blackberry for verizon
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2011, 08:42:46 PM »
I know you asked about current BBs, but if you can hold out till the new ones are out (Sept./Oct.) it will be well worth it

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904292504576484440516349116.html


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Re: best blackberry for verizon
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2011, 11:48:03 PM »
I know you asked about current BBs, but if you can hold out till the new ones are out (Sept./Oct.) it will be well worth it

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904292504576484440516349116.html

9930 *drool*

RIM will need a miracle to catch up, they might be too late with QNX...
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Re: best blackberry for verizon
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2011, 01:17:40 PM »
RIM says its new line of BlackBerry 7 phones will be available on a range of carriers from the end of the month.

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Re: best blackberry for verizon
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2011, 01:19:15 PM »
I'm just wondering, does anyone know if we will be able to upgrade our BB's to OS 7?

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Re: best blackberry for verizon
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2011, 12:43:10 AM »
I'm just wondering, does anyone know if we will be able to upgrade our BB's to OS 7?

Which BB do you have? I don't even know if the recent models will be upgradable, but the older ones definitely won't.
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Re: best blackberry for verizon
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2011, 01:11:15 AM »
I have the latest Bold,