So my BlackBerry has finally bit the dust or in my case, a rock. I
have a holster for it but it tended to fall out even though it had the
magnetic flap that was supposed to secure it safely. It must have
struck a rock at just the right angle because it punctured right
through the case. The only damage done was to the letter "Q", which is,
fortunately, not a commonly used letter. Unfortunately it is used in my
name, so for the next while I guess I'll be Greg Uirk.
Needing to replace the BlackBerry is not necessarily a bad thing as
I've been using the 8700R for the past two years. I was checking my
e-mail in a restaurant the other day and one of my friends laughed at
me when I pulled out "The Bulk" as I like to call it. Now the search is
on for a substitute and I'm down to two choices " The Bold or the Curve
8900. Both seem pretty good and I've got friends who love each one (as
with all BlackBerries it is a love/hate relationship).
From the reviews I've read the pros for the Bold is that it has 3G, a
larger screen, awesome speakers and a slightly faster processor. On the
flip side, the Curve 8900 has a high resolution screen, smaller form
factor and has a slightly longer projected battery life.
I'm leaning towards the Curve for a few reasons. In Canada we don't
have a 3G network so that is not critical for me. I have an iPod Touch
that I use to watch movies so I'm not sure how much I would use the
Bold's bigger screen for that. When I listen to music I've got
headphones on and I'm not sure how often I would use the speakers on
the Bold. The faster processor is a nice thing to have so that is
really the big thing for me to consider.
Anyone have any opinions on which I should get? Note that, sadly, an
iPhone isn't an option for me for a variety of corporate reasons.