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Just pre-ordered VZW Blackberry Pearl

post #1 of 6
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it'll be my first smartphone... finally realized that it'll solve so many issues with work.

not sure about the SureType truncated keyboard though... anyone have any experience with that? i've heard that it takes a couple of weeks to get used to it, but as long as you don't watch the screen while you type, it's fine.
post #2 of 6
i've tried the Pearl's keyboard and hated it, so i got the Curve with the qwerty keyboard instead. it's much better. but i'm sure with a couple days or weeks, you'll get used to it. besides the keyboard, you'll love every other function. make sure you get google maps cuz to me it's a free GPS-ish guide. type in two addresses and it'll provide you the directions. i love it!

oh, and get a 2 or 4gb flash card and you've just turn your blackberry into an ipod! the sound is comparable to the ipod for casual listening. battery life is surprisingly good. i've never ran out anyday on a night's charge.
post #3 of 6
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well i've been playing with my pearl for the past few days, and i freakin' love this thing. the suretype keyboard is not a problem at all, except occasionally when entering URLs.

takes great pics and videos, and does all sorts of other nifty stuff.
post #4 of 6
Yea I played with a friends and after a few moments I greatly increased my skill at suretype.

I am debating between it and the Q9m (family plan, no fancy data plan) because Q9m is only 50 bucks on amazon after mail in rebate so I am waiting for pearl to pop up for verizon on amazon

I like the Q's ability to take a wi-fi sd card and get wireless at hotspots
post #5 of 6
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my Pearl was only $50 after rebates and discounts, if that makes a difference to you. the wi-fi feature is nice though.
post #6 of 6
I don't mind suretype at all. Some words are faster to type on suretype than normal qwerty keyboard (like "were", etc).
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