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What's a good BlackBerry for a newbie?

by FutureMrsTal / April 14, 2009 8:40 AM PDT

I am up for my New Every 2 through Verizon and I'm thinking about getting a BlackBerry or other type of smartphone. This would be my first smartphone and I'd appreciate any input that people could give me. Which BlackBerry (or smartphone) would be good me as a new user? Please, any help would be great!

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Blackberry storm
by greenhardinger / April 18, 2009 3:12 AM PDT

The blackberry storm is probably the easiest blackberry to use for a newbie. Good luck!

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I would wait a month or two...
by solmssen / May 14, 2009 6:31 PM PDT
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The Storm is a big bag of awful - the virtual keyboard is not good and the whole thing is slow as molasses. I would wait - Verizon is going to release the new Bold/Curve 8900 generation of blackberry on their net finally in June/July from what I hear.

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I have been wondering the same thing
by scifigrrl / May 14, 2009 9:57 PM PDT

I also have Verizon and have been wanting to make the leap to a smart phone/blackberry for some time. They have been pushing hard to get me to upgrade, but given all of the "free" phone promotions and history I knew they were getting ready to receive new phones/blackberries. I am still doing research, but I was able to find out about the Blackberry 9630 Niagra/Tour and based on what I could glean it is supposed to be out in mid-July. I am going to hold out for the new ones.

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by BocaAlban / May 15, 2009 11:20 AM PDT

Just remember that with a blackberry from Verizon you are also locked into a data contract that cannot be cancelled. It is a minimum additional fee of at least $30 per month that you will have to pay for the life of the phone. There is noflexiblity and the monthly feel could rise too, which it most likely will in the time you have it.

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blackberry storm 2
by greenhardinger / May 19, 2009 1:42 PM PDT

I would get a blackberry storm 2 if you can wait for it to come out (mid june - july) or get a blackberry storm.

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Whats the difference
by patrickxd / July 1, 2009 3:35 AM PDT
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BlackBerry is good smartphone!
by henriklykke / July 22, 2009 5:46 PM PDT

if you come to BlackBerry Forum and how do you expecte us to recommend a smartphone than BlackBerry? BlackBerry is good smartphone!

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There are many different models of BlackBerry
by Josh K / July 23, 2009 1:33 AM PDT

The original poster is asking for recommendations in the right forum.

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Blackberry Tour would be a good start on the Verizon network
by Precede / August 21, 2009 12:00 PM PDT

If you are new to the Blackberry on Verizon, I would highly recommend the Tour 9630. The Tour goes back to Blackberry's core comptency of full QWERTY keyboards. Unfortunately, RIM made a huge mistake with the Blackberry Storm. No matter how cool it looks on TV, it is no comparison to the I-Phone. Everyone I know that has this phone hates. So, go for the newest full QWERTY option, the Tour. You won't be disappointed.

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Storm is not bad
by BKEvolution / August 22, 2009 1:12 AM PDT

I have been using the Storm for almost a year. I am looking forward to the Storm 2 for its wifi capability. This was also my first blackberry. I am not familiar with other Blackberries so I don't really have any comparisons to make. I wanted the touchscreen so I got the Storm. It does all my emails, connects to my home PC via orb and BB messenger is awesome.

I have thought about the Iphone but I like Verizon's coverage better so having an Iphone is not in the cards. The Storm does not have the Apps like the Iphone does but does have a lot to choose from. It can't handle having as many apps loaded as the iphone either. If you want a touchscreen get the storm. If not get the Tour. I actually like the Surepress screen.

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Storm 2
by BBStorm2 / August 25, 2009 5:35 AM PDT

I would definitely say you should wait for the Storm 2 to come out. It will be the best blackberry by far and will be worth the wait. Check out this website for more information.

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