its a big step up from the pearl. and a lil step up from the curve. it is longer. wider. and thicker. but.. imo. ive never felt a more comfy device in the hands. the hand. typing. the all around feel of it.. i love it. at first it will feel huge to you. but i know after a couple seconds maybe an hour you as well will fall inlove. the first pics i saw i honestly thought it looked like a glorified 8800.... but its not and doesn't at all. great all around build quality. but it honestly is a whole new world when compared to the pearl.