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    Re: pearl or sidekick3?????

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    Pros of SK3

    Full keyboard
    Free AIM and MSN messengers
    Text included in data plan
    OTA OS upgrades
    Signal doesn't drop
    Easy to use MP3 player (even though I don't use it much)
    Supports 2 GB Mini SD cards out of the box
    Stereo headphone support
    Better BT support
    No MMS issues at all

    Cons of SK3

    Browser could be better
    Battery life could be better
    Limited downloads (only what's in catalog)
    Over-priced OTA apps, games, themes (starting at $2.99 and up to $5.99)

    Pros of BB Pearl

    SureType
    Small candybar shape
    Battery life
    More downloads, themes, etc. free
    BB, Google Talk and Yahoo all free
    JiveTalk (even though it crashed on me several times with various errors)

    Cons of Pearl

    Cramped keyboard
    OS crashes
    Random reboot cycles
    Device does not turn back on after screen of death
    MMS problems
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    Re: pearl or sidekick3?????

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ I owned a sidekick 2 for 2 years and it served its purpose well. I was in highschool then, it was a great communication tool. I don't think I could go back to a sidekick unless there is big os and body overhaul. It is still a blocky device that houses archaic software that cannot compete with similar communication devices. While the simple os is nice, its features and look hasn't evolved since its black and white debut. Blackberry can run circles around the sidekick. I'm still going to keep my eyes open for the new iterations due out this year, though.

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    Re: pearl or sidekick3?????

    I had the choice to get the BB Pearl or the D-Wadw Sidekick & the Pearl is sexy as hell. No folding out, just straight to action. I think I made the best choice.
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    Re: pearl or sidekick3?????

    I've got the BB Pearl and have had the Sidekick 3 and if I had to choose it'd be the Pearl, definately better. Nicer to use.

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    Re: pearl or sidekick3?????

    Maybe its the sexy allure of the flip out screen that has my attention. Idno, thanks everyone!!

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    Re: pearl or sidekick3?????

    Quote Originally Posted by EricaJ1073
    Pros of SK3

    Full keyboard
    Free AIM and MSN messengers
    Text included in data plan
    OTA OS upgrades
    Signal doesn't drop
    Easy to use MP3 player (even though I don't use it much)
    Supports 2 GB Mini SD cards out of the box
    Stereo headphone support
    Better BT support

    Cons of SK3

    Browser could be better
    Battery life could be better
    Limited downloads (only what's in catalog)
    Over-priced OTA apps, games, themes (starting at $2.99 and up to $5.99)

    Pros of BB Pearl

    SureType
    Small candybar shape
    Battery life
    More downloads, themes, etc. free
    BB, Google Talk and Yahoo all free
    JiveTalk (even though it crashed on me several times with various errors)

    Cons of Pearl

    Cramped keyboard
    OS crashes
    Random reboot cycles
    Device does not turn back on after screen of death
    Many issues I can't think of
    I haven't had ONE of those "Cons of Pearl".
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    Re: pearl or sidekick3?????

    The flip has a huge attraction, when I had my sk (sad but true, I still don't know what I was thinking) I got it mainly because of the cool factor and the price of the data plan. Over all, I still love my pearl, it does way more than what my old sk could have done (video, multiple email accounts, ota downloads, and most of all fit in my pocket with no problem @ all

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    Re: pearl or sidekick3?????

    I didn't mind the flip screen when I owned my sk2. If I still used a sk today I would be frustrated with the screen and probably leave it open 24/7. I hate having to filp the screen during a call to enter a number so I can access my bank account, delete a voice mail, etc. The only thing I really miss was the keyboard. I have never encountered a better qwerty keypad since I left my sidekick.

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    Re: pearl or sidekick3?????

    I also love how the members of pinstack don't get pissed off when a device other than a blackberry becomes a discussion topic. Poweredbydanger.com (formerly hiptop.com) users lose control when someone inquires about a blackberry.

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    Re: pearl or sidekick3?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Bootsector
    I haven't had ONE of those "Cons of Pearl".

    Same here.

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    Re: pearl or sidekick3?????

    some of it has to do where you live too. the sidekicks don't work well around here, i've played around with one..and i definatly like my bb better!

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    Re: pearl or sidekick3?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Bootsector
    I haven't had ONE of those "Cons of Pearl".
    You're lucky then. I went thru 3 Pearls and all 3 had the same problems.


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    Re: pearl or sidekick3?????

    Had them all and I wont switch to anything non BB at this time. From the Treo's to the Sidekicks and everything in between, nothing compares to a BB for me.
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    Re: pearl or sidekick3?????

    Pearl!

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    Re: pearl or sidekick3?????

    If you keep the Pearl updated like ANY peice of hardware, it is a great phone. Take care of it and it'll return the favor.
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