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    Hi all,

    I've had a BB pearl for a couple of years. I'm thinking of replacing it with a used BB becuase my contract is not up for renewal, and I am having issues with my keypad not responding corectly anymore.
    My question is what BB should I be looking for? I would like to upgrade to GPS, and possibly wifi or 3g. (3g may be out of my price range without the contract renewal). I also like the idea of the Curve with the seperate keys. (as opposed to the pearl with suretype) I am on Rogers in Canada, and would like to continue with Rogers. I'm sure there's many models of Curve available, but I'm having a tough time finding a true comparison of what the diferent models have. 8300 8310 8320 8330 etc.....

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    Bold or 8900. Bold has 3g and wifi and a faster processor but the 8900 has more memory, better camera n wifi n no 3g. Keyboards are different. I prefer the bold though
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    If you're looking for something cheap and likely used, I recommend the curve. (83xx)

    Its a great phone, I've used the 8310 for over 2 years now.
    If you want GPS AND WiFi, go with the 8330. If only WiFi, 8320, and if you just want GPS, the 8310.
    The keyboard's great compared to the Pearl.

    While the Bold (9000) or Javelin (8900) are amazing, they're a bit too new, and quite possibly far too expensive even if you do look for it used.

    For a cheap replacement until you're eligible for something fancier, the Curve is a sure bet! =D
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    Like Ryo said, go with the 8310 if you want a great phone under $200 off ebay or craigslist. Go with the 8900 or the Bold if you want a newer berry. Ive owned all 3, and all three devices are great.
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    Bold 9000
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    I totally agree with Ryo
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    The 8520 is also a good cheap blackberry. I know in the us its 299 with no contract. Since its still fairly new though im not sure of the ebay prices. The 83xx series sucks with that memory and always deleting stuff. Horrible processor. Not worth the headache of owning one imo
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    I'll admit, the memory on the 83xx Curve is VERY lacking...
    But if you don't over load it, and make sure to clean up your inboxes every week or so, you'll never have a problem with it's auto-deletion.

    Furthermore, if you know what you're doing (or at least read a few of the great guides here on the 'Stack), you can easily free up a lot of memory on the curve.

    By getting rid of annoying and locked themes and all the language files I never touch, I managed to get almost 30megs free on my 8310 Curve.

    I have a hard time filling that even if I TRY. =D
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    What carrier are you with? The xx30 models tend to be CDMA (Verizon, Sprint, etc.) while most others are GSM/EDGE. (I think the xx50 devices are Nextel based.) The Curve devices are pretty good, stable devices. The Bold and 8900 (which will undoubtedly be more expensive) are good devices (Bold has 3g and wifi while the 8900 has a better camera and more memory, IIRC). If you are just looking for something to keep you going through the remainder of your contract, I'd probably go with a Curve (8310 for GPS, 8320 for wifi I believe). If you're on a CDMA network (Verizon, Sprint, etc.) then the 8330 is the only Curve option for you.
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    Applejosh:
    Quote Originally Posted by metro350
    I am on Rogers in Canada, and would like to continue with Rogers
    He's with a Canadian Provider.
    So the ATT/T-Mo/Sprint selection we have doesn't matter. =P

    I haven't a clue as to what Rogers offers...
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    Whoops, sorry, missed the Rogers line.

    The Curves would be less expensive. The 8310 has GPS but no wifi, and the 8320 has wifi but no GPS. The only GSM based BlackBerry with 3G is the Bold 9000 I believe (which has wifi and GPS and 3G). The 8900 has wifi and GPS (and a better camera and more memory) but no 3G. Both the 9000 and 8900 are newer devices, so they will probably be more expensive (especially without a new contract).

    To compare the Curves, you can go to RIM's site (http://na.blackberry.com/eng/devices...errycurve8300/) and put check boxes in the curves you're looking at. (The 8330 is a CDMA only device and the 8350i is a Nextel (iDEN) only device, so neither would work on Rogers.)
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    Thanks all for the replies! I was able to find a used 8310curve. a few new features over the pearl! I've since updated it to latest operating system, install my favorite app, and am loving it!

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