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    Which verizon blackberry should my mom get?

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    i have the 8320 but they don't offer it with verizon. her options would be the 7130e, 8130 pearl, 8703e, and the 8830 worldphone edition smartphone. the only one i'm familiar with is the pearl.

    she's pretty much going to use internet and features such as viigo, email, etc. thanks guys

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    Re: Which verizon blackberry should my mom get?

    Depends if you think she would like a suretype KB or a Full qwerty KB




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    Re: Which verizon blackberry should my mom get?

    If she wants a full querty keyboard I would recommend the 8830. I know someone who has one and loves it. but the 8830 doesnt have a camera. if she doesnt mind suretype and wants a camera and a smaller phone, I would go for the 8130.

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    Re: Which verizon blackberry should my mom get?

    I'm not familiar at all with the 7130, but I do have some experience with (read: Own or have owned) the other models. I probably fall into a similar category as your mom. My BB is either in a pocket or in my purse 24/7. It's my primary handset and I use it for browsing, email and all around organizer functions. My life in the palm of my hand :P

    I just traded in my 8320 (TMo) for an 8830 (VZW) and save for not having a camera (which other than to test I never once used) I am very pleased with the 8830.

    The 8830 is very similar in form and function to the Curve. It's the same thickness and width and just a bit longer overall. In fact, for me, it's actually more comfortable in my hand when calling and typing then the Curve. The keyboard is a skoshe larger than the Curve, making typing a bit easier. It's main difference from the Curve is the lack of a camera.

    The Pearl is nice, has a camera but the KB takes getting used to and the screen is substantially smaller.

    The 8703 is a rock solid handset, has no camera, and uses the click wheel as opposed to the trackball. It's a bit bulkier than the Pearl or the 8830.

    IMHO: If she can handle the KB on the Pearl it's probably a good choice for her. If she needs a QWERTY keyboard and can live without the camera, then the 8830 is the way to go.
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    Re: Which verizon blackberry should my mom get?

    thanks for your input guys. i guess what it comes down to is qwerty or camera

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    Re: Which verizon blackberry should my mom get?

    Chicks dig the Curve, even momma chicks...lol
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    Re: Which verizon blackberry should my mom get?

    I've used both 8830 and 8130 as I work for Verizon and both are equally great devices. It comes down to personal preference and use. If you travel alot and not having a camera is fine then the 8830 is the way to go. If size is an issue and she wants to be able to take pics and vids then the 8130 is definantly the way to go.

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    Re: Which verizon blackberry should my mom get?

    8830 for full keyboard 8130 for camera

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    Re: Which verizon blackberry should my mom get?

    8830 shes a mom she dosent need a camera! full keyboard will do her better

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    Re: Which verizon blackberry should my mom get?

    My Mother has the 8830 and she loves it.

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    Re: Which verizon blackberry should my mom get?

    I don't know, I'm a Mom and like the camera on the 8130 -- takes nice pics! But the Suretype is a PITA and is the lack of aftermarket apps, altho she may not use them. Really FUN doing BB messenger with my daughter who has an 8100.

    Has she used a BB before? FUN for her!

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    Re: Which verizon blackberry should my mom get?

    i say the 8830 unless she wants a smaller phone

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    Re: Which verizon blackberry should my mom get?

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    In-Law has 8830.. She just uses for email and simple browsing every now and then. She was not tech-savy.. But got the hang of it and she loves it now. Another vote for 8830

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    Re: Which verizon blackberry should my mom get?

    I'm curious -- what did your mom end up getting?

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    Re: Which verizon blackberry should my mom get?

    thanks for all of your suggestions now. she's been lagging but intends to get the 8830 unless she switches to tmobile or att to get the curve

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