The three primary BlackBerry models
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The Curve wins easily for business. I need qwerty and I assume other business folks feel the same way. CIO, OptHome www.opthome.com
I have been a Blackberry-owner for the past three years now and I could not possibly do without qwerty. As an 'older' user I cannot tolerate the abbreviated language adopted by the younger texting generation and so a cut-down keyboard would not suit. I have hung on to my brawny, weighty but reliable 8700 (and its predecessors) for the ease of the beloved trackwheel . . . until it became obviously clear that the wheel was buckling under its heavy duties. This weekend received the Curve. Clearly on a diet, rather too suave, with an 'eye' in the middle of its forehead, it is still in its packaging as I contemplate my 7-day cooling-off period. Who says smaller is better?