I currently have the Tour 9630. I just visited the Crackberry site and saw that they have a new one coming out called the Bold Touch??? Does anyone know when this is coming to verizon?
I also wonder how OLD is the storm 2??
So many questions, but I love my tour, and want to make sure I make the right choice when upgrading...
I thought about the Iphone, but just can't bring myself to give up my crackberry.
Nothing has been announced, but the Bold Touch 9930 should be out within the next 1-4 months. I have heard this phone is already in testing at Verizon. I plan on making the 9930 my next phone (dumping this iPhone and going back to my Bold) when my upgrade is due in Oct.
I would recommend that you wait until the 9930 comes out as your Tour is still working for you.
Storm 2 is about 2 years old if my memory is correct. BB has a new Full Touch coming out (probably late Q3 2011) if you are interested in that type. Look on Crackberry for the codename 'Monoco'.
I totally agree with Spiral. You should wait for a few more months as some really great devices are coming from Blackberry. It is obvious from your post you want a touch screen device. That is what I am waiting for from BB. The Monaco (code name) is going to be a full size touch screen device whereas the Bold Touch will be basically a Bold with a touch screen. I am torn at this point on which one I might want. I like the keyboard of the Bold but would love a full touch screen. I wish a device like the Blackberry Torch was available for CDMA providers like Verizon, but it is not. To sum up my post without rambling on, save your upgrade and wait a few more months. You will be glad you did.
Being a Blackberry user myself, I know how excited I get when ever there is a new smartphone coming out. I do not have any information regarding the Bold Touch. You can sign up for new product alerts by clicking on the link below.
The RIM - BlackBerry Storm2 9550 smartphone was launched on October, 28 2009
hmmm, I didn't realize the Storm 2 was that old. Now I'm almost having second thoughts.
I've been doing some minor research as my husband and I are looking at becoming first-time smartphone owners in the near future if all goes well. He plans to get an Android while I am planning to get a BlackBerry, and the Storm 2 is what I was wanting to get. However, I see where some of you mentioned it being a good idea to wait or that it would be best in general to not get the Storm 2. As a first-time smartphone owner, would the Storm 2 still be OK for me to get? I wondered if it would still work well for the next two years, that way I can have time to get accustomed to using one and look forward to an upgrade when the time comes. Any feedback? I am hoping to make the switch over to Verizon and smartphones in the next month or two.
I have one Storm 2 and two Curve 2... BB's.... I like them both for different functions, Neither are perfect, each have their flaws. I find the Storm is best for viewing PDF Docs as the larger Storm 2 screen makes navigating thru multi page attachments in an email is difficult on the Curve 2 screen. There are several times where certain web sites have not loaded onto the Storm 2 that worked better on the Curve 2. However I find some sites are not navigable on either one! I too am looking forward to a New Improved BB from Verizon! The Bold did not offer enough of a difference to excite me and I have numerous friends who tried it and were disappointed to the point of returning it. So as for me I continue to wait... I have been assured that there is something in the pipeline but the time frame is vague at best. I hope it is soon as I like the looks of the Torch from AT&T and may consider a change.
I just got the Bold 9930 and I absolutely love it. My only problem is: most of my OLD apps do not work on this phone. (I had a Blackberry curve previously) That's my only complaint for now. I love the Bold because it isn't ALL touch screen, it has a keyboard (like my curve, but a much nicer keyboard I must say) and it is also touch screen. Also the browser is much faster than my old Curve.