Only great if you travel outside USA.
runin2music 17 Mar 2010, 10:39 posted on 0 0
This is a very good phone....same reliable BB features as any other. Looks sleek too. However, upon comparing this BB to the recent BB 8530 Curve II, its only benefits include a 3.2MP camera (the Curve II has a 2.0MP camera) and the ability to utilize GSM (SIM card) networks worldwide. So if you rarely travel to Europe, not much use. The Curve II has everything the Tour has, but instead of GSM capability, it boasts WiFi connectivity (faster download speeds!!). Not to mention the Curve II has a trackpad instead of a trackball, which means no need to clean or replace the most used hardware piece on your phone. Oh, and the Curve II is lighter. And it has Bluetooth version 2.1, whereas the Tour has 2.0. And the Curve II retails at a lower price compared to the Tour. My summary: If you live in the US and rarely leave the US, then do yourself a favor---save some $$ and get yourself a phone that will do more for you.
1. iamrobertkrogh (Posts: 31; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)
While all of what you said is true, there is one thing that the Curve 2 lacks, durability. The Tour is not made to be tossed around by any means, but is a lot more durable then the Curve 2.