I love gadgets, and will usually lust after the newest and latest gizmo. But I am always a little hesitant to jump, so I end up buying something a week or two after it is out. Not today.
I just got the new Blackberry Tour for Verizon. It is wonderful.
First, a blackberry will never be an iPhone. I have an iPod Touch, which is basically an iPhone without phone, although it does have WiFi, so I can surf net, send email, etc. My wife has an iPhone. An iPhone is great, its cool and a truly wonderful device. But it really not a good device if you type and send a lot of email or lengthy ones. And our IT folks at work won't support an iPhone, so I can't get one for work even if I wanted to.
I have had a Blackberry Curve (the 8330 for the bb cognescenti), and have been waiting for the Tour (a/k/a the Niagara) for some time. I want a Blackberry Bold, but that is only available on AT&T, and that won't work for me. So I saw an ad for the Tour yesterday and literally went right then to the store and got it.
What do you get? A bigger keyboard than the Curve, but not as big as the Bold. A size inbetween the two. A glorious screen, updated software. A much better web browser. Faster processor. Is it a huge upgrade? Hmmmm. I did not like the small keyboard on the Curve, so for me yes. If you love the Curve, I would not rush out and get a Tour -- it won't be that much different or that much of an upgrade. And the new Tour has a micro USB port (as opposed to a mini USB on the Curve and every other old blackberry), so all my cables and chargers (including the one I just bought in Colorado) won't work for the Tour.
And my first battery was bad. I had to go back to Verizon store and get a second one (which was an easy swap out, without much hassle.)
But so far..loving the new phone...