Tuesday, December 22, 2009

BlackBerry Curve 8530 vs BlackBerry Tour

Now that the BlackBerry Curve 8530 has made its way to the CDMA carriers, Sprint and Verizon, you might be wondering how it stacks up against the BlackBerry Tour. engadget mobile has a nice walk through of the devices and their features that is worth the read.

In general the BlackBerry Curve line is a lower end line when compared to the Bold and Tour. The Bold and Tour are more "professional" lines with nice rubber back and chrome accents.

If you're a Sprint customer you might have a hard time choosing between the two as the Curve 8530 has WiFi while the Tour does not. The Curve also has the new optical trackpad while the Tour has the trackball. If they ever release a Tour 2 that includes WiFi and the optical trackpad the choice will be clear. Until then, some users may prefer the Curve 8530.

1 comment:

  1. I just got the Curve for the very reasons you stated. I did have the Pearl but had been waiting for something better to move up to. The Curve 8530 is a great upgrade. So far, I am happy with everything. The wifi is great and the trackpad is better than the trackball so far. I am just glad Sprint finally got something!!!