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Which Blackberry Pearl should I get?

Asked by Evan (805 points ) January 3rd, 2008

So… I’ve pretty much decided to get a Pearl. Mostly because the iPhone still costs $400 and still has no speed dial and the favorites is to cumbersome. My question is about which one to get, with which service. Sprint and Verizon have the newer version of the phone, but what’s the bigger picture?

I’ve heard of problems with accessing Goggle Maps for mobile on the Verizon version of this phone (this is the “Pearl 2” that’s only on Sprint and Verizon) and while I’ve read about fixes, I’ve also heard (from Verizon, basically) that the GPS is disabled for the Google App because Verizon wants to push people toward their Navigator app, which costs $10/mo (but sucks).

Does anyone know if Sprint does the same thing? Anyone have direct experience with using these newer Pearls? With using these newer apps w/ GPS? With using the GPS on the phones period?

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adam1689's avatar

I have experience with the gps services and with the phones but not with the gps services on the phones. In any case, I don’t know if Sprint disables the service but I can say that given the choice between Sprints Telenav and Verizon’s VZNavigator I would choose Verizon’s in a big way. Not only that, but Sprint’s customer service is a real problem as well as their coverage.

shockvalue's avatar

hold out for the new iPhone in june.

Daethian's avatar

I don’t have an issue with my Pearl and Google Maps. I’m on Cingular.

Sprint’s network is worthless to me as they have zero coverage back home in Wyoming and my bff is on Sprint in DC and it drops his calls CONSTANTLY.

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