Bold, Curve, Storm, Pearl, or Torch: Choosing a BlackBerry that is right for you!

Thinking of buying a new BlackBerry?

There are quite a few options and models out there, so it might be hard to know which one will be the best to fit your needs.

Well, we are here to help!  Find and compare different factors for every model such as call quality, messaging ability,  enterprise support, Nimbuzz support, and more! So you can make the best choice for you, your family, and friends. :)

So which is it going to be – Bold, Curve, Storm, Pearl, or Torch? You decide!

Find out all you need to know.

After the jump!

There are Four MAIN product lines of BlackBerrys from RIM:


The Bold offers a nice design with metallic accents in between the rows of keys on the keyboard, good processor speed and a great high resolution display. If you were looking for a higher end phone, this could be the phone for you.

  • Call quality is not “landline” quality in lower reception areas, although in areas with 3G and good network availablity, the call quality is pretty good.
  • (Applies only to the Bold 9000 and 9700) its harder to type longer messages on the keyboard because of the close proximity the keys have.
  • Offers free Nimbuzz support for free messaging with any smartphone device out there (iPhone, Android and any BlackBerry as well)


The Blackberry Curve is RIM Midline range of handsets.

The BlackBerry Curve provides a great user experience, like the Bold. Look quite similar but you’ll notice a large difference in price.

  • Call Quality on the Curve is pretty good, much better on the latest model than it was on earlier models such as the 8900.
  • Full QWERTY Keyboard is what really makes this a great device to use. The keys are spaced out well and have a nice tactile feel to them. Perfect to use Nimbuzz to text and IM all your friends and family for free.
  • The Curve has a lower resolution screen than the Bold series, its resolution is 320 by 240 and the camera resolution is also where the price difference comes in, a lower resolution camera, 2 MP vs a 3.2 MP Camera with the bold series.


The BlackBerry Storm line is RIMs first line of touchscreen BlackBerry devices.

The Storm line up is actually said to have been discontinued, so the experts don’t recommend to buy this device. “All thats left are stocked Storm and Storm2 devices, apparently RIM is not releasing another Storm Model”.


The BlackBerry Pearl, sleek, shiny and has a price in the same range as the Curve.

  • Call quality is good in high reception areas but tends to be a bit more problematic with lower reception areas.
  • It features a different Keyboardcalled a SureType keyboard. It uses a MultiTap system in which two letters are fitted on to one number key. Not recommended for business owners/users who would use it as their primary business phone. Good for students though!
  • Still offers full Nimbuzz support so you can save tons of money on text messages every month;)


The Torch is RIMs latest touchscreen device.

  • Nice processor with OS 6 right out of the box.
  • Keyboard as well as a touchscreen although heavily criticism is put on the keyboard for being too cramped.
  • High resolution screen and a 5 MP camera.
  • Its a good phone to use for more entertainment
  • Free messaging and IM, which you can download any moment.

There you have them. This is what RIM has to offer you!

Have you made your decision yet? Let us know which is your favorite in the section below!

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2 Responses to “Bold, Curve, Storm, Pearl, or Torch: Choosing a BlackBerry that is right for you!”

  1. Black Berry Storm rocks!!1

    Ahmed Ba-Shammakh January 14th, 2011
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