Recommended Verizon BlackBerrys:
My choice out of the Verizon BlackBerrys is the BlackBerry Bold 9650.
- Reliable, responsive & quick BlackBerry 6 OS
- Most popular corporate phone available. It is a clear winner if you are using your phone mostly for calling, emailing and messaging
- Awesome QWERTY keyboard
- Compact 4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (HWT)
- The web browser is much improved on the BlackBerry 5 OS, however, it is not a touch screen phone so if you are a heavy web browser the
BlackBerry Storm2 9550 is probably the answer for you.
Click HERE to see full Bold specs (In addition- T-Mobile and Sprint Bolds).
The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 is a good second option especially if you are looking to cut costs (It is free at Cell Phone Doc and $49.99 in the Verizon stores).
On the whole this is a solid phone, and is similar in many respects to the Bold with the option to run BlackBerry 6 OS.
If you are a heavy emailer and text messager you should consider the Bold as the Curve has been known to have temporary freezes when under pressure.
Click HERE to see detailed Curve stats.
The BlackBery Storm 1 had a number of bugs, and consequently negative reviews.
However, the BlackBerry Storm2 9550 has had good reviews and is a good option if you are looking for a BlackBerry with a touch screen.
As a result has better web browsing ability than the Bold and Curve.
On the down side there is no physical key pad, though the virtual keyboard is good and users are able to type at a reasonably quick speed with a little practice.
Click HERE to see detailed Storm stats.
BlackBerry’s in house operating system is called Research In Motion (RIM).
RIM has been the pioneer when it comes to integrating email, calendar, tasks, notes and contacts synchronization with the use of BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
The latest operating system (OS) is BlackBerry 6.
The RIM OS is currently the number one choice of smartphone in the US with 31.6% of the US market.
About Verizon Wireless:
Verizon Wireless is the largest cell phone provider in the US with 94.1 million subscribers (Q4 2010). The company is partly owned by British mobile operator, Vodafone, this making international calling that much easier.
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Verizon owns its own network, which is running a 1900 MHz (850 MHz roaming).
With the exception of the HTC ThunderBolt which is the fastest phone available with an average upload speed of 9.6Mbps, Verizon has the slowest speeds out of the four major providers. This is due to their BlackBerrys running the 3G CDMA network with an average download speed of 1.01mbps.
Verizon’s mobile plans are slightly on the pricey side.
This is a comparison of unlimited talk, messaging and data across the following providers:
Verizon (Nationwide Talk & Text + Data) Cost = $120
- TMobile (Even More Unlimited + Messaging + Data) Cost = $80
- Sprint (Simply Everything + Premium Data) Cost = $110
Nationwide Talk & Text $89.99 per month
-Individual plan type
– Unlimited minutes/text
Nationwide Talk & Text 900 $79.99 per month
-900 Minutes per month
– Unlimited nights & weekend minutes
– Unlimited text
Nationwide Talk & Text 450 $59.99 per month
-450 Minutes per month
– Unlimited nights & weekend minutes
* Verizon requires you to select ‘Personal Email & Web’ at $29.99 per month
* Mobile Hotspot add on is $20 per month
* One time activation fee is $35
Verizon most likely has the strongest selection of BlackBerry handsets out of the ‘Big Four’ providers. And they come at very competitive prices with an average saving of $116.67.
Out of the Verizon BlackBerrys we recommend going with the
BlackBerry Bold 9650 which is FREE on Cell Phone Doc ($100 purchased directly from Verizon). This phone is dominating the corporate sect with its robust and reliable physical QWERTY keyboard and quick messaging system.