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    From what I can see in Wiki pages and specs, the Tour is the Storm without the touchscreen. Same OS (4.7.x), capabilities, and processor.

    The Storm 2 probably will be another Christmas or holiday season release, but that might be too early as not much information seems to have leaked out about the next Storm.

    Storm vs Tour - Large Screen vs keyboard/scrollerball. I used to use my fingernails to press the keys on a keyboard BB and it worked for me. I try using my thumbs and I often miss the touch areas on the Storm because the size of my thumbs. It's also frustrating for me to have a smaller screen area left to see/work with if I have to use the virtual keyboard on the Storm. Of course if you have pictures or graphics to work with, bigger displays usually win.

    The choice is yours. I am looking at the Tour but will wait to see how well they fix issues in the next Storm, even if it may come out late next year (this time frame is made up).




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    Quote Originally Posted by secured2k View Post
    From what I can see in Wiki pages and specs, the Tour is the Storm without the touchscreen. Same OS (4.7.x), capabilities, and processor.

    The Storm 2 probably will be another Christmas or holiday season release, but that might be too early as not much information seems to have leaked out about the next Storm.

    Storm vs Tour - Large Screen vs keyboard/scrollerball. I used to use my fingernails to press the keys on a keyboard BB and it worked for me. I try using my thumbs and I often miss the touch areas on the Storm because the size of my thumbs. It's also frustrating for me to have a smaller screen area left to see/work with if I have to use the virtual keyboard on the Storm. Of course if you have pictures or graphics to work with, bigger displays usually win.

    The choice is yours. I am looking at the Tour but will wait to see how well they fix issues in the next Storm, even if it may come out late next year (this time frame is made up).
    I think you summed up the two phones very nicely. Each have the pros and cons. So with that being said I will probably pick up both lol. I have actually gotten exceptionally good at typing on the Storm but nothing compares to a real deal qwerty. What disappoints me about the Tour is that you're right it's essentially a keyboard version of the Storm with a smaller screen. Plus I think I am done buying phones until WiFi is available. I just don't see the rationale for that leaving that out.

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    Wirelessly posted (Storm 9530 )

    Speaking on the wi-fi front...does this feature in general bring any more/less battery drain on a device?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MePascal View Post
    Wirelessly posted (Storm 9530 )

    Speaking on the wi-fi front...does this feature in general bring any more/less battery drain on a device?
    WiFi in general has a negative effect on battery life.

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    won't wifi be able to be turned off to save battery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rph33 View Post
    won't wifi be able to be turned off to save battery?
    Yes it will.

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    Tour July 12 Storm August 12 That's my new prediction base on absolutely nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rph33 View Post
    Tour July 12 Storm August 12 That's my new prediction base on absolutely nothing.
    I like the date for the Storm

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