Share this Story

DROID Pro vs. Blackberry Curve 9330 vs. Blackberry Bold 9650

Now there is a great look at how Motorola is planning to steal customers from RIM and its Blackberry handsets with the new Droid Pro that we are expecting to hit stores on November 18th.  Exact form factor, almost identical keyboards, global roaming capabilities plus Android and a bigger screen has this device positioned to be an instant winner with the business crowd.  While it may not appeal to all of us 4.3″ screen loving fools, you have to admit that if you had the choice of these 3 devices, you would lean towards our family member.  

Important specs for the Droid Pro:

While I don’t necessarily have a use for this device, I have a half dozen friends that can’t part ways with their Blackberries because of the damn keyboard.  You know exactly what I’ll be showing them come X-mas time, right?  This device gives Android enthusiasts another selling point when looking to convert smartphones users over.

Anyone currently working with a Blackberry?  I’d love to know if you plan on switching over to the Android world.

Photo:  Verizon

  • awesome comparison.thanks for sharing

  • anna

    i just cant decide HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    well i dont care about the bb curve i just cant decide between bb bold and driod pro

  • Greenemachine22

    How is the texting on the droid pro. I am looking for a phone that is not a slow phone when swithing between apps and so on…

  • A Homan18

    i’ve always hated androids. and all of the hype about them being so wonderful. recently i switched from my blackberry to the pro after playing with it in the store for a little while. BEST DECISION EVER! i went from an antidroid, to cant live without my droid!

  • M. McCool

    My 2 year contract with Verizon will be up in 6 weeks, at which time, I would like to decide between staying with a newer version of the Blackberry Curve or switching to Verizon’s new Motorola Droid Pro.
    It took me forever to get the hang of the Blackberry Curve which I have grown to rely on and totally enjoy and appreciate since I am heavy on the e-mails and rely on the long battery life that the Droid Pro lacks. The downside is that the Blackberry Curve’s internet is very slow, and doesn’t offer very many Apps . I really wish that Rim would get its act together and add these much needed features to their tried and true workhorse, the Blackberry Curve

  • Knr0828

    i miss my blackberry

    • MoMc

      why don’t you like the droid pro that much ? & what kind of BB did you have ?

  • Nice, that’s helpful for me!

  • NYLonghorn

    Just switched to Droid Pro from BB Curve and not entirely sold yet. I was a heavy BB user for business – emails, contacts, calendar, etc. The ability to sync w/ Outlook and receive emails from multiple email accounts, both personal and business, is not as seemless as it was with the BB. Plus, everything just takes longer, whereas the BB was quick, efficient, and reliable. Also, the battery life absolutely sucks, and I rarely had issues w/ the BB The upside of course is the browser and app capabilities. That’s where RIM is falling way behind. For business people, I’d say BB is your phone.

  • Mystiqueboise

    I have used a Blackberry Tour and loved it til I spilled a latte’ on it and it stopped working. Yes I tried the rice bag and it worked for 2 days, but then quit on me again. I have never been a fan of touch screens since I have long fingernails. I had the Storm and absolutely hated it. I went in to the Verizon store and the salesman tried to sell me an all touch, which did I say I hated. I told him that I think this looked like a phone I might like. Well needless to say, it was a piece of cake to load all apps, e-mails, and even use the screen for touch. I highly recommend this phone and am personally loving it!!!!!!! Great for anyone who used a blackberry previously!

  • greg

    I am considering switching from my BlackBerry I have had for a couple years to the Droid EVO. I dont use the BB for business and the Apps are so limited. The BB is a very rugged and dependable phone but is limited unless using for email or the keyboard.

  • greg

    I am considering switching from my BlackBerry I have had for a couple years to the Droid EVO. I dont use the BB for business and the Apps are so limited. The BB is a very rugged and dependable phone but is limited unless using for email or the keyboard.

  • Blue

    I just upgraded from the BB Curve to Droid Pro yesterday and I love it. It’s a great transition as I’m so used to the keyboard. I do miss the trackball, especially when i need to go back to delete a word or two in the middle of a sentence and the option to hold down a key to capitalize. I haven’t figured out how to transfer my outlook calendar from BB to Droid on a PC. Can someone help me with this? Thank you!

  • mk

    I like the Tour i have but since I changed from the BB World to the Tour, i find typing long emails or messages cramping my hands because the keyborad is so close to the bottom. It does look that Pro is even closer, so that may be an issue. What I know I will love about Pro besides the browser, is the fact that they have and get this: PUT THE SHIFT BUTTON WHERE ITS SUPPOSE TO BE-YAAAAAAYYYYYY!!! If you post here, please mention is you agree or not that the alt button where it is on the BB is so so stupid. If your using your bb only then you can get used to it but not if your at your desktop all day as well as your BB. So please answer these questions:
    1) When typing long emails or documents does your hand cramp up from the little space because your pinky can hold the BB? If so its look like Pro may be worse.
    2) Do you hate the shift button being in the wrong place on the BB? Then Pro wins out.
    3) Does email work as well on the Pro as the BB?
    4) Is email as secure on the Pro as BB?
    5) Why cant BB get a great browser already????

  • Jo

    I still prefer the Curve, and for one (however silly it may sound) reason – the keyboard. Not the keyboard's size, not its non-virtual aspect…its layout. I'm used to the symbols being where they are, and I like being able to type with my eyes closed. Sure, I'd learn a different phone if i got one, and it wouldn't take long, but I'm used to my Curve.
    Of course, the Curve can't do nearly what Android phones can, but that's okay – my Curve is capable of a lot more than I use it for, because really all I do is text and email and obsessively refresh my Facebook homepage to stalk my friends, along with the occasional weather check or trivial search.

  • I've read from BB users that battery life on the Droid Pro is horrible.. and for a BB user to say that must mean its pretty bad. My BB battery doesn't last a day. I can't image how bad the Pro must be. I did read downloading an App Killer did help. Anyone have thoughts on the battery life?

  • Digital_Panda

    This will overtake Blackberry in a matter of years. Better OS, same hardware, better phone.

  • Nice, that's helpful for me!


    you all are really stupid if you think that this is going to affect bb andriods dont know anything when it comes to security thats why this phone is a useless piece of junk

  • Joice_law

    moto pro look great,just worry about top-heavy it when you using the keyboard. You know it `s a long.

  • Habekott

    i had a bold and made the switch over to the droid pro. its exactly what i was looking for. keyboard along with a much better web browser and user interface. its really the perfect phone in my opinion.

  • Aviatormotivator

    My wife was due for an upgrade (she had a Blackberry) and my plan is not until March 2011. I have not been able to convince myself to get rid of the Blackberry (8 year user) until this time around. She likes the Droid Pro a lot…BTW I also carry an HTC Evo so I am very very familiar with the Android. Yes, based on the feedback from my wife (and she is knowledgeable) I plan on switching to the Droid Pro..unless of course Blackberry comes up with something that will make me to reconsider.

  • Pbelnap

    I've had a curve for two years and haven't gone to the droid because I didn't like the original size and feel of the droid. I don't like the screen keyboards. The droid pro might be the one I've been holding out for.

  • Andrew1cohen