Devvie chose the Bold for a reason I would not have immediately thought of. The Storm’s screen is capacitive like the iPhone’s and the G1, not resistive like Windows Mobile devices. Devvie has long fingernails. Fingernails don’t register on a capacitive screen; fingers do. With her nails, she has trouble using her fingers. By contrast, fingernails act like a stylus on a resistive screen. Similarly, she has an easier time typing on the Bold’s hardware keyboard than the Storm’s software keyboard.
I would have been happy with either device. They are both beautiful. While this exposes my geekhood, it’s like choosing between two beautiful women. Nevertheless, while my choice was made for me, some of you may have to make a choice.
I had planned this post to provide some comparisons so you could make a choice. However, “technical difficulties” got in the way. Specifically, I use a hosted Exchange Server at AppRiver that includes a Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES). The BES pushes your Exchange Server email to your Blackberry. It also enables two-way synchronization, over the air (OTA), your Calendar, Contacts and Tasks between your Blackberry and your Exchange Server.
Enabling this two-way synchronization requires something called Enterprise Activation. The problem was my repeated attempts at Enterprise Activation kept failing after the Calendar synchronized. You can read the entire long, sad, but ultimately successful story on my thread Enterprise Activation Hangs on the Crackberry forums. While there were problems on AppRiver’s BES, I give kudos to their technical support for their help.
Anyway, the time this diversion took means I’m way behind. So my comparison post likely will have to wait until the long weekend. Assuming I can wrest the Bold from Devvie long enough.