"I miss my Curve"1.5 starson by Gfive5
Pros: The pros: The Tour comes with a SIM card so when you travel internationally, you can purchase local SIM cards with a local phone number and save heaps of cash using the local phone system, rather than Verizon's super expensive off shore rates.
Cons: Terrible battery life.
Mouse ball too close the the key board
Many devices have defective mouse balls and bugs in mouse software.
USB charger has new size plug so you have to buy new chargers and cables to replace the old format used with Curve.
1) The battery is sub par and runs out of juice before your day is done. The Curve lasted all day.
2) The mouse ball is too close the the key board, so when I type messages, I frequently accidentally brush the mouse ball which then inserts the cursor into the middle of the message. This requires a re-write of almost every email, text and BBM I send. The Curve did not have this problem.
3) Many of these devices (including the original one I bought) have defective mouse balls and bugs in the software that render the mouse ball useless when moving horizontally. This problem was only solved when I exchanged the device for a new one (which required hours of transferring contacts and other data). The Curve did not have this problem.
I would not buy the Tour unless you have Verizon and absolutely must have the SIM card feature. Even then, if you can, find another phone.