Do you have a Palm, Treo, or Blackberry?

@Idlewild (6105)
United States
December 9, 2006 11:35pm CST
Or similar device? What do you like/dislike about it? Which would you choose if buying one now? I'm looking into a cell phone/PDA that has a built-in keyboard for email.
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@emisle (3824)
• Ireland
12 Dec 06
No, but I don't need one. I just have a normal mobile (term used here) which just happens to have internet access. But in the future when i become a successful businesswoman (!) i might consider getting one..;)
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Yes, as a young business whiz from the roaring Celtic Tiger you'll need to be fully equipped with the latest gizmo outfitted with IM, wireless Web, WiFi, digital surround sound, Dolby HFX audio, and the whole ball of digital wax!
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@emisle (3824)
• Ireland
13 Dec 06
ah but that's not enough for me, i'm going to hold out for the one that comes with its own built in helicopter! lol!
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I'd really like a handheld device that can accurately translate speech into text. That way instead of killing your eyes and thumbs, you can just dictate into the device and it will create text documents for you. You could dictate blog entries, or even snappy responses to Mylot discussions. Helicopter optional. ;-)
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@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I am looking at the new Samsung Blockjack that just came out. I like the built in keyboard, but I also like the fact that it is very thing and made with metal parts instead of plastic, which makes is much more durable. I like using my phone for browsing the web and for text and email messages. Since I travel a lot and I am away from my computer for 3 or 4 days at a time I can still keep in touch with folks and update my blogs from the road that way. I want one that is thin and lightweight, but also very durable. I will probably test out 4 or 5 different one's before I finally make a choice. Stores here have a 30 day return policy on merchandise, so I will try it for about 3 weeks and then change it for another one until I find something that I really like.
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Thanks much for the info, that's another device for me to check into. Your current phone must have a good keyboard, if you can blog from it. I have a cheap phone with just a regular phone keypad, if I do more than a simple text message on it, it's excruciatingly slow and annoying. Since I'm a writer I may also get a very small and light laptop, some of the Sony VAIOs only weigh a few pounds. I actually have an old Windows 98 VAIO without an optical drive that I used to carry around just for word processing and note taking, it only weighed 2 lbs.
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
13 Dec 06
It's amazing what a person can learn to do with two thumbs when they have lots of practice!
@lmccom10 (76)
• Australia
29 Apr 07
I just had a Pocket PC which annoyed me and I also wouldn't mind an upgrade, maybe to a Blackberry. I am always on the go and will most likely be going overseas in a few months so I really want email access so I can control everything.
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I'd really like on-the-go access to email, and also at least some form of Web browsing.
• United States
29 Apr 07
My dad used to work for RIM. The company that makes Blackberrys. I hated them with a passion. They suck so bad, and the thumbwheels only last for about a year, not even! The screeen gets messed up easily too. Anywho, I'm ordering a Palm Treo today since I have Verizon wireless. I can't wait to get it. I'm an organizing freak. If stuff isn't organized, I go mad sometimes. He he he.
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
29 Apr 07
Thanks, didn't know that about the thumbwheels. That's a big factor, since you use the thumbwheel so much. I've heard good things about Treos.
• Singapore
14 Dec 06
i prefer a pocket pc pda phone.Probably a dopod cause it's alot easier to surf web,logon to msn messenger.Palm treo is good for organising.Blackberry is garbage.
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Haven't heard of Dopod, but have heard a few people mention it. Who makes it? Maybe it's something that's not sold in the U.S.
@katkins (11)
• United States
12 Dec 06
What do you need the device for? Which service provider are you currently with, if any? If you're with Sprint, I would say get the Treo 700wx. If you're with Verizon Wireless I would say get the Treo 700p or wait for the 700wx to posibly hit Verizon early next year. If you have Cingular get the Treo 680.
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I'm not with any provider now, so I'm wide open as far as that goes. I'm a freelancer/independent contractor so I need something that I can use to send email on the go while traveling or working at a client's location, or from home. Thanks much for the suggestions, I'll check into these. I've heard Verizon has the best network, at least according to people in my area (NYC environs).
@surya3331 (693)
• India
10 Dec 06
I have nothing.
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
11 Dec 06
OK. I have nothing either at this point, I'm hoping to have something in the new year!
@milestone (787)
• India
10 Dec 06
Well i have a 7710 and thats the best. I have a geat large widescreen. a true multimedia experience.
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
10 Dec 06
Thanks! Is this a Treo? Is the keyboard pretty easy to use?
• Singapore
16 Dec 06
No.I don't blackberry is a piece of garbage.Palm is good for organising.
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