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Old 08-02-2008, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Phone, Tough Choices (ssh)

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Hello everyone,

I am new to the blackberry forums, so first - hello. I am by trade a linux administrator, and I am looking for my first phone to help me better accomplish that position. I did once own a first-gen sidekick, but the speeds were far too slow to make the SSH client useful. I will be switching to Verizon soon, to give you an idea of what I've got available to me.

So I guess I'm looking for input, from you - the knowledgable. I am most attracted to the Blackberry - in this case, I'm eyeing the 8330, but I'd like to hear your recommendations. Here are my concerns:

Primary: EVDO, Good SSH Client, QWERTY Keyboard

Secondary: Email (POP/IMAP), IMs (AIM/MSN/YIM/ICQ/GTalk preferably), Call Quality

Tertiary: Third Party Support, Homebrew, Perl Interpreter (OK, the last one would just be a really nice added bonus)

I would LOVE to have a full 80x24 SSH client. Am I looking in the right place? Anyone have any recommendations on a particular model of Blackberry, or perhaps even something out of left field?

Thanks in Advance
-Minipulator
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