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Old 06-18-2008, 05:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been a BB user for 10 years now and currently use the BB Curve through AT&T.

With my company cutting back expenses they are requesting I switch fro BB to something like the Blackjack II which will allow me to still pick up Outlook emails but I will save by not have the extra costs of the BB Plan.

How dissapointed will I be with the Blackjack II and is there another option you would recommend?

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Old 06-18-2008, 05:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You might not be disappointed at all. Maybe you'll like the Blackjack better.
It's all a matter of what your specific needs/wants are... which you haven't described.

Sounds like you really have no options. If this is a corporate decision, then you have to follow it, or seek employment elsewhere.
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You might not be disappointed at all. Maybe you'll like the Blackjack better.
It's all a matter of what your specific needs/wants are... which you haven't described.

Sounds like you really have no options. If this is a corporate decision, then you have to follow it, or seek employment elsewhere.
Thanks for the reply.
My main needs are: access to Outlook email, qwerty, thin/small design, camera,. Not too concerned about the extra's, music, video, etc. Just good solid business phone with the above.
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Sounds like you should be OK with the Blackjack. Give it a chance, and if it's not working out for you... start polishing up your resume.
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Have you discussed paying the difference for the BB Data Plan from your own pocket.
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Have you discussed paying the difference for the BB Data Plan from your own pocket.
Maybe they are getting rid of BES, in which case its probably a lot to
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Only $5 difference in a BB data plan vs PDA plan. Not saving a bunch considering you have to get a new phone.
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BES could be thousands, not to mention somebody maintaining it.
Still a bad move though
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You should look into BIS if they are dumping the BB's due to the cost of running a BES. If you company provides OWA access to your email it may be a option that you can run and maintain on your own.

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Old 06-18-2008, 10:58 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (positive thoughts!!!)

Blackjack 2 isn't a bad device

Many built in features

I still personally prefer a BB but the BJ2 is not that bad of an alternative
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just keep an eye on your battery life
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just keep an eye on your battery life

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Old 06-18-2008, 11:29 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I had a BJ2 for a little bit. Wasn't too bad. Battery life was an issue.
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You should look into BIS if they are dumping the BB's due to the cost of running a BES. If you company provides OWA access to your email it may be a option that you can run and maintain on your own.

Good Luck!

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This is what I do. I have company email, but no company issued blackberry. With the freedom I have on BIS, I feel like I have the better option.
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Thanks for all of the replies!
After speaking with AT&T my $30.00 mo. BB Personal Plan is the same as what I would be paying for the Blackjack to be able to pick up my Outlook Email so it looks like I'm sticking with BB after all!
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Whew!
That was a close one.
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If you must go to a windows mobile device (anytime in the future), I would suggest the att 8125 or tilt version of that (I think the blackjack and tilt cost the same for monthly charges). I realize it costs more to buy then a blackjack but my father owns one and feels it is superior to blackberry and the iphone. It has little flaws and the only real problem is it is big. Good to here blackberry is the same price.

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Old 06-18-2008, 03:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I tested the Tilt out for about 2 weeks and while it does have some nice features. The OS was too buggy for me, the battery life was WAY less than stellar. Maybe if I have never used a BlackBerry I may have liked the device more. Coming from a BlackBerry and going to that device just didn't cut it for me.

But everyone has their own preference.
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If you must go to a windows mobile device (anytime in the future), I would suggest the att 8125 or tilt version of that (I think the blackjack and tilt cost the same for monthly charges). I realize it costs more to buy then a blackjack but my father owns one and feels it is superior to blackberry and the iphone. It has little flaws and the only real problem is it is big. Good to here blackberry is the same price.
This is the #1 returned smartphone for ATT

reasons

to complex

battery life

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Whew, that was a close one! Welcome back! hehe...
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