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Old 08-09-2008, 03:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a long time Palm/Treo user but now that I need my phone for business, I am in need of something more stable that doesn't reset when calls come in. I know that the Curve is definitely more stable but my main focus is PIM apps...email is 2nd or 3rd on the priority list. I have been using Datebk6 for years to handle calendar and tasks and wonder if there are any Palm converts here who have found something as powerful as Datebk6?
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I moved from the Palm 600/650 era to the BB. I have found the BB calendar and contact list is very adequate for my needs. I am a management consultant, running 2 companies and working with several different clients. Email and calendar are key for me. You will need the BB dataplan to take full advantage of the BB's features (Internet and email).

There is nothing like the Palm Desktop so you need to sync contacts and calendar with Outlook or similar applications (a limited number however). Outlook is by far the most widely used in the business world, hence support on the BB is outstanding. Email is delayed about 15 minutes using BIS which I have found not to be an issue. Just cannot understand the need for instantaneous email.

There is a BB version of Pocket Informant rumored to be under development. that would be a bit similar to Datebk6. There is also PocketDay which integrates several different functions on a single page - calendar, mail, missed calls, to do list, etc.

My advice is to get the Curve and try it out and see hwo you like it. Perhaps you will be like most of us, once you go BB, you never go back!
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I've gone from a Palm Treo to Samsung i760 to BlackBerry Curve. By far, the Curve is the best combination of email machine, phone, and PDA. It does everything well, and does it fast. It's also very stable. And it does it all in a much smaller package.
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I've gone from a 650 to a 680 and am now onto a curve and I love it. Go to a local store and play with the calendar though. It isn"t as robust as the treo but very capable. As mention above there are alternative calendar applications in the cue. In all areas other then threaded text and the calendar the curve is by far superior.
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It probably is a good idea to try a Curve for a few weeks to see how well it suits me once I get familiar with it.

I took a look at PocketDay and while it is no Datebk6 it looks like it would be a good app. I think the biggest concern is that I am so used to being able to find an app to do just about anything with the Palm OS and the apps for the BB are not nearly as numerous and don't seem to be as well developed, based on the handful I looked at.

It also seems like the BB OS update 4.5 will address some of my issues. Any idea when that will be finalized?
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I have switched (by my company) from a treo 755p to a BB8830. There are definitely some neat features in the BB but if you expect your BB to be a treo you will be disappointed.
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I have switched (by my company) from a treo 755p to a BB8830. There are definitely some neat features in the BB but if you expect your BB to be a treo you will be disappointed.
Can you elaborate on that a bit? How would I be disappointed?
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It probably is a good idea to try a Curve for a few weeks to see how well it suits me once I get familiar with it.

I took a look at PocketDay and while it is no Datebk6 it looks like it would be a good app. I think the biggest concern is that I am so used to being able to find an app to do just about anything with the Palm OS and the apps for the BB are not nearly as numerous and don't seem to be as well developed, based on the handful I looked at.

It also seems like the BB OS update 4.5 will address some of my issues. Any idea when that will be finalized?
I am pretty sure the 4.5 OS sould be out in North America some time in September.
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