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Old 04-05-2009, 07:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Morning All,

Iím looking for some input from the forum. I have a pretty old laptop (2006) and thought about getting a new one. In looking for a new laptop I thought way not a new Curve. I am an Insurance Agent and Financial Planner. So here is the question. Is it possible to manage my client base with just a 8330 and very limited use on the laptop. Are there any reps out there that run their territory with just their Blackberry and no laptop? My problem is I need to keep extensive notes on ea of my clients and I donít think any Blackberry works as a true CRM (Maybe Iím wrong). Any suggestions on what unit or software would be best to accomplish would be help.

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Only your needs can answer that question.. After my laptop crashed I transferred everything to my BB so I do work alot more from my BB but I still use my laptop just not as much. 4.5 also contributes to that alot to HTML, DTG, but I do need my laptop for some things.

Of course that is only something you can decide.
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I would look into two things, if I were you;

Getting a bluetooth keyboard (I have the Freedom2), and also getting a program that specializes in what you are trying to accomplish. Maybe ACT! has a mobile version?

Storing the data is not a problem. The BB will be fine for managing contacts and keeping short notes. But longer emails or summary narratives will take you a long time to thumb type and you will eventually lose your mind.

You will also need a desktop PC or other PC to act as the chief repository for data / synchronization.


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