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Old 01-17-2008, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi People,

Nice to join you all. I am trying to buy a blackberry and have had questions which were not answered by the sprint people. They didn't really know the answers. These questions are kinda detailed, which is why they had trouble providing me with the answers. Anyway, I was wondering if you guys knew about the answers for these questions.

***In regards to voice memo recording, how many voice memos can a typical blackberry, say 8703, record? Could it go up to the 100's for example?

***What types of music files can the blackberry support? Do you know of any that can support WMA, RA, and MP3 together?

***Which model can you download music directly and can you do it through the computer? Does it require a USB connection or could it be done through blue tooth? Can you use an arm band with it and how does it feel?

***In regards to the GPS, which model gives voice instructions? What is your experience so far with the blackberry GPS system?

Thank you guys and sorry for annoying you with this.
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi People,

Nice to join you all. I am trying to buy a blackberry and have had questions which were not answered by the sprint people. They didn't really know the answers. These questions are kinda detailed, which is why they had trouble providing me with the answers. Anyway, I was wondering if you guys knew about the answers for these questions.

***In regards to voice memo recording, how many voice memos can a typical blackberry, say 8703, record? Could it go up to the 100's for example?
Cant do this with 8703

***What types of music files can the blackberry support? Do you know of any that can support WMA, RA, and MP3 together? Again no can do with the 8703

***Which model can you download music directly and can you do it through the computer? Does it require a USB connection or could it be done through blue tooth? Can you use an arm band with it and how does it feel? Pearl 8130 would be your best bet

***In regards to the GPS, which model gives voice instructions? What is your experience so far with the blackberry GPS system? Cant answer this about sprint.

Thank you guys and sorry for annoying you with this.
Chris
there ya go, I cant believe that sprint CS couldnt answer those simple questions.
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The Sprint 7130, 8703, 8830, and 8130 are all GPS enabled (i.e., no external GPS puck required) and work well with voice activated GPS applications such as TeleNav.
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Get a Pearl or a new Curve if you want to do music or movies and have a camera. Sprint has the Telenav app as part of its $30 unlimited Blackberry Powervision data pack with unlimited text messaging and Sprint TV and radio. As a long time BB user I was amazed how nice the Telenav worked on my wifes Sprint Pearl 8130. Blackberry gives you Media Manager from Roxio to help you convert things to a format the device can use. you can spend the rest of your life trying to figure the formats out.

Note the Verizon cripples its BBs GPS and I can't see any sort of TV or Radio streaming packages but its my work phone so I don't really care. ATT has the most BB choices but I can't speak to their service features since I don't have one of them. But my best freind does and he has comment on signal availability at times.

Bottom line is you have to get something that will give you a good signal or it will be useless, then work it up from there. VZW gives a good signal but crappy features. When it cake to me spending my hard earned cash, I went with Sprint for the good signal and solid feature pack.

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The Sprint 7130, 8703, 8830, and 8130 are all GPS enabled (i.e., no external GPS puck required) and work well with voice activated GPS applications such as TeleNav.
Good to know these all work with telenav...anyone have any experience with e-Mobile GPS Companion and the 8703e? I have Verizon.
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Verizon disables GPS on all its phones unless you use VZNavigator, which is an additional charge to your plan.
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