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Old 08-04-2005, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I received my BB 7290 today. I have been waiting for over a week now. The first one was lost by DHL. This one arrive safe and sound via UPS. So far, I think I am really going to like it. I've been using a Treo 600 for a few months. Before that numerous cell phones. Before the Treo 600 I was using a Palm for a number of years. It is going to take some time getting use to the track wheel and no touch screen (or directional pad). I had a class tonight so I only had about 45 mintues to play with it before rushing off to class. I'll probably be up for quite awhile now figuring things out.

I hope I really like it...
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I am sure you will love the BB.

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It feels good knowing another Treo user is gone.

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I'm on day 2 with my new BB 7290 and still love it. The only thing that I would say that I prefer on the Treo is the touch screen and directional pad. Once I get more familiar with the trackwheel and shortcuts I don't that will be an issue. I know there are many shortcuts, I just need to get in the habit of using them.

The battery life seems like it might be good. But, I think I'm going to get a wall charger and extra battery anyway. Having a removable battery is one thing I missed with the Treo 600. With all my cell phones I have always had a wall/desk charger that can charge a battery outside of the phone. This was very nice. I didn't have to remember to plug in my phone (which I always forget to do). I could just switch out the batteries and I'm good to go.

I have Jabra BT250 headset that I used with my SE T68i. So far it is working great with my 7290. The one thing I wish it did have is voicedial. I've been searching for a possible third-party software that will work. But no luck yet. I'm probably going to get a carkit soon. I think there are some that have the voicedial as part of the kit.

Well, I'm off to love my BB 7290 some more.


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The BB 7290 is a great device. You will find yourself shooting off many more emails than you did previously. I love mine!
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The BB 7290 is a great device. You will find yourself shooting off many more emails than you did previously. I love mine!

Absolutely...I have already noticed an increase in the number of emails. Also, txt msgs too. I had to up my txt msg plan. If I could only get my family and friends to switch to BB we could PIN and avoid txt msgs.
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Absolutely...I have already noticed an increase in the number of emails. Also, txt msgs too. I had to up my txt msg plan. If I could only get my family and friends to switch to BB we could PIN and avoid txt msgs.
There is a way that you can text message any mobile phone without getting charged for text messages. If you use their 10-digit [email address] you can email them and it will show up on their phone as a text message. You could set up your address for the people that you text the most with this email address. This way all you would have to do is scroll to their name and click email and pick the teleflip address. Compose your email, send it off and you don't get charged for the text message.

This will work for any mobile phone no matter what provider they use. But pretty much any mobile phone technically has an email address attached to it. I know for T-mobile its your 10 digit number @tmomail.net. You can figure out what they are by sending a text message from the phone to an email address instead of the mobile number. Then when you check that email it will show the phones email address that it came from.
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