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Old 06-30-2008, 03:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. I am a Treo 700p user, or at least I was until I dropped my phone today. I am looking to buy a replacement phone and have heard good things about blackberry, so I am here to solicit advice.

I have, on the whole, been very happy with my Treo. The pros that I would list are:
  • Good email (multiple accounts, send/recieve attachments, etc..)
  • Great SMS text messaging.
  • Touch-screen (how else can you cut/copy/paste efficiently?)
  • I find the keyboard very easy to type fast and accurately.
  • Very intuative interface throughout the opsys.

Of course there are some cons:
  • Single-threaded opsys tends to freeze.
  • The camera needs a flash and better resolution.
  • No out-of-the-box file management software for onboard or expansion memory.

I am stuck with Verizon, so many of the best phones are not available to me (no BB with Wifi, etc.). So my Treo is starting, well, was starting to show some age and I was wondering if perhaps Blackberry is the way to go. Verizon has the curve (without Wifi!?!), and that is the one I am looking most closely at. Advice would be most appreciated!

P.S. ~ Do Blackberry's support formatted text in composing emails?

Thanks,

Eric

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Old 06-30-2008, 09:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Curve is a great phone and full keyboard. Email will be awesome on the BB. Currently, there are no touchscreen blackberrys. There is no flash for the camera. As with each different OS - switching from Palm or WM to BB will be fairly easy but each system does things slightly different. I would go with the Curve.
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There is a flash for the BB cameras, including the 8330 Curve in Verizon. It does not have WiFi.

You won't have HTML or formatted text, only plain text, in outgoing emails.

If you get the BB, keep an open mind that the OS is NOT the same as the Treo. Be willing to accept the differences and learn how a BB operates, you will be fine.
Good luck, and welcome to the BBForums.
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