09-08-2005, 06:33 AM
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I recently went the BB route, and certainly don't regret it. For email it is unbeatable - it's great to be able to send/receive instantly and discreetly whether in a meeting or a bar, on a train or a boat (last week's trial!). For those instances when it's convenient to use the laptop, I set up the BB as a modem, too - worked perfectly when I was sat in the middle of a field in France the other day, with no other way of connecting to the net.
Out of the box it offers little in the way of document handling, just basic file type viewing, but I bought eOffice and RepliGo apps. The latter allows you to view numerous types of files and images with really good quality reproduction. The former is a suite that enables you to open, edit, save and send email attachments in word and excel formats. This is a simple way of synching work done on your BB with home/office - simply mail a copy of any document you worked on to yourself (I copy all BB mails to home automatically).
On a final note, I've also been delving into IM on the BB, something I never really did from home. It's great to be able to sit and chat realtime with the kids while traveling!
Anyhow, those are my thoughts, based on about a month's usage.