01-06-2009, 02:11 AM
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I have never owned a full-featured BB but still have a 7230 just for its keyboard (my spare sim ran out so that BB is collecting dust). I currently use a Palm Treo 650 and other than making and receiving calls use it for its scheduler, contacts and email. I bought Chattermail so that I can get instant push email from my GMail account. I since found that battery standby times suffered so now set it to poll once every 20 minutes (though I can switch this back to "instant" if I am away from a computer and am waiting for some email).
Palm OS and its propensity to hang and reboot aside I am looking at upgrading to a modern BB that has Bluetooth (for in-car handsfree operation) and wi-fi (for internet and email access from hotspots). I don't have a high budget and was looking at buying second-hand and using my existing phone provider who are unique in offering a pay-as-you-go data package that is well-priced (and often better than prepaid packages). Not being familiar with BB models produced since the 7230 I would be grateful for suggestions that fit my needs. I prefer a full keyboard though the Pearl does look and feel good. I don't use my Treo for too much surfing just the occassional Google check and Google Maps when I'm lost.
And it would also be useful if I could use the BB as a modem for internet access by my notebook using BT.
Last edited by discobay : 01-06-2009 at 05:50 AM.
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