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Old 04-03-2009, 11:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I have never used a Blackberry before and intending to purchase one to replace my failing Windows Mobile phone. I would like to ask some questions to decide if bb is the way to go for me.

1.
The prices of data plans in my country are ridiculous.
Can i use any internet applications (Web browsing, pop3 mail download, MSN...etc) on the BB via my own WIFI network without purchasing any data plans from Blackberry nor my service provider?

2.
I would be using the phone to sync my tasks and calendar with Outlook 2003. Would this be achievable on a Blackberry?

3.
Blackberry comes with GPS support, does the OS usually comes with a preloaded GPS navigation software and preloaded maps? (I know this would vary among service providers)

Thank you for any advice.
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1. results are mixed

2. yes

3. the maps are not preloaded, they download as needed via the data connection

all this is my personal experience/theory, other's results may vary.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You might be better off with a WM device. Without a data plan, I think the WM is a better PDA phone than the blackberry.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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1. Good luck finding a POP mail client.

3. May or may not depending on carrier. You definitely need a data plan if you intend to use GPS as stated above.
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