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Old 03-14-2006, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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New article I came across this morning. Just thought I'd share.

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/blackberry.htm
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A BlackBerry can do everything that a cell phone can do, including sending text messages via SMS. It's also an organizer, a calendar, an e-mail client, a Web browser, a two-way pager and a palm-top computer. Although it can do some of the same things a computer can, it doesn't have to be in a WiFi hot spot to work -- it uses the cell phone network as well as 802.11b WLAN. To do all this, it combines the components of a cell phone and a PDA.
Slight error there. The 7270 uses WLAN all others use GPRS or CDMA. No models use both WLAN and Cellular.
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