Originally Posted by 4ster
I have been a Palm user for almost 9 years. I have more recently used the Kyocera 7135 and now, the Treo 650.
The 650 meets my needs, but I am getting a little freaked by its very high SAR rating, and I am thinking of making the switch to the BB.
However, I don't really know where to begin, beyond going to eBay and searching there, which isn't the best way to find the best BB.
Outlook 2003 synchronization
POP e-mail access
Lower SAR rating than the Treo 650 (which should be easy).
Preferably, the full QWERTY keyboard.
The color screen is nice, but not essential.
Need to be able to get it in good shape used.
Well, that's basically it. I am one of those smartphone users who became one because I don't like to carry two devices.
Any advice appreciated.
I switched from a Treo 650 to a BB 8700c on Cingular. Great move. Does what I need it to do - email first, phone, contacts and calendar. don't think the 8700 is available on Sprint yet however.
Email is "push" meaning RIM pushed email to the device rather than having to go get it on the Treo. The delay is only 10-20 minutes and I can live with that. If it is that important, I can be found via the phone.
You get email via BES (Blackberry Exchange Service) at the corporate level and/or BIS (Blackberry Internet Service) provided by your carrier.
I would suggest you talk to people who have them, especailly where you work and get their thoughts.