I am looking into getting a blackberry this Sunday. I am college student and play football and am also in a band (pretty busy scheldule, always on the go it seems like). I have 3 e-mail accounts right now and I like to have my calender with events on it in front of me (I put all my events and classes on the calender in Outlook). My dad has a blackberry and I've played around with it and like it.
Right now I have Cingular and want to stay with them (I can call all my friends for free). I know they have the 7130c and 8700c. Here are my questions:
1. Why do the cingular sales rep keep telling me that I don't want to get a blackberry? (They keep saying "You only want one if you have multipule e-mail acconts". Then I tell them I have 3 and they can't come up with any other reasons I would not want one and try to show me other phones.)
2. Can I sync my outlook calender with my blackberry as is or do I have to get other software for my blackberry or is there better software to do want I am wanting to do? Will BIS service be alright? I have outlook 2003.
3. I have read in the forum how different things on the different blackberrys are suppose to be allowed (according to RIM) and cingular blocks them. Is there a true list some where out there that stats the exact things allowed by cingular's different blackberrys? I'm talking about tethered modem, picture viewing, messageing (SMS, MMS), etc. I was leaning toward the 8700c mostly becuase it has the full keyboard but, I might want to be able to tether and get MMS messages, which I don't think the 8700c can do. (Cingular's web site is to helpful and there is only one store arround me that is helpful on the whole selling me a blackberry thing and I havn't be able to get in and ask that question?
4. What is APN and WAP?
5. What other cingular phones besides a blackberry can do what I am looking for?
Any other advise would be much helpful and thankful for.