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Old 10-08-2006, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had the 8700c since last Saturday. I am first time BB user. It is a very powerful device. Not sure if I am sold on it though. I really want something smaller and more compact like my Razr. Cingular has not released the Pearl yet, but I did check it out at a TMO store. It was ok, just not crazy about the track ball. Now I am thinking of getting a 7130c. I would give up the full keyboard, but I don't type large volumes of emails, just short ones and browse the internet. Ugh, I don't know what to do.

Or I may be better off with one of the smart phones like the new Cingular 3125 flip phone. Plus, I like flip phones. Any opnions/feedback on the new Cingular 3125 or it's older sister the 2125?

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I've had Windows Mobile smart phones and never liked them. It just seems to take more steps to do some basic things like check email, send an SMS, or purge your trash file. I've had Palm Treos and while I was infatuated with them for a while, the instability finally got to me. I still love the concept but Palm's implementation of the convergence between phone and Palm Pilot sucks. Blackberry is the way to go, at least for me. I'm a personal user, not on any corporate BES hookup. Still, they are rock solid and get everything done easily that I need. You simply won't find a better mobile email solution than Blackberry. Phone quallity is good to excellent depending on the model (Pearl phone is fabulous). I like the Blackberry aganda view calendar. The integration of all the PIM functions is the best of any operating system. I am also a fan of flip phones and I think a flip Blackberry would be something special, but until then my Pearl is king.
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I have a 7130c on the way. I hope to get it by the end of the week, depends on UPS. I have been using an 8700c since mid-May. I played with WM phones and couldn't get into them. I love the 8700. But it's just gotten all kinds of quirky since it got wet. The 7130 wasn't out when I picked up my 8700, otherwise I suspect I would have gotten that instead.
I considered the Pearl, but it seemed a bit small for me. I felt more comfortable with the bigger size of the 7130 and SureType than I did with the Pearl. The trackball is awesome. I'd probably use the camera but not the other multimedia features. And the screen is nice, too. I love that it came with the Zen theme preinstalled.
So, I'm getting a 7130c to see how that goes. If I don't like it, I'll go back to my 8700 until the 8800 comes out and I can use my upgrade. But, I bet I'll use the 7130c for five or six months. That seems to be the typical life span for a phone for me.

I played just briefly with the 3125. I think the Smartphone edition of WinMo is a bit better than the PPC version. The thing is a looker and the screen is gorgeous. Flat keypad is interesting. But I need some kind of qwerty keyboard and I can't see using anything less than SureType. I do a lot of e-mail, mostly short stuff, on the Berry and I would shoot myself if I had to do that sans qwerty or hybrid keyboard. I use a regular phone on the weekends (LG CU500 right now) and I usually can't wait to get back to my Berry on Monday.

But, that's just me.

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Old 10-09-2006, 06:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by walds11
I have had the 8700c since last Saturday. I am first time BB user. It is a very powerful device. Not sure if I am sold on it though. I really want something smaller and more compact like my Razr. Cingular has not released the Pearl yet, but I did check it out at a TMO store. It was ok, just not crazy about the track ball. Now I am thinking of getting a 7130c. I would give up the full keyboard, but I don't type large volumes of emails, just short ones and browse the internet. Ugh, I don't know what to do.

Or I may be better off with one of the smart phones like the new Cingular 3125 flip phone. Plus, I like flip phones. Any opnions/feedback on the new Cingular 3125 or it's older sister the 2125?

HTC: Products: Cingular® 3125
as a serious phone freak, i used to be a hardcore windows mobile phone user or (aka pocket pc ) but after the i singla handed dicoverd blackberry(lol ) i will most likely never us any other cell phone. yes i will play with other phone but keep them for a long time i dont think so. i under stand you dont type long messages but once you see that you have the abilty to type a book long message you will never go back to short message. i think you should keep the 8700 a little longer and see how really easy and how good of a tool it is . and yes this is a tool not a toy, becase i feel its the frist phone that really does its job and it does it perfect. cant wait for the new BB i can just smell the WIFI yes the 3125 is nice but thats as far as i will go .
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Thanks for the feedback. I went to the Cingular store today and played with the 3125. Nice flip phone, but I felt that the Windows Mobile software was a little slow and a bit quirky.

I also played with a 7130c. I am sold on that sucker. Compact enough for me and the suretype keyboard is not that bad. Looks like I will be buying a 7130c and selling my 8700c.

I tried out the Pearl at a TMO store. Not crazy about it, especially the track ball. The Q is also cool, but I am not switching to Verizon. I can handle the 8800 when ever Cingular rolls it out.

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