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Old 11-10-2006, 10:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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She needs something to organize her appointments, birthdays etc. I'm not familiar with verizon so can someone recommend a certain bb for her needs. She wont need internet. She DOES need a speakerphone though. Which one would be good for her? tia
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Either the 7130 or 8703 are great devices from Verizon. It all depends on whether or not she wants a full keyboard or not.
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Old 11-10-2006, 11:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah.....she definately needs a qwerty keyboard. She hates my pearl.
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Old 11-10-2006, 11:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Go with the 8703 then. I think she'll really like it.
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Old 11-10-2006, 12:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Go with the 8703 then. I think she'll really like it.
i was thinking about it, but she doesnt need the internet or anything....just a basic organizer type of phone.
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Old 11-10-2006, 12:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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then i'd suggest not getting her a bb, just an organizer. the hand held series for verizon isn't exactly meant for 'simple' needs.
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i was thinking about it, but she doesnt need the internet or anything....just a basic organizer type of phone.
Not sure about Verizon but she could use the BB for sms, phone and calendar without adding the BB email and net feature. Thats what my gf does with her 8700 on tmo
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Old 11-10-2006, 02:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I think a BB is an expensive organizer if that is all she wants to use it for. Palm has a couple in expensive ones which can do basic contacts and calendaring for much less money than a BB.
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I agree with the idea of using an 8700 without the email & data plan.
This is a great solution.
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If she's only using it to organize appointments and birthdays she can get a notebook and a pen. I'd say 5 bucks at the most.
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The 8703 will work well as a basic organizer and phone in one (despite a lot of people who can't imagine ever using one without a data plan). If you can find a less expensive option, that's even better but the Blackberries are very stable devices which is a big plus when selecting a device for your better (but less technically inclined) half.

I specifically moved my wife off her Treo and on to a blackberry long ago because I really had better things to do than support her wireless device with all my free time. I've never regretted that decision.
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The 8703 will work well as a basic organizer and phone in one (despite a lot of people who can't imagine ever using one without a data plan). If you can find a less expensive option, that's even better but the Blackberries are very stable devices which is a big plus when selecting a device for your better (but less technically inclined) half.

I specifically moved my wife off her Treo and on to a blackberry long ago because I really had better things to do than support her wireless device with all my free time. I've never regretted that decision.
lol....thats why I want to get her something very basic. so i dont have to worry about it. so none of the bb's for verzion have speaker except for the 8703e?
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They both have speaker phone
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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the 7130 has suretype and she hates my pearl so that wont work. the 8703e is too much....as in too much money for what she will NOT use(she wont use data)
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If she's only using it to organize appointments and birthdays she can get a notebook and a pen. I'd say 5 bucks at the most.
Hmmm.... I see.... analog huh?

I would'nt know how to act.....let's see here:

1) Instant On
2) No battery
3) Self backup
4) Never crashes
5) Survives dropping
6) Tested for many years
7) Ver. # not important
8) Continuously adjustable fonts
9) Instructions self explanatory
10) No USB? What NO USB!

All this and more for a measly 5 bucks? ....
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1) Instant On
2) No battery
3) Self backup
4) Never crashes
5) Survives dropping
6) Tested for many years
7) Ver. # not important
8) Continuously adjustable fonts
9) Instructions self explanatory
10) No USB? What NO USB!

All this and more for a measly 5 bucks? ....[/quote]


sounds like a winner to me.
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Can you say..... Moleskine?.....pure class.
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Archer. I quit using my BB as a pda. I just use it for Contacts and emails and as a phone. I use Moleskines all the time. It's so much easier. But Moleskines are $9.95 for a pocket and $14.95 for the large, so I am a little off with the $5 comment.
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Archer. I quit using my BB as a pda. I just use it for Contacts and emails and as a phone. I use Moleskines all the time. It's so much easier. But Moleskines are $9.95 for a pocket and $14.95 for the large, so I am a little off with the $5 comment.
Actually I was responding to an earlier poster's comment about a (generic) notebook and pen could be had for $5. which as we know is true.

And yes, Moleskine Pocket size notebooks are $9.95 and IMHO worth every penny for a perfectionist like me (and I'm not bragging about being a perfectionist, frankly I wish I were not.)

It was much later that I thought just for kicks I would post my recent comment on Moleskine, just to see who many people here knew what they were. Hence the very short one line post.

Using myself as an example, I did'nt even know what a Moleskine was until 3 months ago when I saw one on Flickr. When I noticed there were over 10,000 pictures of Moleskine's on Flickr it grabbed my attention.

Then being one who loves to write with a fine pen and high grade paper, I promptly ordered a few of these and a couple of special pens that are suggested for their quick drying qualities and clean lines. The type of ink that will not bleed through to the other side of the page.

The upside of me using one for writing, is that I am beginning to recapture my penmanship which went out the window after so many years of laptop use.

I still use my BB for my personal and business organizer on Outlook 2003 and sync'd with my ThinkPad laptop. As well as using all the other wonderful features a BlackBerry brings to the table.

Cheers......
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Moleskines are very classy and work well with a Blackberry in hand also.
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