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Old 04-18-2005, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need a good 5-7 reasons why BB over Treo 650...i have seen the many threads and those are great, if they apply to the 650. Thanks.
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One great one is the "Why BlackBerry" link in my BlackBerry FAQ below:
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I didn't think that one addressed the 650? Also, why are all posts shown two letters at a time when viewing from my BlackBerry ? Thanks.
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Rather than leaning completely on what is said in a thread, why don't you take some time and seriously assess what you want and need in a device and see which device's featureset fits what you need and want. For example, if you need multimedia capabilities, the Treo is a clear winner over the Blackberry. If you need fast email access, then the Blackberry is the clear winner (The Treo requires Goodlink at an additional cost for push email). Every user and their particular needs are unique. You are the very best judge of which device is best for you.
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Rather than leaning completely on what is said in a thread, why don't you take some time and seriously assess what you want and need in a device and see which device's featureset fits what you need and want. For example, if you need multimedia capabilities, the Treo is a clear winner over the Blackberry. If you need fast email access, then the Blackberry is the clear winner (The Treo requires Goodlink at an additional cost for push email). Every user and their particular needs are unique. You are the very best judge of which device is best for you.
Yeah, thanks for the helpful post...the device isnt for me...im looking to educate myself further on whats available in the marketplace. RIM, at one point, had a BB vs. Treo 600 PDF document but i havent seen one available for the 650. I understand the root differences but was looking for more detailed insight....May be someone else can be more helpful.
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There is also the problem of Treo VS Which model of blackberry.

I changed from a Treo 600 to a 7100r and am very happy with my choice, but as mentioned there are some drawbacks. A co-worker opted for 7280 and is also very happy.

We both had push e-mail on the Treo by chattermail and an IMAP push account. This works fairly well, but really chews through the data charges (killer when roaming) and really cuts battery life.

What really killed the Treo for us is that we visit large companies - and they often (almost always) have policies preventing cameras (including camera phones) from entering the buildings. The lack of cameras on BB is actually a feature.

We find the stability of BB far superior to Treo. But that comes at a price of not as many 3rd party apps (although that is changing slowly).

I find the lack of hard-button feature buttons (Phone, calculator, e-mail, etc) a bit of a pain but I am getting used to them. (The Treo has them).

I like Smarttap on the 7100 and find that I am about the same speed on it as I was on the Treo. My co-worker says that he is faster on the BB than he was on his Treo.

I find that when roaming the BB jumps carriers a lot less. While this takes a hit for signal strength on the odd occasion, The Treo always beca me a bit unstable after doing this (jumping).

I really like to form factor of the 7100 (no antenna) but do invest in a 3rd party horizontal case - it makes a world of difference.

Hope this helps.

Rob
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