03-26-2007, 05:28 PM
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It is a big hole in my book. And unfortunately, it's a hole in other platforms as well, such as Windows Mobile. Fortunately for WM, there is a great 3rd party app called PhoneAlarm which lets you set up multiple profiles with custom notification types, turn on/off Wi-Fi, BT, phone, etc. based upon a calendar busy item, time of day, etc.
I'm currently exploring switching from an HTC TyTN (WM device) to a BB Pearl. My main complaints about WM are the size (of my particular device) and stability (of WM as a whole).
So far, the BB is rock solid. It just works. It's always fast and don't slow down with hours of use like WM. And I'm loving the navigation and the size of the Pearl. But you have to do without certain consumer niceties such as 3G data, more browser choices, Wi-Fi, HTML email, a 2MP camera, and a flip out nice sized QWERTY keyboard.
I just can't believe most platforms don't incorporate automated profile switching. At least my Treo 650 had a ring/vibrate hardware switch on the top!