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Old 03-25-2007, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking of getting one, although I don't need it for work as I am a student. It would help me with my eBay stuff a lot as I'm always needing to reply to e-mails and such. Looking at the 8700 right now, the only thing that I'm not too fond about is that still no 3G on any Blackberry, and data plans are a bit much for unlimited internet. I was thinking about the Sidekick 3 but I don't want to carry around 2 phones since I have a family plan on AT&T. Would I be able to receive all my e-mail from my comcast/gmail/school accounts on the blackberry with the normal plan or would I have to get that corporate plan, I really don't understand the difference. Thanks in advance to all of you that post .
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Old 03-25-2007, 10:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No corporate plan necessary for your pop email accounts. BIS plan is all you need.
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I am an unemployed hobo and have an 8100.... I use it to find where the free food is!

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What do you guys think about the Blackjack? I know I should expect biased responses on a BB forum lol, but still, it has 3g which would make it better to access eBay quicker for me, the only bad thing I know about it is battery life, does the BB have any advantages over the blackjack?
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Junk! Reboot, freeze, reboot some more, freeze a few more times and then reboot again......
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AND 3g is *not* going to be noticeably faster.... It's a gimmick....
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AND 3g is *not* going to be noticeably faster.... It's a gimmick....

I hope you're right lol, either way, the blackberry is just a temp fix for me(I'm a gadget freak) until I can get my hands on a Nokia N95.
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Old 03-25-2007, 10:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Google 3G -vs- GPRS.... You might be amazed that many say GPRS is even faster than 3G.....
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Hands down the BB is just a better product. It's about longevity and functionality. I use my BB both professionally and personally. Like LH said, 3G is more hype than substance. Any time you hear 3rd generation tech, your knee jerk reaction is to think better. That's what they said about beta-max versus VHS.
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I'm thinking of getting one, although I don't need it for work as I am a student. It would help me with my eBay stuff a lot as I'm always needing to reply to e-mails and such. Looking at the 8700 right now, the only thing that I'm not too fond about is that still no 3G on any Blackberry, and data plans are a bit much for unlimited internet. I was thinking about the Sidekick 3 but I don't want to carry around 2 phones since I have a family plan on AT&T. Would I be able to receive all my e-mail from my comcast/gmail/school accounts on the blackberry with the normal plan or would I have to get that corporate plan, I really don't understand the difference. Thanks in advance to all of you that post .
I'm still a student and have a BIS plan. I use mine mostly for school email & gmail. Ebay got a mobile site. its zippy on BB. the sk3 doesnt handle wap sites. SO yeah BB all the way.
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Personal use here. I am also a student who was tired of carrying both a wireless pda and phone.
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I have been addicted for about two months now. I am a personal user (until my company decides to jump on board). I love being able to have wireless access just about anywhere I go. BB is much more stable then Windows based devices. My only complaints at this point are that you can't wirelessly sync e-mail unless you are using BES, and the fact that Cingular doesn't support BB Messenger.
And eBay's wap site does rock!
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:09 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I use mine for solely personal use.

I suppose I COULD tie it into my work email, but why on earth would I want to be bugged by work stuff when I'm not at work?!

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Well, I'm a first time BlackBerry user. I'm coming from a mobile pc platform. I do like the 8800 and the GPS. The email push is great but needing all the special downloads just to play vids or and not being able to see web based attachments in emails is getting a little old.

This is geared more toward business but maybe in the future they will add more personal use and less need for third party apps especially at the price we're paying for it.
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Pearl + BIS + Hosted BES = perfect all-rounder.
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I have a BlackBerry 8703e with US Cellular. I bought it for personal use. The main reason was for using with eBay.

Before I got a BlackBerry I would connect my cell phone to my laptop and use it as a modem so I could search eBay completed items (the mobile eBay site doesn't have this ability). This method was time consuming. I'd be at a garage sale, thrift store, etc. I write stuff down, go to the car, connect the laptop, etc.

Now with the 8703e I load a bookmark in Opera Mini (it is much faster on the eBay pages then the builtin browser) and search eBay. Much faster.
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I have a personal BB in addition to the corporate-issued one. The stability of the OS and reliability of the hardware with the BB is unbeatable IMO. I agree that I'd like to see more features such as better attachment and media support built-in. I just hope that RIM can do this and not at the cost of stability. There are plenty of other flakey devices that can "do it all" if that's what you're looking for. ;)
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I've just started selling again on ebay and I use my Pearl for that when at work. The Pearl is my personal blackberry and I use it 10 times more than my 8700c.
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I am an unemployed hobo and have an 8100.... I use it to find where the free food is!

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Seriously, I am a personal user and LOVE it!

To serve and protect while homeless huh?
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I've just started selling again on ebay and I use my Pearl for that when at work. The Pearl is my personal blackberry and I use it 10 times more than my 8700c.
Which browser do you prefer for transacting on eBay?
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