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Old 04-19-2007, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My current situation - I've got a BlackBerry 7290 which I've had for a few weeks, sourced from eBay. I can't afford the BlackBerry-option my contract (nor change my contract) so I'm stuck without the email functions - the main reason for a BlackBerry!

This means I've been using it as a phone, calendar, contacts and SMS device. It works well in some of these functions - texting is easy but I can't find a way to send a message to a group of people. The thing that bugs me is that everything requires several steps (through the menu!) to do simple things and it really irritates me. The calendar doesn't seem particularly easy to use and I don't the agenda view as it's difficult to view all my appointments all at once as the days are difficult to differentiate. Contacts works OK. So I'm using the device as a glorified PDA/Phone but without mobile email or internet. I also can't transfer photos onto the device with Missing Sync for Mac.

My question out of all this is - does anyone think that I should continue with the BlackBerry or put it back on eBay? I'm debating going back to my old phone with some sort of paper diary (Filofax or Moleskine). I'm a student and spend 80% of my day away from a computer so data viewing and entry all occurs on the move so it's important to be a good device for me. It just isn't appealing to me at the moment. I'm sure if I had the proper BlackBerry experience then it would be very different.
Old 04-19-2007, 02:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The BlackBerry is not for you.
I recommend abandoning it for a device better suited to your needs. Maybe a Windows Mobile device, or a Treo.
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think you answered your own question. If you can't afford it, then it isn't the device for you.
Old 04-19-2007, 08:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I may have to agree with the last two posters. It may not be for you.

You on the move all the time but yet, you don't have Internet connection? I have heard a few poeople doing that but really, you need the Internet connection.

Considering you are a student, I take it that you don't have too much money. So I recommend using a cheap cell phone and than get yourself a Palm OS or Windows Pocket PC.

Or get a cell phone that have Palm OS or Windows built into it.
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