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mclifford973 01-25-2008 07:29 PM

Such a Newbie That I Don't Have One....YET
 
Okay, let me try to understand this. I am so overwhelmed. I want a Blackberry...at least I think I'm sure of that. Hmm...let's start with what I know for sure. Geez I'm not BLOND...I feel like I'm venturing into some way new territory without a map.

I have Verizon
My PDA has problems (memory dies, it's old!)
My cell has problems (Battery, car charger lost)
It's like 18 months past my Verizon contract date.
I want only one device that does calendar, contacts, phone, grocery list, email?, texting, tethering.
I cannot have a camera.
I like the 8830. I think that's the World Edition.

Next. I can sync to Microsoft Outlook, yes?

Is it hard to talk on without a bluetooth ear piece or like device?
Can I voice dial...not say the name...but say the numbers?
When I get this BB, is it hard to set up?
Can I wear it on my hip?

I tried to view the FAQ but the questions were over my head...so any NEWBIE help would be great. My Verizon store didn't talk about features, just how much MORE it would cost me.

Thanks!

juwaack68 01-25-2008 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by mclifford973 (Post 811767)
Geez I'm not BLOND...

I am!! And if I can figure it out, you can too ;-)

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Originally Posted by mclifford973 (Post 811767)
I have Verizon
My PDA has problems (memory dies, it's old!)
My cell has problems (Battery, car charger lost)
It's like 18 months past my Verizon contract date.
I want only one device that does calendar, contacts, phone, grocery list, email?, texting, tethering.
I cannot have a camera.
I like the 8830. I think that's the World Edition.

Next. I can sync to Microsoft Outlook, yes?

Yep

Quote:

Originally Posted by mclifford973 (Post 811767)
Is it hard to talk on without a bluetooth ear piece or like device?

Nope. But I don't talk much on mine.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mclifford973 (Post 811767)
Can I voice dial...not say the name...but say the numbers?

There is a default speed dial for voicemail

Quote:

Originally Posted by mclifford973 (Post 811767)
When I get this BB, is it hard to set up?

Nope. Very easy. Follow these instructions:
How to add / delete email addresses - BlackBerryFAQ.com

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Originally Posted by mclifford973 (Post 811767)
Can I wear it on my hip?

Yep

Quote:

Originally Posted by mclifford973 (Post 811767)
I tried to view the FAQ but the questions were over my head...so any NEWBIE help would be great. My Verizon store didn't talk about features, just how much MORE it would cost me.

Thanks!

Use the search here, and feel free to ask questions.

And welcome to the forums!

John Clark 01-25-2008 07:39 PM

I think the 8830 will do everything you want. Tethering is an extra fee from Verizon but it does tether.

Sith_Apprentice 01-25-2008 07:40 PM

and you can say the numbers with voice dialing, you dont have to use speed dialing. aka, saying 1, 8, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 will dial 18001111111

juwaack68 01-25-2008 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Sith_Apprentice (Post 811782)
and you can say the numbers with voice dialing, you dont have to use speed dialing. aka, saying 1, 8, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 will dial 18001111111

REALLY!?!? I may have to reinstall it!!

mclifford973 01-25-2008 08:13 PM

I will end up with a BB email address, but I can check my other email addresses like Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo or Comcast?

mclifford973 01-25-2008 08:14 PM

Can I sync with both my work laptop and my home laptop?

juwaack68 01-25-2008 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by mclifford973 (Post 811799)
I will end up with a BB email address, but I can check my other email addresses like Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo or Comcast?

You would set up each email account via the BIS website link that I posted. I don't recommend using your BB email address for anything, but other may disagree.


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