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Old 10-06-2005, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got a SKII and an old school blackberry(the black and white one that's only for email basically). I've got to return the blackberry to my company in a week since i'm moving on in my career to a different firm. I want just 1 smart fone, and i've been thinking of switching to the 7290. I love the blackberry email capabilities and organizer(easy to use). I do like my SK2's internet and AIM capabilities. My question, how's the internet and AIM experience for the 7290 compared to the SK2's?? I've gone to multiple TMO stores and none have the blackberry activated with internet options turned on. Also, i plan to use the $20 unlimited non BES plan with TMO.

Thanks for any insight.
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The 7100/7200 series BB have limited browsing, especially on TMO's network. I would get the 7100t as I have EASILY set it up to work as an external modem for my laptop. I get a decent dialup connection anywhere I get cell phone coverage. I have heard bad things about the SK...I am afraid to say much else about those things...Just don't have naked pictures of yourself on it if you know what I mean...
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Old 10-06-2005, 10:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Sidekick II is the second-worst device ever, the 7100 is the worst.

I had a SKII for a while before I got my 7290. It sucked at email. I mean, compared to the BBs, the SKII is like using a manual typewriter.

No Sidekicks for you.

As for the 7100s: if you enjoy deleting every character you type because SureType gets it wrong, go ahead. This actually happened to me for some English words: I was trying one at the T-Mo store, and it just failed.

Please, go with the 7290 - it really changed my life, as much as a smartphone can.

The Internet is better on the 7290 - none of this processing through Danger crap, so it loads much faster, and the browser supports Flash, which is teh winnar.

AIM - look at VeriChat or IM+.

Please - go with the 7290; you won't regret it.

Also, where are you where the T-Mo stores don't have internet-activated BlackBerrys? Here in 20016 and 20036, the BBs are primed and ready to go - although those salespeople get pushy if you start using it too much...
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Old 10-06-2005, 10:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I went to a Tmobile store today and i was the only customer there. The lazy sales guy let me browse around for over 5 minutes and never even greeted me. I did ask of the questions I asked you guys here, but the guy was an idiot and knew no answers.

I agree, the BB's internet is alot better than the SK2. I really like the SK2's AIM though(helps keep me sane at work where they block all IM programs!). I'll take your word that the 7290's internet capability is good. I'm happy as long as i can surf basic websites like yahoo, google, and porno(just kidding!!!!).

Verichat, IM+, and most chat programs don't require you to use BES, correct?
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Old 10-06-2005, 10:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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VeriChat et al do not require BES, as in, correct.
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