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Old 02-09-2006, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I went to a T-Mobile store today and finally laid my hands on the 7105t... tried to type something... and felt like a monkey trying to solve an algebraic equation. It was IMPOSSIBLE. I don't know how the 7105 affecionados deal with it, but I just hated the layout.

Seeing the 7105t next to the 7290 I realized that they are NOT that different in size. The 7105t just looks more like a cell phone, whereas the 7290 is obviously a Blackberry.

Having said all of this, I am suddenly swaying towards the 7290. But the big question is... does it work well as a phone? Do people on here who own a 7290 ALSO own a cell or do they just use their 7290 for both?

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Old 02-10-2006, 09:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I moved from a SKII to a 7230 to a 7290, and it's by far the best of the three for everything.

I find it's very easy to use as a phone. I love the fact that I have 20+ speed-dials on it, not to mention it's just easier to work with as a smartphone than any other device I've owned...and I've owned a lot of 'em.

I'd easily rank the 7290 above the Treo 600/650 in terms of ease of use, and well above the 7105t in the same regard.

Now that being said, I like the 7105t as a phone, just not as a BlackBerry.

Good luck!
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yup, the 7290 works well as a phone IMO. YMMV, of course, partly based on your expectations. I don't find it worth the hassle to carry two separate devices.
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