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Old 02-25-2006, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im looking to buy a blackberry. Was tempted by treo 650 but 8700 seems more stable and since im mostly looking for reliable phone, email and web access the 8700 seem my best bet.

I have a few newbies questions though....

1) My providers largest data package is only 25MB. How likely am I to exceed this with maybe 50 emails a month and light to normal web browsing ?

2) How much data does yahoo messenger take to send and receive messages ? Are we talking a few bytes depending on the length of text or is there some sort of padding of the data to make it bigger ?

3) Am I right in thinking that since the browser supports SSL, I should have no trouble accessing online banking sites and online shops like amazon ? How secure is this over a phone network ?

4) Since im in Canada, would the current lawsuit/threatening to shutdown the Blackberry network affect me or is that US only ?

5) Most importantly, Ive seen many people complain about the low volume on this device. Is this a real concern or just lots of people with bad hearing ?


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1. With your criteria, probably not.
2. Very little, likely a few bytes per msg.
3. I've never had problems with this, but I try and not go to ssl pages.
4. US only. No need to worry either way.
5. Volume is quite adequate for both earphone and speakerphone.
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you got to pay attention to point5, cause there's really a minor problem with its mic, maybe it's just too sensitive, when I am testing it outdoor, I can barely hear what I am saying, but with the headfree on, it's a lot better!!
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