04-06-2006, 12:21 AM
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By no means do you HAVE TO HAVE A DATA PLAN. It is recommended, but not necessary. So you like the 7290 for PDA functions? Great, then use it for what you like it for. The most important aspect of any purchase, Blackberry or not, is that you are content with its aspects.
True, the Blackberry does have email capabilities. That doesnt mean it has to be complicated though. I have a standard BIS that takes care of my email. Do you know what that involves? Just an email address on Cingular's webclient site. I set up my email in a matter of moments, set my webclient address to pull additional email from my GMail account and I was done.
As for 3rd party apps. You dont need them, but you are talking to a gecko who believes there is nothing better than a tweaked berry (unless it's free pie and chips). Keep in mind that you can always add those additional applications later, when you need them.
So keep your Blackberry, use it and become friends with it. It has multiple attributes that can assist you in your day to day activities.
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