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Old 04-12-2006, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello All;

Need some quick info / opinions. My Treo 600 had died and I'm looking to replace it. My needs are really only PHONE / CONTACT LIST and SCHEDULER.

I liked the Scheduler on the 600, how does the 8700r compare? I have read some posts that the phone on the 8700 is decent (yes/no?).

With my needs (ie. NO email or data required) would you still go with BB?

Any advice / opions would be appreciated.
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Old 04-12-2006, 03:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Then get another 600 CHEAP on Ebay. Or go with the 650... 8700 is a communication tool. Not just a phone... Now, if you want to start using email to communicate, which I believe is more effective than talking because people go straight to the point, then 8700 is by far the better alternative. I have had 600, 650 and 700 and NONE of them are stable.
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Old 04-13-2006, 01:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had 3 BBs before switching to a 650, simply for the gadget-appeal. After a month I dumped the 650 as fast as I could and got an 8700r. You already had a 600 so you may like its functionality, but I had issues with my 650 I couldn't tolerate: unreliable sync & conversion of Outlook data, horrific phone functionality (or lack of same), too much reliance on a stylus to really do what you want, frequent lockups, etc etc. Like you all I really need is a phone, an address book, and a scheduler/task list, and for that the BB is perfect. The 8700 is a huge leap ahead of previous BBs; maybe not the bells & whistles of the 650 but at least it does what I need it to do at the very least. I needed to go away from the BB to realize how great (read: useable) it is...
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Old 04-13-2006, 01:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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um, why the hell would you consider a BB without email or data? If your mainly looking for just a phone then get a Moto Razr or something stealth like. Why bother with such a large device when you don't need too.
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um, why the hell would you consider a BB without email or data? If your mainly looking for just a phone then get a Moto Razr or something stealth like. Why bother with such large devices when you don't need too.
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