04-13-2006, 02:40 PM
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Montreal CAN
Carrier: Rogers (CAN) / A1 (AUT) / Swisscom (SUI) / T-Mobile (USA)
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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...