05-13-2006, 02:22 PM
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So, let me make sure I have this straight.
1. You want to keep a Blackberry for business data, personal data, and business voice.
2. You want to keep a regular phone for personal voice.
3. You want to be able to travel with the Blackberry, the phone, or both?
If I have 1 right, then while I know you said you would rather not have a headset have you considered a BB 8700 paired with a Jabra BT800 headset? The BT800 has a LCD display with caller ID and other functions, so if a call comes in your should be able to leave the BB holstered and see who is calling on the Jabra. It's larger than most headsets and for shorter calls you could probably just hold it up to your ear like a phone. Then if you need to refer to someone on the BB or take notes you can do so without activating the speakerphone on the BB.
Regarding 3, determine what wirless network exists in the countries you travel to and buy a device compatible with that system. In most cases, GSM is what you want but there might be a few countries that are CDMA.