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Old 06-30-2006, 01:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been going through the agone of trying to pick between a Treo 650 and BB 8700. I have been on BB (had a 7290) and the biggest thing I really wanted the Treo for is the BT available Voice Dialing, which is supposed to work really well.

As I use the BB for a phone as much as anything else, I am constantly putting different business contacts into the speed dial for this reason, and it would be GREAT to have a phone that will dial from voice recognition. I also liked the idea of having a camera, but can give that up. I am with Cingular, and they have some kind of voice dialing through their network that I can try. It is 4.00 a month and I don't know how well it works.

Any ideas? Do you think that BB will come out with this software, or accept 3rd party software for this? Treo takes something called "voicedialer" (methinks) and it is supposed to work really well.

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Unfortunately the Cingular "Voice Dial" feature will not work with your BB.
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Angry so the newest latest bberry wont do the voice dialing?

I figured it wouldn't do internal on it's own voicedialling, but it won't do the Cingular system based voicedialling either?

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I figured it wouldn't do internal on it's own voicedialling, but it won't do the Cingular system based voicedialling either?
Naw it sure wont, brother. Im positive on this. Dont waste the $4.99 on the feauture.

HOWever if you really dont wanna take my word for it the VoiceDial feature has a 30-day free trial just like Roadside Assistance...just in case youre one of those "see for yourself" people =)
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JDJLEO > You are the maven on this stuff. I almost got the treo 650 (same price at cingular now -refurb), and maybe I should. Here is why. I go on business trips and use my PDA for A LOT of phoning...the same people over and over. So I have been programming the various companies (in each city) into speed dial. When I go to another city, I have to redo it every time cause so many ad agancies start with the same letters. The treo seemed attractive becuase of the bluetooth voicedial, which, if it worked well, would be killer. Also it has a camera (even if crappy) and I could grab a shot or two of my life out on the road without carrying a separate device.

So why did I get the BB? Treo's keys are awefully close together and I do a fair amount of emailing out there along with phoning. I don't like the need for a stylus, and do like the BB scroll wheel one hand simplicity.

All the threads say BB for emial and stability...treo for most other things.

I wanted to be able to tap my BT earpiece, say a name, and have it dial. Safer and makes sense. If BB is going after the businessman traveler, why not this feature. I don't get it.

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JDJLEO > You are the maven on this stuff.
Thanks, brother! I appreciate that! =) Even if its a bit of an overstatement! What little i do know i try to contribute back to our community.

I hear ya on the voicedial! Its a really nice feature! Super convenient! Its a long-standing complaint that the BB's do not take advantage of this function. This has nothing to do with Cingular, its an oversight by RIM. I have been told its a security issue, wether or not thats true.../shrug. I bet we will see this feature on the upcoming 8707c or whatever UMTS BB we go with here at Cingular!

HOWever you have stated that you use your TREO alot for phone functionality. I have had MORE complaints on the TREO as a phone than any other device =( Poor voice quality on both ends, very poor reception...and the list goes on. I only ever recommend a TREO if the person is a die-hard long time user of the PALM o/s and is not willing to undergo some change and learn a new system. And believe me these people exist!

I handle alot of PDA business referred to me and ill tell you straight up - After qualifying a customers needs I almost always recommend one of two things:

A BlackBerry or an HTC 8125. I have used both and obviously prefer the BB life. But the 8125 is a great device and its internet functionaity exceeds the BB. Worked great as a phone as well!

Thats my story! =)
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JDJLEO > I think you just saved my butt on this, because I am a long term BB user (had a 7290 for years, not a Treo - 7290 is a great device...display hard to see) and the biggest complaint I had about the 7290 was the telephone quality. And it sounds like the Treo is WORSE. The phone quality on the 8700 is VASTLY inproved. It's louder and faster and BT works quite well.

2 questions. Does the 8700 allow you to use one of those Navigation things (Navstation) without any further hardware and is it wireless?

Also what are the disadvantages of the HTC 8125?

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JDJLEO > I am bad for asking you to work on on holiday weekend.

I just dove into many reviews of the 8125 and it looks awesome. What would I miss most about the bberry 8700 if I went with the 8125?

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Yah the 8125 is an awesome device! Hmmm backdraws:

No EDGE *boggle* ....idiots...
HOwever it does Wifi!

No Push email, BB style

Thtas the only two things i can think of off of the top of my head. The Windows Mobile o/s seems good this time around, it has the Today screen that actually works...it is superior to a BB in internet surfing, even without EDGE...and if your on Wifi it cruises!

All and all a very solid device, but i prefer my BB. I just <3 the damn thing so much!
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