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Old 07-17-2006, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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aside from asthetics there is no difference between the 7100t and 7100g correct?

this will be my first smart phone purchace. kind of a good entry lvl smart phone?
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Neither are current models. The 7100t has been replaced by the 7105t (better screen and beyboard). The 7100g has been replaced by the 7130c.

Internally, the 7100g and t are identical - they have different shells and keyboards.

BlackBerrys are more like smart e-mail devices. They do e-mail better than anything out there - but they really aren't "smart phones" like the Windows Mobile or PPC models. But they are MUCH more stable.
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About 10 seconds before you posted i read about the 7105. So the 7100s do not have an OS. They are just heavily featured "normal" phones? What about this 7105? decent phone? will i enjoy it. I have about 150 to spend on a phone. and i am just looking for the best deal.
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Every BlackBerry has a handheld OS. THe 7100 and 7105 share a common OS.

I personally never got used to the Suretype smaller keyboard - others love it. It's a personal decision.

It's not a GREAT phone - it's a great e-mail device that doubles as a phone.
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given my limitations what would you say was a better option? I had the razr, it was okay but not my style. i sold my razr (for a profit haha) and now i'm using my old sony ericson 637. I have 150ish to spend, i like the email, i text a good bit on my small phone so i'm sure i could get used to the suretext, or whatever else predictive text these use. so text, email, and a novelty program or two, no games really. can i load a GPS program on this phone or no?
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No GPS.
Remember that to use e-mail or any data at all, you have to add a BlackBerry Data Plan. That's $29/month right there. No BlackBerry Data Plan, no data; voice and SMS only.

Go to a T-Mobile or Cingular store and try out the different models (7105t, 7290, 8700) and see which one you like. Then figure out what you can afford.
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hrm, i'm not willing to pay the 30 a month for the plan. so i guess that's out. oh well, thanks for the info. I can't use my cingular data plan?
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Nope.
Again - to be clear - without a BlackBerry Data Plan, all you'll have is voice and SMS.
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man, that kind of sucks.
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man, that kind of sucks.
Yeah, paying for things is really inconvenient.
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If you go with tmobile you can get the bb data plan as an add on and only pay 19.99 a month.
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