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Old 07-21-2006, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am in the search for a new phone. I really want either the treo or the blackberry 7130e. Out of the treo 650, treo 700, or blacberry 7130 which is the best pure phone. Which one gets the best rececption and which one sounds the most like a phone. I want a "cool" new toy and i will mainly use this device only for phone, texting, and surfing the web and the occaisnional email. Are all these phones too much for me?
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like you want a toy, go with a treo. They have more software and are made more for "cool toy" factor. The blackberry is a tool.

That said, they will both do what you want. The email will be easier with a blackberry, but everything else will be easier with treo.
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major difference is the Treos will play video & mp3's with a media player and has an SD card and camera. I personally have an iPAQ Media Center that has an SD card slot, camera, wi-fi, bluetooth, etc. i keep that seperate and use my BB for more business purposes but have 2 cool toys in the end.
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Old 07-21-2006, 04:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by terpsbball3
the occaisnional email.
You said it all.

You don't need a Blackberry.
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Old 07-21-2006, 05:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree with lgreenberg. Blackberrys are mainly used for email / messaging, as they do an incredible job in this area. In my opinion, the 8700c that I have, does an excellent job at surfing the web, as well as a regular phone, in addition to the messaging capabilities. The speaker phone is loud and clear. I also use the 8700c as my only phone. I have no land line.

Of course, the reception will depend on the carrier and your location. Unfortunately, we all have dead spots somewhere!

I have always been big on smartphones, at least until I got a BB 7100t last September. Since then upgraded to the 8700c, on T-Mobile's network, and have not looked back at a smart phone since.

Main reason - - reliability - ease of use - big crisp display - and did I say reliability?

You can always try a BB or Treo and see how you like it. Most carriers have a 15 day return period.

Good luck!
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