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Old 10-12-2006, 08:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased a Q phone for work purposes. My main function is to be able to respond to email requests to our web site. We receive the requests through Outlook as emails. I want to be able to send a response by copying a word document and pasting it to the body of the email response. We find by doing that on my work PC that it doesn't show as an attachment and our prospects will open the email response more often than when sending a response email with an "attachment". Since the Q phone has no copy and paste function it is really cumbersom to respond. Would the Blackberry be a better platform than the Q? I have my contacts and calendar on the Q and like that. Telephone calls are secondary as I'm not using the phone that much. Have another week and I can take the Q back to Verizon and exchange for the Blackberry.
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blackberry is a much better platform all around but what's the application for the emails? sounds like spamming?? LOL. any way cutting and pasting is possible but getting the word docs on your berry is possible but may take some third party apps...
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Getting Word docs as attachments only requires attachment service, so as long as you're using BIS or BES, and not Redirector, you should be fine.

Opening word docs, cutting and pasting, and sending in an e-mail should work just fine.
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Getting Word docs as attachments only requires attachment service, so as long as you're using BIS or BES, and not Redirector, you should be fine.

Opening word docs, cutting and pasting, and sending in an e-mail should work just fine.
PIZZ- dochawk is not needed to manipulate these docs???
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I just switched to the Q simply becuase my call quality on the 8703e was horrid, but i definately prefer the way that that blackberry handles messages over the Q. I loved how the BB put all messages (email, text) in one folder while the Q has them segregated, but the call quality on the Q has worked out far better for me.
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I also had a Q...as well as a 700w. The 8703 handles emails and text messages much better...but for multimedia, web browsing, scheduling and voice...the Q and the 700w take the cake. The 8703 seems primitive in comparison.
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I would take the Q back and get the 8703e if all your mainly using the phone for is opening an email and cutting and pasting and replying. If you *need* all of the multimedia functionality then stick with the Q, but if not then the 8703e is the way to go!
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go with the 8703....had the Q for a few weeks.....windows mobile just crashes all the time and there so called "push" like email blows....
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A few people raving about the Treo 700P. I got one for sale, if you want to buy one. Went to the Blackberry 8703e, and its amazing. I'm not a bluetooth fan with any phone, and I always use a wired ear piece, and it works great on my Blackberry.

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I had a bud go to the darkside...(device other than a BB) we put it thru the paces...he kept telling me he liked it, but I knew he was just honeymooning...it took him 3 days of the 14 to get him to give it back and now he has stepped back into the light 8703e.
On a side note, I ask everybody I see rocking a Q and ask them if they like it. I have NEVER had anyone gush about it. They all say it is buggy.
I think it has its place, but it wont be taking up residence on my hip.
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I had a bud go to the darkside...(device other than a BB) we put it thru the paces...he kept telling me he liked it, but I knew he was just honeymooning...it took him 3 days of the 14 to get him to give it back and now he has stepped back into the light 8703e.
On a side note, I ask everybody I see rocking a Q and ask them if they like it. I have NEVER had anyone gush about it. They all say it is buggy.
I think it has its place, but it wont be taking up residence on my hip.
Exactly! I think it is a nice device for other people but not for me!
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I might get the Pearl. I think it is a good compromise between the fuctionality of the BB and the multimedia of the Treos.
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I might get the Pearl. I think it is a good compromise between the fuctionality of the BB and the multimedia of the Treos.
What service do you have?
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I to am a new 8703e user. Ordering tomorrow. Getting a great deal. Getting it for 1 penny. Yes those ebay deals really do work. PM me if you want more info

mjb1206 - you stil have that 700p for sale. I may want to hook that one up on another line for me.
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I too am a current BB 8703e user, got it in exchange for the Q (within 15 days of purchase thankfully). The Q was great as a "toy"...by that I mean loading in music and movies, watching tv via slingbox, screwing with the registry (fun for me at least)...I simply HAD to return it because:

a) the battery life was dreadful (I'm a light user and the standard battery couldn't keep the thing on for a full 14 hours) and

b) late in my second week the Q just lost it and quit working/shut down itself.

My new BB has is doing what I need for it to do really well...(true push email, messaging, calls, light internet.

For me the BB has been world's better.
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Does the BB have the ability to receive a word document and copy and paste that document into the body of a new email, or reply email? This will be my main use for the BB. Very light telephone use and Contacts and Calendar on Outlook. How well does it work with Outlook? Can't get the Q to do a copy and paste and it is really a bugger working with Outlook. Also, is there an extra charge for emails? I'm paying 79.99 for the Q on Verizon.
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Unless they fixed it in a recent software release, you can't cut & paste in email on a Q.
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You asking this question here? Of course people will say Blackberry will be better to have.

I have read what other people have said at other forums and reviews and it does not look that great for the Q.

T-mobile will soon come out another phone that is made to compete against the Q and it is much better. I heard good reviews on it. It uses Microsoft OS in it though. I forgot what it is called. I think it's called HTC or something like that.

My advice to you is return the Q because I am sure you will hate it in the long run.

Than take a look at some of the phones at T-mobilet to see which one will be more suited for you.

For me, I have the Blackberry 8100 and I love it!
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Does the BB have the ability to receive a word document and copy and paste that document into the body of a new email, or reply email? This will be my main use for the BB. Very light telephone use and Contacts and Calendar on Outlook. How well does it work with Outlook? Can't get the Q to do a copy and paste and it is really a bugger working with Outlook. Also, is there an extra charge for emails? I'm paying 79.99 for the Q on Verizon.
It sounds like you always send the same text back as a response to every e-mail message, correct? If you go with the Blackberry, I would recommend handling your particular application this way:

Send the text as an e-mail to your blackberry from your desktop computer. Don't send a Word document, paste the text into an e-mail message and send it to yourself. When you get it on the Blackberry, open that message, select the text with the wheel, and select "Copy". Then paste this text into an "Autotext" function as a word you wouldn't use. Then all you have to do when you want to respond to one of these messages is click "reply" and then type the word assigned to the autotext text.

For example, I don't want my e-mail signature to go on all of the messages that I respond to from my blackberry, as it's about 10 lines long with the company name, address, phone numbers, etc. Instead, I put all that text into an Autotext replacement titled "bb". When I want to include by signature, after I type the e-mail, I type "bb<space>" and the text "bb" is automatically replaced by my signature.

Hope this helps.
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Yes, that's what I want to accomplish. A standard response to emails that are requesting a quote from our company. Weekend and evening messages differ but basically only two or three messages. Have found that the Q does have what they call "My text" messages that are short and number about 10 or so of them. Things like, "hey, what you doing" and "call me asap" etc. I've found that I can edit them and put my messages in them which is nice because I just pick them and insert in the body of the response. However, the Q also has a bad quirk of deleting emails out of my PC Outlook and they're gone ( not to be found in the deleted folder or anywhere else) So will look at the BB and probably take the Q back.
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