I switched to Blackberry after using Sony Ericsson and Palm products for years! I used to watch people with their Blackberries and thought they were behind and just ill because I like the flash of the lastest and greatest. The 8800 blew me away! It's a slick beauty with lots of horses under the hood! I went into the Cingular store after reading reviews on cnet.com (swear by it!) I wanted the Sony Ericsson 950i, but it was not availble and far more expensive. (Just get an ipod already!) I own a Tungsten T5. I serves it's purpose nicely because we are not allowed to have our cell phones near us at work. Thus, much to the contrary thought, I did not want another Palm device. I always travel off the beaten path! I was spoiled by the Symbian OS for years and refused to do Window Mobile 5.0! No viruses on my phone please! By the way, I'm also an avid Linux
user. I wanted a rock solid OS like I'm used to.
This is when I decided to give the Blackberry a try. Cnet has it listed as one of two top pda's to have, so, I got it! I was utterly shocked at how easy it was to adapt to. I think Blackberry makes the best use of the 312MHZ Intel processor by far! It has not once been sluggish and the enteprise software is so sick! Cingular's EDGE with Blackberry's software just pushes the envelope for web browsing on a pda. I have three private emails and it's a major convenience not to have to stop what I'm doing to check emails every second. It's just there and if I have something important to check my Blackberry 8800 is there for me everytime.
Not having touch screen has been awesome actually because of the track ball. I got this gadget 3 days ago and I have not put it down or stopped talking about it! My co-workers know me as a computer freak. They have not seen this one yet. I have Blackberry MAX through Cingular, so I can see the real advantages of this bad boy! I also love being able to silence my phone and still hear my alarm. I like being able to so easily customize my desktop via the internet or email! There is certainly almost nothing this little guy can't do! My micro sd is in route, so watch out!
I'm still finding goodies. I'm sure it will continue to be a fun journey. I preach about what I use, so Blackberry will get lots of referrals!
Stay up y'all!
If you get Blackberry MAX, you want need to worry about Wifi and it's probably faster anyway.