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Old 02-06-2008, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a Nextel user wanting to move over to Sprint. I currently have the blackberry 7100i. I checked all the pda/smartphones available for sprint and these 2 stood out to me. They both have the email push technology, which I really want. I just wanted to get everyones opinion on which is the best choice? Of course the main difference I see is the rate plan as blackberry requires the blackberry plan ontop of the phone plan. Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Pearl is lighter, smaller device with a better battery. The mogul is great if you like touch screens or Windows Mobile. If you do not want to pay for a data plan and just use an organizer, get the Mogul. While the blackberry plan is $30 for Sprint, you get the most features out of it. Unlimited TeleNav, Unlimited Messaging, Unlimited Email, Unlimited Web Browsing, Sprint TV Basic Unlimited, etc. The Push on the Blackberry is the best in the business, keep that in mind, but it requires the use of a Blackberry Data Plan ($30). I think if you switch to the Mogul you will sorely miss your BB. I usually ask one question to every sales associate that asks about the two devices, "Does your home PC ever lock up?". Thats generally all i have to say.

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While there are some misconceptions on phonescoop about PDA integrations in the blackberry (it says no, while looking at the strict definition the blackberry IS a pda) that list shows the features. For the record, I have never seen anyone get 5+ hours of talk time on a mogul, though i have used my pearl for over 4, and with GPS for several hours in a day and still had a good 30-35% battery left

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Even when you go to Sprint's Website and compare the two devices, you see their stats on the mogul differ than PS. It shows the blackberry way out ahead in terms of features, and half the price. The only software feature out of the box that makes the mogul attractive is MS Office file editing. The only realistic one of those that people use the most would be the Word Editing. For the difference in price, you can buy EOffice from Dynoplex, and still save yourself $30. Not to mention going to the blackberry website, you can trade in your old 7100 and get a check from RIM.
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Even when you go to Sprint's Website and compare the two devices, you see their stats on the mogul differ than PS. It shows the blackberry way out ahead in terms of features, and half the price. The only software feature out of the box that makes the mogul attractive is MS Office file editing. The only realistic one of those that people use the most would be the Word Editing. For the difference in price, you can buy EOffice from Dynoplex, and still save yourself $30. Not to mention going to the blackberry website, you can trade in your old 7100 and get a check from RIM.
How much do you get in a trade-in? When I upgrade phones I usually sell the old one on ebay or craigslist.
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Sprint only has the pearl in Red or Amesthyst. I was told its similar to purple. WOuld this be inappropriate for a guy? LoL. I really want teh pearl.
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Sprint only has the pearl in Red or Amesthyst. I was told its similar to purple. WOuld this be inappropriate for a guy? LoL. I really want teh pearl.
Wait....my friend picked up a black one from Sprint about 3 months ago. Are you sure those are the only colors?
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Well online those are the only colors available. I wanted to purchase the phone on their site because they will be able to just bill me the charges and I'll pay for it at the end of the month. Can a local store bill the charges to my account?
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the black is actually the amethyst, its a very very dark purple, near black
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the black is actually the amethyst, its a very very dark purple, near black
So its not girly? LoL. If its a dark purple almost black looking then I'm okay with that.
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everyone thinks its black, but it is in fact dark purple. most wont notice unless you hand them your device, then you are on your own
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everyone thinks its black, but it is in fact dark purple. most wont notice unless you hand them your device, then you are on your own
...thats what I'm afraid of. People like to inspect things closely. I was thinking of the 8830 but it doesn't have the features the 8130 has. There are cases for the Pearl right? LoL
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Does the Mogul and 8130 have simcards?
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