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    Chief Betty Victor Hanna's Avatar
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    Does anyone know where I can acquire a sling-shot strong enough to catapult my used Handspring Treo 270 across the San Francisco Bay onto Alcatraz Island?

    Here is a link:
    http://www.blackberry.com/products/n...PID=ILC-na7230

    Incredible device if you want phone and seamless email on the road.


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    Hey Victor -

    Did you end up getting one of those Blackberries? Or did you already get one?

    I was thinking of either the Blackberry 7210 or the Treo 600.

    Also, some people have mentioned that Siemens SX56 Pocket PC Phone.

    Any big benefits to having Windows OS over Palm OS?

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    Shawn,

    I have a Blackberry 7230. If you are an intensive email user, which I am, there is no other way to go.

    The newer format Treo unit I think is a high risk purchase as it likely will undergo a period of debugging. The Blackberry has been around for a while and I would rate it as absolutely flawless. I beat the heck out of it, and I've yet to find a bug. My Treo 270 was a piece of junk.

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    Shawn,

    I'm looking at the Treo600 also -- the main set back is that screen is really small, so I might be leaning more towards a TungstenW. I'm an OS5 guy all the way but some of the new pocket PC phones have made me really wonder.

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    Thanks a lot for the feedback guys - I think I'm leaning towards the Blackberry now.

    The Tungsten looks neat, but from what I could see, you'd have to attach the hands-free headset to make calls, or am I missing something?

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    Shawn,

    Not sure about that on the Tung, but I tend to use my headset on the Blackberry even though it's not required for two reasons:

    1 - It's quite a large unit to paste against your ear for long periods.

    2 - I like to protect my brain from frying.

    I also use the plaxo network, a separate service that integrates with my MS outlook to keep all my address book contacts up to date.

    So the combination of my Blackberry and Plaxo is all I really need to be totally portable and up to date. http://www.plaxo.com


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    Hi Victor,

    I have been researching several new 2way / web enabled communication devices to offer in some of my my wireless stores, the blackberry was on the list and now after reading your review I think I'll add them.

    Thanks Victor,
    Kevin- GO WIRELESS

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    Good luck! Let me know if you have any other questions on em..

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    One sort of goofy question - when I receive messages from people with a Blackberry, they include the "sig":

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>--------------------------
    Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld (www.BlackBerry.net)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Is this something that can be removed, or edited to be a real sig?

    I don't want to be their viral commercial when I'm paying for their product.

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    Chief Betty Victor Hanna's Avatar
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    Yes. They have an email web client with all the settings and profile data.

    It's from that page you can make the sig whatever you wish, or not have one at all.

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    Hi Victor and the Forum Gang,

    My stores just got a bunch of these in for around 200 my cost NEW because I'm an authorized dealer for wireless retail so it works out pretty nice. Maybe I'll grab one and test it out and let you know.

    Thanks for the helpful info Victor,

    Kevin- GO WIRELESS

    I also have a wireless web program on the net, I'd like to
    maybe add these to and let my affiliates sell them along
    with our cellphones, etc.

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    Great product!

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    I've been using the 7230 for a few months now. It's tightly coupled to my MS OUtlook through the company's server interface to RIM in real time, world-wide. If you live and die by your Outlook calendar, Contacts, and Email, it's an incredible tool. it even lets me pull up names not in my personal contact list that exist in the company global address list (over 10,000 employees) so I can find people's secretaries, etc. And of course, it's a phone (with all those contact lookups built in).

    But that's about all it does - when it comes to taking notes, GPS interfaces, etc - there's a serious dearth of 3rd party apps, and even with the Java development environment, it's unlikely that many significant apps will be showing up soon. The WAP browser helps a bit, but the interface is weak, and it's notthe same as having an application running locally.

    If you're looking for a "one tool does it all" kind of thing, Blackberry is a bit shy of the mark. It's like the original Palm - it does what it does incredibly well, and that's all. On the other hand, most of the more general purpose products (Windows and Palm based) don't get the basic mail/calendar/contacts thing as well, but they are more expandable beyond those basic uses.

    No matter which way you go, what out for the data charges. There are some flat-rate programs out there that are at least worth including in your decision making process.
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