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Old 03-12-2009, 03:58 PM
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Hello Team-

Work is moving us onto some sort of email capable phone...and I've got mixed emotions about this, but I think it'll be good for the business, which is good for me. Anyways- We're going with verizion stuff- Anyone have anything opinions on brand, easiest to use--especailly for those people without really small thumbs? Blackberry? Motorolla? Samsung?

Thanks guys for any thoughts
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iPhone

You can download a nice free app "Easy Writer the makes the keyboard the size of the whole screen
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Ditto FASTFJR, there. The touch screen with down loadable apps will make it easier to type -- ONLY IF you are doing short, limited typing stuff. For that it is going to be hard to be the iPhone right now.

If you are expecting your smart phone to be something of a little computer keyboard in your hands that you will use for typing lots of details into, a phone with a full text keyboard is the way to go.Even better, I suggest one of those new micor-mini 1/4-size laptops with an air-card. I really think the whole texting from a cell phone thing is seriously over rated. Fun as all hell to do on a train when you need to kill a couple of hours, but for the real world, voice (telephone) and email (computer keyboard).
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I got me a HTC touch pro, just because we have sprint and my big thumbs...
Verizon is the same technology as Sprint CDMA (I think) and AT&T is GSMA(or the other way around). Bottom line you can't use I-phones on the sprint or verizon networks....

The HTC touch pro has a full qwerty keyboard. I will tell you that is a little bit thick, but overall I really like it.

The full keyboard is really good when typing text msg and some email... but eyeball said...do not expect to have your PC key boar at your fingers....


PS:sorry for misspelling.. no spell check on this PC yet

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You can also try using a stylus. One of those solid plastic things like a knitting needle.
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You can also try using a stylus. One of those solid plastic things like a knitting needle.

That's so 90's
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The Simpsons: "The fingers you have used to dial are too fat. To obtain a special dialing wand, please mash the key pad with your palm, now."

I like my BB Curve, but the keys are small and close together. Go to a VZW store and check out what "fits" best.
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My company does the analytics research for Apple. The iPhone is cool but just that cool. It is a good two years aways from catching RIM (Blackberry) in the business sector. Guess what the Apple guys use?? That's right; Crackberry's.

My personal $.02 is to get a BB Curve. Even with big ass thumbs you will be nailing out emails/texts like a pro (with spell check so you don't have to know all the LOL, ROFLMAO, BRB, crap). The additional apps are also sweet like maps. The GPS thing is pretty handy...
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Originally Posted by Mersiles View Post
My company does the analytics research for Apple. The iPhone is cool but just that cool. It is a good two years aways from catching RIM (Blackberry) in the business sector. Guess what the Apple guys use?? That's right; Crackberry's.

My personal $.02 is to get a BB Curve. Even with big ass thumbs you will be nailing out emails/texts like a pro (with spell check so you don't have to know all the LOL, ROFLMAO, BRB, crap). The additional apps are also sweet like maps. The GPS thing is pretty handy...
got to be careful with apps. My bberry crapped out, insurance guy sends me a new one, exact same model, I couldn't use any apps the damn thing was so slow. There must have been a software update on the one I had and the insurance folks got all the cheap ones to give away to guys like me. I'm sure theres an easy way of looking at the software version and I"m gonna be careful next time. I like fast and its hard going backwards.
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got to be careful with apps. My bberry crapped out, insurance guy sends me a new one, exact same model, I couldn't use any apps the damn thing was so slow. There must have been a software update on the one I had and the insurance folks got all the cheap ones to give away to guys like me. I'm sure theres an easy way of looking at the software version and I"m gonna be careful next time. I like fast and its hard going backwards.

Do the update thing (sorry I dont know what they call it). You can go forward and backward on versions if needed. Chances are you have an old embedded OS version that needs to be updated with the more current apps.

I have not seen this personally but a few people at work complained about the same until they did an update.
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I love my Palm TREO 680. I'm also anxious to try the Palm Pre:

http://ces.cnet.com/8301-19167_1-101...in-col;reviews

If you don't yet realize the iPhone sucks, read this:

http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=iphone
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Originally Posted by Mersiles View Post
Do the update thing (sorry I dont know what they call it). You can go forward and backward on versions if needed. Chances are you have an old embedded OS version that needs to be updated with the more current apps.

I have not seen this personally but a few people at work complained about the same until they did an update.
I'll look into that...
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Originally Posted by CopyKat View Post

If you don't yet realize the iPhone sucks, read this:

http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=iphone







From that website, the iPhone:


Screen turns into a smudgy piece of shit after a few minutes of use:




Touch screens were tried long before the iPhone and abandoned for this very reason.


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Can't use iPhone with vz. And just don't get a bb pearl if you have big thumbs.
Sent via my iPhone
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Thanks guys--GRUNT-- jesus christ my thumbs aren't that big!!...but do they make a jitter bug with email capabilities??

I have an itouch-- which is fun and great but the typing sort of blows as far as I can tell- all research is showing go with the crackberry curve at this point, my only problem is that its going to have to live in my pocket, I can't deal with stuff hanging from my belt

you guys rock!
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Originally Posted by bencashen View Post
Thanks guys--GRUNT-- jesus christ my thumbs aren't that big!!...but do they make a jitter bug with email capabilities??

I have an itouch-- which is fun and great but the typing sort of blows as far as I can tell- all research is showing go with the crackberry curve at this point, my only problem is that its going to have to live in my pocket, I can't deal with stuff hanging from my belt

you guys rock!
If your gonna keep it in your pocket, you better get used to locking the keypad. If you holster it, the holster locks it automatically.
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Thanks Mike-- thats what I figured, I'm basically on the water/on boats all summer long here at work so getting it caught on a life line or having somthing get wrapped around it is pretty likely if its on my hip--
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That's so 90's
No tool is completely obsolete if it gets the job done.


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