Blackberry 8820 or AT&T 8525?

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  1. jjb5730

    jjb5730 New Member

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    Currently in the market for a new phone. Trying to make a decision between these two phones with AT&T. Any suggestions, comments, or experienced would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    sprint mogul.
     
  3. jjb5730

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    sorry have to have AT&T only service that works in all the areas I travel.
     
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    anyone have anything...i'm mainly concerned with Windows Moblile vs. Blackberry
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    I have never been to an area where at&t worked better than a cdma carrier.
     
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    You obviously don't get out much.
     
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    Windows Mobile > Blackberry

    I'm played with a lot of Blackberry's, but not this particular model, and they all seem to function quite the same. Crappy, if you're using it for anything other than email.

    Windows Mobile is extremely user friendly, works with Exchange servers seamlessly, etc.

    And if you're not using this as a business device, get an iPhone.
     
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    Agree..he obviously doesn't

    No need it for work..we use an exchange server, so either will work....iPhone no good for email and texting to me...just never used a blackberry other than for my previous job but its functions were locked except for necessities so not sure about its OS
     
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    Seattle, Portland, Eugene, Medford, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Scottsdale, Ocala, Johnson City, etc. Everywhere I go the CDMA carriers beat out the gsm carriers for call quality and signal.
     
  10. jjb5730

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    well buddy....you've never been to the south or the east coast...not the same as in the ole west
     
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    yea. new york and florida are hardcore west coast y0
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    Shit, that's a good one! Considering GSM has 2.2 Billion subscribers world wide and CDMA only has 350mill that's funny. Nokia doesn't even make CDMA devices anymore since it's a dieing technology.
     
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    The R-ruh OhMyWhat?!?!

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    CDMA call quality IS superior to GSM and has an overall greater footprint in the US.
     
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    In europe, yes. But in North America, no. CDMA > GSM in North America.
     
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    Blackberry 4 OS > any Windows Mobile
     
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    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (8925: HTC-8900/1.2 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; IEMobile 7.6) UP.Link/6.3.0.0.0)

    only not
     
  17. BlackWRX02

    BlackWRX02 OTs Cingular Guru

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    depends on what you want to do with it.

    Windows is much more expandable as far as third part apps. I just started using an 8820 and a few things I dont like about it...

    - Keyboard is pure shit. Its impossible to type on
    - Battery life has been all over the place. Some days its great, some it sucks
    - I use the "today" theme and sometimes my message preview gets stuck and even if I delete the message it shows on the today message preview. Have to remove the battery and reboot to get it to go away.
    - Can't confirm, but have heard that the WiFi only works with certain apps like the browswer, but not 3rd party stuff. Will test it out though....

    if you have an exchange server, just go Windows. Look at the tilt instead of teh 8525 though. 85's have quite a few software issues. If you are set on a BB, look at the new curve, unless you need WiFi
     
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    gonna go with the Tilt...currently use a BB 8700 for work...hate the BB os...supposed to be the email machine...sucks with email i think...unless the 8820 is different, and i don't think its changed any.....gonna stick with the tilt
     
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    Let me know how that goes...i am also weighing buying a tilt.
     
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    Good choice, I love mine...

    Also, don't waste your time with the TeleNav. If you have no cell reception, you have no maps. :rant:

    Besides, Google Maps does the same thing for free (minus Points of Interest)
     
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    Does the gps still work with google maps if you dont pay for the telenav package?
     
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    I've been wondering this for a while.
     
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    yes it will still work. You only need the telenav plan if you are going to use the application.
     
  24. neonwheels

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    Yes.

    You can also pay for any other program as well. Including TomTom.
     
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    Analog :mamoru:



    AT&T GSM spectrum=59mhz
    Verizon Spectrum=42mhz
     

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