Buying advice: Cell + Organizer + more

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  1. troutfish

    troutfish New Member

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    Hello there.

    I've never been big on mobile phones (judging by my current piece, a stone-age-old Motorola V180, you will believe me that this is true) so i don't really know much about what's going on with the technology right now.

    However, since my old phossil is breaking down, and i could use a real good device for work, i'm asking for your advice.

    Things i really require:
    • Good organizer stuff. So, strong calendaring and task stuff.
    • Touchscreen & Pen
    • Gotta be possible to install additional software onto it, such as Opera Mini and PuTTy.
    • W-LAN capability

    Things i do not require, but would be good:
    • I would prefer a non-Windows OS.
    • A QWERTY keyboard would be cool, although that's not THAT important in the end.
    • Would be nice to use it as an MP3 player as well.

    Can't give you a price range; I live in Switzerland and i'm not sure how to compare the prices with the current dollar situation and all.

    A friend of mine recommended me the HTC Touch. Looking at it, it doesn't look bad (except the Windows OS) - Still, i need more opinions.

    I might add some more criteria later on. :)

    Thanks a lot in advance!
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    touchscreen == ghey.

    get a blackberry.
     
  3. ///M

    ///M New Member

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    or a treo running garnet (since you said no WM)
     
  4. The R-ruh

    The R-ruh OhMyWhat?!?!

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    I agree with getting the BB. Otherwise go w/ the Treo w/ Palm OS (I'm selling my Treo 755p for Sprint if interested ;) )
     
  5. aim2kill

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    blackberry ftw
     
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    If you could substitute the touchscreen for a trackball then the Blackberry would be perfect for your needs. I'd recommend the less trendy, more business oriented models though. I picked up an 8820 instead of the Curve model and am very happy with it. It might just be me but I feel it has a much faster response and load times compared to the Pearl or Curve just out of the box, before any "tweaks".

    I currently run the latest version of Opera Mini and like it. I also have many other freeware applications that run very well. I use Google Maps (mobile) almost everyday completely free. IM programs, GPS, plays music, video, pictures, Bluetooth, WiFi, full QWERTY, etc.
     
  7. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    after tweaks my pearl is amazing.

    my curve was great except for the shitty at&t network. Now that Sprint has the curve, I'll probably replace my 2nd phone with that and move my pearl from business to personal.

    I don't like the 8820. The curve is a little smaller, and has a camera. I also dislike the keyboard on the 8820.
     
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    The keys on the 8820 are closer together compared to the Curve. Takes some getting used to. After a week or so of texting and internet posting I got used to it. If you've got big hands and fingers it probably would be a hassle.

    If you need a camera for whatever reason then the 8820 won't do it, unless you tote around a digital camera or something. It's not a priority for me personally.

    You can pretty much tweak all the Blackberry's, if you didn't already know. That's why I was so intrigued to get one. It's more like my laptop than any of my previous phones. It just needs a bigger screen and a mouse hah.
     
  9. The R-ruh

    The R-ruh OhMyWhat?!?!

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    please explain what you mean by "tweaks"
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    delete all the shit you'll never use. frees up lots of memory and the device runs smoother.
     
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    WiseOne roter Teufel

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    Touch FTW
     
  12. ///M

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    :ugh:
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    inorite
     
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    WiseOne roter Teufel

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    it is mad better after the update :o
     

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