Time for a phone

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  1. UUilliam

    UUilliam TPF Noob!

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    I need a little help with Purchasing a new phone...
    I simply cannot decide which to go for,,,
    Blackberry Bold
    Blackberry Curve 8900
    Blackberry Curve 8520

    What I'm looking for:

    Something that will impress the girlies :)
    Internet browsing
    Email
    WiFi
    No need for 3G as uk cannot use 3G anyway...
    Can phone
    Has full qwerty keyboard
    uses Micro SD
    GPS / Sat nav
    Basically they all fit the brief...
    I like the look of the bold most as it is more sleak
    But I like the 8900 as it doesn't have 3G thus less battery being used
    and i just cant decide between the 8520 which is the same with the exception of the little track ball, the 8520 has an optical track pad instead.

    The 8520 doesn' have the gps or satnav though... and with me getting a car soon, it would come in handy if it had gps satnav

    im thinking going with the 8900 i think...
    The camera ofcourse doesn't matter to me but would be good to have in place of a compact i suppose.
     
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    clarinetJWD The Naked Spammer Staff Member

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    My roommate has a G1, and loves it. The only problem is that T-Mobile in our area sucks, so he doesn't get service at home. But as a testament to how much he likes it, he's looking at unlocking it to go on AT&T without data until some other carrier gets an Android based phone, because he doesn't want anything else.
     
  3. UUilliam

    UUilliam TPF Noob!

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    updated post.
     
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    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    Not on your list, but the HTC Touch or Touch Pro is my recommendation.
     
  5. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    :lmao:

    I see that your priorites are properly in order...lol. The ability to actually call people on it is #6...:lmao:
     
  6. UUilliam

    UUilliam TPF Noob!

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    Tbh i wouldn't mind if it couldn't call... Aslong as it had internet... i could download a VoIP application and use that ;')
    and yup #1 is priority #2 shud actually be the keyboard then everything else as is :p
     
  7. Jaszek

    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    +2 for HTC Touch Pro
    I have it. Its everything you need in a phone. Also you have an actual GPS antenna in the phone so you dont use data for GPS (good for those without unlimited data plans). Keyboard and everything is great. The 3G can be turned off. I flash custom roms to it and it runs better than my netbook :p
     
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    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't think I'd ever want to go out with a girl that was impressed by a mobile phone. A girl impressed by a 300mm F2.8 IS L lens, now thats another matter !
     
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    ottor No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just my .02 cents... I got a Blackberry Storm.... Returned it. The ability to access the Internet is extremely overrated on these small screens.. Not only is it a pain to navigate, but there are some (lots) of web pages that just won't load on one of those.. Pic's are extremely small, even on the large screen of a Blackberry, and eventhough you have a full keyboard, it's just difficult...

    Unless you need a "Computer" phone, (databases, huge contact lists, etc), I'd stay away from them ... You'll save yourself some bucks, and frustration..

    r
     
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    Problem with Blackberry's OS is it's one of the last of the old generation. Apple's OS, Android, and WebOS (Palm Pre) all have significantly better browser. I can't speak for everybody, but I use the internet all the time on my iPhone.
     
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    ottor No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That's good to hear ..! Then - my opinion would be to ... stay away from Blackberries specifically !! :lol:
     
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    Stay away from DingleBerries!

    +1 more for the Touch Pro

    ~Michael~
     

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