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Shintsu

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#1 11 years ago

I can't decide which I need/want. I have a RAZR right now, just the basic one (Carrier is T-Mobile) with no memory card or anything, and I like it fine. I want to be able to put reminders in for me so I don't forget things, like holidays(which I do a lot) as well as schedules for myself and possibly take notes on stuff people are saying.

I made a posting on my local Craigslist and have had two offers. One is a Blackberry 7290 that has been unlocked, but the seller says it was originally T-Mobile and that is for $100. The other is a T-Moible SDA and he wants $150. The SDA guy says that he bought a $90 1 GB Micro SD card so thats the reason for the price and put in some DST update. I worked on it a bit and he said $135 for all of it or $100 for just the phone with no memory card (And he does have all the software and cables, as does the Blackberry guy).

Would you recommend either of these two phones, a pda, or just wait and see if I get anymore offers? I'm not really sure what this stuff is worth, but $100 is about as much as I want to spend, I may go $135 on that SDA if it is really good though.




marvinmatthew

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#2 11 years ago

PDA's are on there way out. Go with the smart phone. You don't want to be carrying around two different devices with you all of the time.




y0umebednow

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#3 11 years ago

i would go with the blackberry because my friend has the SDA and let me tell u. it is thick as hell. when u put it into loose jeans u can still see it sticking out. the buttons are so small and it operates pretty slow to (reaction time when keys are pressed)




EtherLaser

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#4 11 years ago

I'm using an O2 XDA and its absolutely fine for me except for the only thing that I have to use the touch-screen keyboard to send messages but that doesn't bother me too much cause I make more calls than texts.

It's all down to your personal preference, if you want a PDA you go and get one. If not get the other it's all down to your personal opinion on them.




Shintsu

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#5 11 years ago

Yeah, that's the thing I was not liking about the SDA, it works just like my phone for entering stuff in, which takes a long time since I'm not an avid texter. And it really didn't look that big, but my phones always kinda stick out in my pockets, so I can't have it being too big. I like the QWERTY setup, but I would still talk on the phone too, and I just get the feeling that people would wanna laugh at me talking on a Blackberry, since I don't look like a businessman.

Only reason I was thinking PDA was because you can maybe find one someone bought and then ended up not using that much and they sell them cheap. Someone also told me that straight out PDAs work better than the Smartphones usually. I did see someone on my local Craigslist has listed a Palm Treo 650 that was for Cingular I think and is now unlocked. He is selling it for $150 and said because it's too complicated for his wife.

My question is, how do you use something that is unlocked if it had a different provider? I thought SIM cards had different shapes and sizes depending on their original provider. Wouldn't I have difficulty getting the features to work since I have like T-Zones and stuff? I just really don't understand what all you have to do to be able to use unlocked phones and what exactly that means to you.