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    I am leaning toward purchasing a BB 8703e over the Moto Q because of all the user/professional reviews I have seen. Any thoughts?
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    out of curiousity, why not the Curve?
    Blackberry Pearl (AT&T), Apple 3G iPhone,
    owned and used: Treo 750 (WM5, Cingular)
    T680 unlocked (T-Mo), T700wx, T700w, T650, T600
    ppc6600, i730, htc mogul, BB Bold, Curve
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    I use Verizon Wireless - I don't think they carry the curve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkahn144 View Post
    I use Verizon Wireless - I don't think they carry the curve.
    They don't - and, IMO, the Curve is almost too small. That kb is little once you see and touch the thing. Anyway, you mentioned the Q and "professional" in your first thread. I have had a Q since they came out at Sprint in January. Overall, I like it much better than the previous T650 I had. As a phone, it is arguably the best of all PDA's. Since MOL 3, I have had few problems with it. My biggest gripe is the keyboard - I need to do email on the Q for business and typing more than a few lines gets cumbersome, IMO. Lots of skipping and lagging. And the Q is just not necessarily considered a "professional" device - most business professionals I run in to have BB's or Treo's - mainly BB's. So, I got me a Mogul last week because I could not justify the $40/mo BB data plan on Sprint (I am own a small consulting company, so the money comes out of my pocket one way or the other!). I LOVE the Mogul's keyboard - such a joy to type on. I like WM6 also - having Office on the device is pretty sweet. But, there is a lot on this device that I don't really need. I am back to why did I spend $300 and open another line that I don't need in order to get a better kb?

    Oh, I digress....... The BB is rock solid and works - if you can afford the data plan. I personally like the 8830 better than the 87xx's. However, you may look at the new Q9 at VZW. I am now thinking about returning the Mogul and waiting on this Q to hit Sprint in (hopefully) November. But, you can't go wrong with a BB.
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    correct.....definitely look at the 8800 series if you want a larger keyboard. they're fine devices and they work.
    Blackberry Pearl (AT&T), Apple 3G iPhone,
    owned and used: Treo 750 (WM5, Cingular)
    T680 unlocked (T-Mo), T700wx, T700w, T650, T600
    ppc6600, i730, htc mogul, BB Bold, Curve
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    I heard that it is not wise to get any BB without a data plan (meaning a pay as you go kinda thing) because it's always looking to download updates/etc. You therefore incur charges even when you're not surfing the net or downloading emails. Anyone have any experiences with this?

    I will use the BB as a phone with calendar, tasks, and notes features. I will not need it for anything beyond that.

    Still a wise choice.
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    Not IMO, go with a Q if email/data is not important.
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    I heard the Q is unstable though and the battery life is horrendous. Why would I go with this?

    Also, in terms of the BB, if I go with a pay-as-you-go data plan, supposedly you still get charged data charges because of BB updates, etc. I would not touch the email or internet features though. Is this true?
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    My Q is not unstable since the latest update - and I have an extended battery, so that is a mute point to me. However, you are not using data, so I don't think battery would be a big concern. My point is why carry that thick device around for tasks and notes? Seems like overkill - particularly since you are getting a device that was primarily made for email and you are not using that feature.

    Again, just my opinion, you do what feels right to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkahn144 View Post
    I use Verizon Wireless - I don't think they carry the curve.

    try the 8830 then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkahn144 View Post
    I would not touch the email or internet features though. Is this true?
    Why would you consider a Blackberry then?
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    I don't use internet or email, but I use a treo. Same difference no? I understand what the devices are designed for, but some want a nice PIM and calendar app in one device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadman View Post
    I don't use internet or email, but I use a treo. Same difference no? I understand what the devices are designed for, but some want a nice PIM and calendar app in one device.
    No it isn't the same, you can't get the BB without some sort of data plan and if you want a nice PIM/Calendar the BB would be a poor choice. Its PIM apps aren't even as good as the ones built into the PalmOS Treo and there a several excellent 3rd party PIM apps available for theTreo (I like Keysuite). There are also many other 3rd party apps available for PalmOS that are unrelated to its phone/data capabilities (e.g. Pocket Quicken). Stand alone PalmOS devices existed long before the Treo was available. Plenty of people carrying a Palm device and a cellphone would benefit from replacing them both with a single device.

    OTOH The Blackberry is basically a corporate mobile email device. It started life as a two way pager. The PIM stuff was added later followed much later by the phone stuff. Decent color screens and all the other consumer stuff is even more recent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADGrant View Post
    No it isn't the same, you can't get the BB without some sort of data plan and if you want a nice PIM/Calendar the BB would be a poor choice. Its PIM apps aren't even as good as the ones built into the PalmOS Treo and there a several excellent 3rd party PIM apps available for theTreo (I like Keysuite). There are also many other 3rd party apps available for PalmOS that are unrelated to its phone/data capabilities (e.g. Pocket Quicken). Stand alone PalmOS devices existed long before the Treo was available. Plenty of people carrying a Palm device and a cellphone would benefit from replacing them both with a single device.

    OTOH The Blackberry is basically a corporate mobile email device. It started life as a two way pager. The PIM stuff was added later followed much later by the phone stuff. Decent color screens and all the other consumer stuff is even more recent.
    True. I like the weight of the BB, but I don't like the contacts app or the phone quality of the device(s). I know they have improved, but my brother has a BB from work on ATT and has a razr with Verizon (personal). His BB is only for email. He refuses to use it as a phone so work reimburses him.

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