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    Looking to buy my first smart phone. The plethora of processes and software programs for syncing various smartphones with my Mac Powerbook G4 has my head spinning. Here are my needs:

    I use a Mac Powerbook G4 running OS 10.4.11
    I wish to stay with Verizon (good service in my area)
    I use Entourage for email (Office for Mac 2004)
    I use Palm 4.2.1 for my calendar and contacts

    I want good phone performance, my contacts and calendar at my finger tips and the ability to check email and web sites. Music and all the other ancillary functions are not of value to me.

    Later this Fall, I expect to buy a Ford Fusion with Sync - but simply achieving hands free via bluetooth in the car would be sufficient. Other synchronization in the car isn't a high priority for me.

    I am realizing that I may need to do some manual keying to combine my email data (currently in Entourage) with my addresses and phone list (currently in Palm). Before I embark on what might be a sizable task, I am desperate for advice re which OS (and consequently which smartphone) will be best for me.

    Bear in mind that I am coming from a circa 1999 Motorola Star Tac which has been my most reliable and favorite mobile device for a decade - it unfortunately met its death in a lake yesterday. Hence I also need advice sort of asap...

    Thanks in advance for anything anyone can offer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by filmmaker View Post
    Looking to buy my first smart phone. The plethora of processes and software programs for syncing various smartphones with my Mac Powerbook G4 has my head spinning. Here are my needs:

    I use a Mac Powerbook G4 running OS 10.4.11
    I wish to stay with Verizon (good service in my area)
    I use Entourage for email (Office for Mac 2004)
    I use Palm 4.2.1 for my calendar and contacts

    I want good phone performance, my contacts and calendar at my finger tips and the ability to check email and web sites. Music and all the other ancillary functions are not of value to me.

    Later this Fall, I expect to buy a Ford Fusion with Sync - but simply achieving hands free via bluetooth in the car would be sufficient. Other synchronization in the car isn't a high priority for me.

    I am realizing that I may need to do some manual keying to combine my email data (currently in Entourage) with my addresses and phone list (currently in Palm). Before I embark on what might be a sizable task, I am desperate for advice re which OS (and consequently which smartphone) will be best for me.

    Bear in mind that I am coming from a circa 1999 Motorola Star Tac which has been my most reliable and favorite mobile device for a decade - it unfortunately met its death in a lake yesterday. Hence I also need advice sort of asap...

    Thanks in advance for anything anyone can offer...
    Well if you are using the Palm Desktop and you are with Verizon a good phone to get is the Centro. If you are concerned about it's size you may want to see if you can get a Palm Treo 755p for the same price. Either will not let you down as far as your data goes. you may want to find a Ford support page to make sure that the Palm OS phones are supported with Verizon. The Sprint Treo 755p and Centro are both supported.

    Good luck!
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