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Old 01-27-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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I had a razor that took a dump on me and did not qualify for the rebates on a new phone so i picked one up off of ebay. A blackberry 8703. I did not concider myself technically challenged until now.

I think this thing might brew for me if I knew what button to push
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:17 PM   #2
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Ha..welcome to Crack. Once you get adjusted youll love it. Not trying to start a flame war, but i equate Blackberry to the Anti-Windows Mobile device. They just work. I was always messing with my Windows Mobile devices to work right, constant reboots, etc.

I have the Storm and love it. Its quick and can do a ton of stuff.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:27 PM   #3
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Blackberry is ok.

I was wildly underwhelmed however given the raging winds
of Blackberry followers.

I returned mine, too expensive for the data plan!
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:39 PM   #4
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Not sure what you're using for email - but if you are a Windows jockey & using Outlook - consider signing up with a company called Link2Exchange:
Hosted Exchange Business Email with Mobile Sync by Link2Exchange

They will host your BES for a fixed monthly fee, and allow you to synchronize email, contacts, and calendars, as if you were sitting at your desktop. Great for the small business person who wants a more powerful email solution than the standard Blackberry WebClient.

It's also worthwhile to sign up with the Blackberry users forum & get a tip of the day type of email & easy access to a group of fellow BB users.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:32 PM   #5
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If you work in a corporate environment, they may already have BES running on Exchange servers. Inquire with your IT department.
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:33 AM   #6
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+1 for the user forums. I have a Pearl, and did all sorts of tweaking to it based on posts. You'll quickly become addicted.

 
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:07 AM   #7
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I have the Storm and love it. Its quick and can do a ton of stuff.
Hell Yeah! Have you had any problems with yours bugeater? I got mine with the first shipment and haven't had any lag or other problems that others have complained about.

I know I functioned before I got my Blackberry... but I don't know how I did it. It truly is a Crackberry!
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:20 AM   #8
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I lived by my BB Curve until I got an iPhone. Yes, it's hooked up to our Exchange Server at work and push's email, calendar and contacts, too.

The only reason I switched is because of the Apps (Applications). This is a game changer. Once I fully understood what Apps were and how they worked, it was a no brainer. Other people in the office have the new Bold and love it, but it ain't got the thousands of Apps to make the phone an actual multifunction device and mini computer.

I have a VNC App that let's me dial into my home computer from the iPhone and see and control the screen of my home computer in real time from the iPhone. Pretty cool...

 
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Hell Yeah! Have you had any problems with yours bugeater? I got mine with the first shipment and haven't had any lag or other problems that others have complained about.

I know I functioned before I got my Blackberry... but I don't know how I did it. It truly is a Crackberry!
Nope..no problems at all. Love the Storm.

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I lived by my BB Curve until I got an iPhone. Yes, it's hooked up to our Exchange Server at work and push's email, calendar and contacts, too.

The only reason I switched is because of the Apps (Applications). This is a game changer. Once I fully understood what Apps were and how they worked, it was a no brainer. Other people in the office have the new Bold and love it, but it ain't got the thousands of Apps to make the phone an actual multifunction device and mini computer.

I have a VNC App that let's me dial into my home computer from the iPhone and see and control the screen of my home computer in real time from the iPhone. Pretty cool...
I understand the iPhone has a host of apps, but when it comes to useful apps Blackberry sets the bar for business productivity and now the new OS adds lots of media tools and social networking apps, and other apps to make it more personal. I am not bashing Apple in the least. I am a loyal Mac user. But i can do everything I need to do on my Blackberry and more, including connect to the office via VPN and control a desktop or server. I have browsed the iTunes app store for apps for my iPod Touch and while there are some useful apps, most just look "Neat" but don't have a lot of practical use.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:57 AM   #10
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I'm pretty sure RIM is coming out with a similar app store for the storm (maybe BB's in general?), this spring comes to mind.

I'm sure once that gets out there there will be a whole slew of apps just as awesome (and retarded) as on the iphone.
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