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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2008, 13:22
Y'know - it is helpful, but not essential. I can think of one occasion during recruiting when it would have been helpful to have a blackberry. Otherwise, they seem to tempt towards the bad. I have seen people looking at their BBerry during recruiting events, which is really bad form.

You can happily live without the temptation, and not miss anything really. If you have the money to run one and like them, then do so by all means. From my side I had never had one before, and will wait till someone forces one upon me. What I don't know won't hurt me, and all that.
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2008, 14:24
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http://hoi-sta.blogspot.com is my video blog (not b-school related) and all using mobile phones since Jan 2006 (2 years ago i had a phone capable of recording TV quality video)


You had a 3 CCD camera phone capable of recording at 480x720 at 30 fps that also didn't suffer from chroma subsampling?



no tv quality is not DVD quality ;) TV (VGA (640 x 480) effectively but yes 30fps bhut with sub sampling (4:2:0). Anyway, point is, it fits in my pocket so is darn convenient and does what a blackberry does + more. Anyway, i`ll reverse the question.. Why blackberry? why not another device with same capabilities? or is it a case of unaware of the options or is it that there is you can't get hold of other options easily in the USA?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_N82 is my current phone with exchange support installed. Automatic e-mail retrieval on as well, so it will just go and pull my e-mail automatically. Don`t need to pay for the blackberry `push` service.
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2008, 07:43
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An exchange capable phone is probably the best option in most cases. I actually get message faster wirelessly on my PDA than I do on my laptop, even when it is physically plugged into the network. Blackberries work as well, but users need to purchase some additional software (an enterprise license or something) and have the help desk register their devices. And I believe that many carriers charge more for blackberry data plans on top of normal internet access plans.

So either would work equally well, but an exchange capable windows mobile device would be cheaper. I have the Motorola Q9c and it's the best phone I've had in a while. I'm kind of a gadget freak, and I've had about a dozen different pda phones over the last couple of years, and this is the best by far. Of course, you should probably check with computing services at the school in question to see what platforms they support.



What am I looking for with computing services to see if they support the Q9c? I like the phone, it seems to do what I want, and is a good price.

What is exchange? :-D

Pardon my ignorance. Thanks!
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2008, 08:46
Exchange is the microsoft (I think - Outlook uses it anyway) mail server technology.

As for the other thing, I have no idea. I am resisting a blackberry until someone forces one into my hand, or necessity prevails (certain tri-state places don't get certain networks - it will be a while before that becomes a stress point on my life I expect!)

I wonder how many years I can go without a blackberry or similar...
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2008, 10:38
Yeah, that's right. Microsoft Exchange. It's part of their server software, and most big companies use it (I guess there are a few Lotus Notes holdouts). So anyhow, exchange is the email system, and if your school uses it, a Windows Mobile device will interface directly with the server. For me, that means I receive emails wirelessly on my handheld before they pop up on my computer, even if I'm hard-plugged into the system at school. It also means that if I send or respond to an email on my handheld, it's reflected on my computer as well. If I delete a message in one place, it's gone from the other - so you don't have to repeat tasks and keep track of two separate things.

Coordinating email is really useful, especially if you're away from school (say for recruiting) for a few days. The other thing is that you can coordinate your calendar (Outlook) with your computer as well as any school calendars. So, we have a master calender here that lists all the events - I can have those automatically synced with my handheld. This helps a lot when you are, for example, running around New York meeting with 15 firms in 4 days and there are last-minute changes.
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2008, 18:46
Blackberry's server went down on monday for 3 hours i heard :shock:
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2008, 19:05
pelihu wrote:
Yeah, that's right. Microsoft Exchange. It's part of their server software, and most big companies use it (I guess there are a few Lotus Notes holdouts). So anyhow, exchange is the email system, and if your school uses it, a Windows Mobile device will interface directly with the server. For me, that means I receive emails wirelessly on my handheld before they pop up on my computer, even if I'm hard-plugged into the system at school. It also means that if I send or respond to an email on my handheld, it's reflected on my computer as well. If I delete a message in one place, it's gone from the other - so you don't have to repeat tasks and keep track of two separate things.

Coordinating email is really useful, especially if you're away from school (say for recruiting) for a few days. The other thing is that you can coordinate your calendar (Outlook) with your computer as well as any school calendars. So, we have a master calender here that lists all the events - I can have those automatically synced with my handheld. This helps a lot when you are, for example, running around New York meeting with 15 firms in 4 days and there are last-minute changes.


what phones u suggest ?
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2008, 21:51
Oz,

Check out this page for windows-based smartphones.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/ ... fault.mspx
Variants of each model are available on different carriers e.g. Motorola Q9 is Q9c on Sprint, Q Global on AT&T and so on.
FYI, Sprint currently has an awesome deal for $30 including 500 mins & unlimited data.
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2008, 06:04
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FYI, Sprint currently has an awesome deal for $30 including 500 mins & unlimited data.


Are you sure? That is a rediculously good deal. Where do you see it?

What about the Palm Cento?
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2008, 13:43
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FYI, Sprint currently has an awesome deal for $30 including 500 mins & unlimited data.


Are you sure? That is a rediculously good deal. Where do you see it?
What about the Palm Cento?


It's called the Sprint SERO plan. Started as an employee only plan but is now open to everyone. They have the Centro as well as other PDA phones through this deal. Of course, 2-yr contract is needed.

http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?t=526998
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2008, 20:18
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FYI, Sprint currently has an awesome deal for $30 including 500 mins & unlimited data.


Are you sure? That is a rediculously good deal. Where do you see it?

What about the Palm Cento?

im on the SERO plan. when i signed up they gave unlimited text messages too.
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2008, 08:31
whats the feedback on PALM

Now they offer Palm OS or Windows mobile

what do u say folks

http://www.palm.com/us/products/smartphones/
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2008, 09:12
Cant imagine it being a true must have
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2008, 23:01
Palm OS is effectively licensed from Access (Japanese company).

Q4 2007 figures :-

Symbian had a 65% share of worldwide converged device shipments, ahead of Microsoft on 12% and RIM on 11%. By region, Symbian led in APAC and EMEA with 85% and 80% shares respectively, while in North America RIM was the clear leader on 42%, ahead of Apple on 27% and Microsoft at 21%.

Palm OS isn't even on the radar
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2008, 11:31
Be glad you dont have one!
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2008, 17:16
I want a device which combines this screen technology like this :- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmaX8owAsfM
with this type of modular design :- http://www.modumobile.com/
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2008, 18:43
I will stay with the iPhone, it does everything a blackberry does (one can argue about the type speed though) and the other applications are just amazing, and I'll not have to carry an iPhone together.

I've already syncronized mine with my iMAC and it's working perfectly, I'm in Love...
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2009, 18:49
Bumpin' an old thread. I'm deciding on either a Blackberry Curve or 8830 for Manhattan. Probably going to go with the Sprint Simply Everything Plan. Anyone have any suggestions/comments on Sprint coverage in New York City?
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2009, 20:56
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Bumpin' an old thread. I'm deciding on either a Blackberry Curve or 8830 for Manhattan. Probably going to go with the Sprint Simply Everything Plan. Anyone have any suggestions/comments on Sprint coverage in New York City?


I don't know much about Sprint, but I have Verizon and I get service everywhere above ground, and even below ground when the 1 pulls into 72nd street (if I have a message waiting, it never fails to come through at that stop).
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Re: blackberry [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2009, 21:00
Sprint's simply everything plan is an amazing deal... don't get the curve that's old as hell. i don't believe the 8900 is available on the sprint and the 8300 series is sooo old. If you're going with sprint get the PALM PRE. It's truly amazing.

I'm going to get a new phone wiht AT&T soon and can't decide whether or not I should splurge on a blackberry bold now or wait until the blackberry onyx comes out later this year. sigh
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