[Cialug] And now for something...completely different.
jerry at heiselman.com
Sat Jan 3 19:53:16 CST 2009
I've got the Blackberry 8830 World Edition. It works very well and
doesn't appear to be crippled in anyway. The 3G network is very nice
and has great coverage in Des Moines. Not as fast as it could be, but
better than 1x.
The phone itself is nice, but this one isn't really a consumer model,
so its missing the camera and the headphone jack is the standard one
for mobile phones and not a standard 3.5mm jack. That's quite annoying
since it supports stereo output and has a decent MP3 decoder.
Syncing really sucks on Linux and Mac. I assume that the Windows
syncing works better since that is where RIM spends all their money. I
do use Google Apps for my domain and the calendar/contacts syncing
works really well. Gmail through the Blackberry service isn't very
good though, so I would recommend the Gmail application if you do use
their services. Otherwise, IMAP and POP3 work just great.
On 1/3/09, Tim Berneman <tim at netconx.net> wrote:
> Does anyone have any comments (good or bad) on the Blackberry phones and/or
> *gasp* WindowsCE phones - especially with USCellular? After a freakish
> bathroom mishap I must replace my 8yr old palm pilot and I've wanted to
> combine my palm and phone for a long time now. Even more freakish...my wife
> is letting me upgrade!
> USCellular only carries 6-8 of these types of phones and I'm trying to make
> an informed decision before I commit. I've heard Blackberries internet
> access is faster than the WinCE devices. I really like the HTC6800 because
> of the touch screen, the bigger sliding horizontal keyboard, and syncing my
> contacts and notes from my email program and it's WiFi ability. USCellular
> doesn't have the blackberry storm yet but it's "in testing" right now and
> I'd like to hear anybody's experience with that or any other Blackberry as
> Hopefully there's more informed gadget geeks out there than me and I'd
> welcome your input.
> Tim :o]
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