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Advice needed on mobile internet device

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by jessekb, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. jessekb

    jessekb New Member

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    I already posted this in the Wireless Data and Internet forum, but haven't received any responses. I will be using this device mainly in Boston and New York City, so I'm my question here.

    I'm looking for some advice here. I run a website but do a lot of traveling and and would like to be able to update my site without needing to have my laptop with me at all times. So I'm looking for a wireless PDA or smartphone device that will allow me to access the internet (at broadband-level speeds) to update my site through the php forms we use. This means the device needs to have as full a browser as possible, like internet explorer or mozilla, so that it can access and submit information through these php forms. I would also like to use the device as my primary cell phone.

    I currently have standard cellular service through Verizon, and in the best case scenario would like to stay with them to avoid the $150 early cancellation charge. As far as I can tell, however, Verizon only provides broadband access for the Audiovox XV6600 and therefore am not completely wedded to them -- especially if other services provide broadband access for more inexpensive devices.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. twopiece

    twopiece D'oh!!
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    When you say you need a full browser, a sub notebook (3-4lbs) comes to mind. I haven't heard of anyone updating a web site via PDA.
     
  3. jessekb

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    well, it's not a full update. more like updating a blog through web-based php forms. I have heard of people doing that through devices like the sidkick, but i need something faster than that.
     
  4. proud2bamerican8

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    Both Sprint and Verizon are just beginning to roll out EV-DO service (broadband with 300-500kbps avg speeds) on their networks and EV-DO devices in your area as we speak. Since you do not like Verizon's current offering, the 6600, I suggest you wait until both of these companies have had a chance to roll out more of a variety of devices that you can choose from. Jumping too soon into a device that you will be basically stuck with for 1 1/2 (Sprint) to 2 years (Verizon) before you can upgrade, is a good reason to wait a few months. (As good a reason as I can think of ).
     
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