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Some expert advice please.

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by bartelsse, May 17, 2008.

  1. bartelsse

    bartelsse Junior Member
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    I have been thinking for a while that I want to try the PDA/SmartPhone market out again so what ever phone I do decide to go with it will be with no upgrade I would pay the higher end price. I have put a list together of devices I am considering switching to. I am also looking into getting the best deal (lowest price possible) for what ever I switch to. So here is the list.
    1. Palm® Centro™
    2. BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8130
    3. BlackBerry® Curve™ 8330

    I also want to protect any investment so any advice will be helpful.
     
  2. AnthroMatt

    AnthroMatt Big Meanie
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    The Centro will allow you to use a regular Power Vision plan for data, and it is the only Sprint PDA device capable of "real" picture mail (you need to use email and attach the pictures on all the other devices). I do not think it can do GPS.

    The two Blackberries require the $30 BB plan (includes unlimited text, data, and navigation), so your costs may go up. I would always take a QWERTY over suretype (Pearl).

    If you are currently paying close to $30 for data/SMS add-ons, then the $30 for the BB plan won't be tough to stomach.

    If the cost is no object, I would take the Curve over the other two. That is my preference, but BB's have a rock solid OS and are very reliable. The BB's also have battery life that is as good as any phone Sprint sells, PDA or not, which is phenomenal when you consider the push email requires a lot of data connect time. The Centro is the cheapest if you are paying full price. It will probably suit your needs just fine, and might be the smarter choice in that it will save you money and do everything you need it too, without having to change your Vision plan.
     
  3. bartelsse

    bartelsse Junior Member
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    Thanks for the response I had already knew about the BB $30 add on. I have played with 2 out of the 3 devices the pearl & the centro they were both nice but the pearl seemed to overall performer plus it has GPS unlike the centro.
     

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