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Very specific smartphone requirements

Discussion in 'Other Smartphones and Mobile Operating Systems' started by quebekop, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. quebekop

    quebekop New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I currently use a Sidekick II and need to upgrade. Despite lots of research I'm having a hard time deciding what to do. I have an unlimited data account in Montreal with Fido, so for sure I'll be buying an unlocked GSM phone.

    Here's what I need to do with my next phone:

    1. Checking email with Gmail, typing fairly long replies (QWERTY keypad a must), opening Word and PDF attachments, editing the Word docs and reattaching them to Gmail emails.

    2. Listening to live streaming of soccer audio commentary from a website which 'broadcasts' via WMP or Real Player.

    3. Use Bluetooth for hands-free car calling.

    If I can play MP3's, fine, take pictures, fine, use GPS, fine, but these are NOT musts. Even Wi-Fi isn't a must, as most of my usage occurs in the city and I have an unlimited data plan.

    Right now I'm strongly considering an HTC TyTN (Kaiser) or Tilt. The iPhone keyboard is too hard to type on. Is a Blackberry a reasonable option?

    All help is much appreciated!

    John
     
  2. Jay2TheRescue

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    I think you'd be happy with a TIlt...

    I can do all of that with my TIlt.

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  3. quebekop

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    Thanks for the input, Jay!

    Anyone else like to comment?

    Cheers,

    John
     
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    I assume you want a GSM phone? If so the Tilt, or unbranded version of is a good choice. I have an HTC phone similar to the Tilt and it has served me extremely well. The Samsung Blackjack or Blackjack 2, iPAQ phones, and Windows Mobile Treos are all worth a look too.
     
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    I would go with the Tilt too. It will be able to do everything you want the device to do. The BBs are not great for handling multimedia.
     
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    Thanks - I'll check those out too!
     

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