I hope you dont mind ifI drop in to this conversation butI have a question: I recently purchased a BlackBerry Curve and was undecisive between a Palm or Black Berry. I dont know the difference besides Palm is touch which I like. In you're opinion, which one is the better buy? Is the Black Berry Curve 8330 the best cell phone so far by sprint? I am new to Sprint coming from Nextel for 4 years which I upgrade my i930 to Black Berry Curve. Whats the difference between Between them both?
I am incredibly happy with my BlackBerry 8830.<br><br>Let me clear some things up...first of all, there is no contract needed on the BlackBerry. If you want the BlackBerry data plan for $39.99 instead of $49.99/mo you will need to extend your contract another 2 years, but you can switch away from a blackberry at any time during those two years and not face any penalty.<br><br>Secondly, you are right about the lack of video/radio from Vision. I find the media player on the BB to be just fine though. I have the BCS game (Go Gators!) on one SD card and a bunch of songs and music videos on another.<br><br>I like the rock-solid BlackBerry OS. It cannot be beat IMO.
Yeah i am sure you can upgrade the hardware without contract if you pay full price (i've seen the option on the dealers screen when i got my Mogul), and if blackberry does require a contract, IMHO thats a bad call. They should (opinion) always have an opion to let you stay month-to-month. OTOH if you like sprint, may as well get the discount <br><br>I am not sure on the exact phone features. I am 'pretty sure' the treo supports almost everything, but that's about it. I know just about anything will let you throw in a 2gb microsd card and listen to your music that way, and either phone should be able to stream mp3 from shoutcast.com or something (this may require extra software, see <a target="_blank" href="http://www.radiobee.com">http://www.radiobee
<div>Another thing > is the Treo Capable of Sprint Navigation? I have the blade (as you know) and it's not by my wife's M500 is. I've been wanting a phone capable of it because hell I pay for it in my package! lol I can't find a direct answer on it anywhere so that's why i turn to everyone here! Thanks!
<div><strong><font color="#33cc33">Well hopefully if an employee looks into it just being a bolt-on it'll be one that actually knows a little about what they are talking about! I get a lot of reps who know nothing about blackberrys or anything like that. I'll shoot for the no contract thing still, but then again if i'm upgrading i'm extending my contract anyway so what's the big deal I guess.
Yeah, for a while there will only be WinMo based units like the 700wx, then eventually PalmOS is going to return as some kind of Linux-based system (which should theoretically still support the older software apps).<br><br>I agree, AFAIK as well the blackberry is a bolt on. Perhaps an employee can look this up and fill us in? I'd like to know this too...<br><br>I CAN tell you for sure that it's treated as a bolt on pricing wise. You pick a calling plan (you can pick any plan you want) and then you add unlimited blackberry for $40 or whatever. Based on that I'd assume you can get it w/out contract if you want. If you do sign the contract you have 30days to cancel, and you get the discount price for the Treo.<br><br>You should keep in mind that not all the smartphones support all the content services. I'm pretty sure the BBerry's support TeleNav, and I THINK that the gpsOne interface can be used by other apps (IE google maps), but I'm pretty sure you don't get Sprint TV yet. No idea on Pandora streaming radio. If these matter to you, double check to see what there is, because I am 99% sure the Treo supports almost all of them. However you can always of course (with the right downloaded software) listen to your own MP3s, shoutcast streaming radio, use bluetooth GPS (not sure if this works on BB), etc.<br>Either way, if it's important to you check in the PDA forum and double check the spec sheets.<br><br>Also, if i may ask, what made you betray your own company and look to Sprint? If it is who I think it is I'd run the other way too; but I'm curious about your reasons.<br><br>Speaking of which, Sprint has a great 'defectors plan' for employees of other carriers, it's a really good value and we're sure you'll love it. It's in the back room here, you'll like it a lot. Oh don't worry about the big chair with leather straps, the bright light, and the psycho-looking guy with a suitcase full of hypodermic needles and garden tools; we were, uh, filming a commercial here. Yeah. If you have a seat now we can pull up your account....
<div>Thank you very much. I didn't know that the 755p is the last one to use PalmOS in its current form. I work for another wireless company and I know a lot about the Palms that we have but we don't have the 755p, we only have the 700wx.....But thank you for the info. I am still thinking I want the blackberry, I was just told by CS (which of course you can't trust) as well as a store rep that I would need a two year contract since it's a "plan", the company that I work for doesn't require a contract because it's a BOLT-ON feature like Text messaging or PowerVision or something of the sort, but who knows if it's a phone that's worth it, i'll take the two year contract to be able to use it, who cares.</div>
i know you can pay full price for the phone. I am pretty sure you can get BB data plan without a contract but i could be wrong. I know you can get powervision w/out contract.<br><br>Given the choice, i'd go with the bberry. 755p runs palmos, and the 755p is the last device to ever use palmOS in its current form. Thus, you will have a lot more software available for the blackberry, plus bb can also run any MIDlet software (java software written for mobile phone). Lack of a stylus may be a good thing or bad thing, but the click wheel makes it real easy to navigate the phone with one hand.
<div><strong><font color="#ff0000">Hopefully someone can help me!</font></strong></div><div><strong><font color="#ff0000"></font></strong></div><div><strong