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Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Disneybumble, Feb 11, 2009.

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    On Friday i can upgrade my phone. Now i would like an iphone but can't as i want to stay with vodafone. So what do people know about the new blackberry smartphone. Have always had Nokia phones as i just love them.
    I really am your basic txt and call people user. Though i do fancy having web access. But any advice taken.
     
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    Don't know much about them, but we looked at one for Herself (as I have a Verizon pocket PC) and it was unbearably slow compared to the one I have. So, we didn't get it.
     
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    Thanks Tink. Was it bulky ,like you wouldn't want to keep it in your jean pocket.
     
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    ok this is my day job :lol: we're even official blackberry partners and so I say this to you from knowledge, experience and opinion too :lol:

    Unless you're in a business and you're buying 20 or so of the things, don't go there.

    Im sure voda are commissioned to sell them because everyones getting them but theyre as far from nokia as you can get.

    They're slow, relative to nokia, unintuitive and inconsistent in how they work.

    I could go on and on. They DO have some great email/management features but they're far from the best personal phone you could get.

    (ps. you can get unlocked iphones from ebay which would work on voda)
     
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    Can you Keith.:thumbsup:
    What would you suggest then Keith. I have looked athe N96 or 5 :unsure: but they seemed huge.. See i am useless.What should i go for.
     
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    What Keith said! I too have had to use Blackberries in my day job for the past two years. Nothing gave me greater pleasure than when I was able to cancel the account a few weeks ago and throw the thing in the trash. Like Keith said, may be fine for business but certainly not for personal use.

    For my own personal use, I've got an iPhone. Even changed carriers so that I could get it.

    You can have it when you pry my cold, dead, fingers off it. It's that good.

    Liked it so much that I even bought one for my DW. She hates technology but still thinks her iPhone is cool! :laugh2:

    Tom (no, he's not a commercial. Really)
     
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    The Blackberry we looked at would not be good in a jean pocket. We've been Nokia folk until our current (Samsung and never again) phones. We'll be looking at Nokia again soon. The pocket pc I have is my employer's. :yes:

    Listen to Keith! :yes: He's my personal Electronics Consultant and I'll happily share him with you. :yes: 'K Keith? :D :wink:
     
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    I have a Blackberry Pearl. It has taken me weeks to get use to texting on it but got there now and i now quite like this strange way of texting. The camera is pants. I have yet to work out how to email on it and i am sure there is lots that can be done on it that i have not worked out. Dh has an I phone which he loves. I like the use of the internet on it but thats about it. I use to have the Nokia N95 and i loved it. It has a fantastic camera on it and quite a easy phone to use. I prefer the N95 to the N96 as the N96 seems a bit plastic to me. I sold my Nokia to an online phone buyer and got £110 for it. I did for a while think of selling my Blackberry which was brand new but all they would give me for it was £18 which says it all. Saying that i do quite like the Blackberry now that i have gotten use to it. Would i have one on my next new contract no.
     
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    I think you and I are Nokia people really and specfically N95 people. The N96 was a huge disappointment but I think the N97 may come up trumps.

    The pearl is the most personal of the blackberries and there are people in this office who would not have anything else. They LOVE their blackberries and especially the pearls. You do need to get used to it but some people can text and type emails REALLLLLLLY quickly on them.
     
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    Right then it's a Nokia. I once had a samsung and hated it with a passion. Have always had nokias apart from the one contract on the dark side. I have looked at the N96 but it seemed bulky. Can you still get N95's.
    Thank you all for the comments. I would love an iphone but with Mr Bumbles job being so "up in the air". We want to stick with vodafone as l think we could do a good deal.
    Any other Nokias that you suggest l look at.
     
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    Yes you can still get the N95 but it is as bulky as the N96 i am afraid but still a great phone.
     
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    yep they still do them

    Sure a little bulky but it has everything on it and actually works as a phone :lol: too without any hassle
     
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    Yes i think we are. What make is the new Nokia being advertised all the time at the moment. It looks like a touch phone.
     
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    I've got a plan!!!!!! Get the most expensive phone you can on contract (For free) flog it on ebay... and then buy an unlocked iPhone.

    Or is that too much hastle? :unsure:
     
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    dunno what you're all talking about - i like blackberrys in the form of jam, with soda bread :yes:
     
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    That is a great plan Josh. Do you think it could work.
     
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    Very good idea although i would be inclined to sell to mazum mobile on the web, less hastle and excellent service.

    :ROFL:. I love soda bread
     
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    Sent you a pm hun.
     

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